fuckyeahlavernecox:

"It’s a new day for Black women in prime time. Not only are we fighting the apocalypse, serving as president and making Emmy history, but we’re also changing how America perceives us on the small screen."

fuckyeahlavernecox:

"It’s a new day for Black women in prime time. Not only are we fighting the apocalypse, serving as president and making Emmy history, but we’re also changing how America perceives us on the small screen."

xicanism:

Vintage 1970 photograph of Chicana Brown Berets at a demonstration in East Los Angeles, from LA RAZA magazine, vol. 1 no. 4.  Photo credit: Raul Ruiz.

xicanism:

Vintage 1970 photograph of Chicana Brown Berets at a demonstration in East Los Angeles, from LA RAZA magazine, vol. 1 no. 4.  Photo credit: Raul Ruiz.

ethiopienne:

Heroes: A Collaboration Between Janet Mock & Julio Salgado

From Janet Mock: “Brilliant artist Julio Salgado reached out to me about collaborating on an art project. I provided the words, he the images. He drew me embracing my biggest influences and I said a few words about my heroes. You can visit Julio’s FB here.”

quadashian:

SISTA SISTA -  ME & CAKES DA KILLA 
#CUNTMAFIA 

Babe Alert: Quay Dash and Cakes.

quadashian:

SISTA SISTA -  ME & CAKES DA KILLA 

#CUNTMAFIA 

Babe Alert: Quay Dash and Cakes.

The video features a group of unnamed black kids, purportedly from Ferguson, reciting parts of a script that’s clearly been written by adults. A script that will make you think race is solely a black and white issue, by the way. Even if the children are from Ferguson, it’s unclear if or how they’ve been compensated. Either way, the idea that these kids are from Ferguson is paraded for consumption.

Towards the end, a white adult and a black adult make nice and encourage viewers to buy a FCKH8.com T-shirt. Five dollars from each shirt will supposedly go to unidentified “charities working in communities to fight racism.” Which charities? Who knows! What communities? Can’t tell you.

The video concludes with a dedication, “For Mike,” and a quiet scene from the Ferguson street on which Michael Brown was killed by officer Darren Wilson more than a month ago.

The company behind the video, FCKH8.com, has made a name for itself selling what it calls “LGBT Equality Gear” (which sort of covers some LGB themes, but sort of leaves the T part out). It’s now trying to do the same with its “Anti-Racism Gear.” According to its website, FCKH8.com “recently became owned and managed by Synergy Media,” a corporate branding firm whose clients include Magnum bodybuilding vitamin supplements and pretty offensive “Buckeye Boob T’s” (the latter despite the fact that FCKH8.com says it’s anti-sexist).

There’s an entire economy around black death—and this ad campaign illustrates it all too well. Ironically, this economy’s profit margins depend on upholding the very racism this video claims to want to eliminate.

So there you have it, folks. Everything, it seems, can distilled, packaged, bought and sold—including racism.

This is the T-Shirt Company Making Money Off of Ferguson by Aura Bogado

TLDR: do not buy the shirts being sold by fckh8! 

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this company is seriously so shameful

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notyourexrotic:

Last Sunday, 17 trans women were arrested in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia were arrested at a local wedding simply for being trans. 16 of them were fined RM950 (296.55 USD) and sentenced to prison for 7 days. If they do not pay up the fine after 7 days they will be sentenced to prison for 6 months. One of the 17 was underage so she was let go, but she is now required to report to the Religious Department once a month for a year.
Justice for Sisters, a support and advocacy group for the rights of trans women in Malaysia, managed to secure a syariah-court lawyer to held these women appeal their sentences. The lawyer advised them to prepare RM1,500 (468.24 USD) per person as it is apparently a common practice for the court to ask for more money from detainees who appeal their sentences.
As their Malaysian ICs all say “male”, if imprisoned, they will be sent to men’s prison and treated as male prisoners - including shaved heads and lack of access to hormones.
Justice for Sisters is currently fundraising RM24,000 (7491.81 USD) and needs the money immediately. They are accepting PayPal donations at pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com . (I created the PayPal link - if that doesn’t work just manually put in pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com in the PayPal Send To address. Note the “PP.”!)
For more information, email them at justiceforsisters@gmail.com (note the lack of “pp.”).
Context: Trans women in Malaysia recently filed a groundbreaking court case asserting their civil rights.
From I AM YOU: Be A Trans Ally, a Malaysian social media campaign for trans* people and their supporters. Please pass the word!
EDIT: The first version of this had a typo - the original fine is actually RM950 not RM960 as I had written. The converted amount in USD is correct.

notyourexrotic:

Last Sunday, 17 trans women were arrested in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia were arrested at a local wedding simply for being trans. 16 of them were fined RM950 (296.55 USD) and sentenced to prison for 7 days. If they do not pay up the fine after 7 days they will be sentenced to prison for 6 months. One of the 17 was underage so she was let go, but she is now required to report to the Religious Department once a month for a year.

Justice for Sisters, a support and advocacy group for the rights of trans women in Malaysia, managed to secure a syariah-court lawyer to held these women appeal their sentences. The lawyer advised them to prepare RM1,500 (468.24 USD) per person as it is apparently a common practice for the court to ask for more money from detainees who appeal their sentences.

As their Malaysian ICs all say “male”, if imprisoned, they will be sent to men’s prison and treated as male prisoners - including shaved heads and lack of access to hormones.

Justice for Sisters is currently fundraising RM24,000 (7491.81 USD) and needs the money immediately. They are accepting PayPal donations at pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com(I created the PayPal link - if that doesn’t work just manually put in pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com in the PayPal Send To address. Note the “PP.”!)

For more information, email them at justiceforsisters@gmail.com (note the lack of “pp.”).

Context: Trans women in Malaysia recently filed a groundbreaking court case asserting their civil rights.

From I AM YOU: Be A Trans Ally, a Malaysian social media campaign for trans* people and their supporters. Please pass the word!

EDIT: The first version of this had a typo - the original fine is actually RM950 not RM960 as I had written. The converted amount in USD is correct.

louddmouthbrand:

Facebook and the world at large I am sharing this video to expose the excessive force by a Hammond Indiana police officer to my 17 year old niece Jada Glasper…she weighs less than 100 lbs soak and wet she was arrested, choked and punched in the face by a police officer accusing her of Jay walking when she refused the ticket due to her stating to the officer that she hadnt jaywalked…things escalated beyond the scope of the Law… As a concerned aunt and God Mother to my niece I am beyond furious and angry that our youth continues to be subject of discriminating actions by individuals and unregulated law enforcement officers that feel they can harm versus protect every day citizens especially a young 3.8 GPA.. honors student who is just starting to come into her young adulthood. Actions such as these leave me to feel extreme disgust for police officers that continue to display outright prejudices against our African American people. As a media personality and advocate for rights of all people…This will be the first of many public actions and civil rights awareness to combat the injustices to my niece and the many millions of youth such as Trayvon Martin & Mike Brown that’s has fallen victim to racial injustices. I am so blessed to say that Jada is alive and can speak for herself and bear witness to this unlawful treatment that occurred September 3 2014. I am summoning my extended relationships in friendships, family and social circles to share this posting and take action and speak up to put a end to this foolishness. Sincerely…Sabrina Sonny Jones-Smith advocate, producer and media personality of LouddMouth Radio..

louddmouthbrand:

Facebook and the world at large I am sharing this video to expose the excessive force by a Hammond Indiana police officer to my 17 year old niece Jada Glasper…she weighs less than 100 lbs soak and wet she was arrested, choked and punched in the face by a police officer accusing her of Jay walking when she refused the ticket due to her stating to the officer that she hadnt jaywalked…things escalated beyond the scope of the Law… As a concerned aunt and God Mother to my niece I am beyond furious and angry that our youth continues to be subject of discriminating actions by individuals and unregulated law enforcement officers that feel they can harm versus protect every day citizens especially a young 3.8 GPA.. honors student who is just starting to come into her young adulthood. Actions such as these leave me to feel extreme disgust for police officers that continue to display outright prejudices against our African American people. As a media personality and advocate for rights of all people…This will be the first of many public actions and civil rights awareness to combat the injustices to my niece and the many millions of youth such as Trayvon Martin & Mike Brown that’s has fallen victim to racial injustices. I am so blessed to say that Jada is alive and can speak for herself and bear witness to this unlawful treatment that occurred September 3 2014. I am summoning my extended relationships in friendships, family and social circles to share this posting and take action and speak up to put a end to this foolishness. Sincerely…Sabrina Sonny Jones-Smith advocate, producer and media personality of LouddMouth Radio..

angrywocunited:

Instead of casting Zoe “Colorblind” Saldana to play Nina Simone, they should cast the amazing Adepero Oduye. 

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  • Adepero Oduye looks EXACTLY like Nina Simone. 
  • She’s an incredible actress (Pls watch Pariah and 12 Years a Slave). 

It’s frustrating that not even a dark skinned black woman can be casted for the role of a dark skinned dark skinned black woman.

Hollywhite strikes again.