The Rose That Grew From Concrete.

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theeafter-party:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!!!

Thus far, my sorors and I have been working hard to spread the word, from our “Teal Tuesdays” (teal is the official color for the commemorative month), to sharing statistics and facts with the student body, to our whiteboard campaign. It was great to see my peers willingly join in and express themselves, as we worked to raise awareness about SAAM. :)

This is just a few of the MANY photos we have taken, posted, and shared…and from what I’ve been informed, our movement has been picked up by the Deltas and our sorors at Bethune-Cookman University, as well.

Service…gotta love it!

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africanmemes:

chilldoll99:

africanmemes:

chilldoll99:

africanmemes:

Molly had jollof and fufu once and see her life

Calm the fuck down. It’s not culture appropriation if she’s wearing it the right way. Nah if she was wearing black face what would you say.

Obviously you’re the one who need to calm down coming out of no where cussing kmt
Anyways I think it’s only okay for a white girl to do this if it’s her wedding day and she’s getting married to an African. Not walking around in what looks like an airport. No. Culture appropriation.

Cool story bruh

cool story? is this 2011?

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officialdubai:

aquilastyle:

Celebrating the first Muslimah in space, Anousheh Ansari

As a child, she dreamed of walking among the stars. Now a successful technology entrepreneur, this Iranian-American made her dream come true with a trip to outer space. 

THIS IS EXATCLY WHAT I MEAN

STOP ERASING MIDDLE EASTERNS LIKE THIS

SHE THE FIRST IRANIAN IN SPACE

STOP ERASING OUR ACHEIVEMENTS

People really need to stop making Middle Eastern achievements muslim ones. People never give Middle Easterns credit. Stop erasing our countries. 

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ephitania:

leseanthomas:

I love it when Hip Hop works for the community. Not enough artists who make money off of the culture give back to prevent the circumstances that created the culture in the first place. You don’t see enough of this with all the noise/distractions out there regarding the culture’s image.
Source: http://www.complex.com/tech/2014/04/nas-microsoft-google-fund-tech-scholarships-general-assembly

Thank You NAS!!!!

Yaaassss blog about this!

shanellbklyn:

ephitania:

leseanthomas:

I love it when Hip Hop works for the community. Not enough artists who make money off of the culture give back to prevent the circumstances that created the culture in the first place. You don’t see enough of this with all the noise/distractions out there regarding the culture’s image.

Source: http://www.complex.com/tech/2014/04/nas-microsoft-google-fund-tech-scholarships-general-assembly

Thank You NAS!!!!

Yaaassss blog about this!

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solar-citrus:

You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

fucking beautiful

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