1. The brothers.. #EidMubarak

     
  2. okay, maybe it was my mind that was in the gutter, but uh… #yeah lol #bnv14 #bnv2014

     
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  4. -atlas:

    this is one of the smallest parrots in the world aND I REACHED OUT TO GIVE HIM A SUNFLOWER SEED BUT HE WANTED A HEAD SCRATCH INSTEAD. MY HEART MELTED. JUST LOOK AT HIM

    (via lotuslopez)

     
     
  5. sapphrikah:

    yellowxperil:

    yellowxperil:

    mothkult:

    yellowxperil:

    mothkult:

    yellowxperil:

    i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.

    and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class

    I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.

    find out what aave is and come back

    Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples

    absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.

    i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.

    this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:

    1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine.”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?

    2) jocose aggression (real life examples: “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave")

    3) being loud (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )

    so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?

    your solidarity is so real I wanna weep.

    (via lotuslopez)

     
  6. rtamerica:

    NYPD cops use illegal chokehold on suspected subway farebeater (VIDEO)

    New York City police officers are under investigation for using a chokehold, a move banned under NYPD rules, on a man accused of skipping subway fare. The incident occurred three days before Eric Garner died during a similar arrest.

    Videos posted online show two New York Police Department officers wrangling with Ronald Johns, 22, on July 14 while using the banned technique. The officers are also seen punching Johns in the face. Pepper spray was also used in the “struggle” to subdue him, officers said according to court papers. 

    (via disciplesofmalcolm)

     
  7. thepeoplesrecord:

    Here is a short list of a few of the hundreds of examples of the media intentionally manipulating the public to support Israel’s recent offensive against Palestinians
    July 24, 2014

    Please reblog or message with additions as you see/think of them and I will edit with the additions. I am sure we can create quite a large list of examples.

    (via disciplesofmalcolm)

     
  8. standwithpalestine:

    Israeli agency bans radio clip naming children killed in Gaza

    The Israel Broadcasting Authority banned a radio broadcast made by the human rights organization B’Tselem about children killed in Gaza, claiming its content was “politically controversial.”

    You’ll never hear the end of Israeli spokespeople on our television screens offering their condolences, how they “deplore” the loss of innocent lives and how they “don’t target children”, but back in Israel where they show their true character, naming those very kids they’re oh so sorry about would be “controversial”. Welcome to the master of two-facedness and genocide - welcome to Israel.

    (Source: standwithpalestine, via disciplesofmalcolm)

     

  9. "It’s wonderful to know thyself. That’s the greatest thing you lack. You don’t know yourself. We must get away from mistreating our woman folk. We must treat them right with honor and they will learn to honor you. They will produce you a little baby that will honor you. Even animals is grateful to the mother of their baby. They try to help build homes for them so that they can produce babies of their kind. I say we just have acted a fool. A black man out there beating and kicking your mother up and down the streets and you stand there. We should commit suicide before we take such steps. Let the white man come over in our yard and beat up our woman, our mother? No brother, we both go down together. He loves to destroy her, that’s all he knows. He goes into foreign lands of our people and the first thing he goes looking around for, with his green-blue eyes, is to get up to, is the woman, so that he can leave the seed of the devil."
    — The Most Honorable (via suhblahym)
     
  10. Spittin’ during #BNV2014’s MC Olympics (Prelims), while reppin’ my brother @no_obsrvtn’s brand #Jawnzy.. Learn y’all ابث’s yo.. #ELPJisDope #BNV14

     
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  12. leeswank:

    kenyabenyagurl:

    archdrude:

    The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 

    "The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.

    Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.

    The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”

    Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.

    Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

    Ancient History is always important.

    (via amalgamozaic)

     
  13. "Drop a bomb on ‘em E!" | taken by @outlierimagery #bnv2014 #bnv14

     
  14. "Skurrrrrt…! Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, what did he say?" | taken by @outlierimagery #bnv2014 #bnv14

     
  15. A cipher is a circle (360 degrees). It represents the infinite. You can find it within all natural phenomena; atoms, cells, the universe itself, groups of teenagers spewing truth, and so on, and so on… | taken by @outlierimagery #bnv2014 #bnv14