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etherealpussy:

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Apparently this young girl was pushed off the slide at her school by another classmate

Warning: GRAPHIC PICTURE

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — An Arlington Elementary student was injured on the school’s playground on Tuesday and her mother filed a police report on Thursday, according to Pascagoula Police Department Lt. Jim Roe. 

"The mother alleges another child kicked her child on the slide," Roe said. "Right now, there’s no indication something criminal took place. I have spoken with school security and an assistant superintendent is investigating the matter."

Roe identified the mother as Lacey Harris and the student has been identified on social media sites as AvaLynn. There is a Justice For AvaLynn Facebook page created as well as a gofundme.com account that is raising money to help pay for her medical bills. It indicates about $1,000 has been raised in one day.

The Pascagoula School District issued the following statement about the incident:

"A student was injured while playing on the playground at Arlington Elementary School Tuesday afternoon.   School officials responded to the situation.  The parent was contacted and the student received medical treatment. No other children were involved in the incident. The Pascagoula School District remains committed to the safety of all its students."

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my damn ass
hurting yaself on a slide wont give you two black eyes and a busted lip

In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit.

- The case for free tampons (via stuffmomnevertoldyou)

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free.  We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.

And yet.

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angryladies:

Ok but that post that’s like ”WHAT WOULD A CORRUPT FIREMAN EVEN LOOK LIKE??”

Here’s what it would look like:

  • Refusing to put out fires in poor or minority neighborhoods
  • Claiming that fires in poor or minority neighborhoods were too far away or that there was “nothing that we…
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misandry-mermaid:

j-aime-megots:

Is misandry mermaid fat? She sounds fat

And here, dear followers, we have a person who has literally never had a single original thought. A person who is so enthusiastically devoted to upholding kyriarchal values, he literally assigns the body type we are socially…

el-masreya:

Slavery: “GET OVER IT!”

Imperialism: “GET OVER IT!”

Exploitation: “GET OVER IT!”

World Starvation: “GET OVER IT”

Genocide: “GET OVER IT!”

Occupation: “GET OVER IT!”

9/11: “NEVER FORGET!”

whitegirlsaintshit:

djibouti:

anyway I’m sleep now 😒😒😴😴

someone got mad at Nicki’s freestyle in anaconda
dynastylnoire:

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whitepeoplestealingculture:


seen at afropunk2k14

The desperate white girl who results to racism to fit in with the Black people
 - Jess

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

She is the type of white girl that says things like 
" I went to afropunk and everyone there was so nice."
" They liked what i wore."
" What do you mean cultural appropriation? I  come every year and no one bothers me."

dynastylnoire:

dynastylnoire:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

seen at afropunk2k14
The desperate white girl who results to racism to fit in with the Black people

- Jess

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

She is the type of white girl that says things like

" I went to afropunk and everyone there was so nice."

" They liked what i wore."

" What do you mean cultural appropriation? I  come every year and no one bothers me."

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sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

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blastortoise:

it’s so weird that people are shaming Beyonce for being sexual during her performance when literally in the speech in flawless says “We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are." Like how do you miss the point that bad

Because Beyonce’s black.  Black women being sexual is always viewed as deviant. 

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Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.

Nikki Gionvanni

File this under facts on facts.

This makes me think of a beautiful post that I mentioned in one of my Read This Week features; a post by @HarrietThugman about Black people of other cultural backgrounds who diminish Black American culture, and shouldn’t….for it is so rich.

My cultural heritage involves a mixture of my love for some things specific to Jamaican culture (because of my background, being raised in a Jamaican family by Jamaican parents, but being raised in America and actually born in America) and some things specific to being an American Black (I love how Nikki says Black is the NOUN and American is the adjective), and some things that seems to connect Black people despite where in the diaspora we are.

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Yes!!!

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youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological OrderThe most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]

Reblog the fuck out of this

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stophatingyourbody:

Rape culture tells “beautiful” women that they should EXPECT to be harassed/abused, while “ugly” women should be happy for the “attention”

stophatingyourbody:

Rape culture tells “beautiful” women that they should EXPECT to be harassed/abused, while “ugly” women should be happy for the “attention”

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queergiftedblack:

This is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. @lavernecox is on the cover of Essence Magazine! The enormity of this in the Black Community!! She has been so brilliant and generous and graceful from rallies to the Emmy’s. She remains a tireless advocate for her sisters and her community and is changing our world for the better. Thank goddess for Laverne Cox! Also on the cover Alfre Woodard, Nicole Bahari & Dinai Gurira! #lavernehive

queergiftedblack:

This is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. @lavernecox is on the cover of Essence Magazine! The enormity of this in the Black Community!! She has been so brilliant and generous and graceful from rallies to the Emmy’s. She remains a tireless advocate for her sisters and her community and is changing our world for the better. Thank goddess for Laverne Cox! Also on the cover Alfre Woodard, Nicole Bahari & Dinai Gurira! #lavernehive

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gynocraticgrrl:

For some it was less….

Dr. Gail Dines addressing porn culture and rape culture’s intersecting roles in patriarchy

cos men NEVER lie about why they commit abuse or shift blame onto someone else, right?

gail dines is a pedophile abuse apologist as is exgynocraticgrrl  

throw gail dines into a fucking fire. stop giving her a platform to oppress trans women and sex workers. 

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