atane:

Smoov, Yoshi and Clef from the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Click here to see more photos with the rest of the brothers

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christel-thoughts:

reverseracism:

Do you remember those boys that go to the ‘hood’ and mess with people all for the sake of a “prank”? Well, they went to a radio station for an interview and the hosts there called them out on their racist shit and it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Check this video out. 

Ebro and Rosenberg hit damn near EVERY point. YES. So many important things here.

wonder how many of their fans will hear how they said they only upload the violent reactions and that most are not violent…so they’re intentionally portraying poor Blacks as way more violent than they actually are because that’s what other white-identifying people want to see….they’re just like most other media.

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dynastylnoire:

ethiopienne:

*dies of secondhand embarrassment*

she does it to herself.

dynastylnoire:

ethiopienne:

*dies of secondhand embarrassment*

she does it to herself.

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theybc:

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Eric Garner was a 43-year-old father of six and grandfather of two. The tall, 400-pound man, who was known around his Staten Island neighborhood as a “gentle giant” nicknamed “Big E,” was approached Thursday outside a New York City store by a group of NYPD officers who…

(Source: The Huffington Post)

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A racist society will give you a racist science.

R. M. Young (1987). Racist society, racist science. In D. Gill & L. Levidow (Eds.) Anti-racist science teaching(pp. 16-42). London: Free Association Books. (via homoarigato)

remember when i posted about how science can be oppressive and i got hate mail and hundreds of notes of people calling me stupid

yeah that was fun 

(via booarenotboo)

Remember that time when they made up a disease for black ppl when we didnt wanna be stuck as slaves?

Remember when they operated on black women with no anesthesia to get modern gynecological surgical procedures?

Remember when they sterilized poor woc without consent to keep us from ‘creating more undesirables’?

Remember when the government allowed Black men to go untreated with Syphilis even after a cure was discovered?

Remember when minority heavy areas in cities were sprayed with radioactive material to ‘test’ how America could handle a nuclear fallout?

Oh, you dont? Because I do…

Go look it up. Every single one was done by a white supremacist nation called America.

FOR SCIENCE!

(via sourcedumal)

Don’t forget that in 1975 about 35% of Puerto Rican Women were sterilized without their consent by the US government 

(via thisisnotlatino)

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dynastylnoire:

kaylahraquel:

Jesus take me now.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO Get your gram’s now!

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juilan:

When I make posts about loving my skin color and loving brown skin it’s because I want to empower myself and other people of color. It’s not about white people. It has nothing to do with you.

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youngblackandvegan:

missjia:

I’m so freaking sick of cancer. If you’re a frequent viewer of natural hair videos on YouTube, I’m certain you’re familiar with the dynamic duo @msvaughntv and her sister, @meechymonroe. Meechy was recently diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer & the family has created the #getwellmeechy campaign in hopes of helping with some of the expenses. I have placed the link in my bio for easy access but if you have anything to spare and believe in the power of prayer, please send one up for this family so that Meechy can recover with ease. Additional deets via @strawberricurls IG (REBLOG this you guys; lets do our part and show some LOVE): REPOST FROM @strawberricurls: Meechy’s momentum was cut short on May 31, 2014 when she was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma (or vascular cancerous tumor) in her brain. The tumor caused Meechy to suffer multiple mild strokes, which have led to certain physical and speech challenges including an Aphasia diagnosis (a disturbance of the delivery of language – not at all linked to a loss of intelligence). On May 30th 2014, Meechy underwent her first of two brain surgeries. It was this craniotomy which actually revealed the tumor. In preparation for the procedure, rather than lose her hair, she had it carefully shaved, preserved and donated to Locks of Love—a not-for-profit organization which focuses on Cancer patients coping with hair loss. < amazing to be so giving in her own time of need! Prayers up! #getwellmeechy https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/x155/-getwellmeechy-medical-expense-fund

oh my goodness i had no idea. i wish her all the prayers and will send what i can. please boost.

booooooooooooost

dynastylnoire:

youngblackandvegan:

missjia:

I’m so freaking sick of cancer. If you’re a frequent viewer of natural hair videos on YouTube, I’m certain you’re familiar with the dynamic duo @msvaughntv and her sister, @meechymonroe. Meechy was recently diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer & the family has created the #getwellmeechy campaign in hopes of helping with some of the expenses. I have placed the link in my bio for easy access but if you have anything to spare and believe in the power of prayer, please send one up for this family so that Meechy can recover with ease. Additional deets via @strawberricurls IG (REBLOG this you guys; lets do our part and show some LOVE): REPOST FROM @strawberricurls: Meechy’s momentum was cut short on May 31, 2014 when she was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma (or vascular cancerous tumor) in her brain. The tumor caused Meechy to suffer multiple mild strokes, which have led to certain physical and speech challenges including an Aphasia diagnosis (a disturbance of the delivery of language – not at all linked to a loss of intelligence). On May 30th 2014, Meechy underwent her first of two brain surgeries. It was this craniotomy which actually revealed the tumor. In preparation for the procedure, rather than lose her hair, she had it carefully shaved, preserved and donated to Locks of Love—a not-for-profit organization which focuses on Cancer patients coping with hair loss. < amazing to be so giving in her own time of need! Prayers up! #getwellmeechy https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/x155/-getwellmeechy-medical-expense-fund

oh my goodness i had no idea. i wish her all the prayers and will send what i can. please boost.

booooooooooooost

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neonnubian:

I detect no lies.
It really angers &amp; disgusts me the way black women’s bodies are demonized and white women’s bodies are a sign of all that’s pure. The amount of hate that Nicki Is getting (especially from black me &amp; women) for this image is astounding. But, like she clearly illustrated, had it been a white woman it would’ve been all good.
I’m here for black women, whether they wanna be covered from head to toe or completely ass nekkid. It’s their choice &amp; they all deserve respect.

neonnubian:

I detect no lies.

It really angers & disgusts me the way black women’s bodies are demonized and white women’s bodies are a sign of all that’s pure. The amount of hate that Nicki Is getting (especially from black me & women) for this image is astounding. But, like she clearly illustrated, had it been a white woman it would’ve been all good.

I’m here for black women, whether they wanna be covered from head to toe or completely ass nekkid. It’s their choice & they all deserve respect.

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dynastylnoire:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Theodore Wafer, dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, met officers outside his Dearborn Heights home after they responded to his 911 call around 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 2.

"What happened here?" Sgt. Rory McManmon asked, according to the recording played by prosecutors.

"A consistent knocking on the door, and I’m trying to look through the windows and the door," Wafer said. "It’s banging somewhere else so I open up the door, kind of like who is this? And the gun discharged.

"I didn’t know there was a round in there," Wafer told McManmon. "I don’t get it. Who’s knocking on your door at 4:30 in the morning? Bang, bang, bang — somebody wanting in."

Wafer, 55, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Renisha McBride, who appeared on his porch 3 ½ hours after crashing her car a half-mile away in Detroit.

He told police that the victim, later identified as 19-year-old McBride, looked like a “neighbor girl or something.” She didn’t live in the neighborhood. An autopsy revealed she was extremely drunk.

Wafer’s lawyers say he shot McBride in self-defense. Prosecutors, however, say he should have called police if he feared for his safety.

On the second day of Wafer’s trial, jurors heard more testimony from witnesses who encountered McBride after her car crash. Officers who took photos and collected evidence also testified. McBride’s mother and other relatives left the courtroom to avoid seeing pictures of her body.

On cross-examination, Cpl. Tim Zawacki acknowledged that a portion of a front-door screen was leaning out of its frame. Wafer’s attorneys have pointed to the condition of the screen as evidence that McBride had damaged the house, but prosecutors blame any damage on the gunshot.

Cpl. Mark Parrinello said it was more than a week before he was told to go to Wafer’s home to dust doors for fingerprints.

"It was an inadequate, incomplete investigation," defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter said.

On the recording played in court, police asked Wafer about his weapon, which was on the floor in his home when officers responded to the shooting.

"It’s a little Mossberg, you know, shotgun. Self-defense," he replied.

He better not get off

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saf-rimmings:

Whitney’s dress though!!

saf-rimmings:

Whitney’s dress though!!

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