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nuneyskid:

50-year anniversary of the 9/15/1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Their names are Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robinson, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair.

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nuneyskid:

50-year anniversary of the 9/15/1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Their names are Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robinson, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair.

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Steph.
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nadine-i:

Steph.

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Anonymous asked: What are you studying in grad school?


Answer:

Global Media and International Communications

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kidkloud:

He literally called the protestors (The American Indian Movement) “unclean” and said they were probably paid in dope to come protest his concert. I just don’t know what to say. He makes my stomach turn with his blatant racism and nobody but Native Americans are really even talking about it. If any Native American is giving this guy money, they should be utterly ashamed of themselves.

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unbridledlearning:

blackaroundtheworld:

The new mayor of Chicago? Dr. Amara Enyia @amaraforchicago at age 31 is planning on it. She needs the 30K+ signatures to officially run but is confident she will get that amount and more. Born to Nigerian parents, Enyia is a #Chicagoan at heart and definitely not the status quo of chicago’s city hall (she has dignity). Plus she is a proponent of worker owned cooperatives, which can economically transform disadvantaged communities and reverse the corporate privatization agenda plaguing the city spearheaded by Mayor Slimball…I mean Rahm Emanuel. #supportthissister #blackwoman #nigerian #realchange #blackexcellence #savechicago #cooperative #amaraforchicago


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unbridledlearning:

blackaroundtheworld:

The new mayor of Chicago? Dr. Amara Enyia @amaraforchicago at age 31 is planning on it. She needs the 30K+ signatures to officially run but is confident she will get that amount and more. Born to Nigerian parents, Enyia is a #Chicagoan at heart and definitely not the status quo of chicago’s city hall (she has dignity). Plus she is a proponent of worker owned cooperatives, which can economically transform disadvantaged communities and reverse the corporate privatization agenda plaguing the city spearheaded by Mayor Slimball…I mean Rahm Emanuel. #supportthissister #blackwoman #nigerian #realchange #blackexcellence #savechicago #cooperative #amaraforchicago

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soulbrotherv2:

Sexual Relations Between Elite White Women and Enslaved Men in the Antebellum South: A Socio-Historical Analysis

By Jacqueline M. Allain
Sexual Agency, Power, and Consent
According to one historian, “few scholars… have viewed the relationships of enslaved men and free white women through the lens of sexual abuse in part because of gendered assumptions about sexual power” (Foster, p. 459). This is in keeping with both the standard feminist conceptualization of rape as a tool of patriarchal oppression3 as well as the traditional (un-feminist) notion of women as too weak, emotionally and physically, to commit serious crimes, let alone sexual abuse, and the idea that men cannot be raped (Bourke, 2007, pp. 219, 328). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that women, too, are capable of committing sexual offenses and using sex as a means of domination and control (Bourke, pp. 209-248).

[Continue reading at Student Pulse:  The International Student Journal.]

soulbrotherv2:

Sexual Relations Between Elite White Women and Enslaved Men in the Antebellum South: A Socio-Historical Analysis

By Jacqueline M. Allain

Sexual Agency, Power, and Consent

According to one historian, “few scholars… have viewed the relationships of enslaved men and free white women through the lens of sexual abuse in part because of gendered assumptions about sexual power” (Foster, p. 459). This is in keeping with both the standard feminist conceptualization of rape as a tool of patriarchal oppression3 as well as the traditional (un-feminist) notion of women as too weak, emotionally and physically, to commit serious crimes, let alone sexual abuse, and the idea that men cannot be raped (Bourke, 2007, pp. 219, 328). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that women, too, are capable of committing sexual offenses and using sex as a means of domination and control (Bourke, pp. 209-248).

[Continue reading at Student Pulse:  The International Student Journal.]

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micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

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lostmous3:

A day at a peaceful protest in Ferguson, Missouri

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abbensettsstudio:

Pyramid In  Do The Right Thing: Party People
#streetportraiture #streetfashion #abbensetts #abbensettsstudio #blackfashion #portraiture #people #rudeboymajestic #dotherightthingblockparty #style #art #dotherightthing #spikelee

abbensettsstudio:

Pyramid In
Do The Right Thing: Party People

#streetportraiture #streetfashion #abbensetts #abbensettsstudio #blackfashion #portraiture #people #rudeboymajestic #dotherightthingblockparty #style #art #dotherightthing #spikelee

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devoutfashion:

Dress to Kill Magazine

Pho­tog­ra­phy: Shayne Laverdiere

Styling: Aza­mit

Mod­els: Milly & Anika at Dulcedo.

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dynastylnoire:

gurl:

Dear Internet: Gurl.com Still Exists!

This morning, we stumbled upon an article on The Cut that was basically an ode to Gurl.com. A Jezebel writer was then inspired to write a very similar piece. Both authors reminisced on “the old gURL.com as a “the forgotten pioneer of teenage pop-feminism” (no really, that was actually the title of The Cut article). Both pieces talked about how informational, helpful, and wonderful Gurl used to be, without really mentioning the fact that, uh, Gurl.com still exists. 

THIS WAS MY SHIT

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