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pinkcookiedimples:

aleashasweet:

ashleighthelion:

FREE FIGURE'S CONSENT RALLY!
Black women are not animals. We are not exhibits. Our bodies do not exist for your entertainment or your curiosity. Our bodies are worthy of autonomy and respect. Our hair is NEVER yours to touch, defile, question, gaze upon, or eroticize.

Same can go for white women but if these were pictures of white women holding these signs people would have a cow.


Lol. Cow. Why would I use that phrase.

I don’t think you understand the complexity that comes to having African-American originated hair. I’m not going to pretend I know of all white girls’ experiences, but I do know that people rather stare and point and judge and poke at our hair as of its this strange thing rather than the same thing growing from your scalp, just curlier.

storming-fallen-angels:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN INDIANA AND SURROUNDING STATES
An Amber Alert was just issued for the abduction of the baby above, Delano Wilson. He was abducted at noon today(9/27) and is assumed to be with a White manm 25-30 years old, 5’6”-5’9”, meduim build, short brown hair with a Hispanic female, 25-30 years old, thin build, Long brown hair. They are assumed to be in a Blue Ford Tarus, older model 2000-2003 4 door.
Please spread the word so he can come home to his family. He was abducted around an  ALLEY OF THE 1400 BLOCK OF HENRY STREET in INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
HE IS IN EXTREME DANGER
If you know any information call 1-888-58AMBER
Full information can be found here

storming-fallen-angels:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN INDIANA AND SURROUNDING STATES

An Amber Alert was just issued for the abduction of the baby above, Delano Wilson. He was abducted at noon today(9/27) and is assumed to be with a White manm 25-30 years old, 5’6”-5’9”, meduim build, short brown hair with a Hispanic female, 25-30 years old, thin build, Long brown hair. They are assumed to be in a Blue Ford Tarus, older model 2000-2003 4 door.

Please spread the word so he can come home to his family. He was abducted around an  ALLEY OF THE 1400 BLOCK OF HENRY STREET in INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.

HE IS IN EXTREME DANGER

If you know any information call 1-888-58AMBER

Full information can be found here

lovelyandbrown:

It occurred to me that I never talked about the day that I knew I had to end my last relationship. And that Bryant inadvertently pushed me over the edge.

Around March 2013, it was my last semester of law school and I had this massive symposium for my legal clinic that I was hosting for hundreds of professionals. I was overwhelmed. My boyfriend and I had been dating for about 18 months at the time, and the past 3 months he had checked out. He hadn’t touched me, he rarely wanted to come over, he hated giving me compliments bc he said they were corny. But I held on bc he KEPT promising he would do better….sigh.

Anyway, around this time, Bryant and I would skype every few days. We still loved each other from all those years ago but it was platonic between us. I’d ask for advice on my relationship and I’d vent and I’d cry to him about how stressed I was bc my boyfriend wasn’t trying to hear it.

One day he told me that he needed a recommendation for a job and that he had a form fedexed to me and said I needed to pick it up so I rushed home and found the edible arrangement with the card attached. I was initially surprised bc I thought they were from my boyfriend who did something nice for once - when I saw they were from Bryant, I was initially disappointed. But I read the card and I was so happy and called my mom and she was like WHY ARENT YOU DATING HIM and I called Bryant and thanked him profusely….and I hid the card in case my boyfriend came.

I kept replaying in my mind the disappointment when I realized that it wasn’t from my boyfriend. I’m not necessary a gift whore but my boyfriend in our relationship, had never surprised me with anything. He said getting me flowers was meaningless and overrated….so I just let it be. He never sent anything just because. He didn’t even stop by and SEE ME just because. So for Bryant to talk to me, know how frustrated I was, and was kind enough to send me that bc it would make my day totally blew my mind. THAT was the type of love I should be used to. I just not necessarily expect, but be accustomed to gifts when I need a boost or flowers or candy or just time and energy when I am low. My boyfriend let another man slip in and take his spot.

And when he came over later and I told them that it was from Bryant, he said oh, cool, and didn’t blink. I was like does that make you uncomfortable? He said no. I asked him why he had never done something kind for me like that, and I will never forget the way he ROLLED HIS EYES and said “I already got you. I’m putting in the work to keep you just by coming over here.”

I cried that night.

Bryant’s token of love and support JOLTED me. The relationship I was in was a hell of my own making. And it wasn’t until the end of September that I was brave enough to walk away, but the day his gift came, a light bulb came on. And you can’t go back in the dark after you’ve seen the light.

Even God’s placement of Bryant in that point in my life…..none of it is coincidental. I’m so appreciative that He has lead us back to each other, day by day. That day didn’t make me consider Bryant romantically, but it started the process of preparing my heart to let go of the love I never had so that I could receive the love I had always deserved a year later.

…and I still saved the card, scruffymacgoogler. It was the sweetest part.💗

alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs
Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember. My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects. Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years. In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.
Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable. She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not. She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not. And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.
No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs. A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.
I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.
I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day. I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others. I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.
RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers

alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs

Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember. My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects. Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years. In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.

Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable. She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not. She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not. And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.

No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs. A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.

I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.

I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day. I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others. I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.

RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

newavechives:

urbantelevision:

Women respond to Street Harassment & the dehumanizing effect on their morale with bystander intervention both online, and in the streets. tinyurl.com/lacrstb

"You looking so good, you make a nigga hungry"

— "We need to recognize that for some people sex is great and for some sex is horrific and for some it’s on par with folding laundry."

deviantfemme:

dotterall:

(~Sex Isn’t Always Good by queenieofaces)

This is a critical part of sex positivity that tends to be overlooked. Let’s celebrate empowering amazing sex and the choice to not have sex, or only have certain kinds of sex. 

astrolocherry:

cancers are extremely closed off regarding their own personal lives. and yet they are quite happy to counsel others through their own internal dilemmas. cancers are the sounding board for the zodiac’s distress, and their tranquil nature remains forever sincere and nonjudgmental

huffingtonpost:

ONE THING YOU SHOULD NEVER CALL AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN

There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out of such comments? “Exotic.”

Cristen Conger of the How Stuff Works podcast, Stuff Mom Never Told You, takes on the topic of “exotic” beauty.

Watch the full video with Conger explaining how Lupita Nyong’o was “extocized” during the 2014 Oscar season here. 

thepunkandthereckless asked: Why does it matter what race the people are? Shouldn't the only thing that matters is people are dying by the hands of the police and nothing is being done about it? Why does everything have to be about race?

lordbape:

Reread your own message. Who is dying by the hands of the police? Black people.. on purpose.. Black people are intentionally being killed by the police… Not “people”.. because this is happening at an institutional level in which specifically Black people are purposefully being killed, arrested and dehumanized by the police because they are Black. It’s really fucking simple, actually.  There’s a pattern— that’s why race matters. We— Black people— are all as en entire race in fucking danger that’s why race matters. Because it ISN’T just happening to “people”… it’s happening to Black people BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK. It’s not a coincidence.

Why would it not matter that one group of people is intentionally being killed..? They’re being killed by the police BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK.. LITERALLY. Why would it not be about race if Black people are specifically being targeted to be killed like why wouldn’t that be important… Why do you not want to involve race? Tell me if you see a pattern that would help you understand why it’s about race

It is about race, I’m not “making it about race”. Why don’t you want it to be about race when it already is…?