fuckingrapeculture:

[zellie @zellieimani

Attractive white people don’t get asked if they are mixed. For some, Black people can’t have attractive features without being mixed.]

thechanelmuse:

This! He just preached in two sentences. 

This!

(via prapreta)

It’s called seed, because all you need is a little bit

fundersandfounders:

Enough Money To Start?

How much money different companies started with.

Why representation of POC is important, a three generation trillogy

whtbout2ndbrkfst:

A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.

Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek

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#millsismine

#itooammills or better yet #millsismine 

I’m about to be the most real and seriously uninhibited in public and in writing as I’ve ever been so beware: In regards to the long history of racism at Mills College in Oakland, that it would seem some white folks are only now aware of and even some are still denying - if you needed a definition of white privilege, there it is…your obliviousness. 

To those that wrote the post (that the Black women on campus should be lynched), then posted it anonymously to the Mills FB Confessions page and continue to write it in secret on bathroom walls and shit: fuck you, Mills is mine. 

That’s right coward, #wetooaremills and I paid much money, much brain sweat and much time earning my degree. Don’t even think for a minute you get to take that away. Mills is mine, call it back pay or reparations. I don’t give a fuxk. 

And that’s the piece of this you don’t ever want to talk about. Your ancestral guilt, that you deny exists, for slavery. 

You state secretly that you want to hang my body from a tree on my campus because we are too vocal instead of owning your fear that we have a right to our anger, our voice, our dislike of the system and that if angered enough, voices strong enough, dislike urgent enough, we might become you and treat you as horrible as you and yours have treated us and ours for hundreds of years.

You actually fear that we are you and in our rightful anger we might seek retribution by burning your bodies in bonfires, raping your women and breeding more bodies to burn, incarcerating you for simply being white, vulture your culture simply cause we can, stand our ground and just shoot you cause your exist? But here’s what you don’t understand: we are not you. 

(By the grace of god we are not you. Our humanity still exists. But don’t let compassion fool you for weakness.)

And  there you are wrapped up in that guilt and fear and don’t even know it and come to my campus completely lacking self-awareness and stupid, you think Mills is yours. It might have been but like I said I’m making it mine. Fuxk off.

But I thank you for bringing this stupidity to light for all the nation to see. Darkness always comes to light.

You don’t get to decide what is ours. And you know this, which is why you and the likes of you hide behind words written in the dark or even the title professor (yeah I said it). If you were a real Mills woman you’d come say that shit to my face. But alas, like fuctards before you, you sneak around in the dark or make shady racist comments in the classroom but only to traditional undergrads. 

Wanna be a Boss? Speak up punk. Say your words to a 40 yr old Black woman who is oh so very close to simply not giving a fuxk.  Say your truth out loud and I’ll do the same. After you pick your face up off the ground, we’ll go from there. 

And a note to all my white friends at Mills and worldwide: your silence does not protect you.

-Diedra

REBLOG IF YOU AREN’T HOMOPHOBIC

shave-your-beard-louis:

I’ll be writing down every url that reblogs in a notebook and I’m giving it to my homophobic father.

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thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
thecypherstones:

swankshaman:


9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."

thecypherstones:

swankshaman:

9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)

The last one!!

"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."

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brandi-graham:


HAPPENING NOW [VERY IMPORTANT]: Venezuela’s soldiers are killing their people. The Government is sending their armed gangs to kill them and they have censored all the media in their country, even blocking photos posted on social media sites. They shut down all the cable channels that broadcast news, so they can’t know what’s going on. The people have no source of protection at all. Students are protesting to save their country and their lives at this very moment. All they have are their social networks to get the word out so, PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD. VENEZUELA IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR  AND CLOSE TO BECOMING A FULL COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. THEIR PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP. —— Please, this is very important to me, one of my closest friends went to visit family in Venezuela over winter break and they won’t let him come back to Florida. We’re graduating in a few months and it hurts me to know that his baseball career and all of his hard work and dedication to his grades here in the U.S. was all for nothing. Please.

 OTHER INFORMATION AND LINKS:
→ USAToday Article  → CNN Article → Wallstreet Journal Article → Updated News  → Washington Post Article  → BBC Article  → Pictures [1] [2]  → Investigation

use the hashtags pictured at the top of this post on your social networking sites to connect and help spread the word, thank you so much! x

brandi-graham:


HAPPENING NOW [VERY IMPORTANT]: Venezuela’s soldiers are killing their people. The Government is sending their armed gangs to kill them and they have censored all the media in their country, even blocking photos posted on social media sites. They shut down all the cable channels that broadcast news, so they can’t know what’s going on. The people have no source of protection at all. Students are protesting to save their country and their lives at this very moment. All they have are their social networks to get the word out so, PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD. VENEZUELA IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR  AND CLOSE TO BECOMING A FULL COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. THEIR PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP. —— Please, this is very important to me, one of my closest friends went to visit family in Venezuela over winter break and they won’t let him come back to Florida. We’re graduating in a few months and it hurts me to know that his baseball career and all of his hard work and dedication to his grades here in the U.S. was all for nothing. Please.

 OTHER INFORMATION AND LINKS:
→ USAToday Article  → CNN Article → Wallstreet Journal Article → Updated News  → Washington Post Article  → BBC Article  → Pictures [1] [2]  → Investigation

use the hashtags pictured at the top of this post on your social networking sites to connect and help spread the word, thank you so much! x

brandi-graham:


HAPPENING NOW [VERY IMPORTANT]: Venezuela’s soldiers are killing their people. The Government is sending their armed gangs to kill them and they have censored all the media in their country, even blocking photos posted on social media sites. They shut down all the cable channels that broadcast news, so they can’t know what’s going on. The people have no source of protection at all. Students are protesting to save their country and their lives at this very moment. All they have are their social networks to get the word out so, PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD. VENEZUELA IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR  AND CLOSE TO BECOMING A FULL COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. THEIR PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP. —— Please, this is very important to me, one of my closest friends went to visit family in Venezuela over winter break and they won’t let him come back to Florida. We’re graduating in a few months and it hurts me to know that his baseball career and all of his hard work and dedication to his grades here in the U.S. was all for nothing. Please.

 OTHER INFORMATION AND LINKS:
→ USAToday Article  → CNN Article → Wallstreet Journal Article → Updated News  → Washington Post Article  → BBC Article  → Pictures [1] [2]  → Investigation

use the hashtags pictured at the top of this post on your social networking sites to connect and help spread the word, thank you so much! x

brandi-graham:


HAPPENING NOW [VERY IMPORTANT]: Venezuela’s soldiers are killing their people. The Government is sending their armed gangs to kill them and they have censored all the media in their country, even blocking photos posted on social media sites. They shut down all the cable channels that broadcast news, so they can’t know what’s going on. The people have no source of protection at all. Students are protesting to save their country and their lives at this very moment. All they have are their social networks to get the word out so, PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD. VENEZUELA IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR  AND CLOSE TO BECOMING A FULL COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. THEIR PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP. —— Please, this is very important to me, one of my closest friends went to visit family in Venezuela over winter break and they won’t let him come back to Florida. We’re graduating in a few months and it hurts me to know that his baseball career and all of his hard work and dedication to his grades here in the U.S. was all for nothing. Please.

 OTHER INFORMATION AND LINKS:
→ USAToday Article  → CNN Article → Wallstreet Journal Article → Updated News  → Washington Post Article  → BBC Article  → Pictures [1] [2]  → Investigation

use the hashtags pictured at the top of this post on your social networking sites to connect and help spread the word, thank you so much! x

brandi-graham:


HAPPENING NOW [VERY IMPORTANT]: Venezuela’s soldiers are killing their people. The Government is sending their armed gangs to kill them and they have censored all the media in their country, even blocking photos posted on social media sites. They shut down all the cable channels that broadcast news, so they can’t know what’s going on. The people have no source of protection at all. Students are protesting to save their country and their lives at this very moment. All they have are their social networks to get the word out so, PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD. VENEZUELA IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR  AND CLOSE TO BECOMING A FULL COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. THEIR PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP. —— Please, this is very important to me, one of my closest friends went to visit family in Venezuela over winter break and they won’t let him come back to Florida. We’re graduating in a few months and it hurts me to know that his baseball career and all of his hard work and dedication to his grades here in the U.S. was all for nothing. Please.

 OTHER INFORMATION AND LINKS:
→ USAToday Article  → CNN Article → Wallstreet Journal Article → Updated News  → Washington Post Article  → BBC Article  → Pictures [1] [2]  → Investigation

use the hashtags pictured at the top of this post on your social networking sites to connect and help spread the word, thank you so much! x

brandi-graham:


HAPPENING NOW [VERY IMPORTANT]: Venezuela’s soldiers are killing their people. The Government is sending their armed gangs to kill them and they have censored all the media in their country, even blocking photos posted on social media sites. They shut down all the cable channels that broadcast news, so they can’t know what’s going on. The people have no source of protection at all. Students are protesting to save their country and their lives at this very moment. All they have are their social networks to get the word out so, PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD. VENEZUELA IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR  AND CLOSE TO BECOMING A FULL COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. THEIR PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP. —— Please, this is very important to me, one of my closest friends went to visit family in Venezuela over winter break and they won’t let him come back to Florida. We’re graduating in a few months and it hurts me to know that his baseball career and all of his hard work and dedication to his grades here in the U.S. was all for nothing. Please.

 OTHER INFORMATION AND LINKS:
→ USAToday Article  → CNN Article → Wallstreet Journal Article → Updated News  → Washington Post Article  → BBC Article  → Pictures [1] [2]  → Investigation

use the hashtags pictured at the top of this post on your social networking sites to connect and help spread the word, thank you so much! x

brandi-graham:

HAPPENING NOW [VERY IMPORTANT]: Venezuela’s soldiers are killing their people. The Government is sending their armed gangs to kill them and they have censored all the media in their country, even blocking photos posted on social media sites. They shut down all the cable channels that broadcast news, so they can’t know what’s going on. The people have no source of protection at all. Students are protesting to save their country and their lives at this very moment. All they have are their social networks to get the word out so, PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD. VENEZUELA IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR  AND CLOSE TO BECOMING A FULL COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. THEIR PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP. —— Please, this is very important to me, one of my closest friends went to visit family in Venezuela over winter break and they won’t let him come back to Florida. We’re graduating in a few months and it hurts me to know that his baseball career and all of his hard work and dedication to his grades here in the U.S. was all for nothing. Please.


OTHER INFORMATION AND LINKS:

USAToday Article
CNN Article
Wallstreet Journal Article
Updated News
Washington Post Article
BBC Article
→ Pictures [1] [2]
Investigation

use the hashtags pictured at the top of this post on your social networking sites to connect and help spread the word, thank you so much! x

(via lilyfirefly)

mocada-museum:

baldwin-lorde

JB: One of the dangers of being a Black American is being schizophrenic, and I mean ‘schizophrenic’ in the most literal sense. To be a Black American is in some ways to be born with the desire to be white. It’s a part of the price you pay for being born here, and it affects every Black…

robynb12:

sorayachemaly:

Trigger Warning

Image Credit” UniteWomen.Org

In 2005, 19-year old army private LaVena Johnson,  was the first woman from Missouri to die in Iraq, according to the Army, of suicide. Only after her family insisted on seeing photographs taken at the scene of her death did they realize she was found in her tent with a gunshot wound to the head, a broken nose, black eye, loose teeth, acid burns on her genitals (there is speculation that this was done to cover up possible sexual assault), and a trail of blood leading away from her tent. The army ruled that her death was a SUICIDE.  Her father, a doctor who has worked with military personnel for more than 20 years, believes his daughter was raped and murdered.  A documentary, LaVena Johnson The Silent Truth,” their attempts to uncover the truth was released in 2010. There is a website with updates, LaVena Johnson and a petition asking Senator Claire McCaskill to investigate her death. As Cilla McCain, founder of Military Families for Justice asks, would this case by taken seriously if LaVena Johnson were not a black woman? Her parents have established a scholarship fund in their daughter’s name. Donations can be made to The LaVena L. Johnson College Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 117, Florissant, MO 63032 

Donate and boost

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maxamillionracism:

Some people say I have “Minority Privilege.” Here is a list I complied of my 50 Black Male Minority Privileges in the 24 years of my life. You can choose from the ones you would like to possibly incorporate. There is enough to go around for everyone.

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My Black Male Minority Privilege

  1. My…

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