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Joyce Bryant | Jet Magazine | October 1953

sirandmadame:

Joyce Bryant | Jet Magazine | October 1953

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

When did Martin Luther King get transformed from a revolutionary civil rights leader that the FBI feared into a teddy bear that only says “I Have A Dream” when you pull the string?
Hari Kondabolu  (via thefemcritique)
gallifreyglo:

bitteroreo:

tashabilities:

anthonynumero-uno:

tashabilities:

atane:

dynamicafrica:

American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.
An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.
Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.
About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.
What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”
At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.
(source)

The fact that this is even getting press is proof of white privilege. This ain’t cute. This unknown white man from Virginia can “put in a claim” as ridiculous as this and the press will actually cover it. The media will entertain the story and give it the time of day. Every reputable news editor should have passed on even running this nonsense on the grounds of having integrity and respect for journalism. Deep down this white man knows this is nonsense, but I suppose he got his little 5 minutes of fame and has passed down the colonial mentality that is innate in many white westerners to his child. Sometimes you’ve got to tell a kid to sit down and shut up. You can’t have everything you want, including being an African princess. Take her to Chuck E Cheese instead.
I’ll tell you one thing, the media wouldn’t give coverage to a random African man from let’s say Botswana who one day decided to claim a part of say Idaho for his daughter because he wants her to be a “real life princess”. He’ll even make up some bullshit flag. Not to worry though, he’ll make sure to feed and be kind to the local whites in the area in exchange for his dominion and rule. Sweet.

Read this bullshit this morning and almost vomited with anger

why do you have to say “white man”? why can’t you say “man” or his name? why do you have to bring race into it? it is NOT one ethnic group that continues to be racist, so don’t single out the race. im so sick of racism.

You need to unfuckingfollow me right now and then go find the nearest freeway and play on it. ALL THIS TIME you been following me, a Black woman, and you reblog and say THIS stupid shit? Get away from me. 

anthonynumero-uno “It’s not one ethnic group that continues to be racist.” But while this white man is claiming disputed land for his white daughter to live out her fantasy, black and brown folks are being deported on the grounds that they don’t have a right to exist here. “Why do you have to be race into it?” Because the white man intruding in this country is seen as a devoted father, but the brown man who is trying to give his family better life is problem with America. “I’m so sick of racism” But deliberately ignore the colonization of black and brown countries, and you turn a blind eye to how even this white man acknowledges that colonization being happening for thousands of years, but yet don’t see the problem with following in his ancestors footsteps……you ask why it’s about race, when everything about this is racial. Why you think he chose to do this in a country in Africa? But not Sweden, or England, Germany, Switzerland or another state in America?….oh better yet just stayed is own damn yard. You say it’s not one ethnic/racial group that continues to be racist but yet it’s always someone white, claiming power and authority in places that isn’t their home.

^^^^^^

gallifreyglo:

bitteroreo:

tashabilities:

anthonynumero-uno:

tashabilities:

atane:

dynamicafrica:

American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.

An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.

Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.

About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.

What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”

At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.

(source)

The fact that this is even getting press is proof of white privilege. This ain’t cute. This unknown white man from Virginia can “put in a claim” as ridiculous as this and the press will actually cover it. The media will entertain the story and give it the time of day. Every reputable news editor should have passed on even running this nonsense on the grounds of having integrity and respect for journalism. Deep down this white man knows this is nonsense, but I suppose he got his little 5 minutes of fame and has passed down the colonial mentality that is innate in many white westerners to his child. Sometimes you’ve got to tell a kid to sit down and shut up. You can’t have everything you want, including being an African princess. Take her to Chuck E Cheese instead.

I’ll tell you one thing, the media wouldn’t give coverage to a random African man from let’s say Botswana who one day decided to claim a part of say Idaho for his daughter because he wants her to be a “real life princess”. He’ll even make up some bullshit flag. Not to worry though, he’ll make sure to feed and be kind to the local whites in the area in exchange for his dominion and rule. Sweet.

Read this bullshit this morning and almost vomited with anger

why do you have to say “white man”? why can’t you say “man” or his name? why do you have to bring race into it? it is NOT one ethnic group that continues to be racist, so don’t single out the race. im so sick of racism.

You need to unfuckingfollow me right now and then go find the nearest freeway and play on it. 

ALL THIS TIME you been following me, a Black woman, and you reblog and say THIS stupid shit? 

Get away from me. 

anthonynumero-uno “It’s not one ethnic group that continues to be racist.” But while this white man is claiming disputed land for his white daughter to live out her fantasy, black and brown folks are being deported on the grounds that they don’t have a right to exist here. “Why do you have to be race into it?” Because the white man intruding in this country is seen as a devoted father, but the brown man who is trying to give his family better life is problem with America. “I’m so sick of racism” But deliberately ignore the colonization of black and brown countries, and you turn a blind eye to how even this white man acknowledges that colonization being happening for thousands of years, but yet don’t see the problem with following in his ancestors footsteps……you ask why it’s about race, when everything about this is racial. Why you think he chose to do this in a country in Africa? But not Sweden, or England, Germany, Switzerland or another state in America?….oh better yet just stayed is own damn yard. You say it’s not one ethnic/racial group that continues to be racist but yet it’s always someone white, claiming power and authority in places that isn’t their home.

^^^^^^

gallowhill:

Anthony Gormley, sculptures from “Domains”, “Bodies in Space" and "Apart" at his studio, 2003

gallowhill:

Anthony Gormley, sculptures from “Domains”, “Bodies in Space" and "Apart" at his studio, 2003

Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean from the album: channel ORANGE (Explicit Version)

saltblock:

Thinkin Bout You | Frank Ocean

The question becomes, Whose femininity do we seek to question and most obsessively seek to uncover its “dirty secrets”? Are other women’s beauty so readily dissected and probed in private boundaries made public? Whose beauty is a deceit, needing to be uncovered, and whose is seen as simply an extension of an inherently beautiful and awe inspiring womanhood? And finally, what does it say about the way we view not only Black women, both cis and trans, but women across the board? What does it say about how mistrustful we are of our own femininity and unsure of our own standing in the context of a patriarchal gaze. When womanhood is so readily deconstructed by the very purveyors of its infinite power and mystery, what hope is there for a feminist revolution?

In a society in which womanhood, blackness, and trans womanhood are all pathologized we would do well to collectively challenge hierarchies. What would it look like if we as women collectively pooled our best cards and challenged patriarchy for the grand kitty? How do we expand the definition of womanhood to serve our lives and not the whims of a world that sees us as inherently less than human cut out dolls? Perhaps we can take the bra off womanhood so she breathes a little easier, knock out the wall, and make the powder room a little roomier. Its 2014 and we all need space to fix our makeup and fluff our Lena Horne inspired curls, to take over the World.
I was twenty-one at the time, about to turn twenty-two. No prospect of graduating soon, and yet no reason to quit school. Caught in the most curiously depressing circumstances. For months I’d been stuck, unable to take one step in any new direction. The world kept moving on; I alone was at a standstill. In the autumn, everything took a desolate cast, the colors swiftly fading before my eyes. The sunlight, the smell of the grass, the faintest patter of rain, everything got on my nerves. How many times did I dream of catching a train at night?
Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase  (via 5ft1)

thatisludicrous:

castiels-celestiel-dick:

vinegod:

Some people say I look like this guy by MrLegenDarius

jfc

OH MY GOD YES

fitlatina:

Irma (short film)

Irma Gonzalez is an old ‘luchadora’ (female wrestler) who bears the marks of a life spent battling in the ring, performing daredevil moves. Every day she goes to the gym to rehearse the moves that made her a star. Children watch her curiously. Somewhere in the distance, a song plays: Irma was once a singer, too. In her memory, grainy images of old television clips flicker. Shot in Mexico City, the film is a tender portrait of the multi-talented luchadora and an unusual meditation on athleticism and aging.

Interview with director of Irma, Charles Fairbanks.

The clearest effects of US empire building in the domestic arena are thus evident in the way citizenship has been restructured, civil rights violated and borders repoliced since the commencement of the war of drugs, and now the war on terrorism and the establishment of the homeland security regime. While the US imperial project calls for civilizing brown and black (and now Arab) men and rescuing their women outside its borders, the very same state engages in killing, imprisoning, and criminalizing black and brown and now Muslim and Arab peoples within its own borders.
scifi-fantasist:

blacksupervillain:

anarcho-queer:

U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.
Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.

Fuck this

no money for water in detroit
no money for public schools
no money for student loan debt relief
no money for healthcare 
no money for crumbling infrastructure
no money for economic investment in inner cities and indian country
no money 
no money 
no money 
no money

scifi-fantasist:

blacksupervillain:

anarcho-queer:

U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.

Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.

Fuck this

no money for water in detroit

no money for public schools

no money for student loan debt relief

no money for healthcare 

no money for crumbling infrastructure

no money for economic investment in inner cities and indian country

no money 

no money 

no money 

no money

bradwwoodard:

Day 14:
Less is sometimes more. 

bradwwoodard:

Day 14:

Less is sometimes more. 

20daysofjune:

Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.