Words are to be taken seriously. I try to take seriously acts of language. Words...– Toni Cade Bambara, “What It Is I Think I’m Doing Anyhow,” from the Janet Sternbergh-edited “The Writer on Her Work,” published by Norton in 1980. (via crunkfeministcollective and the-dreamtiger) I added the publication information and a link to the page on Google books. I think it is important...
Worry about your character, not your reputation. Your character is who you are....– (via black-culture)
All of our relationships are a reflection of relationship to self. The love...– Patia Braithwaite, I Needed Therapy. Do You? (via basedjane)
The Struggle to Be Heard is Real:... →
rareandradiantmaiden: No Orders at the Window: Unsolicited Life Stories: The Racist Origins of Modern Clown Makeup (or, just one more reason to hate clowns) deliciouskaek: ianthe: kawaii-afro-fluff: ianthe: This post was asking about a potential link… Uh….wow? The origin of the clown does not take me to a happy place…
Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed...– Dream Hampton (via aliofbabylon) or committed to misconstruing you and misrepresenting you; committed, in essence, to rewriting you. (via cachimbona) This.
There is no African, myself included, who does not appreciate the help of the...– Uzodinma Iweala, “Stop Trying to ‘Save’ Africa” (via cammyyy) Well..’
Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will...– Nikki Giovanni (via blackcontemporaryart) If we no longer have music programs with instruments in our public schools, we take a turntable, manipulate it as an instrument and change music throughout the world (AGAIN)! (via californiaafrican) Yes.
“The Universe is working in your favor even when...
Unarmed Father of 4 Pleaded for His Life as Police... →
socialismartnature: Jesus Christ. These cops are straight-up murderers. The police department says they are “investigating” the man’s death, but can anyone honestly expect these cops to be brought to justice by the very institution which trained, employed, armed, and has already mounted a defense of them? This is why police brutality and murder must be protested and combated at every turn, lest...
Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will...– Nikki Giovanni (via jatigi) Aahhh..like butter.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something...– Earl Nightingale (via ecstaticallyinspired) Amen.
When your soul awakens, you begin to truly inherit your life. You leave the...– John O’Donohue (via significances)
High School Students Suspended for 'Twerking' →
knowledgeequalsblackpower: officialasshole: ABC News’ Nichole Smith reports: Twerking, as it is known in the hip-hop community, is a hard-hitting, rump-shaking dance move that celebrities including Beyonce and Miley Cyrus have been known to bust out, but it has also gotten a group of San Diego high school… Seriously don’t even know why the fuck I even clicked on this story let alone read the...
Riding bikes everywhere? Using recyclable diapers? Carpooling? We’ve been doing...– My uncle, upon learning about America’s “new Green Movement”. Obviously, he’s not impressed. (via eastafrodite) Welp.
THE EMPIRE OF FEAR!: josiahd: nicocoer:... →
josiahd: nicocoer: dannylaceys: i really wish people wouldn’t use dependency on one’s parents as an insult Seriously. And that attitude makes it harder for my parents to feel comfortable supporting me to the extent that I really need. My stepfather has mentioned that he has a… Good point.
Low-wage America is fighting for justice →
socialismartnature: HUNDREDS OF low-wage fast food and retail workers walked off the job and into the Chicago streets on April 24, only two weeks after fast food workers in New York City held another similar walkout and amid an ongoing national campaign against the retail giant Wal-Mart. In Chicago, workers at more than 40 workplaces, including McDonald’s, Subway, Macy’s, Sally Beauty Supply,...