I.Heart.Brothas.
I Heart Brothas is this sista's visual love letter to Black Men. This is a labor of love, where I hope to show my sincere gratitude, admiration, and appreciation for your masculinity, sensuality, intelligence, passion, sense of humor and purpose, endurance, and strength.

It is also a place for me to express my lifelong love and appreciation for photography that captures the essense of Black Men, created by all types, amateurs and professionals, men and women of all ages, Black and White and all shades in between.

Oh - and one more thing: I love quotes. Lots and lots of quotes. I try to feature quotes by black people, but it's turning out that I'll feature a quote by a person irrespective of his/her race because the connection with the deeper meaning of the quote was made.

At any rate, y'all beautiful brothas make it worth my while to open my eyes every morning and get out of bed. Thank you Lord.
I.Heart.Brothas.
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thebluelip-blondie:

africandiasporaphd:

I Freed Myself: African American Self-Emancipation in the Civil War Era by David Williams

For a century and a half, Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation has been the dominant narrative of African American freedom in the Civil War era. However, David Williams suggests that this portrayal marginalizes the role that African American slaves played in freeing themselves. At the Civil War’s outset, Lincoln made clear his intent was to save the Union rather than free slaves – despite his personal distaste for slavery, he claimed no authority to interfere with the institution. By the second year of the war, though, when the Union army was in desperate need of black support, former slaves who escaped to Union lines struck a bargain: they would fight for the Union only if they were granted their freedom. Williams importantly demonstrates that freedom was not simply the absence of slavery but rather a dynamic process enacted by self-emancipated African American refugees, which compelled Lincoln to modify his war aims and place black freedom at the center of his wartime policies


I’ve waited a long time for this book
So, I'm on twitter, and I see some black dudes throwing shade at black girls for crushing on Jesse Williams, citing the only reason we like him is because he's "light skinned with green eyes."
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Warning’ by Langston Hughes
Timeline of a tragedy: The Michael Brown story so far
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eatcakey:

the best usage of YOLO EVAR!
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ethiopienne:

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand up, speak out. 

This is real life. (x)
ethiopienne:

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand up, speak out. 

This is real life. (x)
ethiopienne:

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand up, speak out. 

This is real life. (x)
ethiopienne:

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand up, speak out. 

This is real life. (x)
ethiopienne:

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand up, speak out. 

This is real life. (x)
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bvsedjesus:

damn
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fnhfal:

War and Peace