"Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from “I can’t do this” to “I must do this."

— Toni Sorenson (via purplebuddhaproject)

land-of-propaganda:

#FergusonOctober

A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations.

(Read more here)

(10/21)

(via m-e-s-t-i-z-a)

nikaalexandra:

the real spooky things

(via birdgeoisie)

think-progress:


Africa is the world’s second largest continent. But it’s not unusual for Americans to classify it as a single entity, ignoring the many cultural, economic and geographic differences between its 47 countries. If three countries in Africa are going through an Ebola epidemic, the other 44 must be too, right?

Fun fact: Africa is huge.

think-progress:

Africa is the world’s second largest continent. But it’s not unusual for Americans to classify it as a single entity, ignoring the many cultural, economic and geographic differences between its 47 countries. If three countries in Africa are going through an Ebola epidemic, the other 44 must be too, right?

Fun fact: Africa is huge.

(via reverseracism)

caitlinflavurd:

susiethemoderator:

Lately, feminists like Annie Lennox, bell hooks and Emma Watson have taken issue with Beyoncé’s sexual openness. While trying to discredit Beyoncé as a feminist, they seem to have forgotten one of the most important parts of Chimamanda’s speech in ***Flawless.

"What does a lady dress like, exactly? And who decided what a lady looks like? What bearing should one’s clothing have on one’s identification as a feminist? This is exactly the kind of misogynist policing we’ve fought tooth and claw against for decades, and to level this line of “reasoning” at Beyoncé is not only antifeminist, it is despicable." (x)

We should also note that Black Women are perceived and fetishized as hyper sexual. Which is why mainstream feminists willingly call Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, and Katy Perry revolutionary and in charge of their bodies meanwhile demonizing Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce.

“As I was watching [Beyonce’s visual album] I felt very conflicted. I felt her message felt very conflicted in the sense that on the one hand she is putting herself in a category of a feminist, but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her.”

Not even kind of shocked that Emma Watson said this. I had a feeling she didn’t really get a grip on feminism, and now I know she doesn’t. 

Women can have and celebrate their sexual identities without being objects for men.

Women can have and celebrate their sexual identities without being objects for men.

Women can have and celebrate their sexual identities without being objects for men.

And the fact that all Emma saw in the video was a woman acting/dressing/dancing a certain way to ultimately please a man, proves she has a long damn way to go. She hasn’t even retaught herself how to think and see women.

(Source: thequeenbey, via reverseracism)

"Where you
were once
scarred,

I will
adore you
with all the
soft in me."

Noor Shirazie (via aestheticintrovert)

alxbngala:

8-La Botellaby: Alejandra L Manriquez.

citizen-earth:

Decolonization Day 2014

Houston, Texas

(photos by Elizabeth Brossa)

(via blackcat-revolution)

the-goddamazon:

bitchenwitch:

spoopyhawke:

oh my god oH my god OH MY GOD fuckin christ oh my god masculinity is so fragile oh my god

"wow i like that sweater you’re knitting" "IT’S NOT A SWEATER IT’S A BRO COZY CAN’T YOU SEE I’M A MAN??"

LOLOLOLOL

the-goddamazon:

bitchenwitch:

spoopyhawke:

oh my god oH my god OH MY GOD fuckin christ oh my god masculinity is so fragile oh my god

"wow i like that sweater you’re knitting" "IT’S NOT A SWEATER IT’S A BRO COZY CAN’T YOU SEE I’M A MAN??"

LOLOLOLOL

(via blackcat-revolution)

farfrompaid:

*Unarmed Black person gets killed by police*
“It’s not about race they had to have done something to deserve it.”

*Black person gets a job or goes to a college*
“This is obviously about race there is nothing they could have done to deserve it.”

(via blackcat-revolution)

honeybeys:

Pumpkin carving game strong

Put this pumpkin in front of your door to keep evil at bey bay.

honeybeys:

Pumpkin carving game strong

Put this pumpkin in front of your door to keep evil at bey bay.

(via lawannabesocialworker)

notalkingplz:

The Darn Knight Recoils in Disgust

notalkingplz:

The Darn Knight Recoils in Disgust

(via blackcat-revolution)

capt-ora:

do you ever just get the overwhelming urge to cry because you think you’re not going to go far in life because you’re not as smart or as talented as the people around you

(via airreka)

nasheed-al-mawta:

A married couple standing in front of their “house” which got demolished by the israeli airstrikes in July,  2014.

nasheed-al-mawta:

A married couple standing in front of their “house” which got demolished by the israeli airstrikes in July, 2014.

(via blackcat-revolution)