1. 20:33 27th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from captainstevebarnes

    ladyvimes:

    clockworkgate:

    biscuitsarenice:

    We Can’t Get Out Of The Bedroom Now.

    Shirley Maclaine on Parkinson in 1975

    Holy crap.

    whoa

     
  2. 19:45

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    Reblogged from captainstevebarnes

    micdotcom:

    23 women show us their favorite positions

    When reality television star and fashion blogger Lauren Conrad was asked what her “favorite position” was on a live radio program a while back, the women listening held their breath. Although we take great pride in the work that we do, most of us could relate to being undermined and belittled publicly at work. When Conrad cleverly retorted “CEO,” it was hard not to aggressively high-five our laptop and mobile devices. The words “hell” and “yeah” could be heard all across the nation.

    1 in 3 women has experienced some form of sex discrimination at work | Follow @micdotcom 

     
  3. 19:23

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    Reblogged from vold-e-mart

    My response to the ‘I am not a feminist’ internet phenomenon….

    First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

    But here is what I think you should know.

    You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

    You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

    You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

    You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (it is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

    In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

    In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.

    — Libby Anne (via dillondean)

    (Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry)

     
  4. 18:38

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    peoplepowermovement:

    Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:

    Mom-and-pop stores across from the Kingsbridge Armory are getting iced out of biz (NY Daily News)

    “That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.

    EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)

    “It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”

    BREAKING: Rent hikes near Kingsbridge Armory threaten local businesses (BX Times)

    The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.

    WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)

    Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

    This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx

     
  5. 19:12 25th Jul 2014

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    quidkidd said: Hey, I'm a UMW student interested in joining. When do you guys meet?

    We meet Wednesday nights at 8pm in Monroe Hall, typically in one of the rooms on the 2nd floor! We look forward to having you! 

     
  6. 17:10 23rd Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from captainstevebarnes

    thoughtsofablackgirl:

    blackhaireverywhere:

    crimsong19:

    consultingpiskies:

    Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs about Army regulation AR 670-1

    Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!

    This is why white women can’t be in the natural hair movement

    Had to bold that comment

     
  7. 17:12 22nd Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from dearnatashamun

    huffingtonpost:

    Studies show that women apologize more than men, often for perfectly reasonable acts like, you know, taking up space. 

    So watch this Pantene commercial here to inspire you to stop saying sorry for no reason. 

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
  8. 12:53 20th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from sle4zy

    Araminta Ross became a “slave for hire” at the age of 5. She did domestic work, field work, cared for children. She once said that one of her mistresses would savagely whip her almost every day, first thing in the AM. As a result, she would put on “all the thick clothes she could” to protect her body from the blows. When she was teenager, she stood before an overseer who was in pursuit of another slave. He took a lead weight & crashed it on her head. She was deeply wounded. She said that the blow “broke her skull.” She was carried back bleeding. She had no bed. They lay her on the floor. She was sent back to her parents who thought she would die. She survived. She went on to become Harriet Tubman. She freed slaves daringly & without fear. This is the person who [Russell Simmons] laughed at.
    — 

    Blogger “Prison Culture” response to Russell Simmons parody video “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape”.

    Respect Harriet’s legacy and the rebuke the attempts to make light of the sexual violence Black women experienced during slavery.

    (via negrescence)

    (Source: rs620)

     
  9. 10:02

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    Reblogged from placeofold

     
  10. 12:55 18th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from fastforwardpauseplay

    image: Download

    dglsplsblg:

Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.
Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.
“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.
She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.
“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.

and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.
 

    dglsplsblg:

    Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO

    A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.

    “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.

    Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.

    “When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.

    She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.

    “I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.

    and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.