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supersmashkev:

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

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vladith:

Pakistani teenager Aitzaz Hasan died Monday after tackling a suicide bomber trying to enter his school. By sacrificing himself, he saved the lives of the 2,000 students studying inside. Hasan’s father says, ”My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”
This is bravery. This is selflessness. This is true courage.

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Here is a beautiful picture of his grave decorated with many flowers. May Allah rest his soul in peace…

rest in power my friend

More courage, conviction & spirit than anyone twice his age….and certainly more than the Pakistani elite in power. God have mercy on his soul. 

supersmashkev:

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

realmfighter:

oyezayn:

vladith:

Pakistani teenager Aitzaz Hasan died Monday after tackling a suicide bomber trying to enter his school. By sacrificing himself, he saved the lives of the 2,000 students studying inside. Hasan’s father says, ”My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”

This is bravery. This is selflessness. This is true courage.

Source

Here is a beautiful picture of his grave decorated with many flowers. May Allah rest his soul in peace…

rest in power my friend

More courage, conviction & spirit than anyone twice his age….and certainly more than the Pakistani elite in power. God have mercy on his soul. 

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america-wakiewakie:

Meet Arabic Hip-Hop’s First Lady: Shadia Mansour | Colorlines Longtime journalist and hip-hop historian Davey D has a great series going in which he highlights 500 female emcees, and he recently featured the British-born Palestinian emcee Shadia Mansour.
Since launching a rap career around 2003, Mansour has gained fans in the Middle East, Europe and the United States with politically charged songs that take aim at the occupation of Palestine. She often performs in a traditional Palestinian thawb and, according to Hip-Hop and Politics, considers herself to be part of a “musical intifada.”
Mansour has collaborated with other well-known Palestinian hip-hop groups including DAM and has also worked with rapper M-1 of Dead Prez, who’s featured on her track “Al Kufiya Arabiya” (The Kufiya is Arab). From Hip-Hop and Politics: 
The song was written when Mansour discovered an American made blue-and-white colored Arab scarf with Stars of David on it. Mansour introduced her song on stage in New York: “You can take my falafel and hummus, but don’t fucking touch my keffiyeh”.
(Watch “Al Kufiya Arabiya” - “The Kufiya is Arab”) (Photo Credit) (Lyrics Translated - English)

america-wakiewakie:

Meet Arabic Hip-Hop’s First Lady: Shadia Mansour | Colorlines 

Longtime journalist and hip-hop historian Davey D has a great series going in which he highlights 500 female emcees, and he recently featured the British-born Palestinian emcee Shadia Mansour.

Since launching a rap career around 2003, Mansour has gained fans in the Middle East, Europe and the United States with politically charged songs that take aim at the occupation of Palestine. She often performs in a traditional Palestinian thawb and, according to Hip-Hop and Politics, considers herself to be part of a “musical intifada.”

Mansour has collaborated with other well-known Palestinian hip-hop groups including DAM and has also worked with rapper M-1 of Dead Prez, who’s featured on her track “Al Kufiya Arabiya” (The Kufiya is Arab). From Hip-Hop and Politics: 

The song was written when Mansour discovered an American made blue-and-white colored Arab scarf with Stars of David on it. Mansour introduced her song on stage in New York: “You can take my falafel and hummus, but don’t fucking touch my keffiyeh”.

(Watch Al Kufiya Arabiya” - “The Kufiya is Arab) (Photo Credit) (Lyrics Translated - English)

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humansofnewyork:

Today in microfashion…
(Amritsar, India)

humansofnewyork:

Today in microfashion…

(Amritsar, India)

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elijahd0m:

Cykeem White & Alexander Dominguez

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amovible:

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."-Malcolm X

Today was the first day back for kids in Gaza.

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artismyhustle:

Jean Michel Basquiat by Jonathan Becker 1985

artismyhustle:

Jean Michel Basquiat by Jonathan Becker 1985

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byrongraffiti:

Me when I play my friends my music.

Hip-hop heads when you just wanna bop & shake your ass to the beat for ONCE

byrongraffiti:

Me when I play my friends my music.

Hip-hop heads when you just wanna bop & shake your ass to the beat for ONCE

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How do you know you’re in love?

—COMMON:Man, I know I’m in love when I think about her a lot and I’m finding ways to get to that person. Even though I gotta work, even though I gotta take care of other responsibilities, I’m like yo, when am I gonna fly out and see that person? I look forward to seeing them.
—KENDRICK LAMAR:How do you know you’re in love? When your heart feels it instead of your mind and your penis don’t. You know, it’s deeper than that… That’s when you know.
—PETE ROCK:Oh man you feel it right here, *touches heart*, right there, it’s like cupid’s shooting you in the heart, that shit’s just BOOW! Lots of people say they don’t believe in love at first sight, but I do, it’s happened to me.
—A$AP ROCKY:You know you in love cuz you don’t want nobody else but that person. You know, that’s how you know for sure. Like you could see a million other bad bitches, but you know, but it don’t even matter, you stuck.
—BIG BOI:Your heart flutters a little bit, you like to kiss on the mouth a lot, your neck get hot when you kiss on the mouth, that type of stuff. Stuff like that, yea.
—QUESTLOVE:I THINK WHEN THAT PERSON CONSUMES YOU.
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cabbagefuneral:

sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else 

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