owning-my-truth:

kenzie5175:

owning-my-truth:

@OwningMyTruth: White people are more worried about “freedom of the press” than the assault on black lives and bodies

This is so disgusting. It’s racial profiling and all it does is add problems.

And this is it. This shows how so many white people think and, brilliantly, also reveals that this is what they think of as “racial profiling” since they have never (and will never) experience what actual racial profiling is like. Is this the extent of the injustice that you feel right now? That black people are calling out structural violence against our bodies and lives by white and non-black people and speaking truth to power against white supremacist power structures? A community is being occupied and militarized to assault and silence black people after Darren Wilson murdered a member of their community, but you’re the victim? Ferguson police are trying to cover this up and justify the death of yet another black person (because remember, this happens every 28 hours to black people and isn’t “random”), but it’s about you, right? Not the fact that mainstream media outlets again and again are focusing their reports on the white journalists and caring nothing about the dozens of black people who had been assaulted and arrested during the protests in Ferguson. How about that the headline of the lead trending story on Politico for the last 3 days was “Reporters arrested in Ferguson," no mention of black life or Mike Brown, no mention of the antiblackness and surveillance which are central here and have always been a part of black life, no mention of the fact that if this were a white neighborhood this militarization, silencing and brutality would be unimaginable, while it’s simply par for course in a long history of this country’s assault against black people and black life.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- white people have a huge victim complex. Black people are being assaulted, hurt and killed as we speak in a militarized, occupied town simply for demanding accountability from the police for the murder of a child in their community, and all you can say is that you are being “racially profiled” or wax obtusely about “not all white people”? How selfish and narcissistic can you be? How ahistorical is your perspective? You have enough time to write bullshit like this on tumblr, but not enough to have some damn sense and use Google and see how many  articles are out there (by and large by white people) bemoaning the assault on journalists in Ferguson and giving short shrift to the black lives which were brutalized long before, during and after them? The number of comments on this post and others that I’ve gotten saying that they as white people are getting “racially profiled” right now is absurd, even with the violence against black life in Ferguson so prominently on display, and it goes to show you that for all the time you people waste saying “not all white people,” at the end of the day the vast majority of you play true to script and are the racists you try to separate yourselves from and demonize.

owning-my-truth:

kenzie5175:

owning-my-truth:

@OwningMyTruth: White people are more worried about “freedom of the press” than the assault on black lives and bodies

This is so disgusting. It’s racial profiling and all it does is add problems.

And this is it. This shows how so many white people think and, brilliantly, also reveals that this is what they think of as “racial profiling” since they have never (and will never) experience what actual racial profiling is like. Is this the extent of the injustice that you feel right now? That black people are calling out structural violence against our bodies and lives by white and non-black people and speaking truth to power against white supremacist power structures? A community is being occupied and militarized to assault and silence black people after Darren Wilson murdered a member of their community, but you’re the victim? Ferguson police are trying to cover this up and justify the death of yet another black person (because remember, this happens every 28 hours to black people and isn’t “random”), but it’s about you, right? Not the fact that mainstream media outlets again and again are focusing their reports on the white journalists and caring nothing about the dozens of black people who had been assaulted and arrested during the protests in Ferguson. How about that the headline of the lead trending story on Politico for the last 3 days was “Reporters arrested in Ferguson," no mention of black life or Mike Brown, no mention of the antiblackness and surveillance which are central here and have always been a part of black life, no mention of the fact that if this were a white neighborhood this militarization, silencing and brutality would be unimaginable, while it’s simply par for course in a long history of this country’s assault against black people and black life.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- white people have a huge victim complex. Black people are being assaulted, hurt and killed as we speak in a militarized, occupied town simply for demanding accountability from the police for the murder of a child in their community, and all you can say is that you are being “racially profiled” or wax obtusely about “not all white people”? How selfish and narcissistic can you be? How ahistorical is your perspective? You have enough time to write bullshit like this on tumblr, but not enough to have some damn sense and use Google and see how many  articles are out there (by and large by white people) bemoaning the assault on journalists in Ferguson and giving short shrift to the black lives which were brutalized long before, during and after them? The number of comments on this post and others that I’ve gotten saying that they as white people are getting “racially profiled” right now is absurd, even with the violence against black life in Ferguson so prominently on display, and it goes to show you that for all the time you people waste saying “not all white people,” at the end of the day the vast majority of you play true to script and are the racists you try to separate yourselves from and demonize.

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bigbeautifulblackgirls:

This morning I sat and read some of the comments posted here and on my facebook page ” big beautiful black girls “and I think we have a problem with in this community. This reoccurring problem is something I would like to call the acceptable and unacceptable fat, where when I post a lady with a pear shape or hour glass everyone goes nuts. But when a triangle , rectangle or full rounded shape lady is posted it some how always leads in negativity.  As a plus size woman it is quite astonishing that this negativity is coming from ladies who look like me and it hurts .. I don’t think some of you understand that when you do this youare falling for the same conditioning you claim to reject Its about time some of you realize that not all of us are shape the same way and really open your eyes to the world of fashion. How can we (bloggers ) ask fashion brands or magazines to accept and include ,larger sizes in their publications and lines if some of you can’t even seem to accept us ?!? I
#bbbg #style #psblogger #instafashion #psfashion #barbados #boldqueens

bigbeautifulblackgirls:

This morning I sat and read some of the comments posted here and on my facebook page ” big beautiful black girls “and I think we have a problem with in this community. This reoccurring problem is something I would like to call the acceptable and unacceptable fat, where when I post a lady with a pear shape or hour glass everyone goes nuts. But when a triangle , rectangle or full rounded shape lady is posted it some how always leads in negativity.
As a plus size woman it is quite astonishing that this negativity is coming from ladies who look like me and it hurts .. I don’t think some of you understand that when you do this youare falling for the same conditioning you claim to reject
Its about time some of you realize that not all of us are shape the same way and really open your eyes to the world of fashion. How can we (bloggers ) ask fashion brands or magazines to accept and include ,larger sizes in their publications and lines if some of you can’t even seem to accept us ?!? I

#bbbg #style #psblogger #instafashion #psfashion #barbados #boldqueens

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nadine-i:

Yolanda
© Nadine Ijewere

nadine-i:

Yolanda

© Nadine Ijewere

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friedgoldzero:

R. Powell Electography x Sazzy K Boutique
model: Dymin Collins

friedgoldzero:

R. Powell Electography x Sazzy K Boutique

model: Dymin Collins

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mutuamatheka:

This is Diane. She is a dear soul. She was of so much help to me during my stay in Paris. She showed me around, opened her house up to me, even walked me around while shooting at night while she had a serious tooth ache.  I am very thankful to you @voodart for your generosity and kindness. The interesting thing is, I met Diane through @instagram when she came to visit Nairobi.  . Check out what she’s up to on her account @voodart & something she is heading up at @visiterlafrique.  #peopleyoushouldknow #makeportraits  #Paris

mutuamatheka:

This is Diane. She is a dear soul. She was of so much help to me during my stay in Paris. She showed me around, opened her house up to me, even walked me around while shooting at night while she had a serious tooth ache.
I am very thankful to you @voodart for your generosity and kindness. The interesting thing is, I met Diane through @instagram when she came to visit Nairobi.
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Check out what she’s up to on her account @voodart & something she is heading up at @visiterlafrique.
#peopleyoushouldknow
#makeportraits
#Paris

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happilynaturallit26:

❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ @addisabianca

happilynaturallit26:

❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ @addisabianca

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iwakeupblack:

thedivinemorningstar:

JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN NEW ORLEANS!!!!

That’s sign says it all did you get chills? I did.

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Happy 56th Birthday to the Iconic Edge Slayer, Ms. Angela Bassett

yarrahs-life:

merakitea:

glovesinthesummertime:

woman-of-class:

lettilove:

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Angela “Your Favorite Auntie” Bassett was born on August 16th, 1958 and has been coming for your edges ever since. How do you think she stays looking a soft 30?

😍

I live for this woman’s skills.

AUNTIE!!!

To the ends of the earth!

vivalaglamourpuss:

glovesinthesummertime:

iwakeupblack:

cardigansandbowties:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

latinagabi:

I think I might have some upset people on my Facebook tonight.  💁💁



And what about all these celebrities couples that have adopted black children, what now?
- Angelina Jolie?
- Sandra bullock?
- charlize theron
-  hugh jackman?
- steven spielberg?

Well….

This is what I’ve been saying..

Still. Sleep.

vivalaglamourpuss:

glovesinthesummertime:

iwakeupblack:

cardigansandbowties:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

latinagabi:

I think I might have some upset people on my Facebook tonight.
💁💁

And what about all these celebrities couples that have adopted black children, what now?

- Angelina Jolie?

- Sandra bullock?

- charlize theron

-  hugh jackman?

- steven spielberg?

Well….

This is what I’ve been saying..

Still. Sleep.

(via dynastylnoire)

itsthelesbiana: