This is a Gabby Douglas appreciation blog.
theafrosistuh: this one too LOVE GABBY DOUGLAS!
Someone seriously commented that the “Fab 5”, meaning the American gymnasts, don’t have the “it” factor because they don’t have enough personality and aren’t beautiful enough….. But they’re 15-18 years old. WOW
You start out in 1954 by saying “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968, you can’t say...– Lee Atwater, a head republican strategist, in an anonymous interview in 1981. He is admitting that republicans use coded-language to appeal to the racists in their base. Because, as he always said, “people vote their fears.” Lee, who would eventually become the head of the Republican National...
Yet again, my Faith was questioned for standing up for and with LGBTQ people when it comes to same sex marriage. And my stance is still unchanged. How can I claim to be a Christian, a person claiming to love my neighbor as myself, do everything with love and most importantly LOVE ALL regardless yet deny this group a basic right? I’ll never understand… SN: I should note that this...
I AM →
ascensionawareness: The key phrase to the Root chakra is I Am, the most powerful phrase in the English language. When Moses asked for the name of God, he was told “I AM THAT I AM.” Later, when Moses was given the Ten Commandments, the third stated “Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” Contrary to popular belief, this does not mean it is wrong to damn God. How can you damn an...
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?– Rumi (via igivemyselfaway)
What people don't understand because of the way... →
hamburgerjack: Was that in many cases, in addition to trying to get people to vote and organizing people for marches or other cases of Civil Disobedience Most of the “civil rights” movement was organization of neighborhoods and people To help each other. To help the poor. To find jobs, to keep lights on, to feed children, to clothe children. And adults. Shut out of the system, shut down by...
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and...– Dr. Seuss
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what...– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be...– Brené Brown
I want love to be simple. I want to trust without thinking. I want to be...– Jewel Kilcher (via thelittleyellowdiary)
knowledge equals black power: What people don't... →
hamburgerjack: Was that in many cases, in addition to trying to get people to vote and organizing people for marches or other cases of Civil Disobedience Most of the “civil rights” movement was organization of neighborhoods and people To help each other. To help the poor. To find jobs,…
Reporters Know What the 'Voter ID' Push Is Really... →
reagan-was-a-horrible-president: underpromise: Does any journalist who is not an overt shill for the right actually believe that Republicans are pushing voter ID laws because they’re concerned about voter fraud? No, of course not. And for good reason. Voter fraud simply isn’t a problem in this country. Studies have definitively debunked the voter fraud myth time and again. By contrast,...
By overthrowing me, they only cut down the trunk of the tree of liberty of...– Toussaint Louverture (via tamu-ya-asali)
When discouraged, choose hope; when criticized, choose humility; when hurt,...– Cory Booker
slavery did not end 400 years ago →
bankuei: pityplease: coldeyesthatburn: slavery ended 147 years ago still fairly recent in history ima need white folks to stop coming with these redic large numbers so they can feel better about saying get over it Not to mention freed slaves were forced to buy, live and…