The world is full of nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.
- Unknown (via ryotachi)
When I look at pictures of black women on the front lines, rallying, fighting on the front lines of all these protests (both past and present) on behalf of their “sons”, I notice a STARK difference between the BLACK SINGLE MOTHERS taking on the black man’s fight against male white supremacy and the women who are the WIVES and BENEFICIARIES of the black man’s success, or the objects of black men’s desires.
Try it yourselves: compare all the photos you have seen of black women at these protests in Ferguson (fighting ONLY for black men—because they will NOT protest black WOMEN murdered by police); compare THEM with the women that you know SUCCESSFUL black men desire, pursue and share the fruits of their success with through MARRIAGE AND FAMILY.
Do these two groups of women look the same?
Ms Sally Bonetta Forbes, who must have had her audience in the gloom of the Shuttered Palace. The Empress, they say, does not like noise, but she smiled one grim smile for the music of Ms Forbes.
Okay. So rather than share every single photo this woman has ever taken, I’m just going to post this one and direct you to http://findingpaola.com/ and @findingpaola on Tumblr/Instagram. You’re welcome.
Maryam Hampton, Chicago
Photo by chuckstr.tumblr.com
“sometimes the beauty of my people is so thick and intricate. i spend days trying to undo my eyes so i can sleep.” ― Nayyirah Waheed
by Barron Claiborne