1. vulturechow:

    They call us now.
    Before they drop the bombs.
    The phone rings
    and someone who knows my first name
    calls and says in perfect Arabic
    “This is David.”
    And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
    still smashing around in my head
    I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
    They call us now to say
    You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
    Your house is next.
    They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
    It doesn’t matter that
    there is nowhere to run to.
    It means nothing that the borders are closed
    and your papers are worthless
    and mark you only for a life sentence
    in this prison by the sea
    and the alleyways are narrow
    and there are more human lives
    packed one against the other
    more than any other place on earth
    Just run.
    We aren’t trying to kill you.
    It doesn’t matter that
    you can’t call us back to tell us
    the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
    that there’s no one here
    except you and your children
    who were cheering for Argentina
    sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
    counting candles left in case the power goes out.
    It doesn’t matter that you have children.
    You live in the wrong place
    and now is your chance to run
    to nowhere.
    It doesn’t matter
    that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
    to find your wedding album
    or your son’s favorite blanket
    or your daughter’s almost completed college application
    or your shoes
    or to gather everyone in the house.
    It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
    It doesn’t matter who you are
    Prove you’re human.
    Prove you stand on two legs.

    Running Orders, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

    (Fuente: lilightfoot, vía garconniere)

  2. (Fuente: jacobmsullivan)

  3. dear-white-people:

    Taking a poll. Should we leak the full length trailer early or naw? REBLOG for (yes).

    (vía darkskin-longlegs)

  4. darkdame:

    I love this

    (Fuente: goldsoulclothing, vía linrenzo)

  6. afrikan-mapambano:

    Harry Belafonte & Coretta Scott King at Dr. King’s funeral, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968. This pic is so powerful and touching

    (vía ladyspeechsankofa)


  7. yvynyl:

    Teen Mom - I’m in Love with His Dream

    DC band’s guitarist and singer Chris Kelly tells me, “it’s kind of about how one deals with life when someone special leaves, how you cope with all those regrets, what you said, what you didn’t say, what you should’ve said, and what you shouldn’t’ve said. it’s about wondering if they’re really coming back, hoping that you can still say something to make it better and coming to terms with the fact that it’s just not that simple.”

    Get more singles from their various socialz.

    Previously: “I Wanna Go Out

  8. ethiopienne:

    yes, yes, and more yes. white folks looking to be in solidarity with PoC, take notes!

    (Fuente: ethiopienne, vía reverseracism)

  9. (Fuente: lvndcity, vía dreamandwake)

  11. (Fuente: airows, vía awelltraveledwoman)

  12. afro-centricqueen:

    When we send our children to school in this country, they learn nothing about us other than that we used to be cotton pickers. Every little child going to school thinks his grandfather was a cotton picker.

    Why, your grandfather… was one of the greatest Black people who walked on this earth. It was your grandfather’s hands who forged civilization and it was your grandmother’s hands that rocked the cradle of civilization…Our history and our culture were completely destroyed when we were forcibly brought to America in chains.

    And now it is important for us to know that our history did not begin with slavery. We came from Africa, a great continent, wherein lives a proud and varied people, a land which is the cradle of civilization. Our culture and our history are as old as man himself and yet we know almost nothing about it.

    —Malcolm X, 1964

    (vía ladyspeechsankofa)


  13. andrewpauldost:

    i want dogs to be allowed at more places and i want children under 6 to not be


    (vía tyrabanker)


  14. I needed this today.

    "Basically it’s stirring up what is left of the game-changing astrology of this spring known as the Cardinal Grand Cross. Astrology like this begs us to engage more fully with our lives. Dares us to feel into the depths that only truth can hold. It tricks us into bravery and demands our attention, focus and devotion.

    Safety is an illusion. Permanence is preposterous. God is change* and so must we.”


  15. katara:

    I’m so happy China won the World Cup