soulbrotherv2:

This has got to be the picture of the day!
Original caption:  Before graduation… My Grandpa 95 Years old & still strong!! God bless him.  (I didn’t know how to tie a tie.) 

love it

soulbrotherv2:

This has got to be the picture of the day!

Original caption:  Before graduation… My Grandpa 95 Years old & still strong!! God bless him.  (I didn’t know how to tie a tie.) 

love it

heyfranhey:

My love, energy and prayers up for the family and friends of Domineque Banks. She lost her battle against Lupus at the age of 27. One of the first natural hair YouTubers, LongHairDontCare2011, I ever watched. Losing a young and creative peer who was destined for greatness is a tough one to swallow. At least you’re no longer in pain. Safe travels, beautiful one.
If you can donate and help her family with the funeral costs, please do so here.

heyfranhey:

My love, energy and prayers up for the family and friends of Domineque Banks. She lost her battle against Lupus at the age of 27. One of the first natural hair YouTubers, LongHairDontCare2011, I ever watched. Losing a young and creative peer who was destined for greatness is a tough one to swallow. At least you’re no longer in pain. Safe travels, beautiful one.

If you can donate and help her family with the funeral costs, please do so here.

“Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like:

Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want to be mugged?

And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.

Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.

Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off.”
The Wretched of the Earth: On Rape Culture (via felicefawn)

lceburgs:

these are fucking paintings

wow. 

(Source: 100maraka)

missjia:

Home invasions are insane and I can’t imagine someone barging into my place and doing something like this. An Amber Alert has been issued for 14 year old Ayvani Hope Perez, who was abducted earlier today during a home invasion at 3894 Brookgate Drive in Ellenwood, GA. She is 4’9, 93lbs, Hispanic, black hair, and was wearing Star Wars pajamas and a Tshirt with “Super Hero” written on it. Her mother attempted to hide her and another child after telling the two men pictured that she had no money or jewelry. They then shot the family dog and drove off with Ayani in a grey Dodge. If you have ang info on the girl or suspects, call 911 or Clayton County police at 678-610-4781. Jesus I hope they bring her home safe!! 😩 please repost, retweeting, and REBLOG!

missjia:

Home invasions are insane and I can’t imagine someone barging into my place and doing something like this. An Amber Alert has been issued for 14 year old Ayvani Hope Perez, who was abducted earlier today during a home invasion at 3894 Brookgate Drive in Ellenwood, GA. She is 4’9, 93lbs, Hispanic, black hair, and was wearing Star Wars pajamas and a Tshirt with “Super Hero” written on it. Her mother attempted to hide her and another child after telling the two men pictured that she had no money or jewelry. They then shot the family dog and drove off with Ayani in a grey Dodge. If you have ang info on the girl or suspects, call 911 or Clayton County police at 678-610-4781. Jesus I hope they bring her home safe!! 😩 please repost, retweeting, and REBLOG!

blackfashion:

abigaillarson:

acid attacks in pakistan

This assault is a common form of “punishment” not only in Pakistan, but also in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, throughout the Middle East, and in some Western countries. Women live in fear that should she disobey her father’s will, speak her mind, attend school, refuse a marriage proposal, deny sex, or exercise her free will, she will be punished for it. She will be forced to wear the scars for the rest of her life, to remind her of the “shame” she has brought upon herself, and be shunned by her society.

Women in developing nations are not blind. They have realized they don’t have to submit. They don’t have to obey. They can speak their mind, and they can do as they please. This disgusts the men, whose need for power and domination reaches back centuries, and this is how they enforce their control. 

The practice has slowed in some countries, but in others, it’s on the rise. Men and children are also victims of these attacks. If you’re like me, and this is breaking your heart, there are ways you can help. Obviously, spreading the word is one of them, but donations are crucial. Many people in these countries don’t have access to the proper medical treatment or shelters they need. Donations help pay for bandages, medicine, housing, and training physicians. If you’re in a position to help, please consider it.

I know that to many of us, these people are far away, and seem unreachable. But they wake up every morning, just like we all do, and look in the mirror, like we all do. The fact that they don’t give up, that they keep going, shows unbelievable strength. I’m from America, where we obsess about our looks, and women are forced to think about our hair, makeup, and weight constantly. We can’t go into a shop, turn on the radio, or go online without being bombarded with ways to improve our looks. I’d like to think this will make a few of us stop and consider, even for a few moments, that there is someone who would be glad to have an option.

Check out what the United Nations Entity for Gender Quality (or UN Women) are up to. Help women around the world stay positive, hopeful, and keep fighting.

omg.

i remember when i used to spill pain on sheets lined with pretty blue. wrote melancholy between moments of peace like it was my own personal duty to rip apart life clips, shred them for their serrated edges, pick all the ugly, and make it pretty prose on blank sheets. 

between lines of blues i wrote my blues

art was easy then.

soulbrotherv2:

The artistic vision of Xavier Payne—‘90’s black culture icons (music) [source]

love!

fitjourney5:

juilan:

I went to log into tumblr and this came up…

Freaking greatness! So hilarious!

fitjourney5:

juilan:

I went to log into tumblr and this came up…

Freaking greatness! So hilarious!