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liberatehq:

Bi erasure is an all too pernicious issue and one that’s seldom covered in mainstream media. Even today, people (whether straight or otherwise) still get confused and persist in treating bisexuals as if they’re straight or gay depending on the gender of their partner. This bi erasure in turn contributes to discrimination, with reports of biphobia (and shouts of "breeder", particularly directed at bisexuals of colour) occurring this year at pride festivals worldwide. If bisexuals can’t even feel included at Pride, where are the safe spaces?
This article in the Advocate gives a refreshing, all too rare serious look at how bisexual people can get forgotten in the fight for marriage equality.

liberatehq:

Bi erasure is an all too pernicious issue and one that’s seldom covered in mainstream media. Even today, people (whether straight or otherwise) still get confused and persist in treating bisexuals as if they’re straight or gay depending on the gender of their partner. This bi erasure in turn contributes to discrimination, with reports of biphobia (and shouts of "breeder", particularly directed at bisexuals of colour) occurring this year at pride festivals worldwide. If bisexuals can’t even feel included at Pride, where are the safe spaces?

This article in the Advocate gives a refreshing, all too rare serious look at how bisexual people can get forgotten in the fight for marriage equality.

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Naima by JF Charles

Naima by JF Charles

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eh heh.

eh heh.

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atane:

nerdscloset:

Miles Davis covered in blood after an altercation with police

"Altercation" sounds so polite, like it was a mutual thing and not one man getting assaulted by the police. Miles got beat up by the police.
The cops assaulted Miles because he was black. He was standing outside Birdland where he just performed and was taking a break. His name was on the marquee. They saw him escort a white female friend from the club into a taxi and then they approached him after as he was taking a smoke break. The cops told him to “move on”. Miles said he was playing at the club and was on break. They weren’t hearing any of that. One cop then punched him in the stomach, while another one cracked him on the head with a nightstick. That’s why he’s covered in blood. He was a victim of police brutality.


been my twitter background for ages

jessehimself:

atane:

nerdscloset:

Miles Davis covered in blood after an altercation with police

"Altercation" sounds so polite, like it was a mutual thing and not one man getting assaulted by the police. Miles got beat up by the police.

The cops assaulted Miles because he was black. He was standing outside Birdland where he just performed and was taking a break. His name was on the marquee. They saw him escort a white female friend from the club into a taxi and then they approached him after as he was taking a smoke break. The cops told him to “move on”. Miles said he was playing at the club and was on break. They weren’t hearing any of that. One cop then punched him in the stomach, while another one cracked him on the head with a nightstick. That’s why he’s covered in blood. He was a victim of police brutality.

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andrewclifton:

be nourished, young king.

andrewclifton:

be nourished, young king.

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Oh how mass perception changes with time….

bayoread:

myrtlewilson:

judedeluca:

myrtlewilson:

none of your mythological faves were even remotely straight like welcome 2 the real world hercules had a fuckton of anal sex

People believe what they choose to.

it’s literally not a matter of belief there is literally a vase with a painting of zeus fucking his cupbearer ganymede while ganymede is holding a dildo like u can’t just not believe in thousand year old pottery

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My beautiful aunt and international reggae artist Judy Mowatt 


[Judy Mowatt: Black Woman] by artist Charis Tsevis

Portrait of Judy Mowatt for the Reggae Hall of Fame foundation.
This poster is donated to raise funds to support the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica.

My beautiful aunt and international reggae artist Judy Mowatt


[Judy Mowatt: Black Woman] by artist Charis Tsevis

Portrait of Judy Mowatt for the Reggae Hall of Fame foundation.
This poster is donated to raise funds to support the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica.

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fyblackwomenart:

Ammon by escume

fyblackwomenart:

Ammon by escume

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Scifi as a white supremacist fantasy

attilathehutt:

All white casts in science fiction are often decried for a lack of inclusiveness, the negative effects of which reverberate throughout society etc. Yet, the problems that remain truly harmful are the white supremacist undertones that arise in a bleached vision of a better, wiser version of our species. Whitewashing in science fiction is the realization of Manifest Destiny, the ascension of the white man to the stars and abandonment of the savages. It is the only thing sweeter than unopposed colonialism. Our parents have always joked about the moon landing, saying that it was always the white man’s intent to leave us down here, on a dying Earth. But it is an incredibly potent fantasy, the painting of a universe in which the white man dwells, like Orion, in the heavens with the gods and we are nowhere to be found. It is essentially the ultimate form of gentrification and a psychological one when it is confined to books and media. When artists of color are only allowed stories that can only reconstruct and retell the social and economic detriments that befall their people, they are being excluded from the greater boundaries of our collective imagination which dictates the course of our evolution as a civilization. Cultural aesthetics such as Afrofuturism have already taken the cue but it is important, as people of color, to construct and project our own identities beyond the confines of our known reality.


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