Discover the African Diaspora through Dash's eyes

15th April 2014

Quote reblogged from Women of Color, in Solidarity with 3,097 notes

Sometimes in black communities we forget that black girls are girls, not little women. My friend then shared with me her own story of being sexually abused and ending up pregnant and in need of an abortion at age 12 because her family members irresponsibly left her with a male family friend. The first time a 12-year-old black girl ever told me she had been raped, I, too, was 12 and she was a friend. The second time, I was a 22-year-old teacher, and the 12-year-old was my student.

I realize now, having heard a version of this story, yet again, that as gut-wrenching as these stories are, among black girls they are not uncommon; they are not even remarkable. So many of the highly educated black women you see went to hell and back before reaching the age of 18. Education has become our drug of choice.

[…]For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar.

Source: ethiopienne

15th April 2014

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Photography: Omar Victor Diop

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15th April 2014

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The Escape on the Pearl Schooner →

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15th April 2014

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blackgirlsrpretty2:

drankinwatahmelin:

lucidstrike:

This guy tried to stage a “white heritage(Klan)” rally in my town, I don’t think he got the turnout he was hoping for. - Imgur

Love this.

i love my people

blackgirlsrpretty2:

drankinwatahmelin:

lucidstrike:

This guy tried to stage a “white heritage(Klan)” rally in my town, I don’t think he got the turnout he was hoping for. - Imgur

Love this.

i love my people

Source: lucidstrike

15th April 2014

Link reblogged from Black Women in History with 1,212 notes

For My Sistah(s): A Black Feminist Queer Consciousness-Raising Book List →

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15th April 2014

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blackfashion:

Riley Montana featured in “Beauty & The Best Of The Pre-Fall Collections Go West! by Carine Roitfeld” photographed by Johnny Dufort For UK Harper’s Bazaar May 2014

15th April 2014

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escapedgoat:

anostalgicnerd:

Angela ‘Sheneneh’ Moore put up with so much on this show

          Inspired by this post

SOMEBODY MADE A GIFSET BASED OFF SOMETHING I WROTE?! Omg!!

GVDFGJFDDGFG @ MALCOLM TEN

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15th April 2014

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Kick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill! →

escapedgoat:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

Finally mainstream America is looking at who is on their money!

Why start and end with Jackson?

Kick all those motherfuckers off and stop idolizing those who have designed the system that currently oppresses you.

True…you’d have remove all of them. I think they should be replaced with people in history who actually worked AGAINST oppression.

Source: willnobilis

14th April 2014

Quote reblogged from I Don't Bake with 53,186 notes

Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.

Unknown (via psych-facts)

tell that too my bank account

(via howtobeterrell)

i second howtobeterrell. 

I’ma also need Unknown to tell that to my PTSD, anxiety, and growing agoraphobia on top of my bank balance

(via frank-e-shadow-tongue)

Source: psych-facts

14th April 2014

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VÍDEO: Celebran su esencia al natural →

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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