Girl, Ebony

"That Girl"

Not Marlo Thomas.
Definitely Not Maxi Priest and Shaggy.
Think Stevie.

gossipseer:

witchlingfumbles:

soufflenatural:

ukulelerave:

such a needed campaign. i wish they’d have included native americans as well, though, as cultural appropriation of them in costumes is just as awfully common.

It’s that time of year again when these go around. And I will keep reblogging them. And if I see the joke ones I am likely to rip them apart with prejudice.

I will reblog this every year and unfollow anyone who posts joke fandom spinoffs of this very serious and important commentary.

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Comma Comma Chameleon

inkandcolor:

image

Here is another submission for Threadless.

Comma comma comma comma comma chameleon Tee,
could come in Red Gold or Green, Red Gold or Green.

No… not realy! :)

YES.

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http://bankuei.tumblr.com/post/97552990270/factsinallcaps-harriet-tubman-escaped-from

factsinallcaps:

HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND.

HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH…

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Kinda lovin this

unfollower:

peekaboo is essentially just making fun of babies for not understanding object permanence 

Oh how I love you, nerdy tumblr.

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Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

Yaaaaaasssss! I love when people get schooled about AAVE!

Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generation’s Harry Belafonte

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Op-Ed: Race, American Ideology, and Militarized Police

sarahbalakrishnan:

Militarization of police units is also deeply enmeshed with the rise of a prison industrial complex that relies on early and repeat incarceration of society’s disenfranchised. Many Americans are unwilling to challenge a system that quietly funnels a staggering number of black men into its machinations.”

So much yes. 

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4 weeks ago - 3

Top 20 Anti-Sexist HipHop songs

dearebonyandjon:

So we often hear (usually from racist, white “feminists”) about how HipHop is filled (FILLED, I SAY!) with sexism and misogyny (from people who readily listen to Rock, Alternative, Country and other genres that are filled with sexism — with NO sense of hypocrisy about this). I thought it would be helpful to highlight some progressive, sex-positive and subversive songs from HipHop artists. [In no particular order…]

None of Your Business - Salt N Pepa

Oh that’s right, there are women emcees! Yes, yes racists, there are women emcees. I can’t say anything about this song that couldn’t be better relayed by the chorus “If I wanna take a guy home with me tonight/ It’s none of your business/ And if she wanna be a freak and sell it on the weekend/ It’s none of your business.” Got it? Good.

Brown Skin Lady - Black Star

Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) brought us this wonderful smooth song challenging the notion that lighter skin is more attractive. The intro is a clip from Chameleon Street, an 80’s film about a con artist from Detroit. From beginning to end it is a celebration of darker skinned women that addresses light skin privilege and eurocentric beauty standards.

U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow - Jean Grae

In this ill, cathartic release Jean unpacks the challenges of a relationship that’s not working to get to a point to let go. Relatable lyrics that show how we can get caught in cycles despite our best intentions of making things better. In the end she is able to acknowledge her love for him without compromising her love for herself. Looking forward to when she releases Cake or Death.

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theweekmagazine:

These real-life Rosie the Riveters changed the face of labor

Vintage photos from the library of congress capture a time when the country ran on womanpower

forgetpolitics:

yoncehaunted:

*SHOUTING TO THE HEAVENS*

WHHHHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTT

Ok, that was a good payoff.. *slow claps*

Me: "*says literally anything about Black womanhood to another Black woman on Twitter*"
White man: "Well, rationally speaking, with no lived experience, knowledge or emotional investment, while denying your humanity or intelligence, I would just like to say, BLAH."
Black man: "Well, the real issue is you aren't worshipping Black men enough. Unity. Blah. Me. Blah."
White woman: "ALLLLLL WOMEN. ALL. ME NOT YOU. ME ME ME."
Non-Black PoC: "Oh yes, this specifically Black issue that has literally nothing to do with me is about ALL PoC. So let's discuss ME instead. Let's discuss absolutely any WoC except the Black women this is about."
mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…

An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

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incaseyuhnevaknow:

chrises77o7:

convolutednormality:

sancophaleague:

Donald Andrews Jr. A Black man  and Business Owner from New York was cleared just last April After being Arrested on Drugs Charges in Scotia, New York.    Police were “suspicious” of Donald Andrews Jr.’s store, which sells incense and smoking paraphernalia, and sent undercover informants several times in March. In one of the informants visits he is seen on Andrews hidden camera planting Crack Cocaine on the counter in Andrews Store.

Andrews was arrested in April  2013 and cleared only after he asked a Grand Jury to watch the surveillance footage from his store. The informant used a cellphone photo he took of the planted drugs as evidence that Andrews was dealing, leading to his arrest.

*YES THIS IS FUCKING REAL LOOK IT UP*

The police claim that the informant has now “fled” and they haven’t found his whereabouts. The sheriff “claims” his investigators didn’t purposely framed Andrews and have the “informant” out to be some rogue agent.

FYI this same “informant” has lead to seven other drug-related arrests the Report says. 

Sounds like a Movie right? But yall still out here calling people “conspiracy theorists”. 

Andrews is now in the process of suing NYPD.

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#sancophaleague

Signal boost

Nice! Stick I too em.

Police planting crack to lock up Black people is no conspiracy theory. It’s American History (1980-present).

http://www.businessinsider.com/police-informant-allegedly-plants-cocaine-in-mans-business-2013-7

Link for further reference

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Click here to support Freedom Ride To Ferguson by Monica Dennis

sonofbaldwin:

A coalition of volunteer medics, community organizers, cultural workers, artists, media specialists, counselors, and legal professionals (from New York, New Jersey and Phildalephia) are organizing a freedom ride to Ferguson, Missouri in support of and in solidarity with local activists and civilians in an attempt to bring attention to and justice for not just Michael Brown’s family, but for justice for all black people particularly as we battle against institutionalized racism.

Yes, this is being funded through Go Fund Me, which I know some people are boycotting. But my perspective is that Go Fund Me is merely a tool that some racists are using and we can likewise use it in an anti-racist manner.

I just donated.

If it is within your means to donate to this effort, please do.

Every little bit helps.

If you cannot help, please find it in your heart to share this list far and wide.

Thank you, fam!

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