"Surround yourself with people that strive to do good for the sake of just doing good. There is something alive in those people’s hearts that has been lost for the rest of mankind."

Mobeen Hakeem (via animalsandtrees)

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yourpersonalcheerleader:

I look forward to being with someone who will love me with eyes always fixed forward, with an unwavering belief that I’m the right one.

spiritualinspiration:

And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? (Luke 18:7, NIV)

Have you been crying out to the Lord for something? Maybe there’s a situation in your life that’s been overwhelming, and you feel like you’ve done everything you know to do and can’t see a way through. Be encouraged today because we serve a God of justice! He is faithful to His Word, and He will always be faithful to you.

Not only is He a God of justice, He is your vindicator. One thing we have to remember is that our battle is not with the person who may have wronged us. Scripture says that the enemy of our souls, the accuser of the brethren is our ultimate enemy. Know today that God already has a plan; He already knows the future, and He will bring about justice! Before eternity is through, He will right the wrongs that have been done to you.

Your part is to release the situation into His capable hands. You don’t have to straighten everybody out or right the wrongs in your life, that’s God’s job. Trust Him with your future because the God of justice is working things out on your behalf!

spiritualinspiration:

And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? (Luke 18:7, NIV)

Have you been crying out to the Lord for something? Maybe there’s a situation in your life that’s been overwhelming, and you feel like you’ve done everything you know to do and can’t see a way through. Be encouraged today because we serve a God of justice! He is faithful to His Word, and He will always be faithful to you.

Not only is He a God of justice, He is your vindicator. One thing we have to remember is that our battle is not with the person who may have wronged us. Scripture says that the enemy of our souls, the accuser of the brethren is our ultimate enemy. Know today that God already has a plan; He already knows the future, and He will bring about justice! Before eternity is through, He will right the wrongs that have been done to you.

Your part is to release the situation into His capable hands. You don’t have to straighten everybody out or right the wrongs in your life, that’s God’s job. Trust Him with your future because the God of justice is working things out on your behalf!

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"If you are, yourself, depressed right now, send a signal to someone, anyone you trust. Say the words out loud. Words have power. You are not a freak. You are not icky. You are, simply, human and in great pain. You do not “deserve” that pain. You are not less than for feeling it, and you DO deserve love and care and relief from that pain."

Miles and Miles of No-Man’s Land | Libba Bray (via machinery)

A personal essay worth everyone’s time.

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"Land of the free, home of the brave?!? Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense."

Ida B. Wells (via whb2)

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"There is a kind of crying I hope you have not experienced, and it is not just crying about something terrible that has happened, but a crying for all of the terrible things that have happened, not just to you but to everyone you know and to everyone you don’t know and even the people you don’t want to know, a crying that cannot be diluted by a brave deed or a kind word, but only by someone holding you as your shoulders shake and your tears run down your face."

Lemony Snicket (via psych-facts)

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Reminder: Women do not need to be polite to someone who is making them uncomfortable.

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youngblackandvegan:

i got over dating someone that needed fixing  fast

it’s not my job to put people back together

when so much of me is in pieces too

i only date whole people now

or people in the process

of putting themselves

together

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afro-dominicano:

gelopanda:

Amara la Negra’s Instagram always has me questioning my life.

with good reason

afro-dominicano:

gelopanda:

Amara la Negra’s Instagram always has me questioning my life.

with good reason

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ourafrica:

Ataui Deng, New York City runway model who was missing for nearly two weeks has been found alive, police say.

Ataui-Deng Hopkins was found Monday at an area hospital, 12 days after she was last seen leaving the rooftop XVI Lounge on West 48th Street near Eighth Avenue on Aug. 6, according to the NYPD.

The 22-year-old models professionally under the name Ataui Deng. 

She has walked the runways for designers like Proenza Schouler, Zach Posen, Malandrino and Lanvin, according to New York Magazine. Hopkins has also appeared in Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue.

The Sudanese-born model has been modeling since she was 14 and lived in Texas before coming to New York City.

A spokeswoman at Trump Models, Hopkins’ agency since 2008, said before the 22-year-old was found that everyone was worried about the “much loved” model and had been making calls and trying to find her. Celebrities including Rihanna also tweeted her photo during the search.

Hopkins’ friend, celebrity chef Roble Ali, said she had disappeared before for a day or two before when she felt like she needed space. But he said he got worried about this most recent incident because she’d never been gone so long.

In an Instagram post after she was found, Ali thanked thanked police and friends for their efforts.

"She is safe and sound," he said. "I want to thank all of our friends and followers and especially the NYPD for their swift and dedicated response."

News source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Runway-Model-Missing-New-York-City-Ataui-Deng-271730701.html

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planetfaraway:

Today’s thoughts.

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whitegirlsaintshit:

wata-melanin:

bambooearring:

ibreakshitlikeboundariesnstuff:

monicalewinskys:

EARL WENt OFF!

WOAAAAAAGHHHHHH!!!!! I KNEW IT!! I KNEW HE’D SAY SOMETHING!! I WAS WAITING FOR THIS!!!! This is why

EARL YOU ARE THE ONE <3

He need to have a sit down with his bud Tyler

HE REPRESENTINNNNN!!!!

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spiritualinspiration:

“Then Moses said, ‘Now show me your glory.’ ” (Exodus 33:18, NIV)
Moses was talking to God and said, “God, show me Your glory.” God responded by saying, in effect, “Okay, Moses. I’ll show it to you, but you can’t see My face. The way you’ll know that I’ve been here is that you will see My goodness.” Whenever something good happens, large or small, God is saying, “That’s a sign of My presence.”
I believe that if you’re seeing goodness in your life, you’re seeing God. You’re seeing a sign of His presence. I’m convinced that we see God at work all day long, but many times, we don’t recognize it.
Today, be on the lookout for God’s goodness. Thank Him and praise Him for the little things as well as the big things. As you acknowledge His goodness, you’ll see Him more clearly and know His love in ways you never have before.

spiritualinspiration:

“Then Moses said, ‘Now show me your glory.’ ” (Exodus 33:18, NIV)

Moses was talking to God and said, “God, show me Your glory.” God responded by saying, in effect, “Okay, Moses. I’ll show it to you, but you can’t see My face. The way you’ll know that I’ve been here is that you will see My goodness.” Whenever something good happens, large or small, God is saying, “That’s a sign of My presence.”

I believe that if you’re seeing goodness in your life, you’re seeing God. You’re seeing a sign of His presence. I’m convinced that we see God at work all day long, but many times, we don’t recognize it.

Today, be on the lookout for God’s goodness. Thank Him and praise Him for the little things as well as the big things. As you acknowledge His goodness, you’ll see Him more clearly and know His love in ways you never have before.

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