huffingtonpost:

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Details remain in dispute. Eyewitnesses have said that Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he had his hands up. Police maintain that the 18-year-old had assaulted an officer and was reaching for the officer’s gun.

For more headlines go here.

Wow!

breezyxkae:

Chris Brown, Nelly, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, Wale, Quincy, Terrell Owens, Lil Mama, Omarion & others show their support for Mike Brown.

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newsweek:

Sam Smith covers Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’

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wocinsolidarity:

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within — strength, courage, dignity.” - Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922-June 11, 2014) 

Another Great has passed. Rest in Peace, Ruby Dee

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ungracefulme:

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arcaneimages:

Texas Sportscaster Gives Best Response to Michael Sam’s Coming Out Ever

Best.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Very classy. Yes.

work, texas.

All of the yes.

(Source: demonews.org)

spiritualinspiration:

“Let Them Go” By T. D. Jakes
There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you, let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean, hang up the phone.
When people can walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody who left. The Bible said that they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19] People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.
Let them go.
It doesn’t mean that they are a bad person; it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when peoples’ part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead. You’ve got to know when it’s dead.
You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift. I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay.
Let them go!

spiritualinspiration:

“Let Them Go”
By T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you, let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean, hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody who left. The Bible said that they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19] People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.

Let them go.

It doesn’t mean that they are a bad person; it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when peoples’ part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead. You’ve got to know when it’s dead.

You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift. I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!

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Lupita Nyong’o accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role award onstage during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Goodbye 2013!

2013 was a great year of growth for me. Things didn’t always happen the way I’d like, but they happened exactly how they should have. What I learned the most is that with God your gift will make room for you in this world, and what God has for you, it is truly for you! I’m incredibly blessed by God’s grace, and I can’t complain. 

Happy New Years Everyone,
Have faith He’ll do something bigger in 2014 #GodisGood

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whatwhiteswillneverknow:

theoncomingstormborns:

You’re a boy. You’ve been coddled and cared for, pampered and hugged. For you, it’s always summertime; living is easy. Daddy’s rich, momma’s good looking, you’re a Grant! You got money in your blood. You are a boy. I’m a man. 

This may be fiction, but this speech is very real to me.

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