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Sep 1, 2014

it’s just that some men don’t know how to stand next to the universe without feeling insignificant - Key Ballah

Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
Maya Angelou  (via lovequotesrus)

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Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.

Nikki Gionvanni

File this under facts on facts.

This makes me think of a beautiful post that I mentioned in one of my Read This Week features; a post by @HarrietThugman about Black people of other cultural backgrounds who diminish Black American culture, and shouldn’t….for it is so rich.

My cultural heritage involves a mixture of my love for some things specific to Jamaican culture (because of my background, being raised in a Jamaican family by Jamaican parents, but being raised in America and actually born in America) and some things specific to being an American Black (I love how Nikki says Black is the NOUN and American is the adjective), and some things that seems to connect Black people despite where in the diaspora we are.

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That much of the anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar has been carried out by ordinary people does not mean that it is purely a social phenomenon free from any political involvement. Indeed, this form of violence is neither new nor apolitical, as campaigns to spread public fear against Muslims and the mobilization of pogroms have been consistently carried out by Myanmar’s military and their proxies since 1981.
Kyaw Win, ‘Hatred as politics in Myanmar’, Asia Times (via indizombie)

We can scream & holler about Palestine and it’s current sensationalized politics all day, but our brothers and sisters plight can’t be heard by the rest of the Ummah?

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Aww so beautiful.

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Aww so beautiful.

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Bossa noun 
1) a lady who acts in a dignified manner, much like a boss. Mama is a bossa. [Origin: From Brooklyn, by way of Palestine. Breakings vernacular, ‘-a’ suffix from Arabic= Feminine] 
2) Arabic word for kiss. Mama gave me a bossa.

so sweet saadih, thank you. (& one does nah have to be a lady all the time to be bossa.) suheir hammad (orijinn).

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…if a stranger told me she felt this way, if her voice broke like this, if i could feel fear shaking her, i’d hold her. i’d probably cry with her. i’d tell her she gonna be ok, even that she beautiful. and it’s me here, shaking, breaking, and i’ve no comfort to offer my self…


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