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Rap is done. I love hip-hop, I love rap, but the thing it was supposed to do it doesn’t do anymore. It’s not doing the social work it’s supposed to do anymore.
Childish Gambino

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Today in Solidarity: Justice for Eric Garner Edition (8.23.14)

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nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

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Colbert Wants To Know Why Black People Can't Be More Like Cliven Bundy

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npr:

NPR’s Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

Rev. Willis Johnson, the pastor of Wellspring Church, hosted a community conversation Thursday night that drew about 200 people to the church. In welcoming the audience, Johnson acknowledged he’s “gone from feeling hurt, to wanting to hurt,” but he said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a “community in trauma.”

Plea To Ferguson’s Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

Photo credit: Whitney Curtis for NPR

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babycakesbriauna:

Throwback Pics of Jesse Williams

Yall don’t understand how important this post is

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"I am tired of seeing Beyonce sell the idea that she is a feminist as part of her brand."

Let the church say “Amen”.

Now let me start out by saying that as a pretty progressive, liberal woman I’ve never felt the need to call myself a feminist. I’m for equality PERIOD. At the same time I don’t knock anybody else for embracing the term. I have to wonder though if pop stars like Beyonce are just using feminism as a buzzword to sell records without actually doing anything of note. We barley hear anything from her lips that isn’t carefully crafted. Beyonce is a talented woman no doubt, but is Beyonce the best feminism can do? What has she done on the ground that doesn’t involve pelvic thrusting?

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lovelyandbrown:

checkprivilege:

Amherst Bulletin Police Report under “Suspicious Activity” for Friday April 25, 2014.  Amherst, Massachusettts, USA

Shit we can’t do NOTHING in peace.

lovelyandbrown:

checkprivilege:

Amherst Bulletin Police Report under “Suspicious Activity” for Friday April 25, 2014.  Amherst, Massachusettts, USA

Shit we can’t do NOTHING in peace.

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npr:

Depending on where you’re born, cooking dinner, having sex and going to the bathroom are either three of life’s many pleasures - or three of the riskiest things you can do.

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meeptoyousir:

The Saga Of:

I really hate getting my hair brushed, but there is absolutely nothing I can do about it so I will sit here and make faces until it’s over because crying won’t make it stop.

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Crowded in living rooms across America sit women of great talent, ambition, maturity and independence. They are real adults with careers and depth of experience, yet we are determined to infantilize all of them as well as the soon-to-be mother. Instead of reflecting on the gravity of this new stage of life, we put candy in diapers, wear balloons under our shirts, and make collages featuring celebrity babies.

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micdotcom:

The New Yorker’s Ferguson cover is one for the history books.

micdotcom:

The New Yorker’s Ferguson cover is one for the history books.

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shortformblog:

kingjaffejoffer:

This happens in 2014

O’Ryan’s take: “Im sure this letter is filled with reasoned, thoughtful opinions about race in the US and what role the media plays.”
Also, should point out that this letter is typewritten.

shortformblog:

kingjaffejoffer:

This happens in 2014

O’Ryan’s take: “Im sure this letter is filled with reasoned, thoughtful opinions about race in the US and what role the media plays.”

Also, should point out that this letter is typewritten.