dark skin bright future

proof that intellectual and ratchet are not dichotomous. one day academia will welcome me. there are unanswered questions and unquestioned answers, I'm searching for both.

Unapologetically lifting as I climb.
ASK, not AX.
Submissions anyone?

blkpussesupreme:

sourcedumal:

penniform:

this dude posted a video of a woman who came up and started twerking and spraying him with a watergun while he was doing his aggressive anti-abortion harassment outside a clinic.  how is this not everywhere on tumblr, she is the greatest person i have ever seen.  the fact he posted it calling her an evil demon/racist murderer is tremendously lacking in self-awareness.  but note he had to disable the votes/comments.

asking him where the pro-lifers were when black young people are gunned down.  he has no real answer! the verbal abuse he sends toward her is genuinely harrowing, though, fair warning.

where is she? what is her name? how do i tell her how amazing and brave i think she is?

ETA: the original where he titled it claiming that she was an “evil demon” was pulled, this new version is courtesy of the benevolent peeingonthethingsyoulove who is most excellent

This woman is seriously a goddamn saint.

Fuck yes pro choice Black women.

That pro life group can take they asses on.

Black Women are everything and this women is the realest of the real. 

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.25.14): Protesters in Ferguson are back out tonight, demanding Police Chief Jackson’s resignation and the immediate arrest of Mike Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson. #staywoke #farfromover

(Source: socialjusticekoolaid)

elonjames:

Yeah… 

(Source: iwriteaboutfeminism)

If you think women are crazy you’ve never had a dude go from hitting on you to literally threatening to kill you in the time it takes you to say “no thanks.”

Kendra Wells (via belle-de-nuit)

Well this is fucking surreal

(via misandryad)

(Source: mysharona1987)

look who has a new blog post 👀

iknowwhythesongbirdsings:

thesecrowns:

Kathryn Johnston: remember her name. Died at age 92. Survived the Great Depression, two World Wars, Jim Crow, and more. But she couldn’t survive corrupt  and incompetent police. I’ve included information about her shooting below, but if you want the details, with citations, click here. It’s worth it. It’s truly unbelievable. The level of incompetence and corruption is in this story is simple amazing. You know that I try to keep things pretty positive on this blog, there’s so much negativity around the web. But all good people, regardless of your skin color or ethnic or racial background, need to be thoughtful, concerned, and actionable about foolishness like this.
Kathryn Johnston (June 26, 1914 – November 21, 2006)[1] was an elderly Atlanta, Georgia, woman who was shot by undercover police officers in her home on Neal Street in northwest Atlanta on November 21, 2006, where she had lived for 17 years. Three officers had entered her home in what was later described as a ‘botched’ drug raid.[2][3][4] Officers cut off burglar bars and broke down her door using a no-knock warrant.[5] Police said Johnston fired at them and they fired in response; she fired one shot out the door over the officers’ heads and they fired 39 shots, five or six of which hit her.[3][6] None of the officers were injured by her gunfire, but Johnston was killed by the officers. Police injuries were later attributed to “friendly fire” from each other’s weapons.[2][3][6]
One of the officers planted marijuana in Johnston’s house after the shooting.[7][8] Later investigations found that the paperwork stating that drugs present at Johnston’s house, which had been the basis for the raid, had been falsified.[3] The officers later admitted to having lied when they submitted cocaine as evidence claiming that they had bought it at Johnston’s house.[7] Three officers were tried for manslaughter and other charges surrounding falsification and were sentenced to ten, six, and five years.[3]

Never forget. Always remember.

iknowwhythesongbirdsings:

thesecrowns:

Kathryn Johnston: remember her name. Died at age 92. Survived the Great Depression, two World Wars, Jim Crow, and more. But she couldn’t survive corrupt  and incompetent police. I’ve included information about her shooting below, but if you want the details, with citations, click here. It’s worth it. It’s truly unbelievable. The level of incompetence and corruption is in this story is simple amazing. You know that I try to keep things pretty positive on this blog, there’s so much negativity around the web. But all good people, regardless of your skin color or ethnic or racial background, need to be thoughtful, concerned, and actionable about foolishness like this.

Kathryn Johnston (June 26, 1914 – November 21, 2006)[1] was an elderly Atlanta, Georgia, woman who was shot by undercover police officers in her home on Neal Street in northwest Atlanta on November 21, 2006, where she had lived for 17 years. Three officers had entered her home in what was later described as a ‘botched’ drug raid.[2][3][4] Officers cut off burglar bars and broke down her door using a no-knock warrant.[5] Police said Johnston fired at them and they fired in response; she fired one shot out the door over the officers’ heads and they fired 39 shots, five or six of which hit her.[3][6] None of the officers were injured by her gunfire, but Johnston was killed by the officers. Police injuries were later attributed to “friendly fire” from each other’s weapons.[2][3][6]

One of the officers planted marijuana in Johnston’s house after the shooting.[7][8] Later investigations found that the paperwork stating that drugs present at Johnston’s house, which had been the basis for the raid, had been falsified.[3] The officers later admitted to having lied when they submitted cocaine as evidence claiming that they had bought it at Johnston’s house.[7] Three officers were tried for manslaughter and other charges surrounding falsification and were sentenced to ten, six, and five years.[3]

Never forget. Always remember.

act like a woman, think like a woman

feetsmccoy:

hold that down

resilient22:

Photos of the rally last week for Mike Brown and others who have suffered from police brutality. This rally was led by queer and trans people of color.

Atlanta, GA | West End Park | August 2014 

These are all my photos.

More photos can be found soon 22photography

resilient22:

Photos of the rally last week for Mike Brown and others who have suffered from police brutality. This rally was led by queer and trans people of color.

Atlanta, GA | West End Park | August 2014 

These are all my photos.

More photos can be found soon 22photography

blue-author:

sixpenceee:

Another way to present the 9 types of intelligence as exemplified by my How Do We Measure Intelligence post.

The basic idea is that different people are good at different things. These 9 probably don’t cover the wide range of smarts we all possess, but it’s a start.

As Albert Einstein said, ”Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

So, which form of intelligence is responsible for choices of font and color against various backgrounds?

so which form is rooted in lived experiences? 

ce-monds:

#HandsUpTurnUp #FergusonRebellion
Tonight. #Atlanta
This is not a march simply for show.
This is more than solidarity.
Rally with the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee, the Black, queer, and trans community. Unite.

This is part of a nation-wide day of action.
We will be in the communities that are effected by police brutality.
We will be informing our community.
We will be connecting with our community.
We will be sure you know your rights.
We will be sure you know what actions to take next.

We will not beg for them to value our lives.
We will embrace and educate and stand with our ENTIRE community.
Because ‪#ItsBiggerThanYou‬.
‪#Ferguson‬ #PoliceBrutality ‪#Atlanta‬ #BlackLivesMatter‬‪#ALLBlackLivesMatter‬‎#Unity‬ (at West End Park)

Black babies shouldn’t know this pose. #itsbiggerthanyou #atl #cnn #freeferguson

so turned off by the misuse of “sapiosexual” like just stawp

vintageblackglamour:

Esther Rolle (1920-1998) and Bern Nadette Stanis go over a “Good Times” script together in 1975. Photo: Isaac Sutton of Ebony.

vintageblackglamour:

Esther Rolle (1920-1998) and Bern Nadette Stanis go over a “Good Times” script together in 1975. Photo: Isaac Sutton of Ebony.

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