"The prison … functions ideologically as an abstract site into which undesirables are deposited, relieving us of the responsibility of thinking about the real issues afflicting those communities from which prisoners are drawn in such disproportionate numbers … It relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism."


atane:

Talking children, women and Africa with Chimamanda Adichie

today has just been… a lot and yet i have so many responsibilities tomorrow.

African studies masters degree or nah?

*cries* idk what i want in life AT ALL and i graduate this semester :| 

Remembering and keeping Steve Bantu Biko in my mind. Today marks his death in Pretoria in 1977. 

madblackgirl:

Black women can be feminine

Black women can be masculine

Black women can be delicate

Black women can be quiet

Black women can be loud

Black women can be patient

Black women can be cute

Black women can be adorable

Black women can be sexy

Black women can be dominant

Black women can be submissive

Black women can be straightedge

Black women can be gyaru

We can be literally anything we feel like being.

We are not a monolithic group

We are not the same

We share melanin not mindsets

(Source: blackfemalepresident)

my blk feminism in action class goes all the way off <33 

"Critics generally don’t associate Black people with ideas. They see marginal people; they see just another story about Black folks. They regard the whole thing as sociologically interesting perhaps, but very parochial. There’s a notion out in the land that there are human beings one writes about, and then there are Black people or Indians or some other marginal group. If you write about the world from that point of view, somehow it is considered lesser. We are people, not aliens. We live, we love, and we die."


"I’ve been quite miserable. You’d call me selfish — but I feel it more and more; I feel the need to be alone with people who understand without having to try. I need that sense of effortlessness right there — I just refuse to hold back these days. I refuse to settle for some lucidity of mind in my own privacy and then no more energy left, no more vitality left to keep me going. It’s all anxiety and restlessness. And — I find it more and more hard to waste my time on people I don’t truly care about for I feel they don’t care enough either. Or they do care, in their own way, but it’s just not meaningful to me whatsoever. Does it all lie in my complete inability to receive? At any rate, I think they surely like the idea — that’s why they obviously keep coming around for tea! But at this point, I can’t have that — and there’s no point, really, for they don’t understand, ever, and in all my misery I am still pretty arrogant and demanding enough to believe that it is my right to wish to be felt rather than be understood but that doesn’t seem to happen either. So, here it is: is it possible? I ask. Is “emotion” possible without “understanding” of some sort?"


Carefree Black Girls Cabinet

kbthinks:

President 

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Vice President 

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Secretary of State

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Ambassador

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Director of Homeland Security 

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