12 hours ago on September 1, 2014

"Within current debates about race and difference, mass culture is the contemporary location that both publicly declares and perpetuates the idea that there is pleasure to be found in the acknowledgment and enjoyment of racial difference. The commodification of Otherness has been so successful because it is offered as a new delight, more intense, more satisfying than normal ways of doing and feeling. Within commodity culture, ethnicity becomes spice, seasoning that can liven up the dull dish that is mainstream white culture."

 
- bell hooks, “Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance,” in Black Looks: Race and Representation (Boston: South End Press, 1992). (via stopwhitewashing)


18 hours ago on September 1, 2014

Afromexicans are barely even recognized by their own gov. They just decided to include them in the Mexican census in 1992. 1992. Don’t tell me erasure of afromexicans and over representation of white/mestizos isn’t racist 

Quite evident in the media. No wonder.
-jeriorliz



19 hours ago on September 1, 2014
naona-iman:

Lupita Nyong’o graffiti at the Go Down Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
She sat in the class I daydream in and I can only hope to be like her.

naona-iman:

Lupita Nyong’o graffiti at the Go Down Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

She sat in the class I daydream in and I can only hope to be like her.



20 hours ago on September 1, 2014

exgynocraticgrrl:

Kerry Washington performing Sojourner Truth's 1851 "Ain't I A Woman" speech

 A clip from the History Channel’s “The People Speak”



23 hours ago on September 1, 2014
toyinodutola:

Toyin Odutola, “The Last One,” (2014).
Charcoal, pastel, marker, and graphite on paper. 30 x 40 inches.

toyinodutola:

Toyin Odutola, The Last One,” (2014).

Charcoal, pastel, marker, and graphite on paper. 30 x 40 inches.



1 day ago on September 1, 2014

"loves, this is the last weekend salt, nejma, and bone by yrsa daley ward will be on sale for kindle for .99 (for kindle and kindle app for most smart mobile devices) sale ends today."

 


1 day ago on September 1, 2014

sourcedumal:

I have been blessed with freedom twice over as a negro and as a woman…or have I?

I love this movie so much.. SO MUCH. I need to buy it on bluray when it comes out



1 day ago on August 31, 2014

throwherinthewater:

Huey (Agnes Varda, 1968)

Watch in full here.



1 day ago on August 31, 2014
tashabilities:

blackamazon:

robowolves:

trimcoast:


my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

they’re super adorable. That they maintain good humor in the middle of racist racist chicanery is admirable

But Riz MC could get it, doe

tashabilities:

blackamazon:

robowolves:

trimcoast:

image

my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

they’re super adorable. That they maintain good humor in the middle of racist racist chicanery is admirable

But Riz MC could get it, doe



1 day ago on August 31, 2014
conniecann:

Last words of activist Malcolm X (1925-1965) before he was assassinated during a speech in Harlem.
[source | prints]

conniecann:

Last words of activist Malcolm X (1925-1965) before he was assassinated during a speech in Harlem.

[source | prints]