mtv:

nope still not over it

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My EYES can’t even keep up with her fancy chair moves

(Source: vma.mtv.com)

saintgee:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The True Trayvon Martin

  • He didn’t eat pork bc his father didn’t. Once his uncle fixed pork chops; they smelled so good,he called them “beef chops” & ate 1.
  • He was passionate about aviation.
  • When he volunteered at a soup kitchen for. The first time, he was astounded by the US hunger crisis.
  • He loved his little cousins birthday parties. Even as a teen, he wasn’t too cool for Chuck E. Cheese.
  • He was modest about saving his father from dying in a house fire. His father called him his best friend bc of it.
  • Hoodies made *him* feel safe. Like so many teens (and adults), he wore them as a protective shell, a security garment.
  • He called his dad, “My ol’ boy.” Lord, how he loved his dad.
  • When folks wanted to tease him, they said, “Boy, you too skinny to take a breath.” And he’d just smile.
  • If he wanted to hang out with his cousins and they had chores, he helped so they could finish faster.
  • His uncle said they never had to ask him to do something twice.
  • At 17, he was still into BMX bikes. He could cat-walk wheelie.
  • The tattoo on his wrist read, “Sybrina.”
  • The tattoo on his chest read, “Cora” — his grandmother’s name.
  • I’m going to stop here. But just claim one of these memories I tweeted. Carry part of this boy with you, write him on your heart.
  • Write the beautiful details of all the black children you meet on your heart. That’s where they’ll be safest.
  • I feel like this stuff is important.

All facts about Trayvon are from this Esquire article.

Sounds like the makings of a true King

butastoneontheshore:

James Blake fans serenade him with ‘Retrograde’

 

trebled-negrita-princess:

thechallengesof:

adamngoodman17:

alphasandassociates:

deezyville:

officialalltimelow:

*whispers* Its almost hoodie season

Which means stick to well lit and highly populated areas at night if you’re Black.

image

image

because apparently our presence alone is threatening

teacakes:

Imagine Hildegard of Bingen and Beyoncé throwing down in the studio (??!)

I would do nearly anything

I would do nearly anything

lovelyandbrown:

ohhsweetinsanityy:

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice."

this actually is a gorgeous, powerful shot.

lovelyandbrown:

ohhsweetinsanityy:

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice."

this actually is a gorgeous, powerful shot.

me and jb 

me and jb 

You wanna be the fun black of “I have mixed kids and braids” but you don’t want to be “my son was killed on the street” black.

baeliengirl said: Happy you followed. I need a blog like yours on my timeline.

Aw thanks girl! I like your stuff too.

‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space.
galasai:

Xinyi Cheng
The Haircut, 2014
Oil on Linen
36 x 40 inches

galasai:

Xinyi Cheng

The Haircut, 2014

Oil on Linen

36 x 40 inches


STUDIO AFRICA
the women of afrofuturist sound

STUDIO AFRICA

the women of afrofuturist sound

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rawr0609:

therawrchannel:

thinksquad:

A Democratic Missouri state senator representing parts of Ferguson who tweeted multiple times “fuck you,” at Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon defended her choice of words on Fox News Monday saying she did so because she was tear-gassed for three days.

“The reason why I used profane language is because he has allowed us to get tear-gassed for three days,” Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am one of his senators in his party and he was at the state fair enjoying a country concert while we were getting teargassed and shot at. And yes, anyone who’s going to get teargassed deserves to say a few ‘F’ bombs here and there.”

“I represent my constituents, not Gov. Nixon,” the senator said. “He has been absent from the minority community his entire career and only comes before us when it is politically expedient for him. Or when he’s running for office, and because he has been outside of this community…let me tell you this, and this is important for your audience to know. He has still yet to come to ground zero. Yet to come to ground zero. He’s been in Florissant, he’s been in Normandy, but he has not spoken to the victims of the crisis we are dealing with and that is why I have called him a coward.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/missouri-state-senator-says-she-tweeted-fck-you-at-governor#32tdaru

real shit

run for president