be-blackstar:

bellecosby:

hoetonsinthenucleyaaas:

bellecosby:

*Fred Phelps dies* 

Tumblr: WOOOP 

*Joan Rivers dies*

Tumblr: well, I mean she had a family…

I have to unfollow you at this point for this. Like, they’re not the same. Joan has said some awful things but some of the shit I see YOU post ain’t so holy. And not to mention, Fred Phelps is another level of active racism and prejudice. If you didn’t care about her so much, shut the fuck up and ignore her death.

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LOL. I love that this where people have decided to draw their moral lines. 

Joan Rivers says Palestinians deserve to die, is racist, slut-shames, and is transmisogynistic 

*crickets*

*bellecosby points out that Joan Rivers was a terrible person* 

OH! I have to unfollow you now, have some decency! 


y’all play WAY too fucking much. just say it: “it bothers me that my fave was terrible.”

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lacienegasmiled:

Michael Jackson’s medical records from January 1984 show that he had recently been diagnosed with discoid lupus.
Discoid lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body fights against itself, and Jackson’s expressed itself in hair loss, scalp infections, pleurisy in his lungs, skin rashes, skin lesions, joint pain and it would seem his vitiligo was also an expression of his lupus. Vitiligo is a common side autoimmune disease to many sufferers of lupus.
So when people tell you that Michael Jackson bleached himself into his vitiligo, ask them how he managed to get his medical records from 1984 to reflect that he had been suffering from a more severe form of autoimmune disease all along, and if he faked his vitiligo, did he also fake his lupus back then to the extent he had to take medication to ensure his pleurisy wouldn’t return, medication to stem the hair and skin issues, and also that he was already seeing a rhuematologist for joint issues all the way back then, during the height of his fame?
At some point people need to accept that they were very very wrong about him.

lacienegasmiled:

Michael Jackson’s medical records from January 1984 show that he had recently been diagnosed with discoid lupus.

Discoid lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body fights against itself, and Jackson’s expressed itself in hair loss, scalp infections, pleurisy in his lungs, skin rashes, skin lesions, joint pain and it would seem his vitiligo was also an expression of his lupus. Vitiligo is a common side autoimmune disease to many sufferers of lupus.

So when people tell you that Michael Jackson bleached himself into his vitiligo, ask them how he managed to get his medical records from 1984 to reflect that he had been suffering from a more severe form of autoimmune disease all along, and if he faked his vitiligo, did he also fake his lupus back then to the extent he had to take medication to ensure his pleurisy wouldn’t return, medication to stem the hair and skin issues, and also that he was already seeing a rhuematologist for joint issues all the way back then, during the height of his fame?

At some point people need to accept that they were very very wrong about him.

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2 weeks ago 2,488 notes

Prison Culture » Erasing Fannie Lou and Other Black Women Victimized By Police…


Another man/boy shot (not again). Unarmed (his black skin is weaponized). Killed by cops (since slavery). The terrible ever-expanding litany of names: Amadou, Sean, Oscar, Rodney, Trayvon, Michael… We’re on a first name basis (excruciatingly familiar). Collective mourning and grief ensue (my tear ducts are dried out; there’s only rage). Calls for justice in the black community (justice is prosecution and prison). #BlackLivesMatter on a social media loop (numbing). We are trying to convince ourselves that it’s true (we don’t fully believe it). Please make it true (it’s a symbolic prayer).

In the background, a faint sound (a whisper). Aiyanna, Tyisha, Renisha, Rekia (background noise). Woman/girls shot (do they shoot black girls & women?). Unarmed (her skin is a bullet magnet). Killed by cops (since slavery). They are not household names (excruciatingly unfamiliar). A few people mourn (silently). Some calls for justice (more prosecutions and prison). #BlackLivesMatter? (But which ones?)

You’re so selfish. This isn’t the right time, the voice intones. Is that voice in my head? I can’t tell. There never seems to be a ‘right’ time to remember the names of murdered black women (never). Sadness and grief threaten to overwhelm (so tired). Stubbornly I remember (an act of defiance).

In 1999, Tyisha Miller was on her way to a party with her cousin when her car got a flat tire. They pulled into a gas station in downtown Riverside, California. Her cousin went to get help and left Tyisha who had been drinking alone in the car. Miller apparently passed out with the doors locked. She had a handgun on her lap.
A few minutes later, four Riverside police officers (all of them white) who had been called to the scene tried to wake Tyisha to no avail.

They smashed the driver’s side window and chaos ensued. At least one of the cops thought that he saw Tyisha reach for her gun. The officers fired 27 shots into the car and Miller was hit 12 times. She died.

Black people are always reaching for guns…

In the mugshot photo, Fannie Lou Hamer has her arms up in the universal surrender pose (or is it universal?).

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The photo circulates on social media. Re-purposed and remixed for a new generation to memorialize a 21st century police execution. The sampled track of a new freedom song. “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” the protesters chant.

Fannie Lou stares back at us from behind the lens (hands up, don’t shoot?). What percentage of people who see the mugshot (without the explanatory text) know of Mrs. Hamer, let alone her abuse by police? (15%).

The monster is insatiable and needs to be constantly fed. More images from black struggle, more trafficking in black death (blackness is property; we don’t belong to ourselves). Hungry for more… to consume and exploit. Black suffering erased again. Fannie Lou’s suffering invisible and (un)felt. Mrs. Hamer warned us: “A black woman’s body was never hers alone.” Our bodies are common property still; no boundaries bound to be respected. The cause is bigger than individual pain (right?).

Tell us what happened to you in Winona, Mrs. Hamer? (can the dead talk?). Danielle McGuire tells the story:

After being arrested with other Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activists for desegregating a restaurant, Hamer received a savage and sexually abusive beating by the Winona police. “You bitch,” one officer yelled, “we going to make you wish you was dead.” He ordered two black inmates to beat Hamer with “a long wide blackjack,” while other patrolmen battered “her head and other parts of her body.” As they assaulted her, Hamer felt them repeatedly “pull my dress over my head and try to feel under my clothes.” She attempted to pull her dress down during the brutal attack in order to “preserve some respectability through the horror and disgrace.” Hamer told this story on national television at the Democratic National Convention in 1964 and continued to tell it “until the day she died,” offering her testimony of the sexual and racial injustice of segregation.’”(p.910)

Some say that you purposely underplayed the sexual violence associated with the beating that you received in jail, Mrs Hamer (were you ashamed? you did nothing wrong). Black women are also victims of police violence. The beat goes on. Is it the right time to bring this up yet?

2 weeks ago  #prison #prison industrial complex #us prison system #police brutality #fannie lou hamer #black women #black lives matter  56 notes

you can say whatever you want. sure.

be prepared to get cussed out.

be prepared to get punched in the face.

be prepared to get schooled.

in short, there are consequences, and you kinda don’t get to have an attitude about them.

2 weeks ago 3 notes
crankyskirt:

So Jay Electronica and his heiress boo-thang broke up.
Something I wonder: why come people stay talking about Erykah and her good-good’s gravitational pull, and yet nobody wonders how this Ernie-from-Sesame-Street-in-real-life muhfucka has managed to get at women either more talented or more monied than he deserves.
Like, Erykah I can see spinning spiderwebs of earthly and celestial delights between her thighs, but this dude? He looks like he could use a whole plastic tub of that yellow shea butter they sell on the street and still end up with ashy ankles.

his ankles are ashy in this pic. i have on REALLY GOOD authority that dude seeks out white women with money specifically bc he sees it as his redemption as a blk man. while still shitting on blk wmn. i’m never gonna be here for that kinda shit. ever. nobody owes you shit, ashy larry. further, exploiting white guilt to fatten your coffers & pay for your studio time (for albums & mixtapes nobody’s even checking for any longer) isn’t revolutionary or uplifting for anyone but you. it doesn’t make you a hero. it makes you an entitled ain’t shit rap nigga. that white girl probably financed his whole life and not once did he go to sabon or kiehl’s to handle his ash. smfh.

crankyskirt:

So Jay Electronica and his heiress boo-thang broke up.

Something I wonder: why come people stay talking about Erykah and her good-good’s gravitational pull, and yet nobody wonders how this Ernie-from-Sesame-Street-in-real-life muhfucka has managed to get at women either more talented or more monied than he deserves.

Like, Erykah I can see spinning spiderwebs of earthly and celestial delights between her thighs, but this dude? He looks like he could use a whole plastic tub of that yellow shea butter they sell on the street and still end up with ashy ankles.

his ankles are ashy in this pic. i have on REALLY GOOD authority that dude seeks out white women with money specifically bc he sees it as his redemption as a blk man. while still shitting on blk wmn. i’m never gonna be here for that kinda shit. ever. nobody owes you shit, ashy larry. further, exploiting white guilt to fatten your coffers & pay for your studio time (for albums & mixtapes nobody’s even checking for any longer) isn’t revolutionary or uplifting for anyone but you. it doesn’t make you a hero. it makes you an entitled ain’t shit rap nigga. that white girl probably financed his whole life and not once did he go to sabon or kiehl’s to handle his ash. smfh.

2 weeks ago 21 notes
escapedgoat:

husssel:

Remember when Amber Rose posted this on her twiiter

I can defend Kanye as an artist/producer all day, but as a boyfriend/partner, he seems like a lousy, self-absorbed, pompous jackass.

remember at made in america while performing one of their post-breakup songs, kanye broke down & said it wasn’t really amber’s fault & she didn’t deserve to be treated poorly for having dated him? yeah.

escapedgoat:

husssel:

Remember when Amber Rose posted this on her twiiter

I can defend Kanye as an artist/producer all day, but as a boyfriend/partner, he seems like a lousy, self-absorbed, pompous jackass.

remember at made in america while performing one of their post-breakup songs, kanye broke down & said it wasn’t really amber’s fault & she didn’t deserve to be treated poorly for having dated him? yeah.

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2 weeks ago 4,400 notes
"Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress."

Like not once did she say “I want a prince to come and rescue me from my situation.”

She just wanted to look cute and turn the fuck up at the party.

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3 weeks ago 455,575 notes