"I feel very fortunate to be in this position, and I know that it means more to people because I am an African and I am dark-skinned. In many ways me being on the scene is doing for little girls everywhere what Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg did for me. My world exploded by them being on screen. Hopefully I will inspire and be meaningful to other people."
Couldn’t stay Asleep this morning so I became productive. After a workout, I played with my sewing machine and created this: high waist shorts with pockets from a strapless printed dress!
I’M UPSET! I’M PERPLEXED! I’M DISSAPOINTED! I’M ENRAGED! What is the value of the life of a young black male in our increasingly exploitative society? That a killer, in George Zimmerman still has a voice? I have lost ALL hope in the judgment of our media. Our celebrity culture pulls no punches in celebrating the justifiably famous and the repulsively infamous. This sickens me to know that there are individuals that would even stoop to the lowest depths of desperation to answer to the request of this imbecile; a disgrace to humanity, to engage in a “celebrity” boxing match. Often times the best response to folly is to ignore it’s existence. Yes, he was acquitted of the serious charges brought up against him, but have we no respect for the memory of one Trayvon Martin? I will never watch this travesty! Sorry folks but this is a disgrace and evidence that our culture increasingly has no boundaries. An utter disregard for the delicacy of life and the decency required to memorialize incidents of injustice all in an attempt for ratings!!! This makes me sick. SIGH!!
Abiola Oke. (via curvesincolor)
On the left is what the American Media should be promoting and pushing to Americans, but on the right is what they promote to keep you off-balanced and obedient.
Equality has nothing to do with the whites. We don’t want to be equal with the white man. He is not the criteria or yard stick by which equality is measured.
Malcolm X Interview at UC Berkeley (1963)