#rebrandtheblackman from @bradford_winston I am a BLACK MAN! I build... I don’t tear down other BLACK MEN! ...I have felt the pain of being torn down and I have decided I will be deliberate about building others! If I didn’t tag you, and you see this, start a new thread... keep it going. All too often, we men find it easier to criticize each other, instead of building each other up. With all the negativity going around let’s do something positive!!!✨Upload one picture of yourself...ONLY YOU. Then tag as many brothers to do the same. Let’s build ourselves up instead of tearing ourselves down. 🖤COPY AND PASTE🖤 If I tagged you, Show Out! Let’s Go! #blackman#blackexcellence#blackisbeautiful
.....But when I start to tell them, they think I tell lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride in my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
I want him to grow up without the setbacks and prejudice his father faced. I want to leave you the world in a better condition than I received. I will always fight for your rights and the rights of our people #blackexcellence#blm#downwithracism
For so long I CHOSE not to take risks in life out of fear.
Fear of not knowing. Fear of the POSSIBILITY of failure.
I don’t live in that mindset anymore.
It took a risk for me to let my money make money & these are just some of the fruits of my money’s labor.
Hit the link in my bio to learn the stock market & start taking risks to win big. 💪🏽
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"ALL LIVES MATTER" ✊
As protests against racist police brutality sweep accross the United States and spread around the globe, rallying crises of "BLACK LIVES MATTER"echo through our digital avenues . It'important to recognize what black lives matter really means as well as why the phrase "ALL LIVES MATTER" is problematic. .
At it's face, "All LIVES MATTER" sounds like we're-all-in-this-together statement. Some may b using the phrase to suggest that all races should join hands and stand together against racism, which is a sentiment that somes from a good place but the problem is, tje phrase actually takes the focus away from those who need it. Saying "ALL LIVES MATTER" redirects the attention from black lives, who are the ones in peril. . #blacklivesmatter#love#blackexcellence#blackpower#blackmen#blackwomen#blackpeople#blackpride#art#artist#instagramdaily#instagram#dailyinspiration
When our ancestors' shackled, sickened, and wounded bodies were pulled from the slave ships that had ripped them away from their homeland, the psychological warfare of white supremacy began. As soon as their bound bodies made contact with this country's soil, their minds, like their physical selves, were subjected to unimaginable terror and grief.
This occurred when families were separated at the auction block beginning the black community's narrative of "missing black fathers" and homes led by strong, fierce, black mothers. This occurred when black people were sold as property based on their color, stature, and physicality thus reducing them down to a set of physical attributes rather than whole entities of intellect, body, spirit, and soul. This is where their humanity was forsaken, along with that of their oppressors, in an effort to make money and to fuel the spirit of greed and dominance.
One of the most painful acts of that psychological warfare, I believe, was the way that our ancestors were stripped of their names. The names given them from their country of origin steeped in culture, family, and ritual, were not preserved. Instead whiteness demanded from them this most sacred part of themselves and exchanged it for more "Christian" names and names associated with their masters. It was the ultimate act of dehumanization: to create distance from and dissonance with the very term that brings one into existence.
Fast forward to our present time and the demands to #sayhisname or #sayhername to raise awareness of victims of police brutality and anti-black violence in the United States. Part of this is in recognition that naming the victims calls them into existence and increases their humanity. This movement is a call back to what has been perpetrated on black bodies, minds, and spirits for 400 years. In saying our names, we can no longer be rendered invisible, un-human, or silent. By saying our names, we materialize, we become, and we are able to live.
So let's not wait for a memorial service to attach a hashtag to. We need to speak ourselves into existence every single day, not just when someone dies.
Say Your Name.
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Respect to the past and the present ✊🏾
Search Living Black History
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(@guruwhoknew) As we look from a distance at the family we’ve created, I realize now even more so how important it is to share it. To share what is essentially another showcase of hope for my community. This is the same day my lighting blew and it’s the last picture we took. THIS IS US. Yes, a little blurry but beautiful for its message... we are the Germans. We were a forever 4 now turned 5!! My husband and I met in high school and started dating before the start of college. My husband is head of global training for his company and I am a newly free from corporate #GodisGreat business owner (@posh_shindigs) and writer (and I blog! Www.guruwhoknew.com) for many publications. We’ve been together 17+ years and married for 15. We have 3 2.0’s (better versions of us) and I strive to be the change I want to see daily. My son is an academy #soccer player who has reached milestones way ahead of his age while being an amazingly gifted student and my daughter is a sassy dancer that has a heart for everyone she comes in contact with. Our newest addition enjoys naps and long walks in the park 😂🖤 and we can’t wait to see how she blossoms! Even at this early age, my children have experienced the adverse reactions from others due to their hue when reaching for excellence. I intend to do all I can to fix this so they can continue to soar without someone attempting to clip their wings because of color. They are our bountiful blessing that keeps on giving...I want to continue to give them freedom to be all they are called to be and so much more🖤 I’m a private person and struggle at times with sharing but it ends now because our love needs to be on display just as much if not more than our titles, accomplishments, etc. So, I say “Hey!!!!!”👋🏾
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Kanye West has created a college fund for George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna 🙏🏾 Kanye has also donated $2 million to support the families and legal fees for both Ahmaud Arbery & Breonna Taylor.
The veil being revealed it’s a funny feeling
Been through the experience of being A Young Black NIGGER my whole life
Getting judged for my skin color when shopping in expensive stores
No credit card fraud
I buy nice things because I grind hard
Unlearned the white man logic that’s why I left school early
Wasn’t given a advantage in life because of my skin color
But I ain’t make no excuses
Stopped listening to the Whitman logic of what success is
Them worldly possessions nice
But I ain’t complacent with them nigga trinkets
I’m focused on building something bigger for myself and people
Really experienced police brutality
So my outlook is fuck the majority
Too many coons holding on to them ideas and laws made by racist ass white folks
But I’m not a tap dancer or a soft shoe nigger
Was supposed to be a failure in the eyes of white society
But I’m bigger than that
Got a plot to get them billions like Bezo and talk fly shit like Jigga
But I ain’t joining no secret society
I’ll start my own
2024 Presidential race
Throw Mr.Twine name in after I get the money they never thought was possible
Never let the white man define me
Focused On The Mission
I’ll forever be
When the dusk settles we’ll see clearer than ever
Focused On The Mission
Cloud kidz a 100 million from my thoughts
Going back to my neighborhoods showing the young niggas a different way
Breaking through the matrix
I bet I have a bunch of guns when it’s time for it to go down
Not cooning for nothing
Watch me do the things the white man said I’d never do
The Greatest Philosopher forever
I’m fucking truth
Modern day revolutionist
Willing to give my life for my people and purpose
Scares my family that I think like this
I tell them don’t worry
Just sit back regardless of how life goes down
Watch us all get rich and turn it into wealth
I’m so Focused on things bigger than myself #Writer#Poet#Songwriter#Author#Grammy#Oscar#Pulitzer#Emmy#Positivity#LawOfAttraction#Billionaire#Entrepreneur#Vortex#FocusedOnTheMission#Poetry#BlackExcellence#Trillionaire#Wealth#Literature#Genius#PositivityIsContagious#MotivationForTheTrenches#Forbes#En
We are BLACK LADIES!.......We build…..We don’t tear down other BLACK LADIES…..We have felt the pain of being torn down and we have decided we will be deliberate about building others! If I didn’t tag you please don’t be offended. I tried to pick people I thought would do this challenge!! All too often we women tear each other down instead of building each other up. With all the negativity going around let’s do something positive!!! 🌹Upload 1 picture of yourself...ONLY you. Then tag as many SISTERS to do the same. Let’s build ourselves up, instead of tearing ourselves down. 🖤🖤COPY AND PASTE 🖤🖤If I tag you, don’t disappoint me!! #blackgirlmagic #blackexcellence #blackwomen #myblackisbeautiful #support #uplift #encourage #love #talent #iambrookedavis
We are BLACK MEN! We build. We don’t tear down other BLACK MEN! We have felt the pain of being torn down and we have decided we will be deliberate about building others! If I didn’t tag you, please don’t be offended. I tried to pick people I thought would do this challenge. All too often, we men find it easier to criticize each other, instead of building each other up. With all the negativity going around, let’s do something positive ✊🏽. Upload 1 picture of yourself, ONLY YOU. Then tag as many brothers to do the same. Let’s build each other up, instead of tearing each other down. 🖤🖤 DM for Caption
1 66 minutes ago
the murder of Breonna Taylor really hits different.
Sis was my age, in her own home when her life was senselessly taken.
Her murderers are still on the job, being paid today.
Today would’ve been her 27th birthday and I’m just absolutely sick & disgusted that she doesn’t get to celebrate with her friends and family today.
Let’s make sure her name lives on forever.
Use the hashtag #BirthdayforBreonna , share artwork celebrating this Queen, sign petitions to have her case reopened, send birthday cards and letters to the KY governor.
Let’s make sure they #SayHerName ‼️🖤✊🏽 LostQueens.com
#MylifeMatters I am a BLACK MAN! I STAND in this time of Hardship with my fellow KINGS & QUEENS 🖤..... We Stand to build .... We Will No longer tear down other BLACK KINGS OR QUEENS! ....I have felt the pain of being torn down and I have decided I will be DELIBERATELY Taking a Stand to Not Only to BUILD,EDUCATE,SUPPORT AND EMPOWER MY PEOPLE! Please don't be offended if you haven't been tagged. I tried to pick people I believe would support campaign!! All too often, we men find it easier to criticize each other, instead of building each other up. With all the negativity going around let's do something positive!!🌟 Upload 1 picture of yourself...ONLY you. Then tag as many brothers to do the same. Let's build ourselves up, instead of tearing ourselves down. 🖤🖤✊🏿✊🏿 #blackexcellence#mylife#reality#love#compassion#blm#blacklivesmatter#blackpower
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“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.” - #AngelaDavis
J Ezza Ft Nathaniel Shalom - Take Me Back
‘Jus here to bring back the wave, same time still bring back the slaves’
The revolution will be mental before physical. Make love amongst us the new norm, make serving his creation the new motive. All praises to the most high!
Download the Deluxe Version and Pre-Order via www.theezzcursion.com
Download or Donate Option Available. Let’s Support Each Other
VEGAS! See y’all at 11a.m at Paradise Park for my “GIVE ME 6FT” FIT CAMP! Remember: this class is for any and every fitness level. 60 minutes of full-body work! It’s not too late to buy a spot for today or tomorrow. Check my last couple of posts 🏆 DM ASAP to reserve yours. I have a few spots left. 💪🏾
You have to be your biggest cheerleader!!!We are beautiful BLACK WOMEN!.... We have a VOICE.... We don’t tear down each other BLACK WOMEN!....We have felt the pain of NOT BEING HEARD and we have decided we will deliberate about building others! If I didn’t tag you, please don’t be offended. I tried to pick people I thought would do this challenge!! All too often, we women find it easier to criticize each other instead of building each other up. With all the negativity around let’s do something positive!!🌟Upload 1 picture of yourself...ONLY you. Then tag as many sisters to do the same. Let’s build ourselves up, instead of tearing ourselves down. ❤️❤️COPY AND PASTE❤️❤️
If I tagged you, don’t disappoint me!!!
📸 @ianboggz 💄 @_somoliaiman#uci#ucigrad#blackexcellence#blackgirlmagic#dance#ucispiritsquad
Happy Friday! Today, it's my pleasure to introduce you to Jean Sebastien. I met his wife Amber, several years ago, when she worked on the same team with my husband at their job. Amber is love and light, and her husband Jean Sebastien is a brilliant artist. He is self taught, and has an amazing eye for detail.
This is his first painting of the year. Yes you read that right, painting! He is not a photographer he is a painter and created this masterpiece with his hands.
Black people are so creative, have so much talent, and can learn anything and master it.
Go follow @jean_sebastien_art and shop for your next piece or have him to commission one for you. Do you have a favorite artist of color? .
Huge s/o to @delilah1st for organizing such an amazing opportunity for artists and businesses. Thank you to @shoptrashdotnet for letting me paint for their shop and for your hospitality. Super thanks to @t_dun for the help and the vibes!