Just Jeri
Good girl gone cynical


Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  


'The Other Woman' premiere in Los Angeles.

they must’ve read her tooo many times.. here for this ….brown skin…honey
Damn…. I love(d) your company bruh.

Georgia Tech. Spring, 2014.
Sometimes in black communities we forget that black girls are girls, not little women. My friend then shared with me her own story of being sexually abused and ending up pregnant and in need of an abortion at age 12 because her family members irresponsibly left her with a male family friend. The first time a 12-year-old black girl ever told me she had been raped, I, too, was 12 and she was a friend. The second time, I was a 22-year-old teacher, and the 12-year-old was my student.

I realize now, having heard a version of this story, yet again, that as gut-wrenching as these stories are, among black girls they are not uncommon; they are not even remarkable. So many of the highly educated black women you see went to hell and back before reaching the age of 18. Education has become our drug of choice.

[…]For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar.

Brittney Cooper, "A black girl’s constant fear: Why I thought I’d never live to see 33" (via wocinsolidarity)

(Source: ethiopienne, via thetrillestqueen)

(Source: jakigriot, via risingtyde)


So I’m on time.com to vote for Laverne Cox on the 2014 TIME 100 and come across Steve McQueen’s entry… Apparently he’s ‘the first African-American director to win Best Picture at the Oscars’… Which seems pretty strange given that Steve McQueen is a London born BRIT!! 
Either time.com can’t think of a politically correct way to say ‘Black’ or is verrrrrrrrry lazy in the research department… Or maybe I just missed the memo that all Black people in the world can now identify themselves as African-American…
I just tweeted them and they’d better change it cos that shit is offensive and frankly ridiculous!!!… And if you think i’m overreacting think how odd you’d find it if a white American celebrity like Lena Dunham was listed as Swedish!.. They wouldn’t make that mistake.
Steve McQueen is the first Black Director EVER to win Best Director at the Oscars and as such it is very important that this information is listed correctly!