19 9 / 2014

hersheywrites:

neverbiso:

Awe!! Aye LU!

Again, always reblog Black Father Excellence.

hersheywrites:

neverbiso:

Awe!! Aye LU!

Again, always reblog Black Father Excellence.

(Source: myuncreativeurl, via demure-vixen)

19 9 / 2014

"They made us think that Africa was a land of jungles, a land of animals, a land of cannibals and savages…they were so successful in projecting this negative image of Africa, those of us here in the West of African ancestry, the Afro-American, we looked upon Africa as a hateful place…Why? Because those who oppress know that you can’t make a person hate the root without making them hate the tree. You can’t hate your own and not end up hating yourself. And since we all originated in Africa, you can’t make us hate Africa without making us hate ourselves…And what was the result? They ended up with 22 million Black people here in America who hated everything about us that was African."

Malcolm X (via supermodelgif)

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03 9 / 2014

"Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten everyone’s life, but why not be the moon, to brighten in the darkest hour"

#positivevibes #positivelives

"Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten everyone’s life, but why not be the moon, to brighten in the darkest hour"

#positivevibes #positivelives

27 8 / 2014

fuck-boys-will-be-boys:

I’m exhausted.
It’s the third day of classes and I am already having to muster up some type of energy to get thru the rest of my day. I’m a hour into a four hour shift coming off a two hour class.
Many times I wish I had someone here with me, for me to lean on to and hold me accountable.

27 8 / 2014

24 8 / 2014

kingcammacholove:

blacknoonajade:

northwestwhore:

blacknoonajade:

This is the picture that is being spread around Twitter that “proves” Michael was charging the officer.

1. Michael Brown wasn’t a skinny athletic white woman running the fucking 100m dash off blocks. 
2. He had on flips flops. You ever tried running in some flops? Even if he had on sneakers, they aren’t track cleats that weigh next to nothing.
3.He had to have weighed an easy 200+ lbs. Do you think he could match the angle of her body considering THEY WERE DIFFERENT HEIGHTS AND WEIGHTS?
4. THIS ISN’T HOW PHYSICS AND GUN TRAJECTORY WORK AND COMMON SENSE WORK.
Stop it. Stop proving how stupid you are. It’s hilarious to see you try.
Source: https://twitter.com/leeleemunster/status/502561868641476608
(TW: It’s on of the most idiotic anti-liberal Twitter pages I’ve had the unfortunate luck to come across) 

dumbest post ive seen. OBVIOUSLY mike brown wasnt a skinny white woman, but he was a BIG 300 lbs black male. Everyone pumps their arms when they run. It’s how running works. so i dont see your argument in that. positioning all the same, except he was most likely standing up taller, not so bent over. If gun shots couldnt stop Brown advancing toward the officer, please tell me how his lack of adequate footwear would. You’re a liberal, how would you even know how guns work? How can you be so ignorant to this? All this new evidence is coming out, and you still refuse to acknowledge it. 

Okay, Bethany, I’m going to call you Bethany because fuck you. And I’m going to explain this in a very slow and simple way for you to digest, okay, babydoll?
Alright! Let’s Go! We will start with a picture.

It’s the muthafucking scientific method! You remember this right? I’m kind of getting the feeling that you might not by the unstructured blogglob of a paragraph you spewed from your mouthhole, but we’ll just assume you do. 
How this science thing works:
1. Ask a question. Could a 200lb+ be shot as the autopsy photos show if he was charging towards someone else? 
Well, gee! I don’t know. Let’s continue to the next step! 
2. Background research: What angle would he have to be in for the bullets to land in the places he was shot?
I still don’t know! Let’s try it out! We have to find a model for the problem….  
(Finds picture of a athletic white woman frozen in one position.)
HOL UP HOL UP HOL UP WHOA DERE!
CLASS WE HAVE A PROOOBLEM! 
You see! The way science works is, when you’ve asked yourself a question and are trying to prove it,  YOU FIRST MUST REPLICATE THE PROBLEM.
You wouldn’t ask “Why white people age the way that they do” by studying an Asian. You would study a white person. 
So, if the picture is of a skinny athletic white person and they are using that to prove how a 200+ lbs man was shot in the same place (with the assumption that 6 shots could be fired at the SAME DAMN TIME or timed so precisely that they land EXACTLY how the picture has it), GUESS WHAT? The square peg wouldn’t fit in the round hole. 
DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUN. 
Okay, class (and Bethany) what did we learn today. TO PROVE YOUR POINT, you can’t use an abstract example! (or be stupid enough to FALL FOR IT). 
Now sit your silly ass down and shut up. 

As an over 300 pound young man that does athletic shit let me fucking tell you something.
1. In the case of all linemen or bigger guys we dont bring our arms up n extend as such. /it is always tight as to get as much force when you actually push out against someone n to conserve energy because guess the fuck what. Arms are fucking heavy. Mike brown was recorded as  football player and ill bet my bottom, top, and middle dollar that he runs the same way as me.
2. If you dont getcho gahdamn ass on with this fake ass bullshit I swear for life I’ll show the next person that say Mike Brown charged his sociopath murder (notice i didn’t say officer because an officer up holds the law in a just, fair manner) I will show you what a person around his size looks and feels like when he charges and tackle your ass.  

kingcammacholove:

blacknoonajade:

northwestwhore:

blacknoonajade:

This is the picture that is being spread around Twitter that “proves” Michael was charging the officer.

1. Michael Brown wasn’t a skinny athletic white woman running the fucking 100m dash off blocks. 

2. He had on flips flops. You ever tried running in some flops? Even if he had on sneakers, they aren’t track cleats that weigh next to nothing.

3.He had to have weighed an easy 200+ lbs. Do you think he could match the angle of her body considering THEY WERE DIFFERENT HEIGHTS AND WEIGHTS?

4. THIS ISN’T HOW PHYSICS AND GUN TRAJECTORY WORK AND COMMON SENSE WORK.

Stop it. Stop proving how stupid you are. It’s hilarious to see you try.

Source: https://twitter.com/leeleemunster/status/502561868641476608

(TW: It’s on of the most idiotic anti-liberal Twitter pages I’ve had the unfortunate luck to come across) 

dumbest post ive seen. OBVIOUSLY mike brown wasnt a skinny white woman, but he was a BIG 300 lbs black male. Everyone pumps their arms when they run. It’s how running works. so i dont see your argument in that. positioning all the same, except he was most likely standing up taller, not so bent over. If gun shots couldnt stop Brown advancing toward the officer, please tell me how his lack of adequate footwear would. You’re a liberal, how would you even know how guns work? How can you be so ignorant to this? All this new evidence is coming out, and you still refuse to acknowledge it. 

Okay, Bethany, I’m going to call you Bethany because fuck you. And I’m going to explain this in a very slow and simple way for you to digest, okay, babydoll?

Alright! Let’s Go! We will start with a picture.

It’s the muthafucking scientific method! You remember this right? I’m kind of getting the feeling that you might not by the unstructured blogglob of a paragraph you spewed from your mouthhole, but we’ll just assume you do. 

How this science thing works:

1. Ask a question. Could a 200lb+ be shot as the autopsy photos show if he was charging towards someone else? 

Well, gee! I don’t know. Let’s continue to the next step! 

2. Background research: What angle would he have to be in for the bullets to land in the places he was shot?

I still don’t know! Let’s try it out! We have to find a model for the problem….  

(Finds picture of a athletic white woman frozen in one position.)

HOL UP HOL UP HOL UP WHOA DERE!

CLASS WE HAVE A PROOOBLEM! 

You see! The way science works is, when you’ve asked yourself a question and are trying to prove it,  YOU FIRST MUST REPLICATE THE PROBLEM.

You wouldn’t ask “Why white people age the way that they do” by studying an Asian. You would study a white person. 

So, if the picture is of a skinny athletic white person and they are using that to prove how a 200+ lbs man was shot in the same place (with the assumption that 6 shots could be fired at the SAME DAMN TIME or timed so precisely that they land EXACTLY how the picture has it), GUESS WHAT? The square peg wouldn’t fit in the round hole. 

DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUN. 

Okay, class (and Bethany) what did we learn today. TO PROVE YOUR POINT, you can’t use an abstract example! (or be stupid enough to FALL FOR IT). 

Now sit your silly ass down and shut up. 

As an over 300 pound young man that does athletic shit let me fucking tell you something.

1. In the case of all linemen or bigger guys we dont bring our arms up n extend as such. /it is always tight as to get as much force when you actually push out against someone n to conserve energy because guess the fuck what. Arms are fucking heavy. Mike brown was recorded as  football player and ill bet my bottom, top, and middle dollar that he runs the same way as me.

2. If you dont getcho gahdamn ass on with this fake ass bullshit I swear for life I’ll show the next person that say Mike Brown charged his sociopath murder (notice i didn’t say officer because an officer up holds the law in a just, fair manner) I will show you what a person around his size looks and feels like when he charges and tackle your ass.  

(via dynastylnoire)

23 8 / 2014

19 8 / 2014

tarynel:

whitegirlsaintshit:

planetfaraway:

For those who continue to leave nonsensical messages claiming that I hate white people, here you go. My need to even explain myself is telling and relates to the last tweet.

YES, BIL!!!!!

Few folks on tumblr need to read this.

(via afrojabi)

19 8 / 2014

"I don’t have to do nothing but stay black and die!"

African American Proverb (via chainoir)

(Source: blackproverbs, via godswerepoetsonce)

19 8 / 2014

thatdudemcfly:

#Ferguson

thatdudemcfly:

#Ferguson

(via highoffriva)

19 8 / 2014

jamaicanamazon:

-imaginarythoughts-:

cupcakeluvsmb:

Bruh when will this stop ???

Y’all think we crazy?

Smfh I’m so tired.

(via highoffriva)

17 8 / 2014

17 8 / 2014

"

I wake up each
morning wanting
more of you.

First, it was your
lips, then it was
your hands, now

it is your heart.
Now, it is always
your heart.

"

17 8 / 2014

thebeautyjunke:

K r y p t o n i t e.

thebeautyjunke

(via beardedandblack)

13 8 / 2014

submissivefeminist:

thinksquad:

Last night police in riot gear marched down West Florissant Avenue, ordering people to leave the area and firing tear gas onto the streets. Police even fired tear gas into the backyard of a home where several people held their “hands up” in what’s become a symbol of protest over the shooting of Michael Brown.
Daily RFT caught the melee on video.
The incident occurred after police had already evacuated nearly everybody on West Florissant Avenue. Between tear gas firings, a police officer bellowed “go home” into a loudspeaker. It took about an hour, but nearly everybody within vicinity of the police left the streets.
Yet a group of four male protesters remained defiant on West Florissant, screaming profanities at the police and putting their hands in the air. The police responded with threats of tear gas.
"Turn around and leave or we will deploy gas," shouted a police officer through a loudspeaker. Residents in their backyards pleaded for the men to get out of the street. After a few minutes of prodding, they did so. But the police still decided to advance.
Standing in his backyard along with a few friends and family was 24-year-old Rich West. And after seeing the police deploy tear gas as they marched down the empty street, West and his friends felt like protesting.
"You go home! You go home!" they chanted. As the police come closer, they all put their hands up.
Once again, the police officer with the megaphone ordered the protesters to go home.
"We’re in our yard!" they responded.
At one point West walked to his fence with his hands high up in the air.
"This my property! This my property!" he shouted, prompting police to fire a tear gas canister directly at his face. He moved at the last second.
"This my shit!" West screamed irately after narrowly avoiding the gas canister. Eventually a friend grabbed him and pulled him back to calm him down.
"This is my backyard! This is my shit!" West continued screaming into the camera. He turned to the police: "Y’all go the fuck home!"
"This is our home. This is our residence," West’s brother added. "Why do you think people say ‘fuck the police?’ Because of that shit."
Flora Busby, West’s mother, a soft-spoken woman in her 60s, came into the backyard to see if her sons were alright.
"We in our backyard!" she said. "Why you gotta shoot us?"
Again West shouted at the police. And again they fired another gas canister into the yard — this one nearly hitting his house.
"It’s pure ignorance," West responded after catching his breath. "I pay property taxes here. I should be able to be in my backyard any time."
He said that regular harassment by the Ferguson police department, often in the form of traffic stops, has been occurring ever since he was sixteen years old.
"They ain’t gotta be throwing tear gas in my backyard," added Busby. "This is my property. We were just standing back there, my son was standing back there, and I go to see about him and they threw it."
She continued: “I’m angry about that. They shouldn’t be doing that. And they didn’t need to kill the poor little boy.”
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/08/police_in_ferguson_fire_tear_gas_on_protesters_with_hands_up_in_their_own_backyard.php

This whole fucking thing is sickening. People in this area aren’t even safe on their on own property. So many of the stories I’ve read from this can be considered acts of fucking terrorism against this community and its protesters. These cops make me sick.

submissivefeminist:

thinksquad:

Last night police in riot gear marched down West Florissant Avenue, ordering people to leave the area and firing tear gas onto the streets. Police even fired tear gas into the backyard of a home where several people held their “hands up” in what’s become a symbol of protest over the shooting of Michael Brown.

Daily RFT caught the melee on video.

The incident occurred after police had already evacuated nearly everybody on West Florissant Avenue. Between tear gas firings, a police officer bellowed “go home” into a loudspeaker. It took about an hour, but nearly everybody within vicinity of the police left the streets.

Yet a group of four male protesters remained defiant on West Florissant, screaming profanities at the police and putting their hands in the air. The police responded with threats of tear gas.

"Turn around and leave or we will deploy gas," shouted a police officer through a loudspeaker. Residents in their backyards pleaded for the men to get out of the street. After a few minutes of prodding, they did so. But the police still decided to advance.

Standing in his backyard along with a few friends and family was 24-year-old Rich West. And after seeing the police deploy tear gas as they marched down the empty street, West and his friends felt like protesting.

"You go home! You go home!" they chanted. As the police come closer, they all put their hands up.

Once again, the police officer with the megaphone ordered the protesters to go home.

"We’re in our yard!" they responded.

At one point West walked to his fence with his hands high up in the air.

"This my property! This my property!" he shouted, prompting police to fire a tear gas canister directly at his face. He moved at the last second.

"This my shit!" West screamed irately after narrowly avoiding the gas canister. Eventually a friend grabbed him and pulled him back to calm him down.

"This is my backyard! This is my shit!" West continued screaming into the camera. He turned to the police: "Y’all go the fuck home!"

"This is our home. This is our residence," West’s brother added. "Why do you think people say ‘fuck the police?’ Because of that shit."

Flora Busby, West’s mother, a soft-spoken woman in her 60s, came into the backyard to see if her sons were alright.

"We in our backyard!" she said. "Why you gotta shoot us?"

Again West shouted at the police. And again they fired another gas canister into the yard — this one nearly hitting his house.

"It’s pure ignorance," West responded after catching his breath. "I pay property taxes here. I should be able to be in my backyard any time."

He said that regular harassment by the Ferguson police department, often in the form of traffic stops, has been occurring ever since he was sixteen years old.

"They ain’t gotta be throwing tear gas in my backyard," added Busby. "This is my property. We were just standing back there, my son was standing back there, and I go to see about him and they threw it."

She continued: “I’m angry about that. They shouldn’t be doing that. And they didn’t need to kill the poor little boy.”

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/08/police_in_ferguson_fire_tear_gas_on_protesters_with_hands_up_in_their_own_backyard.php

This whole fucking thing is sickening. People in this area aren’t even safe on their on own property. So many of the stories I’ve read from this can be considered acts of fucking terrorism against this community and its protesters. These cops make me sick.

(via negritaaa)