salviprince:

rasdivine:

Unpacking Blackness in Mexico’s Costa Chica

When she said other Mexicans would confuse her for Salvadoran, makes me think that others recognize blackness exists in El Salvador before actual Salvadorans do.

(via racialicious)

peoplepowermovement:

Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:

Mom-and-pop stores across from the Kingsbridge Armory are getting iced out of biz (NY Daily News)

“That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)

“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”

BREAKING: Rent hikes near Kingsbridge Armory threaten local businesses (BX Times)

The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.

WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)

Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx

(via skinlikeautumnleaves)

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

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dopenmind:

"Whale" - "Smash then tell her to hit the gym and tone up" - "Why don’t you just lose some weight, fatty"
I used to be 300lbs. I used to be very afraid of life. I used to be crushed by comments like these.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it until I’m blue in the face. If I can live out the duration of my life having only been called “fat”, then that’s just fine with me. I don’t wanna die selfish or angry or intolerant. I don’t wanna die guilty or unloved. I can live with being called fat. Fat isn’t an insult, just an adjective.
PS: lol @ you thinking you could smash. Like, or nah.

Love you girl! High School was rough for me…you were & still are a bright spot in a sometimes murky/dark world…keep on shining!

dopenmind:

"Whale" - "Smash then tell her to hit the gym and tone up" - "Why don’t you just lose some weight, fatty"

I used to be 300lbs. I used to be very afraid of life. I used to be crushed by comments like these.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it until I’m blue in the face. If I can live out the duration of my life having only been called “fat”, then that’s just fine with me. I don’t wanna die selfish or angry or intolerant. I don’t wanna die guilty or unloved. I can live with being called fat. Fat isn’t an insult, just an adjective.

PS: lol @ you thinking you could smash. Like, or nah.

Love you girl! High School was rough for me…you were & still are a bright spot in a sometimes murky/dark world…keep on shining!

senorrowland:

buttacream18:

niggablvd:

niggablvd:

niggablvd:

gxisha:

Frank Ocean | Wisemen

“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”

— Quentin Tarantino explaining why he didn’t use the song in “Django Unchained.”

this song makes me quiet af’

this is a very, very good song

i’ma have to reblog this one more time because it’s that perfect

like sorry but I’m still not over this

I can’t find this song anywhere 😩😩😩😩

This dropped in 2011.

(via anniechoux)

540,533 plays
Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.
Carolyn Crane  (via ambermozo)

(via erasingthestigma)

“Love says: I’ve seen the ugly parts of you, and I’m staying.”

“Our culture doesn’t love love; It loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without the sacrifice.”

Matt Chandler  (via atlasbrown)

(via atlasbrown)

afrogrrrlxvx:

I fell asleep in my make up and I’m so ready for tour to start.

(via dopenmind)

lordticklefish:

emkaymlp:

traptin85:

adrianianan:

frodogardener:

when someone in an argument has missed the point so much you just

image

OH GOD if you drag the image in chrome and overlay it back over the gif, you get a still image of him in the chair while it looks like his ghost stands up and leaves his body.

this is important

image

It got better.

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dyehardblackhair:

20863:

has anyone else noticed how small my mouth is and how it makes me look so very very vapid

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I love her hair 

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