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She’s changing my mind…

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Remember IT IS NOT A WOMAN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PREVENT RAPE. In the world we live in, however, women should be empowered with any tools in order to protect themselves. Source for more facts follow NowYouKno


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…Safe to say we had a good first night.




Boyz in the Hood 23 years later

Black don’t crack



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To celebrate #NationalDogDay I got to bring home my dog today! 🐶 So happy to have her home! (at Friends of Fulton County Animal Services)


Happy  Independence day to Niger

Celebrating 54 years of Independence from France

3rd August 1960 (03/08/1960)

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I was so busy trying to run away from #Dayton, I never realized all the great things it has to offer. (at Dayton International Peace Museum)

“ Life becomes more meaningful when you realize the simple fact that you’ll never get the same moment twice. ”

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August 22, 2014, in front of the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, women and children sleep during week-long protests led by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen / AP)

"We are not slaves of America," Khan said in a speech outside of parliament in Islamabad on Tuesday. "We do not polish their shoes." (link)


"BLESI", a short experimental film and story by Akwaeke Emezi.

"Where are you when you are in between?"

After roblogging Akwaeke’s most recent short, Ududeagu, I clicked on her Vimeo to check out her other work. As soon as yagazieemezi started narrating, tears started forming in my eyes. I’ve never heard the term “Blesi” (BLACK + DESI) before but it was as if I had been waiting my entire life to hear it.

I am the granddaughter of “coolies”, indentured servants from India and China, that made a life for themselves in Jamaica. Although Jamaica has a large Indian and Chinese population, I didn’t really connect with that side of my heritage. In Jamaica we like to stress, “out of many, we are one”, so there’s more of a focus on national identity than individual ancestry. 

Once I emigrated from Jamaica to America at age 9, I had a hard time fitting in because of my looks. It was obvious that I was “other” and when I shared that I was Jamaican, people still wanted to know what that otherness was. I would explain that my maternal grandmother is Indian and my paternal grandfather was Chinese and their grandparents had both been indentured servants—people would quickly lose interested or roll their eyes are my long, complicated narrative. 

I certainly never felt welcomed in Indian circles until later in life and I rarely share that I have Chinese ancestry because I have found that most people believe only what they can perceive based on your physicality. It seems my blackness is the defining factor and although I self identify as black, it has been painful to disassociated from the other parts of my self. 

Anyways, thank you to these two beautiful sister for sharing their narrative. I have been following both of their work for some time now, but this short film has really been a tremendous gift. 




When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print: 

Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. 

H/T to @daviddtss 

Oh my god

fuck the media

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"True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice."


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