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New Video: Janelle Monáe as a Black Greek in ‘Electric Lady’

By Urban Cusp 

Janelle Monáe brings out her sorority sisters for her new Electric Lady video.

In the video for the title track from Monáe’s latest album, T-Boz, Estelle, Esperanza Spalding, Monica and Kimbra appear as emeritus members of the Electro Phi Beta sorority. T.I., Joi, choreographerFatima Robinson and Monáe’s mother also make cameos in the video, which premiered on Monáe’s website Wednesday.

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Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re for you. Just because they say they got your back, doesn’t mean they won’t stab you in it. People pretend well. Jealousy sometimes doesn’t live far. So know your circle. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people, so pay attention.
(via itsalexr)

I totally agree that not everyone is my friend. But rather than look at it from a victimized perspective, I choose to see the blessings in it. Certain friends meet certain needs. Those needs may imply that they’re friends for a reason, season or a lifetime (credit to Iyanla). So rather than attach some negative story to my dissipated connections, I just choose to not take anything done with the intention of harming me personal, as some people just don’t know how to let things end naturally and peacefully. But because worse things have happened to me and I’m still living I choose to leave them be with the acceptance and understanding that they lived out their reason or season. I won’t lie and say any antics they display doesn’t ever annoy me but I know that I’m processing the intended lesson of their presence and departure from my life to minimize my reaction. The end of our friendship doesn’t make you fake. It makes the lesson to gain from it real as fuck and that’s all that matters.


"It’s just a prank, calm down!"

When did harassing women become a prank? You can clearly see that this girl is trying to laugh it off even though she’s uncomfortable with it, and that is not okay. If I’m a feminazi for pointing this out, then so be it, I’m not going to tolerate this shit.

If I was her, he’d be lying on the ground learning a lesson the hard way. Don’t. Touch. Me.

My name is Pierrelanda Francois and my business is Q.U.E.EN.S Magazine. The problem I am solving is the lack of representation of black girls/afro Latinas in teens/young women magazine. Such as Seventeen Magazine, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Nylon Magazine etc. My favorite thing to do when I was in high school was reading seventeen magazine religiously. Until one day I was looking for some hair inspirations that’s when I realize I cannot relate to anything I was reading. My hair is not loose curls nor is it straight and hang down to my back. I love this magazine I think everything in it is perfect but not for girls like me I guess. My idea is to create a magazine targeting these types of teens and young women. The focus of Q.U.E.EN.S Magazine is to fill the lack of representations in magazines while uplifting and promoting the beauty of black girls and afro Latinas from the inside out. My customers are black girls and afro Latinas, and their parents. I plan on reaching my customers through social media such as Tumblr, Instagram, twitter, Facebook, etc. as well as fair at high school and college campuses.
If you are interested in working with me on my business, you can contact me at
This is my business pitch form my “Intro to Entrepreneurship class” I chose to do my speech on my existing magazine idea. He gave us a guideline to on how to write a business pitch. This is a rough draft its not due till 9/26, but I want you guys opinion. What do you think, anything I’m missing/should add?  (via thoughtsofablackgirl)

Nice! I would just want to know of the typical content to expect in the magazine. For instance, how will you represent us in a way that will attract both our generation and that of our parents? Is this just a hair magazine or will it include other content too?

Great idea.

Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
Susan Cain (via quotes-shape-us)
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