Be Your Own Boss

thefrenemy:

Today is the day you take control.

Today is the day you stop blaming the universe for your problems. The universe is not against you. That black sweater you used to look good in, your friend from college who is just more successful than you, the expensive thing you want and…

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Happy Birthday Trayvon Martin
Rest in Power
February 5, 1995 - February 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Trayvon Martin

Rest in Power

February 5, 1995 - February 26, 2012

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" There are people who will feel threatened by the idea of you liking yourself. This is because if you like yourself, you’ll believe that you deserve to be treated well, so you won’t tolerate it when they treat you badly, and they either don’t know how to treat you properly or don’t want to treat you properly, so they know you liking yourself means that you will invariably leave them or stand up to them. When somebody wants you to be insecure or to doubt yourself, it’s because they want to use those insecurities and doubts against you. To hell with those people. They don’t care about you. They just want to be able to treat you like dirt, and they’re scared you won’t let them, so go ahead, scare them; love yourself. "
2 months ago • 13,995 notes

Jon Stewart compares the media’s treatment of Justin Bieber and Rob Ford to the treatment of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

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4 months ago • 485 notes

patternicity:

This is one of the saddest things I have ever seen.

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4 months ago • 461,421 notes
missjia:

Here we go! Miley, Justin B, Trayvon. But privilege doesn’t exist…right?
unapologetically-black:

angrywomenofcolorunited:

meetlawrence:

it bugs the fuck outta me that people are justifying trayvon’s murder due to pictures that portray him to be nothing more than a teenager. if trayvon wants to wear a grill, that doesn’t make him a thug just as it doesn’t make miley or justin a thug. if trayvon wants to smoke marijuana, other than it being illegal i see no harm. 90% of the people I know pose with fingers in pictures. Whether its middle fingers, thumb signs up, gang signs, or prayer hands. Get over it.
you cannot justify someone’s murder because of the assumptions you make of his character through photos. would miley’s murder be justifiable? would justin’s murder be justifiable? probably not. 
im in no way trying to throw miley or justin under the bus. just making a point that miley, justin, and trayvon all represent the modern day teenager whether you want to accept it or not. 

You see, this is why I’m against white people appropriating Black culture. I don’t see white people like Miley and Justin being killed for appropriation of Black Culture, when Miley and Justin do it they’re “going through a phase”, “experimenting” or “just being Teenagers” but when Black men like Trayvon do it he’s a “thug” and a “threat”. People cannot tell me that this case was not about race because it was. - Grace

Here’s another problem, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are both about the age of being minors. Many people still talk about them as if they are just young kids, and they are. 
But when we call Trayvon—who was a 17 year old minor—a child, people tell us to call him a man. Our children are never really viewed as children. Our children are never really viewed as human, unless they qualify their existence by becoming exceptional, by White America’s standards.
Trayvon was just doing dumb stuff that teens do. He was just trying to find a place to fit in, to find his identity. Now, he’ll never find it. And he’ll never know that millions of people are affected by his death, and actually cry for him. 
Please, people, keep in mind that this is no isolated incident or rare occurrence.

missjia:

Here we go! Miley, Justin B, Trayvon. But privilege doesn’t exist…right?

unapologetically-black:

angrywomenofcolorunited:

meetlawrence:

it bugs the fuck outta me that people are justifying trayvon’s murder due to pictures that portray him to be nothing more than a teenager. if trayvon wants to wear a grill, that doesn’t make him a thug just as it doesn’t make miley or justin a thug. if trayvon wants to smoke marijuana, other than it being illegal i see no harm. 90% of the people I know pose with fingers in pictures. Whether its middle fingers, thumb signs up, gang signs, or prayer hands. Get over it.

you cannot justify someone’s murder because of the assumptions you make of his character through photos. would miley’s murder be justifiable? would justin’s murder be justifiable? probably not. 

im in no way trying to throw miley or justin under the bus. just making a point that miley, justin, and trayvon all represent the modern day teenager whether you want to accept it or not. 

You see, this is why I’m against white people appropriating Black culture. I don’t see white people like Miley and Justin being killed for appropriation of Black Culture, when Miley and Justin do it they’re “going through a phase”, “experimenting” or “just being Teenagers” but when Black men like Trayvon do it he’s a “thug” and a “threat”. People cannot tell me that this case was not about race because it was. - Grace

Here’s another problem, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are both about the age of being minors. Many people still talk about them as if they are just young kids, and they are.

But when we call Trayvon—who was a 17 year old minor—a child, people tell us to call him a man. Our children are never really viewed as children. Our children are never really viewed as human, unless they qualify their existence by becoming exceptional, by White America’s standards.

Trayvon was just doing dumb stuff that teens do. He was just trying to find a place to fit in, to find his identity. Now, he’ll never find it. And he’ll never know that millions of people are affected by his death, and actually cry for him. 

Please, people, keep in mind that this is no isolated incident or rare occurrence.

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4 months ago • 1,358 notes

misterdelfuego:

And let’s face it, Jon, there’s no way this man could be Santa. Because the moment white folks saw a Black man with a big old bag coming down the chimney, it’d be time to grab a gun and stand your ground.

I’ve been waiting for this one

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