Try not to feel jealous about things, or other people and what they have. It will make you bitter and kill you inside. Just keep living, and find your own path, and one day you’ll discover your own happiness.

Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

The police can go to downtown Harlem and pick up a kid with a joint in the streets. But they can’t go into the elegant apartments and get a stockbroker who’s sniffing cocaine.

Noam Chomsky

I’ve seen more drugs behind the brick walls of my private college than I have ever even heard of back home in my hood.

(via newwavefeminism)

When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.

Joel Osteen (via eroseca)

It’s been a while since I’ve actually straightened my hair. .. thought I would try it out with a new color #OmbreAllDay

It’s been a while since I’ve actually straightened my hair. .. thought I would try it out with a new color #OmbreAllDay

On the Run Tour… Amazing Concert… I wish I could go back… #TBT #ItWasAllGoodJustAWeekAgo #Beyonce #JayZ #OTR

On the Run Tour… Amazing Concert… I wish I could go back… #TBT #ItWasAllGoodJustAWeekAgo #Beyonce #JayZ #OTR

The thing about being a black girl is that we are too dark and devious to ever be born a child. I was born a woman and a criminal before I learned my own name, and the first crime I committed against both my family and this nation was refusing to be silent. Black girls cannot be children in a community that doesn’t consider us people. Black men use the hole between my legs to bury their frustration, to hide their fear and despair until I am too full to carry any happiness of my own. And, the sad thing is that when we—when I was raped I had to look to white men/women for justice. I had to turn from one system of oppression to another to attain some semblance of justice. As my father sits in prison as I occupy space in a University denied to me by birthright, all I can do is ask myself how to move beyond using the devil’s tools to tear down the devil’s playhouse.

Breeshia Turner. (via curvesincolor)

thecaramelmacchiato:

I like this couple because its nice to see a rapper actually claim his girl and its all on tv too. I know alot of rappers act like the family life just doesnt exist. Smh
Congrats on their marriage!

thecaramelmacchiato:

I like this couple because its nice to see a rapper actually claim his girl and its all on tv too. I know alot of rappers act like the family life just doesnt exist. Smh

Congrats on their marriage!