Young People of Color Incorporated

Giving young people of color the tools they need to build the future they deserve
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)

What PoC the world over need more than anything is a collective mentality with a focus on shared work and accountability rather than hierarchies that allow us to point a finger at one person or a few people when blame is to be placed.

We are all responsible for our own destinies. 

What’s more, we can play a vital role in each other’s futures as well if we choose to.

We get the perception from urban media, music and reality tv that we need to be “bosses” and “boss bxtches” but who are these self proclaimed bosses even in charge of? The misguided youth who emulate them? The distracted adults who call their fascination with reality tv a “guilty pleasure?”

Not even realizing that they have internalized the behaviors glorified in those shows when they get on the phone to re-cap the latest episode and wind up gossiping for hours about people they’ve never even met?

All that foolishness is meant to distract us from way more important things. Its all a game. And by feeding into it we lose. 

There are way too many bosses and way too few real leaders in our communities.

Lets stop playing games, step up and be responsible for our images, children, families,  communities and each other.

What PoC the world over need more than anything is a collective mentality with a focus on shared work and accountability rather than hierarchies that allow us to point a finger at one person or a few people when blame is to be placed.

We are all responsible for our own destinies.

What’s more, we can play a vital role in each other’s futures as well if we choose to.

We get the perception from urban media, music and reality tv that we need to be “bosses” and “boss bxtches” but who are these self proclaimed bosses even in charge of? The misguided youth who emulate them? The distracted adults who call their fascination with reality tv a “guilty pleasure?”

Not even realizing that they have internalized the behaviors glorified in those shows when they get on the phone to re-cap the latest episode and wind up gossiping for hours about people they’ve never even met?

All that foolishness is meant to distract us from way more important things. Its all a game. And by feeding into it we lose.

There are way too many bosses and way too few real leaders in our communities.

Lets stop playing games, step up and be responsible for our images, children, families, communities and each other.

Fola Sade serving you all kinds of Grace Jones-esque realness. Just a little something for my #creatives this afternoon. Stay original. Stay authentic. Exercise your right brain just as much as the left. Your future self will thank you for it ♥♥♥

Fola Sade serving you all kinds of Grace Jones-esque realness. Just a little something for my #creatives this afternoon. Stay original. Stay authentic. Exercise your right brain just as much as the left. Your future self will thank you for it ♥♥♥

Something beautiful for your eyes and your heart this morning. Mother and child.


So many people underestimate their role as parents and how everything they do effects their children. 


We are the first teachers, the schema builders, the initial vocabulary word providers. We set the tone for our children’s earliest beliefs on family, love, sexuality, spirituality,  quality of life, diet and everything in between. 


Even when we aren’t trying to. Your children will use you as their example. I implore you to set a positive one. 


While every parent is different and no one can tell someone else how to raise their child some things should be universally accepted as common sense when it comes to young people. 


Invest time and energy in their school work, performances and hobbies. Feed them healthy food as often as you can. Surround them with positive,  productive people even if you can’t be around as much as you’d like. Instill a desire to learn and read. Explain the importance of self love and demanding respect. Teach kindness. But also fairness. 


Make sure they know you love them so they can love themselves. Self love has a tendency to make individuals strive for greatness. 


So help your child be great!

Something beautiful for your eyes and your heart this morning. Mother and child.


So many people underestimate their role as parents and how everything they do effects their children.


We are the first teachers, the schema builders, the initial vocabulary word providers. We set the tone for our children’s earliest beliefs on family, love, sexuality, spirituality, quality of life, diet and everything in between.


Even when we aren’t trying to. Your children will use you as their example. I implore you to set a positive one.


While every parent is different and no one can tell someone else how to raise their child some things should be universally accepted as common sense when it comes to young people.


Invest time and energy in their school work, performances and hobbies. Feed them healthy food as often as you can. Surround them with positive, productive people even if you can’t be around as much as you’d like. Instill a desire to learn and read. Explain the importance of self love and demanding respect. Teach kindness. But also fairness.


Make sure they know you love them so they can love themselves. Self love has a tendency to make individuals strive for greatness.


So help your child be great!

Repost from @rosariodawson ♥♥


Keep fighting the good fight!

Repost from @rosariodawson ♥♥


Keep fighting the good fight!

internleland:

harryistrash:

a 14 year old indian kid figured out that if the federal government changed their official font from times new roman to garamond they could save $234 million a year (source)

his name is Suvir Mirchandani

omitting identity from these things is how poc contributions and achievements end up getting erased altogether

his name is Suvir Mirchandani

Mad props Suvir. Boost the name with the info!

(via antisocialcaterpie)