Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.
— Nikki Giovanni. (via theblacksophisticate)
RandomAfricanMemories by Johnny Tarajosu
All 52 countries are hidden within. This is an experimental art piece and not the print that will be available soon.
hush little laptop dont you cry. Mommy’s gonna find you some more wifi.
And if that wifi doesn’t work
Momma will destroy the fucking earth
and if that wifi were to break
Momma will create an earthquake
today on good morning america: a man who shot to internet fame by dancing on two treadmills at the gym. this is absurd
Zodiac Opposites, Sagittarius & Gemini: How they’re alike and different.
“Here are some broad descriptions about the generation known as Millennials: They’re narcissistic. They’re lazy. They’re coddled. They’re even a bit delusional.
Those aren’t just unfounded negative stereotypes about 80 million Americans born roughly between 1980 and 2000. They’re backed up by a decade of sociological research. The National Institutes of Health found that for people in their 20s, Narcissistic Personality Disorder is three times as high than the generation that’s 65 or older. In 1992, 80 percent of people under 23 wanted to one day have a job with greater responsibility; ten years later, 60 percent did. Millennials received so many participation trophies growing up that 40 percent of them think they should be promoted every two years – regardless of performance. They’re so hopeful about the future you might think they hadn’t heard of something called the Great Recession.”
Well, they’re right about the “save us all” part, anyway.
Okay, like…what total fucking assholes. Actually we HAVE heard of the Great Recession! In fact, that’s WHY we live with our parents! And I don’t actually know ANYONE in that age bracket who is optimistic about the future. And I’m not sure how wanting a job with greater responsibility makes you narcissistic. My last job was as a barista. You’re telling me I shouldn’t want a job with greater responsibility than making coffee and being nice to people when they were mean? And none of the people I have ever worked with EXPECTED to get promoted regardless of performance. They either didn’t care about being promoted, or they expected to get promoted by working hard to show that they were more competent than everyone else.
Go fuck yourself, Time.
P.S. Want millenials to stop thinking about themselves so much? Then maybe you should make Syria or Bangladesh the cover story instead of whining about how your kids are annoying.
“Expect to get promoted regardless of performance?”
No, motherfucker, we don’t expect to see promotion or advancement no matter how goddamn hard we work, because there’s NOWHERE UP TO GO.
We live in a world of wage and hiring freezes, without cost of living adjustments in the face of rising costs, of dead end jobs, where entry level demands a bachelors, and that bachelors sinks you so far in a hole you’re going to be paying for it for years, so you better not rock the boat or get fired.
Fuck Time. Print media must love watching itself die.
Rich white people raise their rich white kids to be whiny and entitled, then complain that *all* young people are like that even though it’s mostly rich white kids.
Yay you assholes, yay.
Step 1: Basically leave a gigantic mess for your kids to clean up. Unapologetically make it worse every day.
Step 2: Watch as your kids get disillusioned with the future and retreat to their own social circles where they feel they matter.
Step 3: Demonize them for not wanting to pick up your bullshit all the time. Do nothing to pick up your own bullshit. Ignore Syria. Focus on your kids not doing what you want them to do.
Step 4: Continue defunding your kids. All of them. Complain they’re self-centered when they have a hard time seeing a world with them in it.
Step 5: Die. Die and leave us all alone with the mess you made.
Step 6: Leave us to repeat your mistakes, because somehow the anti-war movement free love/peace youth evolved into the current baby boomer generation. How the fuck did that happen. Don’t leave behind any instruction on how to not do that again.
Above: Meta killing it as usual…
Different branch of the comment tree on the same subject, so bear with me, but the six-step thing OMG YES TRUTH.
This is my fifteen year old sister, Hannah. She has a cyst on her pineal gland, which is in the middle of her brain. (From what I understand, a cyst is like a tumor but filled with liquid.) We’ve known about it for about two years, and it constantly gives her horrific headaches, that can last weeks. Her vision is getting very bad because of it too, and so is her quality of life, she’s started fainting and had a couple seizures recently. Just last week we had a Skype conference with one of the two neurosurgeons, in the world, who would potentially perform the surgery to remove it. (A lot of people have trouble getting this surgery approved, but because Hannah’s is one of the largest cysts in one of the youngest patients, it was approved.) Praise God. The surgery will take place in June, but only if we can pay the $50,000. We really need help raising this money.
This is the link to the fundraising site.
Any amount helps.
Please keep her in your prayers.
Seriously guys, get on this. If my followers alone donated a dollar each it would make a huge difference. Please, you don’t know what this means to me, or Hannah, Natalie and Timmy for that matter.
Even if you can’t donate, reblogging helps too.
My mom has this. I am terribly sorry and will reblog whenever I can
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Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
— Lao Tzu (via cavum)