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I don’t know how some girls are 100% straight like have you seen girls
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On my reading list.
Okay but seriously if you are attending college while experiencing any sort of mental illness then you are an impressive human being. Even if you don’t always make it to classes. Even if you don’t always do your homework or pass all your tests. You are doing something that is incredibly difficult when so many of the odds are against you, and regardless of what you are studying you deserve a Ph.D. in being a total and complete badass.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) was a groundbreaking gospel singer and musician, who paved the way for the popularity of rock ‘n’ roll and influenced Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, among many others.
Tharpe’s biographer, Gayle Wald, found some of the singer’s contemporaries who were willing to talk off the record about her bisexuality; one fellow musician claimed to have walked in on Tharpe and two other women in bed together during her “honeymoon tour” right after her third wedding in 1951.
Wald writes, “The circulation of this and other lore indicated that the gospel world had its own legends of outlaw identities and behaviors: of sissy men and bulldagger women, of philandering evangelists and pilfering prophets, of hypocrites who boozed up backstage before singing in front of the curtain about the virtues of holy living. For homosexuals in her audiences, rumors about Rosetta’s sexuality might have been liberating, an invitation to look for tell-tale signs of affirmation of their own veiled existence.”
Source: Gayle F. Wald, Shout Sister Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-n-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Beacon Press, 2007.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
To learn more about the life of one the great leaders of our time, try these…
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela for his autobiography, from his youth activism, to his imprisonment, to his eventual presidency
Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela for raw, powerful and moving letters, diary entries and other writings from his life
Playing The Enemy by John Carlin for the true story of how Mandela united a divided country through the power of sport (filmed as Invictus)
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton for a fictional story set in 1940s South Africa, a protest against the social structures that led to Apartheid
“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” - Nelson Mandela
there’s nothing wrong with interracial dating
the issue is with some black men treating white pussy like it’s the promised land
fam, love who you love
but if in the process of you describing your love you act as if black women are beneath you
i’m not here for it