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beingliberal:

Reblog if you agree it’s wrong for the government to make a profit on the backs of poor college students and not taxing billionaires. 
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beingliberal:

Reblog if you agree it’s wrong for the government to make a profit on the backs of poor college students and not taxing billionaires. 

(graphic via ProgressiveAmerica)

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talesofthestarshipregeneration:

navigatethestream:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

clutchmag:

Carol’s Daughter Files For Bankruptcy
Companies affiliated with beauty brand Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. According to court documents, Carol’s Daughter Stores LLC, filed a 

wait WHAT?????

in a strange way i’m kinda not surprised to hear thisfor one thing the ingredients are really bad for your hair (i mean all their loc products had weird combos of beeswax and corn oil)also in my experience i’ve never seen them marketed in places where black people would actually shopgranted, i’m an online shopper to the core. but i found it strange the few stores i actually physically saw it in was Macys and Sephora, stores with an overwhelmingly white consumer base. i never really saw them in a target, walgreens, cvs, places where more black folks looking for hair care products are inclined to shop. i mean miss jesses is some overprice lard for your hair, but at least they were smart enough to product place in Targets. Jane Carter solution sells its stuff in Target, some CVS stores, and certain Whole Foods there was just a lot wrong with their strategy as a business from what i could see. and its not surprising they are going under

well damn. you are right I’ve never seen them in stores. not even in black hair stores. 

their products were too damn expensive.
in 2008 when i first went natural, carol’s daughter was the first products i tried cause it was basically the only thing on the market.
now there’s so many options and diy mixtures you can make, whose gonna spend all that money for their products?? 

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

navigatethestream:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

clutchmag:

Carol’s Daughter Files For Bankruptcy

Companies affiliated with beauty brand Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. According to court documents, Carol’s Daughter Stores LLC, filed a 

wait WHAT?????

in a strange way i’m kinda not surprised to hear this

for one thing the ingredients are really bad for your hair (i mean all their loc products had weird combos of beeswax and corn oil)

also in my experience i’ve never seen them marketed in places where black people would actually shop

granted, i’m an online shopper to the core. but i found it strange the few stores i actually physically saw it in was Macys and Sephora, stores with an overwhelmingly white consumer base. i never really saw them in a target, walgreens, cvs, places where more black folks looking for hair care products are inclined to shop. i mean miss jesses is some overprice lard for your hair, but at least they were smart enough to product place in Targets. Jane Carter solution sells its stuff in Target, some CVS stores, and certain Whole Foods

there was just a lot wrong with their strategy as a business from what i could see. and its not surprising they are going under

well damn. you are right I’ve never seen them in stores. not even in black hair stores. 

their products were too damn expensive.

in 2008 when i first went natural, carol’s daughter was the first products i tried cause it was basically the only thing on the market.

now there’s so many options and diy mixtures you can make, whose gonna spend all that money for their products?? 

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gradientlair:

Black women who made the Time 100 List For 2014. Creative singer, dancer, artist, philanthropist and feminist Beyoncé, creative outspoken actor, artist and feminist Kerry Washington, tennis legend, philanthropist and business owner Serena WilliamsChicagoan and now head of U.N. World Food Programme Ertharin CousinNigerian economist and past Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ugandan activist Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, South African human rights lawyer Thuli Madonsela, and Kenyan tech guru Ory Okolloh. 

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock DIDN’T make the list though. Clearly both had a major impact in 2013. Both have been outspoken about Black trans women and trans women of colour’s rights and lives, both have created remarkable and important art and both have been influential and highly visible. They should’ve been there. Easily.

Beyoncé made the Time 100 List in 2013 as well, but this year has the cover after a successful and influential year in 2013, from her Super Bowl performance, to her world tour, to her incredible visual album BEYONCÉ, to being more outspoken with her feminist politics through her music, and through other projects—some I like (speaking, writing, fundraising, philanthropy), some I’ve critiqued (i.e. #BanBossy/Lean In)—all while being committed to her family, her marriage to Jay-Z and motherhood to Blue Ivy

Several Black men made the list as well, including two of my personal faves, Oscar winning film director Steve McQueen and Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman

As I wrote about yesterday, there is a DIFFERENCE between the legitimate desire for representation of Black women’s humanity in the media while still creating our own media (as ignoring the mainstream does not erase harmful messages about us are placed there) and "oh that’s White approval!" This distinction and understanding of how media representation impacts us is important.

Complete Time 100 List For 2014 

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afro-textured-art:

What if we imagine the Buddha with afro-textured hair?

This is a teaser to an upcoming article I wrote, “The Buddha’s Woolly Hair”.

Here I compare the the tight curls of hair of black Africans in European Art to the those of the Buddha in Southeast Asian Art.

Some believe that the Buddha’s hair only appear to be afro-textured as an accident, or maybe there is an African influence behind this.

For more context, read my article, “The Buddha’s Woolly Hair”, to be published on 4/25/2014.

All images of the Buddha here are or will be posted under the “Outside of African Diaspora” or “OD”

All images of black Africans here are or will be posted under “Western Art” or “West”

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Mrs. Obama was hoping to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, which struck down segregation in schools. And what better way to honor the anniversary of integrated schools than telling the nation’s first black first lady you don’t want her to speak at your high school graduation?

One parent told the Associated Press that she was concerned Mrs. Obama would “outshine” her son. Yes, she will. She’s the first lady of the United States, and your son is some kid from Topeka, Kansas. It’s not even close.

Plus, how much shining is your kid really doing?

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Shit Dark Skin People Are Sick Hearing

onlyblackgirl:

  1. So where in Africa are you from? Nigeria?
  2. You’re really cute for a dark skin girl/guy.
  3. You’re skin is such a pretty shade of black.
  4. I didn’t know people could get that dark.
  5. You look so exotic.
  6. I love “ebony” women.
  7. I’m not really into dark skin men/women.
  8. You need to marry a light skin man/woman or your children are going to be too dark.
  9. "Midnight Jokes" 
  10. "look it’s precious"
  11. "Disappear in the Dark Jokes"
  12. Anything TeamLightSkin vs. TeamDarkSkin 
  13. "At least you can’t get sunburned, hahahaha" 
  14. Dark skin men/women are hoes/hyper-sexual.
  15. Can’t trust a dark skin person.
  16. Dark skin people are trouble makers
  17. "Why you using black and white on your pics? You already black as hell"


Missing some? Add yours and stop saying stupid shit to everyone. Got it? K thanks. 

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storymama:

Long Distance Revolutionary

WATCH this short film. LEARN the truth about Mumia’s freedom. SHARE it.

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medievalpoc:

unfantasmarecoreeuropa submitted to medievalpoc:

Christoph Weiditz´s Trachtenbuch

Weiditz was a german artist of the XVIth century at the service of the Habsburgs who dedicated a year painting the everyday of the people of the territories of Spain, including, Netherlands, Rousillon and the both Sicilies.

In his drawings we can see, among paintings of other spanish people without any reference to otherness, black people and moriscos.

He also painted some aztecs brought from Nueva España to the royal court, that are some of the first images known of aztec people drawn from life.

Sources:

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christoph_Weiditz

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Trachtenbuch_des_Christoph_Weiditz

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Christoph_Weiditz

http://viaf.org/viaf/59421291/

http://catalogue.bnf.fr/servlet/RechercheEquation;jsessionid=E881875E735E237F1EC10CA41097FF22?TexteCollection=HGARSTUVWXYZ1DIECBMJNQLOKP&TexteTypeDoc=DESNFPIBTMCJOV&Equation=IDP%3Dcb158503661&host=catalogue

http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/gallery/detail/aztec-juggler.htm

Hampe, Theodor. 1994 [1927]. Authentic Everyday Dress of the Renaissance: All 154 Plates from the “Trachtenbuch.” New York: Dover Publications.

Massing, Jean Michel. 1991. “Early European Images of America: The Ethnographic Approach.” In Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration, Jay Levenson, ed., pp. 515-520. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art.

Ausgabe von Theodor Hampe: Das Trachtenbuch des Weiditz von seinen Reisen nach Spanien (1529) und den Niederlanden (1531/32). 1927 

Andrea McKenzie Satterfield: The assimilation of the marvelous other: Reading Christoph Weiditz’s Trachtenbuch (1529) as an ethnographic document.

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unfantasmarecoreeuropa's submission is so huge I have to break it up into a few posts!

This portion featuring Aztec or Méxica people is actually really interesting because it depicts various forms of gaming or contests. Gaming was a very popular topic for many Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Examples include The Golf Book, so called because of the miniature depicting a game of golf; and Alfonso El Sabio’s Book of Games (El Libro de los Juegos), dating from the 13th century and also features many illustration of people of color.

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piecesinprogress:

These workouts use combinations of strength and cardio to really make the most of your time! They all work on the idea of HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training) by using shorter periods of more intense cardio with longer periods of medium intensity. This helps get your heart rate up and keep it up! If the weather’s nice you can even go outside and soak up some sun while getting your workout in! (If it’s rainy I love to put on my favorite show on Netflix and do these right from home). You can add these into your existing cardio plan (they’re great for cross training!) or cycle through them for a weekly total body plan!

For more at home workout plans go here! :)

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this-is-not-hawaiian:

flootzavut:

strictly-hawaiian:

A dying language has been uncovered here in Hawai’i. Researchers are calling its existence ground breaking especially since it became so close to being lost forever.

Hawai’i Sign Language is one of only two known surviving sign languages in the United States—the other is American Sign Language. HSL is believed to have originated among the Deaf population here in the 1800’s – long before ASL arrived in the 1940s. Researchers have identified 40 Native signers of Hawaii Sign Language.  Most are in their 70’s or older, which is why linguists say without this effort to restore HSL—the language would’ve died with this generation. Linguists say this is the first time since the 1930s a previously unknown language, spoken or signed, has been documented in the U.S.  They believe Hawai’i Sign Language may be the last of America’s undiscovered languages.

plug-me-in-and-turn-me-on

ahhhh super cool!

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