From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: A social security number, a gender, a race, a profession or an I.Q. I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in, rather than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies? Would we still be able to exist if we were authentically 'un-contained'?
reposting for all these pesky new arrivals.
I actually fall in line with the above gif, pretty closely….so….y’know…
follow if you want
omg, I’ve been looking for this damned ass post for the longest time
Fuck public school education
Wait forreal? This is real? She’s not talking about Obama is she?
This really threw me for loop, dawg. I thought she was from another country lol.
I’m gonna pretend that she is.
Bright side: dumb people are usually happier than intelligent people.
May be cliche but “ignorance is bliss”.
I can’t even…. SMH
Chokwe Lumumba was a True activist and a Leader in the Black Community his whole life with some great achievements. He Changed his name to Chokwe Lumumba to rid himself of what he called his slave name and pay homage to the great Leader Patrice Lumumba whom he was inspired by. Chokwe became a lawyer and fought injustice using the law in his favor, he was jailed, fined, and dis barred a few times because of racism and the fact that he would not bite his tongue. When he was reinstated as a Lawyer he freed countless Black people that were wrongfully imprisoned thorghout the years. Chokwe was the lawyer for Assata Shakur and later he successfully defended Tupac Shakur and got him acquitted for the assault of 2 police officers that were brutalizing a homeless Man in Atlanta.
Chokwe was once the Vice President of the Republic of New Afrika Movement during the late 60’s that pushed for all of Southeastern American states to be renamed New Afrika and become an independent Nation and receive reparations for slavery along with citizenship, military, political, and economic freedom for Black people as well.
He most recently was the Mayor of Jackson, MI. where he won that election in 2013 despite him being an underdog. As Soon as he got into office he took a stance against gentrification, allowing Black Communities to maintain their households. Chokwe used his credentials and knowledge to fight racism and injustice from the inside as a mayor and a lawyer. I wanted to write about Chokwe Lumumba for a while now and when I found out that he very recently passed away suspiciously and unexpectedly as he was making great change in Jackson, MI. I felt like his story needed to be told as soon as possible. SanCopha Salute to a True Activist.
Written By: @Champion_Us
PHILLIS WHEATLEY, THE PHILOSOPHER POET
The statue is part of the Boston Women’s Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue, a series of three statues of Bostonian women by Meredith Bergmann: Wheatley, Abigail Adams, and Lucy Stone.
Phillis Wheatley (ca. 1753-1784), an eighteenth-century African-American woman who was a slave and a poet, was the first black American to be published. She is also credited with originating the genres of African-American poetry and African-American women’s literature.
Vegan Peanut Butter Pie
by Rachel @ Simple Girl
1 pre-made vegan crust
8 ounces silken Tofu
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch of salt
1 can coconut milk (not lite)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
chocolate chips, melted for drizzling.
Mix together tofu, peanut butter, sugar, vanilla and salt.
Chill a separate bowl in the freezer.
Pour 1 can of coconut milk into glass container and refrigerate until it separates. The “milk” will be white and rise to the top and the “water” will be clear and stay at the bottom.
Skim off the milk and put into chilled bowl, being careful not to add any of the water.
Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and beat like you would whipped cream.
Fold whipped coconut milk into the peanut butter mixture and pour into a pre-made Oreo Crust. Drizzle with melted chocolate chips. Freeze or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Edited by YummyVegan