braids are so pretty
"We need to recognize that for some people sex is great and for some sex is horrific and for some it’s on par with folding laundry."
This is a critical part of sex positivity that tends to be overlooked. Let’s celebrate empowering amazing sex and the choice to not have sex, or only have certain kinds of sex.
Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement.
"There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”
from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.
Samuel L. Jackson
Sam still took that paycheck though…(via youngblackandvegan)
Michelle Rodriguez laying down truths
That third gif also sums up the reason why so many queer women in fiction get treated like shit and why we barely get acknowledged as existing at all
These pathetic excuses for writers have no idea how to write a woman who doesn’t want to fuck a man
Pararmount has revealed a first look at Ava DuVernay’s upcoming film Selma, telling the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s (David Oyelowo) historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people - a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
This is our first look at Oyelowo (The Butler, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as Dr. King as well as some of the supporting members of the cast including (see below) Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King. Additional cast members include Keith Stanfield, Andre Holland, Omar J. Dorsey, Tessa Thompson, Colman Domingo, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Giovanni Ribisi and Stephan James.
Paramount has already set a December 25 release for the film.
Navy discharges African-American sailor for refusing to cut off her natural hair.
man, black people just get it every where…i’m sick of this
Im in the Navy and this shit is an everyday struggle. If you have any kind of frizz to your hair they want you to “fix” it. I can put a whole jar of gel in my hair and it still wont lay down but they dont understand that. They tried to force me to cut all of my hair off with the threat of going to Captain’s Mast (basically Navy court) for not doing what they said. Every time I went and got braids they forced me to take them out only to complain about my real hair being too poofy. You cannot win in the Navy with natural hair. It’s always a problem but everyone else with european hair can walk around with the most fucked up buns you’ve ever seen in your fucking life and it’s not a problem. All of it is pure bullshit.