"When women get together and talk about men, the news is almost always bad news," writes bell hooks. "If the topic gets specific and the focus is on black men, the news is even worse."In this powerful new book, bell hooks arrests our attention from the first page. Her title—We Real Cool; her subject—the way in which both white society and weak black leaders are failing black men and youth. Her subject is taboo: “this is a culture that does not love black males:” “they are not loved by white men, white women, black women, girls or boys. And especially, black men do not love themselves. How could they? How could they be expected to love, surrounded by so much envy, desire, and hate?”

"When women get together and talk about men, the news is almost always bad news," writes bell hooks. "If the topic gets specific and the focus is on black men, the news is even worse."

In this powerful new book, bell hooks arrests our attention from the first page. Her title—We Real Cool; her subject—the way in which both white society and weak black leaders are failing black men and youth. Her subject is taboo: “this is a culture that does not love black males:” “they are not loved by white men, white women, black women, girls or boys. And especially, black men do not love themselves. How could they? How could they be expected to love, surrounded by so much envy, desire, and hate?”



The Temple of Ma’at and Afrikan Spirituality
September 27 · 


They tried to hide this, but it came to light with noses intact. .

Maria Yvette It’s easy for them to take Africa and all of her history because we let them. Not just African Americans, all Africans all over there world; even those still on the continent. We’ve abandoned our spirituality (most not all) and are pretty much giving the rest of the world the permission to annihilate us.
They tried to hide this, but it came to light with noses intact. .
Maria Yvette It’s easy for them to take Africa and all of her history because we let them. Not just African Americans, all Africans all over there world; even those still on the continent. We’ve abandoned our spirituality (most not all) and are pretty much giving the rest of the world the permission to annihilate us.
Via Occupy Wall St.
Diana Flowers So true! poverty is a business used to divide/marginalize and censor people, that’s why we have zip codes, etc as it determines your quality of life and sets the stage for how you/I live…AKA The infrastructure! !

Via Occupy Wall St.

Diana Flowers So true! poverty is a business used to divide/marginalize and censor people, that’s why we have zip codes, etc as it determines your quality of life and sets the stage for how you/I live…AKA The infrastructure! !

* So Hood # 8 *

empresslove:

How Hood is your Love?
Don’t act like you too Good for these
Kool-Aid Lips, that’ll Captain Crunch on your Neck and Monkey Bite the Glitter out of your Tattoo
Stars….
I dig your Section 8 figure with that C-Section Smile,
She Swallow Chocolate Kisses for Honey Child’s ,
it’s been awhile since…