I was in my instructor’s office while he stepped out for a minute so I was looking at all these cool old pictures he has in there. He has so many. This one was my favorite, so I took a picture. This photograph was taken in the late 1800’s; the first graduating class from my hbcu.

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Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

I haven’t seen this in a while. It never gets old.



Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

I haven’t seen this in a while. It never gets old.

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Dear followers,

  • have you eaten today?

  • did you take any meds you need?

  • how about hydration?

  • maybe a nap if you need one

  • you are awesome

  • keep it up

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"So what? You failed your finals. You gained some weight. So what? You’re single again. You lost your job. So what? What now? You live. You try again. That’s what."
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Disarming Design from Palestine

Disarming Design from Palestine is an inclusive design label that presents functional products from Palestine, that provide an alternative narrative from what you might usually find in the high street. The collection includes objects such as hourglasses that use cement from the separation wall, a dress made out of one keffiyeh, embroidered car decorations, scarfs depicting landscapes, olive leaves as earrings and an impossible chess game with water tanks and watch towers. The growing collection of products is presented on-line and through a traveling exhibition.*

As a collection it aims to represent Palestinian culture in its current reality and reflect upon the function of art in situations of conflict.

The goods are developed, designed and produced by contemporary designers, artists and students in collaboration with local artisans and producers.

During several ‘create-shops’ they engage in an enriching design dialogue with small emerging businesses and international colleagues. The project aims to catalyze the development of design as a discourse in Palestine.


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Shriners Play Indian in ND Parade; Should Stick to Clowning

Autumn Fest: Bismarck, North Dakota (ND); Sept. 20, 2014.

As part of an annual parade we are told is organized by a man named Scott Johnson in the capitol city of the State of North Dakota, a float full of White guys all in Red Face, donning fake headdresses -in the present day- actually made it all the way through with out being booed, pelted with eggs or confronted to have their mock head-dresses removed. Seriously. This is 2014 and in this part of the USA, Native Americans and forward thinking, socially conscious people are subjected yearly to this annual Parade. The parade float was sponsored by the Bismarck Masons and the Bismarck-Mandan Shriners. The Shriners are known throughout the country as people who usually dress up as clowns and do good will wherever they are, but in North Dakota I guess they also think they can dress up as Indians, Orientals, and Arabs. They seem to have fit in perfectly with the annual racially charged themes in which White appropriation of non-White cultures and/or Peoples is encouraged and celebrated. The Mandan Indian Shriners (who apparently were on the float) have units in their organization with names such as the Arab Patrol, Oriental Band, and maybe other 1950s White privilege influenced unit names and practices of their El Zagal Shriner organization, founded in 1942 by A.B. Welch. From the links below it is clear that White people have been playing Indian in North Dakota since the early 1900s.


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"Let her speak when we get to the black topics."

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Shaun King exposes Ferguson PD lie about distance from SUV

Click here to watch the video

This needs to be brought to attention IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

I don’t even understand what they’re expecting anymore. if they can lie to us to our face and us KNOW the truth, what power do we have , then?

that’s a great question. I wish someone had a viable answer, because I’m losing hope fast and in a hurry.

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Canadian sex workers respond to a new anti-prostitution law.

A bill written up by survivors of sex trafficking

but i guess we’ll ignore that

reblogging because I didn’t know that, and would like to inform others.

Apparently the goal of the bill is to criminalize the purchase (and purchaser), not the labor sex workers provide. This would then be a very important positive step in knocking down misogynistic capitalist systems.

However, the article linked provides some criticism of that claim, detailing how it would, in fact, criminalize certain aspects of sex labor in a way that damages women and sex workers in general.

Reblogging for Canadians.

And The Native Women’s association of Canada (NWAC) supports decriminalization of prostitution but criminalization of the demand, which is very important since First Nations women make up 52% of Canada’s sex workers : and 95% of them wish to leave the industry. 

Criminalize the johns, the rapists, the pimps, the pornographers, the abductors and the traffickers, NOT the women (and children) who find themselves in such circumstances for whatever reason. The “world’s oldest profession” is really just a disingenuous, misogynistic euphemism for male sexual entitlement and the male sex’s systematic and sexual dehumanization of the female sex.

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"We want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of black people."
— Point 7 of the Black Panther Party Platform and Ten-Point Program, October 1966 (via daughterofzami)

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