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Aug 17, 2014 / 64,751 notes

And the rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period.(x)

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Aug 17, 2014

stop wondering why I don’t like yall. 

Aug 17, 2014 / 133,377 notes

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

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Jul 28, 2014 / 9,259 notes

masbonitaquetu said: why can't it be "lets talk about how beautiful everyone is"??? Why is it just one skin tone? Everyone is beautiful no matter their complexion because social boundaries shouldn't separate how we think of ourselves. We're all human beings, lets all be beautiful together. Lets not leave of appreciation of some "races" as we try to appreciate the beauty of a certain section of people. (this is not hate please don't yell at me, just my opinion)

princesswhatevr:

pinkvelourtracksuit:

girl if u don’t get outta my inbox with this ‘we are the world! let’s all hold hands and pretend certain skin tones aren’t considered more desirable than others!’ NOW BACK TO WHAT I WAS SAYING

LET’S

TALK

ABOUT

HOW

BEAUTIFUL

DARK

SKIN

IS

HOW ABOUT WE STICK TO THE TOPIC AT HAND MA!!!! 

^^^^

Jul 27, 2014 / 145 notes

foxxxynegrodamus:

THE SKY LOOKS LIKE COTTON CANDY RN NO FILTER!

Jul 27, 2014 / 6,444 notes

elegantpaws:

iknowwhythesongbirdsings:

elegantpaws:

paulamaf2013:

nikkisshadetree:

vineforlife:

Make sure you ALWAYS greet african parents w/asapLKG , PEGO WILL

😂😂😂

This is true for West Indian parents too.

HAHAHAHAHA

ROFLMAO! (Next question is, your friend, were they raised in a barn?)

Guyanese: Your friend was not brought up - he was dragged up!!!

I see our parents would get on like a house on fire, then? LOL

I started laughing when the boy said “say hi” because I KNEW he finna get derrrty slapped

Jul 27, 2014 / 227 notes

dynamicafrica:

Current Commonwealth Games Standings of African Teams.

The 20th Commonwealth Games officially kicked off four days ago in host city Glasgow, Scotland.

Africa is represented by 18 different countries namely Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The Gambia withdrew from the Games in October 2013.

The 11-day event, ending on August 3rd, brings together a little under 5,000 athletes from 71 different countries and territories, competing in a series of 17 different sports and will see a total of 1,385 medals won.

In current medal standings, South Africa ranks highest amongst African nations and is the only African country in the top 10 (at position six) with a total of 14 wins so far - three gold, five silver and six bronze. Nigeria, at 11th place overall, just misses the top 10 with a total of four medals - one gold, two silver and one bronze.

The next ranking African country is Cameroon at 13th place overall - one silver and one bronze. Ghana, Mauritius and Zambia are tied for 20th place overall on the medals table, each with one bronze medal.

ibadbitch:

Nicki yes!!!!!!!

stan i am
Jul 27, 2014 / 7,250 notes

ibadbitch:

Nicki yes!!!!!!!

stan i am

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Jul 27, 2014 / 78,273 notes

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Jul 27, 2014 / 8,918 notes
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Todd the Bod.
Jul 24, 2014 / 33 notes

tothinefiercenessbetrue:

Todd the Bod.

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saloandseverine:

Naomi Campbell in Paco Rabanne
Jul 24, 2014 / 10,283 notes

saloandseverine:

Naomi Campbell in Paco Rabanne

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Jul 24, 2014 / 3,517 notes

bunitv:

2013 was a great year for actors of African descent.

These guys could be taking golden statues home next year.

1. Lupita Nyong’o in a career launching heartbreaker, Patsey from 12 Years a Slave. Everything has probably been said about her, but her It Girl status is sign enough of her impact. 

2. Chiwetel Ejiofor in one of the most devastating roles this year, with so much range and grace, in 12 Years A Slave. I can’t get that too-long hanging scene out of my head.

3. Idris Elba as a screen Mandela that finally brought the grit and fervour that had been missing in previous iterations. Elba is pretty much a superhero. Tall, unreadable, mischievous…He can play me in my lifetime movie if he wants. 

4. Danai Gurira in a role that brought us a new leading woman archetype. She transported us into the inner life of an immigrant bride, her identity fresh and completely out of context, we forgot she spends most of her year fighting zombies…

5. Adepero Oduye’s role, though small, in 12 Years A Slave, brought clarity to McQueen’s vision of the film’s theme, ‘dignity and humanity’. Crying has never been used so successfully as a form of protest on screen, and that one monologue that will probably be used by actresses to audition in years to come. I’m a fan.

6. David Oyelowo’s firebrand activist in The Butler. I haven’t seen it, but his intelligence and gentility add depth to all of his roles including last year’s turn in Ava Duvernay’s ‘Middle of Nowhere’.

7. Barkhad Abdi’s much talked about breakout performance, who humanised the Somali Pirate for those who do not pay attention, and introduced the mass audience to what Somalis actually look like (cough…Hollywood).

There were so many award worthy performances last year! Reblog with your additions!

Monica

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soon and very soon…
Jul 24, 2014 / 50,931 notes

soon and very soon…

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Jul 24, 2014 / 18,284 notes

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Dre and Frankie lmao

black father excellence :)

Seen this on FB. Cutest thing ever.

sooo cute!

LOLOL! Love it!

stahhhppp! the ovaries! MY OVARIES!!