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.
What are you studying in grad school?
Global Media and International Communications
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.
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
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).
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Do The Right Thing: Party People
#streetportraiture #streetfashion #abbensetts #abbensettsstudio #blackfashion #portraiture #people #rudeboymajestic #dotherightthingblockparty #style #art #dotherightthing #spikelee
Dress to Kill Magazine
Photography: Shayne Laverdiere
Models: Milly & Anika at Dulcedo.
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