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unwomanlythoughts:

microaggressions:

When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.

Holy crap, I never realized.

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unephotonoire:

Original vintage press photo of Angela Davis arriving for her trial in April 1972.

unephotonoire:

Original vintage press photo of Angela Davis arriving for her trial in April 1972.

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"The party was nearing its end when a young woman took the floor. She wore West African national dress. The long printed skirt and matching blouse hugged a startling body. She had wide shoulders, large erect breasts, billowing hips and the waist of a child. All the dancers backed away and found seats, as the beautiful woman moved to the music. She swiveled and flourished, jostled and vibrated, accompanied by the audience’s encouragement and laughter.

“Swing it, girl. Swing it.”

“Whoo Whoo.”

She made her face sly, knowing, randy, and her large hips fluttered as if a bird, imprisoned in her pelvis was attempting flight.

The viewers’ delight reminded me of the pleasure older black American women found in other women’s sexiness. Years before when I had been a shake dancer, some ladies used to pat my hips and exclaim, “You’ve got it, baby. Shake it. Now, shake it.” Their elation was pure, sensual and approving. If they were old they looked at female sensuality as an extension of their own, and were reminded of their youth. Younger women recollected the effects of their last love-making or were prompted by womanish sexuality into pleasant anticipation of their next satisfying encounter.

I was tickled that African women and black American women had the custom in common."

Maya Angelou in The Heart of a Woman talking about Black female sexuality in dance  (via daniellemertina)

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ecstasymodels:

White on White 
Abyssinia

ecstasymodels:

White on White

Abyssinia

pinkvelourtracksuit:

btw, if ur a black man and ur rushing to iggy’s defense but haven’t said a word about the black women that are relentlessly getting ridiculed and bashed everyday, u are a coon. end of story. bye. 

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gradientlair:

Nicole Byer with some wisdom.

(Source: iriswst)

TV Series Based on Queen of Salsa's Celia Cruz is Underway; Puertorican Actors Jeimy Osorio & Modesto Lacen Star

latinosexuality:

tashabilities:

WHY IS SHE SO LIGHT? 

COULD THEY NOT HAVE FOUND A BLACK CUBAN WOMAN? 

*sits my African American ass down and waits for the LatiNegrxs to tell me to stfu and I’m overreacting*

why do you think we would tell you to stfu and that you are overreacting? i think we’ve been clear, at least at the latinegr@s project, and here at latinxsexuality, that we don’t stand for colorism, or other ish like fatphobia (cruz was indeed a full bodied woman), speak out on it, hold folks accountable, etc. as our spaces demonstrates. 

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givingmelife:

Looking at your patriarchal bullshit like…

givingmelife:

Looking at your patriarchal bullshit like…

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afro-dominicano:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke

in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for

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lostinurbanism:

Documenting Hurricane Katrina by Mario Tama

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sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”
And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)
tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”

And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)

tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

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sangwoo2:

Malaan Ajang

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negrodocumentary:

NEGRO: A documentary about Latino Identity Screening + Panel Discussion on AfroLatinas and beauty image and mental health with the producer Dash Harris, Carolina Contreras of Miss Rizos.com
Sunday, October 26th 
2pm-4pm 
La Casa Azul Bookstore
103rd St. and Lexington

$10 suggested donation
RSVP to lacasaazulbookstore@gmail.com 

Please consider bringing a brown doll for the newly launched AfroLatino Travel’s “Brown Dolls for Brown Children - Panama” Campaign. 

negrodocumentary:

NEGRO: A documentary about Latino Identity Screening + Panel Discussion on AfroLatinas and beauty image and mental health with the producer Dash Harris, Carolina Contreras of Miss Rizos.com

Sunday, October 26th
2pm-4pm 
La Casa Azul Bookstore
103rd St. and Lexington
$10 suggested donation
RSVP to lacasaazulbookstore@gmail.com 
Please consider bringing a brown doll for the newly launched AfroLatino Travel’s “Brown Dolls for Brown Children - Panama” Campaign. 

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afro-dominicano:

I’m really living in one of the most recent NYC neighborhoods under attack by gentrification like I’m not even exaggerating, it’s not me seeing 2 white folk walk down the street in Wash. Heights. I’m talking price hikes on local markets, stores, we’re lucky the Dominican based fruit markets are…