boygeorgemichaelbluth:

nigeriantomboy:

Saying yes to spending the rest of my life to my best friend, my fighting partner, my math nerd, my engineer and more importantly my fiancé was the best decision I’ve ever made. I truly love you olo mi. Ah joor ma toju ara wa ti ti Lai Lai. meohellokitty

thats a really cute dress. congrats to yall!

monicalewinsky1996:

kawaiiflowerchild:

So it’s been a while, but this is what I look like now.

Love her😍

aadatart:

So the book, The Imported Ghanaian talks a lot about how Ghanaians speak, and common sayings we use. The author also talks about how we often test diaspora Ghanaians on their knowledge of twi to see how Ghanaian they really are. So I’ve created a fun test of sayings in twi, pidgin, and local jargon, to see how Ghanaian YOU are. Let us know what score you got!  Tag, you’re it!

browngirlblues:

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

This is the length women have to go through to be heard

thepeoplesrecord:

TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.
We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.
Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.
Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.
No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans
Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole. 

thepeoplesrecord:

TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.

We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.

Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.

Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.

No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans

Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole. 

decolonizingmedia:

"F*ck the waves of feminism: we embody over 500 years of resistance before us. We are an ocean" - NYSHN 
Rest in power, to our lost relations.
image: burymyart

decolonizingmedia:

"F*ck the waves of feminism: we embody over 500 years of resistance before us. We are an ocean" - NYSHN

Rest in power, to our lost relations.

image: burymyart

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Laverne Cox and Nicole Beharie

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Laverne Cox and Nicole Beharie

loveyourlines:

"A world of growth and early pregnancy made me face many insecurities. #1 being the changes OF my body going from a World of partying and drug abuse to motherhood. Accepting the changes my body went through took many hears. I never was ashamed of the scars. They served as remainders.  A: I am a survivor. Going on 4 years of sobriety now.  B: I sacrificed everything including my body for the health and well being of the baby who grew inside of me  There is a little bit of faith in knowing a mother’s love can overcome so much for the sake of the life of another human. I encourage women to love their bodies. Love can and will fill your life with so much possibility if we let it.” Submission from @monirehhealthyadventurer

loveyourlines:

"A world of growth and early pregnancy made me face many insecurities. #1 being the changes OF my body going from a World of partying and drug abuse to motherhood. Accepting the changes my body went through took many hears. I never was ashamed of the scars. They served as remainders.
A: I am a survivor. Going on 4 years of sobriety now.
B: I sacrificed everything including my body for the health and well being of the baby who grew inside of me
There is a little bit of faith in knowing a mother’s love can overcome so much for the sake of the life of another human. I encourage women to love their bodies. Love can and will fill your life with so much possibility if we let it.” Submission from @monirehhealthyadventurer

thelingerieaddict:

So basically, I’m ready to sling some money at this new lingerie line, Nubian Skin. Beautiful nudes for darker-skinned women of all shades? Gimme it.

thelingerieaddict:

So basically, I’m ready to sling some money at this new lingerie line, Nubian Skin. Beautiful nudes for darker-skinned women of all shades? Gimme it.