14 9 / 2014

"The axe forgets; the tree remembers."

African proverb (via futurepharaohs)

The axe forgets, but the tree remembers- Shona Proverb (Zimbabwe & Zambia)

The axe forgets, the tree does not forget- Swahili proverb

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Reblogged not only for the great quote, but also the additions. “African Proverb” is about as ridiculous as “Asian Proverb” or “European Proverb”. Africa is a huge continent with many extremely diverse cultures. Let’s try to avoid homogenizing it.

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(Source: journalofanobody, via feministbatwoman)

14 9 / 2014

thisradicalchange:


We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.
And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice. 
I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."

State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.
She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixon — to the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.
Full video of Senator Chappelle-Nadal’s speech is available for download here (.wmv format). 

thisradicalchange:

We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.

And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice.

I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."

State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.

She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixonto the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.

Full video of Senator Chappelle-Nadal’s speech is available for download here (.wmv format). 

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14 9 / 2014

myqueersexytime:

Trigger Warning

theamazingindi:

tombstone-hero:

Please Share This

Thousands of Tumblr users have been misled by a post suggesting that an unidentified elementary school girl was battered and sexually assaulted by her classmates only to have authorities excuse it as “rough housing”. This story is awful and provokes anger amongst its readers, as it should. However it’s a LIE

This article smelled “off” when I read it because it clearly stated that the mother withheld her daughter’s name to save her from humiliation. Which made the photo of the girl seem off. Why hide her name if you’ll show her face? That’s because this isn’t an article on CNN like the post suggests and that little girl isn’t a sexual assault victim. You’re looking at a photo of Makayla McEvoy. She was 7 when this photo was taken in 2012 after she survived a Kangaroo attack.

Little miss McEvoy is an Australian animal attack survivor. She is NOT an American rape victim from Georgia (thank God)

The artificial news story was fabricated by a Tumblr user called dropmycumberbritches (who now goes by vegetableighs since handing the account off to someone else to avoid heat) After posting the artificial story to raise awareness to Rape Culture, the Tumblr user then celebrated and sang their own praise. Luckily another Tumble user, untrue-posts, found the article, did some digging and reblogged the initial post with the real info.

However, the original post is still picking up speed and is sitting comfortably at 20k+ posts. Please, spread this news and let everyone know that there is not a Georgian rape victim going uncared for. Instead, there’s a poor Australian girl who was attacked by a Kangaroo in 2012 who recovered, only to have her face used for some else’s agenda.

please reblog, several people posted this story and it’s fucking horrible someone would use this as a prop.

14 9 / 2014

fullten:

When little black girls, especially little black dark skin girls, enter this world it is very clear, the rules are made very aware, who is beautiful, and valued, and who is not. Simply because we are black, simply because we are not white, we are deemed inferior, unintelligent, and ugly. 

You would rather paint your white women brown, then dare allow a black woman exist and be deemed as beautiful. It is not our place to be called beautiful unless there is a catch, unless there is an asterisk. “You’re pretty!*” 

*for a black girl 

You will spend money tanning, but call black women monkeys and ‘dirty’, our hair styles are ghetto, till your magazine has a step by step tutorial on how to achieve the same look, so it’s not ghetto, it’s just ghetto on us. It ‘works’ on you. 

We are taught certain rules when we are young, ‘You look so much prettier with straight hair!’ ‘Oh, thank god she light skin,’ ‘Don’t stay out in the sun you’ll look burnt,’ ‘Yeah but that hair isn’t professional-‘ 

We are taught to hide, to assimilate, to be close to whiteness because whiteness is acceptable and we are not. We get these rules as children. So to grow up, learning and adapting to these rules, and then seeing white people praised for stealing our culture, our dress,

if a photo of us dressed like that appeared on the news, people would say any injustice we faced, was deserved, ‘look at them, dressed like that.’

But you can wear it, freely, without judgement, without risk. No one would say you deserved to die. No one would give your killer half of a million dollars, as basically a congratulations, a pat on the back, for murdering you. 

Just our natural being is a threat to you, we are born villains to you. We possess this great threat, but at the same time, you look down on us, expect us to be stupid, low class, dirty… we are not on your level, you still see us as your servants in your culture, but pretend to be the gods in ours. 

It’s confusing. It’s confusing to be a black woman, to be made a joke, and all the punch lines, our hair, skin tone, lips, body… you try to imitate, but it’s not that, it isn’t, it’s our very existence that’s a joke to you. And if you are white, and reading this, and offended, 

Fuck you. 

Fuck you, fuck your whole ancestry line, and fuck your future generations. 

top image from here 

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14 9 / 2014

tgwtgsecrets:

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14 9 / 2014

aktx:

tarntino:

me: *sees a white boy* *locks my car doors*

white boy: *knocks on window* what would you be doing if I was in there with you ;)

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13 9 / 2014

angrygirlcomics:

thewitchesofmisspelled:

hellboundwitch:

MisSpelled is the tale of five very different young women who must learn to work together after they mysteriously acquire magical powers.

The girls will have to save themselves and each other from their own magical mistakes. A dark comedy with lives on the line, MisSpelled is a thrilling and comical journey for five young women who aren’t necessarily down for the ride. With a new dark presence growing in power, will they be able to save themselves from impending doom? They don’t know, but they can google it.

An exciting adventure with mystery, murder and magic! MisSpelled is not your typical witch show. With a diverse cast, comedy and thrilling twists — MisSpelled is something you need to see to believe. 

Y’all. Remember how excited we were about MisSpelled? “A new show about witches? Witches of colour, even?? And it’s not even my birthday, or Halloween!!”

Well, they’ve posted everything they’ve got to youtube — a promologue, and four episodes — and now they’re running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the rest of the series. If it’s not successful, then we don’t get any more of the show. Which would suck.

I am asking you guys — begging you, even — to go support the Kickstarter if you can. If every one of my followers pledged $20, then they’d be funded immediately. But even if you can only spare $5, that still gets you thanks on the website and a download of the music from the show!

There are several $12 Charm Bag Tiers, each based around a different character. The charm bags include a tarot card with the character on it (you can see an in-progress sketch of some of the art for the cards in the photoset), a bloodstone, a spell written by the character, and some charms.

And for $20, you can pick a charm bag, get thanked on the site, download the music and the first season after its finale.

Even if you can’t pledge, signal boost this. Go watch the show on youtube. Tell everyone! We have 19 days and counting to make this a success.

Fly my pretties~

hellboundwitch = queen.

MAKE THIS AWESOME WOC WITCH SHOW A FULLY REALIZED THING Y’ALL IM BEGGING YOU

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13 9 / 2014

shorm:

hunky-bat:

dang-dawg:

serious question why do cis het kinksters somehow think they’re “queer”

Because they see us as deviants from the norm with inherently kinky sexual practices duh

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13 9 / 2014

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13 9 / 2014

breenewsome:

Let me recap what happened 1 month ago in #Ferguson lest anyone forget: 1) People witnessed Ofc. Darren Wilson shoot #MikeBrown multiple times and even blow his brains out at close range even though Mike Brown had his hands up.  2) Ofc. Darren Wilson never called in to report the shooting nor did he call for an ambulance. 3) Mike Brown lay uncovered in the middle of the street in full view of residents for quite some time.  4) Mike Brown’s body was loaded into the back of an unmarked black SUV 5) Ferguson PD never called the shooting into St Louis Dispatch. They only requested backup for crowd control because residents reacted with outrage to the unfolding situation  6) When police backup arrived, they came carrying assault rifles. 7) After washing Mike Brown’s blood off the street, a memorial sprang up at the site with residents placing candles and flowers at the spot where he died 8) Police rolled over the memorial and the lit candles with their vehicles. Outraged residents blocked the street to block anymore cop cars from entering the neighborhood  9) Police responded by bringing German Shepherds and an armored vehicle.  10) Photos of the standoff between police with German shepherds barking at unarmed but defiant citizens began making rounds on the internet as residents posted the events on twitter in real time  11) Residents refused to back down and police eventually retreated from the neighborhood. That was just DAY ONE.  #policethepolice #handsup #dontshoot

breenewsome:

Let me recap what happened 1 month ago in #Ferguson lest anyone forget:
1) People witnessed Ofc. Darren Wilson shoot #MikeBrown multiple times and even blow his brains out at close range even though Mike Brown had his hands up.
2) Ofc. Darren Wilson never called in to report the shooting nor did he call for an ambulance.
3) Mike Brown lay uncovered in the middle of the street in full view of residents for quite some time.
4) Mike Brown’s body was loaded into the back of an unmarked black SUV
5) Ferguson PD never called the shooting into St Louis Dispatch. They only requested backup for crowd control because residents reacted with outrage to the unfolding situation
6) When police backup arrived, they came carrying assault rifles.
7) After washing Mike Brown’s blood off the street, a memorial sprang up at the site with residents placing candles and flowers at the spot where he died
8) Police rolled over the memorial and the lit candles with their vehicles. Outraged residents blocked the street to block anymore cop cars from entering the neighborhood
9) Police responded by bringing German Shepherds and an armored vehicle.
10) Photos of the standoff between police with German shepherds barking at unarmed but defiant citizens began making rounds on the internet as residents posted the events on twitter in real time
11) Residents refused to back down and police eventually retreated from the neighborhood. That was just DAY ONE.
#policethepolice #handsup #dontshoot