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rakiasrants:

Hey guys — I’m asking for help.

I need money to continue the writing I’ve been doing on policing, prisons and neoliberalism. If you like my work such as “When People Are Property" about the history of broken windows policing and its present implications or "Black Riot" on the mainstream…

The surest sign of a successful rapper, for example, is his willingness to rap a verse over the anodyne pop song of a white starlet. She sings; he raps; she tries to dance; he stands behind her, looking impressed. If you squint it looks no different than that old tap dancer Bill Robinson clapping his hands and grinning as Shirley Temple dances in front of him. The black artist lends authenticity to the white star; the white star legitimizes the black artist. The music may have changed but the deep structure remains the same.

- Zadie Smith “Creativity & Refusal (via derica)

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AYA DE LEON on Putting Sex Work Into Context For Our Kids

Not all men!

Yes but enough men that every girl is terrified of smiling to that guy on the bus or talking with the boy in the coffee shop. Every girl has been walking late at night at one point and been afraid of who might be following her. Every girl has referred to someone as a “creep” and every girl has refused a drink from someone she doesn’t know.

Not all men.

But enough men that all women are now afraid of most men.
It’s gotten so bad that we have to be afraid of even telling you we are afraid. We can’t ask that you please stop talking to us. Because if we do we run the risk of being labeled a “stuck up bitch” and blamed for murders and rapes in which we are the victims.

So we speak to you with body language that we hope you’ll understand. We cross our legs and look out the window and wear giant headphones that are giant signs that subtly read “DON’T TALK TO ME!” But you insist on ignoring those signs because you have it in your head that our body language doesn’t mean anything. That our bodies aren’t our bodies.

Not all men.

You can start fucking saying that when all women can stop being afraid. But that’s not gonna happen if every man a women opens up to about this issue dismisses her by saying “Not all men.”

an unofficial letter to the skeezball at work all men.

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queenoffrance:

thefemaletyrant:

ancestryinprogress:

angrybrownbaby:

sikssaapo-p:

fuckyeahforensics:

“Advanced dentistry techniques allowed Native Americans to inset gemstones to their teeth as far back as 2,500 years ago. The early dentists used a drill-like device with a hard stone such as obsidian, which is capable of puncturing bone. The ornamental stones—including jade—were attached with an adhesive made out of natural resins, such as plant sap, which was mixed with other chemicals and crushed bones.”

Neechi’s be pimpin’ before time!

This skull was found in Mexico. It’s good to see the Native American used for us Mexican ndns, too.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090518-jeweled-teeth-picture.html

folks of color stay creative. this is ancestral shit.

This is awesome.

Haha grills in ancient civilizations!!!!

queenoffrance:

thefemaletyrant:

ancestryinprogress:

angrybrownbaby:

sikssaapo-p:

fuckyeahforensics:

“Advanced dentistry techniques allowed Native Americans to inset gemstones to their teeth as far back as 2,500 years ago. The early dentists used a drill-like device with a hard stone such as obsidian, which is capable of puncturing bone. The ornamental stones—including jade—were attached with an adhesive made out of natural resins, such as plant sap, which was mixed with other chemicals and crushed bones.”

Neechi’s be pimpin’ before time!

This skull was found in Mexico. It’s good to see the Native American used for us Mexican ndns, too.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090518-jeweled-teeth-picture.html

folks of color stay creative. this is ancestral shit.

This is awesome.

Haha grills in ancient civilizations!!!!

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Call to Artists: Art Sex 2012 MPLS

This year’s ART SEX show is open for submissions!
For one month over the winter TSK turns into a gallery, displaying salacious and creative local work. The Smitten Kitten would like to invite you, artist, crafter, shaper, to submit your interpretations of all things sexy.

Please see the attached document for specific details and dates.

Submission deadline this year is November 18th, 2012 at midnight.
Send entries to alicia@smittenkittenonline.com with the subject line “ART SEX Submission 2012”


Thank you so much for sharing your work, looking forward to this years show!
Feel free to email me any specific questions not answered on the attachment.

Take Care

strugglingtobeheard:

popca:

bad-dominicana:

so-treu:

modamodefashion:

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013

ok when gaultier is jacking strippers’ style…………

And now we will see all the same chickenheads who shit on strippers, coppin this shit because now that an elite white man said its hot, its acceptable and stylish.
bolded

ughhhh. i been hated this shit. because 1, you can get a pair of shoes like that for $80 TOPS by a nice stripper shoe selling company or lingerie shop. and because i’m tired of the bolded so much, seeing heauxs who hate on strippers and then wear their gear all over the place. umm… leg warmers, lace thigh highs, knee high boots, all that shit was poppin in the strip club before the streets. and gaultier is probably selling that shit for over $1000 a pair. stripper heels. that white women will be rocking with none of the scrutiny most real strippers and women of color gon face for the same damn shoes.

strugglingtobeheard:

popca:

bad-dominicana:

so-treu:

modamodefashion:

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013

ok when gaultier is jacking strippers’ style…………

And now we will see all the same chickenheads who shit on strippers, coppin this shit because now that an elite white man said its hot, its acceptable and stylish.

bolded

ughhhh. i been hated this shit. because 1, you can get a pair of shoes like that for $80 TOPS by a nice stripper shoe selling company or lingerie shop. and because i’m tired of the bolded so much, seeing heauxs who hate on strippers and then wear their gear all over the place. umm… leg warmers, lace thigh highs, knee high boots, all that shit was poppin in the strip club before the streets. and gaultier is probably selling that shit for over $1000 a pair. stripper heels. that white women will be rocking with none of the scrutiny most real strippers and women of color gon face for the same damn shoes.

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freececemcdonald:

Another great video about CeCe, thanks Melissa Suzanne Koch! Don’t forget to come out for @CeCe McDonald’s Sentencing Hearing Monday, June 4th at 1pm!

femme-swag:

pretty much. femme-swag.tumblr.com

femme-swag:

pretty much. femme-swag.tumblr.com

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Struggling To Be Heard: bad-dominicana: why i need to make a “deep, meaningful” point to just...

bad-dominicana:

why i need to make a “deep, meaningful” point to just talk banal shit about how fabulous i and my pussy are. that shit is deep as fuck when youre hated and told you aint shit.

its deep as fuck for a whole album to be about “my black self and pussy are the fucking bomb” and…