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Black people police themselves so much in public

telvi1:

rococobutter:

And they don’t even think about it. Don’t talk too loud, don’t make too many requests, don’t complain too forcefully about shitty service, put up with weird ass slightly racial compliments. And sometimes we joke about it like “lol! Better not do (normal human thing) cuz then people might think we’re uncivilized niggers” but it’s a painful constricting way to live. And not a type of way of living that non-Black people will understand

Truth

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yourpersonalcheerleader:

I have noticed many posts on my dash related to anxiety.

Today I want to share a few posts I have gathered for working with students to help cope with anxiety and stress.

Since I have been collecting these, some of the links to the sources are now broken websites.

Hope these are helpful!

<3

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

Conversations with Father (about men & dating)
Me: I just watched a show about how successful (i.e. college educated) black women are not getting married.
Him: Why is that a show? What's the problem? A black woman is better off by herself than with a black man that will bring her down. There's no point in getting married unless it's about mutual love and respect.
Me: Well a lot of the black men on the show said that the reason black women are single is because they expect too much.
Him: Psh. Black women do not expect too much! What is a black woman supposed to do? She is educated. She has her life in order. And she is supposed to get with any old man because he didn't get his life together but still feels he is entitled to any woman he wants?
Me: Well they said that you have to look at a man's potential.
Him: That's what they want you to think so that you don't require anything in actuality from them. You look at who a man is. Not who he says he will be.
Me: The show also talked about why a lot of men cheat. They said it's because women were not keeping them happy or not sexually doing what they want.
Him: That's ridiculous. There's no reason for anybody to cheat. If a man is grounded then he will love his partner enough not to cheat.
Me: They also said that you need to make a man feel like a man.
Him: If I am a man then why would I need a woman to make me feel like a man?
Me: I don't know.
Him: A real man does not need a woman to make him feel like a man. He is a man, isn't he? Men who say that have an inferiority complex.
Me: Well they were saying that they need to feel like they wear the pants in the relationship.
Him: Look. A man does not feel threatened by anyone unless he does not have his own life together. And in that case he will be threatened whether a woman lays down and lets him walk all over him or if she makes more money or anything else.
knowledgeequalsblackpower:

blackourstory:

bathory-babe:

How many of you have heard Latasha Harlins?
*everyone is silent*

She was killed by Korean store owner Soon Ja Du, which set off the LA Riots. Ice Cube did a song about her called Black Korea, predicting that riot in fact. Some of us know. And no, I didn’t have to look her up. I remember. I read the Final Call.

She was murdered over a damn bottle of orange juice that store owner thought she was going to steal. There were eye witnesses and security camera footage.
The store owner still got no jail time! 
It’s not just an inconvenience to be followed around the store. You can be murdered if the store clerk decides to stand their ground.  If you’ve been followed around a store before, let Harlins tragedy serve as a reminder of why you shouldn’t go back.
Don’t spend money where you are not welcomed!

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

blackourstory:

bathory-babe:

How many of you have heard Latasha Harlins?

*everyone is silent*

She was killed by Korean store owner Soon Ja Du, which set off the LA Riots. Ice Cube did a song about her called Black Korea, predicting that riot in fact. Some of us know. And no, I didn’t have to look her up. I remember. I read the Final Call.

She was murdered over a damn bottle of orange juice that store owner thought she was going to steal. There were eye witnesses and security camera footage.

The store owner still got no jail time! 

It’s not just an inconvenience to be followed around the store. You can be murdered if the store clerk decides to stand their ground.  If you’ve been followed around a store before, let Harlins tragedy serve as a reminder of why you shouldn’t go back.

Don’t spend money where you are not welcomed!

blackfashion:

Blazer: H&amp;M Shirt: H&amp;M Pants: Zara
Blair Charleston, 20 Chicago IL
Submitted by the-cuf.tumblr.com The-CUF.com
Instagram: @wpblair @thecuf

blackfashion:

Blazer: H&M Shirt: H&M Pants: Zara

Blair Charleston, 20 Chicago IL

Submitted by the-cuf.tumblr.com The-CUF.com

Instagram: @wpblair @thecuf

“The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.”
— Deepak Chopra (via lazyyogi)

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