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Sometimes in black communities we forget that black girls are girls, not little women. My friend then shared with me her own story of being sexually abused and ending up pregnant and in need of an abortion at age 12 because her family members irresponsibly left her with a male family friend. The first time a 12-year-old black girl ever told me she had been raped, I, too, was 12 and she was a friend. The second time, I was a 22-year-old teacher, and the 12-year-old was my student.

I realize now, having heard a version of this story, yet again, that as gut-wrenching as these stories are, among black girls they are not uncommon; they are not even remarkable. So many of the highly educated black women you see went to hell and back before reaching the age of 18. Education has become our drug of choice.

[…]For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar.

manifestingwomanist:

unfriendlyblasianhottie:

yo this is why i don’t trust white people

sleepy hollow is one of the first show’s of its genre to have a black female lead. it is one of the most diverse shows out now. background characters are poc, secondary chars are poc, main chars are poc.

and yet everybody…

White people are white supremacists. They like not having their competition allowed entry.

Driver, lower my tuition please.

mxtori:

ohnahhureallyneedtochill:

misterdelfuego:

ignoranceaintshit:

supreme-insanity:

I don’t have enough money for my basic needs. 

Working 40+ hours just to pay my rent

Now I don’t even have a single cent

Tuition is high, I gotta pay for books

Oh i’m so broke and I don’t wanna look

I popped open my wallet, no funds to count

my credit declined and my check just bounced

Oh, there daddy, daddy betta bring that TAP
Oh, baby, baby where my FASFA at?

blackfashion:

urbies:

leseanthomas:

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^^^

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.
Paulo Coelho (via pcxvisual)

goldcollars:

I WOULD DO THE SAME TBH

howtobeterrell:

themostunoriginalpersonever:

sueanoi:

betweenthetights:

blogfrenzy:

water is wet

the sun is hot

leaves are green

snow is cold

dick is good

howtobeterrell:

themostunoriginalpersonever:

sueanoi:

betweenthetights:

blogfrenzy:

water is wet

the sun is hot

leaves are green

snow is cold

dick is good

dynastylnoire:

msdeonb:

okiku313:

outlast-the-outkast:

ripnorv:

lol

Real shit!

I see no lies.

I make a plate to go before I eat

and a dessert plate for the pretzel salad and pound cake

dynastylnoire:

msdeonb:

okiku313:

outlast-the-outkast:

ripnorv:

lol

Real shit!

I see no lies.

I make a plate to go before I eat

and a dessert plate for the pretzel salad and pound cake