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White people/non black people treat blackness like it’s a carnival fair. Someplace to come, explore, and participate in the fun rides and games, but leave black people the tedious jobs of cleaning up and restructuring the mess once everyone has gone home for the night.
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overlypolitebisexual:

i feel like being a woman is always an adventure in being told you’re “too much” of something you’re always too loud, too heavy, too opinionated, too confident, too vain, too insecure and you take up too much fucking space

anasamazing:

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anasamazing:

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Jeneil Williams, Herieth Paul, Ajak Deng, Riley Montana, Kai Newman, and Tosh Bellington photographed by Richard Burbridge, W Magazine November 2014  

vintagegal:

Norman Parkinson- Floating With Flowers, Dal Lake, Kashmir, India. British Vogue, 1956. (via)

vintagegal:

Norman Parkinson- Floating With Flowers, Dal Lake, Kashmir, India. British Vogue, 1956. (via)

Real talk, real quick-

tainopunk:

nitroglycerin-trucks:

tainopunk:

Mental disorders do not magically appear with a paper diagnosis

If you are undiagnosed you could still have a mental disorder

The disorder does not disappear because there is a lack of diagnosis

Most mentally ill and or disabled people who have existed were not diagnosed.

Reblogged for that TRUTH

riceisholy:

Note to self: crying doesn’t make you weak

riceisholy:

Note to self: crying doesn’t make you weak

You playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightening about shrinking so that others won’t feel uncomfortable around you. As you let your own light shine, you indirectly give others permission to do the same.
Marianne Williamson  (via reincarnatedangel)

bruno-news:

Bruno singing ‘Our First Time’, ‘Pony’, ‘My Boo’ and ‘Ignition’ at the Chelsea in Las Vegas

reallivewired:

boston:

FDA approves pill to prevent HIV infections 
The drug, Truvada, is the first medication intended to prevent HIV infections in people having sex with infected individuals.
(JEFF CHIU/AP) 

Just to put this in a little context— Truvada is a pill that a person has to take every day and there are side effects. This is a great option for people who are at high risk for becoming infected but will not end the epidemic alone. 

reallivewired:

boston:

FDA approves pill to prevent HIV infections

The drug, Truvada, is the first medication intended to prevent HIV infections in people having sex with infected individuals.

(JEFF CHIU/AP)

Just to put this in a little context— Truvada is a pill that a person has to take every day and there are side effects. This is a great option for people who are at high risk for becoming infected but will not end the epidemic alone. 

blackourstory:

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BLACK TULSA? IF NOT… WHY NOT?

This horrific incident has been well documented, everywhere: from YouTube videos of survivor interviews to PBS Lesson Plans for school teachers. Please do your Google diligence:

  • From May 30 to June 1, 1921, white citizens of Tulsa bombed burned and shot up the “Little Africa” section of Tulsa FOR 18 HOURS STRAIGHT
  • Why would they do that? That same old lame excuse, a Black man supposedly did something to a white woman. But the real reason was ECONOMIC JEALOUSY. Whites may have called it Little Africa derisively, but there is a reason that Black Tulsa is known as Black Wall Street
  • In addition to the 300 Blacks killed, and over 1,000 residential homes burned to the ground, also destroyed were:
  • The Mt. Zion Baptist Church and five other churches; the Gurley Hotel, Red Wing Hotel, and Midway Hotel; the Tulsa Star and Oklahoma Sun newspaper offices; Dunbar Elementary School; Osborne Monroe’s Roller-Skating Rink; the East End Feed Store; the Y.M.C.A. Cleaners; the Dreamland Theater; a drug store, barbershop, banquet hall, several grocery stores, dentists, lawyers, doctors, and realtors offices; a U.S. Post Office Substation, as well the all-black Frissell Memorial Hospital. All told, marauding gangs of savage whites destroyed 40-square-blocks of Black economic and entrepreneurial prosperity!

64 years after the first bombing of an American city was committed against the Black residents of Tulsa… the second bombing of an American city took place in Philadelphia when the city bombed the black members of the MOVE organization. (see the blackourstory archive for details). 

Isn’t it a shame that 76 after the bombing of Tulsa, when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, most historically illiterate Americans - including American “journalists” - responded as if it were the first time such a horror had been visited on Oklahoma. If only we knew.

While there are many lessons to be drawn from this, a few questions that stick out to me are these:

  • If the answer to Black second-class treatment from whites in America is supposedly to become the ultimate American capitalists…the ‘model minorities’… how do you explain Tulsa 1921?
  • For those Black folk who think that the sole answer to Black people’s problems is simply more Blacks becoming business owners and more Blacks spending money with other Blacks… how did that work out for our people in Tulsa in ‘21?
  • Considering not only Tulsa, but Rosewood, Florida, and many other thriving all-Black towns that you may know of that all met the same fate at the hands of murderous, envious, lazy crackers… WHEN ARE WE GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND TAKE SERIOUSLY THE IDEA THAT BLACK WEALTH (ESPECIALLY ALL-BLACK WEALTH) WILL NEED TO BE PROTECTED WITH PHYSICAL FORCE?

There is a reason that Marcus Garvey AND Elijah Muhammad had armies of trained Black men as a huge part of their organizations. Many of us Black folk took those great men as jokes, yet NO BLACK LEADERS SINCE THOSE TWO have reached the same heights of economic and ideological success and unity of Black people. 

Not only do we need to LEARN THIS HISTORY, we need to start taking these events men and movements MORE SERIOUSLY, and doing some CRITICAL HISTORICAL ANALYSIS if we are ever to stop being on the bottom rung of every metric in American life. Not just some casual or accidental reading of history; some CRITICAL. HISTORICAL. ANALYSIS.

TULSA 1921 was real. PHILLY 1985 was real. Will it happen again?

citizen-earth:

Decolonization Day 2014

Houston, Texas

(photos by Elizabeth Brossa)

vampirebatatstuff:

Africa has a greater population than North and South America combined.  Asia has a greater population than the rest of the world combined.  But they’re still treated as a pair of internally homogenous entities, each with a single shared culture throughout the continent.