I think the weirdest thing is that the person you’re going to marry and spend the rest of your life together with is currently walking the earth, living their own life, going to school or going to work or whatever, doing all these things and making all these memories that you’ll get to hear about from them years from now. Insha’Allah
My Favorite Authors Have NEW Titles OUT!!!
Physician Assistant →
Joyce Nichols….the first woman AND first African-American physician assistant in the United States!!!!
Deen Over Dami: Do you know what I love about... →
deenoverdami: Do you know what I love about Islam, the perception of God. As a Christian, I believed God to be kind. He gave us a way to be with Him through Jesus, and I loved that. But in Islam, we don’t believe God needs a sacrifice to forgive me, he doesn’t need blood, he doesn’t need a middle man, he… United for mankind
Stop Whitewashing: HBO's Koran by Heart celebrates... →
I almost cannot put into words how disappointed I was in the documentary you reblogged, HBO’s Koran by Heart. Every major city in Senegal has almost countless numbers of little boys, called talibé, that spend the majority of their days begging in the streets for money to feed themselves. Poor… As a Senegalese woman I too am angered by the hardship young talibe boys must go through....
DYSAETHESIA AETHIOPICA: Saint-Louis, Senegal and... →
so-treu: Organized by Emily Clark, Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana, United States), Ibrahima Thioub, Centre Africain de Recherche sur les Traites et les Esclavages (CARTE), Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar, Senegal), and Cécile Vidal, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Mondes…
laserelectric: can you imagine how fucking relieved the french must have been when we reached the year 2000? they went from having to say “mille neuf cents quatre-vingt-neuf” to just having to say “deux mille” to say the year
The 25 Best Black Sitcoms of All Time →
holyharam: cleophatrajones: theraceproblem: 1. The Cosby Show (1984-1992) 2. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996) 3. A Different World (1987-1993) 4. Martin (1992-1997) 5. Sanford and Son (1972-1977) 6. The Jeffersons (1975-1985) 7. The Boondocks (2005-Present) 8. Living Single (1993-1998) 9. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972-1985) 10. Good Times (1974-1979) 11. Girlfriends...
Sometimes I cannot express my emotions and the prayers I want God to answer. Sometimes I hope God can read my heart, and know exactly what to do to make me content. Because sometimes, I just cannot put it all into words in prayer.
You will see dark brown women cast on television when it’s an agenda item, when...– An African-American screenwriter (via theilluminatedone4) PREACH! The “Scandals” and “Deceptions” of the world.
Prince Among Slaves →
Here is an article about the documentary.
A black child with a transparent rib cage, huge head, bloated stomach,...– How Europe underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney (via cielito-lindo) Why I refuse to take the NGO industry at face value for anything it claims. (via intotheordinary) Me too
Society looks down on people who bleach, but...
ourafrica: How do you feel about this and/or both subjects ? I hate it when we Africans use the “well white people tan, so what’s wrong with people of color bleaching their skin?” argument. It’s not the same…to bathe in the sun is a sign of having taken a vacation to a luxurious resort in some heavenly island. It’s synonymous with being rich and high...
This generation of Africans is going to change...
ourafrica: Past generations shaped the way, but this generation has been gifted. Working with people both inside and outside the continent, I see so many young people traveling in and out to make a change, people who dream to see a greater Africa. Thanks to the knowledge, ambition and opportunities given, honestly, i couldn’t be more proud to be African, and by God, we will get to see a new face...
If [Teach For America] really wants to do a favor for poor inner city kids, they...– Jonathan Kozo (via basedbrezhnev) That’s why am not in favor of tfm. They just come in to use the folks in the inner city so they can boost their resumes and go out and make real money elsewhere….very few actually care about the plight of the inner city child!!!
deenoverdami: I’ve been tired for the past five years, but I finally feel like I’ve gotten rest. “Truly, it is by the Remembrance of Allah that hearts find rest.” [Qur’an, 13.28] My favorite ayah mA!
cumberbulge: my brother just sat my mum down in the living room and started crying and she was getting really worried and he burst out with ‘I’M PREGNANT’ completely seriously, and my mum started yelling and was like ‘OH MY GOD, what the fuck, I raised you to be responsible’ and she was literally ranting for about 10 minutes until she realised and quietly walked out of the room