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By @afrocenchick “One time for the iconic women of color running shxt. 
I don’t need your lip service about her straight hair or light skin either. All Brown is beautiful and her talent is undeniable. 
Some of yall confuse consciousness with just being highly judgemental of every person who does not fit into YOUR mold of what it means to be black and proud but isn’t that the same issue we have with others?

Their lack of acceptance? Their judgement and ridicule simply because we look, act, speak, think differently? 
Don’t let your “righteousness” become sinful!

#AllHailTheQueen #QueenBey #Beyonce

@beyonce” via @PhotoRepost_app

Agree or disagree?

By @afrocenchick “One time for the iconic women of color running shxt.
I don’t need your lip service about her straight hair or light skin either. All Brown is beautiful and her talent is undeniable.
Some of yall confuse consciousness with just being highly judgemental of every person who does not fit into YOUR mold of what it means to be black and proud but isn’t that the same issue we have with others?

Their lack of acceptance? Their judgement and ridicule simply because we look, act, speak, think differently?
Don’t let your “righteousness” become sinful!

#AllHailTheQueen #QueenBey #Beyonce

@beyonce” via @PhotoRepost_app

Agree or disagree?

My family used to joke that only white people need therapy. Black people go to church instead, find remedies on their knees in prayer, sing their sorrows away. Meanwhile, white academics told me that African-Americans merely fabricated ungrounded stigma around psychiatric help. As absurd as these two viewpoints may sound, these myths actually point to a greater phenomenon.

As of 2012, 15% of the US American population without health insurance was African-American. Considering the role economic status plays in healthcare sheds light on the racial discrepancy with respect to treating mental illness. Many people with health insurance find that their companies don’t cover the cost of mental illness treatment, and those without any health insurance find themselves facing incredibly high prices to pay for medical care, or opting not to pursue treatment at all. These obstacles often lead Black folks in the states to “rely on family, religious and social communities for emotional support rather than turning to health care professionals, even though this may at times be necessary,” states NAMI’s fact sheet on African American Community Mental Health.

Even if able to pay for treatment, many Black folks encounter prejudices and biases from medical caregivers. Black people, especially Black men, are frequently misdiagnosed when it comes to mental illness. For example, most prominently in the 1960s, white doctors institutionalized Black men involved in civil rights protests (particularly in Detroit) on the grounds that the behaviors these men defended as political activism was really schizophrenic rage and volatility. Also, medical practitioners’ prescriptions sometimes reflect discriminatory and generally racial assumptions that Black people do not need as much medicine as white people. Studies conducted by the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health discovered that Black US Americans are 1.5 times as likely to be denied antidepressant treatment. No one wants tell you that the system is sick. No one wants to tell you that the healthcare system intentionally keeps historically marginalized groups like queer folks, and Black folks, and people who happen to find themselves at the intersection of queerness and Blackness sick.

To Be Queer, Black, and “Sick” | Autostraddle (via brutereason)

This is not a feel good article, but it NEEDS to be said. This is a huge problem, and part of the reason that I will never shame anyone for having self-diagnosed.

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@charityclef #makingastatement “Take the kinks out your mind, not your hair. ” - Marcus Garvey

@charityclef #makingastatement “Take the kinks out your mind, not your hair. ” - Marcus Garvey

Break them chains girl.

God don’t make no junk!

#perfectjustthewayyouare

Just a little inspiration for my supporters this Sunday. Nothing wrong with wearing your hair straight or rocking some lipstick. The problems arise when you begin to believe you HAVE to do these things in order to be beautiful. 


You were born beautiful. Your spirit determines whether or not people will see you that way, not your hair texture, hue or features and body type. 


You may read this and think, please! They aren’t worried about my spirit when they tell me get a perm and make fun of my dark skin or short hair or thick thighs. But what you need to understand is their issues with the way you look are just a manifestation of issues with themselves, along with indoctrination and misinformation whether from the home, media and/or societal “norms.”


Whatever the case may be you are the bomb.com Keeping that in the back of your mind at all times will ensure that no bleaching cream, diet pill or $1, 000 make up kit formed against you shall prosper.


For the record though…..

BROWN

IS

BEAUTIFUL 

♡♥♡♥♡♥

Break them chains girl.

God don’t make no junk!

#perfectjustthewayyouare

Just a little inspiration for my supporters this Sunday. Nothing wrong with wearing your hair straight or rocking some lipstick. The problems arise when you begin to believe you HAVE to do these things in order to be beautiful.


You were born beautiful. Your spirit determines whether or not people will see you that way, not your hair texture, hue or features and body type.


You may read this and think, please! They aren’t worried about my spirit when they tell me get a perm and make fun of my dark skin or short hair or thick thighs. But what you need to understand is their issues with the way you look are just a manifestation of issues with themselves, along with indoctrination and misinformation whether from the home, media and/or societal “norms.”


Whatever the case may be you are the bomb.com Keeping that in the back of your mind at all times will ensure that no bleaching cream, diet pill or $1, 000 make up kit formed against you shall prosper.


For the record though…..

BROWN

IS

BEAUTIFUL

♡♥♡♥♡♥

By @sancophaleague “Regardless of the hate, racism, injustice, and whatever obstacles Life presents, You have to keep your Head up High and remain Determined. Strive for something you Dream about. Remain Ambitious and Confident. As Kings and Queens we owe it ourselves. 
Post By: @Champion_Us

#SanCophaLeague #Dreams #Wale #Confidence #Power” via @PhotoRepost_app

Couldn’t have said it better myself!

By @sancophaleague “Regardless of the hate, racism, injustice, and whatever obstacles Life presents, You have to keep your Head up High and remain Determined. Strive for something you Dream about. Remain Ambitious and Confident. As Kings and Queens we owe it ourselves.
Post By: @Champion_Us

#SanCophaLeague #Dreams #Wale #Confidence #Power” via @PhotoRepost_app

Couldn’t have said it better myself!

Lie#1 Your hair in its natural state is inappropriate and unprofessional. 


Lie #2 Lighter skin = more appealing


Lie #3 Longer hair = more appealing


Lie #4 The dehumanization of Black and Brown people is their own fault due to their actions.


Lie #5 Healthy, functional black families/marriages are a thing of the past.


Lie #6 Reality tv represents the majority of poc in real life.


Lie #7 Natural hair is a fad and when it dies, the consciousness it promotes will die with it.


Lie #8 There are more Black men in jail than in college.


Lie #9 Most food stamp recipients are poc.


Lie #10 Poor people remain poor because they are lazy.


Lie #11 Immigrants are taking all the American jobs.


Lie #12 Gay people should not be a part of the conversation when it comes to poc empowerment. 


Lie #13 Black feminists are a threat to the Black man.


Which LIE is holding YOU hostage?


Read up. Wake up.


#TheTruthWillSetYouFree #criticalthinking #empowerment

Lie#1 Your hair in its natural state is inappropriate and unprofessional.


Lie #2 Lighter skin = more appealing


Lie #3 Longer hair = more appealing


Lie #4 The dehumanization of Black and Brown people is their own fault due to their actions.


Lie #5 Healthy, functional black families/marriages are a thing of the past.


Lie #6 Reality tv represents the majority of poc in real life.


Lie #7 Natural hair is a fad and when it dies, the consciousness it promotes will die with it.


Lie #8 There are more Black men in jail than in college.


Lie #9 Most food stamp recipients are poc.


Lie #10 Poor people remain poor because they are lazy.


Lie #11 Immigrants are taking all the American jobs.


Lie #12 Gay people should not be a part of the conversation when it comes to poc empowerment.


Lie #13 Black feminists are a threat to the Black man.


Which LIE is holding YOU hostage?


Read up. Wake up.


#TheTruthWillSetYouFree #criticalthinking #empowerment

Creativity in action! 
Actor/photographer @lancegross captured this beautiful photo of singer/naturalista @goapele 
Know your worth, find your voice, find your passion(s), hone your craft(s) and EXCEL !!!! Find like minded individuals to build with. Remain positive and persistent. Create a plan and execute it. Nothing is impossible!

Creativity in action!
Actor/photographer @lancegross captured this beautiful photo of singer/naturalista @goapele
Know your worth, find your voice, find your passion(s), hone your craft(s) and EXCEL !!!! Find like minded individuals to build with. Remain positive and persistent. Create a plan and execute it. Nothing is impossible!

I spotted this on Chris Brown’s instagram along with the caption


“Royalty is mentality!”


I couldn’t agree more, but all the commentary was negative and/or illuminati related.


What are your thoughts on this image? Something positive with a contemporary twist or disrespectful?

I spotted this on Chris Brown’s instagram along with the caption


“Royalty is mentality!”


I couldn’t agree more, but all the commentary was negative and/or illuminati related.


What are your thoughts on this image? Something positive with a contemporary twist or disrespectful?

Facts only via @sancophaleague 


Keep stating the obvious for those living in a ‘post racial’ dreamland.


Being ‘colorblind’ and/or pretending race is not a factor in our daily interactions with one another as well as global affairs and the treatment of people of color the world over is a dangerous disservice to not only you, but everyone you care about and everyone like you.


Staying quiet about an inherently racist system is just as bad as being a part of it, especially when you are the one it adversely affects.


Don’t let anyone calling you sensitive,  angry, dramatic, mean, aggressive or anything else deter you from calling out racist individuals, groups and institutions or speaking the TRUTH.

Facts only via @sancophaleague


Keep stating the obvious for those living in a ‘post racial’ dreamland.


Being ‘colorblind’ and/or pretending race is not a factor in our daily interactions with one another as well as global affairs and the treatment of people of color the world over is a dangerous disservice to not only you, but everyone you care about and everyone like you.


Staying quiet about an inherently racist system is just as bad as being a part of it, especially when you are the one it adversely affects.


Don’t let anyone calling you sensitive, angry, dramatic, mean, aggressive or anything else deter you from calling out racist individuals, groups and institutions or speaking the TRUTH.

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

madblackgirl:

black girl, whenever you feel ugly

remember that they want your style

they want your lips, your hips, your hair

your ass, your clothes, your music

your swag, your aesthetic, the way you speak

you’re a walking treasure, literally

they may say they dont want you

but they want everything you have

all of it

I say it all the time.

(Source: blackfemalepresident, via mythical-crap)