Hey hey! I’m Thanita (thuh-nee-tuh). I’m a 22 year old graduate student pursuing my MSW. I’m Jersey Girl to the death of me but Philadelphia keeps calling me back. I have a lot of random interests, but minimal time to pursue them, I absolutely believe in God, but I do not follow any religion. I’m a black feminist and lowkey the ultimate shade queen. I have little tolerance for BS and ignorance, but believe everyone can learn and grow. I love love. I’ve had a few turning points in my life that have immensely influenced my point of view… stick with me, you might learn a thing or two.
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What’s up, yall! It’s ya girl baelay aka Layla.
Christ-lover first, Black second, Woman third.
I’m a recent graduate from Temple University currently BLESSED to be working as an entertainment and lifestyle web producer. (I’m not gonna put out what organization I work for because who knows what kind of stuff I’ll put on here, you feel me!? All views are my own, btw.) I’m loyal, loving, hard and soft, constantly trying to find the balance, always failing and forever learning. My mind’s all over the place all the time but that’s what makes me.
"I’m only one voice in a million, but you ain’t takin’ that from me."
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Heyyyy!! I’m Imani…I’ll throw it out there that my name means faith in Swahili. I am an architecture major and quite possibly the most eccentric and silliest portion of Through Pretty Brown Eyes. I graduate next semester from Temple University and am learning to cherish every moment God allows me to experience. I am so proud to say I’ve been bred in the beautiful Pretty Girl County aka PG County MD. But in all seriousness, being raised in a predominantly black and largely middle/upper class county has helped shaped my perceptions of the black mind, body, and my own identity. I’m still figuring it all out but I’m doing well for 20 if I do say so myself. Read on and (thrust fist in the air)
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Hey! My name is Bianca. I make up 1/4 of Through Pretty Brown Eyes. I am currently a last semester senior at Temple University with a focus in Strategic Communication with two minors in Business and Sociology. I am lover, sister, daughter and friend. There are things in my life that have framed me to be the thinker that I am. I love love. I love growth. I love to laugh and enjoy the company of others. Being real is a little cliche but I like to think that I am as real as they come. Consider me a sour patch, things may sting a little bit but they come from an extremely sweet place. I am very excited to share my views with you all. ENJOY!!
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you go to tu as in towson u?
Absolutely not lol
The real TU
Another picture of the fam last night. Headed out to a 70s themed party dressed as the Black Panthers!
Look at us!
We’re going to a 70s themed party. I put the idea out there and we all executed beautifully, if I don’t say so myself. The Black Panther Party reincarnated.
Kathleen, Elaine, Foxy, Angela
We’re about to find out if she’s right —and it sounds about right (to me anyway)
Four things we know NOW:
1) Cannabis arrests have been increasing: in 2012 alone, police made one marijuana arrest every 42 seconds
One would think that the legalization of pot would cause a decrease of those arrests, HOWEVER
2) profit motivated ~*private*~ prisons are a very real thing and they are BIG money with BIG lobbyists (the good news here is that CO. is actually closing prisons)
3) The price of legalized marijuana will probably go up…way UP
and that alone increases the likelihood of an illegal underground market
4) Like nearly every other criminal arrest, marijuana arrests are very heavily racially biased
So…IF a significant number of cannabis arrests are still made in Colorado due to an illegal underground market, and (or?) IF the for-profit, private prisons still need to be provided with a fresh supply of disproportionately Black and Latino inmates, all of that corporate greed & racial bias won’t just evaporate away into thin air. Those are not terribly big ifs, but time will soon tell
remember: racism and racial bias in the criminal “justice” system is ALWAYS at play and this IS Colorado we’re talking about (where the ONLY three men on death row are ALL BLACK — in a state that has only 4 percent Black people)
(h/t to Kashann Kilson for collecting all of @GoldieTaylor's tweets on Storify)
Please give this a read…
I knew I didn’t care for the idea of legalized marijuana, but I wasn’t sure why for, other than the exorbitant prices…
Picturing freedom: How former slaves used photography to imagine and create their new lives after Emancipation
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
A scruffy African-American family stands outside their run-down home while a dapper young man sits up straight in a waistcoat and suit: These are the never-before-seen faces of slavery and Emancipation, revealing families’ lives before and after they were freed.
The images themselves played a key part in allowing the men, women and children freedom - being distributed through the northern states as propaganda during the push for abolition, and employed by former slaves to showcase their new images.
More than 150 of the photographs feature in a new book, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, which has been published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 on January 1.
[Continue reading article and view more photographs.]