1st mile: uphill. Not too bad. 2nd mile: downhill. Easy breezy! 3rd mile: turnaround-back uphill. A little tough. 4th mile: downhill. Felt like the wind just carried me! Great run! Ran my fastest mile yet! #nikeplus #nikerunning #mizunorunning #runner #irun #running

1st mile: uphill. Not too bad. 2nd mile: downhill. Easy breezy! 3rd mile: turnaround-back uphill. A little tough. 4th mile: downhill. Felt like the wind just carried me! Great run! Ran my fastest mile yet! #nikeplus #nikerunning #mizunorunning #runner #irun #running

Picked this up today to honor my recent accomplishment! Richmond, VA…I’m coming for you next! #26point2 #marathon #bumpersticker #tobaccoroadmarathon #ididthat #irun #runner (at Bull City Running Co.)

Picked this up today to honor my recent accomplishment! Richmond, VA…I’m coming for you next! #26point2 #marathon #bumpersticker #tobaccoroadmarathon #ididthat #irun #runner (at Bull City Running Co.)

Wish I could eat them all in one setting but, who has time to be in the bathroom all night??!! 🍇🍇 #blackgrapes #greengrapes #seedless #delicious

Wish I could eat them all in one setting but, who has time to be in the bathroom all night??!! 🍇🍇 #blackgrapes #greengrapes #seedless #delicious

Monday night. #latergram #latepost #memorial2014 #Mirrorgram #PhotoToaster

Monday night. #latergram #latepost #memorial2014 #Mirrorgram #PhotoToaster

My obstacle course race choices. At least one of these will be in my spring/summer race events. #warriordash #battlefrog #savagerace #spartanrace #obstaclecourse #mudrun #crossfit #intraining

My obstacle course race choices. At least one of these will be in my spring/summer race events. #warriordash #battlefrog #savagerace #spartanrace #obstaclecourse #mudrun #crossfit #intraining

My first time actually volunteering for a race instead of running it! I must say it was successful. We were the last water station on a beast of a course and I tried to make it less gruesome for the runners on their last mile. Hope I succeeded. #bgr #bgrraleigh #rnrraleigh #rnrral #volunteer (at Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon)

My first time actually volunteering for a race instead of running it! I must say it was successful. We were the last water station on a beast of a course and I tried to make it less gruesome for the runners on their last mile. Hope I succeeded. #bgr #bgrraleigh #rnrraleigh #rnrral #volunteer (at Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon)

A triathlon. An international half marathon. And another marathon are definitely on the list of must-dos. #racecalendar #irun #runner #triathlon #halfmarathon #marathon #hopeful

A triathlon. An international half marathon. And another marathon are definitely on the list of must-dos. #racecalendar #irun #runner #triathlon #halfmarathon #marathon #hopeful

In honor of National Sibling Day and Throwback Thursday. #nationalsiblingday #tbt #nationalsiblingsday #mysisters @rucker74 @jessone67 @nikestradamus #mybestfriends

In honor of National Sibling Day and Throwback Thursday. #nationalsiblingday #tbt #nationalsiblingsday #mysisters @rucker74 @jessone67 @nikestradamus #mybestfriends

thecrustychicano:

subconsciouscelebrity:

The meanings of a few names that people would typically think are ghetto and meaningless
LAKEISHA: a swahili name meaning “favorite one”
LATEEFAH: a north african name meaning “gentle and pleasant”
LATONIA: a latin name. latonia was the mother of diana in roman mythology
LATISHA: means “happiness”
TAKIYA: a north african name meaning “righteous”
ESHE. African Swahili name meaning “immortal”
KALISHA. Probably from the Galla word kalisha “sorcerer, wizard, witch doctor, magician”
LEENA (لينا). Another spelling of Arabic Lina (q.v.), meaning “softness.” In use in Africa.
MAKENA. African Kikuyu name meaning “the happy one.”
NIA. African Swahili name meaning “intention, life purpose, mind.”
MONIFA. African Yoruba name, meaning “I am luck,” from mo “I,” and ifa “profit, luck.”
NUBIA. Unisex. African. From the name of the country Nubia, meaning “land of gold,” from the Coptic word for gold.
AYANA : Ethiopian female name meaning “beautiful flower.”
SHANIKA. Unisex. African Bantu name, probably meaning “young one from the wilderness.”
SALINA. African. A name in use in Kenya. It may mean “merciful.”
TAMEKA. Another spelling of the African Congo name Tamika (q.v.), meaning “a twin,”
TAMELA. African Zulu name meaning “she who basks in the sun,”
AMARA. f. African. From the Swahili word amara, meaning “urgent business.”  Hindu. name meaning “immortal.” African. Ethiopian. Amharic amari, meaning “agreeable, pleasing.”
CHICHI f Western African, Igbo Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chi meaning “God”.
IMANI f & m Eastern African, Swahili, African American Means “faith” in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
AZIZA f means “Respected. Darling.” Muslim,African, Egyptian, Arabic, Somali name meaning “gorgeous.
DALIA/DALILA f means “Gentle.” African, Arabic, American, Egyptian, Spanish, African, Hebrew
BIBI : An East African female name meaning “daughter of a king.” Also a Kiswahili word meaning “lady” or “grandmother.”
ADA : Ibo of Nigeria name for firstborn females.
ZENA : Ethiopian name meaning “news” or “fame.”
JAMILAH f means “Beautiful.” Arabic, Muslim, African
KALIFA f means “Chaste; holy.” African
RASHIDI/RASHIDA f means “Wise.” Egyptian African Swahili name meaning “righteous.”
TAJ means “Crown.” Indian,Sanskrit, African
FATUMA : Popular Swahili and Somali versions of the name Muslim name, FATIMA, meaning “weaned.”
NANA : Ghanaian name meaning “mother of the Earth.”
AJA : High Priestess of Mecca.
ADINA : Amharic of Ethiopia word sometimes used as a female name, meaning “she has saved.”
BALINDA : A Rutooro of Uganda name meaning “patience, endurance, fortitude.” (Balinda is also used as a male name in Uganda.)
FANTA : Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire name meaning “beautiful day.”
KAYA : Ghanaian name meaning “stay and don’t go back.”
LAYLA , LAILA , LEYLA , LEILA : Swahili and Muslim name meaning “born at night.”
SHANI : Swahili name meaning “marvelous.”
ANAYA : Ibo of Eastern Nigeria name meaning “look up to God.”
TANISHA , TANI : Hausa of W. Africa name meaning “born on Monday.”
ZAKIYA : Swahili name meaning “smart, intelligent.”
TITI : Nigerian name meaning “flower.”
SAFIA , SAFIYA , SAFIYEH , SAFIYYAH : Swahili and Arabic name meaning “pure and wise” or “lion’s share.”
LULU : Swahili and Muslim name meaning “pearl” or “precious.”
KADIJA , KHADIJA : Swahili name meaning “born prematurely.”
AMINA : Somali and Muslim female name meaning “trustful, honest” and referring to Muhammed’s mother. This name is popular with the Hausa of West Africa.

white people be naming their kids blanket and rebel but can’t take lulu


I’m Rashida. I have a sister named Shonika and a sister named Tanisa.

thecrustychicano:

subconsciouscelebrity:

The meanings of a few names that people would typically think are ghetto and meaningless

LAKEISHA: a swahili name meaning “favorite one”

LATEEFAH: a north african name meaning “gentle and pleasant”

LATONIA: a latin name. latonia was the mother of diana in roman mythology

LATISHA: means “happiness”

TAKIYA: a north african name meaning “righteous”

ESHE. African Swahili name meaning “immortal”

KALISHA. Probably from the Galla word kalisha “sorcerer, wizard, witch doctor, magician”

LEENA (لينا). Another spelling of Arabic Lina (q.v.), meaning “softness.” In use in Africa.

MAKENA. African Kikuyu name meaning “the happy one.”

NIA. African Swahili name meaning “intention, life purpose, mind.”

MONIFA. African Yoruba name, meaning “I am luck,” from mo “I,” and ifa “profit, luck.”

NUBIA. Unisex. African. From the name of the country Nubia, meaning “land of gold,” from the Coptic word for gold.

AYANA : Ethiopian female name meaning “beautiful flower.”

SHANIKA. Unisex. African Bantu name, probably meaning “young one from the wilderness.”

SALINA. African. A name in use in Kenya. It may mean “merciful.”

TAMEKA. Another spelling of the African Congo name Tamika (q.v.), meaning “a twin,”

TAMELA. African Zulu name meaning “she who basks in the sun,”

AMARA. f. African. From the Swahili word amara, meaning “urgent business.”
Hindu. name meaning “immortal.”
African. Ethiopian. Amharic amari, meaning “agreeable, pleasing.”

CHICHI f Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chi meaning “God”.

IMANI f & m Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means “faith” in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.

AZIZA f means “Respected. Darling.” Muslim,African, Egyptian, Arabic, Somali name meaning “gorgeous.

DALIA/DALILA f means “Gentle.”
African, Arabic, American, Egyptian, Spanish, African, Hebrew

BIBI : An East African female name meaning “daughter of a king.” Also a Kiswahili word meaning “lady” or “grandmother.”

ADA : Ibo of Nigeria name for firstborn females.

ZENA : Ethiopian name meaning “news” or “fame.”

JAMILAH f means “Beautiful.”
Arabic, Muslim, African

KALIFA f means “Chaste; holy.”
African

RASHIDI/RASHIDA f means
“Wise.” Egyptian African Swahili name meaning “righteous.”

TAJ means “Crown.”
Indian,Sanskrit, African

FATUMA : Popular Swahili and Somali versions of the name Muslim name, FATIMA, meaning “weaned.”

NANA : Ghanaian name meaning “mother of the Earth.”

AJA : High Priestess of Mecca.

ADINA : Amharic of Ethiopia word sometimes used as a female name, meaning “she has saved.”

BALINDA : A Rutooro of Uganda name meaning “patience, endurance, fortitude.” (Balinda is also used as a male name in Uganda.)

FANTA : Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire name meaning “beautiful day.”

KAYA : Ghanaian name meaning “stay and don’t go back.”

LAYLA , LAILA , LEYLA , LEILA : Swahili and Muslim name meaning “born at night.”

SHANI : Swahili name meaning “marvelous.”

ANAYA : Ibo of Eastern Nigeria name meaning “look up to God.”

TANISHA , TANI : Hausa of W. Africa name meaning “born on Monday.”

ZAKIYA : Swahili name meaning “smart, intelligent.”

TITI : Nigerian name meaning “flower.”

SAFIA , SAFIYA , SAFIYEH , SAFIYYAH : Swahili and Arabic name meaning “pure and wise” or “lion’s share.”

LULU : Swahili and Muslim name meaning “pearl” or “precious.”

KADIJA , KHADIJA : Swahili name meaning “born prematurely.”

AMINA : Somali and Muslim female name meaning “trustful, honest” and referring to Muhammed’s mother. This name is popular with the Hausa of West Africa.

white people be naming their kids blanket and rebel but can’t take lulu

I’m Rashida. I have a sister named Shonika and a sister named Tanisa.

(via theblacklesbiancorner)

2brwngrls:

note-a-bear:

dsandra:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Father left child in the car for 8 hours. He forgot that his kid was there. No arrest was made.

Compare that to homeless Black mother doing the same thing for a much SHORTER time

It’s so obvious.

Anyone else pissed off that this is the white parent of non-white kids, on top of every thing else?

there really needs to be a show called “NOW IF THAT HAD BEEN A BLACK PERSON”

- Z

(via theblacklesbiancorner)