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cbfuckwithme:

thequeenbey:

Fuck BET forever.

On 106 & Park Karrueche made a comment about Beyonce not combing Blue Ivy’s hair that apparently was written by one of BET’s writers. Shame on BET for promoting the self-hatred of Black women and their natural hair. And fuck BET for…




"

Some will die over oil kill over land
Charge you for taxes and Blame Uncle Sam
Read you your rights and charge you for nothing
Now who’s really gangsta
And tell me who’s frontin’
Murder your sons, ravage your daughters
Here overseas and across the waters
Tanks and missiles, bombs and grenades
Inject the land with guns and aids

You better pray to the most high or who ever you praise
Politicians can’t help you they puppets to slaves
Trying to get paid and you are too
Whatcha gone do when the gun is pointed at you
Like bank robbers

Living like we bulletproof
We bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang
We load it, cock it, aim and shoot
(load it, cock it, aim and shoot)
We load it, cock it, aim and shoot

"

Bulletproof  RAHEEM DEVAUGHN



micdotcom:

Beautiful photo project empowers women to embrace their stretch marks

Follow micdotcom 


lota-pani:

DON’T SHOOT


guardian:

The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same as the rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century.

Photos: JB Forbes / St Louis Post-Dispatch via AP; Wikimedia Commons


way-harsh-tai:

Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.

What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.

Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity. 

Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.

For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood. 

Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be. 


sereneprincess:

an-jellykah:

OUR LIVES MATTER by Jellykah. amfranklin.com

Our Lives Matter. Don’t let them convince you otherwise. I do this for my brothers. my parents. my love. my sisters. I do this for all of you. We shouldn’t have to fear for our lives every time we leave our homes. Just because our skin is enriched with more melanin. We shouldn’t have to be afraid to ask for help because we’re not sure if we’ll be gunned down in the process. We shouldn’t be murdered in cold blood and have our bodies left out in the street for hours while they try to justify killing us. I do this for Emmett Till. That was only 59 years ago. How much has changed? I do this for Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant. I do this for Jordan Davis who was gunned down 5 mins from where I used to live. I do this for Michael Brown. For Ezell Ford and Dante Parker who were both unarmed and gunned down by police SINCE Michael Brown. I do this for Renisha McBride and the countless other women of color who are mistreated and killed all the time. This is real. Don’t let them continue to devalue us. OUR LIVES MATTER. Stand up. Fight Back. Grow. Learn. Listen. Teach. OUR LIVES MATTER.

#ourlivesmatter


absolutelyasianamerican:

Because I fear that many AsAms today are forgetting our history of solidarity with black lives and black power.  

We must not forget. 


getinvolvedyoulivehere:

13 Cops Dispatched to Arrest One 15-year-old Girl, Because a Cop ‘Smelled Weed’ ~ Story/Video: http://goo.gl/AMeSgD


slightlypsychicparade:

elleduzitwell:

DO NOT SCROLL PASS. THIS IS YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR FRIEND. PLEASE HELP TO BRING #relisha #rudd BACK HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

This isn’t a scam, or an abuser trying to find someone hiding from them.

I live in the area, and it’s all over the news. This child is REALLY missing.



There’s just something about Philadelphia that goes straight to my heart. It’s grimy, while still being artsy. It’s historical while still being hip. It’s young and old. It’s corrupt in parts and in other untainted. At its heart, it is just a tell it like it is blue collar city. Philly is a city that loves you back. My City. I’ll complaint about local government. Joke about what makes Philly, Philly. Really I’ll just adore it.

A Chestnut Hill College Alumna with a degree in Criminal Justice; I’m very passionate about politics and the laws that govern us. A proud feminist; I believe strongly in women equality. I’ll rant about certain problems, and promote issues that I feel passionately about. Not to push my views on others but to start the conversation.

Then there the random, goof, geek, nerd side of this beautiful package; Addicted to Korean Dramas; Bookaholic; Sims 3, Candy Crush and Farm Hero feen. Sarcasm is my second language. At my core is my family. So, if you want to take a look through the Eyes of the Raven wander over to The Blackbird View.





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