1. 16:14 27th Aug 2014

    Notes: 33341

    Reblogged from pacificnorthwestdoodles

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    dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

Making a stand.

    dreadpiratekhan:


    A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

    Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

    A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

    Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

    Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

    Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

    Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

    (freakin’ immaculate)

    Source with more wonderful photos

    Making a stand.

     
  2. 15:57

    Notes: 925

    Reblogged from azspot

    Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

     
  3. 15:13 26th Aug 2014

    Notes: 178354

    Reblogged from caramelblackness

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    caramelblackness:

Oooop.

    caramelblackness:

    Oooop.

    (Source: katara)

     
  4. 09:34 22nd Aug 2014

    Notes: 307

    Reblogged from odinsblog

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    odinsblog:

ourtimeorg:

This is brilliant! #Ferguson

IMPORTANT: Ferguson is two-thirds Black, but most of it’s elected law enforcement, police, school board members and other local elected officials are overwhelmingly White

Yep.
     
  5. 09:20

    Notes: 20158

    Reblogged from sway33

    wocinsolidarity:

    Melissa Harris-Perry, Black Female Voices: Who Is Listening?

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In the third gif, MHP is my spirit animal.

    (Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

     
  6. 07:05 21st Aug 2014

    Notes: 177604

    Reblogged from tkot

    lostbetweenthepages:

    Seriously, this whole episode of Last Week Tonight is worth watching! Thank you, John Oliver!!!

    (Source: sandandglass)

     
  7. 23:30 20th Aug 2014

    Notes: 105

    Tags: Ferguson

    Ferguson has proven again that the mere election of an African-American president, as momentous as it was in the history of a nation created with legal slavery, did not bring a post-race America.
     
  8. 22:50

    Notes: 5502

    Reblogged from silas216

    scloutier:

    bluedelliquanti:

    "On Demographics."

    Following the news this week made me really, really angry and I don’t think some people realize just how many Americans are affected by aggressive and militarized law enforcement. We need to call for immediate police reform for the sake of the kids coming up right now.

    Blue Deliquanti is one of my biggest heroes.  She draws, and she THINKS.

     
  9. 07:01

    Notes: 20148

    Reblogged from bluepeets

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    humansofnewyork:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

    humansofnewyork:

    "We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 

    (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

     
  10. 23:44 19th Aug 2014

    Notes: 1047

    Reblogged from k-lit

    White children, in the main, and whether they are rich or poor, grow up with a grasp of reality so feeble that they can very accurately be described as deluded – about themselves and about the world they live in. White people have managed to get through entire lifetimes in this euphoric state, but black people have not been so lucky: a black man who sees the world the way John Wayne, for example, sees it would not be an eccentric patriot, but a raving maniac. … People who cling to their delusions find it difficult, if not impossible, to learn anything worth learning: a people under the necessity of creating themselves must examine everything, and soak up learning the way the roots of a tree soak up water. As people still held in bondage must believe that “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make ye free”.
    — 

    James Baldwin (via afrometaphysics)

    Lord have mercy. He was a prophet and a vessel for truth.

    (via raresenses)

    (Source: seeselfblack)

     
  11. 19:15

    Notes: 364

    Reblogged from newyorker

    There are glances in Zurich, where I am spending the summer, and there are glances in New York City, which has been my home for fourteen years. There are glances all over Europe and in India, and anywhere I go outside Africa. The test is how long the glances last, whether they become stares, with what intent they occur, whether they contain any degree of hostility or mockery, and to what extent connections, money, or mode of dress shield me in these situations. To be a stranger is to be looked at, but to be black is to be looked at especially.
    — Teju Cole on re-reading James Baldwin. (via newyorker)
     
  12. 13:59 18th Aug 2014

    Notes: 39203

    Reblogged from sway33

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    msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

    msnbc:

    "From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

    Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

     
  13. 01:06

    Notes: 94

    Reblogged from cognitivedissonance

    Tags: nina simone

    bestthingfortoday:

    Mississippi Goddamn - Nina Simone live in Holland,1965

    Mississippi Missouri Goddamn

     
  14. Why Mark Schauer is creeping up in the polls on Rick Snyder

     
  15. 12:56 12th Aug 2014

    Notes: 1

    In the movie, not getting into a charter school is the worst thing that can happen to a poor family, but studies have shown that school choice itself matters little to a student’s success — shockingly, it’s more about how seriously the students themselves and their families take their education