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Being hurt in life is inevitable and no doubt it’s probably one of the worse feelings to feel. But no one talks about the pain you feel when you hurt someone you love. When you love someone so much hurting them almost feels like hurting yourself. How do you shake that? Sometimes I act without thought and that is something I struggle with. Love should not show itself in that way and I ask God to show me the right way. Realizing that all of what I am capable of is insufficient without God. When I don’t have the words to say I look to you Lord, sometimes my tears have to speak for me. Praying for guidance, strength, better choices, being a better person, friend, daughter, sister, and fiancé….

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I am so excited and honored to host Lane Bryant Chalk it up to Style Event on Friday, August 8th in Brooklyn at the Fulton Street location (yes I love Fulton street lol). I will be providing styling tips, advice, and there will also be a in store contest/giveaway.

In addition, if you are a teacher like myself you will receive 40% on all items with id. I can’t wait to see you ladies there!! ❤️ #psblogger #lanebryant #LBChalkitup

A Man Who Had A Face Transplant Now Looks Fantastic In GQ Magazine

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For 15 years, Richard Norris faced brutal cruelty from strangers, fought addiction and contemplated suicide because of a tragic accident that left his face ravaged.

For 15 years, Richard Norris faced brutal cruelty from strangers, fought addiction and contemplated suicide because of a tragic accident that left his face ravaged.

AP Photo/ University of Maryland Medical Center

Norris’s face was left disfigured after he accidentally shot himself in the face with a shot gun.

But when Norris turned 38 he underwent an extremely complex face transplant that could have cost him his life.

But when Norris turned 38 he underwent an extremely complex face transplant that could have cost him his life.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

The surgery was considered the most extensive face transplant performed to date.

The 36-hour operation - in which Norris received new teeth, a jaw and a tongue from a donor - was controversial as he only had a 50% chance of surviving.

The 36-hour operation - in which Norris received new teeth, a jaw and a tongue from a donor - was controversial as he only had a 50% chance of surviving.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

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Here is Norris speaking with Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, who led the surgical team that performed the face transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

The surgery was a success and Norris has since been approached by GQ to be featured in the magazine.

The surgery was a success and Norris has since been approached by GQ to be featured in the magazine.

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GQ contributor Jeanne Marie Laskas approached Norris to feature in the August 2014 issue. In an interview with the men’s magazine, Norris says that he’s received thousands of letters from fans. One of those fans is now his girlfriend.

Despite still being very vulnerable to health problems, Norris spoke optimistically about his experience, telling Laskas: “A drop of hope can create an ocean, but a bucket of faith can create an entire world.”

The full GQ interview with Norris can be read online here.

Source: Rossalyn Warren for Buzzfeed

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Throwback - Celebrities Recreate Iconic Covers for Ebony Magazine’s 65th Anniversary (2010)

To celebrate its 65th anniversary issue and icons of the past and present, EBONY magazine asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past.

Featuring: Regina King (as Eartha Kitt), Mary J. Blige (as Diana Ross), Nia Long (as Dorothy Dandridge), John Legend (as Duke Ellington), Lamman Rucker (as Richard Roundtree), Taraji P. Henson (as Diahann Carroll), Blair Underwood (as Sidney Poitier), Jurnee Smollett (as Lena Horne), Usher Raymond (as Sammy Davis, Jr.), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), among others.

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

Rock was bused to schools in predominately white neighborhoods of Brooklyn, where he endured bullying and beatings from white students. As he got older, the bullying became worse and Rock’s parents pulled him out of James Madison High School. He decided to drop out of high school altogether and later received a GED.

Just a reminder: Racism is not restricted to the South and it never was.

A wise black man once told me “that whites in the south like niggas in particular, not in general, and whites in the north like niggas in general, not in particular.”

my great grandma used to say that too^

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