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To kiss the lips of the honest is the act of tempting the truth back into your own voice but to sit in their presence and listen is to admit you do not know everything about the world. When I am with you I do not know everything about the world and my humanity is sweet and glittering like fools blood. A fool’s dream I’ve built dreams for you my mind can be your escape when you get sick of the typical one glass of chardonnay end to the work day. I house you like a pyramid bones, thieves might have stolen the king’s crown but I will fashion you a throne of love if you let me, like I said I’ve built dreams out of you. We dance so much the night before there was music in my pillow when the morning came. If I might be so bold I have an itch to trace your silhouette with my lips because last night you held me so close I could literally smell the caramel in your skintone. I am ready to feel, ready to rest in your arms like an oyster naked in it’s shell feeding the hours into your mouth like a handful of black seedless grapes and it tastes eternal. I’m not sure how you feel about me, or if you dream about us in your spare time, but I do know how you feel about words and I’m pretty sure our souls rhyme.

— Alysia Harris (via nextstoprequested)

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If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?

Kendrick Lamar

This line encapsulates the concept of a good kid in a bad city, and it cuts into one of the most moral questions in human existence: Can good come from evil? The best part about the line, as is true of the best poetry, is that it doesn’t answer the question it asks. For Kendrick’s immediate purposes, he’s the flower and the city is the dark room. The question is: Can you trust him?

(via navinkoke)

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These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Some journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!

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Black mothers didn’t raise their sons to be murderers, just as much as i know they don’t raise them to be murdered.

— Jasmine Mans-Black Son-Black Boy Gold (via simplygarrison)

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Lady Liberty- blown away by these women and the others who made a part of this amazing show. Grateful to have been able to experience and document this event. 

Jasmine Mans

Alysia Harris

Zora Howard

Aja Monet

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Life Hack


Don’t tell a young bisexual who just became open and comfortable with herself that she’s a closet lesbian. If you feel the need to, superglue is sold at most grocery stores and works wonders on keeping your fucking mouth shut.

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I and me are always too deeply in conversation.

— Friedrich Nietzsche (via wordsnquotes)

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Your mother did not raise you with a wolf in your chest so you could howl over losing a man.
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