My tribute to black women who should apparently " smile more ..."








Install Theme
Meet Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma City Police Offer accused of sexually assaulting at least eight Black women while on duty … and the first white dude to be plastered on Unapproachable Black Chicks.  #BlackWomenMatter

Update at 12:46 : @muninandhugin Brought to my attention that the Officer is white, which explains my confusion about the racial classification on his booking sheet. I also saw that  tashabilities mentioned this as well, which brings up similar questions about whiteness that were posed during the Zimmerman trial. Nonetheless, I stand with the women who have bravely come forward, and challenge Black men to join the conversation about valuing the lives of Black women.

Meet Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma City Police Offer accused of sexually assaulting at least eight Black women while on duty … and the first white dude to be plastered on Unapproachable Black Chicks.  #BlackWomenMatter

Update at 12:46 : @muninandhugin Brought to my attention that the Officer is white, which explains my confusion about the racial classification on his booking sheet. I also saw that  tashabilities mentioned this as well, which brings up similar questions about whiteness that were posed during the Zimmerman trial. Nonetheless, I stand with the women who have bravely come forward, and challenge Black men to join the conversation about valuing the lives of Black women.

(Source: forharriet.com)

newmodelminority:

nihileigh:

When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?

Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

Actually. It is an act of POWER.

(via newsouthnegress)

My life in one image. Hella photo credit to @bwade27 for the candid. #Pensive #Thinker #Dreamer  #Loner #Burden #Blessing #Mississippi #CGFamily #ChrisGoesSouf #BucketList (at Ross Barnett Resevoir)

My life in one image. Hella photo credit to @bwade27 for the candid. #Pensive #Thinker #Dreamer #Loner #Burden #Blessing #Mississippi #CGFamily #ChrisGoesSouf #BucketList (at Ross Barnett Resevoir)

letterstoohio:

Shoutout to @google for showing love to Althea Gibson on what would have been her 87th birthday today. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title and went on to be the first person of color to cross the color line of international tennis. #blackisbeautiful

letterstoohio:

Shoutout to @google for showing love to Althea Gibson on what would have been her 87th birthday today. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title and went on to be the first person of color to cross the color line of international tennis. #blackisbeautiful

I’m looking for some new blogs to follow, any suggestions?

(Source: theroot.com)

blackstaraura:

breenewsome:

The black women were also murdered by police. #ferguson #mikebrown

BOOST

blackstaraura:

breenewsome:

The black women were also murdered by police. #ferguson #mikebrown

BOOST

(via reverseracism)

beautiesofafrique:

Elected and appointed African female heads of state

1. Monique Ohsan Bellepeau, Acting President, 31 March 2012 - 21 July 2012 (Mauritius)

2. Joyce Banda, President, 7 April 2012 - 31 May 2014 (Malawi)

3. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, 16 January 2006 - Incumbent (Liberia)

4. Ruth Sando Perry, Chairperson of the Council of State, 3 September 1996 - 2 August 1997 (Liberia)

5. Carmen Pereira, Acting President, 14 May 1984 - 16 May 1984 (Guinea-Bissau)

6. Rose Francine Rogombé, Acting President, 10 June 2009 - 16 October 2009 (Gabon)

7. Catherine Samba-Panza., Acting President, 23 January 2014 - Incumbent (Central African Republic)

8. Sylvie Kinigi, Acting President, 27 October 1993 - 5 February 1994 (Burundi)

 

(via blackwomenworldhistory)

Telling black people not to be enraged when their children are ruthlessly murdered, is violence.

No good result can come from any investigation which refuses to consider the facts. A conclusion that is based upon a presumption instead of the best evidence is unworthy of a moment”s consideration. The lynching record, as it is compiled from day to day by unbiased, reliable, and responsible public journals, should be the basis of every investigation which seeks to discover the cause and suggest the remedy for lynching. The excuses of lynchers and the specious pleas of their apologists should be considered in the light of the record, which they invariably misrepresent or ignore.

The Christian and moral forces of the nation should insist that misrepresentation should have no place in the discussion of this all important question, that the figures of the lynching record should be allowed to plead, trumpet-tongued, in defense of the slandered dead, that the silence of concession be broken, and that truth, swift-winged and courageous, summon this nation to do its duty to exalt justice and preserve inviolate the sacredness of human life.

Ida B. Wells Source: Independent, May 16, 1901.

113 years later, why is Ida B. Wells still painfully correct? 

#BlackLivesMatter

(Source: britannica.com)