neoafrican:

Memories :)

neoafrican:

Memories :)

talented10th:

Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay (left), and his brother Rahman Ali, then Rudy Clay (right), walk with their great-grandmother Betsy Jane Greathouse (center), who was 99 when this picture was taken in 1963 in Louisville.Credit: Charles Fentress Jr., The Courier-Journal, USA TODAY Sports

talented10th:

Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay (left), and his brother Rahman Ali, then Rudy Clay (right), walk with their great-grandmother Betsy Jane Greathouse (center), who was 99 when this picture was taken in 1963 in Louisville.

Credit: Charles Fentress Jr., The Courier-Journal, USA TODAY Sports

teachingliteracy:

cartermagazine:
Today In History
‘Granville T. Woods, inventor of over 50 products, was born in Columbus, OH, on this date April 23, 1856. The steam-boiler furnace, the telegraph system for trains, and automatic air brakes were some of his inventions.’
(picture: Granville T. Woods)
- CARTER Magazine

teachingliteracy:

cartermagazine:

Today In History

‘Granville T. Woods, inventor of over 50 products, was born in Columbus, OH, on this date April 23, 1856. The steam-boiler furnace, the telegraph system for trains, and automatic air brakes were some of his inventions.’

(picture: Granville T. Woods)

- CARTER Magazine

Help save a 16 year-old trans girl of color from being put in a mens adult prison with NO crimes charged against her by emailing Commissioner Katz.

butchimightbe:

She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/

I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email

Please reblog to raise awareness!

(via theuppitynegras)

newsheat:

In Georgia, it will soon be legal to carry a gun in more places — including bars, churches and government buildings — following Gov. Nathan Deal ’s signing …

Via latimes.com

wonder if that means skrippers can buss one off if you get too aggressive ?  how bout the sista from usher board no.1 who don’t hear so good and thinks somebody is tryin to get too fresh up in the second service ?  ohhh yeah, and how bout we think ahead to the old folks who are scared to get out of their cars anywhere that anybody else might not be playin c&w ?  

Welll allllritey then Mr New Deal.  you just get ready to fill up some-mo new jails you are no doubt contracting out right now.  

Yeahhhh New Gun Laws always come with an arrest bonus.  Folks Remember That Most Of ALL. funny how they didn’t explain the new laws enforcement standards.  yeahhhriiiite„

odinsblog:

#MyNYPD

One tweet is worth a million stories all from the necked city about they poe-lease.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

toxicnebulae:

white Americans being against immigration is still and always will be the greatest irony of all time

(via dynastylnoire)

govtoversight:

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich speaks at a rally near the Supreme Court in support of the estimated one million Marines, their families and civilians who were poisoned by contaminated drinking water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The rally was held before the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could deny Camp Lejeune victims the right to sue for damages.

Learn more.

(Source: blazetheweed, via poeticslave)

lupita-nyongo:

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment…I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen." - Lupita Nyong’o on being named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful

lupita-nyongo:

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment…I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen." - Lupita Nyong’o on being named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful

(via dreamsactualized)

nbcnews:

Chelsea Manning allowed to formally change name
(Photo: US Army via AFP - Getty Images)
The Army private convicted of funneling intelligence secrets to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks can legally change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Continue reading

nbcnews:

Chelsea Manning allowed to formally change name

(Photo: US Army via AFP - Getty Images)

The Army private convicted of funneling intelligence secrets to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks can legally change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

labsinthe:

"Naomi? Qui Êtes Vous" Naomi Campbell photographed by Mikael Jansson for Glamour 1995

labsinthe:

"Naomi? Qui Êtes Vous" Naomi Campbell photographed by Mikael Jansson for Glamour 1995

(via eastafriqueen)

Are you Black first? Or are you a woman first?

I get this question all the time because I am a Black feminist. People want to know if this means that I care less about the political realities of being Black. If I am now only concerned with being a woman. Or do I allow my blackness to get in the way of caring about issues impacting women.

It’s not physically possible for me to separate my race from my gender. I cannot choose to one day be Black Danielle who has no gender and the next day be Danielle the Woman who has no race. And yet, socially and politically Black women are expected to split their identities all the time.

Black feminism is the rejection of this.

As a Black feminist, I vow to bring all of my marginalized identities to any political or sociological discussion. I also vow to support marginalized identities which I do not possess because everything we advocate for needs to be mindful to not harm the people it claims to support. This is the application of the concept called “intersectionality” which legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw blessed us with in 1989.

Oftentimes, Black women are asked to forget their gender by Black men or forget their race by white women simply because Black womanhood is not valued in many spaces other than explicitly Black woman centered spaces. Black womanhood is a conflation of myriad forms of marginalization and as such our experiences are not often centered.

We’re often told it’s too difficult and complex to consider our experiences. We are told that we hurt the causes of white women and Black men. This is ironic because when the issues of Black women are addressed, or even more specifically, when the issues of low income and LGBT Black women are addressed, everybody wins.