Probably the closet the thing to an actual conversation with me.

8th August 2014

Post reblogged from EdmundNYC with 126,613 notes

Yesterday a 17 year female, who attends Lancaster High School in California, was beaten by a football player, on school grounds, for being gay. After receiving over a dozen blows to her jaw, head, eye and head, all he received was a 5 day suspension by the Lancaster School District. She suffered from a fractured jaw and multiple concussions to the head and the Deputy Sheriff advised her mother to re-think her wanting to file charges against the football player because her daughter pushed him back. The school ended up documenting “assault” charges on the victims school file, NOT the football players!!! To make things worse, the Deputy Sheriff warned the victim, by saying, “Just so you know, if you file charges against him, I’m taking his side.” We’re attempting to raise awareness and bring this story to light because Lancaster High School is trying to sweep this “Hate Crime” under the rug!

fangirlingoverdemigods:

notxlikexdad:

giantpeepeemonster:

Reblog if you care and please forward to everyone you know. P.S. CBS, KCAL 9 news are running the story tomorrow at 10pm.

SIGNAL BOOSTING THIS SHIT

SIGNAL BOOST THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

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16th July 2014

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18-15n-77-30w:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASSATA

18-15n-77-30w:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASSATA

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7th July 2014

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thesocialsphere:

California no longer has a white majority
For the first time in California  the number of Latinos has matched the white population.Fifteen years ago the white population outnumbered the Latino population by five million. And studies indicate that by 2014 Latinos will outnumber the white population. 

California’s fast-growing Latino population will have a lasting impact on the labor force, since there will be 7.2 million Latinos under the age of 25 compared to 3.8 million whites by 2030. Latinos are currently the fastest growing segment of business owners in California. The changing labor landscape underscores the importance of educating Latino youths who constitute more than half of the state’s secondary schools, and will be needed to supplant the aging white non-Hispanic population.

Read more here 

thesocialsphere:

California no longer has a white majority

For the first time in California  the number of Latinos has matched the white population.Fifteen years ago the white population outnumbered the Latino population by five million. And studies indicate that by 2014 Latinos will outnumber the white population. 

California’s fast-growing Latino population will have a lasting impact on the labor force, since there will be 7.2 million Latinos under the age of 25 compared to 3.8 million whites by 2030. Latinos are currently the fastest growing segment of business owners in California. The changing labor landscape underscores the importance of educating Latino youths who constitute more than half of the state’s secondary schools, and will be needed to supplant the aging white non-Hispanic population.

Read more here 

7th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from (ex)GYNOCRATICGRRL with 155 notes

exgynocraticgrrl:

[Context: Gail Dines discussing the slave-based origins of racist, misogynistic, sexualized stereotypes socially attributed to black women of color].

Dr. Gail Dines addressing porn culture and rape culture’s intersecting roles in patriarchy

27th June 2014

Photoset reblogged from I'm Getting There. with 2 notes

lykkesonas:

Call me an ignorance fighter?

21st June 2014

Photoset reblogged from Pretty as a picture, sweet as a swisha with 22,011 notes

femalerappers:

fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Let’s talk about Diana Ross’s IMPACT 

THE #GLAMOUR

Source: howtobeafuckinglady

21st June 2014

Quote reblogged from knowledge equals black power with 1,715 notes

Even after she’d called their bluff, the college still required Chandler to resubmit her doctor’s note every semester. Meanwhile, she says, “the school buildings were an accessibility nightmare. Apparently no one looked up ADA guidelines before cramming the hallways and classrooms full of tables and desks. The classrooms in particular were stuffed with desks to the point that it was difficult for even a small, skinny, non-disabled person to get around. I emailed the disability services office about it and was roundly ignored. The hallways finally got fixed after I emailed the VP of student affairs.”

Why Are Huge Numbers of Disabled Students Dropping Out of College? US colleges and universities need to do better at meeting the needs of disabled students.

this is very common. and as the article says, that’s not even what forced her to leave college in the end — that was the ableism of her English teacher.

(via disabilityhistory)

Source: disabilityhistory

18th June 2014

Photoset reblogged from savanna. with 265,589 notes

dor-dinen:

Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane

One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year’s Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. Truth is Beauty is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls and covered in stainless steel mesh skin, the massive sculpture had interactive lighting effects that made it constantly change.

Source: asylum-art

17th June 2014

Photo reblogged from knowledge equals black power with 5,863 notes

robtrujilloart:

Tumblr universe, please assist me in spreading the word about this.  This is it. I’m finally doing it. I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign for my first ever self-published children’s / picture book called Furqan’s First Flat Top. Over the next 30 days I will not only be doing a major push for this campaign on all the social networks, but I’ll be doing a series of posts related to the campaign talking about my mentors and influences in the field, how and why I went back to school, my short stories series, libraries, and more. For those of you who have been with me on this artistic journey for months, days, or years already, from Oakland to LA, Texas to New York, France to London, Mexico to Chile, Canada, India, Philippines and South Africa: you understand where I’m coming from. But for those who have never seen my work before, I need to break it down for them and I need your to help spread the word wherever you think it will resonate clearly. That can be in traditional newspapers, radio shows, cable access, artsy blogs, podcasts, bookstores, emails, re-tweets, re-blogs, however you want to help. Thank you, Muchas Gracias, and Kamsamnida in advance. With this story I am manifesting many years of practice and dreams. It is the beginning of much more storytelling to come. Most of the necessary information is on the campaign page but if you need to get some specific information from me, a press kit, images, links, please contact me directly at info@robdontstop.com.Visit the Kickstarter page, give if you are in the position to, and let’s get Furqan’s First Flat Top onto bookshelves here in the states and abroad.

robtrujilloart:

Tumblr universe, please assist me in spreading the word about this. This is it. I’m finally doing it. I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign for my first ever self-published children’s / picture book called Furqan’s First Flat Top. Over the next 30 days I will not only be doing a major push for this campaign on all the social networks, but I’ll be doing a series of posts related to the campaign talking about my mentors and influences in the field, how and why I went back to school, my short stories series, libraries, and more. For those of you who have been with me on this artistic journey for months, days, or years already, from Oakland to LA, Texas to New York, France to London, Mexico to Chile, Canada, India, Philippines and South Africa: you understand where I’m coming from. But for those who have never seen my work before, I need to break it down for them and I need your to help spread the word wherever you think it will resonate clearly. That can be in traditional newspapers, radio shows, cable access, artsy blogs, podcasts, bookstores, emails, re-tweets, re-blogs, however you want to help.

Thank you, Muchas Gracias, and Kamsamnida in advance. With this story I am manifesting many years of practice and dreams. It is the beginning of much more storytelling to come. Most of the necessary information is on the campaign page but if you need to get some specific information from me, a press kit, images, links, please contact me directly at info@robdontstop.com.

Visit the Kickstarter page, give if you are in the position to, and let’s get Furqan’s First Flat Top onto bookshelves here in the states and abroad.

Source: robtrujilloart

15th June 2014

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artdream:

1875 Haiti one Piastre paper currency (139 years old) #haiti #1875 #money #gourdes #currency #ayiti #one #piastre #haitian #history

artdream:

1875 Haiti one Piastre paper currency (139 years old) #haiti #1875 #money #gourdes #currency #ayiti #one #piastre #haitian #history

Source: artdream

14th June 2014

Photoset reblogged from Pretty as a picture, sweet as a swisha with 162,291 notes

sephlidszephyr:

ciaederlo:

pervocracy:

snailchimera:

geekgirlsmash:

xekstrin:

comfemgem:

verycooltrash:

huffingtonpost:

Don’t know if we can look at Coke every the same way again. Be prepared to cringe when you watch the full video  here. 

sugar caramelizes when heated, more shocking news to follow

It’s like that guy setting coffee creamer on fire and being like “people drink this stuff!” and it’s like yeah, a dry powder suspended in air is flammable, shock horror.

   

Never show these guys how candy is made, they’ll shit themselves.

*quietly facepalms forever*

I hate when people try to prove foods are unhealthy using properties utterly unrelated to their value as foods.  You can make anything sound gross if you want to.

Did you know that salt is the same chemical we use to defrost sidewalks?!?!

Did you know that water is a major component in pig urine?!?!

Did you know that bread is made of wheat that has been ground into a powder and artificially reconstituted into a loaf shape using a fungus?!?!

… Wait what… The last one… WHAT?!

Yeast. It’s called yeast.

Source: huffingtonpost

14th June 2014

Link reblogged from DYNAMIC AFRICA with 181 notes

Africa to get its own web encyclopedia →

dynamicafrica:

As a fourth-generation clan chief of a village in rural Cameroon, Gaston Donnat Bappa’s daily life is steeped in tradition.The 200 residents of the village have little if any access to electric power, phones, TV or radio – but the IT engineer, consultant and specialist has been immersed in the world of technology for the past three decades.

Now Bappa, who insists tradition and modernity can be “collaborators”, is spearheading a project to create Africa’s answer to Wikipedia, in a bid to preserve the continent’s customs and beliefs.

“I have tradition deep within me and I want it to be seen everywhere,” said the chief, wearing traditional robes and sitting behind a PC, after officially launching  the African Traditions Online Encyclopedia (Atoe) at last week’s eLearning Africa conference in Uganda.

“With seven million years of tradition in Africa, what is 500 years of colonisation and slavery? Nothing,” he said.

But he warned that the continent’s heritage was quickly vanishing.

“We have a multitude of more than 2 000 languages in Africa,” said Bappa. “[But] a language dies every two weeks in the world and faster in Africa, because there are more here than anywhere else.

“We have to come back to our traditions. We have to come back to this basis, the foundations and roots that we have so that we build a good future. To go forward, you must first know where you are coming from.

“We are going to put the traditions of Africa online. Every single tradition from each country will be put online.”

(read more)

7th June 2014

Photoset reblogged from Paris Chanel with 797 notes

thechanelmuse:

La Lupe, The Queen of Latin Soul

The story of Cuban singer La Lupe (Guadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond) is a poignant tale of a performer ruled by instinct and ecstasy. She couldn’t contain the music that was in her. Much more than a diva—she was a whole gang of them at once. Fidel Castro wasn’t into a female singer who cackled and shouted, jiggled and twitched, tore at her clothes, hair and sometimes threw shoes at her band. So she had to go—and eventually made the Bronx, NY her home where she started the second phase of her music career. She performed in a variety of styles but her fans adoringly crowned her The Queen of Latin Soul. 

4th June 2014

Photo reblogged from Queen Mags with 9,294 notes

queenmags19:

bodyfluids:

this is honestly too much for me i need a moment


Yessssssss!!!!!!

queenmags19:

bodyfluids:

this is honestly too much for me i need a moment

Yessssssss!!!!!!

Source: rihannanavyhn

4th June 2014

Photoset reblogged from Global Blackness with 465 notes

neoafrican:

Sarah (Sally) Bassett, an enslaved Bermudian woman who in June 1730 was burned at the stake. She was accused of attempting to poison her granddaughter’s owner. Earlier in 1712, Bassett was accused of damaging property, killing livestock, and threatening landowners. For this, she was whipped the length of Southampton Parish (involving more than 100 lashes). It is said that on her way to her execution she said to those on the way to witness her execution to take their time because “There’ll be no fun ‘til I get there.” 

In 2008, a ten foot tall statue of Bassett (pictured above) was erected in Hamilton. 

Source: neoafrican