portraitsofboston:

“I wrote a poem.”“Could you recite it for me? I want to record you.”“My name is Willie Baker. This is a poem I wrote. It’s called ‘Reasons Why.’ And the poem is this: Because of what we are.”“What’s the underlying meaning?”“When you ask yourself, Why? Why is this happening? Why is there hate? Why do we hurt each other? Why racism? Why love? Why this? Why that? It’s because of what we are.”

portraitsofboston:

“I wrote a poem.”
“Could you recite it for me? I want to record you.”
“My name is Willie Baker. This is a poem I wrote. It’s called ‘Reasons Why.’ And the poem is this: Because of what we are.”
“What’s the underlying meaning?”
“When you ask yourself, Why? Why is this happening? Why is there hate? Why do we hurt each other? Why racism? Why love? Why this? Why that? It’s because of what we are.”

No Mystery Here

Probably the most un-Scorpio thing about me.

I will almost always share how I feel or what I am thinking with you.

I’m very open.

So if something regarding me completely blindsides you…

Most likely, you just weren’t paying attention.

Paid some bills.

I do like that feeling.  And I was able to bargain shop for some much needed work clothes for myself.  

It’s not fun working in a luxury shop when you’re looking like you haven’t picked up a new shirt since 2009.

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Kids had a GREAT summer. Thanks to everyone that helped out. I still have all that debt to pay off, so any help at all is welcome. Anything left over after things are paid off will go directly to an account for childcare for next summer.

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thoughtsofablackgirl:

Victims of sexual assault expect privacy. But 16-year-old Jada was violated all over again once explicit images from her rape surfaced on Twitter. So Jada decided to take her story public.

“There’s no point in hiding,” the Houston teen tells KHOU. “Everybody has already seen my face and my body, but that’s not what I am and who I am.”

I’m sharing this because certain people on twitter  NEEDS TO BE STOP! Specially the ignorant side of black twitter! Every time something bad happen to a young black women or black girl twitter is quickly to explode it into something bigger! And Jada story is one of them! She’s a 16 yearls high school student she could be your sister,cousin, neighbor, or classmate! This tragic thing happened to her and these ignorant people on twitter looking for followers exploit this to point where the disgusting hashtag was created #jadapose. People tweeting pictures of themselves in the pose in which Jada was found! What I find even worse about this its that a lot of the people doing these poses are young black men and women. Something like this happen to someone who could possibly be your sister and instead of asking for justice you rather create a new meme? And some of them even argue “oh how do you know she got rape?” Does it matter? a picture of an underage girl laying on the floor looking like she’s passed out is not something be laughed at EVER! Like ”A rape victim’s trauma is not grounds for a new internet meme. Pls do not partake in such ignorance. Report pictures.”

I’m happy and proud of Jada for speaking and not letting this disgusting thing becoming any bigger

Which brings me to what I’m trying to ask or say here when will sexual assault towards black girls and young black women will be taking serious by young black people?

i truly don’t understand what kind of world we live in.

This is absolutely horrific and abhorrent. Look at how few notes this has. Now watch as the so-called feminists and defenders of women on this site stay silent. The black woman’s body has no value to this society except for how it can be exploited and dehumanized. This is straight up misogynoir. This is an egregious act. This shows how sick our culture is. Rape culture is so pervasive and normalized that many will see nothing wrong with this new meme, much like as was the case with ‘Trayvoning’ (though that was white and non-Black POC racialized violence). This is also why I stay off of twitter.

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