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White folks: black people need to address all of this black-on-black crime and other issues in black communities!

Black people: ok we'll make programs to uplift our communities like programs for black youth and scholarships for black college students

White folks: that's so racist! You people need to stop segregating yourselves and giving yourselves special treatment if you want to fix all these problems!

Black people: ok you're welcome to invest in our communities as well and help create a better future for our kids.

White folks: wow you people are always asking for handouts! Why don't you fix your own problems instead of expecting us to fix them for you?

Black people: .....
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Yeah, most people only know about the statistics that reinforce their beliefs ;) And, heck, usually they just assume the statistics reinforce their beliefs...
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At the RVA Black Lives Matter march and rally!
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Looks like a lot going on, but I definitely will try to go to this!
#BlackLivesMatter #TimeToDoSomething #ThisNeedsToEnd
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That's a damn shame that this is a real warning on a dollar store toy gun. How these bright red and neon green water shooters can be "mistaken" for real weapons is a major issue! At least there's a warning. Was this in place before or after Tamir Rice? 🤔
 
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THISPRODUCT MAY BE MISTAKEN FOR A REAL FIREARM BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OR OTHERS. Altering the coloration or marking required by state or federal law so as to make this product look more like a real firearm is dangerous and may be a crime. Brandishing or displaying this product in public may cause confusion and may be a crime.
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*Natural Hair Lovers: I apologize for the wrong "community" to which this was originally posted.
In hind site, its all good because the natural hair community is full of mothers who purchase these toys but fail to recognize the "perceived" threat to our children's safety.
Thank you +Scarlet Empress​ for reposting this.
Be Aware . Keep them safe.
Don't unintentionally set your child up to be a target of over fearful concerned citizen Q.
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I discovered the real Nina Simone through a documentary on Netflix last week. Ever since, I've been wondering why I haven't heard of her before this year.

This fascinating woman is relatable, flawed, talented, and bold. Her music helped to shape and frame the Civil Rights Movement, but unlike Marvin Gaye and other artists, her unapologetically black songs are not being played on the radio. Occasionally I will hear her more popular blues hits like Feeling Good, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, and I Put a Spell On You, but hardly ever do I hear Strange Fruit or Mississippi Goddam. Why is that? Was it because her then unchecked bipolarism had her speaking with no filter or care of backlash? It's hard to say. It is true that Ms. Simone regularly spoke to the audience encouraging the black members to rise up and fight with deadly force. It's also true that because of her speeches, promoters were afraid to book her. Did the politics of the time also banned her from radio play? Perhaps. Nevertheless, she is still adored by fans worldwide and her music still has significance to those who hear it today.

This song is my new obsession and now personal motto: "To be young, gifted, and black is where its at!" I plan to pass this message of self-love and empowerment to my daughter.

#YoungGiftedAndBlack
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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to find some EOs (essential oils) to make some products/build a regime with, but I'm having a hard time finding them. I don't really want to shop online for them either, and both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's failed to have all I need.

Any advice where I can find #KukuiOil, #JamaicanBlackCastorOil, and #MarulaOil in Virginia for a reasonable price? I live closer to Richmond and Charlottesville.

Thanks!
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🎶It's time! Time to make a change! We are the people who can do it!🎶
 
If we stop giving them our money what do you think will happen? We don't know do we?

Share reshare and keep the momentum going.

We tried everything else let's see if hurting pockets open ears! 
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Not sure if Beyoncé said this or not, but that's not the point here.

This country is nearly rendering me speechless. Every week, there's something more to add to the ever-growing list of shit being aimed at black and other POC communities. It's literally breathtaking.

And then Dallas happened.

I believe that this will soon be the norm. Retaliation. Vengeance. Ignorance and ignore-ance. A cycle of violence that begets resentment and more violence. You kill us, we kill you, and on and on and on.

What are our protests doing? Why march for no change? Where is the organization and leadership needed in these times? I don't want a hotep like Farrakhan or a womanizer like Jackson. This is not the time for a self-serving "leader" to make himself feel better for saying something. Now is the time for action. Words are pretty, but we need to do something else other than talk. It's time to take our emotions, frustrations, and legitimate anger and channel it into bills, legislation, and laws. The awareness is prevalent, not what will we do with it?

Aldermans, councilmen, city officials. Listen to those who voted for you. Do your duty to fully REPRESENT ALL of your constituents. Be the leaders they thought you were. Make something happen. Otherwise, what's your purpose? Your position requires you to be from and for the people and your people are dying and crying out for justice. No more flowery speeches and paper-thin promises. Do your fucking job!

For once, I want solutions and answers. I'm over all this.
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Co-signing, because that was some real shit he said here!

Activism requires so much of and from you. Money to help families of victims, money to travel to be in places like Flint, MI or Ferguson or Baltimore, money to make sure your affairs at home are still taken care of while you're out taking care of others; time needed to be in the streets, courthouses, protest rallies; time to take off work to give your all for free, time to dedicate to the eradication of a corrupt system.

Not everyone can do this on a consistent basis, or at all. Personally, I want to be out there, raising my voice for awareness, and decrying that enough is enough, because it is. I used to feel bad about not going to places like Baltimore or sending cases of water to Flint or donating to victims of police neglect and murder on GoFundMe. Then, I realized that I have a life here that also requires a lot of my time and money. I have a daughter, a job, I'm paying for school, and many other obligations that hinder me from doing the perceived "good work" of "real" activism. I was called out by my younger sister a few months ago for "doing nothing." But, what she doesn't realize is that talking to her and those around me, spreading ideas, educating and reeducating myself and others on these issues, and being a "keyboard warrior" IS doing something!

I don't have to march to show others I'm over this nonsense. I can speak up wherever I am, call out friends and family on bullshit rhetoric, and open discussions on these vital conversations. Online activism is just as powerful, and actually faster and more effective. Video and commentary can go viral in seconds. Organizing groups and rallies can take hours, not days. Using the Internet to further the cause is not only smart, it's necessary. It's NEEDED to make the changes we seek and force others to recognize our seriousness.

I wear the label Keyboard Warrior proudly.

Here's the article that my favorite blogger wrote:
"The Love Life of an Asian Guy" said:
Let me say something real quick about folks who dismiss "online activism" because, "You're not there in person, marching in the streets!"

First off, you're stepping on paper-thin floors with that bullshit because:

1.) It's ableist to assume all activists can just get up and march or stand around Central Park and pass out fliers. Some activists have speech or mobility disabilities that prevent them doing the "work" that you seem to deem "good work."

2.) It's classist because in-person activism takes TIME and/or MONEY. Sorry, sweety, but some activists have families to take care of and 9-5 jobs. Trust me, if I had the time I'd LOVE to be out in person speaking behind a megaphone. If I had a fuckton of money I'd LOVE to drop a few thousand on a cause I care about.

I have neither, and so do a lot of the "online activists" you shit on.

Besides that, you need to put some fucking respect on the online activist community. How do you think folks got the idea to boycott "Stonewall," "Gods of Egypt," "Exodus," and "Ghost in the Shell"?

I GUARANTEE YOU it wasn't from some dude standin' on a soapbox in front of Denny's.

Beyond that, do you realize how many racist folks POC have managed to get fired via social media? Do you realize how many ideas spread? Do you realize how much video footage of police brutality (aka, EVIDENCE) spreads through the web?

Sorry, but activism in 2016 = SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVISM. There is a need for both physical and digital activism and they should work in tandem.

Also... the Black Lives Matter organization, aka, the new leaders of the new Civil Rights Movement, was started online by a team of Black women.
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Wow, Jesse Williams. Your unflinching truth bomb Sunday night was awe-inducing. Shocking? No. Controversial? No. It was unbridled, pure, and much-needed.

It's not our place to cater to white feelings when talking about our issues with this country. We didn't create nor accept this CURRENT system of injustice and oppression. In addition, in this information age where every speck of history and knowledge are literally at your fingertips, I expect any non-Black (hell, non-POC) person to educate yourself before asking your friends ridiculous questions.

No, you can not wear cornrows and dreads. No, you can not say the n-word. No, you can not call anyone or anything ratchet or ghetto. No, you do not get a pass or a "card" because of your friends, future/ex-lovers, or children.

This battle cry, this barbaric yawp, this call to action was heard clearly and well-received.

Damn...I need to do more.
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Sha, Shay, Sha-Sha, Lady V, Vegeta, Scarlet Empress, Scarlet
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Only Google could get me to join a social networking site...
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If you know me, you know I absolutely abhor social networking! However, I do love Google...
And so here I am.

I'm about to enter into my late 20s (glee!), I'm working, have a daughter in grade school, and still love to be goofy and have fun. I really haven't changed much, which, depending on who you talk to, isn't a bad thing!
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Dropped the relaxer and became a natural GODDESS in '09, Graduated with my Associates in '13
Education
  • University of Richmond
    Liberal Arts, 2014 - present
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Comm Coll
    Mathematics
    Graduated in 2013
  • PVCC
    2011
  • Louisa County High School
    1999 - 2003
  • Longwood University
    2003 - 2004
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