Confessions of an English major
explodingtoothpaste: I have a dictionary app, and I check it daily to see what the word of the day is And I read the definition and I just get all giddy and amazed, like “there’s a WORD for that?!? That’s so COOL” and I’m just a huge nerd I just have an insatiable love for words okay
Any black person in Amerika, if they are honest with themselves, have got to...– Assata Shakur (via thechanelmuse)
Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.– Les Brown (via thechanelmuse)
niggaimdeadass: smidgetz: Can we talk about how Michelle Obama, the First Lady life was threatened by her own police escort, yeah the ones that are supposed to protect her. Can we talk about how one of them threatened her life, and go put on administrative leave, no fired, not outted to the media, not killed, but put on administrative leave or duty. The Presidents wife, can we talk about that...
Our purpose is to live a life of excellence. We were not born to be lowly,...– Just a Thought of Mine
I'll never behave. Stop Asking.: How to Stop being... →
onlinecounsellingcollege: 1. Recognize that you have choices. Usually people-pleasers feel as if they don’t have a choice, and they have to say yes when someone asks for their help. But you DO have a choice – and it’s Ok to say no. 2. Decide on your priorities. If you already…
escapingdreams: Words to keep inside your pocket: Quiescent - a quiet, soft-spoken soul. Chimerical - merely imaginary; fanciful. Susurrus - a whispering or rustling sound. Raconteur - one who excels in story-telling. Clinquant - glittering; tinsel-like. Aubade - a song greeting the dawn. Ephemeral - lasting a very short time. Sempiternal - everlasting; eternal. Euphonious -...
Just An Observation...
A couple of my coworkers and I are watching The Temptations movie, we are Black. A white coworker of ours comes in… It’s astonishing how we take cultural differences for granted. The aforementioned white coworker inquires on the title of the movie. After we told him, he said,” I’ve never heard of it.” It is hilarious to me how Blacks are expected to know White...
Expression is our vehicle of understanding. It is one of the few things that...– Just a Thought of Mine
Media mystifications should not obfuscate a simple, perceivable fact. Black...– Angela Davis on the demonization of the poor and Black motherhood (via eastafrodite)
The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people...– Paulo Coelho, The Zahir (via rebeccasusanne)
Pray For Me...
You know what drives me crazy: How oblivious a lot of white people are to the racism that exists, sometimes unconsciously, in our society and how they interact with us. This summer, I’m working at a summer camp as a counselor. The staff is split nearly half and half of blacks and whites. Some if these white coworkers of mine… Smh It’s like they try to be funny, but...
darnellclayton: “A man cannot govern a nation if he cannot govern a city; he cannot govern a city if he cannot govern a family; he cannot govern a family unless he can govern himself; and he cannot govern himself unless his passions are subject to reason.” -Hugo Grotius
darnellclayton asked: I've been noticing a lot of your posts lately have been highlighting past injustices by white Americans against mainly black Americans. While nothing will wipe away the past, isn't it our duty as Christians to forgive? After all if we can't forgive others of their trespasses, then why should God forgive ours? (see Matthew 18:22-35 for reference).
Struggling To Be Heard: Happy 4th of July! →
thinkspeakstress: On this day 236 years ago, white people declared their independence from Great Britain because freedom is important, said the white people who held African slaves, and were murdering the Native Americans whose land they had stolen. To celebrate this day, let us throw a…
I celebrate the 4th of July only because I am American, and its socially...– Just a Thought of Mine