neguswemadeit:

theculturedactivist:

theculturedactivist:

land-of-propaganda:

KKK handed out flyers last night in St. Louis area (10/09)

it reads, “You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!”

Wow these same flyers were found on my school’s campus in Indiana!

Oh and the phone number and webpage are 1-888-276-6760 and their page is traditionalistamericanknights.com

wtf. 

(via getupoffathathang)




(Source: atane, via fiveblackpearls)




princeburrito:

yeah she’s cute and all but is her feminism intersectional?

(Source: princeboorito, via reverseracism)




beetlejuicebethejuice: the worst thing about being a black girl is that they'll rile you up racist jokes, put you down, but when you finally stand up for yourself, you immediately become the angry black woman. They act like black girls don't have feelings.

blackgrrlstruggles:

reverseracism:

You’ve described my entire existence.

- Susie

Yep. Same here. The first thing this Uncle Tom guy said after I responded was “Who gives a fuck you runaway slave lookalike”. The truth was given that he was and Uncle Tom and I knew it I just responded sarcastically with “Aww, Colorism! (hearts) Just because you think being like-skin automatically makes you better, it doesn’t change the fact that you are still an idiot.” and trust me, the dude was an idiot.




generalbriefing:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  


The interesting part is that they farmed her with white women and the ultimate symbols of white imperialism: British Royals.

generalbriefing:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

The interesting part is that they farmed her with white women and the ultimate symbols of white imperialism: British Royals.

(via blackgrrlstruggles)




dangercupcakemurdericing:

 (x)

(via blackgrrlstruggles)




feministsolange:

We are called angry Black women because we are not afraid of bare arms. We pay close attention to our arms, holding our children tight inside of them. We are called angry Black women because we use our arms to wave to each other, because we boldly swing our arms when we walk, because we know arms reach out, give regard, sometimes we even hire haute couture designers who have done their homework, who know we are no armless hipless mannequins.
I have decided that when I hear another fine Black woman fallaciously referred to as an angry Black woman during Black History Month this year, that I will stop whatever I am in the middle of and meditate on my personal list of other Black women who had great regard for their bare arms: Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells Barnett, Barbara Jordan, Modjeska Monteith Simkins, Lorraine Hansberry, Beulah Butler Davenport (grandmother), Frances Davenport Finney (mother), as well as the fierce line of great aunts: Otelia, Nanny, Mary, Bertha. Here on these sacred black winged things, I will zoom and linger for the duration. Black amber, caramel, elegant, muscular, long, pillow-like, black bare arms akimboed at the hip or side. American history has not acknowledged the black arms of Black women. But Black History knows the arms of Black women very well.
Black arms on Black women are valuable apparatuses: for escaping, pointing to North Star freedom; recruiting Black troops for the Union Army; penciling notions of women’s suffrage; documenting, detailing the horrors of lynching (circa 1892), and thereby inventing investigative journalism in America; pecking out, scene by scene, manual typewriter blazing the timeless A Raisin In The Sun. Brave black arms assist in the raising of a historical hand. Remember that day in the House of Representatives, 1972, ‘the Inquisitor’ she called herself at the impeachment hearings for President Richard Nixon. Bare black arms show up like early travel signage of American history: STOP— GO - TURN HERE. To make a young country stronger, better, more just.
Black arms on Black women defended themselves from raging policemen and sex-crazed guardians of the old guard. Wiser Black arms taught us to high fly our younger Black arms like proud banners of the Black country we dreamed our lives forward from. The Black arms of the Black women of so many families drove buses and carried weighty purses that doubled as hammerheads. Barriers might need dismantling between breakfast and supper…
The Bare Arms of Angry Black Women, Nikky Finney

feministsolange:

We are called angry Black women because we are not afraid of bare arms. We pay close attention to our arms, holding our children tight inside of them. We are called angry Black women because we use our arms to wave to each other, because we boldly swing our arms when we walk, because we know arms reach out, give regard, sometimes we even hire haute couture designers who have done their homework, who know we are no armless hipless mannequins.

I have decided that when I hear another fine Black woman fallaciously referred to as an angry Black woman during Black History Month this year, that I will stop whatever I am in the middle of and meditate on my personal list of other Black women who had great regard for their bare arms: Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells Barnett, Barbara Jordan, Modjeska Monteith Simkins, Lorraine Hansberry, Beulah Butler Davenport (grandmother), Frances Davenport Finney (mother), as well as the fierce line of great aunts: Otelia, Nanny, Mary, Bertha. Here on these sacred black winged things, I will zoom and linger for the duration. Black amber, caramel, elegant, muscular, long, pillow-like, black bare arms akimboed at the hip or side. American history has not acknowledged the black arms of Black women. But Black History knows the arms of Black women very well.

Black arms on Black women are valuable apparatuses: for escaping, pointing to North Star freedom; recruiting Black troops for the Union Army; penciling notions of women’s suffrage; documenting, detailing the horrors of lynching (circa 1892), and thereby inventing investigative journalism in America; pecking out, scene by scene, manual typewriter blazing the timeless A Raisin In The Sun. Brave black arms assist in the raising of a historical hand. Remember that day in the House of Representatives, 1972, ‘the Inquisitor’ she called herself at the impeachment hearings for President Richard Nixon. Bare black arms show up like early travel signage of American history: STOP— GO - TURN HERE. To make a young country stronger, better, more just.

Black arms on Black women defended themselves from raging policemen and sex-crazed guardians of the old guard. Wiser Black arms taught us to high fly our younger Black arms like proud banners of the Black country we dreamed our lives forward from. The Black arms of the Black women of so many families drove buses and carried weighty purses that doubled as hammerheads. Barriers might need dismantling between breakfast and supper…

The Bare Arms of Angry Black Women, Nikky Finney

(via blackgrrlstruggles)




complicadabelleza:

Being black is not an accessory for us. We ARE black.
365.

When it’s “cool” AND when it’s life threatening.

Meanwhile all the little “I’m going through my black phase” white people are nowhere to be found.

(Source: virgo-with-a-fro, via blackgrrlstruggles)




eccentricgodlover:

blackgirlsparadise:

littleblackmanifesto:

trillaryclinton:

thugkitchen:

Look at what the fuck we got in the mail this morning. Less than a month away until the dopest cookbook ever drops.
Preorder your copy now or get left behind this fall.  

nah bruh, can’t support this shit at all. 


I definitely can’t fuck with it, especially since the authors are white. Black Americans literally can’t get jobs because they speak this dialect, but when white people do it all of a sudden it’s edgy and novel. Just another example of white people profiting off of doing something black people have been persecuted for.

Black men are being shot and killed because of an irrational fear of the “big black thug myth” and y’all want to profit from some “thug” shit? What’s thug about cooking? I bet its the same old bland white people food with misused, co-opted. AAVE used to describe it. Get the fuck out of here thugkitchen. Y’all should be ashamed of yourselves. I know that’s a lot to ask because y’all are white and white people have no shame when it comes to appropriation

Smh.

eccentricgodlover:

blackgirlsparadise:

littleblackmanifesto:

trillaryclinton:

thugkitchen:

Look at what the fuck we got in the mail this morning. Less than a month away until the dopest cookbook ever drops.

Preorder your copy now or get left behind this fall.  

nah bruh, can’t support this shit at all. 

image

I definitely can’t fuck with it, especially since the authors are white. Black Americans literally can’t get jobs because they speak this dialect, but when white people do it all of a sudden it’s edgy and novel. Just another example of white people profiting off of doing something black people have been persecuted for.

Black men are being shot and killed because of an irrational fear of the “big black thug myth” and y’all want to profit from some “thug” shit? What’s thug about cooking? I bet its the same old bland white people food with misused, co-opted. AAVE used to describe it. Get the fuck out of here thugkitchen. Y’all should be ashamed of yourselves. I know that’s a lot to ask because y’all are white and white people have no shame when it comes to appropriation

Smh.

(via blackgirlcrisis)




auto-zaography:

luvallstuff:

The thing that’s so disgusting about the murders of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sean Bell etc (a very long list) is that it’s not like we’re trying to figure out who killed them. We know perfectly well. We’re just trying to figure out if that black kid deserved to die. They’re humanity is put on trial, like being a person wasn’t enough. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.

We’ve been dehumanized since the beginning

(via amerykah)




innateinferiorities:

Part of the reason all these white female celebrities have such bad feminism is because you white feminists keep letting them get away with having such bad feminism.




peechingtonmariejust:

peechingtonmariejust:

loriadorable:

peechingtonmariejust:

peechingtonmariejust:

look what you did, you angels! We’re nearly halfway to our goal to help Tjhisha and Angelia’s families. Let’s keep sharing and getting the word out!
If you haven’t yet, would you be willing to share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr? And remember, ANYTHING helps. Even a dollar!

we hit the halfway mark this morning! $8500/$17000. Let’s do this!

Amazing! Keep it up! Here’s the link: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/help-angelia-and-tjhisha-s-family/238511

thank you for including the link, Lori! I’m mobile so it makes it hard sometimes. I appreciate it!

We’re nearing $9,000! Would you please RT this again now that the link is in there? Seriously, even $1 does help.

peechingtonmariejust:

peechingtonmariejust:

loriadorable:

peechingtonmariejust:

peechingtonmariejust:

look what you did, you angels! We’re nearly halfway to our goal to help Tjhisha and Angelia’s families. Let’s keep sharing and getting the word out!

If you haven’t yet, would you be willing to share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr? And remember, ANYTHING helps. Even a dollar!

we hit the halfway mark this morning! $8500/$17000. Let’s do this!

Amazing! Keep it up! Here’s the link: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/help-angelia-and-tjhisha-s-family/238511

thank you for including the link, Lori! I’m mobile so it makes it hard sometimes. I appreciate it!

We’re nearing $9,000! Would you please RT this again now that the link is in there? Seriously, even $1 does help.

(via esinahs)




herunweddedhusband:

ablackwomansurvivingrape:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

pumpsinabump:

Never ending cycle that needs to be broken. #MisdirectedAggression #Misogynoir

Black power is for black men. 

Its exhausting

what about the black men… let me shut up before i get my ass whooped

Smfh

herunweddedhusband:

ablackwomansurvivingrape:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

pumpsinabump:

Never ending cycle that needs to be broken. #MisdirectedAggression #Misogynoir

Black power is for black men. 

Its exhausting

what about the black men… let me shut up before i get my ass whooped

Smfh




lilaira:

isimonito:

gorogoroiu:

honkschraders:

metal-thimble:

geekscoutcookies:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

tidiness:

after reblogging this i opened up a card my great aunt gave me it has money in it

It could be a complete coincidence but I reblogged this yesterday and toda I fouund $40 at the fruit maket

Eh,why not

#this is dumb#but i’m desperate

when you got nothing you got nothing to lose

I got a job after reblogging this !

I GOT 40$

GUYS IT WORKED FOR ME

lilaira:

isimonito:

gorogoroiu:

honkschraders:

metal-thimble:

geekscoutcookies:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

tidiness:

after reblogging this i opened up a card my great aunt gave me it has money in it

It could be a complete coincidence but I reblogged this yesterday and toda I fouund $40 at the fruit maket

Eh,why not

when you got nothing you got nothing to lose

I got a job after reblogging this !

I GOT 40$

GUYS IT WORKED FOR ME

(Source: scarybilbo, via bibxtches)




gotekii45:

postracialcomments:

whahadhappenwas:

A south suburban man allegedly stabbed an elderly black woman in a Homewood grocery store because of her race.

Pol Danilov, 26, told police following his arrest that he attacked the senior citizen with a steak knife because she was black and an “easy target,” Cook County prosecutors said.

The 79-year-old woman was stabbed four times, in the back and neck Friday morning at Walt’s Food Store at 2345 183rd Street. The five-inch knife also punctured a lung, authorities said.

Danilov, of the 18400 block of Harwood Avenue in Homewood, remained in the store after the stabbing and was arrested.

He had a knife on him he was apprehended and told police “he believed the victim was vulnerable based on age and race,” police said.

Prosecutors said Danilov has a history of animosity against African-Americans. But Danilov said in court Saturday that he had “no recollection” of that history.

He was ordered held on a $500,000 bond on Saturday for attempted murder and committing a hate crime.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is “expected to make a full recovery,” according to police.

Source

And the motherfucker stayed in the store until the police came.  AND he lives to see another day because they didn’t feel threatened by him.

But THEY are scared of US.

He had no fear

He knew he wasnt going to be harmed by the police

completely demonic.




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A Black Woman Surviving Rape




My blog is for BLACK WOMEN ONLY AND THE BLACK MEN WHO SUPPORT US. And it is from a black woman’s perspective. This is my own personal space where I can write and re blog thoughts, ideas and other people’s experiences and experiences as a black woman surviving rape in my own community.

This blog is my safe place. For years I have looked for places like this and I never found it so I had to create one for myself. This is for black women who are surviving rape. This blog is for black men who support black women who are surviving rape.

This blog is not for white women who find comfort in my words or thoughts. But this blog is strictly for black women who are rape and abuse survivors. Everyone else has their own safety net except for us so I will be making this our safety net..





I go by the name Golden Rays; I am a survivor of molestation, domestic violence and multiple rapes. I was 17 when I was raped the first time, I knew him, and he was my boyfriend. The relationship turned out to be violent and he raped me on a daily basis to get me pregnant on propose. The second time I was raped it was a friend, I reported that rape. I spent hours getting a rape kit done and talking to an insensitive police officer who then had the audacity to ask me if I thought it was selfish not to give him (the monster who raped me) oral sex. I then had 1 more rape after this (I was drugged with GHB) and 2 more sexual assaults (it didn’t lead to rape). I am 27 years old now and 21 years of my life I have been mentally, emotionally, physically and sexually abused. I had down played a lot of what happened to me. Unfortunately right now I am in the healing point in my life and I am starting over in recovery which has been the hardest thing that I have ever done. I also struggle with complex PTSD, Vaginismus and Bipolar Disorder (rapid cycling). I am a happily married mother of a 3 year old daughter (work full time). I've been with my husband for 10 years now and I’m happy to say that I married my best friend. I’m writing this blog because I’m tired of holding my feelings in without people asking me if I’m ok. I’m writing this blog because even though I am a survivor of all the things listed above, I am also a black woman. When I went to find people to talk to about my past, I couldn’t find one black woman who was willing and open enough to talk about the secretes that we hide. That is one of the things that have made healing so much worse for me. The books out there specifically for black women are few and far between. (I am in no way saying that rape has a color or a gender to it, I am not saying that other women’s rapes are less important than anyone else’s). It was hard for me to find counseling (I would always end up trying to explain my culture background to my therapists more than the assaults itself, no one could really understand what it’s like to be a black woman, which is totally understandable). I had bought the books that were out there and read them over and over until I had felt like I had the words memorized, it was as if I had wrote them, I had read them that much. But it wasn’t enough, I had always felt like I was the only black woman who has been raped (I know it’s not true though), I felt like it was just me against the world. I got tired of being one of 2 black women in support groups, I felt alone. I'm writing this blog because the black community has its dark deep secrets. We don’t stand up for each other, especially when it comes to the abuse and rape of each other. We always blame the victim. We tell our daughters who have been molested by their mothers’ boyfriends, by their uncles, by their fathers and brothers; we tell our sons who have been molested by their fathers, their uncles, their mothers boyfriends that it’s their fault. That they shouldn’t have been “fast”, that they shouldn’t go around “looking like a hutchie” that they shouldn’t be talking to older men because we give them the wrong idea. We blame our children for their rapes and molestations. We take the predators side, oh well they couldn’t have done that. We tell our boys and young men and men that if a woman has raped you then you must have wanted it. As a whole we have no sense of how our own damn body reacts to sexual stimulation . That having an erection doesn’t mean consent no more than being wet is an answer to yes. We drill into their heads that because an older woman has hit on them and made sexual advances it’s okay when it’s not. He’s a good person, or well he didn’t do it, he goes to the church. HE GOES TO THE CHURCH???? We hide behind the church and the bible to protect the monsters walking our neighborhoods. As if going to church makes you innocent. We ignore our children when they come crying to us, we tell them to stop crying, suck it up, it’s happened to us before (as if that makes it okay, as if us being molested as children makes it okay and excusable for our children to go through the same hurt and abuse). We are emotionally unavailable and distant as a community. We pay more attention to LiL Wayne and Beyoncé than we do to our own damn kids. And that’s sad, horrible and heartbreaking. We silence our women when they speak up about being hit and abused. We tell them to go to church, we shun them for seeking therapy, and we banish them from the community when they point a finger at the “brotha” who hurt them. We tell our black women that they are bringing down men every time they report a rape and abuse and we don’t stand by their side. That’s what we are doing and no one gives a damn about it. We are dying; we are killing ourselves by keeping pain inside. We don’t have to keep holding on to the pain, we don’t have to carry that burden with us, and we don’t have to feel ashamed anymore. We can talk about it, it’s okay, and you’re not the only one out there who’s going through it alone. This blog is for BLACK WOMEN And it is from a black woman’s perspective.



A Little Girls White Dress
My white dress has been
Covered in blood.
My beautiful white dress has been
Beaten so much
The back is ripped and its
Seam is torn.
My sparkly white dress is
Smudged whit unearthly prints
And stains that cannot be
Removed.
My innocent white dress was ripped
Apart into pieces and
Carelessly put back together again.


I’ve tried to burn it, drown it
Pour alcohol on it to set on fire
And it still finds its way to the
Front of my closet
Dirty, fire stains, muddy, smeared with
Blood reeking
Of Jack Daniels, holding on by
A thread.


Sitting in front of what use to be
My white dress, I scream, I bellow
And finally I cry.
Realizing the blood, the torn seam
Smudges and pieces were only visible
To me.


The damage I had done to my own
White dress can be fixed,
Even if I can't get the blood out.
©Golden Rays