07 4 / 2014

nativeamericannews:

Many Native American College Basketball Players Earn Post Season Awards
Back in November, at the start of the college basketball season, we wrote the article titled, “10 Native American Basketball Players to watch this College Basketball season“.  It wasn’t a list of all the Native American college basketball players competing in college athletics but it was list of players we thought that could have a significant impact for their respective teams this season. Little did we know how successful the players on this list would be. The list would include a NAIA National Champion and first ever Native American MVP, more than a few Freshman of the Year recipients, a Final Four participant, a record breaker and the most heralded basketball player in Native Basketball history.

nativeamericannews:

Many Native American College Basketball Players Earn Post Season Awards

Back in November, at the start of the college basketball season, we wrote the article titled, “10 Native American Basketball Players to watch this College Basketball season“.  It wasn’t a list of all the Native American college basketball players competing in college athletics but it was list of players we thought that could have a significant impact for their respective teams this season. Little did we know how successful the players on this list would be. The list would include a NAIA National Champion and first ever Native American MVP, more than a few Freshman of the Year recipients, a Final Four participant, a record breaker and the most heralded basketball player in Native Basketball history.


(Source: ndnsports.com)

07 4 / 2014

voguedissent:

postsatire:

unapologetically-yellow:

My favorite bit:

I have always been skeptical of white people who claim that “one of my best friends is black.” Internally my response has always been, “They may be your friend, but are you their friend?”

I believe deeply in the power of friendship to make us better human beings. But interracial friendships, especially in adulthood, require a level of risk and vulnerability that many of us would rather simply not deal with. And that is perhaps one of racism’s biggest casualties: Beyond the level of systemic havoc that racism wreaks on the material lives of people of color, in a million and one ways every day, it reduces the opportunity of all people to be more human.

Cooper put my thoughts and feelings—like how I always keep one eye out on my white friends because I know at some point, they’re going to throw me under the bus—into words far more eloquent than my own. 

Wait. You’re blaming white people because you don’t feel comfortable around them? Because you “know” that “at some point” they’re going to throw you under the bus?

And you don’t see how this sort of attitude could be self-fulfilling? You’re spending your days any nights patiently waiting for white people to do or say anything at all that might revoke what you consider as the friendship contract.

What the hell kind of chance to white people have against that? Just be friends with whoever you like and calm down. No one’s trying to throw you under the bus, and if they do, it will be a colourless act.

I get that whole thing with “I have a black friend”. The not-white people I knew in California used to call me their “white friend”, which was a bit weird. I don’t know if I’d get butthurt about it, but I can see why you might not like it.

"it will be a colourless act"

HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS

gods forbid i speak from my experiences and see race and how it plays into social interactions

people calling you their white friend =/= when white people do shitty things to me cuz i’m an asian woman because social structures of power dude

son sit down and learn instead of trying to talk over poc

you just proved my point of white ppl throwing poc under the bus

07 4 / 2014

theenchantedcottage:

We’re celebrating Human Rights Day today, and our first profile is of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners:Tawakkol Karman, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Leymah Gbowee.Tawakkol Karman: Upon being awarded the prize, Tawakkol became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date, at the age of 32. 
See more: http://goo.gl/Ocp2RqEllen Johnson Sirleaf: Born in Liberia in 1938, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was schooled in the United States before serving in the government of her native Liberia. A military coup in 1980 sent her into exile, but she returned in 1985 to speak out against the military regime. She was forced to briefly leave the country again. When she won the 2005 election, Johnson Sirleaf became the first female elected head of state in Africa. In 2011, she was one of a trio of women to win the Nobel Peace Prize. 
See more:http://goo.gl/YclXQ3Leymah Gbowee: Gbowee and Sirleaf became the second and third African women to win the prize, preceded by the late Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Gbowee is a mother of six as well as a women’s and human rights activist specializing in peacebuilding. 
See more:http://goo.gl/2jEfnZ

theenchantedcottage:

We’re celebrating Human Rights Day today, and our first profile is of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners:Tawakkol Karman, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Leymah Gbowee.

Tawakkol Karman: Upon being awarded the prize, Tawakkol became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date, at the age of 32. 

See more: http://goo.gl/Ocp2Rq

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Born in Liberia in 1938, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was schooled in the United States before serving in the government of her native Liberia. A military coup in 1980 sent her into exile, but she returned in 1985 to speak out against the military regime. She was forced to briefly leave the country again. When she won the 2005 election, Johnson Sirleaf became the first female elected head of state in Africa. In 2011, she was one of a trio of women to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

See more:http://goo.gl/YclXQ3

Leymah Gbowee: Gbowee and Sirleaf became the second and third African women to win the prize, preceded by the late Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Gbowee is a mother of six as well as a women’s and human rights activist specializing in peacebuilding.

See more:http://goo.gl/2jEfnZ

(via badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

07 4 / 2014

afrodiaspores:

“A Young Woman and a Group of Pretty Teenage Girls on a Balcony in Havana, Cuba, West Indies,” 1930s

afrodiaspores:

A Young Woman and a Group of Pretty Teenage Girls on a Balcony in Havana, Cuba, West Indies,” 1930s

(via black-culture)

07 4 / 2014

When I teach history related to Islam or Muslims in the United States, I begin by asking students what names they associate with these terms. The list is consistent year after year: Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Muhammad Ali.

All of these individuals have affected U.S. history in significant ways. If we take a step back and look at the messages these figures communicate about Muslims in U.S. history, we see a story dominated by men and by the Nation of Islam. Although important, focusing solely on these stories leaves us with a skewed view of Muslims in U.S. history. Even these examples are a stretch. Most of my students reference 9/11 as the first time they heard of Muslims.

(Source: muslimwomeninhistory, via badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

07 4 / 2014

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."

Our Bodies, Ourselves.

(via badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

07 4 / 2014

07 4 / 2014

07 4 / 2014

nativeamericannews:

Mackinac Tribe files suit against DOI to gain federal recognition
The Mackinac Tribe of Michigan is suing the Obama administration in hopes of gaining federal recognition.The tribe’s Ojibwe and Odawa ancestors signed a series of treaties between 1783 and 1855. But the Mackinac Bands have never been recognized as a tribe despite being identified as a distinct community by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as recently as 1926.

nativeamericannews:

Mackinac Tribe files suit against DOI to gain federal recognition

The Mackinac Tribe of Michigan is suing the Obama administration in hopes of gaining federal recognition.
The tribe’s Ojibwe and Odawa ancestors signed a series of treaties between 1783 and 1855. But the Mackinac Bands have never been recognized as a tribe despite being identified as a distinct community by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as recently as 1926.

(Source: indianz.com)

07 4 / 2014

"Women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone fat."

When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating (via rawfuel)

(Source: tealeafprincess, via official--satan)

07 4 / 2014

play-the-game:

comicbookfangirl:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

I mean, really white people; have you looked at your community lately?

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OMG this is the greatest post ever

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07 4 / 2014

obenibo:

THIS is White Privilege.
This is the price white people who appropriate blackness pay for committing numerous crimes. They get to be successful actors once they drop this “phase”.
Meanwhile a black person would get the most ridiculous of prison sentences for even one of these.
HE BLINDED A MAN. HE HAS A HATE CRIME UNDER HIS BELT.  And he’s a successful actor.
Y’all need not worry about Justin Bieber. He’ll be just fine.
Unfortunately.

obenibo:

THIS is White Privilege.

This is the price white people who appropriate blackness pay for committing numerous crimes. They get to be successful actors once they drop this “phase”.

Meanwhile a black person would get the most ridiculous of prison sentences for even one of these.

HE BLINDED A MAN. HE HAS A HATE CRIME UNDER HIS BELT.
And he’s a successful actor.

Y’all need not worry about Justin Bieber. He’ll be just fine.

Unfortunately.

(via sikssaapo-p)

30 3 / 2014

30 3 / 2014

anarcho-queer:

Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won’t Be Fired or Suspended
The eight Los Angeles police officers who shot at two women over 100 times will not lose their jobs. They won’t even be suspended. They’ll just get some additional training.
They’ll need it, since the shooting happened at the height of the manhunt for cop-killer Christopher Dorner, when police mistook two women delivering newspapers in a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck for one man hellbent on revenge in a charcoal Nissan Titan pickup truck and shot at them 103 times. One of the women, who was 71 at the time, was hit twice in the back. The second woman was hit by broken glass. I would say those cops should get some training in target practice, but then it’s probably best for innocent newspaper carriers that they don’t.
A commission found that the officers violated department policy when they thought the sound of a newspaper hitting the pavement was a gunshot and opened fire on two women who were, again, doing absolutely nothing wrong except driving a truck that didn’t even look like the one they believed their suspect to be in.
The officers faced suspension or even firing, but police chief Charlie Beck elected instead to let them all return to duty once they undergo some additional training, according to a memo obtained by the AP. The officers have not been named, so you’ll probably never know if the guy writing your speeding ticket once shot at an innocent senior citizen. 
Shortly after the women were mistaken for Dorner, another police officer shot at another pickup truck. This one was black Honda Ridgeline. Brian McGee drove his cruiser into the truck and opened fire three times. The man inside the truck was not hit, but he sustained back and head injuries. The city of Torrance, where the incident took place, gave him $20,000 to replace his truck which was, again, a black Honda Ridgeline and not a gray Nissan Titan.
In January, prosecutors found that the officer was “justified in using force to stop the vehicle and in discharging his firearm” and declined to press charges.

anarcho-queer:

Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won’t Be Fired or Suspended

The eight Los Angeles police officers who shot at two women over 100 times will not lose their jobs. They won’t even be suspended. They’ll just get some additional training.

They’ll need it, since the shooting happened at the height of the manhunt for cop-killer Christopher Dorner, when police mistook two women delivering newspapers in a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck for one man hellbent on revenge in a charcoal Nissan Titan pickup truck and shot at them 103 times. One of the women, who was 71 at the time, was hit twice in the back. The second woman was hit by broken glass. I would say those cops should get some training in target practice, but then it’s probably best for innocent newspaper carriers that they don’t.

A commission found that the officers violated department policy when they thought the sound of a newspaper hitting the pavement was a gunshot and opened fire on two women who were, again, doing absolutely nothing wrong except driving a truck that didn’t even look like the one they believed their suspect to be in.

The officers faced suspension or even firing, but police chief Charlie Beck elected instead to let them all return to duty once they undergo some additional training, according to a memo obtained by the AP. The officers have not been named, so you’ll probably never know if the guy writing your speeding ticket once shot at an innocent senior citizen. 

Shortly after the women were mistaken for Dorner, another police officer shot at another pickup truck. This one was black Honda Ridgeline. Brian McGee drove his cruiser into the truck and opened fire three times. The man inside the truck was not hit, but he sustained back and head injuries. The city of Torrance, where the incident took place, gave him $20,000 to replace his truck which was, again, a black Honda Ridgeline and not a gray Nissan Titan.

In January, prosecutors found that the officer was “justified in using force to stop the vehicle and in discharging his firearm and declined to press charges.

(via wicked-pissahh)

30 3 / 2014

fucknofetishization:

All people of color are welcome to submit pictures of yourselves with microaggressions on signs! This is all day!

Ps. You don’t have to show your face if you don’t want, you can just cover your face with your sign if you’d like.

(via angrywocunited)