Being black affected one’s life span, insurance rates, blood pressure, lovers, children, every dangerous hour of every dangerous day. There was absolutely no way not to be black without ceasing to exist. But it frequently seemed that there was no way to be black, either, without ceasing to exist.
—James Baldwin. Every Good-Bye Ain’t Gone. New York. Dec 19, 1977. (via homonoire)
Malcolm [X] was one of the most beautiful and one of the most gentle men I met in all my life. He asked the boy a question which I now present to you: If you are a citizen, why do you have to fight for your civil rights? If you’re fighting for your civil rights, that means you’re not a citizen. In fact, the legality of this country has never had anything to do with its former slaves. We are still governed by the slave codes.
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.
—James Baldwin (via books-foreverandalways)
It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here.
— James Baldwin (via gentlerecovery)
Stephen Bantu Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977)
Today would’ve been Biko's 66th birthday had he not been murdered by the Apartheid police in South Africa from injuries he sustained after being tortured whilst in custody in Pretoria.
“Black Consciousness is in essence the realization by the black man of the need to rally together with his brothers around the cause of their oppression.” - Steve Biko
Sikhism: a religion from the Vedic family of religions, which includes Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and more.
Islam: a religion from the Abrahamic family of religions, which includes Christianity and Judaism.
Both are very DIFFERENT religions; however one thing that’s constant is that both religions DO NOT ENDORSE NOR PROMOTE TERRORISM OR VIOLENCE.
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