July282014

zuzuhiddles:

feferi-captor:

get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.

Not to mention the fact that if they were even going to show the difference between Moses and the Egyptians, Moses would have been darker skinned than the Egyptians… but Egyptians weren’t white. 

Seriously, people need to stop glamorizing Biblical stories because they can hold their own like The Prince of Egypt or Joseph King of Dreams. All these movies do is whitewash and misrepresent the stories that are better than what Hollywood has wrote. 

(via amazelife)

8PM

theuppitynegras:

piccolowasablackman:

mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

omg

this is terrifying

(via amazelife)

8PM
dollsofbeauty:

curlymufasa:

zDoin and zDoin it and zDoin it well. ✨

Dolls

dollsofbeauty:

curlymufasa:

zDoin and zDoin it and zDoin it well. ✨

Dolls

(via televised-flowers)

3PM
11AM

medievalpoc:

Medievalpoc Presents: History of POC in Math and Science Week, 8-3-14 through 8-9-14!

Medievalpoc’s first Patreon Milestone Goal has been reached, and the History of POC in Math and Science Week is happening soon! This all-new themed week will focus on the contribution of people of color to the fields of mathematics, science, physics, medicine, natural philosophy, and much, much more!

There will be a focus on primary documents with interactive elements, visual and documentary evidence, innovators and their biographies, and notable personages of color from the Islamic Golden Age, Medieval Europe, African Empires and Universities, Asian images and texts, and discussion about early modern globalization regarding how this knowledge traveled.

If you have an article, image, document, or commentary you would like to submit, here’s your chance to weigh in on this topic! Please use the “Math and Science Week” and any other relevant tags for your submission, and I look forward to hearing about your favorite mathematicians and scientists of color!

(via afro-dominicano)

11AM
11AM

staxilicious:

artkat:

despairnaegami:

personasanta:

does anybody else think tired and sleepy mean two totally different things

sleepy is cute and dozing off and happy but tired is 10 cups of coffee and murder

image

reblogging because the last graphic comment is FLAWLESS

(Source: bingeeaterghoul, via sincerelykandy)

11AM

sir-afropunk:

puttingmannersonafeminist:

seeking-one:

3lm19:

muslims are persecuted relentlessly in every corner of the globe. 

Ya Allah

This is heartbreaking. You can just see it on this poor man’s face, he’s devastated.

Because it’s a religion of colored people that rivals Christianity

(via beaucoupshade)

11AM

seienna:

sophisticated-ignoranceee:

I’ve been waiting so long to find this.

I’M CRYING

(Source: randallfthegrey, via sincerelykandy)

11AM

amor-amore-compensatur:

that’s true friendship

(Source: burpywatermelons, via sincerelykandy)