"I'd starve if I ate all the lies they fed"- India.Arie.

Beets & Sweets is the healthy version of politics, popular culture, and food. We aim to counter what society and the media feed to our community. We go beyond the notion of 'you are what you eat' to emphasize that we are what we CONSUME, not only with our mouths, but with our ears, eyes, minds, and spirits.

Each one, teach one to reach one.





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blackourstory:

rebelbaes:

My black year: Maggie Anderson at TEDxGrandRapids

Chicago family Buys Black for a year. Maggie Anderson, shares her experience with that experiment.

Maggie Anderson also Author of the Book based on the experiment:

"Our Black Year"

http://www.amazon.com/Our-Black-Year-Americas-Racially-ebook/dp/B0078XE0FS/ref=la_B001JPCU3U_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409138343&sr=1-1

Where are the notes??? I mean, this is THE answer, according to much of pro-Black tumbler, so I’d expect more cosigns…

(Source: youtube.com)

itsdivaduh:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

#Community

In the midst of the storm, there is some peace. I love this.

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victicms.

curvesincolor:

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via The Huffington Post.

lostinurbanism:

"Murdered By Police" via KalanJones (Chicago)

lostinurbanism:

"Murdered By Police" via KalanJones (Chicago)

Say that.

Say that.

darvinasafo:

#FERGUSON protestor returns tear gas canister back to sender…
This is Amerikkka 2014
ICONIC

darvinasafo:

#FERGUSON protestor returns tear gas canister back to sender…

This is Amerikkka 2014

ICONIC

#RememberRenisha

#RememberRenisha

6 Rules of Engagement

themaritalmission:

by Shameka McDowell

Congratulations! You’re engaged! Break out the wedding colors and seating chart, but while you’re prepping for the big day, now is the time to prepare for your marriage, too.

Like any major life decision, it’s best to have a game plan going into holy matrimony. In fact, it’s a matter of life and divorce when it comes to marriage. So after your elation slightly subsides, here are a few things to do before saying, “I do.”

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Can You Cook?: Presumption versus Expectation

themaritalmission:

by LeRodrius McDowell

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Let’s get right to it. There is a misconception that is plaguing relationships and potential relationships. Not understanding the nuances between a presumption and an expectation has led to many arguments, ended plenty dates, and played its role in a few divorces. When the two are not communicated (i.e., sending AND receiving of information) properly, things can go downhill in a split second. So, how about we define these two terms:

pre·sump·tion (noun): an assumption, often not fully established,  that is taken  for granted in some piece of reasoning.

ex·pec·ta·tion (noun): something expecteda thing looked forward to.

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The Fire this Time.

diallokenyatta:

Self-immolation is an act done to bring attention to an issue or cause in the most dramatic way possible. Self-immolation is literally an act which uses ones own life and body as a beacon of light, to spark a Revolution, or to shed a condemning light on an unseen or unacknowledged…