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mangoestho:

infinite—igloos:

I am so thrilled to finally be able to announce the project I’ve been working on for the past year.
Today marks the launch of a new magazine started with my cousin Sagal, called Araweelo Abroad.
It is an online magazine for Somali women in the diaspora. It is time we got a safe space to talk about dual identities and our struggles to find ‘home’.
We are now accepting submissions.
Follow us on both Instagram and twitter @araweeloabroad ! Tumblr and website coming soon.
Xo

mangoestho:

infinite—igloos:

I am so thrilled to finally be able to announce the project I’ve been working on for the past year.

Today marks the launch of a new magazine started with my cousin Sagal, called Araweelo Abroad.

It is an online magazine for Somali women in the diaspora. It is time we got a safe space to talk about dual identities and our struggles to find ‘home’.

We are now accepting submissions.

Follow us on both Instagram and twitter @araweeloabroad !
Tumblr and website coming soon.

Xo

(via maarnayeri)

micdotcom:

Aunt Jemima’s family is finally fighting back against years of racial exploitation 

The family of the woman known throughout the last century as “Aunt Jemima” is suing PepsiCo, the Quaker Oats Company, Pinnacle Foods Group and the Hillshire Brands Company for using her image without adequate compensation.

Among other forms of mistreatmentFollow micdotcom

(via kawaiiflowerchild)

magnacarterholygrail:

nicki and bey really tryna start a fucking militia of supercharged black girls or something bc i swear to the living GOD every time one of them drops something i start making plans to better my life like “ooh i need to register for classes and moisturize my hair and drink more water and start working out and eat more dark leafy greens”

(via kawaiiflowerchild)

in reference to the white kids saying fuck the police post- what if the reason for them saying it is because they don't agree with the disgusting racism that's so ingrained in the police system?

Anonymous

heavyhandedmetaphor:

it’s cool if you agree w it but “fuck tha police” is literally a song by nwa in 1988, by black people, about the black struggle w the police so it’s just a lil annoying when white people use the term bc white people don’t have the same struggles as black people so it’s kinda trivializing our problems in a way does that make sense? also im sure other black ppl are bothered by it for other reasons too

Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle

vand-etta

sablevenus:

rabbitglitter:

lordbape:

why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

credit to black—lamb

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    12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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Read the ads

"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

Because ALL of this needs to be on everyone’s page.

suprchnk:

being a “person of color” is not a black pass like a lot of people seem to think it is. y’all will get fucked up just like white folk will for trying to be “down.” there’s some shit that just isn’t for you and you need to accept that shit.

(via peggingwithmalik)

lingonveckan:

They don’t call me clownbaby for nothin #selfie #aclownbutalsoababy

lingonveckan:

They don’t call me clownbaby for nothin #selfie #aclownbutalsoababy

Sociologists, and social activists haven’t used the dictionary definitions of racism since the late 70’s, early 80’s because the dictionary’s are written by those own the most privilege…the dominant group…white folk. Sociological definition is racism (sexism, any ism…) is bigotry + the institutional, structural power to enforce the racism

So can people please get with the programme and stop quoting the fucking dictionary because that shit aint true. It hasn’t been for time