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birthanddeathofthesun:

 

birthanddeathofthesun:

 

“Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids.”
Gillian Flynn (via rabbitinthemoon)

fashionsambapita:

Read each story here:http://vogue.cm/XSNWEq
Revising.  #educateyourself so you can #educate others.

Revising. #educateyourself so you can #educate others.

raspture:

Olive Orchard / Olive Grove – 1889 – Vincent van Gogh 

raspture:

Olive Orchard / Olive Grove – 1889 – Vincent van Gogh 

stayingunderground:

My bae and her bae. #yesterday

stayingunderground:

My bae and her bae. #yesterday

stayingunderground:

Ari’s (Kinda Gay) Guide to Oakland

My friend Ari Fitz made a guide to Oakland featuring Alfie and myself.

stayingunderground:

Staying Underground prsnts,Knowledge Sun - Return of the Cosmic Kings
This is Knowledge sun. The Sunroom is coming. 
tracklist1. Fela Kuti & the Africa ‘70 - Alu Jon Jonki Jon2. Afrolicious - Afrolicious Pleasure Time (Novalima Remix)3. Erykah Badu - Afro (Freestyle skit)4. Rocket Juice & The Moon - Manuela (Ft. Erykah Badu)5. Ta-ku - Afronaught6. Madlib - Afrosound Panorama7. Fela Kuti & the Africa ‘70 - Alu Jon Jonki Jon8. Tony Alan - Love Is A Natural Feeling9. Tim Maia - Contacto Com O Mundo Racional10. Fela Kuti & the Africa ‘70 - Alu Jon Jonki Jon11. Clutchy Hopkins - 4:0812. Jay Electronica - Better In Tune With The Infinite (Ft. LaTonya Givens)
Cover illustration by the talented Queen known as Jamilla Okubo.

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stayingunderground:

Staying Underground prsnts,
Knowledge Sun - Return of the Cosmic Kings

This is Knowledge sun. The Sunroom is coming. 

tracklist
1. Fela Kuti & the Africa ‘70 - Alu Jon Jonki Jon
2. Afrolicious - Afrolicious Pleasure Time (Novalima Remix)
3. Erykah Badu - Afro (Freestyle skit)
4. Rocket Juice & The Moon - Manuela (Ft. Erykah Badu)
5. Ta-ku - Afronaught
6. Madlib - Afrosound Panorama
7. Fela Kuti & the Africa ‘70 - Alu Jon Jonki Jon
8. Tony Alan - Love Is A Natural Feeling
9. Tim Maia - Contacto Com O Mundo Racional
10. Fela Kuti & the Africa ‘70 - Alu Jon Jonki Jon
11. Clutchy Hopkins - 4:08
12. Jay Electronica - Better In Tune With The Infinite (Ft. LaTonya Givens)

Cover illustration by the talented Queen known as Jamilla Okubo.

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Backseat action 🔫by @stayingunderground #rollinwitmybabytk2 #bts #arifitz #strokegame #majorleague

hazeleyed1:

Get up out my trap house!!!

“Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.”

- Angela Davis, activist, author, educator

Happy 70th birthday to one of my favourite sheroes ever! 

(via night-catches-us)

🍌 split

🍌 split

mpr1m3:

Justice no longer exist.@markusprime_

mpr1m3:

Justice no longer exist.@markusprime_

http://afro-dominicano.tumblr.com/post/95375244045/misinformation-is-indeed-one-of-the-greater-tool

afro-dominicano:

Misinformation is indeed one of the greater tool of the oppressors, for how else would they continue to do to us what they’ve been doing to our ancestors as we fool ourselves into believing we’re living the future because “look at our tech”. How else could so many not see how often this already…

america-wakiewakie:

"Hey Hey, Ho Ho, These Racist Cops Have Got to Go": Oakland, CA, marches in solidarity with Ferguson | AmericaWakieWakie 

August 20th, 2014

Tonight, just over a week after the killing of an unarmed black teen at the hands of Ferguson, MO police, Oakland residents took to the streets in solidarity with protesters across the country to demand an end to police brutality against black (and brown) communities. Centered around the failure of Ferguson’s local authorities to arrest killer cop Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for Michael Brown’s death, protesters in Oakland rallied to demand “Justice for Mike Brown.”

SF Gate reported:

The marches started in four separate locations - Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Jack London Square, the main branch of the Oakland Public Library and the African American History Museum - but came together outside of Oakland Police Headquarters around 6 p.m.

Protesters from the different marches were briefly prevented from joining up with each other by a line of police.

Quanah Brightman, executive director of United Native Americans, an Indian protest group was angered by police attempting to block the marchers from uniting.

"They won’t even let us walk on the public street," he said. "I don’t feel safe. It is what it is, and they hate us. When they put on a badge, they’re allowed to kill us."

Several protesters and family members had recently returned from Ferguson, where police have been criticized for their heavy-handed tactics, and urged support for their counterparts there.

Oakland certainly is not unfamiliar with police brutality. Like today, it was not long ago that the community was in the streets over the death of Oscar Grant, who was killed by BART police in 2009. Or the nearby deaths of Alex Nieto and Andy Lopez, who both died at the hands of law enforcement officers.

Even more recently, however, over the death of Alan Blueford, who was shot and killed by Oakland police on May 6, 2012. His mother, Jeralynn Blueford, along with Grant’s mother, attended the protest tonight.

As quoted by SF Gate, she rallied the crowd with chants of “They say get back! We say, fight back,” as police formed a line to block merging groups of protesters.

She went on to tell the folks to take the fight to Washington D.C., saying “We’re going to change this crooked system. Obama, if you hear me, Alan Blueford’s life matters. Mike Brown's life matters.”

(Photo Credit: Top by Scott Strazzante | All remaining by AmericaWakieWakie).

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