Oct. 2, 2014
blackbabesupremacy:

the-exercist:

jormancomegato:

Stay fit and healty with us … #gymmaniacs #gymmemes #gymmeme #funny #muscle #fit #fitness #nutrition #health #healthy #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #gym #lift #workout #doyoueven #inspiration #motivation

Women be like: I’m doing single-arm rows right now, where the proper form requires me to bend over with a slightly arched back and look upwards to maintain that posture. With my body shape, it is physically impossible to do this without sticking out my chest somewhat. So just because I’m executing good form doesn’t mean that I want to be stared at.
Women be like: Designers specifically make these athletic clothes for women like me who workout in a gym that tends to reach high temperatures, especially when I’m so active, so my light clothing doesn’t necessarily mean that I want a dude’s attention. It just means that the room is too hot to wear layers, these clothes give me greater mobility, and I like the way that they look and feel on me. 
Guys be like: I look at a lot of softcore gym porn and know that women typically don’t act like this in daily life, but I enjoy objectifying them anyway and like to justify my complete lack of respect towards them by placing the blame entirely on their shoulders. Blaming women for my attention allows me to never acknowledge how creepy and disrespectful my own actions may be. 
Guys need to be like: A woman’s clothing is not consent. 

Reblogging for commentary

blackbabesupremacy:

the-exercist:

jormancomegato:

Stay fit and healty with us … #gymmaniacs #gymmemes #gymmeme #funny #muscle #fit #fitness #nutrition #health #healthy #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #gym #lift #workout #doyoueven #inspiration #motivation

Women be like: I’m doing single-arm rows right now, where the proper form requires me to bend over with a slightly arched back and look upwards to maintain that posture. With my body shape, it is physically impossible to do this without sticking out my chest somewhat. So just because I’m executing good form doesn’t mean that I want to be stared at.

Women be like: Designers specifically make these athletic clothes for women like me who workout in a gym that tends to reach high temperatures, especially when I’m so active, so my light clothing doesn’t necessarily mean that I want a dude’s attention. It just means that the room is too hot to wear layers, these clothes give me greater mobility, and I like the way that they look and feel on me. 

Guys be like: I look at a lot of softcore gym porn and know that women typically don’t act like this in daily life, but I enjoy objectifying them anyway and like to justify my complete lack of respect towards them by placing the blame entirely on their shoulders. Blaming women for my attention allows me to never acknowledge how creepy and disrespectful my own actions may be. 

Guys need to be like: A woman’s clothing is not consent. 

Reblogging for commentary

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Oct. 2, 2014
accras:

Lupita Nyong’o wearing Grace
Oct. 2, 2014
theloveapp:

@justsza & I backstage at the Oakland Music Festival, Super wavey to share the stage with her today 🌊🌊🌊 •• #Z #LoveApparatus

theloveapp:

@justsza & I backstage at the Oakland Music Festival, Super wavey to share the stage with her today 🌊🌊🌊 •• #Z #LoveApparatus

Oct. 2, 2014
equalityandthecity:

nomoremrnicespice:

11nextelchirp:

Don’t buy this book! This blog is run by corny white people pretending to be black by awkwardly inserting “motherfuckin” and “shit” in their recipes. 


Read Thug Kitchen: A Recipe in Blackface for a breakdown of their shenanigans, including the racist commercial they released to promote this racist book under their racist brand.
If you want an actual “thug” perspective on food that’s not a total mockery and actually stands for something, consider The Hood Health Handbook, written by actual black people who actually give a fuck instead of exploiting black culture for $$$.

equalityandthecity:

nomoremrnicespice:

11nextelchirp:

Don’t buy this book! This blog is run by corny white people pretending to be black by awkwardly inserting “motherfuckin” and “shit” in their recipes. 

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Read Thug Kitchen: A Recipe in Blackface for a breakdown of their shenanigans, including the racist commercial they released to promote this racist book under their racist brand.

If you want an actual “thug” perspective on food that’s not a total mockery and actually stands for something, consider The Hood Health Handbook, written by actual black people who actually give a fuck instead of exploiting black culture for $$$.

(Source: thugkitchen)

Oct. 2, 2014
glittersexhappiness:

Look at how lovely we all look!!! Have you submitted your photo to @jaisongardner and/or the #WeAreTheSouth | #SomosElSur yet?  #WeAreTheSouth | #SomosElSur is a photo campaign led by the Better Together Southern Leadership and Action Cohort, a multifaceted initiative that combines research, media, and leadership development to strengthen and amplify efforts to advance racial justice and LGBTQ liberation in the South.
This cohort is made up of eight social change organizations - BreakOUT!, Center for Artistic Revolution, Fairness Campaign, Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Freedom Center for Social Justice, and Trans* People of Color Coalition - that work across different identities and communities, operating through an intersectional lens to build power, increase visibility, and secure social and economic justice for LGBTQ/people of color/and immigrant communities in the US South. This initiative is anchored by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.
To learn more about the organizations involved in the #WeAreTheSouth | #SomosElSur photo campaign visit: www.wearethesouth.org !!!

glittersexhappiness:

Look at how lovely we all look!!! Have you submitted your photo to @jaisongardner and/or the #WeAreTheSouth | #SomosElSur yet?
#WeAreTheSouth | #SomosElSur is a photo campaign led by the Better Together Southern Leadership and Action Cohort, a multifaceted initiative that combines research, media, and leadership development to strengthen and amplify efforts to advance racial justice and LGBTQ liberation in the South.

This cohort is made up of eight social change organizations - BreakOUT!, Center for Artistic Revolution, Fairness Campaign, Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Freedom Center for Social Justice, and Trans* People of Color Coalition - that work across different identities and communities, operating through an intersectional lens to build power, increase visibility, and secure social and economic justice for LGBTQ/people of color/and immigrant communities in the US South. This initiative is anchored by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.

To learn more about the organizations involved in the #WeAreTheSouth | #SomosElSur photo campaign visit: www.wearethesouth.org !!!

Oct. 2, 2014

Squared my shoulders. Looked dead him dead in his face and Said, “you need to get your spirit away from me. I will push drink through your face.”


He is one of the the barbers who touched me….in an out of pocket way earlier this year.…He may have thought that I wouldn’t enforce my boundaries in a setting of people we knew in common.

I give no fucks about social settings when it comes to my safety as a Black woman at night.

" No, you KNOW, I keep to myself, and that if I have an issue with you, you came within the three feet zone and ASKED for it. I move deliberately.

I am from East Oakland California blood where your word is all you have before you take physical action.

Suffice it is to say… I will have to keep good on my word…. should he try it again.

I don’t want to be in a position where he can provoke me.

His job entails putting his hands on people for a living, so he probably has NO idea of what is on his spirit. I am not interested in finding out.

#Sula.

Oct. 1, 2014

fuckyeahblackcinema:

Behind the Scenes

A Day in the Life of Tim Friday (2013)
Dir: Corey Davis
Writer: Sean Fahie

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Oct. 1, 2014
sapphrikah:

Nope.

Thats that #Changejobs. #changeGods.

sapphrikah:

Nope.

Thats that #Changejobs. #changeGods.

(Source: filthylolita)

Oct. 1, 2014

ogtoldme:

“You can start as fast as you want to, but if you don’t finish, you haven’t done a thing.”- Oscar Wright

In front of rooms of people, be it at a large school board meeting in downtown or at a small continuation school in East Oakland, I’ve witnessed him introduce himself before—and always does it the same way: by stating his name, his age and the fact that he is a “proud African American man”.

He has always introduced himself in that manner—the only thing that has changed is his age.

A couple of weeks ago, I caught up to the 91 year-old Oscar Wright, and had a one-on-one conversation about some of the things he has experienced in his lifetime.

We sat inside his living room. A living room where the walls are covered in plaques, framed notes signifying accomplishments and photos of Wright posing with politicians, educators and family members.  

We talked for an hour. And in that brief time, he told me about his role in getting Emeryville to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Holiday in 1986. He showed me the speech he delivered at a conference on the Philadelphia Plan in 1970; and how that was the catalyst to Affirmative Action. He briefly mentioned how he and Medgar Evers were not only on the same college football team, they were roommates freshman year, as well.

On top of everything, he gave me insight as to how his childhood lessons around sharecropping and doing construction in Mississippi lead to him becoming an advocate for the educational rights of African American children. And to this day, he’s an education advocate; not just at the local school board meeting, but to the President of The United States of America. And when Mr. Wright writes, the President writes back. 

“You put the big foundation down, you can go up a lot of stories,” Mr. Wright did a hand gesture as best he could with his elderly shaky palms. He continued, “you put a shabby foundation down, and there’s a limit, you’ve got a limit as to where you can go from there.”

He spent his childhood working in Mississippi for white man who owned a dairy farm. One conflict between his boss’ son and Mr. Wright, lead to Mr. Wright’s enrollment in the Army. He says it was then that he grew to know who “Uncle Sam” really was. While serving time in the armed forces, Mr. Wright was stationed in Burma. It was there he made a friend who encouraged him to attend college once he was done with the army.

“And when I got a discharged from service, on November 23rd of ’46,” Mr. Wright recalled the date without missing a beat, “I went home, and fortunate for me, my father, he had gone from a sharecropper to non-contract work. And he got a lot of work!” 

Mr. Wright used this introduction to the world of carpentry, and built on it. After assisting in his father’s dreams of getting the construction business rolling, Mr. Wright left for college. He got accepted to Alcorn State, an all African American school that specialized in agriculture and mechanics in Mississippi.

“We learned a lot of farming, how to do agriculture, blacksmithing, brick masonry, carpentry, sheet metal, electricity,” said Mr. Wright, who admitted that he wasn’t the best student, only earning one A his entire college career. He continued, “In other words: they trained us to do what they wanted us to do.”

Mr. Wright was mad that he was underprepared due to his lack of educational opportunities as a juvenile, and more upset that his college curriculum was created by the white power holders.

He said it was that experience that lead him to look at curriculum and the way young people are taught, and raise questions.

As he went through life, he married twice and had six kids, two of whom have passed. Mr. Wright moved from Mississippi to San Francisco for job opportunities, but he never stopped building on the concept that bothered him in college: the malignant construction of the education system.

To this day, Mr. Wright can sit on his couch and point around his house at things he has constructed, including a large portion of his actual house. In that same living room where Mr. Wright often sits, where all of the historical pictures hang on the walls, there is a table. And on that table there is a handbook. Inside of that handbook is the outline for the State of California’s Public Education Curriculum, the most recent edition. 

After talking and walking through Mr. Wright’s personal museum, I asked him a couple of questions… the first: What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?

Mr. Wright responded, “Oh, I had a good family and I made a way for my wife. And you know? God has been good to me. I made a good living for myself, my family, and helped other people out.”

I followed by asking him the same question I ask every elder gentleman I interview: If you had the chance to talk to young people, and give them some wisdom, based on your life experiences, what would you tell them?

“I’d say love yourself. And respect yourself. And have confidence in yourself. And never forget the roots from which you came; that you can do anything. God gave you the ability to think and reason, and put you beyond any other creature on earth. God gave man the ability to think and reason, and the right to choose. I’d tell those youngsters, ya know, for every choice there is a consequence. And in order to be in successful in anything in life, it requires hard work, discipline and perseverance. You can start as fast as you want to, but if you don’t finish, you haven’t done a thing. So, stay the course. And there is nothing that you can’t do— with God being put first, you can do anything.”- Oscar Wright. 

Sep. 30, 2014
Just like other crimes against women, nude photo scandals are not about sex, they are about power. If they were about sex, men would be threatened with them more frequently. Is it because men’s phones and computers don’t get hacked? Of course not.

It’s because dangling a picture of a naked man’s body over his head would not have the same commanding effect. The driving ideology is that while he has nothing to be ashamed for, a woman does. We also don’t inherently devalue men’s bodies the same way we do women’s. We still view a woman’s body or sexuality as something that she needs to control or hide. Our society gives power to nude photos of women because we inherently view women’s bodies as degrading.

Stealing and exposing photos of someone’s naked body is a form of sexual assault. And it won’t stop with women being paranoid about cameras. Just like we won’t stop sexual assault by telling women not to go outside, we won’t stop nude photos from being leaked by making women fear the existence of their own bodies.

Nude photos won’t go away. But we may be able to limit their power over use once women stop believing that their bodies can be used to punish them. Behind every successful woman, there’s a naked body, and that shouldn’t be something that women should have to fear.
Sep. 30, 2014
Sep. 30, 2014

venusinthefifth:

I’ve decided to create a side-tumblr specifically for all of my astrological ramblings, essays etc.. this makes it easier for those who are interested in astrology to find my astro work instead of scrolling through all of my non-astro posts on this site. I’ll be reblogging posts from the new page to this page as well.

Chiron’s Apprentice

I like the mixture.

Sep. 30, 2014

Hotel. Booked.

#libraseason.

Sep. 30, 2014
Sep. 30, 2014

dazzlingone:

galactic-kat:

infamymonster:

fuckyeahfemaleyoutubers:

Disney’s Queen Elsa Frozen - Inspired Makeup Tutorial & Disney’s Princess Anna Frozen - Inspired Makeup Tutorial by Ellend Muzzakky

ARE WE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS HOW SHE  FOLDED HER HIJABS TO LOOK LIKE THE HAIR OF THE CHARACTER, THAT IS SUCH A LOVELY AND GREAT IDEA. OHMYGOD

UGH SHE IS SO CUTE AND ADORABLE AND THE THING WITH THE HIJABS IS SUPER COOL BECAUSE IT LOOKS ACCURATE TO THE CHARACTERS AND CAN LEGIT INSPIRE MUSLIM COSPLAYERS.

:D :D :D

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