flawlessindie:

Belle (2013) dir. Amma Asante

I don’t think you guys know just how powerful this scene was. Literally when I was in the audience I could just see a lot of the women of color affected by this scene. A lot of us have gone through this self denial and self hate through the effects of white beauty standards and beliefs forced down our throats.This was the first time I had ever seen something that I had personally felt before portrayed on the screen and it put tears in my eyes.  If you haven’t seen this movie, go see it. It’s out on dvd/bluray/streaming

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sonofbaldwin:

beeishappy:

Phillip Agnew of The Dream Defenders. The Dream Defenders is a human rights organization that’s building leadership and power among young people of colour to challenge racism in their communities.Phillip Agnew on All In

"Ever since you’re born, you’re taught that this is posture right here [hands raised in the air] should guarantee you life and liberty in your interaction with a police officer. This should indicate to a police officer that you mean him or her no harm, that you have no malice in your heart and that you’re subjecting yourself to the will of that police officer.

And this is the position that, for years in this country, was the last position that people who look like me, and people that look like people around this country, died in.”

- Phillip Agnew, Dream Defenders

palmares-politics:

conservative estimate

(via black-culture)

"Falling in love is not the only adventure worthy of a young woman."

Caitlin Stasey  (via lipstick-bullet)

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solipsistic-interjection:

petition for a gerbils reunion 2k14

  • nice friend person: hey, how've you been?
  • me: capitalism is crushing me. i am barely surviving. i am full of toxic resentment. i want revenge.
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