marfmellow

sonofbaldwin:

Good morning Fam:

I’m so sorry to hit you with horrific news so early in the morning, and on a Saturday no less, but this is too egregious to ignore.

The police officer who raped EIGHT BLACK WOMEN is free on bond today.

The question that is burning a whole in my mind is: WHY WAS THERE BOND IN THE FIRST PLACE?

This man is a CLEAR menace to society. He is CLEARLY a danger to black women.

And yet—the judge REDUCED his bond from $5 million to $500,000 even though the prosecutor argued how much of a lit stick of dynamite this man is JUST so this shit puddle can go free.

This is irrefutable proof of how white supremacy operates when it has perceived that one of its own is evil and might be held accountable for that evil. All sense it thrown out of the window and innocence, which is to say Whiteness, circles in on itself.

This is proof how little the suffering of black women matters in this country.

If nothing else this year deserves a march, we need to march to have the judge on this case removed from the bench and have this rapist’s (and possible murderer) bond revoked.

marfmellow

Anonymous asked:

I see you believe HIV was created in a lab, sorry to burst your bubble, but back then we didn't have the knowledge of DNA so we couldn't have made the virus, without the education of DNA. By that time we barely learned that DNA was important.

darvinasafo answered:

ummmm, my bubble is still a shimmering orb of excellence.

Back when? How far is back then?

Polio vaccines were nearing completion in the early 1950’s.

DNA was beginning to be understood in the 1950’s.

It was during these times Africans served as guinea pigs for western scientist to use as test subjects for these vaccines.

This was ground zero for the adverse effects of these failed vaccines; where they studied how some experimental pseudo-medicinal cocktails could break down the human immune system.

Then decades later in the mid to late 70’s and early 80’s we see the emergence of HIV in the same African regions.

Miss me with that lame ish, #istaywoke

howtobeterrell:

nolifejustanime:

Teach them Brotha

i have this book lol on kindle.. worth the read if anyone wanted to know

marfmellow

fabulouslymemzb:

Victorian Women Of Color - These  Photographs Were Taken During The Victorian Era, Mainly From The Years Of 1860-1901.

"Photos of Women of Color from this era are hard to come by, especially “family" photographs. Sadly these beautiful and touching images go unnamed. A couple of these photos were taken when there was still slavery in the United States. We are honored to present these images as part of our dedication to the photographic history of our country". - Don Noyes-More Ph.D.,Editor in Chief.

marfmellow

queensizedflava:

  • You don’t have to achieve great things by the time you’re 25
  • You have intrinsic value above and beyond your perceived utility to other people and society at large. 
  • You don’t have to have sex, or have sex in any way that you find uncomfortable or unpleasant, to keep anyone’s love or good opinion of you. They didn’t love you or think very well of you to start with if they demand it. 
  • You don’t have to stay with someone who isn’t meeting your emotional or sexual needs because they need you, or you’ve been with them for awhile, or you need to be in a relationship. You need you. Your time is your own and it is finite. 
  • It’s ok to work at a job you enjoy that doesn’t make you miserable even if it’s not a career and it won’t “lead to anything.” 
  • Your life is not a narrative. It is not leading to anything, there is no overarching thesis, it does not have themes beyond the usual shared cultural experiences of your time and place. This is ok. It does not mean that your life is without purpose or meaning. 
  • It’s ok not to like or get along with the vast majority of people you encounter, so long as you afford them the same respect, courtesy and dignity that they afford you. 
  • Expensive is not always better. 
  • Failure is temporary if you’re still alive. 
  • People are both much better and much worse than you’d suspect, but usually not all at once. 
  • Stop thinking of your future self as a different person and it will be easier to prevent money and health problems. 
  • Let people help you, lean on them when you need to, and be available to help, but don’t swing too far in either direction. Try to carry your half of the life basket as evenly as you can. 
  • Set boundaries, and do not be afraid to kick people out of your life who disregard them. You will not end up alone and unloved. People who love you will be ok with your boundaries. 
  • Your power does not come from money or beauty, but from seeing life steadily and wholly, from a curious and thoughtful mind, and from your ability to say no when you want to, and yes when you want to, and I don’t know when you don’t know. 
  • There will be bad times, maybe lots of bad times, but not only bad times. 
  • Love will not heal the wounds in your soul, but love can give you the impetus to begin the work of healing yourself. 
  • Life might be a long series of starting over, and that’s alright. 
  • You’re really cool, you’re really beautiful, you’re really special. Really. Not to everyone, but to a lot of someones sometimes.

#Life

merchantsonlong
merchantsonlong:

THE BOYS OF SOWETO
The Boys of Soweto are a collective of stylish young men from Diepkloof, Soweto. The collective is comprised of Bobo Ndima, Mbali Bangwayo, Pirates football player Manti Molemo Moholo, Kronic Bonisiswe Nhleko, and Morgan Kgobane. Their mission is to change the negative perceptions people have of Soweto through fashion. Their fashion film The Boys of Soweto, which was directed by Meja Shoba and screened at the 2014 Durban Film Festival, was nominated for Best Fashion Short Film at the Mercedez Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival this year. Watch the short film here.

Image via boysofsoweto.tumblr.com

merchantsonlong:

THE BOYS OF SOWETO

The Boys of Soweto are a collective of stylish young men from Diepkloof, Soweto. The collective is comprised of Bobo Ndima, Mbali Bangwayo, Pirates football player Manti Molemo Moholo, Kronic Bonisiswe Nhleko, and Morgan Kgobane. Their mission is to change the negative perceptions people have of Soweto through fashion. Their fashion film The Boys of Soweto, which was directed by Meja Shoba and screened at the 2014 Durban Film Festival, was nominated for Best Fashion Short Film at the Mercedez Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival this year. Watch the short film here.

Image via boysofsoweto.tumblr.com

blackintellectunrefined

missrevived:

kosovan:

rufflesnotdiets:

deadcantdraw:

There’s over 300 languages spoken in London

Less than half of the population is white british

There are large areas with little to no white population

so if your show is set in London and has an all white cast you’re not even being remotely accurate

See Also: New York

los angeles is only 40% white yet look at every single tv show in LA :/ 

see also: Washington, DC (don’t believe the hype of gentrification)

marfmellow

artlung:

wocinsolidarity:

lostthehat:

shuraiya:

beatonna:

lecinematheque:

Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya

In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII  has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.

The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please

THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON’T LIKE

The complete short film is on youtube and it’s really good and the end kind of took my breath away. 

GET INTO THIS

medievalpoc
might dig this.
zarialinton
zarialinton:

imakemermaidsnut:

zaddylonglegs:

freshest-tittymilk:

stillstealing:

lifeontheraques:

elionking:

walkerflexxasranger:

whereismyjob:

foreverpruned:

darkmoonperfume:

pumpkinpiesky:

90sdefect:

b-a-freakandgeek:

sense-lessmindset:

The White Serpent of The Night

The Black Dwarf of The Night. Lmfao.

The Savage Spirit of the night

The Red Princess of the East

The ugly fairy of the shadows

The Cursed Warrior of the Seas!
Bitch I’m me!!

The Red Cyclops of the Shadows

the ugly serpent of the night

The Savage Troll of the Shadows

the savage vampire of the seas

The black gargoyle of the east forest (i have two favorite colors)

THE CURSED PRINCESS OF THE FORESTNice…

the blue werewolf of the shadows

The cursed wizard of the shadows.

The dark mermaid of the shadows

The vengeful king of the seas…

zarialinton:

imakemermaidsnut:

zaddylonglegs:

freshest-tittymilk:

stillstealing:

lifeontheraques:

elionking:

walkerflexxasranger:

whereismyjob:

foreverpruned:

darkmoonperfume:

pumpkinpiesky:

90sdefect:

b-a-freakandgeek:

sense-lessmindset:

The White Serpent of The Night

The Black Dwarf of The Night.
Lmfao.

The Savage Spirit of the night

The Red Princess of the East

The ugly fairy of the shadows

The Cursed Warrior of the Seas!

Bitch I’m me!!

The Red Cyclops of the Shadows

the ugly serpent of the night

The Savage Troll of the Shadows

the savage vampire of the seas

The black gargoyle of the east forest (i have two favorite colors)

THE CURSED PRINCESS OF THE FOREST

Nice…

the blue werewolf of the shadows

The cursed wizard of the shadows.

The dark mermaid of the shadows

The vengeful king of the seas…