"Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can."
Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Gina Torres at the ALMA awards interviewing with Telemundo
i love that she hit them with the it’s Telemundo why are we speaking in English though.
because she knows why.
she knows the assumption.
YOU GO QUEEN GINA
She did that so smooth though.
because she’s a smooth motherfucker!
i swear you could see “mhmmm, got yo ass” written all over her face.
They weren’t ready for her
…and that, lovelies, is how you put people in their place, effortlessly. Class act.
pero, ella sabe.
Another NYC billboard…
This one is messed up!
It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods.
It IS messed up.
And yet WE are the racist ones.
yes, you are the racist ones.
where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc.
Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found.
Racist piece of shit.
Reblogging for trrruuuth
latinagabi dropping them truth bombs
reblogging for that paragraph ^^
A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.
Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.
63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]
But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!”
(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.)
Reblogging for commentary
Lobo was a fictional Western comic book hero who was the medium’s first African-American character to headline his own series. He starred in Dell Comic’s little-known two-issue series Lobo (Dec. 1965 & Sept. 1966), was co-created by writer D. J. Arneson and artist Tony Tallarico.
In the series, Lobo is a former Union soldier who heads west after the the Civil War. Upon being wrongfully accused of murder, Lobo sets out on a mission to fight injustice and to clear his name.
Lobo’s importance to comic history stems not only from being the first black comic hero to star in his own series, but also in that he is free from the racist stereotypes that plague other early black heroes like Whitewash Jones or Waku, Prince of the Bantu. In fact, the comic doesn’t even make reference to the fact that Lobo is black.
Unfortunately, racist attitudes would ensure that Lobo would be a very short-lived series. Although 200,000 copies of the first issue were printed, only about 10,000 – 15,000 copies were sold. This was largely due to many retailers refusing to carry a comic book about a black hero. What’s more, many of these retailers not only returned Lobo, but also every other comic shipped with it. The return of so many unopened shipments was a huge loss for Dell Comics and caused Lobo to be canceled after only two issues.
Out of black babies and their self esteem..
Before Blue Ivy was even born there were memes circulating about how “ugly” she would be if she inherited Jay Z’s lips and nose.
Compared to how beautiful North was pegged (by Kris Jenner) as looking like Kim and having her light complexion.