Kesh Kumari’s Miami Photoshoot
Three fabulous Black ballerinas, Ashley Murphy, Ebony Williams and Misty Copeland are on the cover of Pointe for June/July 2014. Stunning cover. They’re so beautiful. I’ve never bought a ballet magazine but I want a copy of this to read their story and to keep. ❤
Oh and their brown pointe shoes. IMPORTANT.
Bring Back Our Girls
With some 187 girls still missing two weeks after they were abducted from a school in north-eastern Nigeria, the government is under growing pressure, reports BBC Nigeria correspondent Will Ross.
The agonising wait goes on. Almost two weeks after they were driven away from their boarding school in the town in the middle of the night, parents are desperate for news of their daughters.
A resident of the small town of Gwoza in the remote north-east said on 25 April she saw a convoy of 11 vehicles painted in military colours carrying many girls.
This will be of little comfort to the parents as it suggests at least some are now even further from home, close to the Cameroonian border.
The fact that Islamist fighters from the Boko Haram group are still able to move across parts of Borno state in convoys points to the severe limitations of the current military strategy.
Cis Women: transphobia, misogyny, hatred
I was asked to make one of these showcasing cis females who @ Amiyah or express transphobia and misogyny (no it doesn’t only come from men, I read men quoting the last set saying it’s not fair to blame men and I won’t), ironically almost all of these women are also black, like Amiyah. These same women are the same type of women to get extremely offended if Amiyah snaps back and will accuse Amiyah of hating “natural born” females. This is the black community summed up on social networks. Black twitter alone is embarrassing.
I know the black community is tough and we use jokes to build our strength but this is cyber bullying and the results can be dangerous for Amiyah and women like her, who already live in violent neighborhoods. These ladies laugh when their boyfriends or male friends say they will beat Amiyah with a brick, or fight her “like the nigga” she is, or if men express utter disgust. This makes them feel secure/safe as being cis. This makes them feel loved and wanted, when they are able to watch someone get ostracized who has a different experience.
As I said in the past, cis women are trying to “trick” men with little “would you hit” tests using Amiyah (because she’s the most popular, vixen-like black twitter transgender) just to see if a man will be attracted to her because it’s obvious she’s attractive to dang near everybody, to tell him that he’s gay and to shame him with homophobia. Either way these women feel like it’s great entertainment. If he says “She’s hot. That’s a pretty woman.” - “You’re gay! That’s a man! Yuck. I can’t believe you’re gay!” and if he says “Eww that’s a man. I’d beat his ass” - They’re laughing uncontrollably. These are the same women who will follow Amiyah on instagram and twitter, say they are pro-trans, say Amiyah is one of the most beautiful people they’ve ever seen (obviously perceiving her outer appearance as female) but will shame a man who believes the same. That’s dangerous.
Homophobia and transphobia need to be discussed way more in the black community and you can’t deny it. We have work to do and issues like this to address, when 1 out of 8 black trans women are murdered.
Wow, this is disgusting. SHE looks perfectly beautiful the way SHE is. Seems like some of these bitches are jealous.
Either way, this is NOT okay. I pity the people who shame others for being different than they are. Shame on you all.
postwhitesociety what we were talking about.
Look how threatened these cis women are, I really wanna point how a good chunk of them love say “I’m not homophobic” while being transophobic, transmisogynistic, and displaying transmisogynoir. Like they are so willing to jump to saying I’m not homophobic but then go on to use the threat of homosexuality against men. This is a case of speaking out on how Black Cis Women will use Gay Black Men as accessories. This is also a case point example of how cis women treat transwomen’s bodies as an their entitled right of ownership. The thought that a Black Transwomen is out to get them, “steal their men”, cis women forever putting transwomen in the role as competition, when they didn’t ask, nor want to be there. They are threatened by Amiyah, because these cis women have brought into the respectability politics, who have brought into the misogynoir, and transmisogynoir of wifey material politics, and feel shallow, because of it.
This thought that Black Transwomen, and Transwomen’s bodies in general exist solely for the purpose of Cis folks, is garbage. Look how they treat Amiyah’s existence as a walking guide book to their love life, how they use her as evidence to decide whether or not a man they are interested in is worthy.
Smh jealousy at its finest. Amiyah is a beautiful queen.
I was thinking can we get a Protect Amiyah, I Stand with Black Transwomen hastag trending on twitter, can we blow these folks mentions who are all in Amiyah’s mentions, can we make this a thing. I wanna know where Black Twitter at, because there needs to be some dragging done. I’m always seeing the after math of Amiyah’s mentions with this transmisogynoir, transmisogyny, and transphobia, and misgendering, but I have not yet seen Black Twitter come to together in protective force for Amiyah, I see it for Laverne, I saw it for Janet Mock, but I haven’t seen it for Amiyah, I was get this started, Black Tumblr can we get this going?
None of this shit is funny.
All of this is self hate.
All of this is dehumanizing.
All of this is foolish ignorance.
This is not only disgusting, but appalling as well; exactly how can we succeed as a community when you put down the very women who bring you up?
These “men” are children.
If you do not support black women, you do not support black power. Black power is not just for black men. If you do not support black women.. Congratulations! You have ‘slave mentality’.
The hatred of black women is taught by the white oppressor, older generations of black men, the media, and at some times other black women. As a whole, we cannot grow as a community if you HATE more then half of it.
Often when colorism is discussed in the black community, men and some women attribute darker skin as manly and attach racial slurs (non reclaim) to them.
Having malice towards darker skin does not make you above any person, and just to set the record straight: DATING, MARRYING, or FUCKING a white woman does not make you closer to the white man. You are black, that is who you are and that is who you will be, that is your identifier. NO MATTER where you will go you are black. You ancestors and your grandparents fought for the right to love one another.
So let me ask you this:
Is your mother an ugly monkey?
Is your sister an illiterate darkie?
Is your DAUGHTER, with skin the color of gold tier melanin UNWORTHY of human love and emotion? Should she be subject to the hate you spew from you ignorant lips? Are her tears useless, because she inherited YOUR skin?
For those who participate in such behavior, what is your skin tone? 9/10 they are as dark if not darker then the women they belittle.
This ignorance has got to STOP, if not for our current generation…. Then the next.
- Susie, the Moderator who is sick of seeing self hate destroy her own community.
The fetishism of lighter skinned POC and the colorism between POC needs to stop.
Not only is this prevalent in the black/African community, but in all communities (except white) from Asia to Latin America.- it’s Susie again
Ignorant as fuck.
White slaves masters raped black women and turned their backs on their offspring. They are the original dead beat dads.
Someone finally spoke the truth !!!
can you say Thomas Jefferson and everyone of his co signers of the declaration of so called independence. yeah independence for who ?
Not so fun fact: those signers were so hounded by the fact that they kept slaves that many of them bent over backwards to justify keeping slaves, including pointing out cranial structures and cultural differences. They were claiming black people to be subhuman so that they could claim they wanted freedom while still keeping slaves.
Yup thats where the whole “Negros are 3/5 human” came from ..
Oakland Teen Akintunde Ahmad Has 5.0 GPA, Scores 2100 On SAT, Accepted Into Ivy League Schools
This is so beautiful. I love how he isn’t some geek nigga. I like how he mentions that people don’t believe him because of how he dresses but he doesn’t let it dictate his appearance
LOOK AT MY FUCKING SON.
LOOK AT MY SON.
I love black people
I love black skin
I love black people’s power
I love black people’s history
I love black people’s diversity
I love black people
I love black peoples intuition
I love black peoples oral tradition
I love black peoples sense of survival
I love black people’s will
I love black people’s diversity
I love black people’s skills
I love black people’s beauty!!!
Vijjaka*, who considered herself to be Sarasvati incarnate, said ‘Not knowing me Vijjaka whose skin is as dark as the petals of a dark blue lotus flower, in vain did Dandin declare that Sarasvati is all white.
*Vidya (or Vijjaka), one of Sanskrit’s earliest women poets (possibly 7th century).
FOODS THAT IMPROVE YOUR VAGINAL TASTE
Every lady has thought about it. As has every person who has gone down on a woman. Open communication can be awkward especially when talking about how someone is down there. This article is to let you know of at least 5 foods and drinks to improve your vaginal taste.
Diet, fluid intake and the natural balance of chemicals affect fluids of the vagina. The vagina is generally acidic with a pH of around 3.8 to 4.5. To describe this in general food terms imagine the flavors of a tangy lemon and a good red wine. What food you eat and where you are on the menstrual cycle do influence flavor factors. So take control of that and you will see how much more fun things will become in the bedroom.
The number one rule is to always drink a lot of water. Water flushes down the system as a whole and filters chemicals out of the body. If you drink more water, the acidity of your vaginal fluids will go down. It will hydrate you thoroughly. The results will be sweet. Literally. Always remember to drink water throughout the day. No coffee or tea because caffeine has been known to be unpleasant.
Rule number two is to eat a lot of fruits. Fruits are generally good for you and really good for making you sweeter. Next time you go grocery shopping make sure you stock up on strawberries, kiwi, grapes and apples. Strawberries and kiwis have been known to produce positive results. Feel free to try it out but do remember that eating more sugary products will not make things as sweet as sugar down there. Fruits do the magic - sugar doesn’t.
At number three, pineapple juice is a chartbuster. Studies show that those who drank a lot of pineapple juice actually tasted sweet and fruity. Not to mention, more fluid intake means you will get wetter and faster. No pina coladas though - dairy products, liquor and beer are known to cause strange flavors.
At number four, honey does just as it sounds. Honey has the goodness of centuries in it, not to mention the sweetness it can bring. The more honey you have, the sweeter you will be. Add some honey to drinking water. Or even drizzle some on those fruits and get double the results.
Number five is a miracle called cranberry juice. Cranberry juice has been known to improve not just the flavor but also the scent of your discharge. Cranberry juice works to keep bad bacteria away from the urinary tract system and drastically improves even the smell of urine. Drink as little as a glass a day and you will notice the changes. If you can handle the 100% pure cranberry juice (the organic kind in the glass bottles) go for it- add a splash to regular or soda water.
Any meat and fish will make you taste bitter. Asparagus, broccoli, onions and garlic are known to produce foul smells and taste so try to avoid these foods if you are planning on getting some oral action. Experiments show that smoking cigarettes can also be bad in this case, as well as certain medication.
Lastly, don’t be afraid of your own body. There is nothing weird or strange about tasting your own bodily fluids to see what you are like, and how these foods can affect or change your taste. In fact, it promotes healthy body awareness, self-love, and healthy eating. It’s a fun idea to try. Bonus- more oral sex for you, and you taste great!
So, eat your heart out. ;)
David Wojnarowicz wore this jacket in 1988, just 4 years before he’d ultimately die from AIDS. Sadly, just a few years ago some of his artistic work was censored at the Smithsonian. People in power are still content to try and erase his history and the continued struggles of people with AIDS
everyone everywhere please please please reblog this important artist.
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