tonight pol and i ate thai food and talked shit on people we hate and we were supposed to watch mean girls but i mean we did basically the same thing

i love them they are so important

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look at this flawless freaking woman

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Bobby Kennedy and daughter Kerry photographed by George Silk, 1964.


Black women who made the Time 100 List For 2014. Creative singer, dancer, artist, philanthropist and feminist Beyoncé, creative outspoken actor, artist and feminist Kerry Washington, tennis legend, philanthropist and business owner Serena WilliamsChicagoan and now head of U.N. World Food Programme Ertharin CousinNigerian economist and past Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ugandan activist Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, South African human rights lawyer Thuli Madonsela, and Kenyan tech guru Ory Okolloh. 

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock DIDN’T make the list though. Clearly both had a major impact in 2013. Both have been outspoken about Black trans women and trans women of colour’s rights and lives, both have created remarkable and important art and both have been influential and highly visible. They should’ve been there. Easily.

Beyoncé made the Time 100 List in 2013 as well, but this year has the cover after a successful and influential year in 2013, from her Super Bowl performance, to her world tour, to her incredible visual album BEYONCÉ, to being more outspoken with her feminist politics through her music, and through other projects—some I like (speaking, writing, fundraising, philanthropy), some I’ve critiqued (i.e. #BanBossy/Lean In)—all while being committed to her family, her marriage to Jay-Z and motherhood to Blue Ivy

Several Black men made the list as well, including two of my personal faves, Oscar winning film director Steve McQueen and Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman

As I wrote about yesterday, there is a DIFFERENCE between the legitimate desire for representation of Black women’s humanity in the media while still creating our own media (as ignoring the mainstream does not erase harmful messages about us are placed there) and "oh that’s White approval!" This distinction and understanding of how media representation impacts us is important.

Complete Time 100 List For 2014 

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tl;dr - Redditor whining about being friendzoned gets politely told.


r u kidding me laverne had the fifth highest number of yes votes in the poll. LUPITA WAS #10 AND NIETHER OF THEM GOT ON THE LIST 

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Hawaiian Sovereignty Moves Forward in International Courts

The mission to take back the Hawaiian Kingdom after more than 100 years of United States occupation is a matter of exposing war crimes and seeking compliance through international venues, said Dr. Keanu Sai, political scientist and acting-ambassador for Hawai‘i. “This isn’t a matter of America doing the right thing. America will be forced to comply,” he said.

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Hi friends Leah politicalsexkitten is getting a large amount of hate and though she is handling it like the goddess she is, maybe send her some love?

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heres a tip 4 men: dont ever try 2 tell a woman how 2 feminism ever

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but can we get #whereislavernecox to trend on twitter? because thats the only social media site the mainstream seems to listen to these days. 

tweet @TIME with why you admire ms. cox and use the hashtags #TIME100 #whereislavernecox

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Zoe Saldana for Latina Magazine by Yu Tsai
Anonymous inquired:

My government teacher(rich old white man)was discussing the first time Obama was elected and said that 90 something % of black ppl voted for him just cause he was black and he said that's wrong bc they're only voting for him bc of his skin color and not looking at what he can actually do for the country but how can I explain to him it's not wrong to support someone of your own race who's about to make history??

Ask him why he voted for mccain and if that reason would still be true if mccain was black.

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Joking about marginalized groups doesn’t satirize their oppression. It perpetuates it. Stop.

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