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Being Alone, Beautiful, and Candy: thatsqaualivstut we were taking our math test and i turned around and can we just talk about not only whatever is all over that girl's face, but the guy charging his phone in the back and the kid on the right who looks like he's in immense pain this picture is like the perfect description of school tho mvrtlewilson: fun fact one time i auditioned for a play and the character called for a russian accent and i did mine for the director and got the part and she stopped me on my way out and asked my how i got it so believable sounding and i didn't have the heart to tell her it was because of the amount of time i spend imitating chekov from star trek when i'm home alone I'm nominated for an acting award at my school now because of this willyumbeckett one time this guy in my class drew a penis on the blackboard with a permanent marker and continued the drawing with an erasable marker and made it to be a cat and my english teacher wanted to write on the blackboard so she tried to erase the drawing and the cat went away and all that was left was a penis and we all cried laughing and she just sighed and said "its so small that is a beautiful story ensenshnackles: This one time when I was about 13 I got swine flu and had to stay off school for 2 weeks. While I was off somebody spread a rumour that I wasn't there because I'd been hit by a truck and died. So when I came back into school I walked into English class and everybody started screaming and I cried. frickerstein today in american lit a kid fell asleep and my teacher got up and told us to follow him and so we all left the room and he changed the clock so it was like 6pm and like 10 minutes later the kid ran into the hallway with his backpack and we were all sitting at the end and he just sat down in the middle of the hallway and started to cry nosdrinker my english teacher accused me of plagiarizing an essay i wrote about my own life my friend got accused of plagiarizing in junior high because she used the word "sweets" instead of "candy and our teacher thought that the word sweets was "too advanced for our vocabulary" gothbaby once i scraped my knee in 3rd grade and a weird girl who was obsessed with horses was like "hold on" then she started crying and dropped tears on my knee then she was like "pegasus tears heal wounds awkwardvagina: in middle school we had to do a discussion about our family and a girl in my class stood up to talk about her family and she said she lived with her mum and sister, one of the kids asked about her dad and she said that he had died, so being curious i asked what happened to him and she turned her head, look directly at me and said in the most serious tone ever "he got in my way" and that was the moment i learnt what true fear is lydiasexual one time in my health class we were going over sex ed and someone mentioned that the word "testify" came from the fact that men would swear on their testicles during a testimony way back when and someone asked what girls say and this girl next to me whispered "I breastify and the teacher laughed so hard and let us leave 15 minutes early vardaesque hOLY SHIT SO TODAY IN CLASS THE WEIRDEST FUCKING SHIT HAPPENED a bee got into my class and everyone was freaking out, so all of a sudden, this kid goes "I GOT IT and he fucking pulls out a RUBBER FUCKING BAND AND SHOOTS IT THE FUCK DOWN IN ONE TRY MY TEACHER JUST STOOD THERE NOBODY KNEW HOW TO REACT son I'm here to talk to you about the Avengers Initiative See what's trending at FUNsubstance.com Jajaja
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Af, Being Alone, and America: MARIAH CAREY Not Another White Girl Trying To Sing Black' Daughter of Black father and White mother is hottest new artist By Lynn Norment ARIAH CAREY has a score to settle. Last summer, soon after her debut recording started racing up the record charts, she says a music critic referred to her as "another White girl trying to sing Black." Carey, indisputably the hottest new artist of the year, was infuriated A hit on Black and White charts, Mariah Carey is biggest new pop star since Whitney Houston 54 EB NY March 1991 Continued on Page 56 Denying reports that she is a White star imitating Blacks, talented singer-lyricist poses (left) at New York luncheon. "My father, Carey says, "is Black and Venezuelan, my mother is Irish. That makes me a combination of all those things." MARIAH CAREY Continued sing a certain way. I'm just trying to be Because she and her mother moved And now, here at a luncheon at Lolas me. And if people enjoy my music, often, she didn't have many close n Manhattan, she has the then they shouldn't care what I am, so friends or get involved in high school music programs. Instead, she spent af- straight and "tactfully" correct the Carey says she has always loved to ter-school hours writing songs and ing, and she gives credit and thanks to making demo tapes with longtime ac- perfect opportunity to set the record it shouldn't be an issue erring critic. "Im not a White girl trying to sing her mother for the "genes. Her quaintance Ben Margulies Black," the 20-year-old singer says in mother started giving her vocal lessons I 1987, right after finishing high an interview soon after. “My father is when she was four years old, and she school at age 17, she moved from her Black and Venezuelan, my mother is spent considerable time around her mother's home on Long Island into a Irish. That makes me a combination of mom's musically talented friends, one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan all those things. I am a human being, a soaking up the sounds of Billie Holiday with two other struggling performers During this exceptionally lean period, As a kid, she also spent a lot of time she slept on a mattress on the floor and Though barely out of her teens, Ma- listening to the radio and her sister's worked as a waitress, hat checker and riah Carey is indeed her own woman records. The soulful sounds of Gladys restaurant hostess to make ends meet She grew up in New York with her Knight, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Before and after work, she diligently mother, Patricia Carey, a vocal coach Wonder and Al Green were constant shopped her demo tapes from record and former singer with the New York companions. She sang along and stud- company to record company, but was person. What I am not is a White girl trying to sing Black. and Sarah Vaughan City Opera. Her parents divorced ed the lyrics and arrangements. By basically ignored when she was three, and Carey had an the time she was in high school, Carey ther, Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautica which appear on her recordin a brother, 29, and a sister, 30.) back on-and-off" relationship with her fa was writing her own songs, several of up to Brenda K. Starr, and she was reg ularly doing studio session work. "We engineer in Washington, D.C. (She has Gospel music was also a great influ became good friends, and she helped ence. On occasion, she accompanied me out a lot," she says of Starr. "She Some people look at me and they her paternal grandmother, who is was always saying, Here's my friend see my light skin and my hair," she says Black, to a Baptist church. Even today, Mariah, here's her tape; she sings Eventually she began running a slender, neatly manicured she says, "I get up and go to bed listen- writes..。。.. hand through her long, semi-curly, ing to gospel music." Her favorites i It was Starr who took Carey to the honey-colored tresses for emphasis. "I clude the Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar CBS party where she was discovered can't help the way I look, because it's and Edwin Hawkins, in addition to Ar me. I don't try to look a certain way or etha Franklin and Al Green 56 At t Sony Music Entertainment) president Continued on Page 58 EBONY March 1991 ways felt kind of different from every one else in my neighborhoods. I was a different person-ethnically. And sometimes that can be a problem. If you look a certain way everybody goes White girl, and I'd go, No, that's not Carey chose to express her inner- most feelings in her songs rather than become depressed and bitter. You re ally have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, Im proud of what I am and who I am and I'm just going to be myself And for Carey, that translates into being a "respected" singer and song writer. But her phenomenal success has not inflated her head or her bank account, for she has yet to realize any monies from the album's success. The days when she and two struggling roommates stretched out a boxed mac aroni dinner for a week are still too Vivid, she says And, no, I don't let stuff like this go to my head, because success isn't a scale for talent," says the singer. I don't want to be a big star,' but I want to be respected as an artist. I'm de- Black singers, Carey lighted and very thankful [that people Influenced by Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin and other started writing songs ike her work] in high school. She is a big gospel musio fan. "This is my love," she says emphat ically. "I want to sing for the rest of my MARIAH CAREY Continued more than two million copies. In At this point, she sings every chance Tommy Mottola a demo. In return, he ically, Carey wrote "Love Takes Time" she gets. In the studio. During promo gave her a Great-another demo for a second LP. But when Mottola tional stops. In the shower. Around her tape" smile, and Carey assumed it was another dead end. But on leaving the heard it, he insisted on stop g the one-bedroom Upper East Side Marn hattan apartment. To the boyfriend/ affair, Mottola popped the demo into but album, even though some record singer she's known since high school presses and adding the song to her de- his limo's tape deck. He liked what he ings were already in record stores heard so much that he immediately re- To her two Persian cats Carey says she was just as startled as Singing makes me incredibly turned to the party to find Carey. But anyone that Vision of Love" hit so big happy," she says. "Music makes me im she had already left because "it isn't hip-hop music, it isn't measurably h Having no address or telephone house music, and it isn't rap. But I am number did not deter Mottola from so glad and thankful," she says. That tracking her down. Ironically, another song really represents everything in record company had expressed mild interest in Carey, and a bit of a biddii war evolved my life. It is a song from the heart. ing Consider the lyrics: "Prayed through the nights/Felt so alone/Suf In December 1988, she signed with fered from alienation/Carried the CBS Columbia Records. Within a weight on my own/Had to be strong/So week she wrote Vision of Love" for I believed/And now I know I've suc- her debut album. In fact, she wrote ceeded/In finding the place I con- lyrics for all l songs on her self-titled ceived LP, and she even produced Vanish- the lissome artist with the clear, passio- inging "America The Beautiful" at the Just why would such a seemingly tender womanchild write these words Columbia went all-out to promote of despair and sing them with suclh deep passion? nate seven-octave voice, flexing a little "Well, just because you are young clout to get her the coveted task of doesn't mean that you haven't had a hard life," she says with a knowing lit 1989 NBA finals, where she was ex- tle smile. "It's been difficult for me, posed to 16 million people. Both "Vi moving around so much, having to sion of Love" and "Love Takes Time grow up by myself, basically on my have gone gold, and the album has sold own, my parents divorced. And I al EBONY March 1991 festivemomentspow:Mariah Carey, 1991

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Black Lives Matter, cnn.com, and Future: These South Bronx fourth grade boys are talking about race and Black Lives Matter through theater Art stays imitating life! Success Academy Bronx 2 teacher Sentell Harper has created the spoken-word production entitled Alternative Names for Black Boys featuring boys in his fourth grade class as performers, CNN reports. During the production, six black boys wearing gray hoodies line up and ask the poignant question, “Do you see me?” and repeat it several times. With hoods on their heads, they recite the names of black youth and men killed in police brutality incidents, “Freddie … Michael … Philando … Tamir,” they say. “Eric … Alton … Trayvon … Jordan.” “I got my group of boys together, and I said, ‘Today we’re gonna talk about race,'” Harper said.“And they had so much to say. They started telling me stories about their fathers and their brothers, and about dealing with racism — things that I never knew that these young boys went through.” Harper, who is a black actor and playwright, was inspired by the Danez Smith poem “Alternative Names for Black Boys," and created the five-part performance of the same name. Besides the recitation of names, Harper's production includes Tupac Shakur’s famous poem, “Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?,” snippets from Langston Hughes’ “Popular Tree” and a monologue addressing future issues of young black boys. “With the killings of black men and boys being in the media, it was really just scary in my world,” Harper said. “I thought about the boys I was teaching … society won’t see them like I see them. Society will only see them as black men.” The production has clearly had a significant impact on the young boys, who unfortunately have to navigate a world where the police see them as a target. “When I do this piece, I’m, like, proving everybody wrong, that I could get an education, and I could go somewhere in my life,” performer Tysean Wheeler said. “We want to prove people wrong about what black men and boys can do, because we might be the future men [that] would [or] could get shot or killed,” another performer Gregory Hannah, added. Harper did initially worry about the subject being too heavy for such young boys, but has experienced an “amazing” response, notably from the performers’

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Memes, 🤖, and Bom: s us IMIt Sempre bom encontrar os amigos. Ratinho @oratinho você é fera!! Valeu abestado! tiriricanaweb tiririca2222 @programadoratinhoficial

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Children, Chill, and Dad: therealburrmartin My daughter posted another seltie therealburrmartin Found another photo my daughter took the other day. padbod #dadselfie Washington dad imitates daughter's 'sexy selfies' instead of telling her to stop A Washington state dad says he's an "all-around man of action." KIRO7.COM I BY ENDPLAY <p><a href="http://discoursestorm.tumblr.com/post/156961184153/sanyawaffles-moonlit-altar" class="tumblr_blog">discoursestorm</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://sanyawaffles.tumblr.com/post/146785687368">sanyawaffles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://moonlit-altar.tumblr.com/post/146776461285">moonlit-altar</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://feels-by-the-foot.tumblr.com/post/146771896964">feels-by-the-foot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ethergaunts.tumblr.com/post/146679742604">ethergaunts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://weedstoner.tumblr.com/post/146677078770">weedstoner</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://unit04.tumblr.com/post/146669089045">unit04</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>i literally hate men so much this is so unnecessary????????</p> </blockquote> <p>shes literally just posing normally like these aren’t nsfw at all this guy is a dick</p> </blockquote> <p>way to sexualize everything your daughter does you gross fucker</p> </blockquote> <p>Jesus christ people are weak. </p> <p>You all need to chill the fuck out.</p> </blockquote> <p>The dad does this for his son too and it’s in the article. </p> <figure data-orig-width="633" data-orig-height="664" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/43f053c361c7d9a8c803f4961ca5cda5/tumblr_inline_o9nwmqDmoC1tfhdba_540.png" data-orig-width="633" data-orig-height="664"/></figure><p>Also, the daughter doesn’t even give a fuck.</p> <figure data-orig-width="563" data-orig-height="398" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3ccd4b2972c5bb38849749fdf0a8930b/tumblr_inline_o9nwnjhpOm1tfhdba_540.png" data-orig-width="563" data-orig-height="398"/></figure><p><br/>The children of Tumblr really need to calm the fuck down and actually look into something before becoming unhinged. </p> </blockquote> <p>I actually saw this bit on Inside Edition and she said she thought it was funny and - oh the tweet is there.</p> <p>Yeah people chill the fuck out, it’s all in good fun.</p> </blockquote> <p>ANY O YOU LADS REMEMBER WHEN TUMBLR WAS LOWKEY IMPLYING THAT A FATHER IMITATING HIS CHILDREN’S SELFIES MEANT HE WAS SOME KIND OF NASTY PERVERTED PEDOPHILIC INCEST LOVER BECAUSE IF NOT BOY HOWDY HERE IS JUST THE RIDE FOR YOU</p> </blockquote>
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