1. diasporicroots:

    Southern Cradle-Egyptian Model:

    Abundance of vital resources.

    Sedentary-agricultural.

    Gentle, idealistic, peaceful nature with a spirit of justice.

    Matriarchal family.

    Emancipation of women in domestic life.

    Territorial state.

    Xenophilia.

    Cosmopolitanism.

    Social collectivism.

    (Source: fyeahblackhistory)

     

  2. "

    I want to kiss the hands that taught my teacher how to sew,
    If we are the sun, she is the moon, we shine to reveal her glory.
    I want to read the stories her wrinkles can tell,
    Thread thru the streets of Pakistan & double stitch dance in the fabrics.

    The best part of sewing class was hearing my teacher say,
    “Say Bismillah & begin”
    Sewing teacher turned Ruma Aunty in my best accent made masterpieces,
    I sewed straight lines. For hours. For weeks. For months.
    & still haven’t gotten it right.

    “say Bismillah & begin.”
    She boasted about me like I was hers.
    Like I was another masterpiece she created.
    She’d tell clients “This is my future fashion designer”
    I’d backbite complain that I wasn’t learning anything from her.
    She told me,
    “You cannot become a designer if you cannot sew straight lines.”

    “say Bismillah & begin”
    To sew straight lines is as laborious as drunk man walking in one.
    But to live straight line is my way of life.
    In lessons of sewing I learned my most important lesson,

    “say Bismillah & begin”
    Begin to sew straight line, begin to live straight line, straight path.
    It’s all hardship & all ease,
    All favors & wondering which you’ll deny & practicing not to.
    Every second I breathe I’m making a new stitch in my life
    Human has free will;
    I am the designer of my actions.

    I know to make dua for the underpaid & slave factory workers;
    I know to make dua for Ruma Aunty & her sewing teacher,
    I know to ask Allah to allow the seconds they’ve spent in front of machines be years they spend in heaven.

    I know in every stitch of life I must “say bismillah & begin”

    "
    — The Art of Sewing Straight Lines by KingHijabPin (via modernmajesty)

    (via kinghijabpin)

     
  3. Tune in to BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE w/ DJ T Soul RIGHT NOW to listen to MY INTERVIEW y’all! LINK (www.smashmouthfm.com/live) in my BIO! #ELPJisDope #SmashmouthFM

     
     
  4. Yo everyone! Tune in to BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE w/ DJ T Soul @ 9 PM (EST) to hear dope Hip Hop and listen to MY INTERVIEW! #ELPJisDope #SmashmouthFM

     
  5. "Need any help ma’am?"
    (smile) “With what?” #KnowledgePower #RainyDayz

     
     
  6. [insert deep caption w/ flower metaphor..]

     
  7. theboondockstv:

    Top Boondocks Quotes #16 (Season 1, Episode 3).  New season returns to [adult swim] on Mon, 4/21.

    (via jeijiko)

     
  8. Andrew Garfield visits kids dressed as Spider-Man at Kids’ City, London (April 8, 2014)

    (Source: andrewgarfielddaily, via lotusrootsoup)

     
  9. (Source: filmchrist, via lotusrootsoup)

     
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  11. j-e-r-a:

    microraptoria:

    Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

    HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

    HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

    The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

    This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7, but instead talking about Miley Cyrus or the biggest videos on Vine.

    (Source: itstonybetch, via lotusrootsoup)

     
  12. Get active.. #PSA

     
     
  13. Get active.. #PSA

     
     
  14. Somewhere in G–Town.. #Allah #Graffiti

     
  15. … cuhz plays Frederick Douglass too. #maafa @conscious_brother