Ai-Que the M.C.

“The ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have someone read something and see it, to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words - that's magical.”
-Mos Def
Listen. It’s bad enough that they’re cuttin school tokens and passes this school year. So kids are supposed to walk to school hungry? #nodice we had our time now it’s time to give back. Visit @youngblackhustling click the link in the profile and contribute, PLEASE! And if your like me and too broke to contribute, spread the word to somebody that might contribute. #saveourchildren #protectourfuture #ybh

Listen. It’s bad enough that they’re cuttin school tokens and passes this school year. So kids are supposed to walk to school hungry? #nodice we had our time now it’s time to give back. Visit @youngblackhustling click the link in the profile and contribute, PLEASE! And if your like me and too broke to contribute, spread the word to somebody that might contribute. #saveourchildren #protectourfuture #ybh

Word. I’m excited. Are you? You know I love rapping…WITH a microphone. Lol

Word. I’m excited. Are you? You know I love rapping…WITH a microphone. Lol

They Call Her Ms. Tubman

sonofbaldwin:

Not everyone can or wants to be educated.

Not everyone can or wants to be liberated.

Not everyone can be persuaded by a shot gun pointed at their backs.

Those individuals have to be abandoned, even if we love them.

Harriet Tubman taught us this a VERY long time ago.

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

(via black-culture)

pretty-period:

More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special.” - 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history, the FIRST girl to throw a Little League World Series SHUTOUT. Her fastball? 70 MILES PER HOUR. #throwlikeagirl #BlackGirlsROCK

(via black-culture)

fuckursmilez:

Everybody wants dreads. But nobody wants locs. Everyone want’s the look without the commitment… #Trends

Truth. Shit pisses me off as I grow my second set. I can’t stand that shit.

(via blackgirlsrpretty2)

ardora:

“I’m black… They never let me forget it. I’m black alright… I’ll never let them forget it.” 
— Jack Johnson, the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World (1878-1946)  (via)

ardora:

“I’m black… They never let me forget it. I’m black alright… I’ll never let them forget it.” 

— Jack Johnson, the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World (1878-1946)  (via)

(via blackgirlsrpretty2)