Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

It never hurts to ask yourself, “Do my personal actions match my public outrage?

I know that I could definitely be more politically engaged.

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

honeydontrot:

creativityisnotmyforte:

You have to do the hard things.

You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
You have to give more than you get in return right away.
You have to care more about others than they care about you.
You have to fight when you are already…

Blowing up and posting on my wall. For a reminder.

Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
Happy 25th! (To me)

Today’s my 25th birthday.

I’m making $12,000 (before taxes) as an AmeriCorps member and I’m living in a state away from family, friends and my beau.

Yet, I still have so much to celebrate!
I’m being challenged in new and exciting ways. I’m meeting new people from all over. The distance is only sharpening my boyfriend’s and my vision for the future.

I’m beyond blessed. I’m happy. And I’m so grateful. Can’t wait to see what it’s store for this next year!

nikisgroove:

Pray Hard and Good things happened 

nikisgroove:

Pray Hard and Good things happened 

I was only able to get over my past when I decided I was going to … Although we can’t set ourselves free, getting up and making a decision to move on from our past is a step in the right direction.

1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

(Source: vintagegal)

youngblackandvegan:

the older i get

the more i realize the value of privacy

of cultivating your circle and only letting certain people in

you can be open, honest, and real while still understanding not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or by dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or by dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.