I don’t think God would give me these talents and gifts, and let me go...– LeVance Rucker
You’re sittin’ there while they’re putting the rope around...– Malcolm X on the Ku Klux Klan
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about...
I was a party last week when I was talking with this girl I know named Callie. I was telling her about a certain girl and describing how cool she was. Callie interrupted me in the middle of this and said “Does she deserve you?” It threw me off guard. That question alone, not an answer, changed my perspective on how to think about my self worth.
It wasn’t just one upward climb, there were no moments of profound insight...– LeVance Rucker
You don’t have to like Barack Obama, but you do have to admit that he is...
Great scene from The Godfather
Johnny Fontane: [discussing his problems] I don’t know what to do, Godfather. My voice is weak, it’s weak. Anyway, if I had this part in the picture, it puts me right back on top, you know. But this… this man out there. He won’t give it to me, the head of the studio. Don Corleone: What’s his name? Don Corleone: Woltz. He said there’s no chance, no chance…...
Naps…I take that– Mr. Deshawn Raw
"Why is it that pretty girls think they can treat...
riellevobi: Hmph. I ain’t hideous and it’s always, always been some ugly ass mutherfucker that’s treated me like shit so I guess it’s about perspective and experience. Interesting exchange.
Her white friend said “You niggas crazy” I hope no one heard...– Drake (Marvin’s Room)
It’s so easy to demonize someone for saying something that you don’t like, saying something offensive, hurtful or something we don’t agree with. I’m guilty of this too. There’s something for me to work on.
Bitches exist. And so do women. I’d only be disrespectful if I used bitch to describe every woman. I know in my heart that’s not the case.
Tupac may have been the closest thing we’ve had to Malcolm X. Two black men who knew that the fight for equality and justice were bigger than them, and they were ready to die for the cause.
Sometimes I look at younger folks and think “I really used to be a teenager?”
WRITE ME A LETTER (anonymous or not)
Dear ______, I ____ you. You have a nice ______. You make me _______. You should _______. Someday I will ______. You + me = ________. If I saw you now I’d __________. I want to ________ you. I would build a _______ just for you. If I could sing you any song it would be _________. We could __________ under the stars. Love, _______________ (P.S. ______________.) PLEASE PLEASE...
That scary moment after you beat somebody’s ass and they start crying and wanting to fight you again, and you back off. My childhood.
It’s true that we don’t know what we have until it’s gone....– LeVance Rucker
My journey on this earth has made me realize that the only time that someone...– This was someone’s comment I saw on a video of Malcolm X on YouTube. For some reason I found it very profound. It touched something inside of me, but I don’t know what. Or why.
Jon Reed on the Myths and Tactics of Influence:... →
jononinfluence: One of the biggest problems right now for anyone who is trying to put food on the table in the attention economy is the proliferation of noise. How do you break through? For some, it’s a vacant (and unlikely) pursuit of celebrity, Kardashian style. Once a certain level of celebrity is achieved,…
Look how they massacred my boy.– Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) One of the saddest movie lines I’ve ever heard. Just heartbreaking.
My past is filled with all the “atrocities” that a lot of white America can’t stand, all of those things hated about the hip hop culture. Drugs, murder, being poor, bitches and hoes who don’t take care of their kids. It’s a part of my story.
When people judge us for something we’ve said or done, we wish they’d know why we did or said what we did, and maybe they’d ease up. And just think how hard it can be for us to be that understanding of other people when they say or do something that puts them in the spotlight to be judged.
On Writing...Poetry vs. Rap
Whenever I write poetry, it is usually very articulate, it’s about love and about pain. But when I write rap lyrics, I write with the voice of the streets that is still alive in my blood. It’s a part of me, a part of my story I never got to tell or express. A lot of people just see black or a proper nigga.
Any time you live in a society supposedly based upon law, and it doesn’t...
Ever since I was a kid I’ve always had this nagging feeling of being very different from people my age, and because of it, I could never quite crack the glass to connect with them like other people can. That feeling had never left me, and sometimes I feel incredibly lonely.
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I really feel like we need to STOP focusing on getting White folks to understand...– Damone Williams. (via theblacksophisticate)
Despite the fact that a majority of couples these...
Girls want sex just as bad as boys do.
Finally! Someone else sees this!
When I’m born I’m black, when I grow up I’m black, when I’m in the sun I’m...– Malcolm X….Brudda, brudda! You speek da truth!
pilgrimsoulinme: My brother got engaged yesterday. He popped the question halfway around the world. My mom and dad are there for the engagement ceremony. In Korea, when a couple gets engaged, there’s a big ceremony—just like a wedding. The bride even gets dressed up in a white dress with a bouquet and they take pictures and everything. I found out on Facebook. Ain’t that a bitch.
That awkward moment when the teacher praises you in front of the whole class,...– LeVance Rucker
You’d better start shouting the victory somewhere. You’re alive. You’ve got a...– Lisa (A woman I’ve just met told me she said this to a woman who wanted to give up living after being diagnosed with cancer.)
You have the right to say ‘Yes I do trust. I trust myself.’– Blue Valentine
"Namaste, bitch!": Types of Fools →
zorascreation: The White Apologist: “I’m so, so sorry for what my ancestors did to yours, man! It really breaks me down sometimes thinking about how despicable we were to you guys! Please forgive us!” The Faux-Humanist: “Stop talking about race. We’re all just human.” The Martin-Lover: …