• biryani-barbie:

    okaywork is this not you tho

    (Source: vine.co, via okaywork)

  • opstandige:

    harmreduction:

    For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home

    The new book, For Colored Boys, addresses longstanding issues of sexual abuse, suicide, HIV/AIDS, racism, and homophobia in the African American and Latino communities, and more specifically among young gay men of color. The book tells stories of real people coming of age, coming out, dealing with religion and spirituality, seeking love and relationships, finding their own identity in or out of the LGBT community, and creating their own sense of political empowerment. For Colored Boys is designed to educate and inspire those seeking to overcome their own obstacles in their own lives.

    - 4coloredboys.com is a comprehensive website that accompanies the book. It features a blog, extensive history and background, a library of additional reads from contributors…and adorable photos of the authors as kids!

    This is necessary

    (via black-culture)

  • Lemme fuck you up with some knowledge right quick

    coochietickler:

    The ONLY reason white people really believe black pride is white hate, is simply because white pride IS MOST DEFINITELY black hate (along with all the other colors)

    (via black--lamb)

  • harrystylesexposed:

    "you can’t blame all white people for slavery" and you can’t blame all muslims for 9/11 but that don’t stop you

    (via allthezaynmistakes)

  • cemeterydreamscapes:

    Watch the trailer for M.I.A.’s controversial unreleased documentary before it’s pulled from the internet again. Reblog the shit out of this.

    (via black--lamb)

  • fan: Can you believe they got back together after all that crap? x

    (Source: craicthatniall, via fineapplepizza)

  • shirleychisholmproject:

    Shirley Chisholm on how she wants to be remembered [x]

    (via whitepeoplestealingculture)

  • Nadijah Robinson

    Quote is from her essay Black Art Is Not A Free For All on Black Girl Dangerous. Read it all. Truly exquisite writing, especially as non-Black people continue to use, consume, pilfer, plagiarize and be appropriative of Black cultural production and art while simultaneously suggesting that Black culture, especially that Black American culture, does not exist. 

    I’ve also watched non-Black people suggest Black people contribute “nothing” to anti-oppression theory or praxis while their ENTIRE FRAMEWORK for approaching it is via Black cultural production or Black women’s epistemology.

    Like…the cognitive dissonance proffered via perspectives shaped by anti-Blackness is astounding.

    (via gradientlair)

    hit reblog before i even read it

    (via queerfabulousmermaid)

    (via indikos)

  • "

    I know that Black creativity has saved your life many times before. I know, because I’ve seen it happen. I’ve listened as non-Black people in my communities raised on Hip Hop talked about how it was the only relatable, empowering culture they found that also educated and radicalized them as a youth. It was formational. I’ve watched people become politicized, shaping their new political identities after bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Assata Shakur, Angela Davis and Frantz Fanon. I’ve watched as folks become activist celebrities using radical ideas from Black Power and Civil Rights movements to shape programs that do not benefit Black people. I’ve watched as people make livings and loads of social capital off of DJing Black music, dancing, walking and dressing like Black people, selling the Black aesthetic to others. I’ve heard that friends use Nina Simone and Sade to sing them back from depression, Rihanna and D’Angelo to get them in the mood. So many people in my communities, lately, have been using Octavia Butler to renew their hope for radical futures. Without Black people, what would your lives be? You might be thinking, you know, it’s so much more complicated than all this, race is complex, we’re all part of the human family, etc., etc…

    Black art is not free for all damaged souls. When Nina sang about strange fruit, she was talking about a lynching…of Black people. When Black rappers say Fuck the Police, they speak to a state system of lynching…Black people. Your pain and isolation, however real it may be, is not the same as being Black. Your self-adoption into hip hop and djembe drumming and spoken word, makes our art forms all about you. You, however well meaning, have stolen Black labour and invention and used it for your own purpose. It warps the medium and changes the message, the magic, the healing. From now on, consider how the cost of consuming, appropriating, regurgitating, and getting your life in multiple ways from Black art, Black culture, and Black peoples’ creative genius detrimentally impacts our lives. Being Black in an anti-black world means experiencing daily attacks that threaten our dignity, our happiness, our freedom, and often our lives; and in order to enjoy Black culture, you’re going to have to take action to help get these back.

    But because Black people’s labour, language, intelligence, creativity, and survival arts have always been considered free for the taking, you probably didn’t feel ways about using it. You probably didn’t think twice. Black culture is the most pilfered, the most ‘borrowed,’ the most thieved culture, and we’ve seen this happen time and tie again.

    "
  • satokikuchi:

    harrysgang:

    this always would be the most adorable thing in the world

    but you forgot to put where Liam was so sad - he literally ran into the glass window to see Zayn take off ! imageimage

    (via insertniallurlhere)

    October 2 – 12046 Notes
    #LMFAO
    #that's zayn leaping in the air
    #he so fake
    #i love him
  • iloveretro:

    Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)

    (via zaynsfreepalestinetweet)

    October 2 – 5439 Notes
    #TUNE
    #a great song
    #like its so real
    #even atfer all this time
    #i love lauryn hill
  • freshprince-of-suffolk:

    sheeran-usa:

    How I missed this one, I have no idea. 

    Ed dancing to Macklemore in Vegas

    The kid has some moves 

    I’m pregnant

    (via edisstrummingonmyheartstrings)

    October 2 – 509 Notes
    #fave
    #vines
    #go off ed
    #do ya thang babe
  • ryancrobert:

    you can just tell that Nicki Minaj is the kind of person that when you’re telling a story and everyone else in the group is talking over you, she’s making direct eye contact with you and paying extra attention so that you don’t get discouraged and stop mid-story

    (via zanemalicks)

    October 2 – 69625 Notes
    #QUEEN NICKI
    #i know
    #shes just sooo
    #amazing
  • thatssostylesss:

    Someone get one direction back on that French show where they’re all alone in the box with that buttonn

    (via spookyassliam)

  • sirghostlydick:

    s/o to all the girls who think they want big boobs because bitch you thought

    (via spookyassliam)

    October 2 – 705 Notes
    #LISTEN
    #i have double D's
    #shit is not cute
    #it hurts
  • (Source: zaynsfreepalestinetweet)

    October 2 – 99 Notes
    #omfg
    #LIBBY PLEESE