• White people: You have to wait for the facts before you talk about Ferguson!
  • Eyewitnesses: He was on his knees with his hands up.
  • Medical examiner: There was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, no sign of struggle, and there were entry wounds on the inside of his arms and the top of his head, implying he was on his knees with his hands up.
  • Convenience store owner and clerk: There was no robbery and we didn't call the cops.
  • Ferguson PD: Okay, we admit it, Wilson didn't know anything happened at the convenience store and we determined no crime was committed.
  • ...
  • ...
  • ...
  • White people: Nobody can say what happened! We still have to wait for the facts to come in!

When I Try To Speak To Other Black Women...

  • Me: "*says literally anything about Black womanhood to another Black woman on Twitter*"
  • White man: "Well, rationally speaking, with no lived experience, knowledge or emotional investment, while denying your humanity or intelligence, I would just like to say, BLAH."
  • Black man: "Well, the real issue is you aren't worshipping Black men enough. Unity. Blah. Me. Blah."
  • White woman: "ALLLLLL WOMEN. ALL. ME NOT YOU. ME ME ME."
  • Non-Black PoC: "Oh yes, this specifically Black issue that has literally nothing to do with me is about ALL PoC. So let's discuss ME instead. Let's discuss absolutely any WoC except the Black women this is about."
blacknaturals:

When Black men and women date White people to get away from each other.
When Black men and women use the terms “bitch” and “nigga” as synonyms for “male” and “female”. 
When dark skinned Black women attack light-skinned Black women by attacking Black men. 
When light-skinned Black women use racism and colorism to their advantage and try to do emotional harm to dark-skinned Black women.
When someone says internet activism is wack…and they don’t participate in any activism.
Any person that says “school wasn’t for me” instead of “I felt overwhelmed”
How Black women helped the White media portray all Black men as ex-cons, closeted homosexuals and insatiable womanizers for 20 years straight.
How Black men helped the White entertainment industry portray all Black women as sluts, gold diggers, welfare moms and scapegoats for drug convictions for 20 years straight.
When Black people put on their “White voice” in business meetings.
When people keep it ghetto as a way of keeping it real.
Confusing a ghetto upbringing with Black culture.
Going out of your way to clown Africa in Rap music. 
Rappers with felony convictions and songs about “face down/ass up” commenting on how “protestors could be more effective” in Ferguson/St. Louis.
Black men and women who don’t understand that your partner’s behavior towards you has jack shit to do with the relationship they should or do have with their children.
Black men and women that punch each other.
Dating a man you know is a dope dealer and pretending there’s a future.
Dating woman you know is a stripper and pretending there’s a future.
How behavior promoted by chauvinists 50 years ago is now seen as empowering by feminists.
And just so we don’t get it confused:
How we conveniently forget that white people are more likely to be pedophiles, serial killers and welfare recipients than you.
How White people think we don’t know they are even more fucked up than us. 

blacknaturals:

  • When Black men and women date White people to get away from each other.
  • When Black men and women use the terms “bitch” and “nigga” as synonyms for “male” and “female”. 
  • When dark skinned Black women attack light-skinned Black women by attacking Black men. 
  • When light-skinned Black women use racism and colorism to their advantage and try to do emotional harm to dark-skinned Black women.
  • When someone says internet activism is wack…and they don’t participate in any activism.
  • Any person that says “school wasn’t for me” instead of “I felt overwhelmed”
  • How Black women helped the White media portray all Black men as ex-cons, closeted homosexuals and insatiable womanizers for 20 years straight.
  • How Black men helped the White entertainment industry portray all Black women as sluts, gold diggers, welfare moms and scapegoats for drug convictions for 20 years straight.
  • When Black people put on their “White voice” in business meetings.
  • When people keep it ghetto as a way of keeping it real.
  • Confusing a ghetto upbringing with Black culture.
  • Going out of your way to clown Africa in Rap music. 
  • Rappers with felony convictions and songs about “face down/ass up” commenting on how “protestors could be more effective” in Ferguson/St. Louis.
  • Black men and women who don’t understand that your partner’s behavior towards you has jack shit to do with the relationship they should or do have with their children.
  • Black men and women that punch each other.
  • Dating a man you know is a dope dealer and pretending there’s a future.
  • Dating woman you know is a stripper and pretending there’s a future.
  • How behavior promoted by chauvinists 50 years ago is now seen as empowering by feminists.

And just so we don’t get it confused:

  • How we conveniently forget that white people are more likely to be pedophiles, serial killers and welfare recipients than you.
  • How White people think we don’t know they are even more fucked up than us. 
lycheelovescomics:


Dear Lord… to see Storm cut loose with everything she’s got… Well, one forgets that such destructive forces are oftentime referred to, by insurance companies, as “Acts of God.” 
An ongoing reminder to treat her with respect whenever possible. 

— Cable (from Incredible Hulk #444) 
(this is my new favorite description of Storm and her powers and what she’s capable of)

lycheelovescomics:

Dear Lord… to see Storm cut loose with everything she’s got… Well, one forgets that such destructive forces are oftentime referred to, by insurance companies, as “Acts of God.” 

An ongoing reminder to treat her with respect whenever possible. 

— Cable (from Incredible Hulk #444) 

(this is my new favorite description of Storm and her powers and what she’s capable of)

"But you don’t look African"

beautiesofafrique:

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But there isn’t a singular look for African women and girls

Imazighen women

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Edo women

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Yoruba women

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Ashanti women

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Somali bantu women

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Oromo women

cute Oromo girl, Oromia, Africa  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Vrt_dYgzM=FLvTQ87zWdawI6q3j5lJWwdQ=215

Africa | 'Borana beauty'.  The Oromo people consist of four main groups, the Borana is one of them.  Southern Ethiopia | ©  Johan Gerrits.

Africa | Two Oromo Girls, photographed on a road in Dessie, Ethiopia | © MAMA ETIOPIA :: MAMMA ETHIOPIA, via Flickr

Tigray-Tigrinya women

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Toubou women

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Xhosa women

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Khoisan women

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And many more….

(via blackgirlsrpretty2)

dynastylnoire:

1109-83:

funkymonkey-boy:

 ”A product of U.S. Army-sanctioned mass slaughter of American bison in the 1800s, these bison skulls are waiting to be ground for fertilizer, most likely in the American midwest. The slaughter was so effective that the population of bison in the U.S. is estimated to have dropped from around 60 million in 1800 to as few as 750 in 1890.”
They were slaughtered as part of a U.S. Government Policy to rid the plains of the main food source of the tribes that lived there.

"…to rid the plains of the main food source of the tribes that lived there."

America has been stuck on genocide ever since white people landed here.

dynastylnoire:

1109-83:

funkymonkey-boy:

 ”A product of U.S. Army-sanctioned mass slaughter of American bison in the 1800s, these bison skulls are waiting to be ground for fertilizer, most likely in the American midwest. The slaughter was so effective that the population of bison in the U.S. is estimated to have dropped from around 60 million in 1800 to as few as 750 in 1890.”

They were slaughtered as part of a U.S. Government Policy to rid the plains of the main food source of the tribes that lived there.

"…to rid the plains of the main food source of the tribes that lived there."

America has been stuck on genocide ever since white people landed here.

(via lifewithdemetra)

augenss:

- Tupac Shakur

thisiseverydayracism:

Cop who killed Michael Brown started his career at disgraced unit that was DISBANDED over racial tensions - after officers opened fire on fleeing mother and child and beat up another woman

Darren Wilson was a rookie cop in Jennings, Missouri.

The small city had a majority of black citizens but an almost completely white police force.

The entire department was dismissed amid allegations of racial prejudice, unnecessary use of force lawsuits and corruption.

(via dynastylnoire)

kingcheddarxvii:

kay-vis:

troyxleonardo:

With just a chill head bop Jordin still manages to have more rhythm than the three tragedies next to her

What in the hell is Lorde doing?

Her best

kingcheddarxvii:

kay-vis:

troyxleonardo:

With just a chill head bop Jordin still manages to have more rhythm than the three tragedies next to her

What in the hell is Lorde doing?

Her best

(via skull0mania)