"I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand under the weight."

Malcolm X | The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)

(Source: america-wakiewakie)

the-girl-without-ed:

nothing says hope quite like flowers growing through the cracks in concrete

beauty can rise from ashes

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack
in the concrete
Proving nature’s law is wrong it learned 2 walk
without having feet
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned 2 breathe fresh air
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else even cared!
-PAC

(Source: jonnovstheinternet)

"The Incas, the Aztecs, the Mayans, all dark-skinned Indian people, had a highly developed culture here in America, in what is now Mexico and northern South America. These people had mastered agriculture at the time when European white people were still living in mud huts and eating weeds. But white children, or black children, or grown-ups here today in America don’t get to read this in the average books they are exposed to."

Malcolm X (via american-radical)

williamfocus:

30day sketch challenge (some of the work i completed) 

Erykah Badu
Model Krystal Garner
Jill Scott
Aliyah as Akasha
Michael Ealy
Malcolm X
Grace Jones
Tupac
Mos Def
Wesley Snipes as Blade

Looking for design or illustration check out my site
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fish-dinner-connoisseur:

cultureunseen:

Samuel Leroy Jackson

December 21, 1948 (65 years strong)

hardest workin man in hollywood
fun fact: sam been in over 1600 movies

(Source: whisperintoass)

"Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust."

Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)

"Everyone grieves in different ways. For some, it could take longer or shorter. I do know it never disappears. An ember still smolders inside me. Most days, I don’t notice it, but, out of the blue, it’ll flare to life."

Maria V. Snyder, Storm Glass (via observando)

melanaholic:

God she is divine an angel.

“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.” 
― Josephine Baker