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HERES MY AALIYAH MIX A  NEARLY AN HOUR EARLY I HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOY IT HAPPY VALENTINES DAY <3

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carl don’t eat your brother

setbabiesonfire:

carl don’t eat your brother

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drst:

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redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 
Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.
Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Always reblog because someday I hope the first thing I think when we see a photo of a young black man is something like this, not “criminal” or “murdered by police.”
Also Tumblr, if we can raise money for people’s medical bills and sick cats and so on, surely we can send these two young men to college?

drst:

kickassfanfic:

kuklarusskaya:

proudblackconservative:

redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 

Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.

Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Always reblog because someday I hope the first thing I think when we see a photo of a young black man is something like this, not “criminal” or “murdered by police.”

Also Tumblr, if we can raise money for people’s medical bills and sick cats and so on, surely we can send these two young men to college?

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thisisnotjapan:

(asian body positivity because people have the misconception we are all naturally thin and tiny because it fits their orientalist vision of the demure, obedient, and cute asian woman)

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Ruth Cuthand: Dis-ease

For more than 30 years, Ruth Cuthand has been challenging mainstream perspectives on colonialism and the relationships between ‘settlers’ and Natives in a practice marked by political invective, humour, and a deliberate crudeness of style.

Ruth Cuthand’s Dis-ease series consists of large, seductive beaded circles with complex patterns supported on rich, black, velvety surfaces and framed under glass. These circles depict microscopic views of agents that have caused the devastation and loss of many of North America’s indigenous peoples—diseases and viruses such as Spanish flu, hepatitis C and tuberculosis. At the same time, these circles echo some of the forms seen in First Nations beaded medallions.

These Dis-ease pieces were no mere scientific “curiosities” hung on Truck’s wall; there was no mistaking Cuthand’s understanding of history, nor her scientific grasp of the subject matter. This knowledge is depicted in the forms themselves. The clearly defined labels on the glass prompt us to distance ourselves from the work, but the details in the beadwork draw us in, making us understand that what we see is from a First Nations way of knowing. Although Cuthand provides no indication of how many victims were afflicted by these agents, we can feel the gravity and significance of that loss.

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why is the word settlers in scare quotes?

Canada is an ongoing colonial enterprise, so with that in mind, the choice of the word settler is a deliberate one. It describes a relationship tied inextricably to colonial enterprise. In the context of this artwork, it is politically significant, and attaching scare quotes strikes me as rather flippant.

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Nestlé is draining developing countries’ groundwaterto make its Pure Life bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources beforeforcing its people to buy their own water back.

Now Nestlé is moving into Pakistan andsucking up the local water supply, rendering entire areas uninhabitable in order to sell mineral-enriched water to the upper class as a status symbol, while the poor watch wells run dry and their children fall ill.

Nestlé’s aggressive water grab is already descending like a plague on parts of Pakistan. In the small village of Bhati Dilwan, villagers have watched their water table sink hundreds of feet since Nestlé moved in.Children are getting sick from the foul-smelling sludge they’re forced to choke down.Meanwhile, Nestlé spends millions marketing “Pure Life” to wealthy Americans, Europeans, and Pakistanis who can afford to watch their kids grow up healthy. This scenario is played out again and again in countries around the globe. Butthis is where we say: enough!

Dirty water kills more children around the world than AIDS, malaria, war, and traffic accidents combined— and Nestlé has a big hand in it.

At the World Water Forum in 2000,Nestlé led the way in fighting against defining access to water a universal right. Nestlé and other big corporations won out, and government officials around the globe officially downgraded water’s classification to a “need” instead, meaning it could be captured, commoditized, and exploited by major corporations without regard for local populations.

Holy fucking shit.

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gradientlair:

Sit back and enjoy 16-year-old Simone Biles’ floor exercise for qualification for the 2013 World Championships. Oh and by the way, she was later crowned the Gymnastics All Around World Champion, a title that Jordyn Wieber (from The Fierce Five) last had. So awesome! <3

This floor exercise is so clean. I mean…CLEAN. My jaw firmly rests on the floor. 

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cocoavalentines:

Stop thinking of abusive men as having no self-control and start thinking of them as intelligent, strategic thinkers who strive for control over their partners. These men know what they are doing. They know they need to isolate their partner as fast…

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COLUMBUS DAY
JIMMY DURHAM
In school I was taught the names Columbus, Cortez, and Pizzaro and A dozen other filthy murderers. A bloodline all the way to General Miles, Daniel Boone and General Eisenhower. No one mentioned the names Of even a few of the victims. But don’t you remember Chaske, whose spine Was crushed so quickly by Mr. Pizzaro’s boot? What words did he cry into the dust? What was the familiar name Of that young girl who danced so gracefully That everyone in the village sang with her— Before Cortez’ sword hacked off her arms As she protested the burning of her sweetheart? That young man’s name was Many Deeds, And he had been a leader of a band of fighters Called the Redstick Hummingbirds, who slowed The march of Cortez’ army with only a few Spears and stones which now lay still In the mountains and remember. Greenrock Woman was the name Of that old lady who walked right up And spat in Columbus’ face. We Must remember that, and remember Laughing Otter the Taino who tried to stop Columbus and who was taken away as a slave. We never saw him again. In school I learned of heroic discoveries Made by liars and crooks. The courage Of millions of sweet and true people Was not commemorated. Let us then declare a holiday For ourselves, and make a parade that begins With Columbus’ victims and continues Even to our grandchildren who will be named In their honor. Because isn’t it true that even the summer Grass here in this land whispers those names, And every creek has accepted the responsibility Of singing those names? And nothing can stop The wind from howling those names around The corners of the school. Why else would the birds sing So much sweeter here than in other lands?
Jimmie Durham, a Wolf Clan Cherokee, was born in Arkansas. He received a B.F.A. from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva, Switzerland in 1973, where he studied until returning to the U.S. for his work with the American Indian Movement (AIM). He was the founder member and executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council. His poetry has appeared in the Minnesota Review, Parnassus, Ikon and others. In New York, he was executive director of the Foundation of the Community of Artists and editor of Art &amp; Artists newspaper. He is a sculptor, performance artist and poet, who has lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico and currently resides in Europe.

so powerful and had to look every name up :(&#8230;

floricanto-desnuda:

COLUMBUS DAY

JIMMY DURHAM

In school I was taught the names
Columbus, Cortez, and Pizzaro and
A dozen other filthy murderers.
A bloodline all the way to General Miles,
Daniel Boone and General Eisenhower.

No one mentioned the names
Of even a few of the victims.
But don’t you remember Chaske, whose spine
Was crushed so quickly by Mr. Pizzaro’s boot?
What words did he cry into the dust?

What was the familiar name
Of that young girl who danced so gracefully
That everyone in the village sang with her—
Before Cortez’ sword hacked off her arms
As she protested the burning of her sweetheart?

That young man’s name was Many Deeds,
And he had been a leader of a band of fighters
Called the Redstick Hummingbirds, who slowed
The march of Cortez’ army with only a few
Spears and stones which now lay still
In the mountains and remember.

Greenrock Woman was the name
Of that old lady who walked right up
And spat in Columbus’ face. We
Must remember that, and remember
Laughing Otter the Taino who tried to stop
Columbus and who was taken away as a slave.
We never saw him again.

In school I learned of heroic discoveries
Made by liars and crooks. The courage
Of millions of sweet and true people
Was not commemorated.

Let us then declare a holiday
For ourselves, and make a parade that begins
With Columbus’ victims and continues
Even to our grandchildren who will be named
In their honor.

Because isn’t it true that even the summer
Grass here in this land whispers those names,
And every creek has accepted the responsibility
Of singing those names? And nothing can stop
The wind from howling those names around
The corners of the school.

Why else would the birds sing
So much sweeter here than in other lands?

Jimmie Durham, a Wolf Clan Cherokee, was born in Arkansas. He received a B.F.A. from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva, Switzerland in 1973, where he studied until returning to the U.S. for his work with the American Indian Movement (AIM). He was the founder member and executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council. His poetry has appeared in the Minnesota Review, Parnassus, Ikon and others. In New York, he was executive director of the Foundation of the Community of Artists and editor of Art & Artists newspaper. He is a sculptor, performance artist and poet, who has lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico and currently resides in Europe.

so powerful and had to look every name up :(…

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tmi-tuesday:

It’s that time again! It’s what time, you ask? Why, it’s time for my IRL friends to look at me in horror and exclaim, “R.C., you spent a ridiculous amount of your own money on sex paraphernalia and you’re not even keeping any of it?! You’re crazy!” 

I am. 

I am crazy. 

CRAZY ABOUT SPREADING JOY LIKE SOME KIND OF SEX TOY SANTA, THAT IS.

It’s October, which means it’s Orgasm Awareness Month (idk I made that up last year and I’m sticking to it), which means…

Wait for it.

… It’s time for the second annual TMI Tuesday Sex Toy Giveaway! 

Last year, I gave away about $150 in sex paraphernalia and this year I’ve upped the ante. I’m very excited about this year’s haul. Are you ready for this jelly? Okay, here we go.

1 Grand Prize winner will receive:

- 1 NJOY Pure Wand (late addition to contest!)
- 1 Le Reve Femme Vibe (R.C.’s personal favorite)
- 1 Thunderbird Dual Action Vibrator
- 1 Doc Johnson Sliders Anal Vibrator
- 1 Pipedream Beginner’s Penetrix Strap-On with Dildo
- 1 Mini-Miracle Wand (like the Hitachi wand, only smaller)
- 1 Tenga Egg (penis masturbator)
- 1 set of Ben Wa Balls
- 1 bottle of spray anti-bacterial toy cleanser
- 1 bottle of Vlube water-based, glycerin-free, ultra-sensitive lubricant
- 1 25-pack of Crown Skinless Skin Condoms (voted #1 Best Condom by condomdepot.com 12 years in a row!)
- 1 12-pack of Glyde Sheer dams in assorted flavors
- 1 storage box
- 1 4-pack of AA batteries
- 1 4-pack of AAA batteries
- 1 $25 Amazon.com gift card

2 Runners-up will receive:

- 1 Sexology Bullet (each)


RULES:

All you have to do is reblog this ONCE. You can like this post all you want, but likes will not be counted. Reblogging more than once will nothelp your chances—let’s keep this fair. No need to follow me, either (unless you want to!). This is pure charity. The best kind of charity. The orgasm charity. 

YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE. I will not have angry parents suing me or coming after me in the night.

The contest will close on November 12th. Got that? Five weeks from today (Oct 8) I will choose a winner at random (by compiling everyone’s Tumblr handle, assigning each one a number, and using a random number generator) and send their care package of awesome just in time for the holidays! 

I will ship anywhere. Europe, Asia, Gallifrey — wherever. This is not limited to US/North America.

Please share this with all your followers and friends! Get ‘em in on the fun. 

RECAP:

- Over $250 of toys, lube, cleanser, condoms/dams, and an Amazon.com gift card for one lucky winner
- 1 Sexology Bullet to two runners-up
- Contest ends November 12th, 2013
- Must be 18+ (or the legal age in your country)
- Only one reblog is counted
- All winners will be chosen at random

That pretty much covers it. So, get to reblogging and signal boosting, and I’ll see you all in a month’s time with our winners.

GOOD LUCK!

(Any questions regarding this giveaway can be directed here. Please note: Not everything that is included in the grand prize is shown in the above image.)

Ayyyeee. Why not right?

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Eloy Morales

I was looking through these thinking “Don’t let them be paintings, don’t let them be pai- FUCK, they’re paintings.”

why do these guys have paint on thei—SHIT

WOW

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Here’s the thing about gentrification.

The upside is that there is more police presence, better public schools, your trash will get picked up, but there’s a downside. I’m not going to make a generalization. But, in many cases, when people move in they have this Christopher Columbus syndrome. There’s a great tradition [and] heritage in Harlem, Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy. You just can’t come in and blow up the spot like you been there forever.

My father is a great jazz musician, Bill Lee. Did the scores for She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do the Right Thing, and Mo Better Blues. He’s been playing music in our home [in Fort Greene] since 1969. Now, some neighbor moved in, they’re calling the cops on my father saying he’s playing his music too loud. That’s some bullshit.

No one has ever complained, since 1969, about my father playing his jazz music. Now, this new person moves in, they calling the cops? The cops laugh at them! It’s that type of attitude man. That’s not making good neighbors. That’s not coming in the neighborhood being humble.

Mount Morris Park in Harlem. For years, brothers have played African drums on Sunday morning. Now…they’re gone. That’s disrespectful.

You go to Fort Greene today, it’s unrecognizable. Bed-Stuy do or die. Harlem. Lower East Side. DC’s not Chocolate City anymore.

Everybody in the Lower East Side, they moved to Williamsburg. Particularly, my Puerto Rican brother and sisters, they can’t afford Williamsburg anymore because of hipsters. They moved to Bushwick; pretty soon Bushwick is going to be like Williamsburg. After Coney Island there is nowhere else. After the beach at Coney Island, it’s the motherfucking Atlantic Ocean!

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Spike Lee (via dreamsactualized)

Literally this. Do not come to Brooklyn like you own it and that natives to Brooklyn do not belong here. I’m a 3rd generation Brooklyn native. My family escaped the jim crow south on both sides to Brooklyn. Now they are being pushed out and around because a bunch of white 30 year olds think that their right to live in a neighborhood is more important than my family’s right to stay in their communities. They think their coffee shops and artisan donut spots are more important than the bodegas that sustained the communities for decades. Then you fucking come here and try to rename shit. It really is Christopher Columbus syndrome. Next person who tries to call Bed Stuy Bedford and Stuyvesant Town near me is getting a back hand. I have no problem with neighborhoods getting “better” and becoming more diverse, but do not, DO NOT, treat the people around you like they are the one’s who don’t fucking belong.

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Very relevant to me moving to Brooklyn (as a gentrifying agent…). Researching responsible moving

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missladylove44:

Raven Symone And Girlfriend AzMarie Attend LudaDay Weekend

It was just a few weeks ago that Raven Symone had the Internet buzzing about her sexual orientation after she tweeted her excitement over California Laws which recognized gay marriages, and now she’s had her first public outing with her lady friend.

Over the weekend she was snapped with her girlfriend, former America’s Next Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingston, as she attended Ludacris’ 8th Annual LudaDay Weekend charity festivities in Atlanta, GA.  The couple, who have been dating for a few years, were spotted at the celebrity Labor Day Pool party together as well as an all-white party on Saturday.

After the weekend wrapped, Raven tweeted:

#Ludadayweekend #bestdaysever I don’t know the words to describe my weekend…I MADE IT THRU! For the kids! @everyonewhoturnedup yesssss.

 

Oooop

she looks so happy! love them together

They look so good together.

They are both babes omgggggggggg

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