A thousand points for Gryffindor!
She is beautiful 😊😊
Yes lips and hell yes nose!!!
(The Radicalqueens were a radical organization of transvestites, transsexuals, drag queens and others, formed in Philadelphia in 1972.)
Radicalqueens Manifesto #1 (1973)
Whereas we are tired of being the brunt of most straight oppression, including fairy jokes, physical…
During a robbery, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.”
Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking.
When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the robber shouted at her: “Please be civilized! This is a robbery and not a rape!”
This is called “Being Professional” Focus only on what you are trained to do!
When the bank robbers returned home, the younger robber (MBA-trained) told the older robber (who has only completed Year 6 in primary school): “Big brother, let’s count how much we got.”
The older robber rebutted and said: “You are very stupid. There is so much money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV news will tell us how much we robbed from the bank!”
This is called “Experience.” Nowadays, experience is more important than paper qualifications!
After the robbers had left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. But the supervisor said to him: “Wait! Let us take out $10 million from the bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 million that we have previously embezzled from the bank”.
This is called “Swim with the tide.” Converting an unfavorable situation to your advantage!
The supervisor says: “It will be good if there is a robbery every month.”
This is called “Killing Boredom.” Personal Happiness is more important than your job.
The next day, the TV news reported that $100 million was taken from the bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count $20 million. The robbers were very angry and complained: “We risked our lives and only took $20 million. The bank manager took $80 million with a snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be educated than to be a thief!”
This is called “Knowledge is worth as much as gold!”
The bank manager was smiling and happy because his losses in the share market are now covered by this robbery.
This is called “Seizing the opportunity.” Daring to take risks!
So who are the real robbers here?
Wow… If you don’t read this, you’re wilding.
Hong Kong subway station
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I I am so happy for her!!!!!
We all seek a purpose, though sometimes I wonder if its an inborn desire or society’s doing
Throughout our lives we face hardships; isolation, pain, loss, things that at once stunt our growth and yet act as thresholds of revelation for greater development
In this suffering we still seem to find a light in the darkness
Its not a constant, its a flickering candle near spent, hanging on to a decreasing wick but still it illuminates and brightens our existence
Although we may not have a torch to guide us through our unique paths it still serves
its purpose of leading the way
So too do our own lives act as a guide for others to follow and take note, we are surrounded by many flickering candles wandering in the void
I am just finding out today a flickering candle is slowly extinguishing back home, that of my Grandmother Deborah
Her life was one that saw the end of two parents by 12, two sisters 16, 2 children by 30 and she still has the power and finesse to raise 13 others deep in bayous and rivers of the Florida Parishes of Louisiana
She illuminated my life during the earliest years, a kind rural borne woman making grits and ham jocks and collards in pots she stirred like a seer’s pool of reveiling water
My grandmother who ran off with a man at 18 with hopes and dreams of a bright future was forced to end her education, left her remaining family, was made to sell her land, made to be a mammy to others people children
She patched holes on wooden boards to keep the snakes and rats out from her home, chopped wood while 8 and 9 months pregnant with twins, found ways of feeding her family when all the crops failed save for potatoes, shielded her children from blows, sat quietly and resolute when her husband went to his second family randomly taking harvests with him, she worked circuitry and brought back lights when storms passed both literally and figuratively
My grandmother sent her children away to come to San Francisco slowly to meet with a son who had enough, she left in the night with the youngest ones to leave my grandfather and was surprised when he arrived months later and for years after pushed on through still
He passed and shortly thereafter I was born
I remember her on her chair watching soap operas and filling crossword puzzles
When I, my siblings and/or cousins were rowdy she would walk to the back with her cane slowly and choice a thin and long branch, picking the leaves slowly, testing its strength before walking back in and by the power of G-D it seemed dropped her cane and with speed and precision whipped everyone of our behinds
I chuckle now but I swear I still have a mark or two
She sipped wine only once, she gambled on a penny slot once, she read her bible cover to cover dozens of times over
She would say “have faith in god, he is the only one you need” whenever I wavered from my path. She was fortitude by definition, she was perseverance in action, she was faith personified
My grandmother is a flickering candle, she may not have known it, she may have not felt she has done enough but her purpose was to guide her flock 13 children and nearly 70 grand, great grand and great-great grandchildren, she was here to help me get to where I stand today and I am so grateful she did and will do for the rest of my own life
Its because 1. They were in New England and 2. Because so many people passed they were just perceived as an outlier. Passing didn’t necessarily mean passing for English American, often people passed as Italian, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Brazilian or some other “exotic” ancestry or place that people weren’t familiar with.
PASSING FOR WHITE? | 1950s
Dr. Albert Johnston passed in order to practice medicine. After living as leading citizens in Keene, N.H., the Johnstons revealed their true racial identity, and became national news.
From the time of slavery, some light-skinned African-Americans escaped racism by passing as white. The new book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, explores what they lost.
White folks are truly clueless.
Cause I’m looking at these people and wondering how in the hell they convincingly passed for white.
This just goes to show you how they don’t look at us.
LMAO i was going to say the same shit.
It is SO obvious he’s black
My grandmother is dying across the country and I am left to deal with this on my own out here, life has a way of destroying any upliftment
Poetry by Rasheed Copeland #thecure
A statue of Christopher Columbus was pulled down by protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2004. The former “Columbus Day” is now marked as Indigenous Resistance Day.