latimes:

latimespast:

Downtown Los Angeles, 70 years ago: This is the intersection of Broadway and 7th as it looked in 1943.
Photo: UCLA Library / Los Angeles Times

PSA: L.A. Times Past is our Tumblr for vintage photography, news coverage, advertising and more from The Times’ 132-year history (also on Twitter @latimespast).

Love old photos

latimes:

latimespast:

Downtown Los Angeles, 70 years ago: This is the intersection of Broadway and 7th as it looked in 1943.

Photo: UCLA Library / Los Angeles Times

PSA: L.A. Times Past is our Tumblr for vintage photography, news coverage, advertising and more from The Times’ 132-year history (also on Twitter @latimespast).

Love old photos

proud-to-love:

fluent-in-lesbianism:

ninekingscorrupted:

Hysterical Literature; reading with a vibrator.
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They should have called it “Advanced English;) Watch #1 and try to understand everything she’s saying at all times. More than once the pleasure centre of her brain interferes with her speech centre :D

Women reading out loud and getting off. Two of my favorite things.

Woah

For those wanting to watch all 8 sessions (x)

This is the best fucking thing ever.

Ha

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a35mmlife:

The real problem. 

This hits me in ways that are unimaginable

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americasgreatoutdoors:

Things you do not see every day: An otter preys on a alligator at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. The otter eventually pulled the alligator up on the bank and proceeded to consume it, as evidenced by crunching noises. They were no longer visible at that point, but the alligator was done resisting when dragged out of the water. Despite their disarmingly cute appearance, otters are the apex predator of many freshwater habitats.Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

americasgreatoutdoors:

Things you do not see every day: An otter preys on a alligator at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. The otter eventually pulled the alligator up on the bank and proceeded to consume it, as evidenced by crunching noises. They were no longer visible at that point, but the alligator was done resisting when dragged out of the water. Despite their disarmingly cute appearance, otters are the apex predator of many freshwater habitats.

Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

sonsandbrothers:

To bring the best out in America, we must help young men of color grow up to be responsible and make sure they have the opportunity to succeed. #SonsAndBrothers #YMOC 
President Obama’s announcement of #MyBrothersKeeper is ground breaking and will help us support our #SonsAndBrothers. Read more about it here. 

sonsandbrothers:

To bring the best out in America, we must help young men of color grow up to be responsible and make sure they have the opportunity to succeed. #SonsAndBrothers #YMOC 

President Obama’s announcement of #MyBrothersKeeper is ground breaking and will help us support our #SonsAndBrothers. Read more about it here. 

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guardian:

Hairless hero: Iranian teacher shaves head in solidarity with bullied pupil
When Iranian schoolteacher Ali Mohammadian noticed that one of his students was being bullied after going bald as a result of a mysterious illness, he decided to show solidarity and shave his own hair. In no time, his entire class shaved their heads and the bullying stopped.
Now, Mohammadian, who teaches at Sheikh Shaltoot’s elementary school in Marivan, a Kurdish city in the west of Iran, has become a national hero. President Hassan Rouhani has praised him, the government has offered financial support for the pupil’s medical treatment and his story has reached the four corners of his country. Read more
Photograph: Bahman Shahbazi for Tasnim News

guardian:

Hairless hero: Iranian teacher shaves head in solidarity with bullied pupil

When Iranian schoolteacher Ali Mohammadian noticed that one of his students was being bullied after going bald as a result of a mysterious illness, he decided to show solidarity and shave his own hair. In no time, his entire class shaved their heads and the bullying stopped.

Now, Mohammadian, who teaches at Sheikh Shaltoot’s elementary school in Marivan, a Kurdish city in the west of Iran, has become a national hero. President Hassan Rouhani has praised him, the government has offered financial support for the pupil’s medical treatment and his story has reached the four corners of his country. Read more

Photograph: Bahman Shahbazi for Tasnim News

The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.
— Scott Wood (X)

Yes. And it’s more complex than that even.

Talking about racism as a white cultural issue, is in itself a racist statement.

Because there are so many aspects to racism, it is not purely a white persons affliction, and does not serve anyone to call out white people only when discussing racism as a problem.

I was raised to NOT be racist, and I am neither blind nor ignorant to the advantages afforded to me culturally and economically as a white person, and yet I have experienced many aspects of racism towards me.

People judging and making negative assumptions about my character based simply on how I look.

I wish we could have these discussions without pointing to one race in particular, as in my mind, that only serves to encourage and reinforce stereotypes that lead to more racism.

It’s not merely a white problem. It’s a human problem and until we address it in that way, we are only perpetuating it.

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femenoir:

ceemonaej:

dearbeautifuldearbroken:

blackfeministmusic:

Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y” 

I posted this yesterday on my other blog, but this video absolutely needs to be my second post. While younger generations know Queen Latifah the tv show host and actress, to me this is how I first met Queen, as a rapper out of Brick City, NJ aka Newark.

UNITY is definitely a Black feminism anthem I keep in rotation. She addresses issues of street harassment and domestic violence. 

Favorite line: “I punched him dead in his eye and said ‘who you callin’ a bitch?” 

My young 11 year old self saw a Black woman declaring she’d punch a man in the face for disrespecting her and violating her personal space. Powerful. 

no one matches the Queen. 

Y’ALL CAN’T TELL ME SHE WASN’T DOPE. if you you don’t like her rapping era , fuck you.

I remembered when they premiered the video after that Living Single episode where Kyle’s boss calls them all bitches…and queen was ready to set it off. So grateful for that memory and knowing what this song meant to black womyn even at 9 years old.

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Don’t be slutty, don’t have sex. But be sexy. If you’re too sexy though and you get raped, then that’s you’re own fault because you’re not actually supposed to listen to us about being sexy, even though we tell you your value is derived from how sexy you are. If you get into a position of power, we will assume that you used your sex appeal to get there and not your brains and we will mock you even though we told you the only thing that mattered was your sex appeal. Make yourself accessible to me, but holy shit stop being so desperate and needy. Don’t be a tease. If we want to have sex with you, don’t friendzone us, even though we just fucking told you not to have sex.

patriarchy proverb (via stfueverything)

I’ve heard this one before.

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