1. 12:52 31st Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    notime4yourshit:

    I Can’t Breathe: Broadway Stars Send A Message About Police Violence & The Killing Of Eric Garner

    On July 29th, at 6pm WalkRunFly Productions (Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon) partnered with poet Daniel J. Watts, and over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians in Times Square to send a message about violence and the killing of Eric Garner.

     
  2. 12:24 30th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    allerasphinx said: did you watch the comic con vid? i like natalie dormer and all, but she totally white-feministed that question the moderator asked the panel.

    acceber74:

    allerasphinx:

    thisislucreziasand:

    she totally did. like without even remotely a doubt.

    i was listening to her speak and i’m just like…what a fucking luxury to be able to talk about things like weight and boobs——i swear nicole was going somewhere with her “ass-size” comment but she got cut off. the treatment and sexualization of black women’s bodies is VERY different.

    natalie, as a white women, can sit down and talk about how “unhealthy” body image is in magazines—-blah blah blah but like what about RACE and REPRESENTATION? what about the women who ARENT seeing themselves in magazines? white actors ALWAYS ignore race and colorism when it comes to the body image issue in hollywood. 

    like, i’m sorry u have to be skinny but at least u’re white…? does that sound cruel? i mean whiteness opens all sorts of doors that r forever shut to actors like nicole—-regardless of talent. 

    i remember a hollywood roundtable where all these white actors were talking about why they didnt get roles (too fat, boobs not big enough) and i think it was regina king who made a statement that basically amounted to the reason why she didn’t get a role was because she was black. and everyone got quiet, lol. cause i mean oop u gotta lose weight? cant eat that cake? how about someone basically asking u to change the color of ur skin or the shape of ur eyes? how about that?

    i dunno…natalie isn’t the first white actor to be ignorant at panels. i keep thinking about that guy from spartacus complaining about having to go tanning and wear bronzers and manu bennet just calling him out like the reason why he’s the lead is because of that. rinse and repeat with mindy kaling and the ignorant shit said to her when she talked about diversity at her roundtable. or how about EVERY hollywood roundtable where white actors get to sit around look wide-eyed and innocent while their colleagues of color talk about the lack of new projects they’re getting and the racism in the industry. those white actors and directors who listen to these statements with varying degrees of silence or open-mouthed silencing techniques.

    one of these days i want somebody to stand up during one of these panels and read these white actors for filth. i aint got no problems with natalie dormer but this kind of speaking that normalizes white women and others non-white women needs to stop. at some point SOMEONE needs to acknowledge the european standards of beauty. i THOUGHT natalie was going in that direction with her whole “french films” business but it was more bullshit “oh we get to see different shapes of ppl” BUT WHITE PPL NATALIE, U GET TO SEE MORE WHITE PPL!

    It really comes off as uber pretentious when people start speaking about “European films” as if they don’t have issues with representation as well.

    I listened to her and she basically said nothing that hasn’t been said…like Natalie needs to understand there’s a reason why she’s on the Tudors, Elementary, Game of Thrones, in the Hunger Games as an actress who’s only claim to fame prior to that was playing the jump off for the coke addicted attorney in Silk. That she, as a white English woman, can get roles that a black American actress can’t even dream of.

    So, yeah….when they talk about weight, boobs, and ass and lack thereof as a hindrance, I roll my eyes. All those superficial things can be changed if they choose. Kerry Washington made an excellent point when she did The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable for TV actresses in the run up to the 2013 Emmys. All the women talking about having to lose weight, and she had to contend with being told she’s “too ethnic”, “the production was not ‘going black’, and she told them they could lose the weight, but she couldn’t change her skin color, nor does she want to. And then, nothing but blank stares and crickets.

     
  3. 11:46

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    medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:




The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:• only 8% of films star a protagonist of color• of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)• 0% of protagonists are women of color• 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ• 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

    medievalpoc:

    leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

    The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

    I highly recommend reading the entire article.

    from the infographic:

    Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

    • only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
    • of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
    • 0% of protagonists are women of color
    • 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
    • 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

     
  4. 11:45

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    Reblogged from note-a-bear

    Maybe the poor should stop job-hoarding if they want jobs available.
    — 

    That same First Year Biology Major

    I had to look up what ‘job hoarder’ meant and holy fucking shit there are people in this world who think that people are maintaining multiple minwage (and lower than minwage in the case of restaurant serving or harvesting crops or working under the table etc) jobs BECAUSE THEY JUST LOVE TO DO SHITTY WORK THAT MUCH and/or out of spite or some shit?

    They’re going on my wendigo list.

    (via moniquill)

    ….I just…but…*throws hands up*

    (via note-a-bear)

    (Source: shitrichcollegekidssay)

     
  5. 18:10 27th Jul 2014

    Notes: 877

    Reblogged from thebluelip-blondie

    theuppitynegras:

    the fact that white women are more accepted by the natural community than girls with 4c hair says everything you need to know about the natural hair community

     
  6. 17:54

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    yech00la:

    alexknowsbestest:

    jamaicanfemmefatale:

    halfpiintxx:

    journeytosugar:

    sylviabloodbath:

    aideyn:

    diasporadash:

    kemetically-afrolatino:

    xpsycho:

    eatimitationcrab:

    setbabiesonfire:

    Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.

    "I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"

    Sign the Change.org petition and get this story out there.

    SIGN THE PETITION. Still at least 1,000 signatures needed. SIGNAL BOOST THIS or i will judge you.

    i posted this story about 2 weeks ago and i’m glad it’s gotten so popular. now the petition which i didn’t know about then, has tens of thousands of signatures!

    sign the petition! signal boost Justice for Kwedir Felton!

    THIS IS THE SHIT WE’RE STILL DEALING WITH. I am sick to my stomach.

    http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/11/kwadir_feltons_attorney_files.html

    Sounds like the officer keeps changing his story about what he did with the gun after he shot a fucking human being in the god damn face. Sounds guilty as all fuck.

    From what I could find on the .gov site, it looks like the drug charges could stick, it doesn’t mention if Felton was a known associate of those who were selling the drugs.

    All the details on the gov site seem super broad strokes, it all smells off to me. http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases11/pr20110519c.html

    Petition signed. This needs to be looked at fucking hard. This smells like bullshit to me.

    Reblogging again because of aideyn’s additional commentary.

    Signed, sealed delivered, I’m pissed.

    SIGNED IDC WHO YOU ARE< WHAT KIND OF BLOG YOU GOT

    please reblog this Only need 7,722 more 

    fight for justice - WE CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR COUNTRY 

    sounds like bullshit. Signed. IDC who you are yo need to take 10 mins out of your day to read a little and sign this. So much damn hate and prejudice in this world its pathetic.

    Only needs 239 more petitions signed 

    SIGN IT

    (Source: revolutionary-afrolatino)

     
  7. 09:28 23rd Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    She warned us against becoming a movement only for white middle class people, this was 41 years ago, and today, so much of the ways in which LGBT equality has played out has been about white middle class people.
    — 

    Laverne Cox talking about Sylvia Rivera

    x

    (via fuckyeahlavernecox)

     
  8. 20:36 20th Jul 2014

    Notes: 197

    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    (Source: phasmogeny)

     
  9. 19:34

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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?

     
  10. 16:16 16th Jul 2014

    Notes: 86326

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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.

     
  11. 16:09

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    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.”

     
  12. 16:03

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    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)

     
  13. 22:39 11th Jul 2014

    Notes: 4080

    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)
     
  14. 21:51 9th Jul 2014

    Notes: 1059725

    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.

     
  15. 19:38

    Notes: 22865

    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.