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37thstate:

Stunning! Model/Tv personality Zainab Balogun for CLAN Classics Lookbook. Photography: Lakin Ogunbanwo

Beyond Ferguson, the pattern is clear. Blacks are always to blame, even as we are brutalized by police, ghettoized by neoliberal policies, and disenfranchised by a racist criminal (in)justice system.

But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called ‘thugs.’

myfavemedia:

Uzo Aduba at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 

I’mma need more people to talk about how Uzo slayed at the Daytime Emmys this year. Not only was she fucking flawless on red carpet with that stunning red dress, she won “Outstanding Guest Actress” for her role as Suzanne in OITNB. Talk about it, dammit lol!

truyorkbity:

AvaLynn was attacked by another student on the school playground. We are fighting for answers and for greater supervision at school.

My friend Lacey Harris’s 5 year old daughter was brutalized by another child on the playground at school this week, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her face is swollen and bruised beyond recognition, and the only thing the school can tell her is that they “are investigating”

This sweet little 5 year old girl is terrified to return to school. She is in pain and she has been MAIMED. This needs IMMEDIATE media attention. The school and local news are ignoring the mother’s and loved ones’ cries for help. This family needs justice for what has been done to their poor little angel, and not just to be swept under the rug, as the school district is attempting to do. PLEASE shine some light on this situation and force school administration and news media to get some answers!

The mother has started a GoFundMe page to request help for paying medical bills and legal fees, as it looks as though she’s going to have to pursue this route in order to get any justice at all for her little girl. Please, please, share this link on your page. Even if people are unable to donate, please just help us get the word out on what is going on with this poor family.

This is really heartbroken for me and extremely hard to look at.

This is the link to Ava’s donation page.
Please donate and share and PRAY!
God bless you all!

http://www.gofundme.com/doid6w

PoC are not European. You didn't evolve here you don't belong here. Brown skin should stick to hotter climates as light skin should stick to colder climates. Our culture isn't yours. No matter how much you want to be European, you never will be.

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I don’t wanna be an old ass cracker anyway. Bye honky. I’m fine with being black and not a white ass pasty European :D

~Tae


jewelismyrealname:

europaculture:

blackgirlsparadise:

We don’t want to be European, it’s always been white people forcing euro centric beauty standards on us. I need white people to wisen up and stop projecting their bullshit onto us.

Then why do you people say there are poc Europeans? And you get so offended when we say, there are no poc Europeans. You guys are immigrants in Europe and nothing more in the eyes of native Europeans.

Oh yeah? Explain Mesopotamia, explain the Moors, explain how cultural diffusion through trade routes from the Silk Road through Transatlantic Slavery through WWII has contributed to the European economy and thusly European culture and society. A delusional white washed romanticized version of what you wish Europe was does not make it reality. There’s several blogs dedicated to the POC presence in Europe, shout out to
medievalpoc
for example. Both tribal and industrialized Europe has been a site of black, brown, and yellow civilization. The hem of the Queen’s gown has black blood on it and you’re just mad that global colonialism has come home to roost.
Every. Fucking. Time. 😩 😂 #ohwell 🍺

Every. Fucking. Time. 😩 😂 #ohwell 🍺

thickgirlinthinworld:

Isn’t it amazing! These 3 ladies went to school together, hustled for acting jobs together and now they’re all on Emmy-nominated shows and worked the red carpet together! Dreams come true people! Dream big, as big as you want! Hustle hard, pray, stay healthy and hustle and pray some more. 6 years ago these ladies were “nobodies”. Now they’re on Mad men and Orange is the new black! There is God but you have to work hard. Really hard. I just found this picture inspirational.

thickgirlinthinworld:

Isn’t it amazing! These 3 ladies went to school together, hustled for acting jobs together and now they’re all on Emmy-nominated shows and worked the red carpet together! Dreams come true people! Dream big, as big as you want! Hustle hard, pray, stay healthy and hustle and pray some more. 6 years ago these ladies were “nobodies”. Now they’re on Mad men and Orange is the new black! There is God but you have to work hard. Really hard. I just found this picture inspirational.