In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.  For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done. The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.  But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes. The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help. They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.” Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia! NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”



some day I’m going to create a bingo card for these kinds of posts.
vague mention of “Africa” and “African tribe” with no actual names of tribes, countries, or languages, because Africa is a country and everyone there is exactly the same obv: check.
picture of smiling/emotional black people taken completely out of context: check.
made-up “African” words with deep meanings: check.
"noble savage" grossness out the wazoo: check.
this photo is a picture of Ghanaian boys playing soccer from Amen: Grassroots Football.
Initial googling says that Shikoba means “feather” in Choctaw, which would mean OP isn’t even on the right damn continent.
(When I look at Choctaw-English dictionaries, though, shikoba doesn’t show up at all; the word for feather seems to be “híshi.” “Shikobli” is a verb meaning “to put on a plume” so maybe there’s some conjugation or gerund going on here? I’d welcome any corrections from actual Choctaw speakers.)
Nabajyoti Saikia is someone’s name. OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.
Look at this dude. He didn’t spend years of his life writing a goddamn textbook on waste management strategies so that you could use his name to prop up this crock of shit. He’s disappointed in you. Do better.





Remember when a 20 year old Beyoncé lowkey snatched Celine Dion

Beyoncè was like let me get this bitch together………lol

Celine gave her hella side-eye like “nobody out shines Celine Dion”

Never stop reblogging.

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My name is not Annie. It’s Quvenzhané. Quvenzhané Wallis (then age 9) correcting an AP Reporter who said she was “just going to call her Annie” instead of learning how to pronounce her name. Never forget. (via hedlunds)

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‎”Black Power isn’t racist. It’s a proactive response to racism. The Black Panthers were never a Black version of the KKK.

Do your homework” - Black Knowledge (via dirtybubblez)

People not understanding this are the most annoying people in the world

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Nor were they terrorist 

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Tell me about a time where a white child was killed and black people made a hashtag mocking their death, a Halloween costume mocking their death, or a celebration of their death in any way shape or from. NEVER!!

Black pride has never been about hating white people, but white supremacy has always been about hating black people.


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"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)


Lets get this millions of notes.

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so many white folk being dragged down these tumblr streets by my people for leaving ignorant comments on things they know nothing about about

and rightly so

if you’re white and don’t have anything relevant and/or constructive to say, don’t say it at all

feelings will be hurt and they won’t be ours

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This hasn’t gotten enough recognition

god forbid we actually see something good on the news for once

fucking prodigy man 

Yes young black king! You better go head! 

His name is Stephen R. Stafford and he would have been set to graduate from med school even earlier if there wasn’t a rule that said he had to be 16 to graduate from high school.
He’s also a talented classical pianist - he’s been playing piano since he was two years old.

Someonne told me the other day our generation was lazy. HA!

Our generation IS lazy. This is one hard-working motherfucker

Shut up hoe


since gofundme refused to delete a page basically paying Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown I really don’t feel right using it so instead I’ve created a youcaring fundraiser account
please share this link any single way you can whether you’re tweeting it or putting it on Facebook or just reblogging this!!! anything can and will help us!!!

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