I found you and burned all my
bridges, but I keep finding you
wandering yours. I can see you
crossing your fingers when you
tell me I’m it for you. I’m all in;
two hands, whole heart, fresh
page with just your name on the
top. I wish you’d just tell me
you’re not ready to hold me
with both hands and no one
else waiting for your call.

anne, you can’t let her go (via anneisrestless)

the most relevant shit I’ve read today.

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superselected:

Hair-stories. New Works From Artist Nakeya B.

MORE.

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living-in-gmajor:

Pulled a fast one on us 6 year-olds, Disney.

Credit Unknown

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Today I have learnt 3 things:

1. Your body can feel like it’s missing a limb when someone leaves.

2. Your mind can blame you for things that were never your fault.

3. Your heart can break for a love that was never yours.

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tashabilities:

sourcedumal:

sarcasticsweetness:

I’m so here for this.

So ready

I adore this li’l girl.

(Source: cinemactivity)

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prettyboyshyflizzy:

trillaryclinton:

chocahontas:

peechingtonmariejust:

dynastylnoire:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

your girl ever been so mad at u she start talking to you like one of the homies?

"aiight fam"

"say no more bruh"

"you good son"

this is so me rofl

Same though. And easily. 

"It’s good"

"Nah I’m cool, son"

"Nah bro it’s whatever"
"Aight homie"

"you got it bruh"

"bet"

those are all me.

😂😂😂😂 this list y’all compiling got me dead 😭

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radicalbehavior:

howtobeterrell:

herunweddedhusband:

weloveblackgirls:

herunweddedhusband:

he made the comment “i only date white women” i questioned why, he said “because they bitter with attitudes” so i had to break it down to him in an dept. convo

If y’all forreal do not reblog the everlasting shit out of this

Throw education on these boys

Throne*

Educate the children

radicalbehavior:

howtobeterrell:

herunweddedhusband:

weloveblackgirls:

herunweddedhusband:

he made the comment “i only date white women” i questioned why, he said “because they bitter with attitudes” so i had to break it down to him in an dept. convo

If y’all forreal do not reblog the everlasting shit out of this

Throw education on these boys

Throne*

Educate the children

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scienceyoucanlove:

Studies show ‘dark chapter’ of medical research

By Elizabeth Landau

(CNN) — The Tuskegee syphilis experiment of the 20th century is often cited as the most famous example of unethical medical research. Now, evidence has emerged that it overlapped with a shorter study, also sponsored by U.S. government health agencies, in which human subjects were unknowingly being harmed by participating in an experiment.

Research from Wellesley College professor Susan Reverby has uncovered evidence of an experiment in Guatemala that infected people with sexually transmitted diseases in an effort to explore treatments.

The U.S. government apologized for the research project on Friday, more than 60 years after the experiments ended. Officials said an investigation will be launched into the matter.

The Tuskegee and the Guatemala studies show what National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins called a “a dark chapter in the history of medicine.”

As unethical as the methods were, the basic research questions behind both studies were highly relevant at the time, said Peter Brown, medical anthropologist at Emory University. Research in Guatemala focused on the powers of penicillin; in Tuskegee, researchers wanted to know the natural history of syphilis.

"In a racist context, they thought [syphilis] might be different in African-Americans; the real unethical part in my mind had to do with denial of treatment and, most importantly, the denial of information about the study to the men involved," he said.

In 1926, syphilis was seen as a major health problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; in 1928, about 25 percent of black employees at the Delta Pine and Land Company of Mississippi had tested positive for syphilis, according to Tuskegee University. A charity called the Julius Rosenwald Fund came to the U.S. Public Health Service to start a project to improve the health of African-Americans in the South.

But in 1929, the Great Depression began, and the Rosenwald Fund had to cut its funds for the treatment program.

The director of the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Taliaferro Clark, proposed salvaging the project by investigating the course of untreated syphilis.

Getting African-Americans to participate was not a challenge; most African-Americans did not have access to medical care at that time and the study provided free health exams, food and transportation, according to Tuskegee University.

But none of the patients who had syphilis was told that he carried the condition, and doctors did not give the patients sufficient treatment. Instead they were told they would get treatment for “bad blood,” a phrase that connoted a variety of illnesses including syphilis, anemia and fatigue, the CDC said.

The Tuskegee study, which began in the early 1930s, consisted of 399 African-American men with syphilis and 201 without, according to the CDC. The Tuskegee Institute partnered with the Public Health Service for an experiment that was supposed to last 6 months. Instead it lasted about 40 years.

While the Tuskegee study was still going in the 1940s, other efforts that would never meet today’s medical ethics standards were going on elsewhere. The Public Health Service did research at a U.S. prison in 1944 that involved injecting inmates with gonorrhea, Reverby said. That project was abandoned, and the Public Health Service turned to Guatemala to more closely examine syphilis and in what ways penicillin could treat or prevent it, Reverby said in documents posted on her website.

"The whole fact that the Public Health Service was very aware about the ethical problems is very characteristic of American international health policy at the time, which was very condescending to other countries," Brown said.

It turns out that a physician at the Public Health Service, Dr. John C. Cutler, participated in both the Guatemala and the Tuskegee experiments. Cutler came to the Tuskegee project in the 1960s, according to Reverby, and continued to defend it even in the 1990s, long after it ended. Cutler died in 2003 at age 87.

The Guatemala syphilis research involved 696 subjects who came from the Guatemala National Penitentiary, army barracks and the National Mental Health Hospital, according to Reverby’s research. These subjects did not give direct permission to participate. Instead, the authorities signed them up. There were also 772 patients exposed to gonorrhea and 142 subjects exposed to chancres, according to a CDC report.

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No, I’m not ok. But I haven’t been ok since I was 11, maybe 12. I am still here though.
I’m still breathing. For me, sometimes, that will have to be enough
Clementine Von Radics (via vomitbrat)

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zodiacmind:

Fun facts about your sign here

zodiacmind:

Fun facts about your sign here

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Long live lonely thoughts on Thursday nights, that’s when I think of you.

Long live lonely thoughts on Thursday nights, that’s when I think of you.

(Source: seccstape)

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poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

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refreshinglyclassic:

burningoleander:

midnight-emotive:

'if lesbians use dildos why don't they just have sex with a man?'

image

'if straight men like fucking women in the ass why don't they just fuck men?'

Finally, a brilliant response to a dumb question.

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thisisbobbylondon:

In response to anyone who thinks they have an fierce inner black woman in them and is not in fact, a black woman

See the thing about that fire and that “fierceness” is that it’s born out of our oppression, out of always being told that we are ugly, that our bodies are too fat or too muscular, that we don’t have the right kind of hair — and having to deconstruct all those things and tell ourselves that we are beautiful even though society is telling us that we are not.  

That strength is born out of always having to defend ourselves against white supremacy and anti-black-woman-patriachy. From years of not seeing ourselves represented in anything aligned with beauty, of buying products that are made to make us look like not ourselves.

So there is no way you could have an inner black woman in you. You have not experienced our struggle, you don’t know it, you haven’t lived it, and you can’t imagine it. 

See, you can’t sit with us, because we haven’t been able to sit at your table since our existence in this country. And while we were being excluded from your table we made our own, and it is fabulous and fly. And of course you now want to try and have a seat at our table, take our table, use it and ignore all the labor that went into creating THAT table.

But nah, sorry boo boo.

You ain’t never going to be us, you can try to wear your hair like us, you can try to dance like us, talk like us, wish you were us, but know this —

YOU-WILL-NEVER-BE-US

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