1. When did Martin Luther King get transformed from a revolutionary civil rights leader that the FBI feared into a teddy bear that only says “I Have A Dream” when you pull the string?
    Hari Kondabolu  (via thefemcritique)
    Reblogged from: knowledgeequalsblackpower
  2. Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.

    Nikki Gionvanni

    File this under facts on facts.

    This makes me think of a beautiful post that I mentioned in one of my Read This Week features; a post by @HarrietThugman about Black people of other cultural backgrounds who diminish Black American culture, and shouldn’t….for it is so rich.

    My cultural heritage involves a mixture of my love for some things specific to Jamaican culture (because of my background, being raised in a Jamaican family by Jamaican parents, but being raised in America and actually born in America) and some things specific to being an American Black (I love how Nikki says Black is the NOUN and American is the adjective), and some things that seems to connect Black people despite where in the diaspora we are.

    (via gradientlair)

    Yes!!!

    (via goldacrylicnails)

    Reblogged from: knowledgeequalsblackpower
  3. linguini17:

    spanishskulduggery:

    It’s really weird trying to explain the differences between Catholicism and other branches of Christianity to people who aren’t religious because it ultimately ends up, “Well this is Catholic, this is Catholic classic, this is Catholic-lite, this is diet Catholic, this is new taste less calories not as popular Catholic, and this is I can’t believe it’s not Catholic.”

    "Same great salvation, two-thirds less guilt."

    Reblogged from: itsdeepforhappypeople
  4. manicscribble:

    acacophony:

    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

    Part 4.

    Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.

    Re-reblogging for that last part

    Reblogged from: itsdeepforhappypeople
  5. froganmeeman:

Usually band members enforce their fans to buy their music…then there’s Brendon Urie

    froganmeeman:

    Usually band members enforce their fans to buy their music…then there’s Brendon Urie

    Reblogged from: doctorgetoffmytrenchcoat
  6. blackgirlsparadise:

    thealchemisticpoet:

    The whole side chick main chick bullshit is boys trying to create a pop culture in which cheating on the woman you’re with is considered cool or normal.

    Don’t perpetuate it.

    This.

    Reblogged from: itsdeepforhappypeople
  7. megaechoid:

    *starts sentence with tbh*

    *ends sentence with tbh*

    Reblogged from: queeringfeminist
  8. shantrinas:

pyrocynical:

playing a dangerous game

why

    shantrinas:

    pyrocynical:

    playing a dangerous game

    why

    Reblogged from: think-thank-thunk
  9. panicatthedanetrain:

    "what would you do if your boyfriend cheated on you?"

    image

    Reblogged from: moon-and-stars-of-my-life
  10. memeguy-com:

Yet another Disney star goes bad

    memeguy-com:

    Yet another Disney star goes bad

    Reblogged from: moon-and-stars-of-my-life
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