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Aug 22, 2014 / 13,622 notes

Template for Preferred Name/Pronouns Letter to Teachers:

thespookyprofessor:

Dear Professor [name],

My name is [Preferred name], and I will be attending your course [blank] on [days] at [time] this [term]. I am transgender and have not yet legally changed my name. On your roster is my legal name, [Legal name]. I would greatly appreciate it if you refer to me as [Preferred name] and use [pronouns] when referring to me. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course next week.

Sincerely,

~[Preferred name]

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Beyoncé’s 21st Birthday Invitation to an 80’s Skate Party in Atlanta!
Aug 22, 2014 / 481 notes

Beyoncé’s 21st Birthday Invitation to an 80’s Skate Party in Atlanta!

Aug 21, 2014 / 4,564 notes

theblackpicassa:

midniwithmaddy:

Buzzfeed: “17 Black Women Who Deserve their own Biopics”

Not enough roles for black women in Hollywood? Let’s make some!

1. Thandie Newton/Alice Walker, 2. Amber Riley/Aretha Franklin, 3. Kerry Washington/Vonetta McGee, 4. Lupita Nyong’o/Grace Jones, 5. Mo’Nique/Hattie McDaniel, 6. Oprah Winfrey/Mary McLeod Bethune, 7. Regina Hall/Moms Mabley, 8. Teyonah Parris/Assata Shakur, 9. Viola Davis/Shirley Chisholm, 10. Jurnee Smollett/Eartha Kitt

I cosign.

Aug 21, 2014 / 9,130 notes

min7yfr3sh:

jessehimself:

I recorded this last night. The volume was mad low because my daughter was sleeping, but turn up your volume or use headphones and listen closely to the astonishingly malicious reporting from CNN International (which takes over American CNN every night for some reason).

They have 3 [Black] eyewitnesses, which they completely disregard by framing a false equivalency with— and I’m not making this up, "an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers"

Whaaaaaat? You’re rebutting 3 eyewitnesses with  an anonymous caller who did NOT even see the events AND is a friend of the shooter? Really?

Where they do that at?

CNN continues, “"an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers says Michael Brown was the aggressor, which CNN has CONFIRMED matches the account officer Wilson gave authorities.”

Oh, you confirmed it did you? Of course it matches, she already admitted that she could not possibly know if what she’s saying is true. She’s a plant, representing the guy who will literally say anything to stay out of jail. And CNN uses the word “confirmed” in an attempt to add validity to nonsense, while making it sound like they did some work.  

Then, as if that wasn’t crazy enough, they immediately play the fucking ANONYMOUS person’s call/version of events on TV!! With captioning to make sure you absorb the brainwash! As if it could possibly have any merit. They did not play any of the eyewitness accounts and went straight to a play-by-play from someone who WASN’T EVEN THERE??!!

That is a gross violation of journalistic responsibility and public trust.

Why have they chosen a side?

FUCK CNN. 

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Aug 21, 2014 / 47,973 notes

zmizet:

Be a good friend. When your friend leaves an abusive relationship, delete/unfollow/unfriend their abuser. Don’t give them anymore activity. When they leave, leave with them. Be their support system. You cannot be neutral when someone was abused. 

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fyblackwomenart:

A Gold and Onyx Earring John Markese
Aug 21, 2014 / 3,321 notes

fyblackwomenart:

A Gold and Onyx Earring
John Markese

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devoutfashion:

Yaya Deng For Yen Magazine by Renee Carey

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darvinasafo:

Trill
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britney2007spears:

me: this celebrity is kinda good :-)!

tumblr: but… probematic! *brings out 116 receipts*

me:

image

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vivalaglamourpuss:

glovesinthesummertime:

iwakeupblack:

cardigansandbowties:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

latinagabi:

I think I might have some upset people on my Facebook tonight.  💁💁



And what about all these celebrities couples that have adopted black children, what now?
- Angelina Jolie?
- Sandra bullock?
- charlize theron
-  hugh jackman?
- steven spielberg?

Well….

This is what I’ve been saying..

Still. Sleep.
Aug 21, 2014 / 8,628 notes

vivalaglamourpuss:

glovesinthesummertime:

iwakeupblack:

cardigansandbowties:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

latinagabi:

I think I might have some upset people on my Facebook tonight.
💁💁

And what about all these celebrities couples that have adopted black children, what now?

- Angelina Jolie?

- Sandra bullock?

- charlize theron

-  hugh jackman?

- steven spielberg?

Well….

This is what I’ve been saying..

Still. Sleep.

(via roropcoldchain)

some men are poets. they find wonderment & joy in themselves & give it to me. i snatch it up quick & gloat. some men are poets. they fall prey to despair & ruin. when i feel sad, i go off with them / carrying my sorrow on a leash. some men are poets & then, some men are just men who simply are not worth the time it takes to forget a bad idea. i stay far from them,
Ntozake Shange (via wretchedoftheearth)

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Aug 21, 2014 / 103 notes
magnacarterholygrail:

brazenbrave:

Don’t be scared now. Let’s all participate!!
Aug 21, 2014 / 10,166 notes

magnacarterholygrail:

brazenbrave:

Don’t be scared now. Let’s all participate!!

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