important things: be curious, passionate, dismantle the Kyriarchy, listen, keep learning, intersectionality is crucial, stories, art, and people.


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Anonymous It's funny cause the first Captain America was black. He was an experiment named Isaiah Bradley and he stole the suit on a suicide mission to kill Hitler, which was reserved for the (white) person they intended Capt. America to be. He's rescued by Afro Germans but placed in solitary confinement by the US govt. His wife protests and he's released but is mute due to the mental deterioration. His grandson becomes the Patriot & leads the Young Avengers. But they scrapped it b/c it'd outshine the

masteradept:

invisiblelad:

reverseracism:

White Boy Scout they wanted Steve Rogers to be.

I feel like they could/could’ve done so much more with these storylines. 

~Eon

The “Truth” storyline with Eli’s (the Patriot)  grandfather remains some profound storytelling, primarily because in the frame of the Jim Crow era, it makes perfect sense the US Government would test the super soldier serum on someone else. That someone else turned out to be the beginning of a great legacy in and of itself, thankfully. 

When articles claim incorrectly that Sam Wilson is the first black Captain America, you point them to Isaiah Bradley

Also, Isaiah Bradley was not the first Capt. He came after they lost Steve in the ocean. Bradley’s story is a nod to The Tuskegee Experiments.

AAVE AND WHY IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY CULTURAL APPROPRIATION TO SPEAK IT IF IT ISN'T YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE

nomorewaterthefirenexttime:

If you believe that AAVE is not cultural appropriation, you are going to want to stop reading this and respond to me multiple times throughout the post. Don’t. Read it all the way through.

________________________

89% of the time, this is the argument for why cultural appropriation is okay:

If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.


― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (1927 - 2014)  (via notjustcookies)

RIP <3

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“Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis.

If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae,’ there will never be a butterfly.

The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.”

Alejandro Jodorowsky

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I am in love with the
the quiet in my bones,
my own desires, and
the jumps and drops my
heart makes
before I am in love
with any person.

I Am In Love, Even When I’m Not Saying “I Love You” To Anyone | Lora Mathis (via emotional-algebra)

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fuckyeahtattoos:

Tattoo by Tyago Compiani - El CUervo Ink - Cwb

64,000

— That’s how many black women are currently missing in America — but the media doesn’t seem to care (via micdotcom)

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ollie-murphy:

ive been buying old magazines for collages and i found this

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sincecombahee:

APARTHEID IN DETROIT: WATER FOR CORPORATIONS, NOT FOR PEOPLE

Source: 

  1. Carl Gibson, is a spokesman and organizer for US Uncut, a nonviolent, creative direct-action movement to stop budget cuts by getting corporations to pay their fair share of taxes. Contact Carl on the Commons or read his other articles on www.occupy.com
  2. Citizen Radio
  3. Vocativ
  4. Detroit Water Brigade
  5. Detroit Water Brigade

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thepeoplesrecord:

“If I’m going to have a public platform, I want to use it not just to elevate myself but to elevate issues that are important to me. I know a lot of people would rather not have me be the face of this thing…but what’s exciting about what’s happening now, culturally, is that there are so many more trans folks coming forward and saying, ‘This is who I am, this is my story, I will not be silent anymore, I will not be in hiding anymore,’ and that’s when a movement really happens, right?” - Laverne Cox, The Making of an Icon

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You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.

— Paulo Coelho (via hannahsofia)

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kissmeok:

♡Love/Couples♡

siddharthasmama:

niqabisinparis:

portraitsofboston:

     “My family is from Eritrea, and I’m really interested in going back and working there.”
     “What do you like the most about Eritrea?”
     “I like the people because they are very humble, sweet and dignified. They work really hard, and they don’t experience the same social inequalities that exist in this country. They are a lot more united than the people here. I feel that the warmth is missing here. The thread that weaves this country together is money, not meeting people’s needs.”
     “Why do you think Eritreans are more united?”
     “I think African culture has always been more communalist. People live in close proximity to each other, and you are raised by your village. You can’t afford to be individualistic in a society that doesn’t have much, so the village or commune shares a water well. Individualism kind of sprouted out in Europe.  When Europeans started extracting resources from Africa and elsewhere, they were able to build a society in which people had more. Africans have never taken resources in abundance from other countries in the same way. I think the whole theory of development came from the West. What is developed? Exploiting the Earth? That’s degenerative. The term development is relative and is defined within a Western framework.”

Homegirl started off lowkey and sweet and went straight for the jugular. I love her. 

omg yaaaaasss! As I read on, I got more and more excited like yes, boo, slay those Western imperialist/colonist ideologies, fuck ‘em up!

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frenums:

some Sexy and Cool icons for u and yr friends

phatphemme:

sharing this from twitter: 

kokumo kinetic (@KOKUMOMEDIAINC) is missing! she was last seen in the baltimore area after her show there. her parents are very worried and ask that we help to get the word out and also contact them at the numbers listed below.

773-787-9043 — sandra baker

404-908-6983 — eye hamee

UPDATE: 

LAST SEEN AT MOTEL 6 

110 W NORTH AVE
BALTIMORE, MD

THURSDAY
JUNE 19, 2014 

REPORTED APPEARING CONFUSED 

CONTACT : BTMI 1.855.255.8636 ext 51

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