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"someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. they can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. and whatever their reasons you must leave. because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. you never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. there is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. and there is the love that will be ready."

- nayyirah waheed

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Black History Month on SNL

iM SC REAMING THIS IS BEAUTIFUL

lmfao! I’m too done.

ha

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"When I think about my own relationships to the women that I really loved, it feels like that love, even after we’ve broken up and we’re no longer speaking, that love never goes away. No one told me that."

- Junot Diaz

"If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive."

- Audre Lorde

In Opposition to Cornell’s Stance on Academic Boycotts in Israel

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Art comes apart and makes you happy.

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"Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist."

- bell hooks 

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"They applauded us in the sit-in movement— we non-violently decided to sit in at lunch counters. The applauded us on the Freedom Rides when we accepted blows without retaliation. They praised us in Albany and Birmingham and Selma, Alabama. Oh, the press was so noble in its applause, and so noble in its praise when I was saying, Be non-violent toward Bull Connor;when I was saying, Be non-violent toward [Selma, Alabama segregationist sheriff] Jim Clark. There’s something strangely inconsistent about a nation and a press that will praise you when you say, “Be non-violent toward Jim Clark,” but will curse and damn you when you say, “Be non-violent toward little brown Vietnamese children.” There’s something wrong with that press!"

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam.” (1967) hypocrisy (via unquotedmlk)

(Source: lib.berkeley.edu, via bio-mechanic)

OKWONGA.COM » Mandela will never, ever be your minstrel.

"Dear revisionists, Mandela will never, ever be your minstrel. Over the next few days you will try so, so hard to make him something he was not, and you will fail. You will try to smooth him, to sandblast him, to take away his Malcolm X."

Rest in power.