i loved these, but they have to go. sz 9.5 sahara suede wedges by nine west. gently worn. $15 plus shipping. #hurryupandbuy

i loved these, but they have to go. sz 9.5 sahara suede wedges by nine west. gently worn. $15 plus shipping. #hurryupandbuy

1 week ago  #hurryupandbuy  2 notes
red _ white dotted dress. sheer sleeves, lined. w/ drawstring waist, keyhole neckline. perfect for those of us who work in offices. old navy size xxl. $5 plus shipping. #hurryupandbuy

red _ white dotted dress. sheer sleeves, lined. w/ drawstring waist, keyhole neckline. perfect for those of us who work in offices. old navy size xxl. $5 plus shipping. #hurryupandbuy

1 week ago  #hurryupandbuy  2 notes

selling some clothing items.

dresses.
skirts.
shoes.
pants.

things that i don’t wear, things that don’t fit anymore.

check back here later today, and on my instagram (dopegirlfresh there too).

i’m tryna pay these bills, son!

1 week ago 4 notes
elbarriotours:

#Gentrification in Washington DC"Your best bet is to stick together. Developers will not want to buy the building and convert it to condos if they know they’ll have to face a tight organized group like yourselves" - Attorney for the Tenants at 3115 Mt. Pleasant St NWAfter years of abuse & neglect the landlord now hopes to sell their building for $4.8 million:http://www.redfin.com/DC/Washington/3115-Mount-Pleasant-St-NW-20010/home/10007686They’re currently organizing to buy the building back and pressure the DC government to aid their cause.If you or anyone you know is willing to help in anyway or would simply like more information please contact Yesenia Rivera yrivera@ledcmetro.org202-540-7434

elbarriotours:

#Gentrification in Washington DC

"Your best bet is to stick together. Developers will not want to buy the building and convert it to condos if they know they’ll have to face a tight organized group like yourselves" - Attorney for the Tenants at 3115 Mt. Pleasant St NW

After years of abuse & neglect the landlord now hopes to sell their building for $4.8 million:
http://www.redfin.com/DC/Washington/3115-Mount-Pleasant-St-NW-20010/home/10007686

They’re currently organizing to buy the building back and pressure the DC government to aid their cause.

If you or anyone you know is willing to help in anyway or would simply like more information please contact 

Yesenia Rivera 
yrivera@ledcmetro.org
202-540-7434

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1 week ago 54 notes

Note to trans women:

kiriamaya:

transchesterorchestra:

petalsandbridges:

Your lack of shaving DOES NOT make you anything except unshaven.

You do not look like a boy. There is no way to look like a boy when you are not. Men look like men because they know they’re men and it’s visible.

You are beautiful.

This is important.

It’s like Cara once said to me: “You don’t look cis, but you look like a woman to anyone who’s not an ass.”

Anyone who wants to see you will see you. This is something I’ve learned. And if someone deliberately refuses to see you, and instead only sees their preconceptions, that’s their fault, not yours.

additional emphasis mine.

of special importance regarding trans folks.

1 week ago 609 notes
lastrealindians:

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.
They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.  Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

lastrealindians:

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.

They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.
Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

1 week ago 23,318 notes

it’s really amazing and breathtaking

when you remember something you stopped doing or saying because of an old relationship.
something that used to be yours, something you shared with somebody you got close to.
something that hurt to experience once they were out of your life.
you have to welcome those words and feelings back, get reacquainted with the rituals.
amen.

1 week ago 16 notes

smidgetz:

kobetyrant:

pettydavis:

kobetyrant:

no other group can harmonize like Destiny’s Child and this is #Facts

en vogue, shai, boyz ii men, swv

did you just say swv can harmonize like DC

they’re better actually, them & en vogue.

child PLEASE. let’s take it back to labelle and j5. it’s cool you have a frame of reference that doesn’t seem to predate destiny’s child. you’re talking about something that’s relevant to your experience as a music listener. xscape, swv, jade, boyz ii men, jodeci, mint condition, the temptations …

it’s levels to this shit.

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womanistgrrrlcollective:

Will There Be Justice For Jada?
TW: Rape 
Source: Think Progress
In an incident that shares several elements with the infamous Steubenville rape case that made national headlines last year, a 16-year-old girl from Texas says that photos of her unconscious body went viral online after she was drugged and raped at a party with her fellow high schoolers. But the victim isn’t backing down. She’s speaking out about what happened to her, telling her story to local press and asking to be identified as Jada.
After other teens started mocking her online — sharing images of themselves splayed out on the floor in the same pose as Jada’s unconscious body under the hashtag #jadapose — the victim decided to speak out. She sat down with local outlet KHOU 11 to tell her side. “I’m just angry,” Jada said.
According to Jada, she was invited to a party at a fellow high schooler’s house. The boy who was hosting the party gave her a drink that she believes was spiked with a drug that made her lose consciousness. She passed out and doesn’t remember what happened next. But then she started seeing evidence of her sexual assault circulated online, and some of her peers started texting her to ask her if she was okay.
Then, #jadapose started turning her rape into a joke. When the Houston Press reached out to one of the individuals who shared a popular #jadapose photo, he said that he didn’t personally know Jada and was simply “bored at 1 a.m. and decided to wake up my (Twitter timeline).”
Jada decided to share her name and her story with the press because she has nothing to hide anymore. “Everybody has already seen my face and my body,” she said, “but that’s not what I am and who I am.” Nonetheless, the social media firestorm has taken a toll on her. She says she now wants to be homeschooled.
“No one’s daughter deserved this,” her mother, who asked not to be identified by name, told KHOU 11 News. “No human being deserved this.”
Like Jada, the Steubenville rape victim found out about her assault on social media, after images of her peers dragging her unconscious body were posted on Instagram and Twitter. A video of her attackers laughing and joking about her victimization — saying she was “deader than Trayvon Martin” — horrified people across the nation who wondered why these boys thought violating someone’s consent was so funny. After the internet hacktivist group Anonymous got involved in the case, and started demanding justice for the Steubenville victim, much of the country started paying attention to the criminal proceedings in the tiny Ohio town.
But, while Steubenville certainly helped spark a national conversationabout issues related to rape culture, it’s worth remembering that it’s hardly the only egregious example of sexual assault, victimization, and cyberbullying. The increased awareness to the subject at the time didn’t change the fact that the majority of teens still don’t learn anything abouthealthy relationships or sexual consent, and most young girls actually think of sexual violence as normal. Cases like Jada’s are happening all across thecountry, often exacerbated by kids who think it’s funny to post about it on social media.
The Houston police is currently investigating Jada’s allegations, and no arrests have yet been made. The alleged perpetrator has denied that a sexual assault occurred, referring to Jada as a “hoe” who “snitched.”

womanistgrrrlcollective:

Will There Be Justice For Jada?

TW: Rape 

Source: Think Progress

In an incident that shares several elements with the infamous Steubenville rape case that made national headlines last year, a 16-year-old girl from Texas says that photos of her unconscious body went viral online after she was drugged and raped at a party with her fellow high schoolers. But the victim isn’t backing down. She’s speaking out about what happened to her, telling her story to local press and asking to be identified as Jada.

After other teens started mocking her online — sharing images of themselves splayed out on the floor in the same pose as Jada’s unconscious body under the hashtag #jadapose — the victim decided to speak out. She sat down with local outlet KHOU 11 to tell her side. “I’m just angry,” Jada said.

According to Jada, she was invited to a party at a fellow high schooler’s house. The boy who was hosting the party gave her a drink that she believes was spiked with a drug that made her lose consciousness. She passed out and doesn’t remember what happened next. But then she started seeing evidence of her sexual assault circulated online, and some of her peers started texting her to ask her if she was okay.

Then, #jadapose started turning her rape into a joke. When the Houston Press reached out to one of the individuals who shared a popular #jadapose photo, he said that he didn’t personally know Jada and was simply “bored at 1 a.m. and decided to wake up my (Twitter timeline).”

Jada decided to share her name and her story with the press because she has nothing to hide anymore. “Everybody has already seen my face and my body,” she said, “but that’s not what I am and who I am.” Nonetheless, the social media firestorm has taken a toll on her. She says she now wants to be homeschooled.

“No one’s daughter deserved this,” her mother, who asked not to be identified by name, told KHOU 11 News. “No human being deserved this.”

Like Jada, the Steubenville rape victim found out about her assault on social media, after images of her peers dragging her unconscious body were posted on Instagram and Twitter. A video of her attackers laughing and joking about her victimization — saying she was “deader than Trayvon Martin” — horrified people across the nation who wondered why these boys thought violating someone’s consent was so funny. After the internet hacktivist group Anonymous got involved in the case, and started demanding justice for the Steubenville victim, much of the country started paying attention to the criminal proceedings in the tiny Ohio town.

But, while Steubenville certainly helped spark a national conversationabout issues related to rape culture, it’s worth remembering that it’s hardly the only egregious example of sexual assault, victimization, and cyberbullying. The increased awareness to the subject at the time didn’t change the fact that the majority of teens still don’t learn anything abouthealthy relationships or sexual consent, and most young girls actually think of sexual violence as normal. Cases like Jada’s are happening all across thecountry, often exacerbated by kids who think it’s funny to post about it on social media.

The Houston police is currently investigating Jada’s allegations, and no arrests have yet been made. The alleged perpetrator has denied that a sexual assault occurred, referring to Jada as a “hoe” who “snitched.”

(via ethiopienne)

1 week ago 11,195 notes