THIS right here….

THIS right here….

(Source: drawn-by-impulse, via rachelstewartjewelry)

01.09.14
rachelstewartjewelry:

My grandmother. My dad on the far left. She eventually had 14 children.
My great grandfather was a preacher who tried to organize blacks in the south, because of this the klan burned down their home and later tried to kill them again  by ramming their car loaded with babies and small children and causing a serious accident, putting my dad and some siblings in the hospital which by the way wouldn’t accept black people so they had to leave and find another one in another city, all the while bloody and injured.
Because of civil rights riots there was a curfew placed on the town, my dad broke curfew at 12 because he wanted a coke from the vending machine across the street, he told me while he walked a pickup truck pulled up next to him and pointed a rifle in his face, they said nothing but followed him back home with the gun pointed at his head, HE WAS 12
My grandfather was also blacklisted, nobody would hire him, rent a home to him, sell a car to him…the klan has members in all areas of life, denying black people jobs, cars and property it was and still is one of the ways they kept black families destitute, and starting your own business was at the risk of your life.
There were many more incidents but after this one my grandmother sent my dad and his older brothers away, she knew they would probably end up shot or hung.
All because his dad was a civil rights advocate.
There are many more stories but I’ll wait till his book comes out which he is working on now.

rachelstewartjewelry:

My grandmother. My dad on the far left. She eventually had 14 children.
My great grandfather was a preacher who tried to organize blacks in the south, because of this the klan burned down their home and later tried to kill them again by ramming their car loaded with babies and small children and causing a serious accident, putting my dad and some siblings in the hospital which by the way wouldn’t accept black people so they had to leave and find another one in another city, all the while bloody and injured.
Because of civil rights riots there was a curfew placed on the town, my dad broke curfew at 12 because he wanted a coke from the vending machine across the street, he told me while he walked a pickup truck pulled up next to him and pointed a rifle in his face, they said nothing but followed him back home with the gun pointed at his head, HE WAS 12
My grandfather was also blacklisted, nobody would hire him, rent a home to him, sell a car to him…the klan has members in all areas of life, denying black people jobs, cars and property it was and still is one of the ways they kept black families destitute, and starting your own business was at the risk of your life.
There were many more incidents but after this one my grandmother sent my dad and his older brothers away, she knew they would probably end up shot or hung.
All because his dad was a civil rights advocate.
There are many more stories but I’ll wait till his book comes out which he is working on now.

01.09.14
turbanista:

Bela
31.08.14

Reverse Racism in context.

30.08.14

ghdos:

BRUHHHHHH. Do you fucking see this?

(Source: yungterra, via topherick)

30.08.14

I am wounded.

30.08.14

youngblackandvegan:

do not invent relationships

do not convince yourself that just because you talk and chill a lot

you’re “basically together”

either you are, or you aren’t

and there’s no use pretending like you are when the other person thinks you aren’t

focus on what’s real

(via topherick)

30.08.14

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30.08.14
humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer.""What advice would you give other engineers?""If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”"What sort of building would you build?""A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."(Entebbe, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer."
"What advice would you give other engineers?"
"If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”
"What sort of building would you build?"
"A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."

(Entebbe, Uganda)

30.08.14

artblackafrica:

Asad Faulwell draws attention to the women guerrilla combatants in Algeria’s War of Independence (1954-1962) through his work,Les Femmes D’Alger.

Faulwell was inspired by Gillo Pontecorvo’s film “The Battle of Algiers" (1966). In the movie, members of Algeria’s National Liberation Front (FLN) recruit three women to enact a terrorist attack in the French quarter of Algiers. "They recruited women because they could pass through check points without detection and would not raise suspicion when planting bombs," Faulwell explained.

Pontecorvo’s characters are based on real women: Djamila Bouhired, Zohra Drif and Hassiba Ben Bouali, all three of whom participated in the Algerian nationalist movement in the 1950s.

 ”In many ways these women were both victims and aggressors. They had killed civilians indiscriminately but they had also themselves been used by there countrymen and brutally tortured by the French. They exist in a moral grey area.”

"I wanted to create a version of the ‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ series that was more applicable to modern society than the Orientalist works of the 19th and 20th century," - Faulwell (via HuffPost)

(via jujuwoman)

30.08.14
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nigerianostalgia:

Ibibio man his and wife. Ikot-Ekpene. March 7th 1905.


Akwa Ibom Isongo!

nigerianostalgia:

Ibibio man his and wife. Ikot-Ekpene. March 7th 1905.

Akwa Ibom Isongo!

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30.08.14
181

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30.08.14

topherick:

This is actually exactly where I am. Though I don’t have an issue with rougher fantasies nor do I think porn is comparable to rape in any way. I don’t have an issue with a little bit of anger and violence mixed in with my lovemaking. Some of the most loving interactions I’ve ever had would be considered a bit violent. Consensual, but violent.

That said, I do think porn can have very harmful effects on our views of sex and sexuality. I do believe that it changes our expectations of what’s possible and put’s something unrealistic in it’s place. It takes away the process involved in sex, and rewires you to expect instant gratification.  I don’t want my sexual experiences to be a thing I just do because it’s Tuesday and I’m bored. I want them to be healthy, fun, fulfilling experiences.

(Source: tedx)

30.08.14
laarte:

24 today. thank God for another year. much love to all.

laarte:

24 today. thank God for another year. much love to all.

30.08.14
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laarte:

24 today. thank God for another year. much love to all.

laarte:

24 today. thank God for another year. much love to all.

30.08.14
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