1. opticallyaroused:

    Mars’ Olympus Mons, The Tallest Mountain in our Solar System, as Seen From Orbit.

    (via stardust-seedling)


  2. "And I was rescued from this dilemma by remembering that, about six years earlier, black women in the Boston area had written essays to the effect that white women were oppressive to work with. I remember back to what it had been like to read those essays. My first response was to say, “I don’t see how they can say that about us—I think we’re nice!” And my second response was deeply racist, but this is where I was in 1980. I thought, I especially think we’re nice if we work with them."
  4. hot-tea-nanako:




    this why they killed him

    JFK will forever be one of the best presidents this nation ever had.

    Look at how old this broadcast looks.
    Our technology has come so far and our social skills are still in the toilet.
    This is why Skynet wins. This shit right here.

    (Source: afriet, via stupefactionblog)

  6. cosplayingwhileblack:

    Character: Aqualad / Kaldur’ahm

    Series: Young Justice

    By Jeremiah Thompson


    (via hoodfuturism)

  7. beautiesofafrique:

    African ethnic group of the week: The Fulani people

    Fulani people are one of the largest ethnolinguistic groups in Africa, numbering approximately 40 million people in total. They form one of the most widely dispersed and culturally diverse of the peoples of Africa. The Fulani are bound together by the common language of Fulfulde, as well as by some basic elements of Fulbe culture, such as The pulaaku , a code of conduct common to all Fulani groups. The Wodaabe (Fula: Woɗaaɓe) or Bororo and Toroobe are small subgroups of the Fulani ethnic group.

    African countries where they are present include Mauritania, Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Gambia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Chad, Togo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan the Central African Republic, Liberia, and as far East as the Red Sea in Sudan and Egypt. With the exception of Guinea, where the Fula make up an ethnic plurality (largest single ethnic group) or approximately 40%+ of the population, Fulas are minorities in every country they live in. So, most also speak other dominant languages of the countries they inhabit, making many Fulani bilingual or even trilingual in nature. Such languages include Hausa, Bambara, Wolof, Arabic, 

    Historically, the Fulani played a significant role in the rise and fall of ancient African empires such as Ghana, Mali, Songhai and the Mossi states. They greatly contributed to the spread of Islam throughout Western Africa. More recently, slavery and colonialism dispersed Fulani throughout the Middle East, the Americas and Europe. 

    Fulani people were among the first Africans to convert to Islam. Between the eighth and the fourteenth century, Fulbe-speaking people of Takrur had produced a class of Muslim clerics, the Torodbe, who would take on proselytizing activities across the entire western Sudan. Increasingly, the memory of their previous pastoral religion was lost, except in some sub-groups such as the Bororo or Wodaabe (i.e., “Isolated”), who remained animists and nomads. Between the eleventh and the seventeenth century, the Fulbe gradually extended their grazing territory from over much of the West African savanna up to Borno. They usually took no part in the political life of the surrounding entities, and were sometimes subjected to heavy taxes.

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  9. wonderful-strange:

    The Cat Screams by Todd Downing.

    (Source: arcaneimages, via abstrackafricana)


  10. "Mr. T Experience, called “We Hate All the Same Things”: “Ennui, misanthropy / Weltschmerz and anomie / Just think of all the things you hate / And things start looking pretty great / If there’s someone who hates them, too / And she’s with you the whole night through. . . . ”"
  11. xigga:

    xigga manifestas
    xigga is an afro.philo.cosmology that affirms how human beings practice courage, move beyond our fears, and inspire new futures. it is an acknowledgement of the complicated and beautiful ways we navigate this space on the margins and the center at the same damn time. to be wanted and feared. to want and to fear. by illuminating the intersections of fear and freedom, the xigga projeck challenges us to transform our inner fears into possibilities of bold self-expression and courageous self-creation. connect to the movement: www.xiggauniverse.com xiggauniverse@gmail.com

  12.  portraits of Rinko by Jesse Frohman

    (via shakesqueers)

  13. sincecombahee:



    1. Carl Gibson, is a spokesman and organizer for US Uncut, a nonviolent, creative direct-action movement to stop budget cuts by getting corporations to pay their fair share of taxes. Contact Carl on the Commons or read his other articles on www.occupy.com
    2. Citizen Radio
    3. Vocativ
    4. Detroit Water Brigade
    5. Detroit Water Brigade

    (via ethiopienne)

  14. valvala:


    Are you GAY? Do you LOVE SATAN? Are you tired of people asking you this in public? Finally you can wear a shirt that says I’M HERE, I’M QUEER, AND I WORSHIP THE DEVIL. Buy my GAY SATAN shirts in PASTEL or BLACK; either way you’re going to hell.

    buy my shirt

    (via shakesqueers)

  15. labsinthe:

    Nadja Auermann photographed by Nick Knight for Vogue UK 1994

    at first I thought these were watercolors.

    (via realbronxbetty)