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internetexplorers:

England and Canada love to use America as their scapegoat to hide all the terrible racism happening in their countries

I am going to take a risk on my self.

simplyt:

simplyt:

That I will be unapologetically me.

And maybe no one will love this ever.

But me.

And that will be enough.

Needed this reminder. I love how old post do.

yourpersonalcheerleader:

You are not a burden.

You are not a bother.

You enhance the lives of others.

People smile, not groan, when you text them.

Your voice.

Your presence.

You, matter.

Mass incarceration has been normalized, and all the racial stereotypes and assumptions that give rise to the system are now embraced (or at least internalized) by people of all colors, from all walks of life, and in every major political party. We may wonder aloud “where have all the black men gone?” but deep down we already know. It is simply taken for granted that, in cities like Baltimore and Chicago the vast majority of young black men are currently under the control of the criminal justice system or branded criminals for life. This extraordinary circumstance - unheard of in the rest of the world - is treated here in America as a basic fact of life, as normal as separate water fountains were just half a century ago.

The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 

Michelle Alexander 

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And like the sea, I’m constantly changing from calm to hell.
— Dallas Green (via freecocaine)

"On White People, Solidarity and (Not) Marching for Mike Brown"

secretandroid:

freeqthamighty:

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Photo Source: Jamal Williams

On Thursday August 14th, 2014, Feminsta Jones called for a National Moment of Silence (NMOS) to pay ‘respect to fatal victims of police shootings and brutality’. New Orleans, a (for now…) majority black city with…

oh-boy-its-d:

i want that underwear so bad.

zodiaccity:

Zodiac Scorpio thought.

fogo-av:

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Isabella’s Hair and How She Learned to Love It is a children’s book by New York author of Afro-Boricua descent, Marshalla Soriano Ramos.

Ramos, who is also an English as a Second Language teacher, poet and Mom, wrote Isabella”s Hair and How She Learned to Love It “out of a desire to respond to the issues surrounding self image within the Afro-Latino community and to contribute to multi-cultural protagonists being represented in children’s literature” [x].

Above picture courtesy of WordPress blog Festival AfroLatino de Nueva York.

I was there!

greenthepress:

The “urban heat island” effect  (where urban areas are far hotter than their surroundings) probably affects the place you live, and is only going to get worse from climate change.

Climate Central has the facts on how the heat island affects the major cities in the U.S., like New York — 20 degrees hotter than its subarbs!

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bonerdoctor:

feelknower1993:

it’s so weird that learning about racism is totally a completely optional side quest for white people

#and they treat it like a fucking skill boost or some shit #instead of like a necessary element to progress as a human

ursulatheseabitchh:

50 Songs; 50 Nicki Verses:

// MonsterKanye West // Love MoreChris Brown // LowJuicy J // I Ain’t ThruKeyshia Cole // Make Me Proud Drake // Out of My Mind B.o.B // Raining Men Rihanna // Up Out My Face (Remix) Mariah Carey // Get Like Me Nelly // Roger That Young Money // So Bad Cam’ron // Somebody Else Mario // Take it to the Head DJ Khaled // My Chick Bad Ludacris // Tapout Rich Gang // Woohoo Christina Aguilera // Tonight I’m Getting Over You (Remix) Carly Rae Jepsen // True Colors Wiz Khaifa // Up All Night Drake // Where Dem Girls At David Guetta // Bottoms Up Trey Songz // She Came to Give it to You Usher // Till the World Ends (Femme Fatale Remix) Britney Spears // Whip My Hair (Remix) Willow Smith // #twerkit Busta Rhymes // 5 Star Bitch (Remix) Yo Gotti // 2012 Jay Sean // All I Do is Win (Remix) DJ Khaled // Fireball Willow Smith // Bang Bang Jessie J // Beauty and a Beat Justin Bieber // Give Me All Your Luvin’ Madonna // Teqkilla (Remix) M.I.A. // Clappers Wale // Shakin’ it 4 Daddy Robin Thicke // Livin’ it Up Ciara // Dance (A$$) (Remix) Big Sean // I’m Out Ciara // Entertainment 2.0 Sean Paul // Flawless (Remix) Beyonce // I Luv Dem Strippers 2Chainz // Freaks French Montana // Get Low Waka Flocka Flame // Lil’ Freak Usher // the Creep the Lonely Island // Girl on Fire (Inferno Version) Alicia Keys // Dark Fantasy Kanye West // Hands Up Swizz Beatz // Born Stunna (Remix) Birdman // In My Head (Remix) Jason Derulo //