flyartproductions:

MY ANACONDA DON’T WANT NONE UNLESS YOU GOT BUNS HUN
Lilith with a snake (1886), John Collier / Anaconda, Nicki Minaj

flyartproductions:

MY ANACONDA DON’T WANT NONE UNLESS YOU GOT BUNS HUN

Lilith with a snake (1886), John Collier / Anaconda, Nicki Minaj

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mireligionerestu:

tealwig:

dirtylittledamsel:

Kim and Kanye need to chill

Thank god azealia escaped, I need to listen to bwet

Exclusive footage of Kim and Kanye trying ti kill Azealia Banks.


Please! I can’t breath.

mireligionerestu:

tealwig:

dirtylittledamsel:

Kim and Kanye need to chill

Thank god azealia escaped, I need to listen to bwet

Exclusive footage of Kim and Kanye trying ti kill Azealia Banks.

Please! I can’t breath.

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@1 day ago with 57570 notes

75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

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hawaiianbrianimage said: Ugh ok long time fan with that said I'm disappointed with the direction you're going in. Your not the news and posting up political stuff I can just go to CNN and view isn't very interesting, also your not posting Michael brown thug pictures that weren't leaked such as him holding a 9mm to the camera with a 40 and about $400. Also I have yet to see anything about cars such as the president of Nissan naming the fair lady Z after my fairlady. Re-analyze your content and start posting fun facts.

nowyoukno:

No. I refuse to censor my blog for you. I also refuse to post the photos of Michael Brown you mentioned, which have NO RELEVANCE and would legitimately, if nothing else, serve to further slander his name and character. I post facts, and the facts about Mike Brown’s case are not only relevant factual information, but it’s an issue which is affecting people and causing debate all over the country. I am a fact and news blog, which is funny you would try to say to me “your not the news”, it’s you’re by the way. But I literally have said many times before, I post facts and sometimes breaking news. And tell me, what is supposedly such a “fun fact” about the alleged photo of Mike Brown with a 9mm, money and a 40. It isn’t fucking relevant. Unarmed teen shot to death 6 times. I covered the facts. If you’re mad that I run my blog how I choose to, unfollow me

Tell ‘em!

@3 days ago with 874 notes
2damnfeisty:

iamvistoso:

soulfuljafrikan:

sapphrikah:

blackmaleintimacy:

aunt viv. 

DEAR WHITE ROOMMATES.

!!!!

Dear White People…

and some black people too tbh.


It just got real.

2damnfeisty:

iamvistoso:

soulfuljafrikan:

sapphrikah:

blackmaleintimacy:

aunt viv. 

DEAR WHITE ROOMMATES.

!!!!

Dear White People…

and some black people too tbh.

It just got real.

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@3 days ago with 48819 notes

gang0fwolves:

heartsdontbreakeven:

The truth

this man was speaking so much truth, i really wish someone would interview him

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@4 days ago with 24393 notes
dockers:

skateshvt:

yess, its a gif

swag beast

dockers:

skateshvt:

yess, its a gif

swag beast

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@6 days ago with 394256 notes
volcanicpomegranate:

fatbodypolitics:

theroguefeminist:

elliedoh:

So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).
In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.
In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.
In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.
So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.
I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. So I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.
Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.

This.


Dear every motherfucker crying and writing think pieces on nicki minaj’s “sexually exploitive” video

FOREVER REBLOG

volcanicpomegranate:

fatbodypolitics:

theroguefeminist:

elliedoh:

So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).

In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.

In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.

In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.

So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.

I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. So I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.

Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.

This.

Dear every motherfucker crying and writing think pieces on nicki minaj’s “sexually exploitive” video

FOREVER REBLOG

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take-me-wasted-im-home:

This person is my hero


I can so relate to this right now.

take-me-wasted-im-home:

This person is my hero

I can so relate to this right now.

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@1 day ago with 226813 notes
sunkissedkinks:

caribbeancivilisation:

“Trinidadian, Camille Alleyne, is a NASA Rocket Scientist and a great role model! An Aerospace Engineer by formal education, she’s worked in this capacity, managing space projects both at NASA and Department of Defense, for the last 16 years!”


My country woman yes!

sunkissedkinks:

caribbeancivilisation:

Trinidadian, Camille Alleyne, is a NASA Rocket Scientist and a great role model!
An Aerospace Engineer by formal education, she’s worked in this capacity, managing space projects both at NASA and Department of Defense, for the last 16 years!”

My country woman yes!

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yourhue:

Black women and girls lost to gun violence, police brutality, intimate partner violence and transphobia:

 

Dana Larkin

Kassandra Perkins

Rekia Boyd

Tarika Wilson

Aiyana Stanley-Jones

Adaisha Miller

Brandy Martell

Deanna Cook Patrick

Tyisha Miller

Ashley Sinclair

We remember your names and we honor your lives.

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@1 day ago with 12962 notes

Tibetan Monks living in exile in India flew to Ferguson to show support for Mike Brown and community.

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dockers:

skateshvt:

yess, its a gif

swag beast

dockers:

skateshvt:

yess, its a gif

swag beast

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