Yeah, hon.

bert-macklen-fbi:

when you can only drop by the club for a lil bit 

This is hilarious in and of itself. Also, can’t wait for the Open. Pls Serena, make it to the finals again so I can see you play. Kthxbai.

(Source: reticulan)

agracefulmovement:

The day of Mike Brown’s funeral, folks all across the country stood in solidarity with the demands of OBS (Organization for Black Struggle) in Ferguson, MO.  Minnesota joined them as the Justice 4 All leaders at TakeAction Minnesota delivered a letter from community members and demands to the Department of Justice and the Regional Attorney General including:

1.     Obama to come to Ferguson to meet with the people whose human rights have been violated by aggressive and militarized policing, including the family of the victim–Michael Brown 

2.     Eric Holder to use the full resources and power of the Department of Justice to implement a nationwide investigation of systemic police brutality and harassment in black and brown communities

3.     Ensure transparency, accountability, and safety of our communities by requiring front facing cameras in police departments with records of racial disparities in stops, arrests, killings, and excessive force complaints

4.     Immediate suspension without pay of law enforcement officers that have used or approved excessive use of force. Additionally, their personal information and policing history should be made available to the public

There were tears, anger, and a fierce commitment to a better world where Black men and women are not targeted, incarcerated, and locked out of the very systems in place to “protect” them.  The community here in Minneapolis needed to grieve, together with Ferguson, the loss of another young black man.  His life matters.  His Life Matters.  HIS LIFE MATTERS. The folks in our circle expressed fears for their children and partners and for themselves, loss of sleep, heavy hearts, and difficulty talking to their family and friends about the issue because of a profound lack of clarity about the real issue of structural racism in this country.  So today, we stood with the people of Ferguson, mourning the loss of one of their babies, the loss of one of their futures, and the loss of some of the hope that we can build something better. 

(via neighborhoodr-minneapolis)

I bet you can tell I’m a woman,” she said, “and I suspect the rest of the world can, too.”

She said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the NBA; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly men.

She did not flinch. “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.

Michele Roberts, the new head of the NBA Player’s Union (xx)

I read the last line of this in the paper a few weeks ago and can’t stop thinking about what an amazing, beautiful statement it is, in every way.

(Source: mdz1971, via coreconcept)

calm your shit barbie not everyone has white privilege like you do

(Source: rrraquelle, via guccier)

Transphobic U.S. Congressman edits Wikipedia to include hate speech for Laverne Cox   

sunshien:

glutenfreevodka:

wdya:

Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

Spread this like wildfire.

(articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

Oh my god

i don’t know if everyone else knows about this or not, but i just went onto the twitterbot’s page and this is not just about laverne cox, someone from congress has been editing multiple articles concerning transgender people (mostly women) and laverne was probably the first trans celebrity they could think of, other edits have been made including:

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this is not just about laverne cox, do not just make it about laverne cox, this is not one person being transphobic towards a celebrity we like, there is someone in congress with an agenda of misinformation actively trying to slander the trans community through wikipedia.

(via whitegirlsaintshit)