Black Beauty
You have no room for light, love is lost on you. I keep my lips red the same like cherries in the spring. Darling, you can’t let everything seem so dark blue. Life is beautiful but you don't have a clue. Sun and ocean blue. Their magnificence, it don't make sense to you.
Title: Intro : What Am I To You
Artist: 방탄소년단
Plays: 4016

People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.

We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.

AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!

by The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv. (via funeral)
8/20with 8,028 notes

May, June, July, August 

My summer break has come and gone. I thought I would be completely devastated to return to the States (and school) but I’m not. The only thing I’m really not looking forward to is the 20+ hours of flying (say hello to butt aches, headaches, dry skin, and bad hair). Other than that, I’m quite excited to go back. Since I will be there about a week before class begins, I will get to see NYC again which makes me very happy because New York is just beautiful and home-y. And Hannah, my roommate is already in our new and upgraded dorm room which I’m excited to decorate. My classes are all sorted and my textbooks are ready for pickup at the bookstore. I will also get to see my friends again!! That will be very exciting and nice! Also, Fall will hit in no time (bye Summer, I’m so over you) and everything will be so beautiful! 

* I’m just sad that I may not be able to come back home next summer ;____; but it’s okay, it’ll all work out.

I approached the New York Police Department last year, and I said, “What can be done about street harassment?” They’re like, “What are you talking about?” I said, “When we’re walking down the street, and these men are saying really vile and nasty things to us, what kind of protection do we have?” The basic answer was “nothing.” It’s just verbal, you have to ignore it, they’re not breaking any laws. Now if they were to follow you for several blocks, you could report to the police officer that someone has been following you, but then he could also say that he was just going the same way. If it’s the same guy doing it two days in a row, you could say it’s a repeated action ….

They were giving all these qualifiers. I explained that we walk down the street and five or 10 men will say these nasty, horrible things to us. The guy said, “You should try wearing headphones.” I said, “That’s the best you can do?” And he said, “We can’t arrest people for speaking.”
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you’re not a bad person if there are actual reasons why looking at ferguson stuff makes you terribly anxious or paranoid and im not going to fault you if you can’t. but, if you are humanly able, please reblog the posts on how to help, how to avoid tear gas, how to help pay for legal fees, the vigilsetc., and please, if you have the hd space, download and archive every video/picture of this you can, they are being taken off of social media. 

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