1. 20:36 20th Jul 2014

    Notes: 193

    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    (Source: phasmogeny)

     
  2. 19:34

    Notes: 1037

    Reblogged from kyssthis16

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    kyssthis16:

diamondsonparade:

clarknokent:

kreolekunt:

Drake called out Macklemore and the Grammys LIVE at the 2014 ESPY’s. “Real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win Grammys.”

Shots upon shots

legendary

Where is the lie?

    kyssthis16:

    diamondsonparade:

    clarknokent:

    kreolekunt:

    Drake called out Macklemore and the Grammys LIVE at the 2014 ESPY’s. “Real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win Grammys.”

    Shots upon shots

    legendary

    Where is the lie?

     
  3. 16:16 16th Jul 2014

    Notes: 65487

    Reblogged from moniquill

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    moniquill:

girlwhowasonfire:

shitangiggle:

girlwhowasonfire:

Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.

Psssst among the reasons for this is because both high school and college are becoming more and more basically compulsory if one wants to make a survivable income, so using completion of high school and college might not be the best bet as a metric of being educated.Let’s step back and talk about the internet instead, and the existence of things like wikipedia (for all its faults) and other wikia, of things like Coursera, of the most literate generation ever ( http://www.npr.org/2012/10/23/163414069/americas-facebook-generation-is-reading-strong ) who are far more likely to read books not assigned for school or work than any preceeding generation (and yes that includes generations before the advent of TV and radio, see also much higher literacy)In short, the author of this book is on my eating list now.

    moniquill:

    girlwhowasonfire:

    shitangiggle:

    girlwhowasonfire:

    Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

    Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

    In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.

    Psssst among the reasons for this is because both high school and college are becoming more and more basically compulsory if one wants to make a survivable income, so using completion of high school and college might not be the best bet as a metric of being educated.

    Let’s step back and talk about the internet instead, and the existence of things like wikipedia (for all its faults) and other wikia, of things like Coursera, of the most literate generation ever ( http://www.npr.org/2012/10/23/163414069/americas-facebook-generation-is-reading-strong ) who are far more likely to read books not assigned for school or work than any preceeding generation (and yes that includes generations before the advent of TV and radio, see also much higher literacy)

    In short, the author of this book is on my eating list now.

     
  4. 16:09

    Notes: 996

    Reblogged from tyrantrummed

    blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

    Born on this day…July 16, 1862

    Ida B. Wells: Journalist, Newspaper Editor, Anti-Lynching Activist

    Book:

    Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.

    Quotes from Ida B. Wells:

    “The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.”

    “I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no intelligence or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way…so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.”

    “The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.”

    “The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect himself against the white man or become his rival.”

    “The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.”

    “The white man’s victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.”

    “If it were possible, I would gather the race in my arms and fly away with them.”

     
  5. 16:03

    Notes: 21328

    Reblogged from moniquill

    'Just because I got an Emmy nomination doesn't mean the lives of trans people aren't in peril every day.'
    — 

    — Laverne Cox (via angerisbeautiful-79)

    cuz we KNOW there’s gonna be waaaay too many people patting themselves on the back saying “ok the trans issue is solved we did a good job” because laverne cox got nominated like NOOOOO there are still are still trans people that need to be supported listened to loved and defended. there is still a culture of transphobia and transmisogyny that needs to be dismantled. work to be done. (via wocinsolidarity)

     
  6. 22:39 11th Jul 2014

    Notes: 3425

    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    Black women are expected to use our anger only in the service of other people’s salvation or learning.
    — Audre Lorde, The Uses of Anger (via eshusplayground)
     
  7. 21:51 9th Jul 2014

    Notes: 1058375

    Reblogged from kyssthis16

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    seananmcguire:

seananmcguire:

camwyn:

queensimia:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

I remember this guy! Wow, it’s still only a little bit over half. Rebloggan’!

I don’t normally do these ‘reblog if’ things, but hell, if it annoys racists, why not.

That’s kinda where I stand on things.  I mostly ignore them, but kid, YOU’RE GOIN’ TO DISNEY WORLD.

I love how racists came to the party and we promptly got another 100k reblogs.  Like, WE ARE WEE AND SOMETIMES PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, BUT FUCK YOU, HE’S GONNA RIDE THE HAUNTED MANSION UNTIL HE’S DONE.

    seananmcguire:

    seananmcguire:

    camwyn:

    queensimia:

    crystaltokyogorepolice:

    teenagemutantnegroturtle:

    ask-aphsiberia:

    mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

    cosbyykidd:

    It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

    GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

    I want you to go man!

    if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

    People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

    I remember this guy! Wow, it’s still only a little bit over half. Rebloggan’!

    I don’t normally do these ‘reblog if’ things, but hell, if it annoys racists, why not.

    That’s kinda where I stand on things.  I mostly ignore them, but kid, YOU’RE GOIN’ TO DISNEY WORLD.

    I love how racists came to the party and we promptly got another 100k reblogs.  Like, WE ARE WEE AND SOMETIMES PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, BUT FUCK YOU, HE’S GONNA RIDE THE HAUNTED MANSION UNTIL HE’S DONE.

     
  8. 19:38

    Notes: 22396

    Reblogged from howtobeterrell

    so-treu:

    strugglingtobeheard:

    elegantly-tasteless:

    miaadamswhat:

    geejayeff:

    scandal-whipped:

    Detroit activist slams reporter on air for misreporting reasons for water shutoff to thousands

    OMG you all have to watch this.

    She’s my HERO!

    DAYUM! She shut that FOX-reporter-wannabe down. Not here for that mess at all!

    Bloop

    I’m tryna be her when I grow up

    She dismissed the news team like bye I’m done with you. Wow. What lies, bless her!!!!!!

    YES mama. YES.

     
  9. 19:34

    Notes: 291

    Reblogged from pocmillennials

    POC Millennials starts now.

    pocmillennials:

    I wrote an article for Salon

    and pushed a hashtag.

    And I found that like me there were many people who had stories to tell and  desires to expand the discussion of millennials beyond the snarky, mocking and often blindingly white confines of the discussion.

    I also found that while advocacy,journalism, and activism had been covered in whole or in part, discussion, analysis and plain curation, is lacking.

    There was no talking and no one to talk to. 

    I want to talk . Most importantly I want to talk to you

    I am making it my goal to interview and document as many people as will have me .

    Specifically people between 18-35 who identify as millennials and people of color. 

    I want to put faces to stats, people to overblown theories.

    We hear about millennials , but we don’t see them and we don’t see them interacting and 

    We definitely don’t see the people of color,outside the closed confines of what we are told is young.

    This is not about proving but about stating, who we are,where we are ,and what we want.

    This is about telling our stories as many ways , in as many mediums as possible.

    This is about chronicling how our stories have been told and pushing back not just for inclusion but for truth.

    This is about now.

    If you are interested , please go here to fill out our Contact/Survey form.

    They wan’t to talk about us .  We want to talk to each other.

    Let’s go.

    It’s all the way live.

     
  10. 17:43

    Notes: 2156

    Reblogged from witchsistah

    Power is being able to say complete and utter nonsense and have it be believed, powerlessness is where no matter how much cogent evidence and proof one has, to not be believed.
    — Catharine MacKinnon. (via womentoadmire)
     
  11. 11:50 8th Jul 2014

    Notes: 30505

    Reblogged from moniquill

    datingdisastersofaqueergirl:

    Hello tumblr.

    I’ve noticed that a lot of y’all are really into the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black. Now, I’m not going to bore you with any prison abolitionist rant here. I just have a request.

    You know how Miss Claudette doesn’t get letters? How…

     
  12. 21:58 7th Jul 2014

    Notes: 526961

    Reblogged from quieroamartellorona

    rocknrollercoaster:

to tha wall

    rocknrollercoaster:

    to tha wall

     
  13. 13:16 5th Jul 2014

    Notes: 39295

    Reblogged from note-a-bear

    kelsium:

    You can tell a girl she’s smart her whole life, encourage her in school, buy her a chemistry set, send her to math camp, help her apply for college scholarships in STEM fields, and she’s still eventually going to walk into a classroom, a lab, or a job interview and have some man dismiss her existence, deny her funding, pass her over for a promotion, or take credit for her work. How about you work on getting those assholes out of power and quit telling me not to call girls pretty.

     
  14. 09:53 3rd Jul 2014

    Notes: 305

    Reblogged from jcoleknowsbest

    chuchotant:

    The un-ambitious lazy Black American is a fictional character sold to immigrant Blacks to guarantee our complacency in White supremacy—at least for one generation.

    YES

     
  15. 21:20 28th Jun 2014

    Notes: 49

    Reblogged from howtobeterrell

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    hiphopeducation:

BORN IN THE BRONX: AN EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS FROM THE CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION
Open June 26 - July 26 
620 Greenwich Street at the corner of Leroy Street
In 2007, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection was established by Johan Kugelberg. In the years since, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection has grown to be the largest archive of hip hop materials in the world, spanning over four decades and over 200,000 objects. Last summer, Boo-Hooray and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise held an open archiving of Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection prior to its delivery to Cornell University. This summer, we’re staging an exhibition of the most amazing items we identified alongside highlights from the Cornell archive including:
Hand-written lyrics by Afrika Bambaataa.
Original records from Bambaataa’s collection.
Artworks and hand-painted hip hop clothing by Buddy Esquire, the king of the flyer.
Original animation and photography from Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style.
Iconic photographs by Joe Conzo, the man who the New York Times said “took hip hop’s baby pictures.”
A sound-installation of rare live early hip hop performances from Breakbeat Lenny Roberts’ collection.
SURPRISE GUESTS will be DJing. Join Boo-Hooray/Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on social media to keep posted on who and when. Several crates of Afrika Bambaataa’s duplicate records from his personal collection will be for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. These records are stickered as coming from Bambaataa’s stash. An exclusive signed silkscreen print portrait of Afrika Bambaataa by Paul Insect in a numbered edition of 150 will be available for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. More information, visit boo-hooray.com.

    hiphopeducation:

    BORN IN THE BRONX: AN EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS FROM THE CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION

    Open June 26 - July 26 

    620 Greenwich Street at the corner of Leroy Street

    In 2007, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection was established by Johan Kugelberg. In the years since, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection has grown to be the largest archive of hip hop materials in the world, spanning over four decades and over 200,000 objects.

    Last summer,
    Boo-Hooray and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise held an open archiving of Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection prior to its delivery to Cornell University.

    This summer, we’re staging an exhibition of the most amazing items we identified alongside highlights from the Cornell archive including:

    • Hand-written lyrics by Afrika Bambaataa.
    • Original records from Bambaataa’s collection.
    • Artworks and hand-painted hip hop clothing by Buddy Esquire, the king of the flyer.
    • Original animation and photography from Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style.
    • Iconic photographs by Joe Conzo, the man who the New York Times said “took hip hop’s baby pictures.”
    • A sound-installation of rare live early hip hop performances from Breakbeat Lenny Roberts’ collection.

    SURPRISE GUESTS will be DJing. Join Boo-Hooray/Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on social media to keep posted on who and when.

    Several crates of Afrika Bambaataa’s duplicate records from his personal collection will be for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. These records are stickered as coming from Bambaataa’s stash.

    An exclusive signed silkscreen print portrait of Afrika Bambaataa by Paul Insect in a numbered edition of 150 will be available for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    More information, visit
    boo-hooray.com.