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black-culture:

"The single biggest difference between financial success and financial failure is how well you manage your money. It’s simple: to master money, you must manage money."

- T. Harv Eker

My students are limited in many resources at home and at school because of the low-economic area they live in. As their teacher and role model, I want to ensure my students are on a path to being successful adults. Many of my students because of their disadvantaged backgrounds have little to no opportunities to learn about financial literacy. They spend their allowance or parents’ earnings on toys or snacks without thinking about the consequences of these small expenditures can add up over time.

It is important to teach students the value of saving money early on to save for important things in the future such as a college education. The possibilities are endless when my students can use a Mac Book Air laptop to access online financial literacy activities. The students will become financial literate as they engage in games and activities that teach them about budgeting, credit/debit, and saving.

I am requesting a Mac Book Air laptop to teach financial literacy in a fun 21st century way to my students. Studies have shown that students who are financially literate become financially responsible young adults regardless of income level. 

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/teaching-financial-literacy-in-a-21st-ce/1258104/?rf=link-siteshare-2014-07-teacher_account-teacher_1562753&challengeid=254136

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-Zellie Imani

Enthusiastic Educator

before any store hires anyone in retail the store needs to put them through physiology 101 so they can realize they don’t have to hop on my d-ck as soon as i enter their peripheral vision if i’m not sending out any signals i want them to, like for instance, turning around and walking the other way

i wasnt even gonna buy anything i just wanted to look around cuz they had pretty suitcases i cant afford that shit but thats not how i looked that day #ballinonabudget

i cannot walk into a store like louis vuitton with out at least 2 people either trying to slowly heard me out or being uncomfortably all up in my shit cuz they store empty as fuck trying to help me

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blastortoise:

When a POC reads a lot, gets good grades or speaks with naturally with an expansive vocabulary and white people say ” haah you are so WHITE!”

What they really are saying is “I don’t associate those positive attributes with being a poc because your people don’t do any of that. Only white people do are capable of that.”

*yawns w entire body* 

youngblackandvegan:

Police brutality is a very unique issue that black men have to deal with
Give them the space to share their frustration and pain over the issue
Listen to how they feel
Do not derail the conversation
Let these black men mourn their humanity in peace

Rest In Peace YAS 1990-2014

smidgetz:

we will never forget.

Any person who makes everyone happy is not real, and the Mandela that does so is not the real Mandela but the one the world has constructed, removing the parts of the man some people did not like.

Many use this Mandela to project themselves as real defenders of his legacy while not living according to his values and disregarding what he stood for.

Like hypocrites in religion, they only extract what makes them happy from Mandela and disregard the rest.

It is an image of a very liberal Nelson Mandela who expected South Africa to be perfect within a very short space of time.

It’s an image of a man who is a messiah, who delivered freedom and democracy to South Africa single handedly.

This cropped out image of Mandela from the real one is ingrained in the minds of those who resist transformation and economic freedom of black people Mandela fought for.

These anti-transformation, anti-justice and very ignorant people use this image to protect what they have.

They easily tell people to “get over apartheid” which Mandela spent his life fighting against.

Extract from South African student activist and writer 's piece “There is a Mandela we should all reject and hate”.

Any op-ed piece about Nelson Mandela that doesn’t take on the usual peace-loving, always smiling, ‘Rainbow Nation’ messiah format will undoubtedly be met with great criticism and anger from those who were sold and bought into this image of the late anti-apartheid leader and human rights activist (seriously, just read the comments under the article).

But the fact of the matter remains that Mandela did not become a pivotal anti-apartheid figure by establishing himself as everyone’s favourite docile father-figure. From with his early days as a lawyer and later with the African National Congress (ANC), Mandela was a radical who was deemed a terrorist by the West and co-founded the armed wing of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Zulu for ‘spear of the nation/people’). During and after his time spent incarcerated on Robben Island, Mandela made many statements that would not sit well with many who in turn seem to calculatedly omit when reflecting on the importance of Madiba’s legacy.

This is not to say that we cannot or should not refer to Mandela’s social and political views and policies when analyzing the current state of the ANC. It’s clear that in many ways, the current ruling party has failed to deliver on promises made as far back s the 1990s. The danger lies when people use Mandela’s words against each other, for their own gain, or as a means of erasure. Citing the term ‘rainbow nation’ as a case for why affirmative action is irrelevant (because apartheid is over and we’re all equal now) is not only ignorant but spits in the face of justice and true reform.

Too often, leaders not from the West are often cast in one-dimensional roles that make them out to either be heroes or villains with no in-betweens when we know that history and politics are always exceptionally complex.

As Hasane so aptly puts it, there’s a difference between ‘getting over apartheid’, and forgiving as a necessary part of the healing process but in no way forgetting the atrocities and injustices of the past. We’d also do well to remember that Mandela was no saint, nor was he perfect in any way. There is no single Mandela story.

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yosssarian:

dating poc to piss off your parents is racist

forcrayonsandbouncy:

Last night, I dreamt that Cecil was teaching my yoga class. He kept trying to get us to do strange poses like, “partially blackened venison burger” or “ukelele sunburst.” None of us knew what he was talking about, but he was so excited and enthusiastic about teaching yoga nonetheless, bless his little heart.