annismezelsm:

So instead of celebrating an phenomenal job we wanna try to minimize these phenomenal women??? Trifling. Jealous. Stank. People.

afro-syntric:

WHERE IS THE LIE???

Adapt to your surroundings without changing who you are; that, my friend, is how to live.
(via c0ntemplations)
coolcalmcommitted:

Pride
Poets for Ferguson (all POC!)

angrywocunited:

Hi! Sasha Banks put together a 24-hour livestream of poets of color from all over the U.S. as a fundraiser for protestors who have been arrested in Ferguson. It’s on now and running until Sunday at 6 p.m. EST. Could you please boost? poetsforferguson (dot) tumblr (dot) com Thanks! In solidarity, A

champagne-paradise:

xo
chocolattabrides:

AN AFRICAN PRINCESS WHO STOOD UNAFRAID AMONG NAZISHer autobiography is a one-of-a-kind perspective of an educated, empowered, world-traveling daughter of a royal family, which no one wanted to publish until now. Between 1939 and 1946, Fatima Massaquoi penned one of the earliest known autobiographies by an African woman. But few outside of Liberian circles were aware of it until this week, when Palgrave McMillian published The Autobiography of an African Princess, edited by two historians and the author’s daughter.In her final chapter, Massaquoi, writing in 1946, reflects on her experience in the United States:“This vast country has everything good and evil. It has sympathetic men and women, who can be as selfish as they can be kind. There is, in the words of Goethe, ‘much light,’ but also ‘much shade.’ But in spite of all this, freedom here is incomparable; no wonder then that the Negro can be lynched, and yet a Negro can stand and sing ‘My Country ’Tis of Thee.’ There is very much to learn from the United States, if we can scratch the varnish off the surface and take the woodwork that is solid and not rotten.”SOURCE: http://wapo.st/1cb8049THE BOOK: http://amzn.to/1aLGXvp
 

chocolattabrides:

AN AFRICAN PRINCESS WHO STOOD UNAFRAID AMONG NAZIS

Her autobiography is a one-of-a-kind perspective of an educated, empowered, world-traveling daughter of a royal family, which no one wanted to publish until now. Between 1939 and 1946, Fatima Massaquoi penned one of the earliest known autobiographies by an African woman. But few outside of Liberian circles were aware of it until this week, when Palgrave McMillian published The Autobiography of an African Princess, edited by two historians and the author’s daughter.

In her final chapter, Massaquoi, writing in 1946, reflects on her experience in the United States:

“This vast country has everything good and evil. It has sympathetic men and women, who can be as selfish as they can be kind. There is, in the words of Goethe, ‘much light,’ but also ‘much shade.’ But in spite of all this, freedom here is incomparable; no wonder then that the Negro can be lynched, and yet a Negro can stand and sing ‘My Country ’Tis of Thee.’ There is very much to learn from the United States, if we can scratch the varnish off the surface and take the woodwork that is solid and not rotten.”

SOURCE: http://wapo.st/1cb8049
THE BOOK: http://amzn.to/1aLGXvp

 

mycamriv:

alishaisclassy:

frozenwithversaceice:

marauders4evr:

dont-just-go-pink:

October is the awareness month for every single one of these!

Don’t just go pink!

SIGNAL BOOST!

Signal boost like there’s no tomorrow!

I have faith in you tumblr!

We can raise awareness for the awarenesses!

We can do this!

Yellow, my sister was born with Spina Bifida. She was blind until she was almost 1 and the doctors said she wound never walk. She beat all of that, of course, but she had a relatively LIGHT case. I’m all for shedding some light

I will always be here for AIDS awareness. ❤️

Lupus

stopfetishisingafricanwomen:

Protect North African women

Protect West African women

Protect East African women

Protect Central African women

Protect Southern African women

Protect African women and girls

We don’t want to be seuxalised

We don’t want to be exotified

We don’t want to be fetishised

aqua-noah:

transcendencies:

Guys my cousin Brooklyn is missing. He was last seen from the LL Bean store at Old Orchard mall in Skokie Ill. At 1:45 pm. If you’re in the area and know anything or see him please please call the police right away. Message me with any information you know. Please signal boost this so bloggers in the area can keep an eye out for him. Thank you

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aqua-noah:

transcendencies:

Guys my cousin Brooklyn is missing. He was last seen from the LL Bean store at Old Orchard mall in Skokie Ill. At 1:45 pm. If you’re in the area and know anything or see him please please call the police right away. Message me with any information you know. Please signal boost this so bloggers in the area can keep an eye out for him. Thank you

find him