i am not trying to be dismissive

but dark skinned women are not inherently unloveable

so i’m not going to engage in conversations lamenting the fact that there are men that don’t want us

when there are so many men that do


that’s life

you’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea

but that can’t steal your joy

this world is hard

and you can internalize the fact that there are men that reiterate the hatred that society has of dark skinned women


you could just do your best to surround yourself with people who aren’t like that

you can’t change people

but you can change the people who you allow to make space in your life

and i just don’t make space for thoughts about people who don’t value me

when there are so many who do


I find this hard to believe when the media and society is constantly bombarding dark skin women with why they’re undesirable and how underrepresented we are in society, the media, etc.

Like…it’s easy enough to say “surround yourself with people who love darkskin women” or whatever, but some of us don’t have the luxury of just shrugging off years and possibly decades of being derided and bullied for our skin color.

And let’s not pretend that this rings of the same argument white folks have when they say “well if you’re unhappy then make your own!” when POC talk about representation.

You say you’re not trying to be dismissive of the issue, but then that’s exactly how you come off.

You are surrounded by people who love you and the skin you’re in. Great. Good. I’m glad. But some of us do not have that in our lives and the fact that we have to work twice as hard to get half as much acceptance or love from society and the people in our lives is not something so easily dismissed with the casual “C’est la vie” attitude.

I wish it was that simple. I really do.

When someone has found love its easier for them to dismiss the fact that there are persons out here struggling to find love. The fact that shes trying to pass off this hatred for dark skin as something we can fix ourselves  makes me sad.. It goes further than just a man loving woman Its also not loving yourself, and finding it hard to be loved. You were conditioned to feel like shit cause your dark. This is not your fault. Don’t let anyone tell you its your fault and the solution to your pain is as simple as what OP is saying. 


Nissi isn’t trying to pass SHIT off. She said dark skinned women aren’t inherently, innately unloveable which is TRUE. Nor is she saying C’est la vie. Nor is she SHRUGGING off the burden of a dark skinned woman. She’s saying that she is an example of love being found and she does her best to control her environmental settings so that she doesn’t have to feel that pain. Now everyone may not have the emotional capacity or availability to do so, but that is HER experience. As a fellow dark skinned woman who is in a relationship, I agree with her and think nothing she said is dismissive. Is it hard out here for us chocolate sistas? FUCK YES. But you can take what is handed to you and wallow in it or you can present your best self and live life with what you’ve been given.

Honestly, I am a little disappointed that people are coming for youngblackandvegan like this. I think what she posted was very intentional, and for me, very fucking obvious. Sometimes people like to start shit for no reason on here - yall be angry early in the AM, gangbangin at the breakfast table, eating oatmeal and frosted flakes and shit. Not everything is a hill to die on, not every opinion needs to get shot down out of the sky. Don’t tell her what the fuck YOU merely THINK she is saying. That is so rude and petty. Don’t get sent for. 


Looking very heavy metal and reflective. 9/5/14

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Fotd 1/17/14

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White Officer Kills Innocent Black Girl; Jury Told To Disregard Ferguson

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No but forreal



If we have a black human torch, I want a black invisible woman too

Niggros are always begging white people to make white characters black instead of getting off their ass and making black novels, black comics, and black stories with black characters themselves

This just goes…

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We’re all equal and that’s what OUR country is based on!

Daniele Watts; said as she stood in handcuffs.

She needs to take some of that Django Unchained money and buy a few history books. (via diallokenyatta)



But that’s none of my business

All kind of stones being hurled around these glass houses

Anyone heard anything about Roger Goodell since all this happened with Adrian Peterson??? Distractions bruh




A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.

Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.

Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.

Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.

The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?

Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?

Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.


Thank you lieutenantnorals!

way more important than mike brown tbh

The fuck ummm NO!

Both incidents are equally important.

Dont even try it

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The Roots - What They Do

One of the most soothing songs for me. The guitar solo at the end tho.. Soulful.





These two intellectually disabled half brothers, at the ages of 15 and 19, were coerced into signing statements, after hours of interrogation that would lead to their incarceration.


police aint shit bruh I hate them so much at this fucking point

Not just police: 

DEADLIEST D.A.’ District Attorney Joe Freeman Britt, in 1987, the man who prosecuted Mr. Brown and Henry McCollum. Credit Jim Bounds/The News & Observer, via Associated Press

Their release concluded a judicial horror story in which the two men were sent to death row though no physical evidence linked them to the murder. At the same time, a serial sex offender who lived less than 100 yards from the crime scene — and who, a few weeks after that murder, would kill a teenage girl nearby in strikingly similar circumstances — was never pursued as a suspect.

But if the case was finally closed, the episode reopened ugly memories of what critics say was a merciless criminal justice system that ran roughshod over helpless people for decades in this poor, sprawling, racially volatile county sometime known as the Great State of Robeson.

At the heart of that is the legacy of Joe Freeman Britt, who earned a spot in “Guinness World Records” and a “60 Minutes” profile for his prowess in sending people to death row. (read more)

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Living life spontaneously…

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