Phillip Agnew of The Dream Defenders. The Dream Defenders is a human rights organization that’s building leadership and power among young people of colour to challenge racism in their communities.Phillip Agnew on All In

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Black trans women are also victims of this same violence targeting black men and black cis women. This genocide is all inclusive. And transmisogynistic violence is heavily racialized. 

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Apparently, in an attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything less than innocent, people have been spreading an image of an armed 17-year-old Joda Cain around the web and claiming that it’s Michael Brown.

Joda Cain is accused of murder in my home state of Oregon, and has literally jack shit to do with the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri. THESE ARE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE. Anyone using the above image as “proof” that Michael Brown “deserved” to be shot should be called out for defamation, and promptly thrown down a spiral staircase. 

The bottom photo is the real Michael Brown. He was called a “gentle giant” by friends and family. He was unarmed and innocent, and he was murdered by a police officer after being shot more than seven times at close range. Witnesses, including a friend who was with him at the time of the shooting, all agree that he was doing nothing deserving of such violent actions from the officer who gunned him down. 

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#Lauryn Hill 

when someone calls a white person “cracker”


when someone calls a white person “cracker”

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"Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society."

Angela Davis, activist, author, educator

Happy 70th birthday to one of my favorite sheroes ever! 

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I believe in black love. (x) (x) (x)

I don’t kno all of them. but I love the photoset and I only wish there were more.

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Bhumika, although not a courtesan film in the strict sense in that the lead character is no associated with a brothel at any time and her sexuality is not potentially for sale, nevertheless deserves to be considered here for a number of reasons. The films raises many of the same issues—about art, entertainment, and female sexuality as economy—as those films in which the central character is a prostitute. (In an interesting link made between acting and prostitution, it might be pointed out that even prostitutes were unwilling to appear in movies of the 1930s, the time-frame of this film.) Based on the on the life of Hansa Wadkar, a famous Marathi stage and film actress of the 1930s, Bhumika explores the tortuous labyrinths of female subjectivity. The film has many explicitly ties to the the generic features we have isolated as specific to the courtesan film: a biographical approach to the subject, an extremely complicated plot structure, a matriarchal setup that is both supportive and oppressive, songs and dances rendered through a female performer-heroine, and the work-money-sexuality nexus.

Moreover, the very title of the film raises intriguing questions about impersonation and identity. Whose “role” is being referred to here? Are we to understand the word in terms of the diverse roles an actress plays in the course of her career? Or is reference being made to a female role, the parameters of which are socially designated and which the heroine rebels against by her “promiscuity” and yet adheres to naively? Or perhaps we are to go further and consider the role of the cinema as a national archive of bygone eras? A self-reflexive film, Bhumika pays obvious homage to the Bombay cinema, recreating the studio atmosphere of the thirties and forties. Its intricate intertextual network provides the proper ground to explore a woman’s artistic and sexual longings. 

Sumita S. Chakravarty
   National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema 1947-1987 

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Welp called this yesterday! Knew they were going to flip this shit!

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I saw this on my twitter timeline …
Just let this sink in please ….

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New Orleans, 1968




New Orleans, 1968


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Reactions to Barack Obama’s statement on Ferguson

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