1. 08:41 18th Apr 2014

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    poc-creators:

    yanettkawsani:

    Hello friends!

    Help a young filmmaker raise money to buy his equipment back.

    This is my good friend Maurice Keyes who I went to film school with. During one of his gigs a few weeks ago his entire equipment got stolen and he is looking for funds. Not only do I say this as a friend but as a fellow young filmmaker, I support and see so much potential in him.

    Here are a few Behind The Scenes photos I took during his thesis film shoot last year.

    If you have some spare money, please support this young Black filmmaker and take a look at his work on the Indiegogo page

    If anything, please pass this around. 

    Love-

    Yanett

    please help out a Black Filmmaker.

    P.S my condolences go to him, that’s awful his film equipment got stolen.

     
  2. 08:38

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    Reblogged from blackamazon

    inothernews:

    allisonunsupervised:

    coolchicksfromhistory:

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    mildhorror:

    Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

    Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

    Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

    Signal boost

    So hey, #education…

    I love these.  Love them.  And for a great cause.

     
  3. 09:52 15th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from moniquill

    If you’re not losing friends then you’re not growing up.
    — Snoop Dogg (via sensxal-bliss)
     
  4. 07:39

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    tashabilities:

roboluvsunicorn:

tentacuddles:

zuky:

poodleduke:

yungtoothpic:

Dad goals

that’s the cutest demonstration of wingchun i have seen my entire life

Gently demonstrating two dozen blocks, traps, intercepts and strikes in a few seconds — an early and advanced education for a child who will likely grow up with an acute eye and feel for how the body works.

OH MY GOSH I saw the video for this and nearly cried! The best part is taht she’s having fun but over time you can see she gets more and more serious about it and aahhhhh~

Wing Chun daddy, forever reblog. Oh hey, the video.

I might wanna learn this.

    tashabilities:

    roboluvsunicorn:

    tentacuddles:

    zuky:

    poodleduke:

    yungtoothpic:

    Dad goals

    that’s the cutest demonstration of wingchun i have seen my entire life

    Gently demonstrating two dozen blocks, traps, intercepts and strikes in a few seconds — an early and advanced education for a child who will likely grow up with an acute eye and feel for how the body works.

    OH MY GOSH I saw the video for this and nearly cried! The best part is taht she’s having fun but over time you can see she gets more and more serious about it and aahhhhh~

    Wing Chun daddy, forever reblog. Oh hey, the video.

    I might wanna learn this.

    (Source: 4gifs)

     
  5. 07:36

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    Reblogged from tashabilities

    thefreelioness:

    Must Know: 7 Rules for Recording Police (All verbiage credited to Steve Silverman at Reason)

     
  6. 07:33

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    sourcedumal:

    shuttersmiley:

    sourcedumal:

    boredandmoist:

    sourcedumal:

    dantethescrub:

    brianbuster:

    mahjongnookulus:

    Green ranger’s been watching Lucha Libre, I see.

    Yo, that’s hella dope.

    so clean, rey mysterio 1995/6 clean

    Oh shit son. Doc is about that life!

    I didn’t even know you could land on your feet after doing that move…

    Oh, you haven’t watched much Japanese wrestling and Lucha Libre.

    Shit is wild.

    I mean, look at that. His hands didn’t touch the ground before his feet did. That suit actor is magic and no one can tell me otherwise.

    I’m betting he had some training with Japanese wrestlers yo. Cus damn

    Core. Fucking. Strength.
    Damn.

    (Source: tvcm)

     
  7. 07:26

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    blaquerose:

    It’s getting down to the wire, and you’re probably going to get tired of seeing this post but we need the starter money to help get this business going! Please if you can donate to our IndieGogo campaign so @everythingrhymeswithalcohol and I can start a plus size clothing store. We want to be able to give plus size women an option in clothing that isn’t as expensive as Torrid or Lane Bryant. Please check out the campaign and throw a few dollars our way!

     
  8. 16:12 12th Apr 2014

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    the-three-claws:

    quickweaves:

    Being southern is really funny cause were inherently fake as hell “bless your heart” is THE shadiest sentence in the entire lexicon of americanized english  

    /People have no idea./

    oh man.

     
  9. 16:11

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    fatbodypolitics:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.
Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

So basically look at this photo of kidnapped babies.

    fatbodypolitics:

    freedominwickedness:

    saturnineaqua:

    intheindigo:

    shanellbklyn:

    historicaltimes:

    Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

    This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

    ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

    what?!

    Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.

    Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

    So basically look at this photo of kidnapped babies.

     
  10. 16:10

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    Reblogged from andisbetter

    Hey ford.  Fuck you for reinforcing body shaming.

    Hey ford.  Fuck you for reinforcing body shaming.

     
  11. 16:07

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    Reblogged from masteradept

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    kararikue:

bemasculinenewyork:

Marlon28Bushwick, Brooklyn
——————-
"If the fact that I am a male is not enough to “be masculine" then, obviously to “be masculine” is performance… and for me it has always been a high-pressure performance, that has always been terribly acted. One of my first performances was after being confronted by other boys at school. As I clutch my home-made Spice Girls Trapper Keeper to my chest, these boys tell me to “man up” cause “your acting like fag or something” and I… not even fully aware of what “fag” means, tense up and take from these guys their mumbling, yet aggressive, yet inarticulate cues as to how to behave in order to avoid continued questioning and embarrassment – I take those cues and perform, the only way I know how… I look down, purse my lips, lean back and say, “Psssh, Dude, Whaaat? Dude…Fag? What?”
Whenever I actively try to “be masculine” it feels like that type of pressure again… and confusion, always wondering why; even though I have a dick, being male alone is not enough to “be masculine”.  
I haven’t worked very much on my performance skills, these days I go back to what I did as a kid. I dumb myself down to bro myself up. But in doing this, I realize that 90% of the examples of responsibility, leadership, power, loyalty, safety, sacrifice and achievement in my life have been displayed by women. Many of the examples of masculinity I’ve seen in my life have been of reticence, destruction and arbitrary aggression. This is not to say that men are all destructive, they’re not, I love men, they’re great, but I place no premium on this sense of masculinity- I can be powerful without having to “be masculine.” A strong brow and a nude lip are enough for me to pay homage to those- teachers, my mom, Hillary Clinton, etc- who’ve proven with their lives that being masculine is literally just for show.”

We as femme cis men have a very complicated relationship with masculinity. We are often very attracted to it but have consistently been unable to attain it. This gets even more complicated when we involve race, and our attraction to and rejection by white masculinity.
However, notice how quickly we use transmisogyny and cissexism to try and shimmy our way into the Boys Club of Masculinity.
He mentions how having a dick and (therefore) being male hasn’t been enough to afford him masculinity.
It’s a lament that charged with pain and a history of exclusion. But it does not change the fact that equating penis with maleness is incredibly cissexist and in particular, incredibly transmisogynistic.
But he is not alone in doing that. Hell, I’ve done so in the past.
Femme cis men, we gotta do better.
When we base our maleness on our penises, we erase the existence of our femme trans brother. When we base our maleness on our penises, we have committed an act of violence on our trans sisters and trans feminine siblings.
And all for what? To be accepted as a lesser form of maleness? To be dirty secrets whispered only between 12 and 3 am?
We gotta do better y’all. We seriously do.

    kararikue:

    bemasculinenewyork:

    Marlon
    28
    Bushwick, Brooklyn

    ——————-

    "If the fact that I am a male is not enough to “be masculine" then, obviously to “be masculine” is performance… and for me it has always been a high-pressure performance, that has always been terribly acted. One of my first performances was after being confronted by other boys at school. As I clutch my home-made Spice Girls Trapper Keeper to my chest, these boys tell me to “man up” cause “your acting like fag or something” and I… not even fully aware of what “fag” means, tense up and take from these guys their mumbling, yet aggressive, yet inarticulate cues as to how to behave in order to avoid continued questioning and embarrassment – I take those cues and perform, the only way I know how… I look down, purse my lips, lean back and say, “Psssh, Dude, Whaaat? Dude…Fag? What?”

    Whenever I actively try to “be masculine” it feels like that type of pressure again… and confusion, always wondering why; even though I have a dick, being male alone is not enough to “be masculine”.  

    I haven’t worked very much on my performance skills, these days I go back to what I did as a kid. I dumb myself down to bro myself up. But in doing this, I realize that 90% of the examples of responsibility, leadership, power, loyalty, safety, sacrifice and achievement in my life have been displayed by women. Many of the examples of masculinity I’ve seen in my life have been of reticence, destruction and arbitrary aggression. This is not to say that men are all destructive, they’re not, I love men, they’re great, but I place no premium on this sense of masculinity- I can be powerful without having to “be masculine.” A strong brow and a nude lip are enough for me to pay homage to those- teachers, my mom, Hillary Clinton, etc- who’ve proven with their lives that being masculine is literally just for show.”

    We as femme cis men have a very complicated relationship with masculinity. We are often very attracted to it but have consistently been unable to attain it. This gets even more complicated when we involve race, and our attraction to and rejection by white masculinity.

    However, notice how quickly we use transmisogyny and cissexism to try and shimmy our way into the Boys Club of Masculinity.

    He mentions how having a dick and (therefore) being male hasn’t been enough to afford him masculinity.

    It’s a lament that charged with pain and a history of exclusion. But it does not change the fact that equating penis with maleness is incredibly cissexist and in particular, incredibly transmisogynistic.

    But he is not alone in doing that. Hell, I’ve done so in the past.

    Femme cis men, we gotta do better.

    When we base our maleness on our penises, we erase the existence of our femme trans brother. When we base our maleness on our penises, we have committed an act of violence on our trans sisters and trans feminine siblings.

    And all for what? To be accepted as a lesser form of maleness? To be dirty secrets whispered only between 12 and 3 am?

    We gotta do better y’all. We seriously do.

     
  12. 16:05

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    Reblogged from masteradept

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    hotrufftrade:

sonofbaldwin:

#Facts

Think about this shit.

    hotrufftrade:

    sonofbaldwin:

    #Facts

    Think about this shit.

     
  13. 16:04

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    Reblogged from sweetcheesyjesus

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    masteradept:

ladymargo:

chazzfox:

cijithegeek:

kyssthis16:

yeezysdisciple:

youngbertreynolds:

thempress:



Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

who paying for these canvases or the art programs so these kids can have that? Why should it matter if these run down buildings that never get fixed up anyway get graffiti’d? 

Therein lies the issue. Art programs, both visual and performance based, are the first programs to be cut. Canvas ain’t cheap. Neither are the supplies. Much of the graffiti that takes place IS on buildings that are run down. The gov’t didn’t place any value on these properties and yet get pissy with dudes “vandalizing” their shit. You can’t have it both ways, ya dig. 

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.
One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.
First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.
There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

This whole post…I just find it really interesting! And sad, too, but good thing to read.

The rule is black folks do it first, it’s trash, low-class. White folks do it twenty years later, they’ve discovered it and it’s a genius innovation.

The bold. 

    masteradept:

    ladymargo:

    chazzfox:

    cijithegeek:

    kyssthis16:

    yeezysdisciple:

    youngbertreynolds:

    thempress:

    image

    Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

    who paying for these canvases or the art programs so these kids can have that? Why should it matter if these run down buildings that never get fixed up anyway get graffiti’d? 

    Therein lies the issue. Art programs, both visual and performance based, are the first programs to be cut. Canvas ain’t cheap. Neither are the supplies. Much of the graffiti that takes place IS on buildings that are run down. The gov’t didn’t place any value on these properties and yet get pissy with dudes “vandalizing” their shit. You can’t have it both ways, ya dig. 

    My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.

    One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.

    First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.

    There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

    This whole post…I just find it really interesting! And sad, too, but good thing to read.

    The rule is black folks do it first, it’s trash, low-class. White folks do it twenty years later, they’ve discovered it and it’s a genius innovation.

    The bold. 

    (Source: vandalslife)

     
  14. 15:50

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    Reblogged from biyuti

    biyuti:

    oberlinsic:

    biyuti:

    international-twoc-gathering:

    WE ARE SO CLOSE! Only 16 hours left and $1500 to our goal! Please donate and help spread the word!!!!

    As a quick note: since we are so close to the goal, pls consider the following:

    If we make the goal and only have to pay the 4% service fee (instead of the 9%), this saves enough money that we literally can get one extra person to come out to this.

    I believe in all of you. We can do this!

    12 hours left to raise $844! Please donate and/or share if you can!

    omg. getting so close.

    you are all fucking amazing.

    keep boosting (and donating)!!!!

     
  15. 15:49

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    Reblogged from nezua