Living While Black

Caitlin. 25. Seattle.

No Malcolm X in my history text, why’s that? ‘Cause he tried to educate and liberate all blacks. Why is Martin Luther King in my book each week? He told blacks if they get smacked turn the other cheek. Tupac Shakur - Words of Wisdom (via hip-hop-is-my-religion)

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mikoariel:

I call it the Black Power fist. 
"It delivers thousands of volts of imperialism-stopping electricity, without the need of super powers or secret alien technology. AND its inexpensive enough to fit well within even the most frugal revolutionary’s defense budget.”

mikoariel:

I call it the Black Power fist.

"It delivers thousands of volts of imperialism-stopping electricity, without the need of super powers or secret alien technology. AND its inexpensive enough to fit well within even the most frugal revolutionary’s defense budget.”

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sexy-svetlana94:

The actual smell of rain comes from plants. When plants are in drought they produce oils in replacement for waters. When the time comes and it finally starts raining the plants get their needed water and they release these oils in the air and the smell of that oil is what we call smell of rain

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You can ask the universe for all the signs you want, but ultimately, we see what we want to see when we’re ready to see it. Unknown (via psych-facts)

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If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.

If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign—body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on—alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.

Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life (
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I see a hunger, especially among Black youth, for more sophisticated answers. Unfortunately, right now, it’s narrow nationalism, narrow forms of Afrocentrism, that are mostly addressing that hunger. Our leading people buy into utopian fantasies of liberation, when in fact our liberation should come from a concrete struggle in the workforce, not fantasies about ancient Africa, and kings and queens. bell hooks (via dirrtyfilthynasty)

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