CULTIVATE! EMPOWER! CHANGE!

Cultivating awareness so that we may become the change we want to see in the world one day

“Usually, when people talk about the “strength” of black women they are referring to the way in which they perceive black women coping with oppression. They ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation.”

Victoria's Secret needs to feature more models of color in store advertisement

I’ve started the petition “Victoria’s Secret Stores, Inc: Models of color need to be featured in store advertisements.” and need your help to get it off the ground.

Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the link:

http://www.change.org/petitions/victoria-s-secret-stores-inc-models-of-color-need-to-be-featured-in-store-advertisements

oscarlearnoscarteach:

Fill a bag with random items and then get your pupils to write their own story! 

oscarlearnoscarteach:

Fill a bag with random items and then get your pupils to write their own story! 

Syria. It’s not just what’s in all the media.

Syria. It’s not just what’s in all the media.

Let’s play a little game. You have less than 3 seconds to think about the answer to the following question. Be honest. What are the first 5 words that come to your mind when I say: Syria?

Now, does any one of those words that came to your mind relate to: revolution, civil war, killing civilians, protests?

When overwhelmed by the media, sometimes art helps to counterbalance all of the misery you hear about in the world. Sometimes, videographers show you the other side. Ruslan Fedotow does just that.

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”

—   Mother Theresa (via quotedojo)

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blackhistoryseries:

#Art Ralph Ellison Tribute #BlackHistory #AmericanHistory #Education

blackhistoryseries:

#Art Ralph Ellison Tribute #BlackHistory #AmericanHistory #Education

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50 years after King, hidden racism lives on

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“To live in diaspora is to be haunted by histories that sit uncomfortably out of joint, ambivalently ahead of their time and yet behind it too. It is to feel a small tingle on the skin at the back of your neck and know that something is not quite right about where you are now, but to know also that you cannot leave. To be un-homed is a process. To be unhomely is a state of diasporic consciousness.”

—   Lily Cho, The Turn to Diaspora (via et—cetera)

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emboldenedbytruth:

Estate of Mind….please listen to the words that are coming out of his mouth!