I'M NOT PANICKING, I'M JUST VERY VERY CURIOUS

my name is senait. this tumblr used to be about comedy and delightful things on the internet but now it's mostly reblogged rage. if you have interesting things to say about the world's fuckedupedness, comedy, or Habeshas, i will probably want to follow you.
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howtobeterrell:

blackgirlsinked:

Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)

This is why cultural appropriation is so important

BETTY BOOP WAS BLACK?! WHY DIDN’T I KNOW SOONER???

communicants:

Crooklyn (Spike Lee, 1994)

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did-you-kno:

Etymologists believe the word pumpernickel means “devil’s fart” in German. Source

i never liked that bread

I don’t explain cultural things, with italics or with exclamation or with side bars or asides. I was aggressive about that because I had so many negative models, so many Latinos and black writers who are writing to white audiences, who are not writing to their own people. If you are not writing to your own people, I’m disturbed because of what that says to your relationship to the community you are in one way or another indebted to. You are only there to loot them of ideas, and words, and images so that you can coon them to the dominant group. That disturbs me tremendously.

Junot Díaz, with Diógenes Céspedes and Silvio Torres-Saillant (1996)

many problems with this dude but i definitely agree with this

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soundgoodizer:

the cops in ferguson would rather waste their time and resources terrorizing a whole community than punish one racist murderer

the bottom line

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nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth before they were murdered by vigilantes/Policemen . Rest in peace. 

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kyssthis16:

bucketmouthbitches:

I Love Taraji!🙌

She said “Bye bitch!”. YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, Taraji!

i already knew i wanted to be besties w. taraji years ago, but she reconfirms it all the time

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