Malaki Paul No One - Britain’s Got Talent 2012 Live Semi Final - International version (by BritainsGotTalent09)

"Oh Allah, when I lose my hopes and plans, help me remember that your love is greater than my disappointments, and your plans for my life are better than my dreams"

Imam Ali (a.s)

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I’ll respect your opinion as long as your opinion doesn’t disrespect my existence.


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Emotional audition

Malaki Paul Uncut [HD] - Britains got talent 2012 

"What message are we sending to our daughters when we constantly put them in a position to clean up after their younger AND older brothers? We need to change the mindset that dictates girls should be the only ones cleaning the house and cleaning after their brothers. You are not doing your sons any favor by making them so dependent on others for the smallest thing. Ain’t nothing hu(manly) about a man who cannot even wash the plate he ate in."


In moments of profound nostalgia
And longing for my mother’s company
I recall the warm summer days of Mumbai
Where I woke up to the sounds of Adhan
And in close proximity to my mother’s fragrance

In America’s bitter cold winter
I wrap her shawl around my shoulders
And my heart explodes with warmth and joy
As I smell her scent in the air.

Lupita is Beautiful, but Black BEEN Beautiful



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by: Yaba Blay

I love Lupita Nyong’o. I do. But I am uncomfortable with her image. 

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"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here."

Eve Ensler (via psych-facts)

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I remember this lady who use to stitch dirac for Somalis in Mumbai use to constantly play Meena Kumari’s poetry - from what I recall Meena Kumari’s poems served as my introduction to poetry. Poetry that I actually understood. My Somali wasn't that good then and everything in English just went over my head. Meena Kumari's work was and still is my favorite!♥

Black & Noble - A Study of Important Black Figures in Islam

"Making women the sexual gatekeepers and telling men they just can’t help themselves not only drives home the point that women’s sexuality is unnatural, but also sets up a disturbing dynamic in which women are expected to be responsible for men’s sexual behavior."

― Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women


On the morning of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder earlier this year, with the mainstream media raising the specter of riots, blogger Jay Smooth made a prediction: ‘The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George Zimmermans.’

There were no riots. There have been more George Zimmermans.


Joel Reinstein | The racist killing of Renisha McBride (via america-wakiewakie)

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Things Never Said

"If you think my voice carries the hate of my ancestors, you’re wrong; it doesn’t carry hate, but the frustrations of the disappointed”