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September 11, 2011


newwavefeminism:

so-treu:

sapphrikah:

milkstudios:

Makeover Magic
For our second Beauty Bar interactive we have Nyasha at Marilyn. Check out Milk Made to drag the grey bar and see her transformation before and after the Richard Chai show!
Photo by: Greg Kessler

Okay, note to self, don’t ever start your day off with tumblr unless you want a big hot mug full of “the fuck?!” to be your new morning mantra.
I saw this and I said to myself, “no, that’s not the same girl. Nah, they wouldn’t make her blatantly lighters as some form of beautification. That’d be way too over the line.” So I clicked the tumblr, found the website and the interactive version of this thing, right here. Go ahead, drag the bar… Now tell me what they did that doesn’t include making her lighter, giving her lipstick, and combing her straightened hair?
Here is the description next to the interactive version:
“Photographer Greg Kessler captures the model-morphoses of New York Fashion Week. Here, the modelNyasha @Marilyn before (right) and after (left) is transformed at Richard Chai, with makeup by James Kaliardos and hair by Tippi Shorter for Avon Techniques. (Drag the grey bar horizontally to reveal the full makeover magic.)”
Jame Kaliardos and I need to have a fucking talk, then.
Is this not blatant fuckery or am I trippin’? Maybe it’s the lighting, Demi. It’s just a lighting difference. 
Nah, fuck that. And if you ask me her nose looks photoshopped smaller too.
Good morning to you too, tumblr.

no. this is blatant racist shadist fuckey.

…the fuck?

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newwavefeminism:

so-treu:

sapphrikah:

milkstudios:

Makeover Magic

For our second Beauty Bar interactive we have Nyasha at Marilyn. Check out Milk Made to drag the grey bar and see her transformation before and after the Richard Chai show!

Photo by: Greg Kessler

Okay, note to self, don’t ever start your day off with tumblr unless you want a big hot mug full of “the fuck?!” to be your new morning mantra.

I saw this and I said to myself, “no, that’s not the same girl. Nah, they wouldn’t make her blatantly lighters as some form of beautification. That’d be way too over the line.” So I clicked the tumblr, found the website and the interactive version of this thing, right here. Go ahead, drag the bar… Now tell me what they did that doesn’t include making her lighter, giving her lipstick, and combing her straightened hair?

Here is the description next to the interactive version:

“Photographer Greg Kessler captures the model-morphoses of New York Fashion Week. Here, the modelNyasha @Marilyn before (right) and after (left) is transformed at Richard Chai, with makeup by James Kaliardos and hair by Tippi Shorter for Avon Techniques. (Drag the grey bar horizontally to reveal the full makeover magic.)”

Jame Kaliardos and I need to have a fucking talk, then.

Is this not blatant fuckery or am I trippin’? Maybe it’s the lighting, Demi. It’s just a lighting difference. 

Nah, fuck that. And if you ask me her nose looks photoshopped smaller too.

Good morning to you too, tumblr.

no. this is blatant racist shadist fuckey.

…the fuck?

reblogged for commentary.

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September 21, 2011


My biggest problem is that there is simply no creativity in movies with black casts at all. White people are 12 year old wizards, teens with crushes on vampires and werewolves, fighting blue people, talking fish and toys, and yet the best we get is a movie about the genteel south? Someone please make a movie about two black folks falling in love at a rock concert or a feature film about Storm from X-Men discovering her power, or something, ANYTHING, that goes beyond Black Pain (TM) / White Saviour (TM) movies. Sheesh.

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FUCKING THIS.

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Pretty much. 

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SO. MUCH. THIS. TIMES. INFINITY.

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arguably, the movie about two black kids meeting at a rock concert is kinda sorta Medicine for Melancholy.

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October 5, 2011


October 6, 2011


peecharrific:

darkjez:

dedicated to peech

i’m dying. i am dying. I AM DYING.

LMAOOOOOOOOOO THE TILTED HEAD AND THE AFRO PUFFS

K BUT U RONG, DOE

I AM DYING

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL SHUT THE FRONT DOOR

lmaooooooooo….

IM NOT RAYSIT! U IZ RAYSIT FOR CALLIN ME ONE!

oh man….i can’t do this today. i am weak with laughter

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October 7, 2011


August 19, 2012


babsissuchafuckinglady:

magickaatt:

There’s nothing wrong with racism, and racists have been overly demonized in our society.

What makes racism wrong? Maybe it’s because racial claims of superiority or inferiority lack factual basis, so hating racism is hating irrational attitudes. But that can’t be the reason, because most of the things people believe in are just as irrational, from God to their political viewpoints. Why does society demonize one irrational stance and not another?

Probably because it’s socially acceptable to hate racists. But isn’t it ironic that racism is the result of an upbringing that teaches you to hate a group, and hating racists is the result of an upbringing that teaches you to hate a group? How are those who disapprove of racists better than them in any meaningful sense?

Values - racist, religious, or otherwise - are only bad when law actively promotes their point of view in a way which infringes on the freedom of conscious of other individuals. So is being a racist bad? It is certainly no worse than being a democrat, atheist, or Christian. The plight of the racist is he is demonized for the very thing that everyone else gets away with.

ssooooo…what is even happening with life

the plight of the racist

the plight of the racist

i can’t do this today.

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December 9, 2012


C.R.E.A.M. Church

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On my way to get a sub last night, I passed a Black storefront church. Here is a part of the sermon that I heard (as they had a microphone attached to speakers placed outdoors):

My god is a wealthy god. He got a Chase bank. He got a Bank of America. He got a Washington Mutual. He got a Bank of America in the rooster’s mouth.

What?

Sure, most of us have been at church at some point in our lives and heard sermons that don’t make a lick of sense. I haven’t had anything to do with church in many years, but I remember some ridiculous sermons many years ago and especially during early childhood/early adolescence when I was last forced to go to restrictive Apostolic churches.

But this? What in the hell was he talking about?

I don’t even care that I don’t understand the rooster reference. I’m terrified about the mention of major banks, by name.

Is his “god” a White supremacist capitalist patriarchal heterosexual able-bodied, cisgender White male in the 1% who runs/owns these banks? Why was the reference necessary to illustrate a “wealthy” god?

The rest of what I heard involved so…so many cash references. Naturally, I didn’t hear much more than this, as I was not attending this place, only passing by. Maybe there’s some context I missed by not hearing the whole sermon.

But…just….

Prosperity gospel? Um yeah…no thanks.

one note on Prosperity Gospel.

I used to go to a prosperity gospel church in Maryland.

they taught that poverty is a sin and that God wants Christians to be rich.

one year, they had a challenge where they were telling people to give a gift to the church of $1,000 dollars. 

i kid you not.

and you KNOW a lot of the ppl who were giving a G were struggling…..i highly doubt everybody in that church was ballin.

i mean these are ppl with families being told to give 1,000 to the church. on top of the tithe!

so on the sunday that ppl were to present their gifts, they had everybody line up…some ppl had a “gift for the pastor” on top of their $1,000 seed.

it really rubbed me the wrong way.

but what really got me was that one sunday, i was in church, and the pastor said,

"ain’t no sissies up in my church!"

a.-that’s a lie

b.-no. just no.

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January 13, 2013


RACEBENDING GIRLS


Amber Riley as Hannah

Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Marnie

Rutina Wesley as Shoshana

Ashley Madekwe as Jessa

Anthony Mackie as Adam

Columbus Short as Charlie

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January 17, 2013


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RACEBENDING GIRLS


Amber Riley as Hannah

Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Marnie

Rutina Wesley as Shoshana

Ashley Madekwe as Jessa

Anthony Mackie as Adam

Columbus Short as Charlie

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