A Light in the Attic

Morgan Ashleigh. 21. Philadelphia area. Illustration major. Intersectional Feminist. Black and Cherokee. Open-minded. Currently dating a great guy.

I post about things I like, including but not limited to art, music, cooking, human rights, science and history. I would be more than happy to be your friend.

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return"

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Posts tagged "black people"

whitegirlsaintshit:

dynastylnoire:

rawnoire:

NAKED BLACK JUSTICE: We are not a STEREOTYPE…but we are making a STATEMENT!!! …JOIN THE MOVEMENT TODAY!!! also check out and support the fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Black-Justice-Campaign/286880441414659?ref=hl

Can a thick /fat person get invovled?

I want to do it.

THE BOOTY IN THE THIRD ONE GOT ME SWEATIN SHIT THEY BOTH GOT THE TASTY CAKES GOOD GAWD

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blackinasia:

Source: Truths You Won’t Believe

Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated. 

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babeobaggins:

queennubian:

blackwithflowers:

I think Black people are not afforded the luxury of existing without being pigeonholed into an aggressive state of being. Many times Black people are displayed as hyper-aggressive and because of this display we create a mentality that were stuck with hyper-aggressiveness. 

That isn’t to say that being strong, tough, or aggressive are bad things, they come with our survival. But the vulnerability, pain, and gentleness that Black people reveal are not present many times in the media or even in our homes. The luxury of intimacy with other people is so small in comparison to the thousands of images of us being strong and “animalistic” (by intimacy I mean without guards, barriers, being invested with other people without a facade to what you are or layers you create.)

Similar to the phrase ”carefree black girls and boys”, I wanted to give a safe space to vulnerablity of Blackness to be  on display

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Genteel, Romanctic, Poetic, Ethereal, intimate and vulnerable imagery of Black people 

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Submissions highly welcomed!

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Black with flowers

Can we talk about how freaking beautiful he is….seriously. My God

I am so excited about this being a blog

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sideofdork:

coldeyesthatburn:

diasound:

Colorism

“This is a graphic that depicts the issue of colorism. Black people try to divide themselves among who is lighter than the other or darker than the other. However, we are all black people. Are roots all travel back to Africa: Black is Black is Black.”

in a real way.

but can we no pretend that light skin privilege doesnt exist? this is the equivalent of ” we all bleed red!!!” in my opinion. and erases the experiences of  Darker skinned black people. saying ” we are all black” isnt going to stop the little black girl from feeling she would be prettier if she was lighter.

Colorism is real outcheer. we might all be Black, but some of us get treated way fucking worse.

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whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Malcolm X, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey: Certified Brooklyn by Adrian Franks

We love art.

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