Random Fact: from 1920 to 1960, 67% of African Americans owned businesses, owned land, owned banks, and started their own political parties in this country. It all disappeared when in the 60’s the NAACP demanded from the all white government of America to be integrated within the white culture of America. The prominent and prosperous yet segregated Black America that came to be from the 20’s to the 60’s dissolved overnight with white integration. Resulting in less than 4% of African American ownership in white America.
“The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety, no agitation”—(via nyu-tah)
Today Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black male,who was shot shot at least six times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be laid to rest. My heart goes out to his entire family and to the people of Ferguson. I will not watch the funeral but instead I’m vowing to reach out to youth who need my help, I may not be exactly where I want to be in life financially or career wise, but I can drop some knowledge and serve as a mentor to someone, somewhere. Their are numerous people who did the same for me.
WE NEED EACHOTHER!!! In order to move forward we need to join together and as in we I mean all of the people in the US who are direct descendants of black Africans. Regardless of stereotypes and prejudices we have towards one another. We will never be respected within our own communities until we start taking ourselves seriously and treat eachother with respect. Know your value and if you don’t, best believe their is information via the literature, the internet, your professors and teachers. Someone or something is there teach you, be willing and be open.
Don’t worry about other folks and how they see you, worry about your community and give back if God blesses you with the opportunity to do so.
We already know that society has us marginalized. Whats amazing is that within this marginalization we hold a tremendous amount of power that helps this entire country operate on a daily fucking basis. Excuse my language but that right there is what our ancestors fought for and we need to protect and preserve it in order to survive and prosper!!
“Isn’t it strange? There are so many people out there who secretly love someone. And there are so many people out there who have no idea that someone secretly loves them.”—Letters to Crushes #513739 (via indie-fade)