this kid gets it.

chefseternalyouth:

tabithaannettemblog:

jeankd:

brokeymcpoverty:

(watch the full video here)

"What are you?"

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"What you gon’ be?"

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"What you always do?"

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"What you never do?"

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"Who you represent?"

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"Why is school important?"

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"How you treat people?"

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"What are we?"

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"Who the best?"

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full video here

Can we get more parents to instill this into their children. 

Yassss to this!

Let’s make this the norm not the exception

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jessehimself:

did-you-kno:

Source

OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS (BECAUSE HE HAS A NAME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH).

ANYWAY.

Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and at the age of 12 his owner leased him out in Charleston, South Carolina. He gravitated towards working at the docks and on boats and eventually became the equivalent of a pilot, and in late 1861 he found himself assigned to a military transport boat named the CSS Planter.

On May 12, 1862, the white officers decided to spend the night on land. Smalls rounded up the enslaved crew and they hatched a plan, and once the officers were long gone they made a run for it, only stopping to pick up their families (who they notified) along the way. Smalls, disguised as the captain, steered the boat past Confederate forts (including Ft. Sumter) and over to the Union blockade, raising a white sheet his wife took from her job as a hotel maid as a flag of truce. The CSS Planter had a highly valuable code book and all manner of explosives on board.

Smalls ended up serving in the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain there. He was also one of a number of individuals who talked to Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of African-American soldiers fighting for the Union, which became a reality.

After the war, Smalls bought his owner’s old plantation in Beaufort and even allowed the owner’s sickly wife to move back in until her death. He eventually served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1865-1870), the South Carolina Senate (1871-1874), and the United States House of Representatives (1875-1879) and represented South Carolina’s 5th District from 1882-1883 and the 7th District from 1884-1887. He and other black politicians also fought against an amendment designed to disenfranchise black voters in 1895, but it unfortunately passed.

Smalls ended his public life by serving as U.S. Collector of Customs in Beaufort from 1889-1911. He died in 1915 at the age of 75.

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highkeygay:

HE TOSS MY SALAD LIKE HIS NAME ROMAINE

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tahthetrickster:


i cant believe this
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i cant believe this
tahthetrickster:


i cant believe this
tahthetrickster:


i cant believe this
tastefullyoffensive:

Bop it, Twist it, Pull it, Spin it, Flick it.

tastefullyoffensive:

Bop it, Twist it, Pull it, Spin it, Flick it.

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“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (via kushandwizdom)

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ghazalaaa:

siddharthasmama:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much
from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

bless

'she's not pretty' ahahah
ghazalaaa:

siddharthasmama:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much
from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

bless

'she's not pretty' ahahah
ghazalaaa:

siddharthasmama:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much
from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

bless

'she's not pretty' ahahah
ghazalaaa:

siddharthasmama:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much
from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

bless

'she's not pretty' ahahah
ghazalaaa:

siddharthasmama:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much
from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

bless

'she's not pretty' ahahah
ghazalaaa:

siddharthasmama:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much
from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

bless

'she's not pretty' ahahah
ghazalaaa:

siddharthasmama:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much
from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

bless

'she's not pretty' ahahah
ghazalaaa:

siddharthasmama:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much
from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

bless

'she's not pretty' ahahah

ghazalaaa:

siddharthasmama:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much

from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

bless

'she's not pretty' ahahah

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pallet-town-julie-brown:

dynastylnoire:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

the-goddamazon:

afro-dominicano:

beyeveryday:

Hope this is true. It should be cancelled really

Hire some damn folk who actually know how to handle black culture without putting other black people (black children) down.

How about we just get BET out of Viacom’s hands and put it back into the hands of Black people who know what the fuck Black culture is about. Bring back Rap City and the Youth News Groups and other social awareness campaigns that were combined with music and culture.

^^This. And if they would grow the fuck up and add even a little variety in their programming, it would be so much better. 

I haven’t watched BET in years.

I hasn’t been shit  since 106 n Park launched.

real talk just watch tv one way better channel, owned by  a black woman. living single marathon every thursday 

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