If men’s kindnesses toward women were really only kindnesses, a man would be pleased if another man or woman offered these kindnesses to him. He would be pleased if another man or woman lit his cigarette or pulled out his chair for him. He would be pleased to derive his income, prestige, power and even his identity from his partner. He would take pride in another man’s or woman’s offer to walk him to his car at night. But in fact, “one of the very nasty things that can happen to a man is his being treated or seen as a woman, or womanlike.

(Frye 1983, p. 136).”

Dee L.R. Graham (1995), Loving to Survive

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blacbeez:

rumour:

also my friend sent me this yesterday

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rumour:

also my friend sent me this yesterday

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She’s magical with the clapbacks

this is why i love erykah

Lol I loooove talkin shit back to people

how dare you try n disrespect the queen

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Habesha Woman || Le Rü 

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black people who make fun of other black people for their skin tone

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Black people who mock other black people’s accents and grammar 

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True love

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64,000

That’s how many black women are currently missing in America — but the media doesn’t seem to care (via micdotcom)

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I feel the power

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lovelyandbrown:

youngblackandvegan:

LOVE IT!!!

they love the way i walk.
cause i walk with a VENGEANCE.

Yasssss

I feel the power

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Photographs from vigils and rallies held in remembrance of Eric Garner, the 43 year old Black man, father of six, who was murdered by the police, on camera. 

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Some of my favourite Lupita Nyong’o magazine covers.

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Ya’ll better get with the understanding that Lupita is everything! And you have no argument as to why she’s not #endofstory lol

EHAT THE ACTUAL HELL AT HER VOGUE COVER WHAT KIND OF GOD TEAS

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Rooftop Radicals Series pt.1

Still.Life.

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Italian Tourists Luring Poor Kenyan Children Into Prostitution

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Kenya’s coastal town of Malindi may look like a tropical paradise, but it is host to a hidden child sex trade. Children as young as 12 years old say they are being lured into prostitution and pornography by tourists willing to pay handsomely for sex in secret locations.

Charlotte Attwood of BBC Africa went to Malindi to investigate and reported the following.

Just beneath a wall on one of the busy tourist beaches in Malindi, children loiter in the hope of attracting a customer. I met two girls and a boy – all under the age of 18 –  and all who admit to selling their bodies to foreigners for sex.

In a good month, they can get a client every day, one of the girls said.

Most of the tourists in Malindi come from Italy, and their clients are mostly Italian men between the age of 50 and 80, she said.

With a dull look in her eye, 16-year-old Maria explained how she goes about her daily business.

“I ask my friends who work as beach boys to find me a male tourist. When I get a client, we strike a deal, say for $60 (£35, US$58),” she says.

While I was sitting with the children, I saw an elderly man approach the two girls with money in his hands. Once he spotted me, he signaled to the girls that he would be back later.

The authorities in Malindi have been trying to tackle the problem, and hotels now bar young local girls from visiting tourist rooms.

But Naomi Kazungu, the local government child protection officer, said that this has created another problem, as the trade has been driven underground.

The children are no longer going to hotels, but to private villas, Kazungu said.

Peter is one of the beach boys in Malindi who admits to facilitating this business.

He took me 300 metres (1,000ft) up the beach, around a rocky escarpment to a cave. It is a favorite spot for sex tourists, he told me, especially those who go for children.

A cave where young Kenyan boys and girls are sexually exploited.

The trade is illegal in Kenya and this is a perfect hideout.

As the tide comes in, the caves become cut off from the rest of the beach. There is a lot of dead seaweed on the floor that is used as a mattress, Peter says.

The tourists prefer girls aged 15 to 17, he adds.

Some of these men, Peter says, like to involve dogs and pay the girls up to $500 to film this.

Read the full story at bbc.co.uk

I saw the first picture, then below I didn’t expect that…

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And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.

For Women who are difficult to love, Warshan Shire (X)

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