The beauty of Akwardness

Afrocentric.Weird Shit. Activism <3

let-them-eat-vag:

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

(via obeykingafrica)

nataliemgc:

Lianne La Havas <3

I love her. so. much.

(Source: misterand, via design-jones)

ottoreal:

"Let her speak when we get to the black topics."

Why does this not have a Billion notes!!!!!!

(Source: lordofthewolves, via obeykingafrica)

hipixit:

Can Tumblr take a moment to give James Brown some love he deserves?

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

fyblackwomenart:

Juan Gonzalez Uirbe, Acrylic on canvas 120 x 150 cm.


 : : submission : :

candidinatlanta:

"As the protesters marched through the streets, it began to storm. Every time the thunder crashed, the protesters would cheer louder and louder. It seemed as if mother nature herself were cheering them on.."

(via heavenlythunder)

dagger-kitsune:

baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA

According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.

Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE

They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE

THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW

some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

(via thedrunkenenigma)

dynastylnoire:

horcha-ta:

crystal-celeste:

When I was a student, all that was told to me was how much my cultura didn’t matter. How important European art and standards are, and how totally dominant their aesthetic should be. All I wanted to do was tell my story. And I looked nothing like what is considered relevant or beautiful or important by society’s ideals. But I JUST.KEPT.GOING. Here are some of my pieces. I’m here to uplift and change who is in the spotlight. Powerful womyn of color. My indigenous sisters.

Love her!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

(via black-culture)

2jam4u:

gynocraticgrrl:

"I think what we need is a colorblind society." Now folks, when you hear somebody say that you know you’re listening to a racist…

- Jane Elliot and Oprah Winfrey discussing racism in 1992 on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

y’all had to wait for some old white girl to say it before it “made sense”

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via obeykingafrica)

the-safety-poobah:

kia-kaha-winchesters:

221cbakerstreet:

lexillest:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Beautiful.

This is rad

we need a superhero like one of these ladies

maybe another hawkeye??

i didn’t even notice until halfway down the post when i read the “being the teacher with the robot leg” sign that i realized everyone is missing a limb. Biomedical Engineers are really outdoing themselves and it’s both fantastic and sometimes even glamorous. 

GUYS ITS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING POST AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY

(via obeykingafrica)

taurean-the-bully:

“I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.”

-Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

You are not to touch yourself
in any way
or be familiar with ecstasy.
You are not to touch
anyone of your own sex
or outside of your race
then talk about it,
photograph it, write it down
in explicit details, or paint it
red, orange, blue, or dance
in honor of its power, dance
for its beauty, dance
because it’s yours.

You are not to touch other flesh
without a police permit.
You have no privacy -
the State wants to seize your bed
and sleep with you.
The State wants to control
your sexuality, your birth rate,
your passion.
The message is clear:
your penis, your vagina,
your testicles, your womb,
your anus, your orgasm,
these belong to the State.

You are not to touch yourself
or be familiar with ecstasy.
The erogenous zones
are not demilitarized.

— essex hemphill, the occupied territories.  (via ethiopienne)

(Source: black-poetry, via ethiopienne)

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