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People magazine has bestowed one of its highest honors on Lupita Nyong’o - “Most Beautiful person for 2014.” This year’s most beautiful cover issue is the 25th annual for People magazine. The first honor went to actress Michelle Pfeiffer in 1990, and last year’s most beautiful person was Gwyneth Paltrow.

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I’m chilling with some House music. Happy Hump Day to all.

candidappetite:

Let’s pretend it’s Friday with these Garlic Knots and Beer Cheddar Sauce. (Let’s drink a few beers while we’re at it). 
Apr 23, 2014 / 97 notes

candidappetite:

Let’s pretend it’s Friday with these Garlic Knots and Beer Cheddar Sauce. (Let’s drink a few beers while we’re at it). 

Conservative media often rush to baselessly condemn those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, as lazy or taking advantage of the system, but the truth is that these programs help feed millions of Americans who would otherwise go hungry.

In 2013, Fox News shamelessly promoted “blissfully jobless California surfer” Jason Greenslate as the “new face of food stamps,” and in April the network again attacked the program by portraying a couple living in a yacht and fraudulently collecting benefits as representative of the norm.

But these attacks are out of touch with the reality that almost 41% of recipients live in a household with earnings, and according to the USDA program fraud is below one cent on the dollar.

Feeding America’s report on the county and congressional district level food insecurity and county food costs in the United States paints a startlingly different picture of the food insecure than the one the right-wing media typically pushes. Feeding America found that more than 49 million people in the United States are food-insecure, meaning that they have “limited or uncertain access to adequate food,” and that 16 million of those people are children. On average, about 71% of the food-insecure throughout the country fall below 185% of the poverty line, making them eligible to receive SNAP benefits.

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Cosmopolitan magazine Illustration by Jon Whitcomb October 1951 (via)
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Cosmopolitan magazine Illustration by Jon Whitcomb October 1951 (via)

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cleomcdowellsdaughter:

I low-key want to cry. Representation Matters. We deserve to be seen in a fabulous and graceful manner. We are worthy of greatness. Congrats on achieving greatness @lupitanyongo #WCW #blackgirlsrock
Apr 23, 2014 / 10 notes

cleomcdowellsdaughter:

I low-key want to cry. Representation Matters. We deserve to be seen in a fabulous and graceful manner. We are worthy of greatness. Congrats on achieving greatness @lupitanyongo #WCW #blackgirlsrock

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shameless meme — 3/4 otps

"I have never seen her love anybody — I mean anybody — as much as she loves you.”

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Apr 23, 2014 / 4,070 notes

"The first person to tell me I was beautiful was definitely my mother, she said that a lot. Especially when I felt the least bit beautiful. My mother always said I was really beautiful and I finally believed her at some point." [x]

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You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.

We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”

I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”

He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.

Anthony Mackie getting in trouble for signing his posters at a Micheals  (x)

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athickgirlscloset:

I’ll actually buy this issue. Lupita tops People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people. And rightfully so. I mean just look at her, he smile, her personality, her presence, her skin…just everything.

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