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boygeorgemichaelbluth:

timbeon:

gajeelredfox:

gajeelredfox:

this sentence is giving me a migraine 

Iggy’s gonna be the first real superstar female rapper you guys ignore Lauryn and Missy’s grammy’s and critical acclaim ignore Nicki’s platinum albumS and sell out tours and critically acclaimed mixtapes ignore it all, ms crocodile dundee dropped one mediocre 8 track mixtape and did 2 songs that everyone only knows the chorus too SHE’S the one to watch!!! 

The most depressing part of this is that lat month Nicki Minaj actually broke the record for the most appearances as a lead, collaborative, or featured guest artist on the Billboard Hot 100. But nah, forget her, she’s not important, let’s all gush about how successful Iggy Azalea is instead.

iggy ain’t even the best part of her own song!

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

timbeon:

gajeelredfox:

gajeelredfox:

this sentence is giving me a migraine 

Iggy’s gonna be the first real superstar female rapper you guys ignore Lauryn and Missy’s grammy’s and critical acclaim ignore Nicki’s platinum albumS and sell out tours and critically acclaimed mixtapes ignore it all, ms crocodile dundee dropped one mediocre 8 track mixtape and did 2 songs that everyone only knows the chorus too SHE’S the one to watch!!! 

The most depressing part of this is that lat month Nicki Minaj actually broke the record for the most appearances as a lead, collaborative, or featured guest artist on the Billboard Hot 100. But nah, forget her, she’s not important, let’s all gush about how successful Iggy Azalea is instead.

iggy ain’t even the best part of her own song!

(via say-it-aint-so81)

salemgirl0625:

My favorite gif.

salemgirl0625:

My favorite gif.

(Source: loveniaimani, via belindapendragon)

lavagatrabajadoble:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

lavagatrabajadoble:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

(via comicalsans)

onlyfitnessforme:

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onlyfitnessforme:

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afro-dominicano:

the-goddamazon:


We know why.


sean penn should be all up on this

afro-dominicano:

the-goddamazon:

We know why.

sean penn should be all up on this

(Source: jessehimself)

atane:

dynastylnoire:

sistabigtheoriginalpoet:

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

You ain’t nothing but a hound dog (x)

The original FUCK Elvis!

You heard it right. Elvis stole the song from her and got all the credit.

White artists stealing black art and  sterilizing it for white audiences is nothing new. 

While I don’t care for Elvis, the above isn’t true.

It is true that Elvis stole musical stylings from Black musicians, but Hound Dog isn’t an example of that. Big Mama Thornton recorded it first, but Hound Dog isn’t her song and Elvis didn’t steal it from her. Hound Dog was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, both white men. Lieber and Stoller wrote songs for Elvis and Hound Dog was one of their songs that Elvis recorded.

Oddly enough, Hound Dog is an example of Elvis jacking other white people. The version Elvis recorded was “borrowed” from the Freddie Bell and the Bellboys interpretation of the song after he saw them performing live. Hear their version here. That’s actually who Elvis copied.

If you want an actual example of a Black artist being erased by Elvis, then Otis Blackwell is the perfect example. He wrote the song ‘Don’t Be Cruel’. Elvis took most of the royalties. Blackwell wrote some of the biggest hits Elvis ever had btw. Elvis became a very rich and popular person because of Blackwell. Many don’t know who Blackwell is, even though he’s written some of the biggest hits in music history. He wrote hit after hit for a lot of people.

Blackwell also wrote ‘Great Balls of Fire' made popular by Jerry Lee Lewis and the song 'Fever' popularized by Peggy Lee and later on Madonna. The person who recorded Fever first was Black kid named Little Willie John who was 18 at the time. Click here for the original recording of Fever.

(Source: fallsonamemory, via iknowwhythesongbirdsings)

afrolatinoforum:

Red de Mujeres Afro-latinoamericanas, Afrocaribeñas y de la Diáspora, Encuentro Diaspora Afro, Where and When I Enter, the Caribbean Cultural Center & African Diaspora Institute and the Afrolatin@ Projectinvite you to attend a panel discussion
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 20146-8:30 PM
"THE STATE OF BLACK WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICA"
Altagracia Balcácer Molina (Dominican Republic)Paola Yañez Inofuentes (Bolivia) Nedelka Lacayo (Honduras)Yvette Modestin, Moderator (Panama) 
Opening Remarks: Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Caribbean Cultural Center & African Diaspora Institute
FREE
WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER  367 BEDFORD AVE. @ SOUTH 6thWILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
J-M-Z Train to Marcy Ave. 
Reception: Live Performance by Mai-elka Prado of the Del Sonido Collective; Poetry reading by Monica Carrillo to follow.
Come hear activists from the Network of Afro-latinamerican, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora women as they share their experiences and discuss their work to raise the visibility and improve the lives of women in their communities. It has been well documented that when women are empowered, communities prosper. They will also provide an interim report on their progress as collaborators in the MY World / World We Want 2015 campaign. With the launch of the International Decade of People of African Descent and the Sustainable Development Goals both in 2015 this will be a timely discussion.

afrolatinoforum:

Red de Mujeres Afro-latinoamericanas, Afrocaribeñas y de la DiásporaEncuentro Diaspora AfroWhere and When I Enter, the Caribbean Cultural Center & African Diaspora Institute and the Afrolatin@ Projectinvite you to attend a panel discussion

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
6-8:30 PM

"THE STATE OF BLACK WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICA"

Altagracia Balcácer Molina (Dominican Republic)
Paola Yañez Inofuentes (Bolivia) 
Nedelka Lacayo (Honduras)
Yvette Modestin, Moderator (Panama) 

Opening Remarks: Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Caribbean Cultural Center & African Diaspora Institute

FREE

WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER
  367 BEDFORD AVE. @ SOUTH 6th
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN

J-M-Z Train to Marcy Ave. 

Reception: Live Performance by Mai-elka Prado of the Del Sonido Collective; Poetry reading by Monica Carrillo to follow.

Come hear activists from the Network of Afro-latinamerican, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora women as they share their experiences and discuss their work to raise the visibility and improve the lives of women in their communities. It has been well documented that when women are empowered, communities prosper. They will also provide an interim report on their progress as collaborators in the MY World / World We Want 2015 campaign. With the launch of the International Decade of People of African Descent and the Sustainable Development Goals both in 2015 this will be a timely discussion.

(via iknowwhythesongbirdsings)

Undox.Me

circuitbird:

This is a very important website. Please spread the link.

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afro-dominicano:

arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

we cant even be nerds while black