1. She removes her wig, her eyelashes, her makeup, never breaking eye contact with the reflection of her natural self. It’s an intimate, powerful moment television doesn’t often show: A black woman removing all the elements white supremacy tells her she has to wear to be beautiful, successful, powerful. And let’s not forget that that wasn’t just Annalise taking it off: It was Davis, too—Davis, who remains brave in a world where a New York Times critic can get away with calling her ‘less classically beautiful.’x

    Reblogged from: verbalessence
  2. rrosequartz:

    destructive-creature:

    "At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.

    They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.

    Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright 

    One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better. 

    i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay

    Reblogged from: a-messy-evolution
  3. I think mathematicians do mathematics for reasons that are very similar to those of musicians playing music or any artist doing their art. It’s all about trying to contribute to a certain understanding of ourselves and of the world around us.
    Princeton mathematician Manjul Bhargava, who has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics. Read more about Bhargava and the award here and watch a video about him here. (via mathematica)
    Reblogged from: genericlatino
  4. niggasandcomputers:

    cubebreaker:

    Designer Goula Figeura’s Orwell day bed lets you easily shut yourself off from the outside world with its light and noise-cancelling curtains.

    Team Comfy
    soulsnatcha
    Reblogged from: t-rexxenby
  5. craftylindsey:

    lucifers-kittykat:

    This is Susan Robinson, one of the last people in the country who can preform late term abortions after the murder of Dr. George Tiller. This is from an awesome documentary called After Tiller, about the last 4 late-term abortion practitioners in the country. It’s a great watch and available on Netflix, would strongly recommend. 

    warrior woman

    Reblogged from: verbalessence
  6. Reblogged from: crimesagainsthughsmanatees
  7. shmurdapunk:

    youngblackandvegan:

    if you have graduated from college and are struggling to find a job/career

    you need to contact the alumni affairs department and career services department at your alma mater

    just because you graduated doesn’t mean their job is done

    just because they have your money, doesn’t mean they don’t have to work for you

    contact them, make connections with alumns in the area you’re interested in, set up informal interviews, find the mixers in your area, get help writing and reviewing your resume

    schools get their rankings partially from how well their alumns do

    many schools want to help you get great jobs because it makes them look better

    if you’ve been stuck in one area, utilize these departments

    it may open doors you never realized

    and even if it doesn’t lead to a direct job, career advice from a reputable source is always helpful

    I really needed to see this

    Reblogged from: magnacarterholygrail
  8. Reblogged from: jackieeebees
  9. i’m soooooo tired but i’m also mostly pleased with life at the moment.

  10. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Group one occupies Manchester and Boyle for their “They think it’s a game” civil disobedience action.

    Early morning, Monday, October 13th

    Reblogged from: indigocrayon
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