socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka Black Twitter Wins Again (with some nice Ally Assists), aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 2. #staywoke

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ratchetmelancholy:

White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective. 

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The basis of most arguments against trans people is that we are not who we say we are, that we are always and only the gender that we were assigned at birth. And so much of that is about having a sense of certainty around gender, that when you were born with a certain set of genitalia, then that must dictate your entire life, and the reality is that that’s not trueA lot of people are not comfortable with that, because then that means they have to begin to question who they are.- Laverne Cox

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zsusz:

r///enewal (2014, ceramics)

Based upon the Japanese practice of Kintsugi, which aims to commemorate breakage and transform it into a pivotal structural feature rather than damage, moss was utilised to repair a broken ceramic bowl. By replacing the usual gold lacquer, botany was incorporated into the piece, allowing the material to be taken over and surrendered into growth. The moss actively overtakes and incorporates the destroyed scraps of clay into itself. 

 

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blackfashion:

AFROCENTRIC
Stephanie Omens
Atlanta, GA
photographer : omens
I.G @stephanieBIJOUX

blackfashion:

AFROCENTRIC

Stephanie Omens

Atlanta, GA

photographer : omens

I.G @stephanieBIJOUX

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torisoulphoenix:

myhiphopmelody:

sourcedumal:

cradily:

drakeovograham:

Do y’all know how fucking sad this makes me? leave people alone. This literally made me cry. FUCKING LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE?! I hate this world. Too fucked up, even for me



you guys!!!!!!! this turned out to be a nice story for once!!!!! so many people were saying nice things about her that she ended up makin an instagram just to see them!!!

YAY!!!!!! I’m glad she got so much love and support!!!

Yay!Protect black girls man.

Love this.    :D

torisoulphoenix:

myhiphopmelody:

sourcedumal:

cradily:

drakeovograham:

Do y’all know how fucking sad this makes me? leave people alone. This literally made me cry. FUCKING LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE?! I hate this world. Too fucked up, even for me

you guys!!!!!!! this turned out to be a nice story for once!!!!! so many people were saying nice things about her that she ended up makin an instagram just to see them!!!

YAY!!!!!! I’m glad she got so much love and support!!!

Yay!
Protect black girls man.

Love this.    :D

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lamusenoire:

A Glamtastic Flashback: Designer Oscar De La Renta and Oprah Winfrey attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010

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lamusenoire:

A Glamtastic Flashback: Designer Oscar De La Renta and Oprah Winfrey attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010

Photo: Getty Images

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Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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mysharona1987:

jamarrob:

thoughtsareextraordinary:

WOW

my mama always taught us to do this 👌

I’m reblogging this because this could actually save someone one day.

mysharona1987:

jamarrob:

thoughtsareextraordinary:

WOW

my mama always taught us to do this 👌

I’m reblogging this because this could actually save someone one day.

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Orphan Black Meme

7/8 visually beautiful scenes - every scene in Alison’s craft room.

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konoto:

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castielsteenwolf:

pr1nceshawn:

The evolution of Halloween costumes for girls…

this is really important

This is why I get upset about the sexy costumes at Halloween.  Not because you don’t have the right to be sexy—you absolutely, absolutely do.  But because while you might be able to find costume #3 in a tween size in each of these rows, I can guarantee that in almost all cases, you will not find costume #2 in a teen or adult size.

Babies/toddlers get to be cute.  Kids/tweens get to be fun and spooky and still have modesty, if they want it.  Teens who aren’t on the small end are already getting the sexy, even if they really just want fun, spooky, and a skirt that goes below mid-thigh.  And adults?  LOL nope it’s sexy or nothing.

Everyone who is of an age to want sexy should be allowed to have sexy.  But “not sexy” should always be on the table as well, because sometimes you just want to be warm and cozy and filling a pillowcase with strangercandy.

I love it when society would call girls sluts for dressing like that and at the same time they refuse to offer girls any other kind of halloween costumes.

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protect women of color at all costs

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