Imagine if Christians had been on the forefront of protecting our earth, if they actually viewed the world as God’s creation, and the animals as God’s animals, and the plants as God’s plants, and land as God’s land. What if the American Church spent millions of dollars fighting to preserve nature instead of investing in divisive culture wars and political lobbying campaigns? What if Christians were viewed as protectors of creation, shielding millions of acres of land, restoring polluted areas, and protecting animals from cruelty and exploitation?

Unfortunately, environmentalism is often frowned upon by evangelical leaders instead of championed.


Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on.

Immigrants. First generation.


Ijeoma Umebinyuo.

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dynastylnoire:

angeliqueculvin:

feel real 
"Even when you know  Hits you hard,  Leaves slow, comes back fast  When you can’t take it don’t swallow your pain  Been around once  It’ll be around again” 
Deptford Goth, ‘Feel Real’

divinity

dynastylnoire:

angeliqueculvin:

feel real 

"Even when you know
Hits you hard,
Leaves slow, comes back fast
When you can’t take it
don’t swallow your pain
Been around once
It’ll be around again”

Deptford Goth, ‘Feel Real’

divinity


wildeaboutoscar:

imaginedragons:

what real mens activists look like (see more here)

Just so you know, I love all of you.

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thegirlwithcaramelskin:

black—lamb:

the-internet-thug:

true-ponders:

villagewife:

Nigerian twitter never has chill.

Lmao, imagination and depression. Nna where are the chills biko?

Bruh

LORD

thegirlwithcaramelskin:

black—lamb:

the-internet-thug:

true-ponders:

villagewife:

Nigerian twitter never has chill.

Lmao, imagination and depression. Nna where are the chills biko?

Bruh

LORD

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blackfashion:

Kings Raising Kings. 
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Hat: Modern Pharaoh
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blackfashion:

Kings Raising Kings. 

Submitted By: www.modernpharaoh.com

Shirt: Modern Pharaoh

Hat: Modern Pharaoh

Shot By: www.kquayephotos.tumblr.com

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gotstared:

#YesAllWomen. Yes indeed.

gotstared:

#YesAllWomen. Yes indeed.

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madeupmonkeyshit:

me when my niggas start doubting me

madeupmonkeyshit:

me when my niggas start doubting me

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kissmyconverse22:

chloworld:

blasianxbri:

undressthishaitian:

Bish whet

wait, so is she saying young white people pretend they’re black or whatever then grow up and turn white again? 

What she means is white people have the ability to exploit the “desirable”  traits of black culture. They can twerk, wear gold chains, appropriate black culture basically. BUT at the end of the they can go back to having all the advantages of being white. 

Example: Marky Mark- AKA Mark Wahlberg


And in the case of Marky Mark, they can commit racially charged violent crimes and go on to be hit movie stars

kissmyconverse22:

chloworld:

blasianxbri:

undressthishaitian:

Bish whet

wait, so is she saying young white people pretend they’re black or whatever then grow up and turn white again? 

What she means is white people have the ability to exploit the “desirable”  traits of black culture. They can twerk, wear gold chains, appropriate black culture basically. BUT at the end of the they can go back to having all the advantages of being white. 

Example: Marky Mark- AKA Mark Wahlberg

And in the case of Marky Mark, they can commit racially charged violent crimes and go on to be hit movie stars

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tashabilities:

bitteroreo:

the-goddamazon:

bitteroreo:

askaboutnikki:

"White girls like you. Creepin up, takin our men. The whole world aint enough, you gotta conquer ours too"

- Nikki played by Bianca Lawson (Save The Last Dance 2001) 

It really says something that in this movie they decided to make the Black Woman pointing out the white girl’s privilege, be the villain.

Yup. She was the villain and we were supposed to sympathize with the poor lone white girl who was just trying to ‘fit in’.

They actually pull this twice in the film because Kerry Washington’s character (Derek’s sister) speaks and defends Nikki, telling her that yes, you are a white girl, and your privilege gives you the benefit of pretending to be black, and then they vilify her too.

But honestly this movie was some bullshit, because they made Nikki out to be bitter, only to have the lone white girl stand up for herself against the mean black girl. But hold up, because Fredro Starr’s character tells her the same shit, only more blunt, less polite, and less profound “You’re like milk and he’s like oil you just don’t mix.”…but no one says shit to him doe.

Let’s talk about how she got into Julliard because she learned some cool black dances like the “Heel Toe” for example. I don’t see the Bianca’s in the world getting Julliard scholarships for doing moves that been apart of the Black Community since ever. I mean the reasons we’re given to sympathize with Julia Childs character is some side eye worthy shit.

She’s from working class, living with a single parent, loss a parent in an crucial time in her life. Like I’m sure a good chunk of those Black kids living in Chicago, experience the same shit, but loner white girl is the “special snowflake” doe.

COMMENTARY.

Also, when was the last time we saw Bianca Lawson

She workin?

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