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So black people(especially girls out there), please tell me why you all feel the need to explain racism to white folks over an over again? i’ll wait….
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In this photo you see Immigration police preventing a group of brothers and sisters from crossing the border from Western Brazil to Peru.
Life is hard for various groups of Black people in South America. If you are black in Argentina Paraguay or Uruguay it is almost ALWAYS assumed that you are an illegal immigrant from Brazil much like Mexican immigrants are treated here in the United States
South American governments, particularly Argentina are very concerned with the rapid growth of the Black Brazilian Population. Argentina is like the KKK of South America and their savagely racist government has done all that it can internationally to prevent the public documentation of Black people in their country.
This is the global white FEAR of a Black Planet.
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Today I watched a GREAT discussion between bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry, hosted by The New School. They discussed some great topics centered on Black women’s voices and experiences. I live tweeted the event, which is now in a Storify. To view the event (about an hour and fifteen minutes long), check Ustream. Also The Melissa Harris-Perry Show website should be adding the video soon.
Good stuff. Must watch!
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As part of the Riot Grrrl Revisited show, music writer Laina Dawes reads her essay, “Why I was never a riot grrrl.”
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"Self-hate is a serious problem and it can’t be ignored any longer. I think that it is one of the most difficult problems to actually confront because there are sooo many factors at play. It doesn’t help that those who do have this outlook refuse to acknowledge it. Even upon reading this many will pick out and argue any little detail as if they are trying to aid an internal slave master that lives in their conscious. A lot of black people I’ve personally talked to have been and continue to be very confrontational about even the idea of race regardless the music or lifestyle the person participates in."
Self Hate By: Yumii from The Breathing Light
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Several yards of lace and cotton have been used to create this beautiful maxi skirt. It is full and flared but also hugs the hips perfectly to create a gorgeous shape and also flatter the body. Perfect for women of all shapes and sizes and easy to wear.
You will feel so free to create magic and dance around in this skirt…
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LIBBY HODGES - I have been a punk since the Summer of 1982, learning about bands such as Dead Kennedys, Plasmatics, and the all Black punk band Pure Hell. That helped me out a lot with my parents because they kept saying Black kids do not listen to this music or dress like that. They and I did not know at that the punk distinctive dress (leather, jackets, shaved heads, combat boots) was borrowed from Black/Caribbean dock rockers better known as the rude boys of England back in the 1960s, a/k/a the teddy boys or original skinheads. My dad who was an American who played Reggae/Calypso music in St. Louis, MO down on Gas Light Square also borrowed the rude boys dress code. Later on he became a Black Muslim but kept the rude boy dress code. Even today in his seventies he still wears the combat boots, cuffed jeans and a t-shirt. When I adopted the dress for myself my friends always commented, “your dad dresses like a punk but acts like a nerd.” In reality we were dressing like him and were too young and uneducated about history and the world to see the connection. I was a band in St. Louis called Girl Trash. The members were Jill Rossman, lead guitar, Lisa Anzalone-bass, Donalda Hodges-guitar/vocals, Libby Hodges-lead vocals and back up vocals, drummer unknown (I do not remember her name, only that she left St. Louis to play with another band in Chicago), Julie Kerry- keyboards/lyrics, Robin Kerry-lyrics, guest vocals. We played from 1987 to 1989. Julie Kerry and Robin Kerry were both raped and killed.. After Julie and Robin were killed I completely gave up music myself and turned instead to writing vampire novels. I really enjoyed playing in this band and it would be great to find the rest of the living members. (Libby Hodges, email@example.com) [New Entry 11/28/06] http://www.roctober.com/roctober/blackpunk2.html
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iwillselfdestruct asked: I dont think Yummi knows how ridiculously cool he is for real and if he does, good.
Real recognize Real
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