...confessions of an educated black gyrrl...
I'm black, queer, employed, an active bystander, animal lover, complainer, and part time hater.

I know a little bit about a lot and passionate about self advocacy. I like breasts and bacon.

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

sancophaleague:

In 1923, Rosewood was a primarily Black town in Florida. One day a White woman living in a nearby town had been beaten and robbed. Afraid they would find the real attacker who was her husband, she told police and her town residents that it was a Black man. Immediately a mob of White men and women took to the streets to find the so called attacker. The first Black Man they ran into was Sam Carter. He was tortured relentlessly until he admitted to participating in the White woman’s attack. After being forced to admit something he did not do, they shot him in the head in front of his wife. This was not enough and they continued their reign of terror. The mob traveled across town killing and burning down any and everything they saw in their sight. They burned houses, stores, and almost all the BLACK CHURCHES. Eventually the Black town residents had enough and they began to fight back but this did not amount to much because the Mob had grown too big. The most disturbing event of the entire standoff was the murder of a 4 year old Black girl. As the little girl lay over her mother’s dead body crying, two members of the white mob grabbed her by her ankles and threw her into a nearby burning building. Days later after the town was deserted and things calmed down, the mob returned to check for survivors and burn anything else they had missed.  The Rosewood Massacre is something that is rarely spoken of these days. Over 150 Black Residents were killed; many of their bodies found hanging from trees. Very few of the Black Residents managed to escape and others would never return to the land they had spent their whole lives developing. White people have committed the most atrocious acts the world could ever imagine against Black people. Don’t ever let them convince you to forget.

Written by @KingKwajo

This is what they call fun and games. Go look up the origins of the term “picnic” and then look up “gator bait.” 

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yarrahs-life:

viiximcmxc:

ankhqueen:

darvinasafo:

More.

Yes

Here for it

So these notes?

yarrahs-life:

viiximcmxc:

ankhqueen:

darvinasafo:

More.

Yes

Here for it

So these notes?

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tsamthepoet:

The world stands with Palestine.

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bluedogeyes:

The Daily Show 2014-07-17 - Operation Black Hair

"Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that ignorantly discriminates against black servicewomen and their hairstyles."

Watch the segment

I’m here for that whole segment.

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We’ve hit 90 % of our goal!! Sofie still can’t use her hind leg and we still have to make some follow up dr appts, but i am so grateful that she is doing well and I got a lot of help from the tumblr universe. Thank you all, Jaida is so excited.
www.gofundme.com/bhm6l8

We’ve hit 90 % of our goal!! Sofie still can’t use her hind leg and we still have to make some follow up dr appts, but i am so grateful that she is doing well and I got a lot of help from the tumblr universe. Thank you all, Jaida is so excited.

www.gofundme.com/bhm6l8

heysoapie:

My baby cousin’s dog was hit by a car and has major fractures in her pelvis. Please shard or donate so that we may pay for her medical bills.

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www.gofundme.com/bhm6l8

She’s only 9 and misses her dog desperately.

Sofie’s out!! Visit my page for more details!! 

Sofie is OUT of the hospital!!

With all of your kind words, shares, and some of your donations…we don’t know if we could have brought her home. We may have lost her to another family.

Sofie is still not 100% and she can not put pressure on her left leg as of yet, BUT she is in great spirits and eating! She has to stay at my place for the next 8 weeks because I am 3 blocks from the animal hospital so that in case she has complications I can take her straight there (I also don’t have any children and everyone else’s place is full of them).

This is only temporary because we want her home with Jaida.

Jaida will be spending the next few weekends with me so she can be close to Sofie. Sofie is in a 4x4 dog crate with plenty of space, but enough to contain her so that she can rest her leg.

We still have about $630 to raise to cover the rest of the surgery expenses, so please keep sharing: www.gofundme.com/bhm6l8

The thank you video and Thank you cards coming soon!

bwansen:

burningonyx:

heysoapie:

My baby cousin’s dog was hit by a car and has major fractures in her pelvis. Please shard or donate so that we may pay for her medical bills.

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She’s only 9 and misses her dog desperately.

Maybe it’s because I grew up poor and got poorer,…

We are teaching Jaida how to be a responsible pet owner. We told her that her puppy was going to be a big responsibility and that included taking care of her when she got sick. She’s 9 when she heard $4000 she thought she was going to have her puppy taken from her.

Sending the misguided message that you can “break something” and get a new one are not the values we want to instill in her. We want her to learn that if you value and care for something you stick with it and invest energy into it’s well being.

My family…we are pet lovers. Sofie is the first animal that became a part of our family as a puppy. All the others have been adopted into our family and cared for until their deaths.

Jaida is going to grow into a young woman that values love, honesty, hard work and effort. If that comes from her being a part of a fundraiser to heal a dog she has an attachment to and where strangers are sending her empowering messages about love and health, then I would do it all over again.

My family is not rich, but we love hard and that extends to our fur babies.

P.S. I was also sorted into Slytherin, so don’t use that as an excuse for your rudeness. burningonyx

Anonymous: Today I saw a homeless man and his kid going trough the trash looking for bottles to return and earn 5cent, and your asking for $4,000 for a fucken dog. Let the dog die,it's just a fucken dog...