Beyond Ferguson, the pattern is clear. Blacks are always to blame, even as we are brutalized by police, ghettoized by neoliberal policies, and disenfranchised by a racist criminal (in)justice system.

But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called ‘thugs.’



"Self-love cannot flourish in isolation. It is no easy task to be self-loving. Simple axioms that make self-love sound easy only make matters worse. It leaves many people wondering why, if it is so easy, they continue to be trapped by feelings of low self-esteem or self-hatred. Using a working definition of love that tells us it is the action we take on behalf of our own or another’s spiritual growth provides us with a beginning blueprint for working on the issue of self love. When we see love as a combination of trust, commitment, care, respect, knowledge, and responsibility, we can work on developing these qualities or, if they are already a part of who we are, we can learn to extend them to ourselves."

—bell hooks, all about love


"Good Morning, Heartache" - Ol’ Dirty Bastard

"I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand under the weight."

so… i’m super late with this but, ok. 

5 random facts: (thanks for the tag, suhurayy <33) 

- i’m a shorty, only 5”0 

- i’m spending an extra semester in univ bcuz i wanted to study abroad again 

- i’m in summer school right now bcuz i never take breaks

- i’m bubbly but very chill, i mind my biznazz 

- i love afrobeats. if i’m comfortable with you, you’ll see me dancin for sure 

5 things i like about myself: (tagged by xauvert :) x) 

- i am adventurous 

- anything i need, i get it by myself. i don’t wait around for others

- i smile and laugh a bunch 

- i don’t get attached to things/people easily 

- i’m kind  

thanks for tagging me for the accent challenge the-qaali-life & huldraes, but i’ll probably do it later <33

since im late, i think most ppl have already done this but i’ll tag queenpoetic, daughterofdiaspora, hypnoticwave, lostscrews, koleyewan, jid-dheer, xauvert, acleverdiversion, nnedioma :) 

i forgot some urls so do it if you want 

"Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death—ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return. One must negotiate this passage as nobly as possible, for the sake of those who are coming after us."

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