theuppitynegras:

Black people

not PoC 

Black People

yes there were some Native American slaves in the early days of US chattell slavery but the grand majority of slaves in the untied states were Black

say it with me now

Black people have only been free for 150 years

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22 Jul 14 at 8 pm

gynocraticgrrl:

"Brown eyed people are responsible for the fact that you have electricity. Many of the components for generating and transmitting electricity were invented by brown eyed people.

Brown eyed people gave us our alphabet. Brown eyed people gave us our numeration system. Brown eyed people gave us the paper on which we write these anonymous letters to me that tell me that brown eyed people are inferior.

Brown eyed people are the originators, the ones who founded every major religion on Earth. No white people have ever founded a major religion.

Now you need to realize the contributions that have been made to society, to civilization by brown eyed people, by PEOPLE OF COLOR.

I’m talking about people of color here folks. And most of us are not aware of those things because we live in a racist society.

And because we are educated by a racist school system that only teaches us about white contributions.”

- Jane Elliot on the Oprah Winfrey Show panel on racism in 1992.

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blackfeminism:

do people say “bad neighborhood” for cities next to all-white high schools where the boys are getting high every day and raping girls? do they even say “bad neighborhood” for cities with large kkk meetings? or is bad neighborhood a strictly anti-black code?

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"Swim Good"
Frank Ocean
Nostalgia, Ultra.
(23319) plays

the-uncensored-she:

harboua:

This country is such a fucking joke. Did you know that if we were to divide the income in this country fairly it would be about 300,000 per person. That’s annually. You could give each person in this country 100,000 and still have enough to invest in infrastructure and research. Instead we have people who don’t have water, don’t have their basic human rights fulfilled, because they don’t have enough to pay a bill. 

Capitalism is inhumane.

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 4398
21 Jul 14 at 11 pm

queerfabulousmermaid:

singlebride:

I am so  excited and happy to announce my brand new series to Blackbride.com this month. The Real Love + Life Series created and curated by C.K. Alexander, is a celebration of the three most important moments in anyone’s life- The moment you fall in love, the moment you commit your heart and life to one person and the moment you bring a new life into this world. The Real Love + Life Series aims to highlight these three stages, while promoting positive imagery and sharing inspirational love stories of real couples and their journey to creating their version of happily ever after. Check out our first Real Love + Life couple Hawzien and Keith, with amazing photos captured by From the Hip Photo!

More pics and their beautiful love story here: http://www.blackbride.com/2014/07/11/black-bride-presents-real-love-life-series/

awwwwwwwwwww

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 147449
21 Jul 14 at 11 pm

when the boys come | Caitlyn S. (via friendzonked)

(via carefreeblackgirls)

"when the boys pull your hair and push you to the ground
during recess
I promise not to tell you that it’s because they like you.
when the teachers call home to tell me that
you pushed them to the ground after you
I’ll take you out of school early and buy
you your favorite ice cream.
when you get older and the boys
try to touch you when you don’t want to be touched
I’ll look at you like the sun when you come home
with anger in your fists.
they all tell you not to fight fire with fire
but that is only because they are afraid of your flames.
when the boys yell after you like hyenas
you yell back, baby.
I will not teach you to be afraid of your anger
so that you look for it in others.
I will not make you be the better person
because you already are.
you wanna fight ‘em? fight ‘em.
don’t you dare apologize for the fierce love
you have for yourself
and the lengths you go to preserve it.
when the boys try to tell you to soften up
I hope you make them bleed with your edges.
I hope you remember that you are not theirs
that their disappointment in you is not yours.
when the boys come to your door with pretty words and
angry eyes
I hope you show them the anger in yours.
I hope you show them just how strong your mommy
thinks you are.
I hope you show them the animal they can’t always
see in their own reflection.
when the boys come with the intention of hurting you
my advice will always stay the same, my darling:
give ‘em hell."

"And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard."

 5212
21 Jul 14 at 8 pm

daughterofargus:

#israel #Palestine #war crimes #bombs

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daughterofargus:

#israel #Palestine #war crimes #bombs
 237932
21 Jul 14 at 8 pm

discourseofwalls:

fasttoslow:

This is important

This graphic is ridiculously effective and helpful.

(via face--the--strange)

discourseofwalls:

fasttoslow:

This is important

This graphic is ridiculously effective and helpful.
 2741
21 Jul 14 at 7 pm

hittings:

"…and besides, you were the one who always had my heart, you know? You were the one. You were the only one"

Gia (1998)

(via vodouqueer)

hittings:

"…and besides, you were the one who always had my heart, you know? You were the one. You were the only one"
Gia (1998)
 7988
21 Jul 14 at 9 am

leanin:

Central African Republic Chooses Its First Female President

via The Daily Beast

While the Central African Republic is struggling through a sectarian civil war, the National Assembly has chosen Catherine Samba-Panza, 58, to be the interim president. She is the first woman to ever lead the country.

“Our country is at the brink of implosion,” Samba-Panza said. “More than ever, the country needs someone who can bring it together.”

Image credit: Getty Images

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leanin:

Central African Republic Chooses Its First Female President
via The Daily Beast
While the Central African Republic is struggling through a sectarian civil war, the National Assembly has chosen Catherine Samba-Panza, 58, to be the interim president. She is the first woman to ever lead the country. 
“Our country is at the brink of implosion,” Samba-Panza said. “More than ever, the country needs someone who can bring it together.”
Image credit: Getty Images
 81860
21 Jul 14 at 9 am

Asked by Anonymous

asker your fav childhood memory?

ageekyfemmeforeveringlasses:

Not paying bills

person: but what if your parents had aborted YOU
me: well okay for starters i wouldn't have been forced to hear that stupid ass comment you just made
 195885
21 Jul 14 at 2 am

Rape prevention tips

Posted by Leigh Hofheimer under Prevention

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(Source: esmre, via cellestic)

"

Ten rape prevention tips:

1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

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