Everything begins from believing

Passion With No Sense of Direction Is How I Live

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

—Frederick Douglass (via disciplesofmalcolm)

(via owning-my-truth)

youngblackandvegan:

the older i get

the more i realize the value of privacy

of cultivating your circle and only letting certain people in

you can be open, honest, and real while still understanding not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life

(via emorenita)

sentientarboroform:

spiritsflame:

If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel

#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice

(via adamshoteve)

I think a post-Obama America is an America in post-traumatic depression. Because the levels of disillusionment are so deep.

Cornel West (via azspot)

the disenchanting of Black folks is traumatizing.  White democrats really set us up, thinking that we had this Black hope, and we were a bunch of Black dopes.

Only because we had forgotten history, we had ignored how white people have often set up Black faces in white spaces to continue business as usual, we called it neocolonialism. 

(via rebelbaes)

(via theultraintrovert)