Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part IV)
And now for the side show… the STL County Council/police fail at being empathetic, and tone deaf white people are tone deaf (and white). #staywoke #farfromover
"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart."
How come the word holocaust never seems to get used next to these types of pictures?
All #MCM from here on out will be other races/ethnicities from here on out!!!
Im lying…but this is a great point though! 💅
lol i hate when people say stuff like this black men do not hate black women thats a small minority dont make it seem like its all of us theres black couples errywhere
It’s not a small minority like please come back to planet earth
Idk what y’all seeing but on the east coast it’s all black love 👀
This isn’t a regional thing.
We’re talking about years of nation-wide misogynoir; the black women having to be in the back of the struggle, black women having to keep taking Ls in the name of the struggle, black women having to be the strong/mule/mammies, the masculinization of black women perpetuated by black men, black women being abused/killed by their black men partners (you saw how niggas responded to Ray Rice), the black men blaming domestic violence on being provoked by lack women, black women being told that all they’re good for are their bodies, black women being dismissed when non-black women wear/obtain those same features, all these celebrities talking shit about black women/dark-skinned women, black men dating/marrying non-black in disproportionate numbers, black men being the only race that have an aversion to their women (as dating studies demonstrate), all the niggas talking shit on twitter/tumblr (don’t go for the they’re just a few looking for laughs-look at their retweets, look at the number of black men agreeing with them), all the black men with tumblrs who don’t have any pics of black women on their blogs (maybe a few if they pass the paper bag test), the ankh niggas reducing all problems black people face on black women, the lack of reciprocity for issues that black women face, shit like “ruin a black girl’s day” (no other race of men does this!), the culture of infidelity (side chicks?)
I’m not saying black love doesn’t exist. I want to believe it does. But there’s a lot of shit that black men need to sort out. There’s a lot of shit that’s not balanced.
😦😧 this changed my perspective
Hmph. Interesting. Huh?
"The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that … and we all should be too."
How to Develop Your Gifts by Joyce Meyer
People ask me all the time how to discover & develop the gifts God has given them. Here are a few helpful steps that I’ve discovered:
1. Focus on the strengths God gave you. Concentrating on your strengths will help you fulfill the calling God has out on your life.
2. Exercise your gift. Find something you like to do & that you do well, & do it over & over again. Want to know what will happen? You will feel better about yourself because you won’t be constantly failing.
3. Have the courage to be different. Unhappiness comes when you try to be like everyone else rather than embracing the unique person that you are.
4. Learn to cope with criticism. Have enough confidence in who you are in Christ that you can listen to others & be open to change without feeling you have to agree with their viewpoint or attain their approval.
God has planted greatness in you. Let today be the beginning of a great adventure as you step into the gifts He’s given you.
God is constantly calling us to higher places in Him. He wants us to know Him more. He wants us to know His ways, walk in His ways, and experience His victory.
The apostle Paul said in Philippians that he was pressing on toward the goal of Christ’s calling. How did he press forward? In verse 13 he says, “One thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.” See, in order to press forward, we have to let go of the weight of the past. We let go by forgiving and choosing not to dwell on things that can hold us back. We have to lighten our load, so to speak, so that we can rise higher in the things God has for us.
Today, if you are struggling in an area, ask God what you need to let go of. Sometimes, we need to let go of the good as well as the bad. “Good” can be the very thing that keeps you from “great.” Let go of the past, forgive, and press forward and upward to the prize of the high calling of Jesus Christ!
(Source: free-your-mind, via spiritualinspiration)
A letter to a friend:
You took on that special project at work and it failed, miserably. Well, I have won at a lot of things, but I have failed at much more. Because of this, I have learned to embrace failure because failure has never failed to deliver me from something. Through failure I have learned to discard behavior and attitudes that no longer service me. I have learned to conquer fears. I have strengthened and matured. Failure has always brought me the gift needed to prepare me for the next win. And there is ALWAYS another win waiting for us on the horizon.
Failure is not a curse, it’s an awakening;)
Jada Pinkett Smith