A Light in the Attic

Morgan Ashleigh. 22. INFJ. Philadelphia area. Illustration major. Intersectional Feminist. Black and Cherokee. Open-minded.

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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What year is this

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There’s a reason I hated that sappy, watery, pathetic book. Now I know what it is.

her face tho

Isn’t it really that shocking, though?

All his books take place in these quaint little American towns where virtually no POC exist. He literally writes his own little fantasy world where POC are just these people who live elsewhere or don’t exist at all, and white people are falling in love with each other all over the place.

Someone who can’t write diversity into their own fucking fiction couldn’t possibly give a shit about diversity in real life.

Another semicloseted racist comes out.
On all of his book covers feature similar looking white couples. Why?

So what exactly do they study at this “Global” school? Probably not POC, ironically.

Also I hope he knows he’s part of the problem. Telling people they can’t do something makes them hate you for saying so and hate themselves, and discourages them.

I always though he was a shitty writer, and wondered why there were no blacks in The Notebook when it takes place in the south.

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Dear White People (x)

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oh wow.

The cradle of civilization

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I came across Kent’s images some time ago and was drawn particularly to his capture of black bodies, often minimal but yet beautifully highlighting dark hues.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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Natural hair series by @lovejonescreative

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Traditional Burundian newlyweds ❤️💎💚

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Pete Marovich, Shaddows of the Gullah Geechee


My people


To Be Real

Chantal Regnault’s Ballroom Portraits

Chantal Regnault's portraits captured the emerging and vibrant ballroom scene in Harlem, 1989-1992.

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Getting real tired of non-Black folks thinking their opinion matters when talking about how Black folk respond to police brutality and anti-black violence. If you are not Black, your role to to signal boost what Black folks are saying and support them in the ways that they want.

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preach, Frank.




Open your eyes.

New age Genocide 

reblogging again

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BREAKING: Black Man Shot and Killed by Police in South L.A.

A 24-year-old man has died after being shot by police during an encounter in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles, officials said Tuesday.

The incident began at 8:12 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway, said Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Eight minutes later, at 8:20 p.m., the officers stopped a man who was walking in the 200 block of 65th, authorities said.

“A struggle ensued” and police opened fire, according to a statement from the Police Department.

The man was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery, according to Officer Sara Faden, spokeswoman for the LAPD. He later succumbed to his injuries. No officers were hurt in the incident.

It is unknown if the suspect has any gang affiliations, police said.

A woman who said she was the deceased man’s mother identified him as Ezell Ford.

Tritobia Ford said her son was lying on the ground and complying with the officers’ commands when he was shot.

Yet another one…It’s always a “struggle.” And why bring it up if it’s unknown. They know exactly what they’re insinuating. Be fearful of black people and not the police… This is insanity. 


they are really trying to kill us all

Am I next?

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I hate liberal condescension. “The people are rioting because they’re frustrated and don’t understand the legal process.”

No. They’re rioting because they understand that the process rarely gives justice to Black people and they’re tired of being silent about it.

Conservatives say Black folks are stupid and malicious. Liberals say Black folks are stupid but child-like so it’s not really their fault. Either way it’s racism.

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A mother’s worst nightmare.

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