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iloveboxbraids:

http://kierrawest.tumblr.com

regalasfuck:

thoughtslostandfound:

Y’all are 17 & 18 asking for a guy to provide for you.
Can he go through college first or nah ?

lmao

(via verahnangira)

mermaidcrew:

I am so thirsty for emotional and physical intimacy with someone 

I want to nuzzle their neck and lay entwined on my bed and lazily kiss their lips and make them food get to know every single curve and contour they have 

I want to touch someone with my finger tips and make them feel loved 

(via verahnangira)

"If someday the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised,
Because every night I tell her about you."
Shahrazad al-Khalij (via asdfghjkllove)

(Source: nizariat, via locksandglasses)

"I feel the weight
of my ancestors’ chains
Each link
without rust, without decay
has survived decades.
Now
new chains shackle
my ankles
squeeze my neck
to near suffocation—
chains built of
crack, illiteracy
unemployment, poverty
teenage pregnancy –
new chains holding me"
linda benner-parker, new chains holding me. (via black-poetry)
"

Depression does not always mean
Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists
A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity
Or mothers that never got the chance to say good-bye

Sometimes depression means
Not getting out of bed for three days
Because your feet refuse to believe
That they will not shatter upon impact with the floor

Sometimes depression means
That summoning the willpower
To go downstairs and do the laundry
Is the most impressive thing you accomplish that week

Sometimes depression means
Lying on the floor staring at the ceiling for hours
Because you cannot convince your body
That it is capable of movement

Sometimes depression means
Not being able to write for weeks
Because the only words you have to offer the world
Are trapped and drowning and I swear to God I’m trying

Sometimes depression means
That every single bone in your body aches
But you have to keep going through the motions
Because you are not allowed to call in to work depressed

Sometimes depression means
Ignoring every phone call for an entire month
Because yes, they have the right number
But you’re not the person they’re looking for, not anymore

"
by “Alexandra” Tilton, NH (Teen Ink: November 2013 Issue)

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tokomon:

*goes to Africa on a church mission* look at all these helpless african americans *digs hole for some reason* *hugs children but only in the presence of a camera* *flies back home in first class* i love me, i’m heavenbound and loving my cornrolls.

(via locksandglasses)

"In some ways it was easier for my generation. Racism was blatant and obvious. The “Whites Only” signs let us know clearly, what we were up against. Not much has changed, but the system of lies and trickology is much more sophisticated. Today young people have to be highly informed and acutely analytical, or they will be swept up into a whirlpool of lies and deception."

Assata Shakur, Honey Magazine debut issue (1998)

My friend shared this quote with me today and I instantly remembered another great quote from Assata Shakur that I feel is crucial to be absorbed when reading the quote above “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free”. 

(via alltheblacksheep)

See this goes out to people who constantly think those of us in this generation are too sensitive or are always looking for racism when it’s just that we realize how tactics have changed…racism has never gone away they’ve just tried to change the face of the game…

(via moonestmoi)

Althusser vibes

(via reichsstadt)

(Source: angryasiangirlsunited, via locksandglasses)

"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."
The Negro Speaks Of Fashion
Like this post
iloveboxbraids:

http://kierrawest.tumblr.com

regalasfuck:

thoughtslostandfound:

Y’all are 17 & 18 asking for a guy to provide for you.
Can he go through college first or nah ?

lmao

(via verahnangira)

mermaidcrew:

I am so thirsty for emotional and physical intimacy with someone 

I want to nuzzle their neck and lay entwined on my bed and lazily kiss their lips and make them food get to know every single curve and contour they have 

I want to touch someone with my finger tips and make them feel loved 

(via verahnangira)

"If someday the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised,
Because every night I tell her about you."
Shahrazad al-Khalij (via asdfghjkllove)

(Source: nizariat, via locksandglasses)

"I feel the weight
of my ancestors’ chains
Each link
without rust, without decay
has survived decades.
Now
new chains shackle
my ankles
squeeze my neck
to near suffocation—
chains built of
crack, illiteracy
unemployment, poverty
teenage pregnancy –
new chains holding me"
linda benner-parker, new chains holding me. (via black-poetry)
"

Depression does not always mean
Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists
A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity
Or mothers that never got the chance to say good-bye

Sometimes depression means
Not getting out of bed for three days
Because your feet refuse to believe
That they will not shatter upon impact with the floor

Sometimes depression means
That summoning the willpower
To go downstairs and do the laundry
Is the most impressive thing you accomplish that week

Sometimes depression means
Lying on the floor staring at the ceiling for hours
Because you cannot convince your body
That it is capable of movement

Sometimes depression means
Not being able to write for weeks
Because the only words you have to offer the world
Are trapped and drowning and I swear to God I’m trying

Sometimes depression means
That every single bone in your body aches
But you have to keep going through the motions
Because you are not allowed to call in to work depressed

Sometimes depression means
Ignoring every phone call for an entire month
Because yes, they have the right number
But you’re not the person they’re looking for, not anymore

"
by “Alexandra” Tilton, NH (Teen Ink: November 2013 Issue)

(Source: capellinis, via locksandglasses)

tokomon:

*goes to Africa on a church mission* look at all these helpless african americans *digs hole for some reason* *hugs children but only in the presence of a camera* *flies back home in first class* i love me, i’m heavenbound and loving my cornrolls.

(via locksandglasses)

"In some ways it was easier for my generation. Racism was blatant and obvious. The “Whites Only” signs let us know clearly, what we were up against. Not much has changed, but the system of lies and trickology is much more sophisticated. Today young people have to be highly informed and acutely analytical, or they will be swept up into a whirlpool of lies and deception."

Assata Shakur, Honey Magazine debut issue (1998)

My friend shared this quote with me today and I instantly remembered another great quote from Assata Shakur that I feel is crucial to be absorbed when reading the quote above “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free”. 

(via alltheblacksheep)

See this goes out to people who constantly think those of us in this generation are too sensitive or are always looking for racism when it’s just that we realize how tactics have changed…racism has never gone away they’ve just tried to change the face of the game…

(via moonestmoi)

Althusser vibes

(via reichsstadt)

(Source: angryasiangirlsunited, via locksandglasses)

"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."
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