Black Family Love

re-establishing the critical importance of black families, positive imagery thereof, as a means to improve the collective health, self-image and psyche of black people.

progressing from black love to black, family love.

the average life

my life is a pendant
a dangling wayward chain
obsessive of change.

but never have i ever endured change
missing the moments as life dwindles by.
will i ever reach my highest hopes?

the dreams are those of a fantasy
will they ever come true?
will life ever bear its fruit?

where do wayward hopes go in the momentous, tormentous times?
will we ever see despair dissipate?
dancing on dazzling daggers of trepidation, tirelessly we wander.

searching… searching.. for a better way
if our moments were worthy…
if our thoughts were pure
will we ever, ever tackle the truth?
will our deepest recognitions be worthless?
will our cogitations be items of trample?

distant desires… far off. nemeses of attainment.
will our love ever connect?
peace. love. happiness. and patience.

the life, that life. is made of

mochafleur:

becuzur:


saltymagazine:


“World Record for Longest Marriage held by Black coupleIn a day when marriages begin and end with the greatest of ease, Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher are a rarity. The James City, N.C., husband and wife have been wed 85 years and hold the Guinness World Record for the longest marriage of a living coupleBanners and signs celebrating that record decorate the front lawn of their ranch-style home. They’ve captured the attention of newspapers, magazines and websites everywhere. And just recently, they received a signed commendation from President Obama with a promise of an official invitation to the White House to meet him.The hoopla over their accomplishment doesn’t faze them at all. Zelmyra, 101, scorns the idea that there’s some secret to the longevity of their marriage. “No secrets,” she says. “There isn’t any secret. It was only God that kept us together.”Herbert, 104, is amazed at their longevity. “I didn’t know I would be married this long,” he says. The retired Coca-Cola Bottling Co. mechanic still has a sharp mind, though his hearing is failing. Revered as a hard-working husband and father, Herbert built the family home in 1942, and he and his wife still reside there. His diligence and aggressive saving paid for the college educations of the couple’s five children. They also have 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.” 


This is awesome. :-)


I’m so happy to see this. After all the statics and attack on black women, people, and their marriage (cough Michelle Bachman) lets just look at this for a bit. It’s not even the fact that they’re married (if you are not a fan of marriage or don’t believe because of your preference) it’s the fact that as a monogamous couple they’re loved and been with each other that long. That’s beautiful honestly.

mochafleur:

becuzur:

saltymagazine:

“World Record for Longest Marriage held by Black couple

In a day when marriages begin and end with the greatest of ease, Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher are a rarity. The James City, N.C., husband and wife have been wed 85 years and hold the Guinness World Record for the longest marriage of a living couple

Banners and signs celebrating that record decorate the front lawn of their ranch-style home. They’ve captured the attention of newspapers, magazines and websites everywhere. And just recently, they received a signed commendation from President Obama with a promise of an official invitation to the White House to meet him.

The hoopla over their accomplishment doesn’t faze them at all. Zelmyra, 101, scorns the idea that there’s some secret to the longevity of their marriage. “No secrets,” she says. “There isn’t any secret. It was only God that kept us together.”

Herbert, 104, is amazed at their longevity. “I didn’t know I would be married this long,” he says. The retired Coca-Cola Bottling Co. mechanic still has a sharp mind, though his hearing is failing. Revered as a hard-working husband and father, Herbert built the family home in 1942, and he and his wife still reside there. His diligence and aggressive saving paid for the college educations of the couple’s five children. They also have 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.” 

This is awesome. :-)

I’m so happy to see this. After all the statics and attack on black women, people, and their marriage (cough Michelle Bachman) lets just look at this for a bit. It’s not even the fact that they’re married (if you are not a fan of marriage or don’t believe because of your preference) it’s the fact that as a monogamous couple they’re loved and been with each other that long. That’s beautiful honestly.

(via jloveimages)

shesillnotsick:

A pic of my brother, my sister and me on my 19th birthday.

shesillnotsick:

A pic of my brother, my sister and me on my 19th birthday.

Queen Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
Decoded the keys to the colors: leather, guns, pigment.
The mother of the modern understanding of racism/white supremacy as a system and how it relate to color.
Love & cherished. Forever in our spirits.

Queen Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

Decoded the keys to the colors: leather, guns, pigment.

The mother of the modern understanding of racism/white supremacy as a system and how it relate to color.

Love & cherished. Forever in our spirits.

my esteemed teacher who taught me about the problems black women face through her writings.
queen. malkia. loved & cherished.

my esteemed teacher who taught me about the problems black women face through her writings.

queen. malkia. loved & cherished.

sarrrahturner:

Ida B. Wells
Campaign Against Lynching
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/idabwells/pamphlets.html

warrior queen with the pen. forever cherished.
“The more I studied the situation, the more I was convinced that the Southerner had never gotten over his resentment that the Negro was no longer his plaything, his servant, and his source of income.”
—Ida B. Wells-Barnett 

sarrrahturner:

Ida B. Wells

Campaign Against Lynching

http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/idabwells/pamphlets.html

warrior queen with the pen. forever cherished.

The more I studied the situation, the more I was convinced that the Southerner had never gotten over his resentment that the Negro was no longer his plaything, his servant, and his source of income.

—Ida B. Wells-Barnett 

mymiscellaneousworld:

Dr. Marimba Ani

queen. malkia.
shine forever!
"we can understand Europeans culturally as yurugu, the incomplete and forever  immature being.” Yurugu, pg 284

mymiscellaneousworld:

Dr. Marimba Ani

queen. malkia.

shine forever!

"we can understand Europeans culturally as yurugu, the incomplete and forever  immature being.” Yurugu, pg 284


You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution.
King Fred Hampton

You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution.

King Fred Hampton

talknurdy2me:

Amos Wilson.  As I was studying engineering, I was also studying Amos Wilson.  Incredible mind.

same here mah dude!
there can’t be real black love under white supremacy…the reason why black people don’t love…is because love…real love requires protection….this type love of black people loving, protecting one another is real tough under white supremacy…so in order to not be heart broken…black people have to block themselves from truly loving one another
*paraphrasing*
king. amos. wilson. malik.

talknurdy2me:

Amos Wilson.  As I was studying engineering, I was also studying Amos Wilson.  Incredible mind.

same here mah dude!

there can’t be real black love under white supremacy…the reason why black people don’t love…is because love…real love requires protection….this type love of black people loving, protecting one another is real tough under white supremacy…so in order to not be heart broken…black people have to block themselves from truly loving one another

*paraphrasing*

king. amos. wilson. malik.