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aroyalmind:

I have a responsibility to encourage. To inspire. To motivate. To love, unconditionally. I feel like a lot of the things I do are reaching someone. My prayers, my words, anything. I’m trying to uplift you. And I pray that I’m reaching at least one person, everyday.

With that being said, I’m…

21 August 2014 ♥ 4 notes    Reblog    
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queenafrodite:

exquisite-blackness:

mishali:

#BrittanyWilliams

Still does….smh

Yes

queenafrodite:

exquisite-blackness:

mishali:

#BrittanyWilliams

Still does….smh

Yes

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postracialcomments:

atane:

atane:

This is a story that isn’t getting the traction in the press that it should. I posted the case about Howard Morgan not long ago here.
Morgan was a veteran police officer in Chicago. He is black. He was shot 28 times by 4 white officers. 21 of those shots were administered to the back of his body. Morgan never fired a weapon, and a witness corroborated that. In fact, one of the officers took Morgan’s weapon away from him. Morgan was acquitted of aggravated discharge of a weapon in 2007. 
Some key facts via this online petition

Howard Morgan’s van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done. The State only produced 3 of the 28 bullets shot into and taken from Howard Morgan’s body, whereby the rest of the 25 bullets could have shown whether or not the police officers who shot Mr. Morgan shot him with his own gun after taking it from him. Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question. The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.

Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder? It doesn’t make sense.
Morgan is set to be sentenced in April. More info here.

Since people insist on contacting to tell me “not all cops”, I’ll be reblogging old posts of the most egregious cases of police brutality. This isn’t about individual “nice” cops. This is about a systemic problem. Good cops are forced to tow the line or they will get dealt with. No one is denying that cops have a tough job. Who said they didn’t? Isn’t that what they signed up for? Don’t jump in the lion’s den and then complain about lions.
The case above is about a Black Chicago cop named Howard Morgan. Why his case didn’t gain national attention beats me. He was shot 28 times by fellow officers, and 21 of those shots came from behind. He survived somehow. One officer took his weapon away from him. Black cops are not safe either.

The cops werent charged either

postracialcomments:

atane:

atane:

This is a story that isn’t getting the traction in the press that it should. I posted the case about Howard Morgan not long ago here.

Morgan was a veteran police officer in Chicago. He is black. He was shot 28 times by 4 white officers. 21 of those shots were administered to the back of his body. Morgan never fired a weapon, and a witness corroborated that. In fact, one of the officers took Morgan’s weapon away from him. Morgan was acquitted of aggravated discharge of a weapon in 2007. 

Some key facts via this online petition

Howard Morgan’s van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done.

The State only produced 3 of the 28 bullets shot into and taken from Howard Morgan’s body, whereby the rest of the 25 bullets could have shown whether or not the police officers who shot Mr. Morgan shot him with his own gun after taking it from him.

Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question.

The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.

Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder? It doesn’t make sense.

Morgan is set to be sentenced in April. More info here.

Since people insist on contacting to tell me “not all cops”, I’ll be reblogging old posts of the most egregious cases of police brutality. This isn’t about individual “nice” cops. This is about a systemic problem. Good cops are forced to tow the line or they will get dealt with. No one is denying that cops have a tough job. Who said they didn’t? Isn’t that what they signed up for? Don’t jump in the lion’s den and then complain about lions.

The case above is about a Black Chicago cop named Howard Morgan. Why his case didn’t gain national attention beats me. He was shot 28 times by fellow officers, and 21 of those shots came from behind. He survived somehow. One officer took his weapon away from him. Black cops are not safe either.

The cops werent charged either

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indiwzrd:

Couldn’t have said it better.

indiwzrd:

Couldn’t have said it better.

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Call to All Kings

To all of my Kings, today I write on the subject of who you are. Strong and courageous, fearless and determined, I pray for you. The fear that we all hold for you is immeasurable. I can’t describe to you the traps that they’ve created for you; the mental slavery that we have all been in bondage to for decades, the countless amount of times we have rewarded a woman for being a Queen but never acknowledging the counterpart that’s needed to create life, today is for you. For every individual who is outraged by what is going on around us, turn that emotion in to seeds of growth. This is not the first tome they’ve threatened our culture and race, we are the strength behind human form. We are the oldest, the creators, the light, and the solution. We can and will fix this. There is a solution! Love. That simple yet that complicated at the same time. It conquers all. Not reciprocation to the blind, but love. The aggressive spirit that hovers over this land will not prevail. Once we see that, we are able to fight with power that outweighs the measurements of a gun. Once we see that without our Kings we can rule nothing we will move forward with love, power, and wisdom. I fight for you. Everyday I remind you that you are royalty even if your surroundings show peasantry. You’re stronger than they know, more competent than they want to admit to you. Fight for your life. There are Queens that depend on you! There are Queens that will fight with and for you. We win at the end. No matter what we see today or in tomorrow’s news we will prevail. ✌ & 💙 #30DayWritingExpedition #CalltoALLKings

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Day. II. III.

When I started this expedition I didn’t get why I was telling so many ppl about it. What’s for certain is that this 30 days is challenging every subconscious fear I hold in my life. All of the initiatives I have written about are waiting in the Earth realm for me to go and experience it. I love writing what I will do but I miss minute opportunities that consequently hold massive value to my timeline. I know for certain I’m not the only one. We all play fear to our destiny. Creating obstacles in our mind, failing to realize how much faith really gets us through life, attempting to handle the fate only God truly knows about… we are so divine. So wonderfully talented and gifted in ways unimaginable. Why do we enjoy the same results? Fear of failing. Fear of looking foolish. Fear of leaving what we know. Fear of whatever the world has told would kill the hope that we have. I have WONDERFUL news my Kings and Queens… We’ve ALREADY won! There is nothing God placed in us that He wants to hide from His children, and our family. I believe He will do it. Even if His fate is not what I thought, I’m more than satisfied because there’s a joy that is engraved into my DNA. Don’t allow your fear to demolish or prolong the reward of being God’s child. He wants to reward us, and every opportunity we inhale and exhale, that’s proof that He’s not done blessing us. Good day ♕♔

❝ there is a God inside of me that I cannot give up on. ❞

— Sade Harrison (via wildsultrys0ul)

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Ain’t Nothing to It But to Do It- 30 Day Writing Expedition

 last year around this time I started a 30 Day Writing Challenge. So many people say how much they don’t enjoy writing, but it’s always the excuse of it not being done enough and them not mastering the art of writing. Well, I have beautiful news for you… there is no art of writing that you cant master! it’s all from within; free, creative, and organic. the only catch to doing this is sticking with it the full 30 days. now, before you allow the repetition of excuses, I want you to think about the amount of time we all spend on things that hold no value during the 24hrs we have in our day. take that time and think about the amount of time you talk or think about things that affect you. most ppl I speak with about different issues daily normally say the same thing: “i have no one to talk to this stuff about”, or “i feel like im the only person who understands me when I speak”, and those opinions are definitely normal and okay to feel. the thing is, your language means something! what comes out of your mouth holds more value than you are willing to admit. change it up for one month. challenge yourself to move in another direction with your thoughts and words spoken. why not do what you’ve never done to see unknown results that are waiting at the end of the 30 days? so next question is, what do i write about? this is where the organic side of things come in. you write whatever you want! a poem, a sentence, a haiku, a song, journal entry, or book, i hold you to no expectations or limits! be as free as you can possibly be!

i was thinking… we’ve created challenges but how many of them are actually beneficial mentally and spiritually? i did this challenge right before i graduated from college and it strengthened me before entering the real world. there were epiphanies, failures, and  resolutions i found in those 30 days that were life changing. so, i challenge you.. and you… and the other person being nosey and looking at your screen. i dont want you to feel defeated before you even challenge your norm. now i will tag some people i feel should push themselves and they can tag individuals they feel will benefit and so on and so forth, and whether they decide to or it or not, the results are based on their effort. i’m not going to to tell you how your life will be at the end of this 30 days, but i can tell you it will be profitable. i believe this will be bigger than i think, i sure do hope so

p.s. you can write on anything! if you’re not around pen or pencil, if you’re on the park and ride and can’t write at the time, if you just would rather write it in whatever device you have, you can! i just want you to let it out ! EXPRESS YOURSELF AND ENJOY THE THERUPUTIC ADVENTURE

 @muchadoeaboutnothing crissle

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souloftheocean:

one of my favourite places - so many stories to read

souloftheocean:

one of my favourite places - so many stories to read

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regolee

regolee

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blackgirlsprettythings:

prominent-afro-history:

"Joshua Beckford learned to read fluently by the time he was two and a half and taught himself to touch-type on a computer before he could write using a pencil.
He can speak Japanese, practices medical surgery on a computer simulator and has completed more than 1,000 maths problems.”

Can we please reblog our children!!!

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kushandwizdom:

x3elizabeth:

requiredchaos:

stevensweatshirt:

relitseleirda:

jellyphile:

cas-hellodean:

poeticdarkbeauty:

youngblackandvegan:

and that’s why you don’t go around fixing people

and that’s why you don’t give up pieces of yourself to make someone else whole

We do this more than we think. Sometimes we reject those who have helped us the most. Other times, we help those who allow their egos to hide their humilities.

someONE FUCKING MAKE THAT TEDDY BEAR HAPPY BEFORE I CHOKE BECAUSE I HAVE TEARS BRIMMING MY EYES HELP ME

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it may take time but there is someone waiting to hold your hand

My tears

I’ve reblogged this already but I love it.

The best post i’ve ever seen. Wow.

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