DreamOutLoud

Brooklyn, New York.
catsandjokes:

It’s been over 24 hours already. I am in deep need of help. My sister never did something like this before, and I am extremely concerned. If anyone has seen her, PLEASE let me know. 
Her family is waiting to hear if she is safe.
#missing

catsandjokes:

It’s been over 24 hours already. I am in deep need of help. My sister never did something like this before, and I am extremely concerned. If anyone has seen her, PLEASE let me know. 

Her family is waiting to hear if she is safe.

#missing

(via jasminesvibes)

missauset:

airedmania:

kemetically-afrolatino:

n-g-r-latina:

itsevonhere:

floacist:






People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

Perri: It’s sad but true, so many people don’t believe it. :(

Yup and if you ask the average American they will automatically say The Middle East…

…
but…

how—

Look at their lips!

This man up there favors my great great granddaddy (I’m of African descent, just so you all know)

EYES, NOSE—LIPS AGAIN.

I MEAN.

OMG. SERIOUSLY.

LIKE.
IT SHOULDN’T BE THIS HARD TO GRASP.

White denial.
Remember, around the time white people became obsessed with Egypt and began romanticizing its history, they still were allowed to openly hate POC. They refuse to believe that so much power, grace, and beauty could come from people they despised(read: were jealous of).
It’s all just a superiority complex to mask their innate insecurity. It’s why they happily lump Egypt in with the Middle East and completely erase Black Egypt from the picture and instead focus on Arab Egypt.
It’s also why they have taken to dividing Africa into North Africa and “Sub-Saharan Africa” as if everything that is not of the “exotic desert” is inferior and savage.
Taxonomy and classism are just a few of white people’s favorite things to do to make themselves feel like they run shit.

The term “middle east” didn’t even exist before the 1960s.

Bless this fucking post you have no idea the shit I had to go through as a child when I told them I was from Egypt. They’d be like “but you’re black” or the most ignorant of them all would say “Egypt is not a part of Africa, because Africa is full of black people.” I literally got into fights with people about this.

^^ damn. That struggle must have been tough. Not to imply that you don’t constantly face it. :(

story of my blog


Brooklyn Museum used to have artifacts that looked just liked this. And when I was in elementary school, I was under the impression that Egyptians were LIKE middle easterners or arab (because I didn’t know any better and didn’t know to look further). And seeing artifacts that looked like this one above always confused me, they looked like chubby dark skin Asians to me, but I couldn’t understand why they looked like that because at the time, I couldn’t even bring myself (a black child couldn’t grasp this) to realize they were BLACK/African….
Erasure is scary stuff….propaganda is scary stuff….

………

missauset:

airedmania:

kemetically-afrolatino:

n-g-r-latina:

itsevonhere:

floacist:

People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

Perri: It’s sad but true, so many people don’t believe it. :(

Yup and if you ask the average American they will automatically say The Middle East…

but…

image

how—

image

Look at their lips!

image

This man up there favors my great great granddaddy (I’m of African descent, just so you all know)

image

EYES, NOSE—LIPS AGAIN.

image

I MEAN.

image

OMG. SERIOUSLY.

image

LIKE.

IT SHOULDN’T BE THIS HARD TO GRASP.

White denial.

Remember, around the time white people became obsessed with Egypt and began romanticizing its history, they still were allowed to openly hate POC. They refuse to believe that so much power, grace, and beauty could come from people they despised(read: were jealous of).

It’s all just a superiority complex to mask their innate insecurity. It’s why they happily lump Egypt in with the Middle East and completely erase Black Egypt from the picture and instead focus on Arab Egypt.

It’s also why they have taken to dividing Africa into North Africa and “Sub-Saharan Africa” as if everything that is not of the “exotic desert” is inferior and savage.

Taxonomy and classism are just a few of white people’s favorite things to do to make themselves feel like they run shit.

The term “middle east” didn’t even exist before the 1960s.

Bless this fucking post you have no idea the shit I had to go through as a child when I told them I was from Egypt. They’d be like “but you’re black” or the most ignorant of them all would say “Egypt is not a part of Africa, because Africa is full of black people.” I literally got into fights with people about this.

^^ damn. That struggle must have been tough. Not to imply that you don’t constantly face it. :(

story of my blog

image

Brooklyn Museum used to have artifacts that looked just liked this. And when I was in elementary school, I was under the impression that Egyptians were LIKE middle easterners or arab (because I didn’t know any better and didn’t know to look further). And seeing artifacts that looked like this one above always confused me, they looked like chubby dark skin Asians to me, but I couldn’t understand why they looked like that because at the time, I couldn’t even bring myself (a black child couldn’t grasp this) to realize they were BLACK/African….

Erasure is scary stuff….propaganda is scary stuff….

………

(Source: thehereticpharaoh, via beautyintheeyeofitsbeholder)

violette-reverie:

whowasntthere:

azephirin:

I am a woman. I am a practicing attorney. I am the only woman in my office over the age of 35 who doesn’t color her hair. I have some gray, but not a lot yet, and I never seriously considered coloring my hair until this job. I don’t want to: it’s expensive and a pain in the ass to keep up. About a year ago, I was in court, and a female attorney walked in with curly, bobbed, naturally gray hair, and her mere act of publicly displaying her natural hair color seemed not just unusual but defiant. Meanwhile many men in my office and in the courts have gray hair, and I doubt anyone thinks twice about it.

What a beautiful photoset of women. Women we don’t often see portrayed in the media, but these are, indeed, women — just as grey-haired men are men.

(Source: violenceandscience, via musicpartofmylife4ever)

blackgirlsprettythings:

prominent-afro-history:

"Joshua Beckford learned to read fluently by the time he was two and a half and taught himself to touch-type on a computer before he could write using a pencil.
He can speak Japanese, practices medical surgery on a computer simulator and has completed more than 1,000 maths problems.”

Can we please reblog our children!!!

(via musicpartofmylife4ever)

artistiquesoul:

Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem. 💎

artistiquesoul:

Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem. 💎

benemickcumberbatch:

I don’t think parents understand that the point of summer is to literally do nothing until you get so bored of doing nothing that you want to go back to school

(via ruffledunderwear)