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11th April 2014

Quote reblogged from lady☽margo with 3,138 notes

Martin Luther King Jr once related a story that demonstrated just how accurate the Black woman was at assessing her location in the scheme of things and knowing how to handle herself wherever she was. He told us about an older Black woman who had worked for a white woman in Alabama.

First as her laundress, then as her maid, then as her cook and finally as her housekeeper. After 40 years, the Black woman retired but she would go to visit her former employer occasionally. On one visit, her employer had friends over for lunch. When the employer was told the Lilian Taylor was in the kitchen, she sent for her. Lilian went into the livingroom and greeted all the women. Some of whom she had known since their childhoods.

The white woman said Lilian I know you’ve heard of the bus boycott. Lilian said yes ma’am I’ve heard of it. The white woman said, well I want to know, what do you think of it? Are you supporting it? Lilian said no ma’am not one bit. Not one little iota and I won’t let none of mine support it either. The white woman said, I knew you’d be sensible Lilian. I just knew it in my bones. Lilian said yes ma’am I won’t touch that bus boycott.

You know my son took me to live with him and his family. He won’t let me even lift a finger and he works for the power company way across town from our house. I told him, Charles don’t you have anything to do with that bus boycott. You walk to work. Stay all the way out of that bus boycott. And my grandchildren, they go to school all the way over on the East Side. I told them the same thing. Don’t have anything to do with that boycott. You walk to school. And even today, when I wanted to come over and visit you, I got a lady from my church to bring me. I wasn’t going to touch that bus boycott, sure wasn’t.

The room has become quiet and Lilian Taylor said, I know you have plenty help now but do you want me to bring you all some more coffee? She went to the kitchen and was followed by the white woman’s daughter. Who asked her, Lilian why do you treat my Mother like that? Why not just come out and say you support the boycott? Lilian said, honey, when you have your head in the lion’s mouth, you don’t snatch it out. You reach up and tickle him behind his ears and you draw your head out gradually.

Every Black woman in this country has her head in a lion’s mouth.

— Maya Angelou, A Song Flung Up to Heaven (via racismschool)

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11th April 2014

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SHOW RECOMMENDATION: Where the Girls Go/ATX: Tassels Addition →

tschik-mo:

so they don’t say XETAS specifically, but the Austin Chronicle recommended our show this weekend! we’ll take it

Fellow Austinites, get on board now & let Xetas give y’all everlasting life

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11th April 2014

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wingedbeastie:

reyairia:

A gameshow that forces male nerds into the unnecessarily sexualized outfits female video game characters have that they defend as “practical,” and then makes them do agility training

Lets do a kickstarter

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9th April 2014

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magikool:

EASTERS ON 4/20 THIS YEAR BLAZE THE LORD 

See…I’m mad @ myself for laughing @ this

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8th April 2014

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This was arguably the most intense moment of Shmu's first tour - circle pits, technical difficulties, blast beats, and tons of fun!

8th April 2014

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Death's Bobby Hackney: "We Never Thought We Would See This Kind of Appreciation" →

8th April 2014

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INTERNETS →

moorewr:

karenhealey:

INTERNETS OMG

"FEELS" HAS BEEN A LEGIT TERM SINCE AT LEAST 1782:

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The Duchess, by Amanda Foreman.

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, really wrote a real letter to her mother complaining about the feels in 1782.

I love everything.

Georgiana ought to…

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8th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Standing on the edge of emeralds and flame. with 3,841 notes

katrinapavela:

prominent-afro-history:

'It was the ultimate selfie': Father speaks out about why a photo of him taking care of his daughters became an internet sensation

  • A photo that Los Angeles, California blogger Doyin Richards posted of himself cradling one daughter in an Ergo while doing the other’s hair recently went viral
  • The post sparked vicious comments about his race and that of his children, who are half black, a quarter white and a quarter Japanese.

Father-of-two Doyin Richards has opened up about why he believes a picture of him taking care of his daughters became an overnight internet sensation.

When the Los Angeles, California resident shared a photo of himself cradling his baby three-month-old girl Reeko in an Ergo while brushing the hair of his other daughter Emmyko, three, he was shocked to discover that it sparked nasty comments about his race.

'I took the ultimate selfie,' he said of the internet's impassioned reaction in a Today show appearance. ‘There’s race, there’s fatherhood… there’s all types of things that go into it.’

Explaining how the multi-tasking situation came about, he told the hosts that he was on paternity leave when his wife, who was getting ready for work, didn’t have time to do their daughter’s hair.

'I said, listen, I've got this. So I put the little one in the Ergo and then I had (my older daughter) come over and I was combing her hair.' he recounted.

'And I thought there's no way my wife is going to believe me…  so I took the ultimate selfie.'


Little did he know the passionate response he would inspire by posting the photo on his Facebook and Twitter pages.

Within hours, the photo had thousands of views, ‘likes’, shares and comments - some of them from awe-struck fellow parents, and others overwhelmingly negative.

Some commenters took issue with the color of his skin, making cruel assumptions about his lifestyle.

'I would bet anything that you're a deadbeat,' one nasty commenter wrote on his blog Daddy Doin’ Work, while another said: ‘Cute picture. Now why don’t you hand the children back to their mom so you can go back to selling drugs or your bootleg rap CDs?’

But many reacted in the same way as Today hosts Al Roker and Carson Daly: complete and utter admiration.

Indeed, Mr Roker greeted the doting dad as ‘my hero’ when he came on, and Mr Daly said jokingly: ‘Thanks for setting the bar so high. Now when we can’t do something, our wives will just say, “Well, Doyin does it!”’

When he originally posted the photo, some commented on the fact that his children, who are three months old and three years old in the photo, don’t share his exact same skin color.

'He probably rented those kids. They don't even look like him,' one commenter said about his daughters, whose mother Mariko is half-white and half-Japanese.

 

Surprisingly, Mr Richards notes that many of the people posting racist comments were actually black men like himself, who had negative things to say about his mixed-race wife and daughters.

To these people, Mr Richards hit back in a response called ‘I Have a Dream’ on his blog. ‘You’re a damn embarrassment to Dr King and his legacy.’

The father-of-two added: ‘If the first thing you want to do is to criticize the skin color of my kids for not being as dark as mine, you have some serious issues.’

Despite the negative reactions, Mr Richards told Katie Couric that he hopes his picture can generate a conversation about parenthood and a father’s role in their child’s life.

Hitting back: ‘Grow up and stop being so f****** ignorant,’ he wrote to his critics, many of whom are black men like himself. ‘You’re a damn embarrassment to Dr King and his legacy’

Taking a stand: The devoted father-of-two added: ‘If the first thing you want to do is to criticize the skin color of my kids for not being as dark as mine, you have some serious issues’


We really need to change the narrative on what fatherhood is all about, get more changing tables in men’s bathrooms, do all these things to help celebrate the great dads of the world,’ he said on her talk show, Katie

'Enough of the negativity. We need to get the great dads of the world, and let them know that there's more out there. I'm just one of many.'

His powerful ‘I Have a Dream Post’ garnered more than 230 comments on his blog, with many of his followers showing their support for him.

'What enrages me about this situation is that it only became a negative situation because you're a non-white dad raising mixed race kids,' wrote one mother-of-seven from Mississippi.

Good parent: ‘We really need to change the narrative on what fatherhood is all about, get more changing tables in men’s bathrooms, do all these things to help celebrate the great dads of the world,’ he said

Backlash: One of his supporters commented: ‘I can’t believe anyone would look at a picture like this and find a way to take issue with something. Spending time actually raising your kids is a gift’.

The photo you posted melted my heart. It drew negative attention because you’re not supposed to be a positive influence in their lives,’ she wrote.

'You're supposed to be a dead beat… because that's what the societal mold would dictate, and they don't know how to process the fact that you don't fit into it.'

One fellow doting dad said that he could relate to his dedication to parenting. ‘Many fathers relinquish parenting duties to the mother, and take a back seat,’ he wrote. ‘This was never what I had in mind for my own child.’

Another commented: ‘I can’t believe anyone would look at a picture like this and find a way to take issue with something. Spending time actually raising your kids is a gift for both you and them.’

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1) That selfie he took is super cute. If I’m being technical, if you put the timer on your camera, is it really a ‘selfie’? #IJS, rules. 

2) The whole skin color, mixed race aspect of this is stupid and oh so very America, that I can’t even be bothered. 

3) The reason he took the selfie was such a macho guy thing to do. It was a ‘look at me multi-tasking and what! it’s not just for ladies’. It’s cute.

4) Doyin, you’re a lovely human. But media, and lots of people out there, can we stop giving out cookies to men for being decent human beings in an age where mothers have to be superhuman by proving that they can do everything a man can at work, while still bearing the brunt of the parenting and home management? Meanwhile expectations of men do not change to accommodate a culture where most households require both parents to work? Let’s do that shit instead of giving out cookies to dads who don’t tap out of parenting. Can we just hold dads accountable to the same levels as we do moms? 

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8th April 2014

Photo reblogged from small girl. big city. cliches abound. with 298,207 notes

lx34e:

me and my friend arriving at an all you can eat buffet 

Me and my fiancee arriving @ an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet

lx34e:

me and my friend arriving at an all you can eat buffet 

Me and my fiancee arriving @ an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet

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8th April 2014

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weareblackroyalty:

Remember the “I Wanna Be Down (Remix)”? Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Brandy and Queen Latifah reunited on the Queen Latifah Show 20 years later!

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