What did I tell yall about this mess?
Not Marlo Thomas.
Definitely Not Maxi Priest and Shaggy.
"In honor of next month’s 25th anniversary of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul are making their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on the group’s website. The download bonanza will begin on Friday, February 14th at 11 a.m. EST until Saturday at noon.”
Before it’s too late!
I wish there was a way to communicate via horn “get the fuck off your goddamn phone before you kill us all, you piece of shit! your call is not that fuckin important!” The double tap is not cutting it.
CHRISTOPHER HOLT: First man to have a braided tail in the back of his head.
The ignance though
How does this shit happen?!
Well, it’s simple enough really. He’s white. And that shit is like the Visa of all occasions. It can get you ‘everywhere you want to be.’
He used an old credential from a festival and some simple lies when questioned about the fake pass.
He also used a common refrain whenever hassled by security, which is supposed to verify each credential or ticket with a barcode along with putting attendees through other security screenings.
"I just said I was running late for work and I had to get in there," Mills said. "It was that simple."
I’ve long stated that white men get away with a lot by simply being authoritative, pushy and asserting confidence even when they have no confidence in what they are saying. And they are allowed to do this because the world believes they are the bearers of truth, knowledge and righteousness. Because they are taught to think they are important and the rest of us are taught to go along with that program. The mere fact that he not only kept getting past security, but got past, interrupted a press conference and did not get tackled and body slammed is just further proof of the power of white and male privilege.
Kanye West got more grief for doing the exact same thing and his ass is rich and famous. Race trumps money.
[Know Your History]
Margaret “Mag” Palm
“Mag Palm was twenty-four years old in 1860. She lived with her husband Alfred and their son Joseph, who was not quite one year old. In the black community she was better know as ‘Maggie Bluecoat’ for the sky-blue uniform coat of an officer of the War of 1812 that she wore when she served as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Mag was so notorious for helping slaves escape that on several occasions slave-owners from Maryland attempted to kidnap her and sell her into slavery to put an end to her practices. David Schick, whose farther was Palm’s employer, recounted one of these episodes:
‘She lived up Long Lane, back of the old fair grounds. On this occasion she was attacked by a group of men who made the attempt to kidnap her and take her south where they expected to sell her and derive quite a profit. She was a powerful woman, and they would have, from the sale, derived quite a profit. These men succeeded in tying Mag’s hands…She was fighting them as best as she could with her hands tied. She would attempt to slow them and succeeded in one instance in catching [an attackers]
thumb in her mouth and bit the thumb off. John Karseen, who was crippled and ran a novelty shop on Baltimore Street, happened along at just the right time and by using his crutch was able to assist Mag in her fight with these kidnappers and drove them off and freed her from her bonds.’
(photo courtesy of the Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, PA)”
H/T Ta-Nehisi Coates
I’m celebrating Black History Month by watching this at least once a day.
I don’t like to get into debates about Beyoncé Knowles’s feminism since it is altogether possible to be raunchy as all hell and writhe around with your cheeks hanging out of your shorts and still identify with the idea of women’s equality. That, on a rudimentary level, is what feminism is supposed to be about—women’s equality. But just as simple as that definition is, it’s equally simple to see what feminism is not. And what Mrs. Knowles-Carter did last night during her Grammy performance of “Drunk in Love” was decidedly anti-feminist.
Stans know that her husband, Jay Z, jokingly makes a reference to a horrific moment in the 1993 Tina Turner biopic, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” during his “Drunk in Love” cameo. “I’m Ike Turner Turner/You know I don’t play/Now eat the cake, Anna-Mae/Eat the cake Anna-Mae” he says in with his usual swagger. If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s the part when Ike Turner—angry about the adoration Tina’s getting—smashes cake into her face and slaps a backup singer who tries to defend her. After the violence a roadie wearily says, “Eat the cake, Anna-Mae.”
At least one radio station—in the U.K.—blurs out this part of the song because it’s a jokey joke reference to physical abuse.So last night when Jay got to the “Eat the cake” line, I thought maybe Queen Bey would stay silent on it. Instead she puts bass in her voice and chants along with her husband, “Eat the cake Anna-Mae!”
That Tina Turner is supposed to be one of Beyoncé’s idols makes this even worse.
Moments like this matter.
Even when they’re not supposed to be a big deal, or they’re “funny,” or they mimic the video, or they come out of the faces of people we like, moments like this matter.
I’m disappointed in Beyoncé. I wish in this moment she could have been more Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and less “Cater 2 U.” But maybe that’s just damn much too much to ask.
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Hey Princeless followers!
So, this is the most popular post that has ever gone out for Princeless, started by the awesome Mizmlee some time ago. It’s been over 5,000 notes for a while (which is amazing). I’ve been looking for a post to drive in new readers/followers, especially now that every issue of Princeless is 99 cents on Comixology and the new series will be starting in a few months.
That said, if you are a fan of Princeless and you want to share it with your followers, please reblog this post and include a word about why you love Princeless and others should give it a shot.
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Thank you for your new or continued support and let’s see if we can get this post up to 10,000 notes!
Always have time for Princeless!
Awww, thanks! That’s super sweet!
I must find this amazingness.
You can get it from your local shop, via Comixology (all issues 99 cents), or directly from actionlabcomics.com!
Amazing and highly recommended.
LIsten, Madonna being racist and ignorant is not exactly a shocker. This is the same woman who appropriated Hindi markings and claimed the Black men she dated disrespected her because "it’s a cultural thing." So, she’s far from a scholar on critical race theory. But wtf, man…
"I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur.. I am not a racist. There’s no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention… It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it’s a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me."
"There’s no way to defend it, but… here’s my half-assed, bullshit defense of it." Alrighty then.
Childish Instagram antics AND fauxpologies aside, the core of the issue here is this person is raising two Black children. She’s 137 years old and raising TWO Black babies while thinking calling someone the N-word on the Interwebs makes her look “hip.” I am completely sincere in wishing I could call CPS on her for this shit.
I fear for the emotional and psychological well-being of these little innocent people who will undoubtedly be forced to make public statements about how great a mother she is when they come of age and she continues to do this mess. The most I can hope for is that we get a wonderful “tell-all” book when they get older and leave the home.
Gentrification in Progress
Smart work on the street, from a sharp artist and close homie of ours — whatup GILF! The last two images are from a building where the landlord recently got old school NYC, and destroyed the building to displace rent-stabilized tenants. They’re in court now. See the video here.
A man is 631 times more likely to become an NFL player than to be falsely accused of rape.
"We end on a serious note. Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers."