The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) dir.Göran Olsson

“This whole, kind of, falling in love with black things for a short period of time is essentially racist. It still is hypothesized on a great sense of separateness and a sense of treating black activities as a kind of curiosity; either benign or threatening, one or the other. When it’s threatening, ‘Oh my god, they’re going to riot or something’. And if it’s benign, ‘Let’s let them paint or draw or sing or dance, whatever they want to do. Until we, the white community, get tired of it’ and that whole structure, is essentially racist.”


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Do I have a stamp on my forehead that says, ”The National Spokesperson for the Plight of Black People”? How the hell should I know the black perspective on The Color Purple? That’s it, if I don’t change classes, I’m gonna hurt this fool. Teachers treat me like I’m some kind of Rosetta stone for African-Americans. What? Black people learn how to read, and we all miraculously come to the same conclusion?


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bobbyfinger:

This 30-second video of Nicki Minaj explaining what “beez in the trap” means is the most important and wonderful thing I’ve seen today.

(H/T Steven)

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bevelynn:

Saying that contraception leads to more abortions is like saying seat belts causes more injuries in vehicle accidents.


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loodletooboodleroodlesoodle:

mangomartyr:

loodletooboodleroodlesoodle:

santullianal:

This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.

Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!

Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.

Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.


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redlipsmwauh:

Black women are glorious man..


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badbilliejean:

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

Still Important.


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allbeautifulblackgirls:

Jodie Smith

I need this in my life


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acceber74:

unrepentantauthor:

masterofbirds:

did-you-kno:

Hawaii was first called the Sandwich Islands.

Source

Pretty sure it was first called  NiʻihauKauaʻiOʻahuMolokaʻiLānaʻiKahoʻolaweMaui and Hawaiʻi.

The earliest habitation supported by archaeological evidence dates to as early as 300 CE, whereas the 1778 arrival of British explorer James Cook was Hawaiʻi’s first documented contact with European explorers. Cook named the islands the “Sandwich Islands” in honor of his sponsor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.

Because things only exist when Europeans discover them smh

This. ffs

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soph-okonedo:

Young Hollywood 2014: The New Wave of Tinseltown’s Brightest Stars Is Right This Way: Quvenzhané Wallis, Keke Palmer and Jaden Smith

Teen Vogue October 2014


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swolizard:

sometimes you’ve gotta compliment yourself and just be your own hype squad


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Re-blog if you’re accepting anonymous asks from anyone about anything.


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"Blackness is the most hated thing on this planet until it is needed to build people’s business, social lives, and sense of style."

—Trixstra (via checkprivilege)

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