Black men who are misogynist against Black women are Uncle Toms to me. Plain and simple.

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The most powerful oppressor is not the one who can kill, but the one who can convince the world that the oppressed deserves their oppression.

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if i gave birth to a black boy and spent a good 18 to 20 something years of my life raising, loving, and feeding him and i heard or read him saying some shit about ‘fuck black girls’ ‘dark skin bitches are roaches’ and/or ‘i can’t date a black chick’ on sight im ending him. i would feel like such a failure… to raise such a degenerate?? i wouldn’t be able to go on. i would personally feel disrespected. 

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"If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."

— Malcom X (via dunialovely)

Ringing truer for the on-going oppression of Palestinians by Israel.

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Black men and (and some women) actually make careers of bashing black women. You cannot make a career of bashing black men or men in general in this culture. It is acceptable to call black women ugly, or mannish, to blame black women for single motherhood, to blame them for earning degrees as though it comes at the expense of men, it is acceptable to call us “hoes”, etc. Look at most mainstream rappers, comedians, relationship “experts”, etc - they all make a career of casting black women as deficient or worthy of ridicule. Some of them do it in a manner as if they are giving black women advice. The black community (and obviously The West in general) is highly patriarchal. Do not let anyone tell you that black men are being attacked by black feminists or black women in general because it simply is not true.

I am tired of how black women have become the targets of memes and viral videos. The collective character assassination of black women in the name of laughs, and giggles has gone on long enough.

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"My political obligations? I am a Black woman … in world that defines human as white and male for starters. Everything I do including survival is political.” 

- Audre Lorde

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Detroit activist slams reporter on air for misreporting reasons for water shutoff to thousands

OMG you all have to watch this.

She’s my HERO!

DAYUM! She shut that FOX-reporter-wannabe down. Not here for that mess at all!


I’m tryna be her when I grow up

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(NSFW) Black Athletes in the ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue.

  • Serge Ibaka (Basketball)
  • Venus Williams (Tennis)
  • Aja Evans (Bobsleigh)
  • Nigel Sylvester (BMX)
  • Marshawn Lynch (American Football)
  • Prince Fielder (Baseball)
  • Larry Fitzgerald (American Football)
  • Bernard Hopkins (Boxing)

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I don’t think that people generally realise what motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups, all minorities, all non-whites. And people just simply don’t realise, just take it for granted that that’s the way people are going to be presented and these clichés are just, I mean on this network every night, well perhaps not every night, but you can see silly renditions of human behaviour, the leering Filipino houseboy, the wily Japanese, the kook or the gook, black man, stupid Indian. It just goes on and on and on. And people actually don’t realise how deeply people are injured by seeing themselves represented, not so much the adults, who are already inured to that kind of pain and pressure, but children. Indian children seeing Indians represented as savage, as ugly, as nasty, vicious, treacherous, drunken. They grow up only with a negative image of themselves and it lasts a lifetime. 

Marlon Brando on why Sacheen Littlefeather presented a speech on his behalf during his Best Actor win for The Godfather at the 1973 Academy Awards

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David Luiz comforting James Rodriguez after the game.

I thought they were gonna makeout