litefreedomariposas:

SOLANGE KNOWLES gives us VINTAGE ORGASMS: Don’t Blow Me Away………

DESIGN YOUR LIFE.

(Source: designourlives)

5 notes

beholdalady:

 

My friend was watching a doc called “DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis” and posted these amazing pieces (Watch Video Here)

In Chicago 1968, a group of artists came together and began to define a uniquely black aesthetic in visual arts. They sought to make art that spoke directly to the needs, aspirations and experiences of black America, and that celebrated what was beautiful and heroic about black culture. The seed of what would become the AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) collective was planted at the Wall of Respect, a mural on a Chicago building that depicted black heroes and leaders. The wall became both a meeting place and the communitys visual affirmation of African American cultural, intellectual and political heritage.

485 notes

marquestoliver:

London Riots. (The BBC will never replay this. Send it out) (by mYcHeMiCaLrOmAnCeGaL)

10 notes

yourhue:

Haiti’s homeless displaced again

14 notes

5ullen:

dolliecrave:

Basically the most important thing we can learn in life

one of my all time faves 

5ullen:

dolliecrave:

Basically the most important thing we can learn in life

one of my all time faves 

(Source: whitepaperquotes)

481,621 notes

blackfemalepresident:

it ok to be sensitive like

it really is!!!

115 notes

sonofbaldwin:

Get into this.

An 18-year-old white dudebro high on mushrooms breaks into a government building acting wild as fuck.

Dudebro goes BUCK on several police officers.

During his all-out bucktitude, he manages to break out of handcuffs and grab a police officer’s gun.

HE FIRES OFF A SHOT from this gun.

A gang of the keystone cops finally subdue him and take his precious ofay ass off to be booked.

NOW.

Let’s imagine how this shit would have gone down if dudebro was black:

"Police officers shot and killed a black man acting erratically in a government building yesterday. They fired a total of 1,169 times. They said he made furtive movements and that his keys looked like a gun. An autopsy revealed that the man was on crack, heroin, and the marijuana, and his blood alcohol was 856 times the legal limit. Police say he has a criminal record dating back to 1956, before even his parents were born."

This is implicit and institutionalized white supremacy in action.


H/T Brennan Proctor

2,570 notes

welovesza:

SZA x Zay
Made in America ‘14

welovesza:

SZA x Zay

Made in America ‘14

40 notes

schmurdershewrote:

blackourstory:

rebelbaes:

My black year: Maggie Anderson at TEDxGrandRapids

Chicago family Buys Black for a year. Maggie Anderson, shares her experience with that experiment.

Maggie Anderson also Author of the Book based on the experiment:

"Our Black Year"

http://www.amazon.com/Our-Black-Year-Americas-Racially-ebook/dp/B0078XE0FS/ref=la_B001JPCU3U_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409138343&sr=1-1

Where are the notes??? I mean, this is THE answer, according to much of pro-Black tumbler, so I’d expect more cosigns…

This was beautiful. My friend was talking to me about this last night at dinner. & merakiandmelaninblooms be tryna tell us bout these Black owned businesses! 

Yes community empowerment! Yes Afro-Cuban women! 

(Source: youtube.com)

1,822 notes