I’m white and I hate my hair. But I will not be denied a job for my hair. I will not have random people wanting to touch my hair. I will not be asked if I have a weave. I will not be kicked out of school for my hair. I may hate my hair, but will not be persecuted because of if. White people do not need the natural hair movement.
Hey tumblr family, join me in doing a selfless act of kindness and compassion. There is an awful humanitarian crisis happening in Detroit as over 14,000 people have had their water shut off and the Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept plans to shut the water off for 3,000 residents per week.
The implications are reprehensible as children are being removed from their families homes because without water, their living conditions are considered inadequate.
We also know that the water shutoffs are about more than just collecting on delinquent accounts, it’s about gentrification and moving to privatize water.
I have gone through extensive verification to ensure that this site is legit and actually pays the water bill and helps the residents.
I would never ask someone to do something that I wouldn’t, that being said, I signed up today to pay for someone’s water bill (and you can give whatever amount you can afford), so now I’m asking you to join me.
If you need more information, you can read this article written about this project, here: http://bit.ly/1mBpWde
The best birthday present I could ask for today, would be for all of my friends (and those who I dont know that follow me on here) to care more, give more, love more. There are so many things going on in the world that many are unaware of and it’s time we pulled the wool from our eyes.
Detroit is facing a HUGE humanitarian crisis. They are shutting off water to 3,000 residents each week. Without water, they have nothing to drink, no way to flush their toilets, no way to shower, some cannot cook. This presents a serious issue as children are being removed from their families because without water, their houses are deemed inadequate.
The conflict in Gaza and Israel has escalated and 70% of the people killed in Gaza have been civilians (men, women and children/babies). Hospitals have been hit, a home for orphans and the disabled has been bombed, 4 children were targeted and killed on a beach yesterday. Blood has been shed and though we may not be Palestinian, we should still care because human lives are being lost.
The United States Supreme Court has granted more rights to corporations than women. Women’s rights are constantly under attack in the U.S. and abroad.
School districts would rather throw lunches away for students who have a past due balance of $4/$5 instead of giving it to them as that may be their only meal for the day. Schools are also funneling black and brown children into the prison system for minor infractions, which leads to, and further perpetuating the Prison Industrial Complex.
This is but a snippet of what is currently happening. I could go on and on about the many things that are occuring around the world but I wont, because it is my hope (my bday wish) that YOU will care enough to start looking into some of these things and taking action. We all have a role to play in this. Let’s be on the RIGHT side of history! We’re stronger together folks. We have work to do!!! ❤️
(via ig: styledbyreece)
If this ain’t the truth
After reading Roland Martin’s article about sending the National Guard to Chicago, I had to respond.
Check out my piece, feel free to share your thoughts.
Apparently there is a real crisis in the U.S. with eagles that are “ill”. We really need to work together to do something about it!