lavernecox:

Hair Inspired by the opening of #Beyonce’s #Partition video.  #I wokeuplikethis.  #outoffocus #oitnb  #girlslikeus

lavernecox:

Hair Inspired by the opening of #Beyonce’s #Partition video.  #I wokeuplikethis.  #outoffocus #oitnb  #girlslikeus

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you know, it’s funny

I’ll see a post where

OP: I hate trans people they’re annoying omg they’re //oppressing the cisses// blah blah privilege vomit

Informed person: hey you’re being wrong and hurtful and this is why -names multiple incredibly saddening and horrifying and angering statistics that are accurate-

Reblogger: THIS IS THE BEST THING I’VE READ ALL WEEK OMG THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY YEAH GIT ‘EM TELL ‘EM WHATS WHAT HELL FUCKDAMN YEAH SHITFIRE

…like you just read statistics about trans suicide rates and trans homelessness rates and trans murder rates and you’re just happy that somebody that was wrong got proven wrong?

Like instead of rejoicing over the wrongness of Illinformed-McHaterson being exposed can you, like, take a couple of minutes to absorb the abysmal reality of the facts that exist that keep us living like mice in the walls of this world, can you not seem so overeager to buddy buddy up when you probably just heard these stats for the first time reading that post and you’ve decided to make these realizations about how good you feel or about how //supportive// you are bc I have never in my life seen a list detailing the injustices against, the erasure of, and the constantly reinforced urge to kill trans people (especially trans women of Color and especially Black trans women) and thought

FUCK YEAH THAT’S AWESOME

stop

anirresistiblysexyperson:

lostintrafficlights:

solaceames:

lostintrafficlights:

Stuff I’ve seen on tumblr that pops up to my mind lately that are racist and had thousands of notes because it confirms previously held racist stereotypes and were later found to be flat out wrong and had ~links to news articles~

-omg Beijing so polluted!

-omg North Korea executed some dude whose name we don’t even know with 120 starving dogs!

-omg South Koreans abandon babies we should save them!

It’s illegal to be fat in Japan!

Different age of consent in ~Asia~!

the reason china’s gender imbalance is so big is because they only want boys to carry on the family line!!!! WOW CHINA IS SO SEXIST

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soulbrotherv2:

The greatest MLK speeches you never heard

By John Blake, CNN
(CNN) — Here’s a pop quiz for anyone who calls the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. an American hero.
Can you name any of his great speeches or written works without citing “I Have a Dream” or the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”?
Most Americans would likely flub this quiz. King may be a national hero whose birthday the country commemorates on Monday, but to many he remains a one-dimensional hero — the vast body of his work unknown. Though he wrote five books and delivered up to 450 speeches a year, he’s defined by one speech and one letter.
What then are the great works by King that never get the attention they deserve?
[Continue to CNN to peruse the list of these speeches.]

soulbrotherv2:

The greatest MLK speeches you never heard

By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) — Here’s a pop quiz for anyone who calls the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. an American hero.

Can you name any of his great speeches or written works without citing “I Have a Dream” or the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”?

Most Americans would likely flub this quiz. King may be a national hero whose birthday the country commemorates on Monday, but to many he remains a one-dimensional hero — the vast body of his work unknown. Though he wrote five books and delivered up to 450 speeches a year, he’s defined by one speech and one letter.

What then are the great works by King that never get the attention they deserve?

[Continue to CNN to peruse the list of these speeches.]

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)

wocinsolidarity:

deli-verance:

Laverne Cox,

Thank you for being flawless

YES.

!

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Once again, Caucasian does not mean white, and using it to mean white is actually racist.

There are real Caucasian people who live in the Caucasus region, and they are not white.

omfgcate on this post

Learn stuff!

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blackfoxx:

Why You Shouldn’t Ask if Black People are the Most Transphobic…

Decolonizing Discussions on Gender

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Album Art

Diggy - We Have A Problem (feat. Khalil)

(Diggy, the son of Joseph Simmons of Run-DMC, was born in 1995)

ArtistDiggy
TitleWe Have A Problem
AlbumThe First Flight

Beats By Dre ruined me for all other headphones

Bose headphones now sound like you’re listening to music through soggy bread

Everything has changed

babybutta:

theuppityzombie:

gardenfulloflavender:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

ai-yo:

dy6watts:

Drama
Pariah
The Color Purple
Do the Right Thing
Eve’s Bayou
LUV
School Daze
Higher Learning
Waiting to Exhale
This Christmas
Boyz N the Hood
Comedy
Friday
Next Friday
Friday After the Next
Undercover Brother
House Party
The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor 2
Big Mama’s House 
Life
CB4
Down to Earth
Coming to America
HairShow
Phat Girlz
Scary Movie 1
Scary Movie 2
Haunted House
White Chicks
Don’t be a Meance…
Barbershop
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Beauty shop
Death at a Funeral
Sci-fi and Fantasy
Blade
Blade II
Blade Trinity
Black Knight
Spawn
Meteor Man
Up Up Away
Seventeen Again
Beasts of a Southern Wild
After Earth
Twitches
Twitches Too
Vampire in Brooklyn
Animation
Princess and the Frog
One by One (Short Disney film)
Bebe’s Kids
African Tales: The Mark of Uru, Business and Pleasure, Enemy of the Rising Sun 
Zarafa (French film with english subtitles)
Aya de Yopougon
Nadia Secret of Blue water (anime film)
Kirikou and the Sorceress
Crime /Action
Bad Boys
Bad Boys 2
New Jack City
Set it Off
Romantic Comedy
Love Jones
Brown Sugar
The Best Man
Think Like a Man
Boomerang
Two Can play that game
The Wood
Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom
Deliver us from Eva
Jumping the Broom
Horror/Thriller
Gothika
Tales from the hood
Bones
The Inheritance
Biopics
What’s Love got to do with it?
The Temptations
The Jacksons An American Dream  (part 2) (part 3)
Lady Sings the Blues
Introducing Dorthy Dandrige
Notorious
Malcolm X
The Lena Baker Story
Why do fools fall in love?
Ray
The Josephine Baker Story
Musicals
The Wiz
Carmen Jones
Dreamgirls
Sparkle (1976)
Sparkle (2012)
Sister Act
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habbit
Carmen a Hip Hopera
Babymother

I don’t even know which one to watch first



YASS! 

I’ve waited a long time for this

Everyone should fucking see babymother. No if ands or buts. It’s a colorful ass movie.

babybutta:

theuppityzombie:

gardenfulloflavender:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

ai-yo:

dy6watts:

Drama

Comedy

Sci-fi and Fantasy

Animation

Crime /Action

Romantic Comedy

Horror/Thriller

Biopics

Musicals

I don’t even know which one to watch first

image

YASS! 

I’ve waited a long time for this

Everyone should fucking see babymother. No if ands or buts. It’s a colorful ass movie.

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transwomanism:

  Storify 

"Sober In Love"

A series of tweets on feminism and the concessions that women have to make in loving men who are often the major site of our oppression. As people who desire men in romantic partnership, how can we balance our politics with love & make sense of the perilous landscape we have to find it in?

Twitter @tgirlinterruptd  Series: Relearning Love  

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bunitv:

These are some Filmmakers of African descent we loved in 2013!

1. Steve McQueen for his behemoth 12 Years A Slave. So many things we love about him, but our favorite is his side eye. 

2. Ava Duvernay, award winning filmmaker extraordinaire. From publicists, to black film activator, distributor and director. She even broke Twitter with her Scandal episode. Girl crush!

3. Bradford Young, cinematographer that makes everything look amazing. Mother of George and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints this last year. How can a machine make so much poetry? Someone give this man an award. 

4. Andrew  Dosunmu, photographer turned director, with Mother of George this year. An auteur, leading us into the philosophy of the African aesthetic in film. Everytime, he, without visual effects, turns Brooklyn into an unbelievably gorgeous African city…How?

5. John Ridley, Screenwriter. 12 Years A Slave. Period. 

6. Jahmil Qubeka, director, Of Good Report. This guy burned his passport when his film was banned. The world paid attention, and were not disappointed. What a great little film. Gorgeous black and white picture, and a story that is difficult to ignore or forget.

7. Chika Anadu, Lawyer turned director, winning awards for first feature ’B for Boy’. A grown up, female-driven drama that challenges archetypes for African women and female (mother/daughter) relationships on screen.

8. Frances Bodomo, for the short film that stole our attention ‘Afronauts’. A scifi short with a distinctive visual aesthetic based on the African space race. We can’t wait to see more!

9. Kibwe Tavares, director, Jonah. If you’ve seen this scifi short, set in Dar Es Salaam, and partial commentary on tourism and the environment without sacrificing the entertainment factor. Such great visual effects, notably the whale!!! I cannot wait to see what he does next!

10. Akosua Adoma Owusu, director, Kwaku Ananse. Currently rebuilding and opening the Rex Cinema in Ghana, Akosua’s body of work has the mark of a cinematic force to be reckoned with. All of it thoughtful and deliberate, with a distinctive artistic intention and style, we loved Kwaku this year and can’t wait to see her helm a feature length script.

There are many more filmmakers that made 2013 interesting, including those from the Carribbean, and other diaspora…Reblog with your additions!

Monica

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