ToreadorLover

nomorewaterthefirenexttime:

What does the NY Times mean by post-black? Well, the history of popular music in the US follows a strict and undisputed pattern. That is, a genre is created within black culture, then adopted by white record labels that exploit black artists until a nice white…

Rap owns a unique history soundtracking the triumph of financial success in a country that long barred black Americans from that success. It shouldn’t be an opportunity for white artists to wax superior. Beyond poor taste, it’s the myopia of latent racism that’s more anxious about gold chains on a rapper than an Armani tie on a hedge fund analyst.

Ayesha A. Siddiqi

And this is what is disgusting about any white people (any people, really, but it’s always whites) mocking the so-called “materialism” of rappers. It is an ahistorical, racist, shallow view of reality.

(via nezua)
sourcedumal:

harrietsrevenge:

strangeasanjles:

howtobeterrell:

The clipping that inspired Toni Morrison to write Beloved


Beloved

Never forget.

sourcedumal:

harrietsrevenge:

strangeasanjles:

howtobeterrell:

The clipping that inspired Toni Morrison to write Beloved

Beloved

Never forget.

The gun “accidentally” went off. The killer is “coincidentally” white. The dead woman is “unfortunately” black. These murders “oddly” keep happening. It’s all an “accident”, a “coincidence”, “unfortunate”, like slavery & Jim Crow & the KKK & the prison industrial complex & racist drug laws & police brutality.
Remi Kanazi (via gloomy-black-girl-blogging)
anakbayanla:

Anakbayan-USA urges you to encourage your friends and family to donate to NAFCON’s Bayanihan Relief program at nafconusa.org to be 100% sure that your donations will reach the people affected. Thank you so much for helping to serve the people! #HaiyanRelief
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anakbayanla:

Anakbayan-USA urges you to encourage your friends and family to donate to NAFCON’s Bayanihan Relief program at nafconusa.org to be 100% sure that your donations will reach the people affected. Thank you so much for helping to serve the people! #HaiyanRelief

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The average prison sentence of men who kill their women partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their male partners are sentenced on average to 15 years. This is despite the fact that 86% of female offenders kill in self-defense, while males are most likely to kill out of possessiveness (82%), abuse (75%), and during arguments (63%). Women are eight times more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner.

Fact Sheet on Battered Women in Prison (via home-of-amazons)

I just need to leave this here. 

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paninyas:

this list has been brewing for a few weeks and now is as good a time as any to post it. although it’s by no means comprehensive and is really only the tip of the iceberg, here are (in no particular order) 30 speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian) books written by women of color

  1. Dawn by Octavia Butler
  2. Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
  3. Wind Follower by Carole McDonnell
  4. Mindscape by Andrea Hairston
  5. Racing the Dark by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  6. Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara
  7. The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
  8. Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai
  9. Half World by Hiromi Goto
  10. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
  11. Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
  12. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  13. The Iron King by Julie Kawaga
  14. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  15. Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski
  16. Ico: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe
  17. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
  18. Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  19. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
  20. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
  21. Filter House (short stories) by Nisi Shawl
  22. Huntress by Malinda Lo
  23. Legend by Marie Lu
  24. Signal Red by Rimi B. Chatterjee
  25. The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  26. The Island of Eternal Love by Daína Chaviano
  27. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
  28. Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
  29. Ascension by Kara Dalkey

update: kate elliot is not actually a woman of color and i’m confused as to how she ended up on this list :(

sapphrikah:

fullten:

Been reading a lot of horror manga, thought I’d try out the style. 

Also don’t tell me to smile, I’ll eat your fucking soul 

Drawn by TEN 

perfect as fuck.