Ivy Taylor becomes the first African American mayor of San Antonio

daniellemertina:

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Congratulations to Ivy Taylor, who was elected this week and made history as the first ever African American mayor of San Antonio, Texas! On Tuesday Taylor announced her plans to improve the city, and said, “I’ve always been committed to working with everyone in our community, even though we may not always agree on every issue.” 

And of course she’s a Delta :) 

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c0caino:

Take your age and add 5 to it. That is your age in 5 years.

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book-choco-loco:

Woops, there it is. (x)
  • The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
  • The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
  • The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
  • The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
  • The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
  • The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
  • The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
  • The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day
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writeswrongs:

This week I covered the story of Herman L. Brame, a local Black historian, author, and lecturer who has. I’m also excited because this is my first sports byline. Brame examines racism against Blacks in athletics here in Oregon his new book “The Long Ebony Line.” Read it here!
fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Unlike the beautiful 6-year old Jonbenett Ramsey who received coverage all over the media - every tabloid, newspaper, news channel, talk show, 7-year old Aiyana Stanley was killed by a police officer during a raid while she was sleep and her murder received very little coverage.
Police, searching for a murder suspect, threw a flash grenade through the window of her family’s apartment around midnight. According to Aiyana’s father, it landed on the couch, setting Aiyana on fire. A police officer’s gun then went off, and shot Aiyana in the neck.
Aiyana was asleep on the living room sofa in her family’s apartment when Detroit police, searching for a homicide suspect, burst in and an officer’s gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the neck, family members said.
Her father, 25-year-old Charles Jones, told The Detroit News he had just gone to bed early Sunday after covering his daughter with her favorite blanket when he heard a flash grenade followed by a gunshot. When he rushed into the living room, he said, police forced him to lie on the ground, with his face in his daughter’s blood.
“I’ll never be the same. That’s my only daughter,” Jones told.
We haven’t forgotten about you baby. R.I.P.
daretobeblack:

King with the nappy hair rising the fist #Chicago #summer #streetart
daretobeblack:

GREEN #summer #Chicago #streetart

sentimental-sanity:

clonesbians:

weloveshortvideos:

Guy’s Review of Right Guard Deodorant Ends Unexpectedly

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This is GOLD

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Actual things that should be done with plantations

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

the-uncensored-she:

blexicana:

elegantly-tasteless:

-burn them all to the ground

- sacred museums telling the actual history of slavery not glorifying the lives of slave owners

-genetic testing/ ancestry mapping sites for Black Americans

Why…

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unamusedsloth:

Pitbull and deer become running buddies
black-culture:

Signal Boost for Gabrielle for Miss North Carolina USA, who is just $300 short of her goal!


Hello family, friends and potential sponsors! My name is Gabrielle Dominique Hunter and I am representing the beautiful city of Greensboro as Miss Greensboro USA 2015 in this years Miss North Carolina USA 2015 pageant! To become Miss North Carolina USA would not just be a small victory for me personally, but more importantly I want to be Miss North Carolina USA because I want to be a role model for not only young girls in this state but all children aspiring to be something bigger than themselves. Competing in such an elite competition as Miss North Carolina will not only challenge me mentally, but physically and emotionally. I want to be an example that ” hard work is rewarded”, a message I want to send to the young students of North Carolina. Through this website I am kindly asking for your monetary support in becoming the next Miss North Carolina USA; no matter how big or small the donation I am forever thankful for all of the love and support on my journey!
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