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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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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Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

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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.


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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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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

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


Submissions highly welcomed!


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

We love art.

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