20 10 / 2014

crisscross9:

black—lamb:

olitadelaltamar:

officialcrow:

historicaltimes:

Harassment during a civil rights sit-in at the Cherrydale Drug Fair in Arlington, VA June 10, 1960 -
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this is what I see when I see white kids dress up like pinup girls and greasers

these are the white grandpas of today


Which is why I don’t respect any of them

crisscross9:

black—lamb:

olitadelaltamar:

officialcrow:

historicaltimes:

Harassment during a civil rights sit-in at the Cherrydale Drug Fair in Arlington, VA June 10, 1960 -

Read More

this is what I see when I see white kids dress up like pinup girls and greasers

these are the white grandpas of today

Which is why I don’t respect any of them

20 10 / 2014

swolizard:

sometimes you’ve gotta compliment yourself and just be your own hype squad

(via crisscross9)

20 10 / 2014

20 10 / 2014

20 10 / 2014

queen-mzbigabootie:

haneefistheonlyone:

kwamejaw:

Im pretty sure I walk past a lot more cops than that

queen-mzbigabootie:

haneefistheonlyone:

kwamejaw:

Im pretty sure I walk past a lot more cops than that

(Source: neonarizona, via blackinamerica)

20 10 / 2014

20 10 / 2014

supersmashthestatebros:

okay, I lied. I don’t have my license to kill, but I do have my learner’s permit. as soon as my mom gets here, you’re toast.

(via the-spooky-goddess-success)

20 10 / 2014

I’ve been planning to try crossfit for about a week now and finally got in to do a free class today.

The trainer started me off with a 300 meter row warmup.
Then a hip stretch against the wall.

Then he did what he called a mobility test to see how deep into a squat I can get. Apparently I have really good mobility because I’m able to go all the down (ass to grass) in good form.

Next, front squats. I’ve only ever done front squats once in my life and that was without any guidance or a spotter.

So the goal was two sets of three, two sets of two and two sets of one. He told everyone else to use 80% of their max for the sets of three and then add ten pounds from there.

The trainer was very helpful and showed me proper form and stuck around to make sure I was doing it right. I started off with the bar, which was still super awkward cause don’t nobody hold their arms like that naturally.

Once I got the hang of it, this mofo walks over with what looks like 45lb plates to put on my bar. Turns out they are just 15s in disguise. Makes me wonder about the pictures I see on tumblr with people lifting what seems like a ton of weight…

Anyway, I finish the sets of front squats adding ten pound each time. But I have no idea how much weight that is, because who knows maybe the bar isn’t the standard 45lbs that I’m use to.

Next up was the workout of the day:
1000m row
45 thrusters
45 pull-ups
800m run

This was modified for me to:
1000m row
45 wall balls
45 burpees
800m run

I was the last to finish the 1000m row but it wasn’t so bad. The wall balls is when ish started to get real. They don’t look hard, and they aren’t at first but Lawd I was breathing hard after about 10 of them.

With much struggle I made it through the wall balls.

But then these mofuckin burpees were next. I did about 10 before my breathing started to scare me and my vision started to deceive me.

The trainer and a couple of the guys there working out tried to motivate me but my stomach started to hurt and my vision got even more dazed. I worried that something was gonna exit my body and I wasn’t sure which end it was coming of. Nope. I sat my black ass down, even laid down for a little bit.

It only took maybe a minute or two before I felt fine again. I probably could have even continued the workout but time was up.

All in all, it was fun. It was a challenge. I felt uncomfortable toward the end but I didn’t feel terrible. And when I was all done I had “runner’s high” even though I never made it to the 800m run.

All the guys and girls there assured me that the way I felt today is the worst I’d ever feel. Which was a relief.

I signed up for the beginner technique class tomorrow.

20 10 / 2014

  • 1: Sister Souljah:</b> You’re making a moral appeal to a country that doesn’t have a moral conscience. The question becomes: that when white people feel serious and angry and upset about abortion, they come out in the thousands up to the millions to say, “This is what we believe about abortion.”<p><b></b> Where is the white outcry against white racism that murders African people all around this entire globe? It doesn’t exist. So who are these “white good people”? I want to meet them! I want to see them!<p><b>Cornell West:</b> I know a few, but Sista…<p><b>Sister Souljah:</b> A few is not enough-<p><b>Cornell West:</b> But that might be all we can get<p><b>Sister Souljah:</b> Oh no, no. And guess what? I don’t work with “all I can get” […] listen you have to have some confidence in the power of African people amongst ourselves to establish a foundation[…] And you (Cornell West) may have a program, Mr. Brown may have a program. But what we got to talk about is an American government that traps millions of African people who don’t go to your program, don’t go to Brown’s program. Millions of African people not only here but all around the world. And if we are not honest enough to say who are our friends, who are our enemies, to know what a friend is, to know what an enemy is. We will constantly be trying to get into people’s parties, to shake our butts with them, to get them to like us. And that’s not the question, the question is: What can we build amongst ourselves to secure ourselves from our enemies so that we can be able to survive into the future.<p>

20 10 / 2014