maarnayeri:

I really deplore this toxic and regressive culture that promotes the idea of knowledge being invalid if isn’t wrapped in academic jargon. The amount of brilliance I’ve encountered and enrichment I’ve gained from immigrants and those systematically deprived access to elite…

godhatesfigsdotcom:


OH MY GOD
"Because Africa is deemed the property of Europe, Africa must then appear as always, already colonized. Native studies is often articulated as concerned being primarily with colonization (and, subsequently, decolonization) while Black studies is articulated as concerned primarily with race (and, subsequently, anti-racism). However, this distinction is itself a product of anti-Blacknesss. The colonization of Africa must disappear so that Africa can appear as ontologically colonized. According to Justice Daniel, since only “nations” can be colonized, nations in African can never have existed. It is only through the disavowal of colonization that Black peoples can be ontologically relegated to the status of property. Within the Dred Scott decision, Native peoples by contrast, are situated as potential citizens. Native peoples are described as “free” people, albeit “uncivilized.” While because of their child-like primitive state, they are not worthy of citizenship at the moment, they may eventually become citizens if they were to renounce their relationship to their Native nation and demonstrate the “maturity” required to become a citizen. Native peoples can claim a certain kind of nation; however, it is nation that must disappear. Thus, Native peoples’ apparent proximity to whiteness should not be understood as a pathway to freedom but as a pathway to genocide. Indigenous nations are supposed to disappear into whiteness (or, to borrow from Maile Arvin, to be possessed by whiteness) in order to effectuate their genocide."

— Andrea Smith, "The Colonialism That is Settled and the Colonialism That Never Happened" (via whatabootsecondbreakfast)

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calculatedhappiness:

'The art of opulence' | Saira Hunjan and Jatinder Singh Durhailay by Damian Foxe

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kwansimah:

ferenginar:

yungmethuselah:

If you think all Black people’s blogs are “social justice” blogs, you’re racist.

I read some newspaper article recently that pretty much summed up Tumblr and the responses to it this way—privileged people who come here are shocked to see marginalized people talking about their experiences, so they think everyone’s just obsessed with social justice, rather than talking about their own lives.

🙌thissss

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"Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books? Where are the future white personnel managers going to get their ideas of people of color? Where are the future white loan officers and future white politicians going to get their knowledge of people of color? Where are black children going to get a sense of who they are and what they can be?

And what are the books that are being published about blacks? Joe Morton, the actor who starred in “The Brother From Another Planet,” has said that all but a few motion pictures being made about blacks are about blacks as victims. In them, we are always struggling to overcome either slavery or racism. Book publishing is little better. Black history is usually depicted as folklore about slavery, and then a fast-forward to the civil rights movement. Then I’m told that black children, and boys in particular, don’t read. Small wonder.

There is work to be done."

Walter Dean Myers, “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” (New York Times)

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teffthedon:

+ [26-6-14] - Worked with one of Brooklyn’s finest, sirdexrjones!
 The pleasure was all mine. (:

teffthedon:

+ [26-6-14] - Worked with one of Brooklyn’s finest, sirdexrjones!


The pleasure was all mine. (:

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Rates of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have spiked sharply over the past few years, with the combined number of people visiting the emergency room, being hospitalized, and dying as a result of their impairment at its highest for a decade. A recent study found that nearly half of all homeless people have suffered from a TBI, 87% of which occurred before they lost their homes.

Considering that there are over 600,000 people sleeping on America’s streets on any given night, this is no minor issue. The research, led by Dr. Jane Topolovec-Vranic of St. Michael’s Hospital, showed that most TBIs were caused by assault (60%), sports and recreation (44%), or motor collisions/falls (42%), and that nearly three-quarters of these injuries happened before people reached the age of 18.

The findings are important in demonstrating that homelessness can often be created by medical—as opposed to lifestyle—deviations. “Recognition that a TBI sustained in childhood or early teenage years could predispose someone to homelessness may challenge some assumptions that homelessness is a conscious choice made by these individuals, or just the result of their addictions or mental illness,” Dr. Topolovec-Vranic explains.

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theuppitynegras:

jewmingle:

blazeberg:

litlte:

quickweaves:

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soshespoke:

Praying for Palestine

this is so scary :(

oh my god ???

….

That’s so funny because Gaza has been firing rockets into Israel on a regular basis since Israel handed over the Gaza strip in 2005! Weird how there’s no Tumblr post circulating about that!! How about don’t be ignorant and maybe take some history lessons before mindlessly reblogging propaganda :~)

In todays edition of “educating your ignorant dumb ass” part 15 of many to come
Lets begin with “Israel handed over the Gaza Strip” shall we?
 Israel did not hand over the Gaza strip. In fact, lets start by addressing how the current Israel became the country it is now: Following the atrocities that occurred during World War II, the United Nations decided to divide the former fully Palestinian territory known as Palestine into an Arab state and a Jewish state - Palestine and Israel.  In doing so they disproportionately allocated the lands giving the Palestinians a much smaller portion of land than the Zionites (Jewish nationalists). Consequentially, revolt occurred between the Palestinians and Zionites resulting in the Palestinians retreating into an even smaller portion of land than originally intended - the Gaza Strip. 
So what happened to the Palestinians living within the Gaza Strip?
Well… Israel maintained extremely tight restrictions on trade throughout Gaza which lead to  54 percent of households facing food insecurity, 38 percent of Gazans living under the poverty line, and 40 percent of Gazans being unemployed. 
Okay but what about the onslaught of Israelis by the Palestinians?
The Gaza War, which I assume you are referring to, occurred in January of 2009 as part of the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza to stop weapons smuggling into the Strip. What resulted was 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.
This is not propaganda. This is not unlawful bias. This is the hideous truth. 


welp

theuppitynegras:

jewmingle:

blazeberg:

litlte:

quickweaves:

fileformat:

soshespoke:

Praying for Palestine

this is so scary :(

oh my god ???

….

That’s so funny because Gaza has been firing rockets into Israel on a regular basis since Israel handed over the Gaza strip in 2005! Weird how there’s no Tumblr post circulating about that!! How about don’t be ignorant and maybe take some history lessons before mindlessly reblogging propaganda :~)

In todays edition of “educating your ignorant dumb ass” part 15 of many to come

Lets begin with “Israel handed over the Gaza Strip” shall we?

Israel did not hand over the Gaza strip. In fact, lets start by addressing how the current Israel became the country it is now: Following the atrocities that occurred during World War II, the United Nations decided to divide the former fully Palestinian territory known as Palestine into an Arab state and a Jewish state - Palestine and Israel.  In doing so they disproportionately allocated the lands giving the Palestinians a much smaller portion of land than the Zionites (Jewish nationalists). Consequentially, revolt occurred between the Palestinians and Zionites resulting in the Palestinians retreating into an even smaller portion of land than originally intended - the Gaza Strip. 

So what happened to the Palestinians living within the Gaza Strip?

Well… Israel maintained extremely tight restrictions on trade throughout Gaza which lead to  54 percent of households facing food insecurity, 38 percent of Gazans living under the poverty line, and 40 percent of Gazans being unemployed

Okay but what about the onslaught of Israelis by the Palestinians?

The Gaza War, which I assume you are referring to, occurred in January of 2009 as part of the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza to stop weapons smuggling into the Strip. What resulted was 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.

This is not propaganda. This is not unlawful bias. This is the hideous truth. 

welp

(via the-wistful-collectivist)

blackandkillingit:

Instagram: Mznikeface
Blog: Specsandblazers.tumblr.com

blackandkillingit:

Instagram: Mznikeface

Blog: Specsandblazers.tumblr.com

actualpalestinianunicorn:

kreyolcoco:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Girls&WomenToKnow: Leanna Archer

Meet Lenna Archer, who started her Leanna Inc. a haircare line at This Long  years old. Leanna all nautral organic hair products has generated over $ $100,000 in revenue. Leana develops and mixes each of her products (the original hair dressing was based on a family formula), and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products both in stores and online. 

Leanna is a philanthropist as well in 2008 she founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, an organization devoted to providing better opportunities for children in Haiti. Leanna’s goal is to built schools in Haiti, while providing a Safe learning environment for over 150 students.

Leanna as been featured in Forbes Magazine, Success Magazine, INC Magazine (30 under 30) and Ebony Magazine. Online web portal, AOL Black Voices, was also impressed with Leanna and positioned the Teen CEO as #5 on their list of “ Top 9 Young Lions” who are making Black History. Leanna has also been interviewed by several major media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC,ABC,FOX Business and BET.

HAITIAN EXCELLENCE! !!

This girl is amazing

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

peterpunch:

White colonizers be like (makes people speak English) (makes fun of they way they speak English)

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queefdollaz:

lmfaoo niggas on here be reblogging the simplest basic relationship shit like “i want somebody to eat pizza and watch regular show with” fool u can do that with ya lil cousins if yount get yo ass outta here!!!!

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