Habits & Contradictions

miseengarde:

white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna 

take my skin colour too

and my dark brown lips

take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty

take the oppression too

take the history of colonization that has devastated my country

and the drones that currently devastate my country

take all the bad stuff too

not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits

take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too

(via bootyscientist)

chocolategoddessss:

poundsplussense:


What inspired you to make Brenda’s Got A Baby?
"I was reading the New York Post when I was doing the movie Juice and it was this story - it started out to be this big story about this family who died because they didn’t have heat and they left the gas on. Everybody died except for this girl who moved in with her cousin. (Second cousin.) She started dating her second cousin. He got her pregnant. Nobody knew that she was pregnant, and I was like "dag!" And it was over a week, but the story kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller. And I was like, "This is very important. More important than Juice, to me! It was a bigger story than Juice!
And right now, nobody talks about that. No young black male… No black males talk about black females like we should. We need to take more responsibilities for our sisters because if we don’t, who will? Because if you look at it now, black females are held lower of the totem pole than anybody." (1992)

Tupac Was Trying To Teach Us Something.. But Some Will Never Really Get It

Reblogging again because I’m sure there’s still someone who needs this message …. Strike that I know.

chocolategoddessss:

poundsplussense:

What inspired you to make Brenda’s Got A Baby?

"I was reading the New York Post when I was doing the movie Juice and it was this story - it started out to be this big story about this family who died because they didn’t have heat and they left the gas on. Everybody died except for this girl who moved in with her cousin. (Second cousin.) She started dating her second cousin. He got her pregnant. Nobody knew that she was pregnant, and I was like "dag!" And it was over a week, but the story kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller. And I was like, "This is very important. More important than Juice, to me! It was a bigger story than Juice!

And right now, nobody talks about that. No young black male… No black males talk about black females like we should. We need to take more responsibilities for our sisters because if we don’t, who will? Because if you look at it now, black females are held lower of the totem pole than anybody." (1992)

Tupac Was Trying To Teach Us Something.. But Some Will Never Really Get It

Reblogging again because I’m sure there’s still someone who needs this message …. Strike that I know.

(Source: nubiansista, via bootyscientist)

14yearsakid:

Happy Birthday Malcolm Little a.k.a Malcolm X a.k.a El-Hajjj Malik El-Shabazz, you’re missed dearly.

14yearsakid:

Happy Birthday Malcolm Little a.k.a Malcolm X a.k.a El-Hajjj Malik El-Shabazz, you’re missed dearly.

(via bootyscientist)

blastortoise:

Y’all can understand why the mutants in x-men hate the humans but can’t get why black people hate whites

(via bootyscientist)

And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.

Nothing like being in your element.

Nothing like being in your element.