"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or to be the mirror that reflects it."
Edith Wharton (via jessicadfain)
randomness.spontaneity. & my infatuation with a good story.
Jill Scott wisdom.
I never reblog these but this is important.
Man, my rapper cousins need to learn this wisdom.
Just be in the ROOM! yes jill yes! My twin!
I’m pretty sure everyone has seen, heard, or read about the Famous Tommie Smith and John Carlos black power fist at the 1968 summer Olympics.
But have you seen, heard, or read about Vincent Matthews and Wayne Collett? 4 years later after going gold and silver in the 400m race at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Matthews and Collett did not stand in the salute position while the American National Anthem was playing. They actually held a conversation with each other, and acted oblivious to the National anthem. (Respect)
In a later interview after the incident, Wayne said, the national anthem meant nothing to him. He explained that he had felt unable to honor the anthem because of the struggle faced by African-Americans at the time “I couldn’t stand there and sing the words because I don’t believe they’re true. I wish they were. I believe we have the potential to have a beautiful country, but I don’t think we do” Statements like this need to be heard, you can’t have us winning gold medals for this country but then treat us like shit, it doesn’t work like that! More of our black athletes need to have their courage.
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Never knew this.
the looks on their faces though.
Educate yo self…..
"I’ve got this tiny pang of regret when I think of how much I have probably missed out on in the last few years because I was too scared to take a risk, or too shy to speak up, or too worried to be bold."
Jessi Kirby, Golden (via tellmefive)
When you write a text post full of your heartbreak and sorrow and weakness,but then you delete it because you don’t want to worry anybody,even if youre suicidal. So you delete it,feeling better after you wrote it,then wipe your tears away,and then you go back into the world like you’re a warrior who’s strong and doesn’t feel any pain. You square your shoulders,torn up inside,ready for battle. And you fight,you win. You live. Lather,rinse,repeat.
A black Sacramento State University student has sparked outrage after she ‘lynched’ two white males from a tree on campus for an art project that focused on civil rights.
The student, Christina Edwards, a senior, said she chose the ‘race reversal’ performance art because she believed it would send a strong message about the social injustices African Americans suffered and the inequality that still exist today.
And a strong message it has sent, with the University now claiming it didn’t approve of the display that saw the men dangling from the tree with nooses around their necks.
TURN THE FUCK UP
Race Reversal Project