surftheclouds:

My mom always told me if I ever tried to call acs she would beat me with the phone and then call for me

amazighprincex:

reminder that interracial relationships can exist without white people

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dynamicafrica:

Today, September 8th, is the 60th birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges - a woman who, being the first black child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, underwent a traumatizing ordeal that came to signify the deeply troubled state of race relations in America.

On her first day of school at William Frantz Elementary School, during a 1997 NewsHour interview Bridges recalled that she was perplexed by the site that befell, thinking that it was some sort of Mardi Gras celebration:

"Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.”

Only six-years-old at the time, little Ruby had to deal with a slew of disgusting and violent harassment, beginning with threats of violence that prompted then President Eisenhower to dispatch U.S Marshals as her official escorts, to teachers refusing to teach her and a woman who put a black baby doll in a coffin and demonstrated outside the school in protest of Ruby’s presence there. This particular ordeal had a profound effect on young Ruby who said that it “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.”

Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, would teach Ruby and did so for over a year with Ruby being the only pupil in her class.

The Bridges family suffered greatly for their brave decision. Her father lost his job, they were barred from shopping at their local grocery store, her grandparents, who were sharecroppers, were forcibly removed from their land, not to mention the psychological effect this entire ordeal had on her family. There were, however, members of their community - both black and white - who gathered behind the Bridges family in a show of support, including providing her father with a new job and taking turns to babysit Ruby.

Part of her experience was immortalized in a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting, pictured above, titled The Problem We All Live With. Her entire story was made into a TV movie released in 1998.

Despite the end of the segregation of schools in the United States, studies and reports show that the situation is worse now than it was in the 1960s.

Today, still living in New Orleans, Briges works as an activist, who has spoken at TEDx, and is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation.

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i-will-lift-you-higher:

Michael Vick was suspended 32 games for dog fighting.

Ray Rice was suspended 2 games for beating his girlfriend.

Anyone else see the problem?

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bestdad2013:

when someone explains something to you for the 3rd time and you still dont get it so you kinda just 

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kalories:

i hate the phrase “life is short” because life is literally the longest thing that any of us will ever experience

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fashizblackdiary:

South african designer David Tlale's Spring-Summer 2015 fashion show in New York.

fashizblackdiary:

South african designer David Tlale's Spring-Summer 2015 fashion show in New York.

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onmysanitysbehalf:

sunrayyellowhalo:

voodouqueen:

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blaqzart:

Something I’m working on for the craziness in #ferguson, thinking of adding more heroes….#blaqzart #dccomics #marvel #blackheroes

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onmysanitysbehalf:

sunrayyellowhalo:

voodouqueen:

-imaginarythoughts-:

blaqzart:

Something I’m working on for the craziness in #ferguson, thinking of adding more heroes….#blaqzart #dccomics #marvel #blackheroes

This is so dope!

OMG CHILLS !!!!!

YAAASSSSSSS

Sick!

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Dascha Polanco attends the Rolando Santana Fashion Show at NYFW

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