This would be considered “sad irony” but its not at all sad or ironic considering this is planned, purposeful and completely a visual sign that capitalism is/ was working. 

The only thing sadder is that Black Men Built the Capital. and a black slave figured out how to get that statue (that represents freedom) atop the building. 

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t-shirt: J. Crew, skirt: eShakti


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Step 307: Radio silence is not an acceptable breakup technique


OK, OK, yes: if you’ve been on just one or two dates, the chemistry wasn’t there, etc., then you don’t owe anyone anything.

But! If you’ve been on 3+ dates/slept together/corresponded regularly, you owe the person the courtesy of at least saying that you’re not interested.


Personal “Green Machine” first thing in the am. (kale, pears, bananas) #yumyums #Ninja #KaleKick #keeper

A Groundbreaking Step for Democracy



After a long wait, Joko Widodo has finally been elected the next President of Indonesia! He won over 23 of Indonesia’s 33 provinces, and what makes him so incredible? Unlike any leader the country has had before, Widodo is a former furniture salesman who made his way up through local…


this is like the most painful moment in any movie ever

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Representation matters: my five favourite black female fictional lawyers.

  • Claire Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
  • Maxine Shaw (Living Single)
  • Joan Clayton (Girlfriends)
  • Jessica Pearson (Suits)
  • Olivia Pope (Scandal)

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I refuse to let my child go through the “I hate being black” stage

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Book Series: Ruby and the Booker Boys

Author: Derrick Barnes

Ruby and the Booker Boys, one of Derrick Barnes’ most successful preteen series captures the essence of just being a kid in a community.  A place where everyone acts like family regardless of their family tree.  Children of all ages, and yes I’m included, are immediately captivated by her play on words and witty way of outsmarting anyone that stands in her way.  It’s easy for any reader to forget that Ruby is this pretty, brown-skinned trendsetter, because you literally take on her role and become the queen of the scene!


Brand New School, Brave New Ruby

Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme

Slumber Party Payback

Ruby Flips for Attention

I like the concept but, why should we “forget” she’s a “pretty, brown-skinned trendsetter?” WHO WROTE THIS?! Is this how Scholastic feels they must market black characters in their books?

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One of the many things Bill Nye taught me


The difference between milk snakes and coral snakes is a crucial key to not dying. Coral snakes are extremely dangerous, and despite the low bite ratio, they can and will bite you if you’re not careful. Milk snakes are totally okay and chill. So remember, everyone.

If red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow


But if red touches black, you’re okay jack


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