bushwick, 2014


So last night cops arrested 7 protesters, then turned to the rest of the protesters and told them “we’ll release them without bond if you leave (stop protesting)”

They literally turned their own dubiously legal arrests into a hostage situation. They took hostages. Ferguson PD is a terrorist organization and they aren’t even trying to hide that fact any more.

Look at this









You can donate to protesters’ legal defense and bail here

(Source: twitter.com, via we-ownthesky)


Fashion & Philanthropy: Dominique Drakeford
Dominique Drakeford is the CEO and Founder of a Brooklyn-based, two-tier company in fashion PR and community development called Drake Natural.  At 24 years old, Dominique received a B.A. in Environmental Management and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Fashion from New York University. Raised in Oakland, California and currently living in New York City, Dominique specializes in providing spectacular wardrobes for those in her community while sending love and positivity into neighborhoods. With over 5 years of experience in the fashion industry, appearing in several magazines, she’s not out of steam yet!
"Black women already have a strong presence when we walk in the room. Make sure what comes out of your mouth and the energy you put into the atmosphere is just as strong and beautiful…."
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Nobody fuckin wit her schmoney dance

this is for girls with skin
struggling to find themselves
trying so hard to fit in
for women
with midnight gorgeousness
who carry earth in their veins

you are everything
you are everything
you are everything
much more.

- Ijeoma Umebinyuo (via theijeoma)

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Photo by Ian Bruce Huntley, Cape Town, South Africa c. 1970
We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better. - C. JoyBell C. (via kushandwizdom)

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"Innovation requires courage."
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