1. Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Ed Clark, 1951

    (Source: deborahkerr, via hiphopfightsplaque)


  2. im-heem:

    stay lowkey. stay laid back. stay coolin.

    (via bellecosby)


  3. lovelyandbrown:



    A sixth-grade teacher at Brantley Elementary in Selma, Alabama has been placed on administrative leave after a parent reported that students were asked to research and reenact the Michael Brown shooting in class, The Selma Times-Journal reports.

    The administration became aware of the assignment after Jessica Lynn Baughn posted about it on Facebook. “His teacher made them reenact the two current shooting of the young black males,” she wrote. “The white students had to play the police officer. She even has them get on the internet and research how many times the young man was shot where he was shot at.”

    “That is absurd to me then you turn around and make them reenact every bit of it including the shooting,” she continued. “Then sit in class and tells them our black children can not walk in their own neighborhood without white people shooting them and she hated to sound racist but whatever.”

    Baughn then accused the teacher of being racist, and of “teaching these children to hate one another when we’re supposed to be teaching them to love one another.”

    Dallas County Schools Superintendent of Education Don Willingham said that the sixth graders were learning about current events and one of them asked about the Michael Brown shooting. The teacher then instructed the students to do research on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and had them perform a “skit” about them.

    oh my god

    Because that’s not going to scar these kids for life.


  4. cognitivedissonance:

    Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

    We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

    No justice, no peace.

    (via blackbabesupremacy)

  5. lovelyandbrown:


    7 black women to follow for updates in #Ferguson
    August 18, 2014

    Like much of the world, I haven’t been able to take my eyes off of the unrest that’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Social media has, once again, proven it’s effectiveness in quickly disseminating information and fact-checking mainstream sources for an event that the history books will not forgot. While you’re trying to keep up with what’s going on, be sure to follow these women who are doing extraordinary work telling stories and keeping those of us who cannot make it to Ferguson abreast of what’s happening on the ground.

    1)      Brittany Noble | Reporter for KMOV in St. Louis | Twitter/Instagram

    2)      Yamiche Alcindor | Contributor for MSNBC and USA Today | Twitter/Vine/Website

    3)      Maria Chappelle-Nadal | Missouri State Senator | Twitter

    4)      Patricia Bynes | Democratic committeewoman of Ferguson Township | Twitter

    5)      Tasha B. | Resident & activist | Twitter/Instagram

    6)      @Awkward_Duck | Resident & activist | Twitter

    7)      Johnetta E. | Resident & activist | Twitter



  6. zodiacmind:

    Fun facts about your sign here

  7. englebird:




    relationship goals

    My marriage.

    My life.

    My dream - lol

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  8. whatazendra:

    Just let this sink in for a bit. #ferguson

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  9. thenewwomensmovement:

    Say what you want about Bratz dolls but you gotta concede that at least Bratz had white, Asian, Latina, and black dolls in their lineup and developed individual styles and characterizations and personalities for each of them and that’s more than Mattel ever did.

    (via bellecosby)


  10. ursula-theseabitch:

    So you telling me that the U.S has completely cured the American doctor with Ebola in 26 days and he’s being released today. While Africa has been dealing with it since the 70’s and they are still looking for a cure?


    (via amerykah)