simplysheerene:

I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.

Race

There is one race on this earth, the human race, it’s not about who did what first it’s about the fact we are all human beings who should love and treat each other with respect. Because we are all children of God

The Negro boy has obstacles, discouragements, and temptations to battle with that are little known to those not situated as he is. When a white boy undertakes a task, it is taken for granted that he will succeed. On the other hand , people are usually surprised if the Negro boy does not fail. In a word, the Negro youth starts out with the presumption against him.

Booker T. Washington

It’s crazy how he wrote these words over a 100 years ago and they are still true today.  Smh.

(via thefear2012)

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Congratulations to 16 year old Grace Bush who will receive a college degree before receiving her high school diploma.Last Friday Bush received a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University, she finished the program in 3 years with a 3.8 GPA. Bush attended Florida Atlantic University High School which gives students the opportunity to dual enroll in college course and earn credits for a higher degree. According to the Sun Sentinel. She also took class at the age of 13 at Broward College throughout the summer. Bush plans to attend FAU for her master’s degree in Public Administration. She plans to seek a law degree and hopes to one day become chief justice of the United States.


darvinasafo:

Oakland Teen Akintunde Ahmad Has 5.0 GPA, Scores 2100 On SAT, Accepted Into Ivy League Schools

Anonymous asked:
I have a friend who always says "Slavery isn't black history. Slavery interrupted black history."

onlyblackgirl:

Honestly slavery is an important part of black history imo, not because of the slavery itself, but the fact that many parts of black american culture stems from shit we had to do to survive slavery and everything else that followed, segregation, civil rights etc.

Still makes me proud that we are still here after going thru all that bullshit, and the fact that white people try to omit parts of that history or romanticize it, just further proves they are threatened by our strength and perseverance.

I don’t want anyone to ever forget that we were stolen from our homeland, forced to work for free, murdered, raped, starved, tortured, left for dead when we couldn’t work anymore, families taken away from us, babies cut out of pregnant women’s bellies, women and children killed just to send a warning, a hell of a lot more and WE ARE STILL HERE, bitch we even in the white house. NEVER FORGET.


Minute by minute
Hour by hour
As you lose your history
You lose your power

So sharpen your eye
And tune your ear
So you know what you see
And understand what you hear


Listerville Middleton on The Origins of Things (via rainbowflashover)