dynastylnoire:

chescaleigh:

Ciara Debuts Crazy Long Dreadlocks: Should She Keep Them?

Oh, so since Ciara’s having an “elegant” wedding she can’t possibly keep her loc extensions…Right? Cause locs can’t be elegant? I’m so sick of this shit. 

Headline should read: 

"People magazine astonishes no one with their brazen racism in calling Ciara’s dreadlock’s "crazy" while continuing to praise white women for their various appropriated clothing and hair style choices."

(via navigatethestream)

sonofbaldwin:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Hip-Hop Artist Akala on -

Being A Man 2014 | Being a Black Man

A panel including hip-hop artist Akala, CEO of Working With Men Shane Ryan, writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and filmmaker, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell look at the contradictory and complex ideas around Black masculinity and what tensions arise from stereotypes, colonial histories and economic power.

"When black men hate each other, many of whom publicly delcare that they do; when a rapper say, ‘I will kill that n*gg*,’ he’s making it very clear: He hates black people.

How I know this is when I go into prisons and young boys write these kinds of lyrics and I say, ‘If I write a song saying I’m going to go out and kill honkies and crackahs and whitey tomorrow, what do you think about that?’ Without exception, every single black boy I said that to said, ‘No, you can’t say that. That’s racist.

The same boy who two minutes ago just said, ‘I’m gonna blow a n*gg*’s head off when I see him’ told me that he values white life infinitely more than he values black life.

We tend to think that you have to be white to be a white supremacist. Some of the worst white supremacists I know are black people.

The only good thing I found about the Django film was Samuel Jackson’s character. That Uncle Ruckus character is real. There are black people who hate Blackness!”

- Akala, “Being a Black Man”

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mermaidsofcolor:

Image description: Digitally inked/colored drawing of a brown-skinned, fat, twin-tailed mermaid with a pompadour-mohawk, hairy pits, stretched & pierced ears, nipple rings, chest tattoo reading “SHIP WRECKER,” and nautical-themed left full sleeve tattoo with banner reading “SIRENA.” She is reclining, smiling & pushing back her hair.
My (almost certainly queer) fat alternative POC mermaid for Mermaids of Color! Not sure what her name is yet but she’s a force to be reckoned with.
Hell yes! Love this

mermaidsofcolor:

Image description: Digitally inked/colored drawing of a brown-skinned, fat, twin-tailed mermaid with a pompadour-mohawk, hairy pits, stretched & pierced ears, nipple rings, chest tattoo reading “SHIP WRECKER,” and nautical-themed left full sleeve tattoo with banner reading “SIRENA.” She is reclining, smiling & pushing back her hair.

My (almost certainly queer) fat alternative POC mermaid for Mermaids of Color! Not sure what her name is yet but she’s a force to be reckoned with.

Hell yes! Love this

(via fuckyeahfatdykes)

occupyallstreets:

Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)
Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.


ACAB

occupyallstreets:

Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.

Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)

Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.

ACAB

(Source: anarcho-queer, via dynastylnoire)