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"People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave."
Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography. (via theblacksophisticate)

2,797 notes - 21 October, 2014

kissmyfibroass:

I will never not reblog this when I see it. 
argumentativeredhead:

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.


Not to mention how many cancer survivors do loose their breasts and then feel inadequate thanks to society’s collective boob obsession. If you can only care about eradicating a disease once it’s been made sexy for heterosexual men (often at the expense of the women and men who actually have or had it) then you are a bad person full stop.
DEAR WHITE AND NON-BLACK FEMINISTS,

2damnfeisty:

blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

this symbol does not represent mainstream feminism

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this is the symbol for black feminism, that black feminists have created and been using for decades to represent our struggle against anti-black misogyny, hence the combination of the…

9,354 notes - 19 October, 2014

  • People in 2000: Y2K is going to kill us all!
  • in 2001: Anthrax is going to kill us all!
  • in 2002: West Nile Virus is going to kill us all!
  • in 2003: Weapons of Mass Destruction are going to kill us all!
  • in 2004: SARS is going to kill us all!
  • in 2005: Bird Flu is going to kill us all!
  • in 2006: E. Coli is going to kill us all!
  • in 2007: Vaccines are going to kill us all
  • in 2008: The Bad Economy is going to kill us all!
  • in 2009: Swine Flu is going to kill us all!
  • in 2010: BP Oil is going to kill us all!
  • in 2011: Obamacare is going to kill us all!
  • In 2012: The end of the world is going to kill us all!
  • In 2013: North Korea is going to kill us all!
  • In 2014: Ebola is going to kill us all!
  • Me: Eh, it will work out
  • I'm more afraid of the police tbh.

30,165 notes - 19 October, 2014

dmdown:

i-do-not-fangirl-i-fanwoman:

Or going to work sick because taking a day off means rent doesn’t get paid.

The absolute truth. Both of these statements
sprousetwinsblog:

Social Experiment 2.0
BREAKING: 40,000 Voter-Registration Applications Submitted by Blacks and Hispanics Disappear in Ga.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

It’s one thing to misplace your keys, your wallet, a receipt from Macy’s or your favorite pen, but Georgia’s secretary of state cannot account for approximately 40,000 voter-registration applications that, if processed, would enfranchise predominantly black and Hispanic Georgians.

According to an Al-Jazeera report, it’s a sentiment that the staffers at Third Sector Development are expressing. The nonprofit organization was on a mission to register as many black and Hispanic people in the state of Georgia as possible so that voter turnout for the upcoming midterm elections in November would be high. And they were successful at it, until they received word that about half of the applications they submitted for processing have gone missing in action.

“Over the last few months, the group submitted some 80,000 voter-registration forms to the Georgia secretary of state’s office—but as of last week, about half those new registrants, more than 40,000 Georgians, were still not listed on preliminary voter rolls. And there is no public record of those 40,000-plus applications, according to state Rep. Stacey Adams, a Democrat,” Al-Jazeera explained.

Georgia Secretary of State Brain Kemp explained that his office is not doing anything differently from how it usually processes applications. But some people aren’t buying his story, seeing as how he’s a Republican, and black and Hispanic people tend to vote for Democrats.

Georgia Republicans have been raising eyebrows for some time now with regard to early voting and voter-ID issues. One state Republican didn’t like how black and Hispanic voters had easy access to early-voting opportunities.

The “Republican whip of the state Senate complained that DeKalb County, Ga., was making it too easy for minorities to vote by allowing early voting in an area mall close to many predominantly African-American churches,” Think Progress reports.

Third Sector Development is not taking lightly the news that no one knows what became of its hard work to get people to register to vote. The group is going to court so that a judge can look into it.

“To that end, Third Sector Development announced yesterday that, after weeks of fruitless negotiations with the state, they were going to court to find out the status of the missing registrations—or, more to the point, the eligibility of more than 40,000 potential voters,” Al-Jazeera reports.

Read more at Al-Jazeera and Think Progress.  

Source: Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele for The Root

4,310 notes - 16 October, 2014

Nobody even cares what's happening in Mexico.

free-clementine:

We are missing 43 students. They were taken away by police officers. They were most likely tortured and probably murdered like the 3 kids they left behind.
Mexico is weeping blood.
We need people from all over the world to help us ask our government to stop the violence….

14,791 notes - 16 October, 2014

gayforjesus:

chocolatefitspo:

ayeeeeeeeeeeebohp:

Take 5 minutes out of your morning/night to educate yourself on this young man LL. The brother was LYNCHED. “Crackertown”, North Carolina. Been gone since the morning of Aug. 29th. Day of his first football game of his senior year. All that hard work in the summer for nothin’. #JusticeForLennonLacy

This needs more light..

A little more information, 17-year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swingset on August 29th and cause of death was identified as asphyxia due to hanging. Police are calling it a suicide - as in no foul play involved. HOWEVER, Lacy’s mother, while looking at her dead son in the body bag, noticed a lump on his head that she hadn’t seen the day before. It was not noted in the autopsy. He was also found wearing different shoes, not the size 12 gray and neon green Jordan’s he bought a few days before, but a pair of 10.5 white sneakers with the laces removed that his family did not recognize.
Lacy was also in a relationship with a 31-year-old white woman. They were forced to lie about their relationship because in the small North Carolina town of Bladenboro, where 86 Black people were lynched between 1882 and 1968, an interracial relationship between a 17-year-old and 31-year-old caused some “tension”. Lacy’s neighbors were instructed by police to take down a confederate flag and sign that read “N*****s Keep Out’.
Just days after Lacy’s funeral, his grave was desecrated, taking the flowers 40 feet away from his burial site and digging a hole in the plot. (x)
Keep doing research. Keep spreading the word. Don’t forget him. #JusticeForLennonLacy