to-hieron:

vitchellhausen:

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rapeculturerealities:

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sweetsugaryshock:

beben-eleben:

For future reference.

Thank you.

For those who would ever need it. -C

reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.

>using an OS that doesn’t respect your freedoms
>using closed source sofware
>expecting privacy
I shiggy diggy

^

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gradientlair:

This is what my feminism looks like. What my WOMANISM looks like. ALL OF THEM.
@PrisonCulture on Twitter started the #myfeminismlookslike hashtag this morning and many women are sharing images of what makes them think of feminism. She tweeted: “In honor of Queen Bey’s visual album, I was thinking of what #myfeminismlookslike. So I am going to share my visual album. Join in…”
I write…a lot. I have over 700 essays here alone. But I love images too. Photographer here. And making this collage has revitalized my spirit in such a way I cannot even describe. And yes, Beyoncé is included in my perception of womanism, empowerment, inner and outer beauty, of contradictions, of humanity. And her new album BEYONCÉ truly speaks to me in a way similar to how The Electric Lady by Janelle Monáe does. Music is a part of womanism for me. It teaches and it heals. And both Janelle and Bey are here. As are our foremothers. And ancestors. And contemporaries. And academics. And this isn’t an exhaustive collage. Just a taste of BLACK WOMAN EXCELLENCE. I couldn’t fit every photo even if I wanted to but they reside in my heart no less; all those not shown here reside in my heart.
I just needed a few photos to keep my fist raised and to flick my hair to. That’s all.
#Flawless #iwokeuplikedis

gradientlair:

This is what my feminism looks like. What my WOMANISM looks like. ALL OF THEM.

@PrisonCulture on Twitter started the #myfeminismlookslike hashtag this morning and many women are sharing images of what makes them think of feminism. She tweeted: In honor of Queen Bey’s visual album, I was thinking of what #myfeminismlookslike. So I am going to share my visual album. Join in…”

I write…a lot. I have over 700 essays here alone. But I love images too. Photographer here. And making this collage has revitalized my spirit in such a way I cannot even describe. And yes, Beyoncé is included in my perception of womanism, empowerment, inner and outer beauty, of contradictions, of humanity. And her new album BEYONCÉ truly speaks to me in a way similar to how The Electric Lady by Janelle Monáe does. Music is a part of womanism for me. It teaches and it heals. And both Janelle and Bey are here. As are our foremothers. And ancestors. And contemporaries. And academics. And this isn’t an exhaustive collage. Just a taste of BLACK WOMAN EXCELLENCE. I couldn’t fit every photo even if I wanted to but they reside in my heart no less; all those not shown here reside in my heart.

I just needed a few photos to keep my fist raised and to flick my hair to. That’s all.

#Flawless #iwokeuplikedis

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nihilisme:

ittybittylittleworld:

punkasslouis:

I just watched a kid break down in the bookstore because his books for the semester totaled $600 and that’s the american university system in a nutshell

I was on the verge of tears when I got to the cashier so yeah, that’s messed up

Go here and just, don’t waste any more money okay?

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Canadians fight to keep water on for 79,000 in Detroit

queenofhaiku:

From the article:

Thousands of Detroit residents are facing a reality rarely seen around the Great Lakes: Life without water.

But a Canadian group is leading the charge against a controversial plan to stop water service on delinquent accounts.

The bankrupt city is shutting off water at a rate of 3,000 residents per week. It also recently increased water rates by nine per cent.

Nearly half of the 329,000 accounts are in arrears and the average cost of a Detroit water bill is double the national average.

Maude Barlow, chair of the Council of Canadians, flagged Detroit’s plan to deal with delinquent accounts to the United Nations earlier this year.  The UN calls the plan to shut off water a clear violation of human rights.

"Ive seen this in the poorest countries in the world," Barlow said.  "This is what we call failed states, but to see this in North America, it’s a disgrace."

Kudos to Canada for putting together a plan to provide help to Americans who are without access to water!  The U.S. government clearly doesn’t give a damn.  From the article:

Barlow will be part of a convoy bringing what she called “good Canadian, public, clean water” across the river to Detroit on July 24.”

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U-KISS Korean Albums + MVs (inspared by )

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kaiserneko:

bootyscientist:

i promise to reblog this every time it shows up on my dash

The fucked up part about this chart is that it completely leaves out the context of what percentage each of these groups makes up the country.
White non-Hispanics make up 63.7% of this country.
African-Americans make up 12.2%.
Hispanics/Latinos make up 16.4%.
This means:
16.9% of Whites are on food stamps.
27% of African-Americans are on food stamps.
9.4% of Hispanics are on food stamps.

kaiserneko:

bootyscientist:

i promise to reblog this every time it shows up on my dash

The fucked up part about this chart is that it completely leaves out the context of what percentage each of these groups makes up the country.

White non-Hispanics make up 63.7% of this country.

African-Americans make up 12.2%.

Hispanics/Latinos make up 16.4%.

This means:

16.9% of Whites are on food stamps.

27% of African-Americans are on food stamps.

9.4% of Hispanics are on food stamps.

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kb-saransar:

This is important

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meowmaniaaa:

policymic:

Portraits of homeless LGBT youth may help them find “forever families”

A New York City gallery has turned its cameras toward LGBTQ youth in the hopes it will help them finally find loving homes.

Heart Gallery NYC, a traveling exhibition of professional pictures taken by award-winning photographers of children in foster care looking for “forever families,” has set up in shop in Times Square, spotlighting LGBTQ young adults. The exhibition, which is the first of its kind, coincides with National Pride Month and will culminate at New York’s Pridefest on June 29.

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brb crying 

booooooooooooooooooooooooost

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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities

dynastylnoire:

boooooooooooooooooost

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revolutionary-afrolatino:


Britain’s black power movement is at risk of being forgotten, say historians

Britain’s black power movement is being written out of recent cultural history because it does not fit into the “utopian” narrative of the UK being a nation of civilised fair play, a new book argues.

"If that is your narrative of British history then there can be no need for a black rights movement," said Bunce. "Any black person who says they are being discriminated against is clearly just making it up, because the British are just so fair.”

The book says Britain’s black power movement was galvanised into existence by what was happening in the US and by speeches made at the Roundhouse in north London in 1967 by Stokely Carmichael. “From that point onwards you get this explosion of black power happening in Britain,” said Bunce.

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Britain’s black power movement is at risk of being forgotten, say historians

Britain’s black power movement is being written out of recent cultural history because it does not fit into the “utopian” narrative of the UK being a nation of civilised fair play, a new book argues.
"If that is your narrative of British history then there can be no need for a black rights movement," said Bunce. "Any black person who says they are being discriminated against is clearly just making it up, because the British are just so fair.”
The book says Britain’s black power movement was galvanised into existence by what was happening in the US and by speeches made at the Roundhouse in north London in 1967 by Stokely Carmichael. “From that point onwards you get this explosion of black power happening in Britain,” said Bunce.

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