1. thecommonraven:

sassysinglelady:



  compliments don’t get people killed. 

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    sassysinglelady:

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      compliments don’t get people killed. 

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  2. BET has a track record of this

    christel-thoughts:

    2011: After Chris Brown physically abused Rihanna in 2009 and had a public beef with Drake who was pursuing Rihanna at the time, this happened.

    2012: Lauryn Hill was in the throes of her tax struggles and they decided to use Mindless Behavior to poke fun at her.

    2014: They set Keisha Chante up to deal with this hooligan

    to his credit, he apologized on a later show after she told him she didn’t know his team didn’t know she was asking that. (so… again… she was set up to ask something he specifically asked BET not to have them ask… and left her hanging out there)

    and now we have this… them using Karrueche to poke fun at a toddler’s natural Black hair.

    and while she’s catching hell and apologizing, they’re pretending nothing wrong happened.

    BET: Where if they aren’t attacking women, they’re setting women up to be attacked.

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  3. collababortion:

    kittydoom:

    salon:

    We dare you to say we don’t live in a rape culture.

    Amazingly, not The Onion:

    “[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”

    I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT THE ONION

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  4. climate-changing:

Awesome

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  5. cultureunseen:

    Jazz is…

     1.  Dexter Gordon
     2.  Pearl Bailey
     3.  Big Jay McNeely
     4.  Ella Fitzgerald
     5.  Art Blakey
     6.  Sonny Stitt
     7.  Billie Holiday
     8.  Charles Mingus
     9.  Miles Davis
    10. John Coltrane

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  6. jean-luc-gohard:

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    jean-luc-gohard:

    What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid.

    HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN. HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE. SELF DEFESE.

    None of this is true. This is how good the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign has been. Not one sentence here is accurate. Let’s break this down:

    1. "HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL." Michael Brown’s autopsy showed no sign of struggle.The picture of the CT scan that’s being passed around to show that Wilson had an orbital blowout fracture is actually from 2008 from the University of Iowa, and a right-wing pundit photoshopped out the date and hospital info.
    2. "MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN." Officer Wilson’s story is that the first shot that went off was an accidental discharge while they were fighting over the gun. However. there was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, meaning that he was absolutely not holding the gun when it went off and furthermore that he was not even that close. He was fired on from a distance.
    3. "HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE." This is actually a compound lie, which is kind of impressive. His friend, Dorian Johnson, did not say that. His lawyer said they were together in the convenience store, the police said there was a robbery, and the media put those two statements next to each other to imply a statement was made that never was. Johnson isn’t being charged with anything because the Ferguson PD “determined he committed no crime." The Ferguson PD also admitted Officer Wilson didn’t know about the scuffle at the convenience store before he stopped Brown and Johnson. You may be wondering why I say scuffle instead of robbery. That’s because there wasn’t one: the owners of the store didn’t call the police and video shows Brown paying for the cigarillos! The clerk confronted Brown about reaching across the counter instead of waiting for him to hand over the cigarillos, he put his hand on Brown, and Brown pushed him. Yes, he pushed him too hard, but the clerk apparently didn’t care enough to call the police. The police were called by another customer in the store, who apparently didn’t know what was actually happening.
    4. "SELF DEFESE." The autopsy shows that he was shot on the inside of his arm, meaning his hands were up, and the top of his head, meaning that, since Brown was 6’4”, either he was on his knees or the officer was 8’ tall. The officer was not 8’ tall.

    The evidence clearly shows that Officer Wilson, who had no idea of the not-actually-a-robbery, executed the unarmed Mike Brown while he was on his knees with his hands in the air. Just like all of the eyewitnesses said (except for “Josie,” who turned out not to be real).

    But the Ferguson PD’s already tainted public opinion. They’ve spread so many lies so effectively that no amount of evidence will bring justice. Your ignorance here is proof of just how effective it’s been.

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    Aug 25 10:01AM
  7. "MTV, WELCOME TO MY WORLD"

    (Source: honeybeys, via beyonceprivilege)

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  8. theyoungradical:


Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.” - Angela Davis

Good chance to share some of her talks..
On Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices
On Palestine, G4S and the Prison Industrial Complex
 On Political Activism from the 1960s to the Age of Obama
With Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad

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    Aug 24 9:50PM
  9. In history class…

    onlyblackgirl:

    "White people built america"

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    "Columbus is a hero"

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    "Manifest Destiny" 

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    "Survival of the fittest" 

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    "Slavery, segregation, some MLK & Rosa Parks happened, end of racism"

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    "The Melting Pot" 

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    "Land of the free/opportunity" 

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    (via black-culture)

    Aug 24 9:36PM
  10. 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.

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    Aug 24 9:31PM

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