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sucymemebabaran:

kinkyturtle:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police again force protesters to keep moving or face arrest. 

Vine"We have been very lenient." - officer

September 27th

do not take your eyes off ferguson

they don’t even turn the body cams on anyways sigh

Sometimes I look in the mirror and feel totally
Insecure
About my body,
My face,
My hair,
My life.
What am I doing here?

And when I walk down the street later on that day,
I see a blind man walking
With the assistance of a friend.
I stop and brace myself,
Because I’m honestly shocked that this man can’t see.
I’m stunned because,
not for the first time,
I realize I can’t imagine what it must be like
to not be able to See.

A few minutes later, I see a homeless man.
Same thing,
Different street.
Again, I am stricken at the fact that this man
has no place to call Home.

Later still, I come upon a woman
In a wheelchair.
Again, I’m stupidly surprised that
this woman
cannot Walk.

And then I walk into school,
stopping at the elevator because
for some reason I’m frozen.
I try to imagine what it must be like
to See nothing but Darkness,
to have nowhere to call “Home”
or to not have the ability to Walk.

I receive lots of strange looks
When I stagger off to the side,
Crying.
Sobbing.
Because earlier that morning,
I had the nerve to stand insecure,
to doubt
and regret
an existence that
so many are denied.

Who am I to be insecure?

I can walk.
I can see.
I have a home.
I can go to school.
I’m still alive.

When a young man approaches me,
to ask me if I’m all right,
I wipe my face and stare at him for a moment before
answering,

"Never been better."

Who am I to be shaken so easily
by superficial insecurities?

Nicole N.

black—lamb:

capital-k-d-o-t:

komplexxitiesof-kwest:

iloveyouthough:

khakhov:

frenchmontanicure:

Rebloggable by request

oh my god, every single one of these!

I couldn’t not reblog this. Wow…

this is too much

I honestly hate this country with a burning passion. How anyone can have pride in such a murderous, imperialist, racist place is beyond my comprehension

exactly

I honestly hate this country with a burning passion. How anyone can have pride in such a murderous, imperialist, racist place is beyond my comprehension.

Me too, BB.

thatrapscallionsponge:

gingerche:

yourscientistfriend:

Ferguson

today

Guys, just because it’s out of the mainstream media doesn’t mean that the problems are gone. We gotta keep giving attention to these issues

Guys, just because it’s out of the mainstream media doesn’t mean that the problems are gone. We gotta keep giving attention to these issues

This is so true.

"Listen, listen, just cause a plane crashed today, Russia actin wild as hell, Ebola on the rise, mufuckas gettin beheaded in Iraq, and Joan Rivers dead n shit don’t mean that we can all of sudden forget about what’s happenin in this country.

Don’t you see? All this other bullshit is a trap to make us forget what’s really goin on!

We gotta remember this! We gotta stand up and fight this! No justice, no peace!

Fuck “Scandal”! Fuck “How to Get Away With Murder”! And fuck “Love & Hip Hop” too! Them shows ain’t tellin us shit about how to not die at the hands of the police n shit, they not educatin on what’s real, so fuck all that shit. And fuck Beyonce and Jay-Z and Rihanna and the VMAs and the BET Awards and all them mainstream mufuckas too cause they ain’t tryin to stand with us, they don’t give a fuck about us or they people cuz they too busy tryin to appeal to the white folks, so fuck them whitewashed ass mufuckas!

Don’t wait for the next Black to get slaughtered in cold blood and they become another hashtag sensation on Twitter to do somethin. Keep the momentum goin! Cuz this shit ain’t over!”

This shit ain’t over.

a friendly reminder

beahbeah:

marfmellow:

that calling women of color exotic is

  • fucking racist
  • dehumanizing
  • othering
  • and not a fucking compliment

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owning-my-truth:

2,129 athletics teams in the US have racist names and mascots which demean Native Americans.

owning-my-truth:

2,129 athletics teams in the US have racist names and mascots which demean Native Americans.

ctron164:

allthingsblackwomen:

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!!!!!!

harleyhendrix:

littlearchitect:

I just got salty on twitter

Jes came across my dash. I’m so proud

I can’t relate to white faces from TV.

nikkisshadetree:

torisoulphoenix:

couitus:

We better listen……

This is for all the “New Black” crowd.  It could happen to you, too!!!

Relevant.

To all the young Black folks who got better things to do in a society that’s designed for all of us to fail…
It’s your business. It’s definitely your business, too.
And if you keep acting like it’s not, then your name will be the next hashtag phenomenon on social media, and your reputation will be the next to be trashed for the betterment and justification of this fucked up white society you were born into.
This is totally your business.

nikkisshadetree:

torisoulphoenix:

couitus:

We better listen……

This is for all the “New Black” crowd.  It could happen to you, too!!!

Relevant.

To all the young Black folks who got better things to do in a society that’s designed for all of us to fail…

It’s your business. It’s definitely your business, too.

And if you keep acting like it’s not, then your name will be the next hashtag phenomenon on social media, and your reputation will be the next to be trashed for the betterment and justification of this fucked up white society you were born into.

This is totally your business.

blkdzn:

Can y’all actually believe a man shot and killed someone and he isn’t in jail yet after nearly a month? Like really let that sink in. A man killed an 18 year old child and he is on paid leave from his job. Really think about that.

A man killed an 18 year old child and he is on paid leave from his job.

Welcome to #America.

manhood:

cultureisnotacostume:

Why is Time magazine saying that Joan Rivers was a feminist icon when she actually said that she hated feminists and feminism…..

Didn’t you know if you’re a white woman you’re automatically a feminist icon regardless of how shitty a person you are

Didn’t you know if you’re a white woman you’re automatically a feminist icon regardless of how shitty a person you are.

Regardless of how shitty a person you are.

By the way, didn’t Joan Rivers spend the last bit of her career talking shit about people and the way they dressed on the red carpet?

Legendary.