Forgive. Love. Stomp. Believe.
Anna Dede Yokuah Teye from Ghana, and this is my mantra:

FORGIVE those who've forgotten you.
LOVE those who need you. STOMP on those who doubt you. BELIEVE in those who believe in you. Steps to an African euphoric state.  Follow me on twitter and on Instagram: @DedeYokuah

micdotcom:

Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola 

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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the-expressionist:

+ Melanin and marketplaces, by The Expressionist.

Anonymous asked:
My white friend told me that he feels like he will be paying for his ancestors' mistakes for the rest of his life. And my latino friend was like: They fucked up big time, man and still doing it. So until your people get off the pedestal they built with other people's bones and help fix society, then yes, you probably will be. Because centuries worth of pain and modern turmoil doesn't just go away because you "aren't like your parents."

onlyblackgirl:

Except it’s usually those people who try to play the “well i didn’t own slaves” game, are usually the ones still perpetuating racism and upholding white supremacy. 

Reblogged from recycledfrockery, Posted by darvinasafo.
darvinasafo:

Huey P. Newton

darvinasafo:

Huey P. Newton

sans soleil (chris marker, 1983)

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thotiemusprime:

elionking:

because-blackgirls-duh:

linrenzo:

onlyblackgirl:

efecte:

sagaltesfaye:

onlyblackgirl:

I love my First Lady

Can you please tell her to tell her husband to stop killing muslims? Thanks

literally all she does is try to make the country “healthy” by giving students shitty school lunches like please do something else and help your husband fix the economy! *goes awf*

Imma need y’all to learn how the United States Government works. You don’t have to like her or the president but learn that they do not makes the decisions, they really do not have very much power, the president does not have the power to just snap his fingers and make shit happen or change things. You have to have 2/3 vote from congress to take a shit, let alone do anything having to do with government. The entire government was set up to make sure that exact thing could never happen, that is why there are 3 branches and that little thing called checks and balances.

In fact let me just break this down for y’all right here. 

  • President has 2 OFFICIAL jobs, Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces, but he only controls a limited amount of the funding for those troops (enough for 90 to 120 days) to engage these troops in combat. He CANNOT just declare war. only congress can declare war. The second, Accountant over the Federal Budget. 
  • He also is responsible for creating and balancing the national budget, but everything has to be approved by congress with a 2/3 vote. 
  • He signs bills into law, can veto them as well, however congress can override his veto. 
  • He assigns judges to the Supreme court, with the senates approval. 
  • He assigns foreign ambassadors, with the senates approval. 
  • he creates his own cabinet for people to research into areas that he might not have the time to, these are the only people who do not have to get approval from senate
  • congress is made up of 535 people (100 senators 435 HoR) for any of them to come to 1 agreement has only happened once in the history of this country, and that was to go into WWII, and even that the house voted 434 to one (1st woman house of Representative she was from Maine too, she voted against WW1 and 2)  and the judicial branch can call anything unconstitutional and kill it as well. 

and if you think i’m lying you can literally google this shit in 2 seconds. 

That tea is delicious

SAY THAT SHIT AGAIN! 

he’s just the face of all the decision making tho they may not be his decisions being made. The US government is so decentralized and confusing. We really don’t even vote for the president, we just give popular votes and then the electoral college votes for the president. Shit is so crazy

That tea sweeeeeeet

wetamup:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

paulwalkersdogwalker:

This is what a lot of people, black and white, believe and think

OPRAH AND BARACK OBAMA EXPERIENCE RACISM ALL THE TIME!!!!!!

Those were the worst two examples you could choose. 

Slavery was never completely abolished and people are being enslaved “as punishment for crimes”.. and cities and schools are as segregated as ever.

Talking to that piece of shit is like taking to a brick wall, as it is with most conservatives about real shit. Shits exhausting. I’d spend my time instead educating my own folk about what’s real.

^^^! Woke up to the re-run of last night’s show. I just laughed. I commend Jon Stewart for trying to talk some sense into that man, but honestly, nobody got time for this stupidity. Brick wall indeed

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Reblogged from ironhoney, Posted by 2am-poetry.
2am-poetry:

"I love you because your skin smells of pine needles and I know when winter comes and everything is dying that I can live inside of you."
-by 2am-poetry

2am-poetry:

"I love you because your skin smells of pine needles and I know when winter comes and everything is dying that I can live inside of you."

-by 2am-poetry

Reblogged from aniomapikin, Posted by artcomesfirst.
thesinwhisperer:

brownboldbenevolent:

dacuntgod:

baringitallforlove:

fuckursmilez:

Melanin.

Nice

Wow

he’s beautiful

Still one of my favorite pics

thesinwhisperer:

brownboldbenevolent:

dacuntgod:

baringitallforlove:

fuckursmilez:

Melanin.

Nice

Wow

he’s beautiful

Still one of my favorite pics

(Source: artcomesfirst)

gradientlair:

naturalhairhow101:

She is Revolutionary

Powerful.

Yes she is

Reblogged from aniomapikin, Posted by allopaola.
allopaola:

And I dance! Dramatically.
Photographer: Ed Maximus || Website: http://edmaximus.com/
Model: Paola Mathe || Website: http://findingpaola.com

allopaola:

And I dance! Dramatically.

Photographer: Ed Maximus || Website: http://edmaximus.com/

Model: Paola Mathe || Website: http://findingpaola.com