1. 17:09 23rd Apr 2014

    Notes: 3578

    Reblogged from glitterlion

    For most Black people, the definition of progress is college educated Blacks being drafted by the White social order to be used as a bourgeois buffer zone against the masses of Black people.
    — 

    Dr. Umar Johnson (via daughterofzami)

    I don’t think Black America was ready to hear that Brother Umar….

    (via return2blackgold)

    Damn

    (via jasmineslove)

     
  2. 16:34

    Notes: 45266

    Reblogged from vagabondaesthetics

    She is not “my girl.”

    She belongs to herself. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.

    How much more blessed can I be?

    — 

    (via asvpklla)

    This is one of the most freeing statements I have seen in a while

    (via livingoutmydash)

    love is not possession

    (via wild-moss)

    again, love. Is. Not. Possession. (via verucadarling)

    (Source: avraham-chai)

     
  3. 17:26 21st Apr 2014

    Notes: 12

    Reblogged from queergiftedblack

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    queergiftedblack:

In Life and After Life
Wednesday May 14, 8 pm - 10 pm, $10 - 15 PWYC
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/307944396022286/

In Life and After Life - explores the personal stories of 3 queer young adults of colour as we acknowledge and sit with our past, current realities and futures. Life does not stop after hard times, and hard times continue. What becomes of us as we live through and with hardship? As we continue on the journey of finding ourselves what makes us who we are, where do we go and what options do we have to survive and thrive? In Life and After Life is a movement derived multidisciplinary work about hope, resilience, and strength. A short Q&A with Sze-Yang, Jelani and kumari will follow their performance.

ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company is a queer multiracial dance company that embraces difference as strength, combats oppressive power structures, and operates from the grassroots as a collective through consensus. These performers are fearlessly out and proud, masculine, feminine, and all that is in between, representing the super queeroes and real humans in all of us. ILL NANA/DCDC hosted the first annual LGBTTIQQ2S Dance Conference and provides free accessible drop-in dance classes and a 2 month dance intensive at the 519 community centre for and with LGBTTIQQ2S communities prioritizing people of colour, various body types, backgrounds, classes, and abilities. More information about ILL NANA can be found at: illnana-dcdc.com

Co-presented with Gladstone Hotel and United Steelworkers (USW).
Co-sponsored by Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and The People Project.


This event is part of the 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, taking place from May 1 - 15, 2014 at various GTA locations. For more details on this year’s program, artists, and festival partners, please visit http://mayworks.ca/.

    queergiftedblack:

    In Life and After Life

    Wednesday May 14, 8 pm - 10 pm, $10 - 15 PWYC

    The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West

    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/307944396022286/

    In Life and After Life - explores the personal stories of 3 queer young adults of colour as we acknowledge and sit with our past, current realities and futures. Life does not stop after hard times, and hard times continue. What becomes of us as we live through and with hardship? As we continue on the journey of finding ourselves what makes us who we are, where do we go and what options do we have to survive and thrive? In Life and After Life is a movement derived multidisciplinary work about hope, resilience, and strength. A short Q&A with Sze-Yang, Jelani and kumari will follow their performance.

    ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company is a queer multiracial dance company that embraces difference as strength, combats oppressive power structures, and operates from the grassroots as a collective through consensus. These performers are fearlessly out and proud, masculine, feminine, and all that is in between, representing the super queeroes and real humans in all of us. ILL NANA/DCDC hosted the first annual LGBTTIQQ2S Dance Conference and provides free accessible drop-in dance classes and a 2 month dance intensive at the 519 community centre for and with LGBTTIQQ2S communities prioritizing people of colour, various body types, backgrounds, classes, and abilities. More information about ILL NANA can be found at: illnana-dcdc.com

    Co-presented with Gladstone Hotel and United Steelworkers (USW).

    Co-sponsored by Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and The People Project.

    This event is part of the 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, taking place from May 1 - 15, 2014 at various GTA locations. For more details on this year’s program, artists, and festival partners, please visit http://mayworks.ca/.

     
  4. 17:21

    Notes: 85

    Reblogged from rosalarian

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    rosalarian:

Big steps are being taken in today’s Meaty Yogurt. Nothing more sexy than “time to get it over with.” Read from the beginning here.
And a note: this comic can be a little nsfw, but there’s not any actual nudity or anything in it, just “sexual situations” and “strong language.” Depending on where you work, it might be okay. (If you want nudity and sex, I have plenty of other comics.)

    rosalarian:

    Big steps are being taken in today’s Meaty Yogurt. Nothing more sexy than “time to get it over with.” Read from the beginning here.

    And a note: this comic can be a little nsfw, but there’s not any actual nudity or anything in it, just “sexual situations” and “strong language.” Depending on where you work, it might be okay. (If you want nudity and sex, I have plenty of other comics.)

     
  5. 17:20

    Notes: 2919

    Reblogged from freeform4lyfe

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    poetprose25:

longsnatchedbythechickenhawk:

thepeoplesrecord:

NYPD takes the life of another black maleJune 18, 2012
On April 12, 2012, Laverne’s son Tamon Robinson, like Trayvon Martin, encountered someone who made a wrong assumption based on his age and the color of his skin. In Tamon’s case, it was a police officer, while in Trayvon’s case, it was a civilian, George Zimmerman. But in both cases, because the young men were African American, their lives were cut tragically short.
Tamon worked in as a barista at the Connecticut Muffin café on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Green, Brooklyn. On the side, he collected bricks, stones and other discarded building materials and sold them for scrap. Around 5:30 a.m., on the way to his car that morning, Tamon stopped to collect some old paving stones that the Seaview Houses were throwing away. He had permission from the building’s management to take them.
Officers in a patrol car spotted him and assumed he was stealing. When two officers began chasing him, Tamon ran toward the building where he had, until recently, lived with his mother. He had moved into his own apartment, but still had a key and stopped by to visit her every day.


He was barely 100 yards away from the entrance when a third officer drove a police cruiser onto the sidewalk and ran him down. A witness reported seeing Tamon fly up into the air and then land on the ground. Officers were overheard telling him to get up before picking him up and throwing the unconscious man onto the hood of the car. When they realized he was not responding, they finally called emergency medical services.


In some twisted irony, during a canvas looking for witnesses, the same officers knocked on Tamon’s mother’s door. Ms. Dobbinson was told there had been an accident and asked if she saw anything. She was unaware that the young man injured in the accident was her son. It was not until later—around 4 p.m.—that officers returned to her door to tell her that her son was in the hospital in a coma.
When Laverne Dobbinson arrived at the hospital, she found Tamon handcuffed to the bed in spite of the fact that he was in a coma. Initially, she was not allowed into the room to be with her son. Officials kept her and other family members from Tamon’s bedside where they could give comfort and talk to him. After two days, the police finally relented. Six days after his encounter with NYPD, his family made the painful decision to end life support.
Speaking with Tamon’s mother after the rally and march, I asked her to tell me about her son. “He was a good son, never got into any trouble,” she told me. “He never was involved in drugs or gangs. He was friendly; it was rare that he ever got angry with anyone. He was a hard worker and was trying to go to college.”
Source

Bruh these pigs and crackers do not give a flying fuck about killing us. They rather enjoy it! I really wish I could communicate this to people. At what point do we say, “Fuck this, its just a matter of time before its my son or daughter or brother and sister,” and fight back. Like, when is that going to happen.  who do they have to kill for that to happen? 

i USE TO HANG OUT WITH HIM ALL THE TIME AND HE WAS NEVER INTO ANYTHING CRAZY!!!!!!!! - PoetLeeProse


this happebed right before we moved to BK. we’re in that Connecticut Muffin all the time… glad i know this story, so sad it happened again.

    poetprose25:

    longsnatchedbythechickenhawk:

    thepeoplesrecord:

    NYPD takes the life of another black male
    June 18, 2012

    On April 12, 2012, Laverne’s son Tamon Robinson, like Trayvon Martin, encountered someone who made a wrong assumption based on his age and the color of his skin. In Tamon’s case, it was a police officer, while in Trayvon’s case, it was a civilian, George Zimmerman. But in both cases, because the young men were African American, their lives were cut tragically short.

    Tamon worked in as a barista at the Connecticut Muffin café on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Green, Brooklyn. On the side, he collected bricks, stones and other discarded building materials and sold them for scrap. Around 5:30 a.m., on the way to his car that morning, Tamon stopped to collect some old paving stones that the Seaview Houses were throwing away. He had permission from the building’s management to take them.

    Officers in a patrol car spotted him and assumed he was stealing. When two officers began chasing him, Tamon ran toward the building where he had, until recently, lived with his mother. He had moved into his own apartment, but still had a key and stopped by to visit her every day.

    He was barely 100 yards away from the entrance when a third officer drove a police cruiser onto the sidewalk and ran him down. A witness reported seeing Tamon fly up into the air and then land on the ground. Officers were overheard telling him to get up before picking him up and throwing the unconscious man onto the hood of the car. When they realized he was not responding, they finally called emergency medical services.

    In some twisted irony, during a canvas looking for witnesses, the same officers knocked on Tamon’s mother’s door. Ms. Dobbinson was told there had been an accident and asked if she saw anything. She was unaware that the young man injured in the accident was her son. It was not until later—around 4 p.m.—that officers returned to her door to tell her that her son was in the hospital in a coma.

    When Laverne Dobbinson arrived at the hospital, she found Tamon handcuffed to the bed in spite of the fact that he was in a coma. Initially, she was not allowed into the room to be with her son. Officials kept her and other family members from Tamon’s bedside where they could give comfort and talk to him. After two days, the police finally relented. Six days after his encounter with NYPD, his family made the painful decision to end life support.

    Speaking with Tamon’s mother after the rally and march, I asked her to tell me about her son. “He was a good son, never got into any trouble,” she told me. “He never was involved in drugs or gangs. He was friendly; it was rare that he ever got angry with anyone. He was a hard worker and was trying to go to college.”

    Source

    Bruh these pigs and crackers do not give a flying fuck about killing us. They rather enjoy it! I really wish I could communicate this to people. At what point do we say, “Fuck this, its just a matter of time before its my son or daughter or brother and sister,” and fight back. Like, when is that going to happen.  who do they have to kill for that to happen? 

    i USE TO HANG OUT WITH HIM ALL THE TIME AND HE WAS NEVER INTO ANYTHING CRAZY!!!!!!!! - PoetLeeProse

    this happebed right before we moved to BK. we’re in that Connecticut Muffin all the time… glad i know this story, so sad it happened again.

     
  6. 17:16

    Notes: 986

    Reblogged from freeform4lyfe

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    sapphrikah:

alexvelez101:
FUCKING THANK YOU.
Hypocritical asses.

    sapphrikah:

    alexvelez101:

    FUCKING THANK YOU.

    Hypocritical asses.

    (Source: beauty-is-symmetry)

     
  7. 17:13

    Notes: 527064

    Reblogged from note-a-bear

    dynastylnoire:

    dynastylnoire:

    mynameissnugglefuck:

    mermaidchan05:

    iraffiruse:

    Baby otter

    IT IS A BABY OTTER YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID

    *plap*

    awwwww

    this make me so happy! <33333

     
  8. 17:12

    Notes: 614

    Reblogged from lastrealindians

    (Source: thinksquad)

     
  9. 16:26

    Notes: 59

    Reblogged from lastrealindians

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    rmcomedy:

Got my “Manifest Sovereignty” gear in the mail today. #WeAreNations

    rmcomedy:

    Got my “Manifest Sovereignty” gear in the mail today. #WeAreNations

     
  10. 16:23

    Notes: 302183

    Reblogged from freeform4lyfe

    schoolwitch:

    i love freckles theyre skin stars

    (Source: sinaloan)

     
  11. 16:23

    Notes: 54

    Reblogged from lastrealindians

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    izanzanwin:

"solid comfort"

    izanzanwin:

    "solid comfort"

     
  12. 16:22

    Notes: 14376

    Reblogged from lastrealindians

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    bebinn:

Please reblog and donate.
Marissa Alexander now faces a 60-year sentence for firing a warning shot into the wall to stop her abusive husband’s attack. Her legal team is working pro bono, but she still owes over $250,000 in legal expenses. The prosecutor, Angela Corey, is the same who couldn’t get a conviction for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Self-defense against domestic violence does not deserve life in prison.

    bebinn:

    Please reblog and donate.

    Marissa Alexander now faces a 60-year sentence for firing a warning shot into the wall to stop her abusive husband’s attack. Her legal team is working pro bono, but she still owes over $250,000 in legal expenses. The prosecutor, Angela Corey, is the same who couldn’t get a conviction for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

    Self-defense against domestic violence does not deserve life in prison.

     
  13. 16:21

    Notes: 3135

    Reblogged from lastrealindians

    isixdream:

copperbadge:

teapotsahoy:

nitaohoyo:

captain native america
this prob. should make the rounds again since Captain America: Winter Soldier came out today. :)

I love the quilt-star a lot.

YES

Several reposts of this image cite Chad BrownEagle as the artist, but as far as I can tell they don’t have an account anywhere and I can’t tell where the original upload was made.


dopeness.

    isixdream:

    copperbadge:

    teapotsahoy:

    nitaohoyo:

    captain native america

    this prob. should make the rounds again since Captain America: Winter Soldier came out today. :)

    I love the quilt-star a lot.

    YES

    Several reposts of this image cite Chad BrownEagle as the artist, but as far as I can tell they don’t have an account anywhere and I can’t tell where the original upload was made.

    dopeness.

     
  14. 16:20

    Notes: 1496

    Reblogged from blackfashion

    blackfashion:

    Solange Knowles photographed by Seiji Fujimori for The Ground Magazine’s fourth issue styled by Nick Nelson.

    Hair : Chuck Amos for Oribe at Jump management
    Make-up : Munemi Imai at Magnet Agency
    Set Design : Davis Davis

     
  15. 16:16

    Notes: 135

    Reblogged from hipsterlibertarian

    That’s one big reason why our rulers are constantly coming up with new foreign ‘enemies’ — to take Americans’ minds off their real enemies, who live Washington, D.C., rather than in Moscow or some cave in Afghanistan.

    The War Party’s big problem, however, is that Americans aren’t falling for this old trick anymore. The past decade has wised them up considerably, and their cynicism when it comes to their own government is boundless. Every poll taken over the past few years has shown that their foreign policy of choice consists of ‘minding our own business’ — the exact opposite view of our warlike elites, who constantly warn us against the alleged dangers of ‘isolationism.’
    — Justin Raimondo, "Is there hope?" (via hipsterlibertarian)