cozdraws:

and you thought you knew

cozdraws:

and you thought you knew

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— 3 days ago with 12960 notes
"Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them."
Huey P. Newton (via peopleplacesnthings)

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— 3 days ago with 223 notes

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Joana Choumali

Hââbre, the last generation

1. Ms. Djeneba : ” I used to like my scars; they were beautiful. We used to brag about them. But, now, in the city, it is definitely out of fashion.”

2. Mrs. Sinou : “I refuse to do it to my children. This will stay on my face only.”

3.Mr. Konabé : “Our parents did this not to get lost in life. When you went somewhere, you could not get lost.”

4. Mr. Lawal : “It is here in town that I am ‘nobody’. In the village, I am a noble; people bow down when they see my face! I am proud of that.”

5. Mr. Salbre : “ I do not want this for my children. We are the last generation “

6. Ms. Martine : “When I was 10 years, I asked for them. I wanted to be like my brothers and sisters, and to show that I am courageous. “ 

7. Mr. Guemi : “I already wear my identity card on my face. This is the reason why people did it : to recognize one another. But now, this is over. We can no more be recognized.”

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18-15n-77-30w:

basedjane:

Supermodel Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days, y’all. Had it not been for Roblé’s post, I wouldn’t have heard anything. 10 Days and NOTHING in the media?
*sigh
If you have seen her or know anything concerning her disappearance, email FindAtaui@gmail.com
Again, I feel this begs to be said again: Black. Lives. Matter.


What??!!

18-15n-77-30w:

basedjane:

Supermodel Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days, y’all. Had it not been for Roblé’s post, I wouldn’t have heard anything. 10 Days and NOTHING in the media?

*sigh

If you have seen her or know anything concerning her disappearance, email FindAtaui@gmail.com

Again, I feel this begs to be said again:

Black.
Lives.
Matter.

What??!!

— 4 days ago with 59495 notes

christel-thoughts:

we keep talking about “knowing your rights” as if having those rights observed and enforced isn’t the real issue.

— 4 days ago with 9 notes

materiajunkie:

"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand  temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"

- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)

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ablackshadeofblue:

Right?! #miley #katy #bieber #iggy #mileycyrus #katyperry #justinbieber #iggyazalea #whitepriviledge #ferguson #justice #protest #speakupwecanthearyou

ablackshadeofblue:

Right?! #miley #katy #bieber #iggy #mileycyrus #katyperry #justinbieber #iggyazalea #whitepriviledge #ferguson #justice #protest #speakupwecanthearyou

— 5 days ago with 2282 notes