12 7 / 2014

11 7 / 2014

tribalimmunity:

Yes, the anbessa bags are coming! www.tribalimmunity.com #anbessa #lion #Amharic #king

tribalimmunity:

Yes, the anbessa bags are coming! www.tribalimmunity.com #anbessa #lion #Amharic #king

11 7 / 2014

"I’ve learned two things.
To let go
clean as kite string.
And to never wash a man’s clothes.
These are my rules."

Sandra Cisneros, “For a Southern Man,” from My Wicked Wicked Ways. I took this poem from Translated Woman by Ruth Behar. (via lalitamangotree)

agreed

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11 7 / 2014

lovelyandbrown:

Needed this.

11 7 / 2014

africanrelic:

Mad, angry, sad, confused, outraged, hurt, depressed, wishful, etc…. just fed up

And you know when a woman’s fed up…

11 7 / 2014

11 7 / 2014

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

monserratluna:

kickstartforever:

Everyone please reblog this. I want all of tumblr to see this.

True.

The question is a rhetorical one of course. 

of course.

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

monserratluna:

kickstartforever:

Everyone please reblog this. I want all of tumblr to see this.

True.

The question is a rhetorical one of course. 

of course.

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06 7 / 2014

onlyblackgirl:

atane:

olitzterry:

afrorevolution:

Legit though. I dey wonder

No lies detected

Schwarzenegger, Galifianakis, Panagiotopoulos, but African names are a problem.

welp

onlyblackgirl:

atane:

olitzterry:

afrorevolution:

Legit though. I dey wonder

No lies detected

Schwarzenegger, Galifianakis, Panagiotopoulos, but African names are a problem.

welp

(via rebellempress)

06 7 / 2014

youngblackandvegan:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

true2myroots:

Yesterday I went to grab my books and was getting ready to sit down  to read. Then out of nowhere my sun goes and grabs his books too. In his little voice, he comes over and says daddy can you read to me please? That shows me how important it is to always keep positive things around him. Children tend imitate or become influenced by things they see and hear, whether Good or Bad. They’re like a sponge, so it’s up to us as parents to filter the things they absorb.

Love!

adorable :)

youngblackandvegan:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

true2myroots:

Yesterday I went to grab my books and was getting ready to sit down 
to read. Then out of nowhere my sun goes and grabs his books too. In his little voice, he comes over and says daddy can you read to me please? That shows me how important it is to always keep positive things around him. Children tend imitate or become influenced by things they see and hear, whether Good or Bad. They’re like a sponge, so it’s up to us as parents to filter the things they absorb.

Love!

adorable :)

(via rebellempress)

06 7 / 2014

nizzerd:

“I’m a black kid. Try to teach me about slavery without me feeling resentment towards white people.”


His face though…

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02 7 / 2014

🎶I’m comfortable in my skin🎶 

Random: Empenadas de carne y cerveza de jengibre me hacen sonreir😁

#positivevibes #positivelives

🎶I’m comfortable in my skin🎶

Random: Empenadas de carne y cerveza de jengibre me hacen sonreir😁

#positivevibes #positivelives

01 7 / 2014

themaineteens:

i wish people knew john wrote this 

themaineteens:

i wish people knew john wrote this 

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01 7 / 2014

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28 6 / 2014

"It took Adolf Hitler and his Nazi cohorts 12 years to round up and murder 6 million Jews, but their Teutonic cousins, the British, managed to kill almost 4 million Indians in just over a year, with Prime Minister Winston Churchill cheering from the sidelines. Australian biochemist Dr Gideon Polya has called the Bengal Famine a “manmade holocaust” because Churchill’s policies were directly responsible for the disaster. Bengal had a bountiful harvest in 1942, but the British started diverting vast quantities of food grain from India to Britain, contributing to a massive food shortage in the areas comprising present-day West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Bangladesh. Author Madhusree Mukerjee tracked down some of the survivors and paints a chilling picture of the effects of hunger and deprivation. In Churchill’s Secret War, she writes: “Parents dumped their starving children into rivers and wells. Many took their lives by throwing themselves in front of trains. Starving people begged for the starchy water in which rice had been boiled. Children ate leaves and vines, yam stems and grass. People were too weak even to cremate their loved ones.”"

Remembering India’s Forgotten Holocaust. 

Sarah Waheed notes: “One of the students in my modern South Asia history class a few years ago, was extremely upset that the book we were reading referred to the Bengal famine as a holocaust, calling the author ‘biased’. When I asked him to clarify and elaborate upon what he meant by ‘biased’, he exclaimed, inflamed, “There was only one holocaust!” The rest of the students were, however, more open to the idea of the 20th century being a century of multiple holocausts. The terms ‘holocaust’ and ‘genocide’, however, continue to elicit trauma envy.”

(via mehreenkasana)

I first heard of British crimes like this in Mike Davis’ Late Victorian Holocausts which talks about how imperialism affected the Indian subcontinent’s food supply. The system which could feed everyone, even during hard times, was “centralized” to be “more efficient” by the British administration, leading to skyrocketing poverty and famine and a destroyed local ecology. 

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28 6 / 2014

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