mtvnews:

my nomination for vma couple of 2014.

mtvnews:

my nomination for vma couple of 2014.

gelatinandhappiness:

Amber Rose at the 2014 MTV VMAs red carpet.

itsdleon:

A mother lost her child. A father lost his son. A young man lost his life. #JusticeForMikeBrown

janemba:

the biggest fuck you to every beyonce hate article written by a white feminist

janemba:

the biggest fuck you to every beyonce hate article written by a white feminist

(Source: twitter.com)

thechronicleofshe:

coffee-talk:

Wow.. I didn’t see this picture on the news

you know why

thechronicleofshe:

coffee-talk:

Wow.. I didn’t see this picture on the news

you know why

jean-luc-gohard:

What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.

guardian:

Ferguson, 11 days on: “We are sitting on a powder keg” 
"Just about the only thing clear through the fog of noxious gas clouding Ferguson’s streets is the burning, implacable rage of Brown’s peers against the police and their political masters"
• Read our special report 
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

guardian:

Ferguson, 11 days on: “We are sitting on a powder keg” 

"Just about the only thing clear through the fog of noxious gas clouding Ferguson’s streets is the burning, implacable rage of Brown’s peers against the police and their political masters"

Read our special report 

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

(Source: theguardian.com)

lexrhetoricae:

mercuryacejones:

Latest positive news out of Ferguson. Community coming together.

Teachers: Heroes.

huffingtonpost:

ONE THING YOU SHOULD NEVER CALL AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN

There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out of such comments? “Exotic.”

Cristen Conger of the How Stuff Works podcast, Stuff Mom Never Told You, takes on the topic of “exotic” beauty.

Watch the full video with Conger explaining how Lupita Nyong’o was “extocized” during the 2014 Oscar season here. 

micdotcom:

Taylor Swift’s song is catchy but did she have to accessorize with black women’s bodies?

It’s hard to criticize Taylor Swift’s new single, “Shake It Off,” because it’s all about how dumb her haters are. Then again, when you intentionally culturally appropriate and then make a mockery of people who don’t want you to culturally appropriate, you sort of deserve to be criticized.

Released yesterday, the video is clearly meant for a younger audience — as you can tell from the tutus — but that only makes it more offensive when Swift dons gold hoop earrings and chains, high-top kicks and cut-off shorts and begins twerking. That’s also the moment when the whole video devolves into racist stereotyping and cultural appropriation. Swift is seen crawling underneath a black woman’s legs, looking up into her nether regions as she twerks to the beat of Swift’s song. She seems to think there’s something funny about all the talk about cultural appropriation in music.

Why her video is so problematic Follow micdotcom 

moderndaykathleencleaver:

Chicago never forget our innocent and unarmed sister, Rekia Boyd shot and killed by the Chicago police. 

moderndaykathleencleaver:

Chicago never forget our innocent and unarmed sister, Rekia Boyd shot and killed by the Chicago police. 

whitetears365:

To help this Black Out Monday it is important to know where these black owned businesses are. I honestly think this should last longer than one day so it would have more of an effect. Maybe the whole week?
You can download this app: Around The Way. 
OR check out these directories. 
Directory.  #1
Directory. #2
Directory.  #3
Directory. #4 
Fact Sheet about Black Owned Business.
African-American buying power. 

whitetears365:

To help this Black Out Monday it is important to know where these black owned businesses are. I honestly think this should last longer than one day so it would have more of an effect. Maybe the whole week?

You can download this app: Around The Way. 

OR check out these directories. 

Directory.  #1

Directory. #2

Directory.  #3

Directory. #4 

Fact Sheet about Black Owned Business.

African-American buying power.