Sincerely, Sidney Rai.

All great achievements require time. -Maya Angelou

No Justice No Peace, Seriously??

Tired of it. No justice no peace, is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.   Wake up Black America! It was nice to see so many come together as one for this young man. So what’s next? We start rioting to prove to people that Zimmerman really was using self dense? Because blacks are “suspicious” and “dangerous”. Wake up please, it makes me so mad that we can not use this trial as our way out! We still don’t mean shit to the justice system, or could Trayvon have had better lawyers to prove he was innocent and Zimmerman wasn’t? Why do we choose to not educate ourselves? Why do we choose to be a united family when one of our own is killed by someone not black? Why do you care so much that Trayvon was killed by this biracial man but you don’t really give a damn that you loose people to black on black violence everyday? It is not ok that this boy was killed, and it also isn’t ok that this trial lasted a year and no one could prove that Zimmerman was guilty. However, I’m going to be an optimistic person and say that Zimmerman has yet to reach his final judgement day. He was judged my man, not God. Trayvon’s death along with the many others WILL be a wake up call for Black America. We will do better, we will be better, we will see better. We need to channel all this energy into something positive! 

kingmarouane:

A Queen A Queen is proud of herself. She respects herself and others.She is aware of who she is. She neither seeks definition fromthe person she is with, or does she expect them toread her mind. She is quite capable ofarticulating her needs. A Queen is hopeful. She is strong enough to make all herdreams come true….. She knows love, therefore shegives love. She recognizes that her love hasgreat value and must be reciprocated. If her love is taken for granted,it soon disappears. A Queen has a dash of inspiration, a dabble of endurance.She knows that she will, at times, have to inspire othersto reach the potential God gave them. A Queen knowsher past, understands her present andmoves toward the future. A Queen knows the Creative Energy. She knows that withthis the world is her playground, but without she will justbe played. A Queen does not live in fear of the futurebecause of her past. Instead, she understands thather life experiences are merely lessons, meantto bring her closer to self knowledgeand unconditional self love.Queen,

kingmarouane:

A Queen
 
A Queen is proud of herself. She respects herself and others.
She is aware of who she is. She neither seeks definition from
the person she is with, or does she expect them to
read her mind. She is quite capable of
articulating her needs.
 
A Queen is hopeful. She is strong enough to make all her
dreams come true….. She knows love, therefore she
gives love. She recognizes that her love has
great value and must be reciprocated.
 If her love is taken for granted,
it soon disappears.
 
A Queen has a dash of inspiration, a dabble of endurance.
She knows that she will, at times, have to inspire others
to reach the potential God gave them. A Queen knows
her past, understands her present and
moves toward the future.
 
A Queen knows the Creative Energy. She knows that with
this the world is her playground, but without she will just
be played. A Queen does not live in fear of the future
because of her past. Instead, she understands that
her life experiences are merely lessons, meant
to bring her closer to self knowledge
and unconditional self love.
Queen,

everything-ghana:

iridessence:

atomic-comic:

from the kickstarter page:

The “Because of Them, We Can…” project started out as a photo campaign that I launched during Black History Month.  The goal was to inspire and empower our kids to be great by connecting the dots between them and the individuals past and present who have blazed and continue to blaze trails.

As the month progressed, what I once believed was confirmed - 28 days wasn’t enough. 

As such, I extended the project for a full 365 days.  Each day a photo is released via social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram.

The feedback has been amazing, but the biggest request has been for a book that includes all 365 images.   I could go the publisher route, but I truly believe that we can fund this movement. Here’s where the Kickstarter comes in. Funding this project would allow me to self publish a high quality, hard cover art book that will serve as a source of inspiration and education for all who come across it.  


Funding ends in 5 days! Signal boost or donate what you can!

baby janelle!

baby queen latifa’s outfit tho!!!

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“I wear my culture on my skin. They want to make me forget who I am, the beauty of my people and my heritage, but to do it they got to peel my skin off. And if they ever do that, they’ll kill me doing it— and that’s good, because once they make you forget the language and history, they’ve killed you anyway. I’m alive and free, no matter how many bars they put me behind.”

—   Jimmy Santiago Baca (via martinbro)

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fuckyeahdarkboys:
fuckyeablackart:

by Tim Okamura
itsflappjack:

whats the point of me loving myself , then YOU slap in my face that im over size 9.

itsflappjack:

whats the point of me loving myself , then YOU slap in my face that im over size 9.

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