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In some ways it was easier for my generation. Racism was blatant and obvious. The “Whites Only” signs let us know clearly, what we were up against. Not much has changed, but the system of lies and trickology is much more sophisticated. Today young people have to be highly informed and acutely analytical, or they will be swept up into a whirlpool of lies and deception.

Assata Shakur, Honey Magazine debut issue (1998)

My friend shared this quote with me today and I instantly remembered another great quote from Assata Shakur that I feel is crucial to be absorbed when reading the quote above “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free”. 

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See this goes out to people who constantly think those of us in this generation are too sensitive or are always looking for racism when it’s just that we realize how tactics have changed…racism has never gone away they’ve just tried to change the face of the game…

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jessehimself:

Autum Ashante was accepted into the University of Connecticut at age 13.
Stephen R. Stafford II entered Morehouse College at the age 11 with three majors. 
Tony Hansberry II at age 14 developed a time reducing method for hysterectomies at Shands Hospital 
Honor them by sharing this post.

jessehimself:


Autum Ashante was accepted into the University of Connecticut at age 13.


Stephen R. Stafford II entered Morehouse College at the age 11 with three majors. 


Tony Hansberry II at age 14 developed a time reducing method for hysterectomies at Shands Hospital 

Honor them by sharing this post.

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pronqs:

Hey everyone, I’ve changed blogging styles and in honor of this I’m going to do a giveaway that’s going to be really simple!

Rules:

  • Must be following either pronqs OR antiquitate! (I’ll check!)
  • One reblog = one entry! Likes don’t count, but you can bookmark if you wanna!
  • You must be able to give me your home address, if you were to win, if you’re under 18 you’ll need to have permission from your folks!
  • Check out my design shop//instagram//facebook//tumblr (follows back)! 
  • Must reach at least 100 notes!

Prizes:

  • Any two of my mugs! (x)
  • Any one of my hoodies! (x)
  • Any one of my throw pillows (with inserts)! (x)
  • Any one of my phone cases! (x)
  • Any one of my wall clocks! (x)
  • Any two of my shirts! (x)
  • Any two of my totebags! (x)
  • A $25 Society6 voucher to spend as you please c:

What I’ll do:

I’ll pick a winner from the notes using a randomizer (after checking people have followed the rules) on May 10th, contact the winner and announce the winner on the 11th! I’ll also be checking out blogs to follow as well because I’m new and need a bunch more to follow c:

It’d be really awesome if you could check out my designs regardless of the give-away (I add new designs all the time!) remember that my design blog follows back c;

Happy reblogging, cuties!

Cool

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iwilleatyourenglish:

drst:

kickassfanfic:

kuklarusskaya:

proudblackconservative:

redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 
Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.
Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Always reblog because someday I hope the first thing I think when we see a photo of a young black man is something like this, not “criminal” or “murdered by police.”
Also Tumblr, if we can raise money for people’s medical bills and sick cats and so on, surely we can send these two young men to college?

THESE GUYS ARE SO SO RAD

iwilleatyourenglish:

drst:

kickassfanfic:

kuklarusskaya:

proudblackconservative:

redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 

Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.

Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Always reblog because someday I hope the first thing I think when we see a photo of a young black man is something like this, not “criminal” or “murdered by police.”

Also Tumblr, if we can raise money for people’s medical bills and sick cats and so on, surely we can send these two young men to college?

THESE GUYS ARE SO SO RAD

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