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wallarand:

I’m rewatching Sex and the City from the beginning. If I was Mr. Big I would have broke up with Carrie real quick. She is kind of psycho.  

If I were Carrie I would have broken up with Mr. Big real quick. He’s kind of an asshole. 

disneyvillainsforjustice:

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7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

I got in a screaming fight with a classmate in high school over this. He kept saying “we were at war,” and I kept saying “but this was illegal! and unfounded! and just racist!” I still get violently angry just thinking about Japanese internment.

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so-treu:

back when you could be Black on the disney channel

so-treu:

back when you could be Black on the disney channel

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Azealia Banks,
Fantasea

mariahcareys:

Esta Noche // Azealia Banks

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artemisdreaming:

Salvador Dali at a book signing (taken with a fisheye lens), 1963

Philippe Halsman,  (via: GabrielaCortés on pinterest)

Amazing.

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Kickboxing! I work hard for this #flawless

Kickboxing! I work hard for this #flawless

toneyspeaksloud:

Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.

While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.

The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.)  While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself.  Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self.  And THAT is a huge problem.  Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening.  She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.

And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it.  It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.

It still trips me out that the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is still a thing.

(via foxxxynegrodamus)

I am having a love affair with these shoes, courtesy of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. 


Eartha Kitt in Amsterdam, 1962


Empress of the carefree black girls.

Eartha Kitt in Amsterdam, 1962

Empress of the carefree black girls.

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