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Khamila is a Black Feminist. Don't try to figure her out, you may hurt yourself.
..... if you so wish... feel free to read her blog, which may give you an idea of who she is.

This is a blog about race, gender, sexuality and her anger with the perpetuation of White-Supremacist-Capitalist-Imperialist-Heteronormative-Patriarchy!

Unconventional. Undermined. Undefined.

But never unspoken.


"If I were really asked to define myself, I wouldn't start with race; I wouldn't start with blackness; I wouldn't start with gender; I wouldn't start with feminism. I would start with stripping down to what fundamentally informs my life, which is that I'm a seeker on the path. I think of feminism, and I think of anti-racist struggles as part of it. But where I stand spiritually is, steadfastly, on a path about love."

- Bell Hooks






Still amazed by this!



DECKED OUT, BROADWAY EDITION: KEKE PALMER’S 4 CINDERELLA LOOKS

Yessss go Keke!

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dopenmind:

Why is it that culture is only innovative and worth discussing before a grand audience after it has been appropriated? Remember that article about the science of twerking? When I was a kid Black girls were being told they were “fast” for twerking at recess. Miley Cyrus does it on MTV and now it’s some marvellous thing they need to dissect and understand. This Christopher Columbus approach is such a problem. Recently VOGUE published an article about big butts being trendy. Remember when they sacrificed Sarah Baartman (and other African women) for science? Her body was considered abnormal and was therefore put on display as a paid attraction. She was considered wild and savage-like for her features, and even after death her body parts were still for public consumption. There are many hardships associated with being a Black woman, but I find erasure to be one of the toughest parts. Our bodies are not trends. (And not just Black bodies, bodies in general are not trends.) The same things they shun us for, the same things they call ghetto, unacceptable, disgusting, savage-like, unfit, insubordinate are brand new and cool now that they can be Whiter. And sure, they mentioned a few obligatory Black women but not in depth, not historically, and essentially not without sexualization. We’re discouraged from being openly sexual but our prowess is duplicated and profited from across the globe. Why is it that we’re never invited to the table of discussion? Why is it that our flesh is only worthy soaked in bleach?
#vogue #voguearticles #voguemagazine #culturalappropriation #blackwomen #africanamerican #blackfeminism #jenniferlopez #jlo #sarahbaartman #bigbutt #booty #butt #bodypolicing #bodypolitics #theinnocentwoman

dopenmind:

Why is it that culture is only innovative and worth discussing before a grand audience after it has been appropriated? Remember that article about the science of twerking? When I was a kid Black girls were being told they were “fast” for twerking at recess. Miley Cyrus does it on MTV and now it’s some marvellous thing they need to dissect and understand. This Christopher Columbus approach is such a problem. Recently VOGUE published an article about big butts being trendy. Remember when they sacrificed Sarah Baartman (and other African women) for science? Her body was considered abnormal and was therefore put on display as a paid attraction. She was considered wild and savage-like for her features, and even after death her body parts were still for public consumption. There are many hardships associated with being a Black woman, but I find erasure to be one of the toughest parts. Our bodies are not trends. (And not just Black bodies, bodies in general are not trends.) The same things they shun us for, the same things they call ghetto, unacceptable, disgusting, savage-like, unfit, insubordinate are brand new and cool now that they can be Whiter. And sure, they mentioned a few obligatory Black women but not in depth, not historically, and essentially not without sexualization. We’re discouraged from being openly sexual but our prowess is duplicated and profited from across the globe. Why is it that we’re never invited to the table of discussion? Why is it that our flesh is only worthy soaked in bleach?

#vogue #voguearticles #voguemagazine #culturalappropriation #blackwomen #africanamerican #blackfeminism #jenniferlopez #jlo #sarahbaartman #bigbutt #booty #butt #bodypolicing #bodypolitics #theinnocentwoman

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I can’t with this!





Truthhhhhhhhh

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beautybyuche:

ecklecticsoul:

{Strolling Series by Cecile Emeke}

Sexism,Patriarchy,Racism and Colonialsm.Full Discourse

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“I plan to live out the rest of my life standing in the light of vulnerability and authenticity—and I will embrace anyone who courageously meets me there.”

Rachel Macy Stafford  (via le-dilemme)

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youngblackandvegan:

smokindick:

Erika Alexander Explains Why White Executives Only Cast Black Actors in Stereotypical Roles 

one of the realest things i’ve ever watched

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imsirius:

The way I dress is really about the message I want to send out to the world about who I am. Growing up in Alabama, I was black. I was poor. I was assigned male at birth — that’s how I like to put it. These things defined me, but I’m not any of these things. Clothes were a way for me to announce to the world who I was. I am not any of these things. This is who I am." - Laverne Cox

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Yes mam yesss



-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

Thank you George Takei for sharing this story and making people remember this history. 

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feniceargento:

My rear-view mirror reflects a blinding glare,
Into my eyes in through the tunnels of my pupils and I am scared,
Scared to death, out of breath, out of mind, but I wish,
I could be scared out of my skin and become the color of his,
This ain’t on no “I hate my black ass” shit, I’m not “internally racist”,
I love my black ass and that’s why I’m thinking of ways to save it,
And as I’m breaking, red, white, and blue lights blaze the sky like it’s the fourth day of July,
But it’s not the fourth day of July, it’s a Friday night in the winter,
F**k firecrackers, these crackers fire at niggas,
And outta the night, sirens blare, lights flare up, I’m scared, but now doubly terrified,
Since realizing not everybody is as scared as I,
Some people’s fear is a whole lot more subtle,
Like, “oh my god, my parents are gonna kill me”,
I’m worrying about this cop saving my parents that trouble,
Cuz innately inserted into the the black subconscious are 3 kings,
Martin King, Don King, and Rodney King,
I can’t tell the difference,
Good cop, bad cop, that one, this one,
All I think is black man trying to hit up the club,
Policeman trying to hit me with one,
And as I’m changing lanes, sweat drips like rain pours,
My head spinning like the sprewell’s I’m too broke to buy, and too smart to pay for,
Ain’t no way I could be a criminal cuz already I’m trippin picturing myself in a cell,
Thinking they finally got arrest warrants for them skittles I stole when I was twelve,
License? Check. Registration? Check. Sambo smile while handing him my glow in the dark wallet? Check. 
And check, it was just another routine check,
Check license, check plates, but most importantly, keep my ass in check,
And the hatred spread,
Our blind hate for them,
That’s why “F**K THE POLICE” be our favorite hymn,
I know it’s a vicious cycle but it ain’t gon’ end,
As long as they profiling us, we just gonna do the same to them

Check my man Dahlak on Def Jam! I’ve worked with him, he’s absolutely wonderful! 

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laviedabeille:

Smh.

Wowwwwwww I am unable to can with this!

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What kind of SHIT is this????

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