It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.

-   C.J. Redwine, Defiance (via purplebuddhaproject)

disciplesofmalcolm:

thesunatmidnight2:

Huey P. Newton, Ishmael Reed & Jawanza Kunjufu On Racism Again Black Men (1988)

1. White woman: You scared people Huey. The Black Panthers scared people.

Huey Newton: Any time the black man attempts to change the slave image he will scare white people.

2. Jawanza Kunjufu: Why were black people brought into this country? They were brought here to work. Does that reason exist today? America has a problem. What do they do with a people they no longer need?

3.  White woman: I hate to disagree, but I was stopped this morning at 5:30 [a.m.] walking my dog by a policeman who just wanted to know why I was out at that hour.

Huey Newton: Of course, we weren’t talking about white people are never arrested, white people are never stopped. See, that’s an absolute statement. We mean as a statistical average that blacks are more often stopped according to our number that we represent in society which is only about 11%. And I think that’s a very racist way to look at things.

White man: You know what? How do we change this? It”s the same old talk!

Huey Newton: The way you change it is through revolution. The way you change it is changing the entire institutionalized racism in this country.

We have to start movement likes the Civil Rights movement, continue it like the Black Panther Party, continue it like the Republic of New Afrika, continue movements like the Nation of Islam, because it needs all of those groups, all of those movements just to start to make a dent in the kind of twisted mentality white people have in this country, from the upper class to the middle class, because they all profit by the situation of black oppression one way or the other-even when they don’t want to.

4. White woman: I see some black men as it’s their attitude. You have the Black Panthers but you are separating yourselves still, and we’re going to get a group, then you’re going to get a group, and that’s what separates us.

Huey Newton: We don’t have to separate ourselves when we’re already separated … I think that our problem is so large until it takes more than Martin Luther King, it takes more than Malcolm X, it takes more than Huey Newton to solve this problem, so I would like to know how this young lady will contribute in her actions or in her teachings to solve the problem.

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cineraria:

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Would you like to save the world from the degradation and destruction it seems destined for? Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness. If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.

- Lao Tzu (via liberatingreality)

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About That Life (10.13.14): Cornel West once again displays why he is such a respected and revered figure in liberation politics. Thank you for continuing to inspire my generation by leading from the front. #staywoke #boutthatlife

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The rain always felt comfortable to me. The way it devoured the world with sound, piercing the ground like dead bullets. The rain seemed to take the world just for a moment, blurring the world, capturing even the slightest bit of sound, then its as if i’m melting right into it.

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Patrick Sundstrom

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(via psych-facts)

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ozonebabys-temple:

ozonebabys-temple:
"The following text is possibly the first guided meditation ever”. ..It was composed 26 centuries ago, and appears in the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing” …. …. The practitioner sits in a stable position, holding his or her body quite straight, and practices like this: ………….Body
1. Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out……
 2. Breathing in, I am aware of the length of my breath. Breathing out, I am aware of the length of my breath.
 3. Breathing in, I am aware of my whole body. Breathing out, I am aware of my whole body.
 4. Breathing in, I calm my whole body. Breathing out, I calm my whole body. Feelings
 5. Breathing in, I feel joyful. Breathing out, I feel joyful.
 6. Breathing in, I feel happy. Breathing out, I feel happy.
 7. Breathing in, I am aware of my feelings and emotions. Breathing out, I am aware of my feelings and emotions.
 8. Breathing in, I calm my feelings and emotions. Breathing out, I calm my feelings and emotions Mind
9. Breathing in, I am aware of my mind. Breathing out, I am aware of my mind.
10. Breathing in, I gladden my mind. Breathing out, I gladden my mind
11. Breathing in, I concentrate my mind. Breathing out, I concentrate my mind.
12. Breathing in, I liberate my mind. Breathing out, I liberate my mind. Perceptions
13. Breathing in, I observe the impermanent nature of all phenomena. Breathing out, I observe the impermanent nature of all phenomena.
14. Breathing in, I observe the disappearance of craving. Breathing out, I observe the disappearance of craving.
 15. Breathing in, I observe the interbeing nature of all phenomena. Breathing out, I observe the inter being nature of all phenomena. 16. Breathing in, I let go. Breathing out, I let go.

ozonebabys-temple:

ozonebabys-temple:

"The following text is possibly the first guided meditation ever”. ..It was composed 26 centuries ago, and appears in the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing” …. …. The practitioner sits in a stable position, holding his or her body quite straight, and practices like this: ………….Body

1. Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out……

2. Breathing in, I am aware of the length of my breath. Breathing out, I am aware of the length of my breath.

3. Breathing in, I am aware of my whole body. Breathing out, I am aware of my whole body.

4. Breathing in, I calm my whole body. Breathing out, I calm my whole body. Feelings

5. Breathing in, I feel joyful. Breathing out, I feel joyful.

6. Breathing in, I feel happy. Breathing out, I feel happy.

7. Breathing in, I am aware of my feelings and emotions. Breathing out, I am aware of my feelings and emotions.

8. Breathing in, I calm my feelings and emotions. Breathing out, I calm my feelings and emotions Mind

9. Breathing in, I am aware of my mind. Breathing out, I am aware of my mind.

10. Breathing in, I gladden my mind. Breathing out, I gladden my mind

11. Breathing in, I concentrate my mind. Breathing out, I concentrate my mind.

12. Breathing in, I liberate my mind. Breathing out, I liberate my mind. Perceptions

13. Breathing in, I observe the impermanent nature of all phenomena. Breathing out, I observe the impermanent nature of all phenomena.

14. Breathing in, I observe the disappearance of craving. Breathing out, I observe the disappearance of craving.

15. Breathing in, I observe the interbeing nature of all phenomena. Breathing out, I observe the inter being nature of all phenomena. 16. Breathing in, I let go. Breathing out, I let go.

Source: ozonebabys-temple

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.

- Anaïs Nin (via purplebuddhaproject)


UNITE OR PERISH.

UNITE OR PERISH.

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ldotbean:

darvinasafo:

Reverse Racism is not a thing.

I need people to understand the structural piece behind racism. 

ldotbean:

darvinasafo:

Reverse Racism is not a thing.

I need people to understand the structural piece behind racism. 

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Watch This Young Black Man Give A Near Perfect Response To A White Male Who’s Ignorant About The Systematic Oppression of Black People

When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.

-  Steve Maraboli (via purplebuddhaproject)

How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others

-  Steve Maraboli (via purplebuddhaproject)

Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!

-  Steve Maraboli (via purplebuddhaproject)

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.

-  Steve Maraboli (via purplebuddhaproject)

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