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For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home
The new book, For Colored Boys, addresses longstanding issues of sexual abuse, suicide, HIV/AIDS, racism, and homophobia in the African American and Latino communities, and more specifically among young gay men of color. The book tells stories of real people coming of age, coming out, dealing with religion and spirituality, seeking love and relationships, finding their own identity in or out of the LGBT community, and creating their own sense of political empowerment. For Colored Boys is designed to educate and inspire those seeking to overcome their own obstacles in their own lives.
- 4coloredboys.com is a comprehensive website that accompanies the book. It features a blog, extensive history and background, a library of additional reads from contributors…and adorable photos of the authors as kids!
This is necessary
The national mobilization begins …. We are asking people all over the world to join us in #Ferguson and help us flood the city with the war cry for #justice4mikebrown and the countless other victims of police brutality … People from all over the world will be joining us !!!#JusticeforMikeBrown, #ArrestDarrenWilson, #BlackLivesMatter, #Ferguson
I can’t with her. 🙌🙏❤️
My sorority uses every Wednesday as an opportunity to represent and rock our beautiful colors! A super easy look to recreate with any other org or even cool graphic tee!
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"Oh Lord, know yourself, know your worth."
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Fill your heart with secrets but the only way to read them is if you break your heart.
i will forever reblog this
i need me one of these.
OMG I WANT ONE
i think every couple should get one and fill it with the little things they love about each other. and then if they’re fighting throw it at a wall and read all the little things that come out and hopefully that will remind them to love again.
asdfghjkl reblogging for that ^
(9.23.14) — Another morning in Amerikkka. Somebody thought it would be fun to desecrate the Mike Brown Memorial early this morning. I… I really can’t even. #staywoke #farfromover
Here’s a picture of some cops watching the memorial burn although there seemed to be no police at the scene when the fire department arrived.
Barbapapa, photographer Isabelle Chapuis
this is fuckin brilliant
This is what feminists mean when they say that feminism is about gender equality. It’s not really about equality, it’s about paying men back for all the supposed grievances women have suffered at the hands of the “patriarchy”.
Social revenge workers
You… do realize it’s trying to point out the wage gap between men and women, right?
Women make 75 cents to the dollar that men make. And that’s just WHITE women. POC women make even less.
So, yes, it is for equality. So that when men see that price difference, they go “Hey, that’s not equal, that sucks” and women can say “YES, LET ME TELL YOU A THING”
The thing that’s so disgusting about the murders of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sean Bell etc (a very long list) is that it’s not like we’re trying to figure out who killed them. We know perfectly well. We’re just trying to figure out if that black kid deserved to die. They’re humanity is put on trial, like being a person wasn’t enough. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.
please stop calling Black children who have different interests and tastes white
it’s damaging and alienating
You are not white for liking rock music
You are not white for speaking Corporate Approved Vernacular English
You are not white for rock climbing/skateboarding/etc
You are not white for not subscribing to white supremacy’s notion of Blackness.
Holy. Fucking. SHIT.
Sabrina Reid just put me on to a police dash cam video from South Carolina regarding an incident that occurred between Levar Jones and a state trooper on September 4, 2014.
The video shows a state trooper pulling up to a gas station as Jones gets out of his car.
The trooper yells for Jones to produce his license.
Jones bends into his car to get his license and the trooper opens fire and strikes the man.
Jones, in shock, backs away from the car WITH HIS HANDS IN THE AIR.
In a stunning act of inhumanity, THE TROOPER CONTINUES TO FIRE UPON JONES—WHO CLEARLY HAS HIS HANDS UP.
Jones falls to the ground and the fucking trooper yells “Get on the ground!”
The wounded Jones, already on the fucking ground, says to the trooper, “I was getting my license. You said ‘get [my] license.”
The trooper continues to treat Jones as though he were guilty of some heinous crime, talking to him as though he had already been tried, convicted, and sentenced.
He walks over to Jones and tells him to put his hands behind his back.
Jones asks, “What did I do??”
The trooper ignores him and continues to tell him to put his hands behind his back.
“Are you hit?” the trooper asks.
“I think so,” the confused Jones says. “I can’t feel my legs.”
“Why did you shoot me?” Jones asks.
“Well, you dove head first back into your car.”
NO HE DIDN’T. HE FOLLOWED YOUR ORDERS TO RETRIEVE HIS LICENSE.
“I was telling you to get out of your car,” the trooper said.
Yes, but he SHOT Jones at CLOSE RANGE even before Jones had the chance to COMPLY with the BRAND NEW ORDER the trooper gave to get out of the car. He literally FIRED ON JONES WHILE HE WAS TELLING HIM TO GET OUT OF THE CAR.
And why? Because the man unbuckled his seat belt before coming to a full stop in the gas station.
This was all over a seat belt.
Look, I’m fucking tired.
I’m tired of marching.
I’m tired of praying.
I’m tired of talking.
I’m tired of singing spirituals.