Government assistance in America is invisible until black people receive it....– Melissa Harris-Perry and Karen Finney (paraphrased), commenting on a recent New York Times editorial wherein black farmers were all but vilified as ‘lazy takers’ who gamed the system —for winning an historic discrimination lawsuit against the USDA: Pigford v. Glickman (via odinsblog) So true. In...
Black people, who make up 22% of the poor, receive... →
notesonascandal: theraceproblem: racismschool: Just so we’re all clear on what we just read. Black people make up 22% of the poor but only 14% of the government benefits. Meaning, 8% of poor Black people are not taking government benefits when they need them. While, white people make up 42% of the poor but receive 69% of the government benefits. Meaning, there are white people who are...
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You’re alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make...– Neil Gaiman (via fashionfever)
Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed...– Dream Hampton (via namjamilk)
Black revolutionaries do not drop from the moon. We are created by our...– Assata Shakur (via blackcyborgs)
blackcyborgs: Angela Davis, Attorney Defend Assata Shakur Amid New FBI Efforts One day after the FBI and the state of New Jersey announced that former Black Panther Assata Shakur had become the first woman on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, Angela Davis and Shakur’s longtime attorney Lennox Hinds went on Democracy Now in the exile’s defense. Like many of Shakur’s supporters in the U.S....
A conversation on a rainy Sunday...
I just had an awful argument with my brother about life. To sum it briefly he said “life ain’t no miracle, life ain”t shit, we just here with no power and no control”. I said to him “prove your point that ‘life ain’t no miracle’… He said “you see millions of motha fuckas here, right, babies are being born by the thousands possibly...
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