poeticslave:

70sbestblackalbums:

October 1st 1945, Born on this day, Donny Hathaway

L E G E N D

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Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.

Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.

It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …

bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink 

this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1

A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

That’s some bullshit right there.

Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

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THE LAST LINE

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This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)

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storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.

For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

SIGNAL BOOST

Currently attempting to organize people who are going to Ferguson who want to collaborate on lodging/transportation

black-culture:

People will be organized into groups of 4 and will split the cost of hotel and rental car to travel while in STL together. You have to arrange trip to STL yourself

Organizing groups for this weekend and next for the weekend of planned actions in Ferguson.

If you are interested in going. Please inbox me your name, number and email. And I’ll send you more details.

It’s cheap!

Mother of 4-Year-Old Girl Vanishes After Cryptic Phone Call To Family

The Art of Seduction by Prince

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Last Night in Ferguson (9.29-9.30): Protesters gathered yet again, in a truly uplifting night of action and calls for justice. It wasn’t all sunshine and roses, due to the usual antagonism from the police, but it was solidarity at it’s finest. #staywoke #farfromover

Keep up with the action tonight. Follow the Argus Livestreams and/or BellaAiko from Occupy Oakland.


fuckyeahmelissafabello:

happy-harpy:

I was rly annoyed at a bad post so I made this…

YES. I hope this is a response to that stupid “Hating White People Won’t End Racism, Hating Men Won’t End Sexism,” etc post.

tsabe:

72 Degrees in the shade.

The Animated Self Portrait 

T.S Abe

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this is why I fuck with Jon Stewart

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jcoleknowsbest:

disgusting…

This is the kind of shit that makes me fucking hate police

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sancophaleague:

Earl Sampson, is filing racial profiling charges against the Miami Gardens Police Department. For the last 4 years at least one time a week Earl has been stopped by Miami Gardens police, as a result he has been questioned at least 258 times, searched over 100 times, and arrested 62 times with a majority of the citations taking place at the store he is employed at!

This case goes to show that the police presence in the black community isn’t there to protect and serve, it’s there to harass and arrest. It’s a common trend for police to harass Black Men daily because we are viewed as a threat since childhood. You don’t really hear many cases of racial profiling happening to White men. Actually when they compare Racial profiling cases between Black Men and White Men, the numbers will show you that Black Men are HIGHLY likely to be racially targeted by the police more than anyone else.

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