“I think the best moment in my life was when I was going to kick that guy’s ass on stage for touching that girl without her permission in our audience. I mean, like..I almost blacked out. I just saw it and I almost lost all conscious thought when I was singing. It was like I was possessed or something. I mean..how deluded are you as a man to think you can just claim ownership over a woman? This isn’t some kinky BDSM shit. This is your power hungry little dick acting out because you have issues.”
— Kurt Cobain (via whatevelyn)

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christylezbacon:

Great time w/ Tavis Smiley! The show airs TONITE!!!! Check the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS.org for your local listings!!!! (at Tavis Smiley Set)

theturnstyles:

jahlee:

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who u finna TRY, tho???
this is the best gift ever

theturnstyles:

jahlee:

(art by jah)

who u finna TRY, tho???

this is the best gift ever

“If you can’t afford the textbook, may I ask why you took the class?”

Finances professor in a required class, submitted by peakcapitolism (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

Privilege. 

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Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photos of Howard University, 1946, for LIFE magazine.

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'Let Us Build a National Negro Congress', John Davis, National Sponsoring Committee for a Negro National Congress, Washington, DC, 1935.

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“My name is Ella. My name is not Ford, or Chrysler or GM. I’m talking about being able to buy food and provide rent and heat. I’m not talking about furnishing an office. Or making more or having a larger profit margin. I’m talking about sustaining my life.”
— Retiree Ella Johnson worked for the city of Detroit for 33 years. She faces a 34% cut to her pension check under Detroit’s bankruptcy proposal. (via nprontheroad)

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hiphopfightsback:

If you weren’t aware, Tupac played the bass portions for many of his records.

hiphopfightsback:

If you weren’t aware, Tupac played the bass portions for many of his records.

The New Yorker highlights Carl Van Vechten’s timeless photographs of the African American experience in Harlem.

Images: 

Top: Zora Neale Hurston, 1940
Row two: L: Leontyne Price, 1953 R: Muriel Rahn, 1944.
Row three: L: 
Ethel Waters, 1940. R: Ella Fitzgerald, 1940
Bottom: Alvin Ailey, 1955


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THROWBACK THURSDAY

"Hard Times" - Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band

one of the most beautiful songs ever. somebody should cover this

What Should Young People know about Malcolm X?

Maya Angelou: They should know he had an incredible sense of humor…Malcolm was a faithful man; a great loving man who really loved Black People.

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