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Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Rumi (via feellng)

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is-there-anyone-else-named-etta said: Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle

rabbitglitter:

lordbape:

why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

credit to black—lamb

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    12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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Read the ads

"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

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Too much black pride. Not enough black unity.

larockphotography:

We need black empowerment…after all, a union with no power is just a Barbeque

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umtableforoneplease:

NOW THIS IS THE FUCKING SHIT THAT WOULD QUALIFY THIS YEAR AS THE FUTURRE
Jul 31, 2014 / 228,757 notes

umtableforoneplease:

NOW THIS IS THE FUCKING SHIT THAT WOULD QUALIFY THIS YEAR AS THE FUTURRE

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oosun:

thewhole-shebang:

j-aub:

#BringAlexHome

I actually know this girl, this is crazy.To know that something like this could happen to a person you know is scary and heartbreaking.IF YOU LIVE IN THE CENTRAL FLORIDA AREA PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR ALEX.She needs to be brought home safely.

Wow she lived really close to me
Jul 31, 2014 / 8,722 notes

oosun:

thewhole-shebang:

j-aub:

#BringAlexHome

I actually know this girl, this is crazy.
To know that something like this could happen to a person you know is scary and heartbreaking.

IF YOU LIVE IN THE CENTRAL FLORIDA AREA PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR ALEX.

She needs to be brought home safely.

Wow she lived really close to me

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elusivemetaphors:

i held my nephew and he fell asleep in my arms today. i sensed a peace in the way his chest rose against the side of my ribcage and wondered…how is it possible that a man can ever part from such a feeling. the magic in this kid can be felt in every breath, i’m honored to watch my brother stick around and raise a king. whole heartedly i vow to be a good father someday. uncle loves you kid. © 2014 — malanda. j | https://twitter.com/overlyxclusive
Jul 31, 2014 / 141 notes

elusivemetaphors:

i held my nephew and he fell asleep in my arms today. i sensed a peace in the way his chest rose against the side of my ribcage and wondered…how is it possible that a man can ever part from such a feeling. the magic in this kid can be felt in every breath, i’m honored to watch my brother stick around and raise a king. whole heartedly i vow to be a good father someday. uncle loves you kid. © 2014 — malanda. j | https://twitter.com/overlyxclusive

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that-big-gay-impala:

THE SARCASM IN THIS POST IN LETHAL
Jul 31, 2014 / 145,960 notes

that-big-gay-impala:

THE SARCASM IN THIS POST IN LETHAL

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Jul 31, 2014 / 112,591 notes

designrevolution:

Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.

The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”

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Jul 31, 2014 / 138,321 notes

2gats2sleep:

musicrhapsody:

she deserved that though,it’s annoying getting your name mispronounced

tru

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stability:

my hobbies include staying up until 2am for no reason and being exhausted the next day

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My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via te-hya)

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Jul 31, 2014 / 399,785 notes
greekgod:

Words literally mean nothing at All.
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greekgod:

Words literally mean nothing at All.

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