houseoffiji:

A beautiful wedding took place in California late summer of this year, 2014 as loved ones and friends of Anasii Brenda Ranitu (Tongan Fijian) & Ratu Yavala Bevu (Fiji) witnessed Love and the fascinating tapa couture exclusively designed by the BRIDE’s Aunt and the Bride herself.. “Tapa & LOVE “

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blackaudacity:

shantrinas:

panarriqueno:

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Yea I feel the same everytime I put hispanic on the application. I wonder if I put black and white will I get the job. 

i doubt youd get it if you put black. 

we go through the same discrimination 

Yea do not put Black. I know Latinos and Hispanics get shit on, but I really don’t understand how so many of yall are convinced regular Black folks don’t too. No its not an oppression contest, but it does genuinely shock me. I applied for at least 50-75 jobs before I decided to put mixed on one application. My name is already “white.” I got a call back within 24 hours and an interview within the week. I had a straight weave in my hair that I extended for an extra week cause I knew I probably wouldn’t get the job if I had my natural hair out.

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aigeoldsoul:

The “Queen of the Cakewalk”, Aida Overton Walker addressed Black writers/critics’ disregard for and criticism of the acting profession in a December issue of The Freeman. After first addressing the main topic at hand, she proceeded to suggest proactive steps that could prepare up-and-coming black performers for the stage. Below is an excerpt from her article:

"I have stated that we ought to strive to produce great actors and actresses; by this I do not mean that all our men and women who possess talent for the stage should commence the study of Shakespeare’s works. Already, too many of our people wish to master Shakespeare, which is really a ridiculous notion. There are characteristics and natural tendencies in our own people which make as beautiful studies for the stage as any to be found in the make-up of any other race, and perhaps far more. By carefully studying our own graces, we learn to appreciate the noble and the beautiful in ourselves, just as other people have discovered the graces and beauty in themselves from studying and acting that which is noble in them. Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciating and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and depreciating ourselves. There is nothing equal to originality, and I think much time is lost in trying to do something that has been done and "overdone," much better than you will be able to do it."

The Freeman (Dec. 28, 1912) - Link

aigeoldsoul:

The “Queen of the Cakewalk”, Aida Overton Walker addressed Black writers/critics’ disregard for and criticism of the acting profession in a December issue of The Freeman. After first addressing the main topic at hand, she proceeded to suggest proactive steps that could prepare up-and-coming black performers for the stage. Below is an excerpt from her article:

"I have stated that we ought to strive to produce great actors and actresses; by this I do not mean that all our men and women who possess talent for the stage should commence the study of Shakespeare’s works. Already, too many of our people wish to master Shakespeare, which is really a ridiculous notion. There are characteristics and natural tendencies in our own people which make as beautiful studies for the stage as any to be found in the make-up of any other race, and perhaps far more. By carefully studying our own graces, we learn to appreciate the noble and the beautiful in ourselves, just as other people have discovered the graces and beauty in themselves from studying and acting that which is noble in them. Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciating and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and depreciating ourselves. There is nothing equal to originality, and I think much time is lost in trying to do something that has been done and "overdone," much better than you will be able to do it."

The Freeman (Dec. 28, 1912) - Link

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jiinsy:

Really wanted to draw Ro and Kenna’s wedding photo, I was going to wait until I did a regular drawing of Kenna, but oh well. Look at these cuties. Damn. 
Kenna is originally from Space Rhode Island. She runs a bar on a station named Odessa near one of Space Texas’ biggest moons. They have matching tats somewhere that is yet to be mentioned. 

jiinsy:

Really wanted to draw Ro and Kenna’s wedding photo, I was going to wait until I did a regular drawing of Kenna, but oh well. Look at these cuties. Damn. 

Kenna is originally from Space Rhode Island. She runs a bar on a station named Odessa near one of Space Texas’ biggest moons. They have matching tats somewhere that is yet to be mentioned. 

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afro-art-chick:

Akua Noni Parker & Jacqueline Green at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

Copyright Richard Calmes


thisiseverydayracism:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters canvass the neighborhood of County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.


Saturday, August 30th.

SIGNAL BOOST

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mambubadu:

High School picketer
Houston, Texas, May 10, 1965
Unidentified photographer
More here.

mambubadu:

High School picketer

Houston, Texas, May 10, 1965

Unidentified photographer

More here.


Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins.
The most comforting beauty advice I’ve ever been given. (via cinniie)

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pallet-town-julie-brown:

ecklecticsoul:

{Strolling Series by Cecile Emeke}

Sexism,Patriarchy,Racism and Colonialsm.Full Discourse

where i find a dude like this to bring home to my mama

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strugglingtobeheard:

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thaunderground:

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I’ve never used the word “exasperating” in my vocab ever.

Lmaoooo he said “buy me some earplugs too”

He is too grown lmao 😂😂

Lololol this was hilarious

Omg this child lol 😆😭 the mom was like damn he making good points too, lemme just get the earplugs lol


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ourafrica:

#NMOS14; NYC - Union Square. Thank you to everyone that came out!

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