September 17, 2014
didierleclair:

Show me that river, take me accrossAnd wash all my troubles awayLike that lucky old sun, give me nothin’ to doBut roll around Heaven all day…
MAHALIA JACKSON, That lucky old sun

didierleclair:

Show me that river, take me accross
And wash all my troubles away
Like that lucky old sun, give me nothin’ to do
But roll around Heaven all day…

MAHALIA JACKSON, That lucky old sun

September 17, 2014

blackboybe:

(video)

Genocide is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.” 

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September 17, 2014
blackfashion:

Darian Sims
22, New Orleans
exposedpupil.tumblr.com
@dariansims

blackfashion:

Darian Sims

22, New Orleans

exposedpupil.tumblr.com

@dariansims

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September 17, 2014

onlyblackgirl:

I love my skin!

I wish i had this on tv when i was growing up.

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September 16, 2014

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September 16, 2014

flirtytwink:

I just wanna do cute things with you like crush the patriarchy, fight for gender equality and help to destroy racism

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September 16, 2014
"and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’"

— nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

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September 16, 2014
bbyph4t:

typicalcatss:

so much power in that statement

I always gotta reblog idc

bbyph4t:

typicalcatss:

so much power in that statement

I always gotta reblog idc

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Filed under: war 
September 16, 2014

jadecho:

"Disappearing" at CUPSI 2013 Prelims

in gym class
my white best friend points to the flat of my face
and says “you don’t really have a nose.”
it’s the first time i notice the difference
in the geography of our faces
i wish for a tall, delicate nose like hers
like my white boy punk idols
like the girls the boys see as beautiful

7th grade is a year of disappearing
the boys lounging in the breezeway
cackle about how i don’t have an ass
the department store jeans sag over the thin of me
it’s the first time i learn my yellow body
does not exist here

i’m in college
the first time a man old enough to be my father
hollers at me on the street

"sup lil mama!
me love you long time,
long,
long time.”

his words lick the back of my neck, slow
there’s a part of me that takes it as a compliment 
there’s a part of me that wants to falcon punch the lecher out his face

it’s the first time someone makes me understand
how my yellow body shouts
easy pussy
across the sidewalk
port of nagasaki thighs
for you to commodore perry open
cambodian countryside cunt
to bomb in silence

in the mirror
i want to skin the chinadoll off of me
these almond eyes
flushed porcelain cheeks
that betray me
look how cute you did yourself up today
you were asking for it

it’s october
the halloween store sells costumes called
“asian persuasion”
"geisha beauty to ninja cutie"
modeled by white women in black wigs
cleavage bursting through strategic seams
my skin a little something sexy to don for one night only
they wear the fantasy of it
but never know the itching
how we asian women
carry a certain insanity 
with the yellow of our skin
tiptoeing the ghostland 
between invisible and undesirable
visible and easy victim

i’ve learned to speak steel trap
when talking to white men
keeping my smiles from showing too much interest
because the air is heavy with ghosts between us
chinese women abducted into new world prostitution
british opium ravaging pearl delta apart
in 2008, the 16 asian women in oakland victimized by police
in 2000, the 2 japanese women in spokane
raped by 2 white men “infatuated with the japanese race”
i’ve learned i can’t trust anyone to see me
under the histories this country
has mapped onto our skin

in class
the paper pale english major next to me in
seems too interested
in whether or not i have plans for the weekend
i can’t tell if he’s just friendly
or viewing the beginnings of a porno
in the corners of my smile
i want to tear the “undemanding” 
the “passive” from my skin
i leave the classroom
hoping walking away
is enough to not disappear

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September 16, 2014
strangelfreak:

"I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."

strangelfreak:

"I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."

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Filed under: war 
September 16, 2014
rock-my-boatey:

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." - Oprah Winfrey
Happy International Women’s day

rock-my-boatey:

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."
- Oprah Winfrey

Happy International Women’s day

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September 16, 2014

bktoatl:

Our Maafa (African Holocaust)



Husband consoles wife at the auction block.

David Newton’s superb memorial guarantees that these souls will forever be remembered in the universally honored spirit of triumph over adversity.

(David Newton’s Freedmen Memorial Park – Dallas, Texas)
 

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September 16, 2014

alienpunkers:

Porn is one of the biggest and most harmful industries in the world, closely affiliated with human trafficking and drugs and alcohol abuse, causing rape between children, violence, beastiality and pedophilism and its fetishizing race, underage girls, trans people and lesbianism. Thought you should know. 

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Filed under: porn rape culture 
September 16, 2014
"Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive."

— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre  (via hnnhtylr)

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Filed under: crying 
September 16, 2014
I’m a goal digger.

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