Dream a little, Mpume (:

“I don't share my thoughts because I think it will change the minds of people who think differently,

I share my thoughts to show the people who already think like me that they are not alone.”

#StillBekezeling #ThanksForAsking #OkayThanksBye :)

sewingstardom:

#RIP 👑

u may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

—   

by Maya Angelou

It’s a beautiful thing when one fulfils their purpose… May her beautiful soul rest in peace

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zeffwolf:

"Maybe loneliness is a cage that can only be opened by the person who doesn’t fear to embrace your demons."

zeffwolf:

"Maybe loneliness is a cage that can only be opened by the person who doesn’t fear to embrace your demons."

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freshkings:

R.I.P James L. Avery Sr. (November 27, 1948 – December 31, 2013)

freshkings:

R.I.P James L. Avery Sr. (November 27, 1948 – December 31, 2013)

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berry-things:

Nelson Mandela  x Chris Hani

berry-things:

Nelson Mandela  x Chris Hani

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lovebeinghuman:

From the Sarafina soundtrack, Freedo is coming tomorrow

“this prayer.
this prayer.
this prayer.
‘elder mandela.
here is my heart to place under yours.
as
right now
you are slow breaths
and
low eyes.
all that strength you made fom your blood.
a whole nation of black pain.
you carried in your spine.
from
a jail cell. made from your mother’s island.
i return some to you.
here.
are my legs.
my arms.
my voice.
madiba.
ninety four years
is
many lives.
is many bones to go through.
many walks through the sun.
many hearts to shed.
many stars of joy to comb through your hair.
a lot of time
to drink.
let us hold you now.
let us warm the water for your skin.
let our youth be your comfort.
we have seen how your feet danced.
know.
that we have commited
your rhythm.
your song.
you. to memory.
our weeping
is
all hope and fresh mourning.
we know what the ancestors sound like
when they come.
when
they are ready for you.
madiba.
if you have done
what
you came to do.
if
you
are finished transcribing your soul into humanity.
we will
have our cloth ready.
our flowers ready.
our songs in our mouths ready.
our feet and all the drums ready.
our fresh water.
our spirits.
ready.
to
walk
you
home.
ashé.’”

—   

watching over madiba (june. 23, 2013. 6:07 p.m. est, usa), nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

today, dec 5th, 2013 madiba has gone from this world. i thank him for the wideness and largeness of his spirit, the lion of his waters, the strength that fed us all. he taught me the truth about africa, taught me that she can and never will be defeated. i shed tears because i am happy you were here, amongst us, with us, filling us all with your light, love, and quiet honey. you magnificent child of Africa, let us sing and dance you home to the ancestors :)))

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throughtheeyesofolivia:

Yem yem, nqolomsila, sopitsho, Madiba…nothing could have ever prepared the world for this day.  We celebrate your phenomenally inspiring life with sadness and joy in our hearts. I feel blessed to have lived in your time. Thank you for everything you did for South Africa and the world. To you, no-limit soldier, this is not goodbye, but rather, until we meet again. Lala ngoxolo Tata.

throughtheeyesofolivia:

Yem yem, nqolomsila, sopitsho, Madiba…nothing could have ever prepared the world for this day.  We celebrate your phenomenally inspiring life with sadness and joy in our hearts. I feel blessed to have lived in your time. Thank you for everything you did for South Africa and the world. To you, no-limit soldier, this is not goodbye, but rather, until we meet again. Lala ngoxolo Tata.

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lovebeinghuman:

The walk truly was long. We thank you so much father

lovebeinghuman:

The walk truly was long. We thank you so much father

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