Who Is Hufnagle???

I honestly don't know how to go about describing myself without sounding like some sort of self importing douche. I should HOPE that I'm talented enough for others to appreciate my work. I'm an artist. I create. And in regards to me trying to use my talents to survive i guess i can't really say i create for the SOLE purpose of creating. Sometimes i'm driven to so do but I gotta eat, pay bills, and rent's due so until i'm afforded the luxury I'm chasing that almighty dollar. I also like to think that I'm here for some GREATER purpose tan to merely get by... I hope something I do somewhere in some way shape form or fashion makes someone else better. Even if I'm just the spark that lights the match that's put to the fuse that ignites the mind that sets the world ablaze then so be it.
I'm human. I make mistakes. People like me. People love me. some select few even hate me. I've hurt people. I've helped people heal. I've been hurt. I'm in need of healing... I'm a perfect imperfection. Life's a trip, so forgive me as I stumble. Battle scars, flaws and all I'm me and every day i hope to, through my mistakes and experiences, learn, grow, and be made better.I'm Hufnagle and there's no other way to put it... I like it just like that.

blackfemalepresident:

privileged groups always got problems with shit not being about them for even a slight second

and by privileged i dont just mean white folks

i mean thin folks, able-bodied folks, straight folks, cis folks

yall. cannot. handle. shit not being about you

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crownprince81:

wakeupslaves:

Lauryn Hill dedicates new song ‘Black Rage’ to (stop white people from practicing racism against young black males)
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Lauryn Hill performs on stage at the Amnesty International Concert in New York


Lauryn Hill has dedicated a new version of her song “Black Rage” to Ferguson following white people practicing capital racism in Missouri.

The US singer and rapper uploaded the song to her website, writing: “An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO.”

Set to the tune of “My Favourite Things” fromThe Sound of Music, the lyrics take on a much darker tone than those sung by Julie Andrews.

The lo-fi recording, which includes sounds of children in the background, features lyrics that refer to incidents that inspire “black rage”.

Lauryn Hill sings: “Black Rage is founded on two thirds a person / Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens / Black human packages tied up in strings / Black Rage can come from all these kinds of things.”

“Black Rage is founded on blatant denial of white people practicing racism / Squeezed economics, subsistence survival / Deafening silence and social control / Black Rage is founded on wounds in the soul,” she continues.

The outspoken political artist wrote an extended blog on her Tumblr page last year talking about “reverse racism” in response to being sent to prison for tax evasion.

“Most, if not all of the defensive responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people religiously for centuries,” she wrote.

I love this song. Everytime I hear it I get chills.

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lareinaana:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

broadlybrazen:

[Series of tweets by Prof. Marc Lamont Hill on August 28th, 2014. Text below.]

  • Hillary Clinton offers a statement on Michael Brown and Ferguson. 19 days later. Next she’ll offer her thoughts on Rodney King and Vietnam.
  • Despite the despicable timing, Hillary Clinton’s remarks were actually on point. She critiqued the system and didn’t blame the victims.
  • Rather than preaching unwarranted calm or drawing false racial equivalencies, Hillary Clinton put a spotlight on social injustice.
  • Instead of attacking the protestors, Hillary Clinton rightly pointed to the frayed relationships between police and community.
  • And, perhaps most importantly, Hillary Clinton addressed the elephants in the room: white privilege and institutional racism.
  • In honesty, Hillary Clinton offered the type of commentary that many of us were quixotically expecting from President Obama.
  • The only problem with Hillary Clinton’s comments is that they were cynically timed. She waited until the political stakes were much lower.
  • Hillary Clinton’s statement reflects careful triangulation and calculation driven by political interest rather than genuine feeling.

that’s cuz she’s trying to get votes

She’s legit gonna be such an evil president, just u fuckin wait. She’s been pining and planning this shit FOR DECADES.

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“Love doesn’t make us perfect; it just makes us want to be.”

peanutsoupdeluxeblog:

ACTION HANK BEARD

Illustrations by ACTION HANK BEARD aka Nuri Durr.

TUMBLR

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afternoonsnoozebutton:

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

Every POC got this lesson.

Got this drilled into my brain as a kid. This reminds me of that Chris Rock quote: 

"I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called Alpine, New Jersey. Live in Alpine, New Jersey, right? My house costs millions of dollars…In my neighborhood, there are four black people. Hundreds of houses, four black people. Who are these black people? Well, there’s me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only black people in the whole neighborhood. So let’s break it down…Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man who lives next door to me does for a living? He’s a fucking dentist. He ain’t the best dentist in the world. He ain’t going to the dental hall of fame. He don’t get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He’s just a yank-your-tooth-out dentist. See, the black man gotta fly to get to something the white man can walk to."

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sealective:

LMFAOOOOOOO

sealective:

LMFAOOOOOOO

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Persist and all weakness will turn into strength. Endure and all pain will become your power. Welcome the pain. Understand your weaknesses. Accept that success is disguised as a burden draped in sacrifice, heartache and loss. Don’t be denied in knowing these things; know them well and you will know success… JUMP INTO THE AIR AND STAY THERE.

Art Battle tomorrow. Let’s go!

Stop letting what you THINK get in the way of what you KNOW. You THINK they’re not going to like you, they’re going to talk about you, you’re not good enough, etc. But you KNOW people are going to talk no matter what, or that your best is all you need. You KNOW where you want to be and the best way for YOU to get there. Stop letting your thoughts compromise you. Allow what you KNOW to free you… JUMP INTO THE AIR AND STAY THERE.