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Watching bestman holiday and…

dynastylnoire:

deezcandiedyamztho:

Im still pissed off that all these dark skin people have these biracial children lol
Can’t even get an accurate representation in our own dang movies sheesh!
Two dark skin children in the whole dang movie smh

my brother and his baby’s mom are both dark. They had twins one is dark and one is light. sometimes it’s genetics

And sometimes it’s Hollywood

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Born on this day…July 16, 1862

Ida B. Wells: Journalist, Newspaper Editor, Anti-Lynching Activist

Book:

Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.

Quotes from Ida B. Wells:

“The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.”

“I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no intelligence or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way…so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.”

“The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.”

“The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect himself against the white man or become his rival.”

“The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.”

“The white man’s victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.”

“If it were possible, I would gather the race in my arms and fly away with them.”

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spokenelle:

On April 16th, 276 girls aged 16 to 18 were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Many have criticized both the Nigerian government for their feeble response and international media outlets for their lack of adequate news coverage. I have partnered with Bilphena Yahwon of africaisdonesuffering.com to share her poem “When the Enemy Comes” to bring further awareness to this atrocity. Sign the petition at change.org to affirm your solidarity with the girls, show support to their loved ones, and demand those in power to do all that they can to ensure their safe return. #BringBackOurGirls —Danielle LJ Daley

Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/over-200-girls-are-missing-in-nigeria-please-help-find-them-bringbackourgirls

Twitter: spokenELLE

Instagram: daley_dose

Email: spokenELLE@gmail.com

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spokenelle:

A woman’s father need not be “absent” for her to potentially miss out on important lessons…Maintaining the fallacy of a flawless father figure won’t help your daughters develop the strengths they’ll need to manage relationships #FatherYourDaughters

Full sequence: http://storify.com/spokenELLE/father-your-daughters

Follow me: @spokenELLE

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spokenelle:

My Janelle Monae costume(s)…couldn’t decide on just one look

IG: daley_dose

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spokenelle:

A Dark Skinned Girl’s Response to Lupita’s Oscar Win

"And I don’t think I realized how much I still hurt until Lupita won tonight

Twitter: @spokenelle 

Instagram: @daley_dose

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I’m black first.. my sympathies are black, my allegiance is black, my whole objectives are black… I am not interested in being American, because America has never been interested in me.

— Malcolm X (via mooramani)

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eternallybeautifullyblack:

Writing legends Amiri Baraka and Maya Angelou dance in the atrium of the Schomburg Center.

Image via Vince Cushite.

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badbilliejean:

candance59:

Actress Viola Davis receives an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at the Juilliard School 109th commencement ceremony at Alice Tully Hall on May 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

!!!!!!!

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blackmanonthemoon:

cultureunseen:

Nobel Queen, Wise Mother and Elder Sister TONI MORRISON!

Born February 18, 1931 (83 years of wisdom)
Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom and so much more…..

QUEEN

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