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camaradobono:

Manif en soutien au peuple palestinien et à Gaza, Paris, Barbès-Montmartre, 19 juillet 2014.

Despite the ban, thousands of us marched today in Paris in support of the Palestinian people ! Free Gaza ! Free Palestine !

wocinsolidarity:

The first episode of the Burka Avenger, Season 01. In this episode Vadero Pajero and Baba Bandook conspire to shut down the girls school. Burka Avenger comes to the rescue and saves the day.

HEY YA’LL THE FIRST EPISODE OF BURKA AVENGER IS UP ON YOUTUBE!!!!!!!!!!

Go Burka Avenger !

I am SO going to the demo tomorrow ! FUCK THEM !

hareemm:

perfectly put. saddest reality.

hareemm:

perfectly put. saddest reality.

It’s prime-time news on ABC, and Diane Sawyer is opening a report on a dramatic escalation in the Middle East. “We take you overseas, now, to the rockets raining down on Israel today,” she says. The segment shifts to a photograph of two men near the angular wreckage of a bombed-out building. “And here, an Israeli family tries to salvage what they can,””Sawyer says, her voice straining to articulate the inhumanity of the destruction. “One woman, standing speechless among the ruins.”

There was one small problem with the clip: the people Sawyer describes aren’t Israelis; they’re Palestinians – struggling to deal with the brutal bombardment that Israeli forces are raining down on the Gaza Strip.

weian-fu:

weed-speed-and-cigarettes:

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Love your blog, very educational. I can't help but SMDH in shame and anger reading all that curly nikki including white woman in the natural hair movement and diluting its message madness. The level of ignorance is appalling. UGH! I think the big focus that has been on "curly hair" in the natural hair movement is also to blame : after almost marginalizing nappy kinky/4c hair from the movement in favour of "curly" "good hair", excluding blackness as a whole was just the next logical step...
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afro-textured-art:

msredo:

SO true ! Jamilah Lemieux made the same argument, among other greta points, in her piece about the whole thing “White Women on #TeamNatural? No, Thanks”.

I’ve been surprised and disappointed to see how much of the natural hair movement has centered on “curly” hair, when that isn’t hardly the most common hair type among our people. Until recently, due largely to the efforts of bloggers/vloggers like Jouelzy and the team at 4C Hair Chick, who have taken up the charge of highlighting kinkier hair textures, there has been too much visual representation of sisters who have what has been described as “multicultural hair.” No shade to biracial women or those of us who get asked “What are you mixed with?” because of their hair texture, but the natural hair movement is at its most powerful when it encourages sisters to celebrate all our biologically-determined hair textures, not just the ones seen in rap videos.

This all thing is so, so, so angering. And the thing is what is the most upsetting is not so much the original article, but the dismissing, entitled, oblivious and privileged way that white girl reacted to the very valid criticism coming from BW, even to people like Franchesca Ramsey who tried to “explain” to her a few things. And now “Curly Nikki” decided to reply to Jamilah’s article being dismissive and arrogant and completely missing the point (also, the whole thing about going to Africa helping people was not only a total cop out but sounded border line white saviory). UGH! Just UGH!

Waterlily716 is refusing to apologize and educate herself, instead she rather go searching for any black woman willing to validate her ideas.

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[image description: Waterlily716 quotes CurlyNIkki on 7/3/2014 validating her idea that white women have this entitled spot waiting for them in #teamnatual and the #naturalhairmovement.]

And I think Waterlily isn’t going to stop until she gets her way, no matter how many black women are silenced and ignored in the discussion.

To me this is a complete invasion of cultural space and I’m not letting white entitlement or any “New Black” mentality destroy what black women worked so hard for.

Also, don’t forget her “reverse racism” comment : https://twitter.com/chescaleigh/status/484846500993064960. Just UGH!

I hope this conversation keeps getting lauder and BW’s voices aren’t silenced. But I got to say I am more mad at that Curly Nikki and the other “New black” ” kumbaya” women who keep defending that ignorant Lily White special snowflake curly girl, dismissing other black women as “bitter” and angry, further watering down and depoliticising the natural hair movement while praising Curly Nikki’s weak ass & total sell out response to Jamilah’s article.

heavensigh:

Okay, so I didn’t want to write about this, but gosh darn it I’ve been seeing so many comments about it that I just HAD to say something.

If you guys haven’t heard, Curly Nikki has created a huge debate over a featured blog post on their site. This post, to be exact. As you can see,…