You won’t believe what just happened to me
my girl caught me looking at another girls ass-topiece.
I’m not going to cry
so you may as well laugh at me,
but I ain’t going to lie
been moping around for some days now.
Lost in a world of reflection
Still trying to find my way round
I can play the blame game
but that’s not how I get down
because pound for pound
I’m hands down
the slyest guy around.
million naira question is how
do I go about like
What do I do now?
she won’t answer my calls
when all I want to say is i’m down for the cause
I’m begging please
down all on all fours like a dog
The cause being us.
The truth being trust.
The lie being lust.
Affecting all of us.
Us being young black males.
Feigns for an ass
break our necks to see that shit when a girl walk past.
Homogeneity and the rise of individualism will always be an interesting topic of conversation to me.
Glass of water to drink whilst I’m in the pool,
eating seafood whilst I’m by the sea.
Smoking green to get my high on the plane.
give pain and pleasure
Love is likewise
All the same.
I think the problem is that many people in America think that racism is an attitude. And this is encouraged by the capitalist system. So they think that what people think is what makes them a racist. Racism is not an attitude.
If a white man wants to lynch me, that’s his problem. If he’s got the power to lynch me, that’s my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it’s a question of power.
Racism gets its power from capitalism. Thus, if you’re anti-racist, whether you know it or not, you must be anti-capitalist. The power for racism, the power for sexism, comes from capitalism, not an attitude.
You cannot be a racist without power. You cannot be a sexist without power. Even men who beat their wives get this power from the society which allows it, condones it, encourages it. One cannot be against racism, one cannot be against sexism, unless one is against capitalism."
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) answering a question about racism, sexism, and capitalism.
uugh yes perfect
When I was younger, I wish someone had told me straight-up that not all adults experience “a calling”. That many of them never find particular purpose in a career. That sometimes, their job is just what pays the bills and they have to seek satisfaction and fulfillment elsewhere.
Because as an adult, this pervasive notion that there exists a perfect path for everyone, that people should love what they do, and that work is meant to function as a vehicle for fulfilling a person’s grand life destiny is not only inaccurate for many of us, it can be toxic.
The ideal is so ingrained that I have to remind myself constantly I’m not a failure because I don’t adore my job, and because I’m not rocking the world with my work. That is okay.
Sometimes, work is just work. There isn’t always a perfect career path, magically waiting to be discovered. There might not be this THING you were born to do. Sometimes, you discover that what you really want to be when you grow up is “paid”.
— Osho (via perfectkaleidoscopicbeauty)
Like I as a black woman have had to identify with white women, and their relationships my entire life.
And it’s gonna hurt you for ten seconds to watch a television show or movie where a black man/black woman are working out their relationship.
Or just have a black woman in…