1. Maya Angelou, celebrated US poet and author, dies aged 86

     
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    Reblogged from dettolmami

    It’s funny, the stereotypes we given. Lazy, as if we ain’t build an entire country on our backs. Thieves, as if we wasn’t stolen from our home. Hateful, as if we was the ones that murder for dark skin. Selfish, as if we took over another people’s country and claimed they land as our own. Funny, how them stereotypes so perfectly describe the ones who done doomed us all.
    — My grandmother, talking to my brother who was recently called, “nothing but a black thug” for daring to wear a hoodie in the rain. (via afrometaphysics)

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    kittydelicious:

linrenzo:

afrorevolution:

Finally!!! I pray they are rescued safely. Chai there is God. Ooh

YESSSSSSS

YES! YES! YES YES YES YES

    kittydelicious:

    linrenzo:

    afrorevolution:

    Finally!!! I pray they are rescued safely. Chai there is God. Ooh

    YESSSSSSS

    YES! YES! YES YES YES YES

     
  4. 01:36

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    curly-essence:

innerthoughtsoutloud:

Model: Me (Kivvi Rachelle)
Photog: Minnow Park

http://curlyessence.com/
     
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    Registered Native Americans, who make up about 1.4 percent of the 300 million total U.S. citizens, are distributed among some 560 tribal governments across the country. While these governments are given substantial autonomy over their internal affairs, the federal government has steadily eroded their authority, including their justice systems, particularly in areas that involve non-Native individuals or interests. In one of the most far-reaching cases, the Supreme Court ruled in 1978 that tribal governments cannot prosecute criminal defendants who are non-Indian even if the crime of which they are accused takes place on tribal lands. In addition, tribal authorities, many of whose communities suffer the highest poverty rates in the U.S., are chronically under-financed, leading to major gaps in law enforcement and the availability of social and health services as compared to non-Native communities. The report, which was based on Justice Department data and research in three states with proportionately large Native American populations—Alaska, South Dakota, and Oklahoma—found Indigenous girls and women suffered most from these deficiencies. “American Indian and Alaska Native women are living in a virtual war zone, where rape, abuse and murder are commonplace and sexual predators prey with impunity,” said Sarah Deer, an attorney at the California-based Tribal Law and Policy Institute. “In many tribal communities, rape and molestation are so common that young women fully expect that they will be victims of sexual violence at some point,” she noted, adding that the weakening of tribal justice systems by the federal government has made it far more difficult for victims of sexual violence to gain redress. Indeed, federal and tribal statistics may understate the degree of violence suffered by Native American women, according to the report, which noted that fear of retaliation and the lack of confidence that the authorities will take allegations of assault significantly reduce reporting of sexual assault throughout the United States, as well as in Native American communities.
     
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    ghazrat:

booktown:

i need this on my wall 

I need that wall AS a wall. With this print somewhere on that wall.

    ghazrat:

    booktown:

    i need this on my wall 

    I need that wall AS a wall. With this print somewhere on that wall.

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  12. 22:10 21st May 2014

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    bobbycaputo:

    Fascinating Photos of the World’s Most Exotic Markets

    Prepare yourself for breathtaking sites, delicious smells, and a good bartering session or two. Our latest Offset Group Show wanders down the cramped avenues and bustling alleyways of some the world’s most intriguing exotic markets. A less-frequent event in the United States, vendors have gathered for centuries in places like India, Egypt and Europe to sell their eclectic treasures.

    All manner of delights both local and foreign can be found in these streets in an experience truly unlike any other.

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    everything-naija:

legrandcirque:
Nigerian women, 1950s.

    everything-naija:

    legrandcirque:

    Nigerian women, 1950s.

     
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    oliviawhen:

    A solid way to accept someone’s feelings.

    i’m gonna die still laughing at this

    I gleefully showed this to at least four people and nobody got the joke so

     
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    We really need to start coming up with our own versions of what beauty looks like, what success looks like, what a relationship looks like and putting them into play in our own lives. I think that we very often inherit those values from our parents or our friends or our family, and they’re not necessarily true. Your parents might be biased against people from another culture or they might think that success is only what’s in your wallet and the truth is that the world is a lot bigger than that. As we start to research these things we can really expand our vision of what life could be like, and it makes us more well-rounded, diverse and certainly more happy.