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Sep 2
howtobeterrell:

blackgirlsinked:

Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)

This is why cultural appropriation is so important

howtobeterrell:

blackgirlsinked:

Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)

This is why cultural appropriation is so important

Sep 2

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

Sep 2

anny-is-yours:

we reblog the men we think we deserve

Sep 2

prayistrash:

zayn is pakistani btw u wanna suck his dick but u wont stick up for his people ok i see u

Sep 2

la-negra-barbuda:

disrespectfuljezebel:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

theprincipalityprincesses:

If you’re not English and you speak English that’s cultural appropriation

except most of the world speaks english because of colonization/imperalism. but thanks for playing.

If the trans-Atlantic slave trade hadn’t completely destroyed any chance I had of knowing my true country of origin you could most certainly have the shit back, but here we are, so you can shut the fuck up.

^^^^^

Sep 2

nonsolokawaii:

Up Themed 1st Birthday Party (via)

Sep 2

(Source: kathleenthearsonist)

Sep 2

New Obamacare tax on insurance company CEOs raises $72 million

dailykos:

It’s enough to make you love the law.

Sep 2

Blessed is she who has believed, that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her

- Luke 1:45 (via yourpersonalcheerleader)

Sep 2

(Source: thehottestblackmen)

Sep 2
cute-overload:

You have mail!http://cute-overload.tumblr.com

cute-overload:

You have mail!
http://cute-overload.tumblr.com

Sep 2

Selena (1997)  - The End

Fact: The final scene with the actors was done in one take.  And even after they called cut, they couldn’t stop crying.

(Source: selenaquintanilllas)

Sep 2

Get Over Yourself (Goodbye)
Eden's Crush

Eden’s Crush | Get Over Yourself (Goodbye) (2001)

(Source: thesongsyouusedtolove)

Sep 2

k-popvevo:

So this is my new favorite GIF!

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I’m gonna use it every time white people try to speak. For example, “Why can’t I say ni—”

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"You’re cute for a bla—"

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"You look so ghe—"

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"My great grandfather was an Irish sl—"

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"I was called a honky one time! White people experience raci—"

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"Stop talking about race! We’re all hu—"

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"Rever—"

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(Source: youneedtobegonce)

Sep 2

meowthpatrol:

please don’t feel bad because you feel like you cry too much or that your grades suck or that you eat too much. Sailor Moon had all those flaws but she was a hero and so are you.