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Anonymous asked: why is it okay for a black person to call another black person a nigger but when a white person does it, it's racist?

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revolutionary-afrolatino:

why is it that when white people invaded North America and killed millions of Native Americans they were called “settlers” but when Black and Brown people cross the border they’re called “illegals”?

why is it that when white people kidnapped sold and enslaved millions Black people it was called a “trade”, but when Black and Brown people steal products it’s called “robbery”?

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that gif. please.

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http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3439389/videos/63807357

Watch this video at 2:30

13 arrested last night for noise ordinance. Bail set from $1000 to $2300

Darren Wilson is still on vacation

Ferguson 10/03/2014

That looks like @musicoverpeople Alexis

Yes she is one of them!!!

Beautiful people!!!

Please pass this link around, post this on every social networking site

This is a bail fund for present and future arrested Ferguson protesters!!!

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Please post this or if you can, donate!!!

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Those clips of Blue were better than the entire performance… and that says a lot consider that this was EPIC, but I just can’t get over how into it she is.

oh… and YES to Rita Ora being like the only celeb who isn’t afraid to acknowledge Beyoncé is THAT BISHH and all should bow down and pay homage.

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#VirginTerritory

“So… you’re a ‘virgin’ virgin?” is a question I’ve been asked multiple times in disbelief by my peers, followed by a series of reactions either reducing my womanhood to a thirteen year old adolescent, or  ridiculing me for waiting for so long and even being laughed at. I always feel reluctant and a bit awkward about being a twenty-four year old virgin. Just when I thought I was all alone, not having many friends that are abstaining from sex, MTV decided to produce a new reality show called Virgin Territory. I wasn’t at all caught off guard, since I had roamed their casting section this past spring.

The cast is made up of a variety of people from different walks of life ranging in the 18-25 demographic, but the season premier showcases what TV producers might label as “typical” virgins. Two of the girls are waiting until marriage, while the “sensitive” and hot, yet extremely shy guy with no sexual experience confesses that he just wants a meaningful relationship. We are introduced to Dominique, who is 21 and doesn’t act like a “typical” virgin as she puts it. Phrases like “acting like a virgin” or “doing typical virgin stuff” were tossed around a few times during her scenes, where she even admitted to going to clubs, dancing, drinking, holding conversations with (you guessed it) the opposite sex, and doing all the stuff normal people do. If that’s considered not acting like a virgin (because we live in the 1920’s and wear skirts to the floor), then I guess I broke the mold as well. At one point Bride to be, Lisa, mocks the fact that all her virginal friends are throwing her a Bachelorette party and ‘buying lingerie’. I guess days of the week and cartoon panties are the only draws virgins shop for? The greatest moment in the first episode is when Lisa has a come to Jesus moment with her fiancé about how many times he thinks he’s going to bust a nut (not her words, all mine). She showcased how innocent (Naïve) some people allow themselves to be simply because they are virgins. Either way, I was surprised by how stereotypical the show is, and reinforces all of the ridiculous questions and comments many virgins experience.

  1. “You’re a REAL virgin?” Uh, when did we suddenly become a myth? This isn’t Twilight, fool!
  2. “I bet you’re a tease.” And I bet you’re an idiot!
  3. “Have you ever seen a penis?” A little personal, don’t you think?
  4. “Do you watch porn at all?” Because sharing porno stories with complete strangers and acquaintances is considered normal to those sexually active.
  5. “Have you ever masturbated?” HAVE YOU?
  6. “Aww you’re so cute. That is so adorable!” Thank you, let me just pick my ego up off the floor.
  7. “Good for you! Stay that way ‘cause you aren’t missing anything.”
  8. “WHAT!!! You don’t even know what you’re missing.”
  9. “You’re waiting for marriage? What if you never get married though?” Well there is a million dollar question that’s floated through my head plenty of times, but i’m surviving if that’s your main concern.
  10. You don’t dance like a virgin. The funniest of them all since my ability to dance is based off my sexual experience. VIRGINS TWERK, TOO!

As funny as all of those comments can be, it made me ask a very serious question: Does being a virgin affect how others see me as a woman? I use the term woman instead of female because it’s obvious I was born of female species, but sexuality is associated with maturity. If I had a quarter for every time someone hit me with the “Aww, you’re so innocent” line…

After having a very insightful conversation with a co-worker close in age range, I realized why I never felt feminine enough. My ability to withhold the P made me feel inexperienced in dating, and often younger in spirit than my peers. My issues with feeling like a woman at twenty-four where rooted in my sexual experience, which was a flop compared to many of the stories shared, and the  sexually charged media shoved down my throat, no pun intended. Every passing year that I went without a boyfriend and held on to my virginity after graduating high school, the horrific idea of being inexperienced created a wall in viewing myself as sexy. Much like Kyle and Makaela from Virgin Territory, I struggle with approaching or being approached by the opposite sex. I wasn’t aware this was such an issue until I found myself being attracted to a guy in college who less than three years older. He was on his Idris Elba chocolate swag, and here I was a first year lusting after a well-known Senior. I would joke with my friends about how fine he was, and how he could ‘get it’ but inside I knew if the opportunity presented itself, I’d turn into a shy school-girl and meekly decline. The images that exist in my mind when referencing sex are my favorite black love movies (and The Notebook). A woman’s ability to feel sexual without guilt shouldn’t be based upon her sexual encounters, nor should we be reduced to little girls. Society puts out this image that you should be shunned and labeled a loser if you haven’t had sex after a certain age. Maybe MTV should have Girl Code address virgin life after high school, while I continue looking for the answers on how to properly get laid on google.

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Headlines Gone Wrong: Time Magazine interprets ‘Bae’

As if we didn’t get enough of white folks trying to interpret and knock down racial barriers with twerking, along comes Times Magazine giving their two cents. On Wednesday Time Magzine published an online article by Katy Steinmetz titled, "This Is What ‘Bae’ Means". The article was written in response to Pharrell’s current single, 'Come Get it Bae', featuring the poster child of rich whites gone wild, Miley Cyrus.

The article seemed to be written from an honest place of confusion that most people face when they don’t speak slang, live near an urban neighborhoods, or are trying to appropriate urban culture, but the more than obvious headline doesn’t stop Steinmetz from giving a less than brilliant interpretation of ‘Bae’. Katy writes, "Others argue that bae is simply a shortened version of babe, which would similarly account for the rare ae juxtapostion. Slangsters do love to embrace the “dropped letter” versions of slang words. When cool gets old, there is coo. When crazy gets tiresome, there is cray. You could do me a solid, or just do me a sol".

Although it’s not the first time modern day slang has been borrowed from the urban community and worn out, social media was set ablaze by the audacity of Times Magazine and Katy Steinzmeet, leading to the creation of a hashtag funnier than the Paula Dean attack, Hello #TimeTitles! I even got in on the fun, and came up with some non-sense. Listed Below are some popular tweets & my personal favorites from the hashtag craze.

THANK YOU KATY STEINMETZ

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On The Run Experience

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Last night I screamed my lungs out, rapped and sang every lyric, and kept myself from fainting. From the moment I arrived at Met Life Stadium, I was asking myself if this was real? I spent $125 on tour merchandise; that’s how excited I was and sad that it would end in less than three hours. I haven’t seen Beyonce since her very first solo concert, when I was 13 years old. I also was anxious to see Jay-Z for the first time. I had floor seats for a decent price, but I was kind of irritated that I basically had to stand on my chair the whole time because of others standing on their chair. Either way, I enjoyed my edges getting snatched by Queen Bey and Hova.

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