1. 20:38 17th Sep 2014

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  2. 20:37

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    breelifts:

    socialjusticekoolaid:

    Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

    The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

    KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

     
  3. 07:28 15th Sep 2014

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    ethiopienne:

Submit to Contemporary Queer's second issue: Bodies.

This issue asks you to consider bodies through space and time. Your body. The bodies you like. The bodies you’d like. The bodies of your ancestors or descendants. What our bodies convey when we perform certain behaviors or don’t. What we consider “whole” and “partial.” Musculature. Skin color. Photography. Art. The definitions we apply to our bodies versus the definitions others ascribe to us. Representations and appropriations. Gender. Disease. Settler. Indigenous. What role does culture play when it comes to our bodies? What does protection mean? What are our boundaries? How do our bodies affect us? Do food and environment play significant roles? Immigration. Prison. Slavery. Trafficking. Modeling. Servitude. Commodification. Markets. Mockery. Sexuality. Beauty ideals. Virtual bodies. Physical bodies. Digital bodies. Celebrated bodies. Reviled bodies. Incarcerated bodies. Free bodies. Space. Movement. Movement through physical space. Movement through symbolic space.If you have a poetry, prose (fiction/nonfiction), essays, interviews, photo series, etc. that you think would be a great fit for this issue, keep us in mind. Follow @ConQueerZINE on Twitter and the hashtag #ConQueerBODIES if you’d like to join the ongoing discussion.

    ethiopienne:

    Submit to Contemporary Queer's second issue: Bodies.

    This issue asks you to consider bodies through space and time. Your body. The bodies you like. The bodies you’d like. The bodies of your ancestors or descendants. What our bodies convey when we perform certain behaviors or don’t. What we consider “whole” and “partial.” Musculature. Skin color. Photography. Art. The definitions we apply to our bodies versus the definitions others ascribe to us. Representations and appropriations. Gender. Disease. Settler. Indigenous. What role does culture play when it comes to our bodies? What does protection mean? What are our boundaries? How do our bodies affect us? Do food and environment play significant roles? Immigration. Prison. Slavery. Trafficking. Modeling. Servitude. Commodification. Markets. Mockery. Sexuality. Beauty ideals. Virtual bodies. Physical bodies. Digital bodies. Celebrated bodies. Reviled bodies. Incarcerated bodies. Free bodies. Space. Movement. Movement through physical space. Movement through symbolic space.

    If you have a poetry, prose (fiction/nonfiction), essays, interviews, photo series, etc. that you think would be a great fit for this issue, keep us in mind. Follow @ConQueerZINE on Twitter and the hashtag #ConQueerBODIES if you’d like to join the ongoing discussion.

     
  4. 18:56 14th Sep 2014

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    windowsintheattic:

    Hey, y’all,

    I’m in a major transitional period in my life. One of the things I’m phasing into is a new job (Yay! Super thankful). While I am already working, my new pay schedule is very different than what I’m used to; I won’t get paid until October 5th. I work a few side jobs in addition to my…

     
  5. 08:31

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  6. 22:54 11th Sep 2014

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    The Subtlety of Sugar and Goodbyes

    This is essay two in the ” Three Essays No One Cares About for My #30th Year”

    Dedicated to Shirley and Delux

    There is always more than one note to the smell of sugar.

    The first words  I heard walking into Walker’s Subtlety is “ It smells like sugar “  and already my heckles raise. This is not the smell of sugar , there is no blood here,no gnawing, no breaking of precious skin.I teethed on sugarcane , mother determined that I would come up like she did somewhat, thousand of miles from the waters of Guyana, gnawing my first teeth into existence on resistant fibers. My first real taste of it stained or anointed with my own blood, passed down from those who shed blood to bring it to profitability for God ,Crown and Guyasuco.  Rather than cut fresh from back yards and open fields , or pulled from pontoon boats for babies, it was canned an exorbitant but necessary luxury in my momma’s eyes bought from Ms. Hanif’s shop. Sugar was how she made me Guyanese, something she could bring from that earth to my mouth. It was a bit of her childhood she could give me. This is happiness , this is placation, this is the ground  you will only touch so often, but it’s yours.

     

    I peek out a hole in the wall. It is a feature of the factory not the art. People line up thinking Walker intends this. A photographer scoffs at as , a man behind me not black asks loudly “ If there is no purpose in this why are we doing it OKAY? Okay?” They do not understand ritual. I know the ocean is on the other side of that hole. I can not contemplate sugar without looking at the sea.

    Read More

     
  7. 22:40

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    well damn willow

    (Source: jeoel)

     
  8. 22:39

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    knowledgeequalsblackpower:

    mrjynntastic:

    one of my fav scenes to be honest, cause lawd knws if they allowed black folks in the league maaaaaaan listen, alot of what ifs possiblities 

    This film, “A League of Their Own” dedicates so many scenes to issues like sexism.

    Yet, blink too fast and you’ll miss this short scene…the one that shows how Black women were barred from the league.

    The Black woman is supposed to represent Mamie “Peanut” Johnson (who actually did try out for the league). She wasn’t allowed to play and went on to be one of the few women to play with men in the Negro League. 

    I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A FILM ABOUT JOHNSON AND THE OTHER WOMEN WHO PLAYED FOR THE NEGRO LEAGUE! But Hollywood …

    (Source: gai1peck)

     
  9. 22:23

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    so-treu:

90skindofworld:

The Fugees “Killing Me Softly”

woah i was legit just thinking of this gif, the song was just on the radio

    so-treu:

    90skindofworld:

    The Fugees “Killing Me Softly”

    woah i was legit just thinking of this gif, the song was just on the radio

     
  10. 22:21

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    Reblogged from glitterlion

    You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.
    — 

    S.E. Hinton (via venchy)

    i hope so.

    right!?

    (via glitterlion)

    (Source: creatingaquietmind)

     
  11. 22:21

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    dramaticfuckery:

‘The Daily Show”s Jessica Williams makes Paper's 'Beautiful People' List for 2014. Photographed by Harper Smith.

    dramaticfuckery:

    The Daily Show”s Jessica Williams makes Paper's 'Beautiful People' List for 2014. Photographed by Harper Smith.

     
  12. 20:49

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    nezua:

    Tumblr, I need your help. I know it’s silly to think of it this way (but who can help it in tuff times?), but with all the followers I have, if I had less than 25¢ from each of you, I could tackle this. Wishful thinking.

    Been hustling around the clock, just paid rent, but water & electric is scheduled to be shut off tomorrow by 1 pm EST as you can see by the top foto. Obv a shutoff would still be a drag if I were alone, but with kids here, it’s a disastrous threat.

    So here’s my ask! Please donate what you can via PayPal to nwn @ nezua . net, or buy some art merch at my cafepress or society6 pages. (Those won’t pay me fast enough, but at least I could possibly borrow against it, if the cash were in my account, en route).

    Help support your friendly neighborhood artist and his family! We like our power and water and don’t want to see it go. 🙀

    support nez!!1

     
  13. 20:58 30th Aug 2014

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    robowolves:

trimcoast:


my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

they’re super adorable. That they maintain good humor in the middle of racist racist chicanery is admirable

    robowolves:

    trimcoast:

    image

    my hand slipped

    with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

    they’re super adorable. That they maintain good humor in the middle of racist racist chicanery is admirable

    (Source: tardismetotomorrowworld)

     
  14. 20:44 29th Aug 2014

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    WE love you

    It is with great love and desperate sadness we report the passing of deluxvivens. 

    We love you so much so so so much.

     
  15. 20:05 17th Aug 2014

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    ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

    A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

    Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

    I don’t know who any of these folks are.

    They were tourists I presume.

    But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

    "Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

    (Laughs.)

    There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

    The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

    One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

    There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

    "One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’