kheyirie:

ibadbitch:

angrywomenofcolorunited:

xjeremyjohnsonx:

llvnos:

In 2007, I was a 17 year old boy in high school who at first impression could be profiled as a criminal. I wore baggy clothing, had a foul mouth, and I fit the physical profile of guys who commit crimes every day. A lot like Trayvon.After Trayvon’s death, white supremacist, Klanklannon, hacked into Trayvon’s email to try and find more pictures of him with gold teeth and smoke, things that would “justify” killing him as he made his way back to his family unarmed.But what he found was college scholarship applications. Yes, Trayvon Martin had hopes of going to college to study aeronautics. He was also taking honors courses in high school. Even though Trayvon and I are a lot alike, that’s where we differ. He was actually achieving more than I did and had much bigger dreams as a junior in high school.Another way we differ, is in the opportunity to live out our potential. I’m sure a neighborhood watchman wouldn’t have picked me to obtain a degree 5 years later, start a non-profit, write a book, and go on to reach thousands every day. And he didn’t pick Trayvon either, so sadly we’ll never know what his story could’ve been. All of this to say, even if you don’t consider yourself racist, be careful of the stereotypes you draw based on looks. Everyone isn’t what they seem, but everyone deserves a chance to prove that. R.I.P. Trayvon.- Derrick JaxnPlease share. You may save someone’s life.

i really hope you guys like this story beCAUSE IM GOING TO REBLOG IT EVERY DAY. 

[TW: RACIAL PROFILING, RACISM, WHITE SUPREMACY]

Wow, my feels right now!!!

This really made me tear up. 😢

kheyirie:

ibadbitch:

angrywomenofcolorunited:

xjeremyjohnsonx:

llvnos:

In 2007, I was a 17 year old boy in high school who at first impression could be profiled as a criminal. I wore baggy clothing, had a foul mouth, and I fit the physical profile of guys who commit crimes every day. A lot like Trayvon.

After Trayvon’s death, white supremacist, Klanklannon, hacked into Trayvon’s email to try and find more pictures of him with gold teeth and smoke, things that would “justify” killing him as he made his way back to his family unarmed.

But what he found was college scholarship applications. Yes, Trayvon Martin had hopes of going to college to study aeronautics. He was also taking honors courses in high school. Even though Trayvon and I are a lot alike, that’s where we differ. He was actually achieving more than I did and had much bigger dreams as a junior in high school.

Another way we differ, is in the opportunity to live out our potential. I’m sure a neighborhood watchman wouldn’t have picked me to obtain a degree 5 years later, start a non-profit, write a book, and go on to reach thousands every day. And he didn’t pick Trayvon either, so sadly we’ll never know what his story could’ve been. 

All of this to say, even if you don’t consider yourself racist, be careful of the stereotypes you draw based on looks. Everyone isn’t what they seem, but everyone deserves a chance to prove that. 
R.I.P. Trayvon.

Derrick Jaxn

Please share. You may save someone’s life.

i really hope you guys like this story beCAUSE IM GOING TO REBLOG IT EVERY DAY. 

[TW: RACIAL PROFILING, RACISM, WHITE SUPREMACY]

Wow, my feels right now!!!

This really made me tear up. 😢

llvnos
Anonymous submitted:

"Don't you just hate when people say that african Americans don't have a cultrue???...."

black-culture:

black-culture:

They attempted to disconnect us from homeland, erase our native tongue, and shun our native religions. They attempted to beat us physically, emotionally and spiritually into submission. But we held on. We held on to our ways of life, our creativity, our spirituality and our dignity. 

Outlawing and denying us the rights to read and earn an education, we relied strongly on our long African oral tradition. This tradition manifest itself in the black church, as well as in our music today. 

Oh, our music.

We created jazz, rock & roll, rhythm and blues and hip hop. Sounds that influenced many, transcending races. Giving joy and hope to millions. Robbed to the point its now American Music, drop the African and hyphen.

We created cuisine from scraps during slavery and economic hardships thereafter.

Hughes knew rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of blood in human veins. And Maya Angelou spoke how a cage bird, wings clipped and feet tied, still sung of freedom.

The persistence of Black Life to survive in the face of annihilation. Turning, bending, leaping, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations told a story of faith to endure slavery to freedom. Jacob Lawrence with vibrant Harlem colors in The Great Migration, showed what the Black experience is, a Beautiful Struggle.

Alvin Ailey

Nina Simone

Malcolm X

Fats Domino

Little Richard

Maya Angelou

Gordon Parks

Prince

Carol Weems 

Toni Morrison

Stevie Wonder

Ella Baker

Black Panthers

Billie Holiday

Ray Charles

Assata Shakur

Langston Hughes

James Baldwin

Tina Turner

Angela Davis

Jimi Hendrix

Dr Martin Luther King

Josephine Baker

Harriet Powers

Richard Wright

Kara Walker

Sam Cooke

Diana Ross

and the list goes on. We have culture. Our culture is deep. Deeper than the rivers. Born from our struggles in America, but still suckling from our Mother Africa.

Don’t let no one tell you different.

Black Love

-zellie imani

http://black-culture.com/african-americans-culture/

black-culture

thesocace:

This is just sickening. 

bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

cloudyskiesandcatharsis

fuckursmilez:

blasianxbri:

darkjez:

nia-ebadu:

throughsanaseyes:

nevermindreal:

Forever reblog

US

This should have a million notes… we can sit and reblog a bunch of weed post (that gets almost up to 60,000 notes) but we cant reblog something REAL like this.

OWN YOUR HISTORY WHITE FOLKS

forever reblog.

reaaaall shit

howtobeterrell
Beauty has no color.

#pretty #curly #curlyhair

Beauty has no color.

#pretty #curly #curlyhair

Dear Followers,
This summer I’m revamping my Blog,I Promise to show you me the real me and everything I love.

cosbyykidd:

Shout out to my cousin who drew that Lauryn Hill picture for me with charcoal.

cosbyykidd
yokhakidfiasco:

Damn true

yokhakidfiasco:

Damn true

makemestfu
pretty-young-style:

pacific-o:

cest-la-vie-mon—amie:

gu-avajuice:

nectahr:

esscence:

piscces:

all-aboutlucille:

patiently:

favorite photo in the world 

Love

They’re so happy aw

the amount of times i reblogged this :3 its such a beautiful photo! 

👌

so cute

Nature, Fashion, Serene Blog… here, always follow back ❤
forever reblog


graphic description of happiness

pretty-young-style:

pacific-o:

cest-la-vie-mon—amie:

gu-avajuice:

nectahr:

esscence:

piscces:

all-aboutlucille:

patiently:

favorite photo in the world 

Love

They’re so happy aw

the amount of times i reblogged this :3 its such a beautiful photo! 

👌

so cute

Nature, Fashion, Serene Blog… herealways follow back ❤

forever reblog

graphic description of happiness

natasjatobin