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mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…

An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

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— 10 hours ago with 32777 notes
cocolyshious:

Just dance through it all….
Photography by Ofoe Amegavie, 2013

cocolyshious:

Just dance through it all….

Photography by Ofoe Amegavie, 2013

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onlyblackgirl:

herunweddedhusband:

onlyblackgirl:

herunweddedhusband:

onlyblackgirl:

herunweddedhusband:

novemberlenox:

herunweddedhusband:

That’s not jasmine Sullivan… If it is she put on a little weight

That is 100% her & she looks just a great now as she did before.

I don’t think we’re looking at the same woman…. But the again beauty’s in the eye of the beholder right

Why are people arguing over someone else’s body? Let her fucking live. Jesus christ. It’s Jasmine Sullivan end of story.

Technically we’re arguing, BUT sense it’s out there, I didn’t know she gained so much weight so i read the source, and I like wtf! She’s gotten huge I mean to each is own, I’m a gym head she eats that’s fine I was just shocked to see it was actually her my comment was misconstrued to be offensive against her weight, it wasn’t I mean if she wants to be fat, happy, and singing hell by all means my opinion not gone stop her, Aretha, or Shaka from making money ssooo bottom line I didn’t know it was her, gosh people take the smallest thing and twist it

"She’s gotten huge, but i’m not a fat shamer or anything. i totally have nothing against her weight, yet my whole post was about her weight." 

She’s not even fucking fat

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So get your life together and stop bashing women for not being a size 00. Stop bashing women for not being sexual attractive to you. If you didn’t care about her size why the fuck did you bring it up? Bashing women for their size is not a “small thing and twisting it”.  

I’ve never dated double 00-3 or 5 but I’ve never dated a DAMN 16 or 22 either, PEOPLE PLEASE BE HONEST WITH YOURSELVES DAMN, she’s what what she used to be that’s all I’m saying, FAT IS FAT, SIZE MIGHT NOT MATTER BUT ROLLS AND RIB CAGES ARENT SEXY, SO YOU CAN MISS ME WITH THAT WHITE FOLKS THAT WHAT SOCIETY TAUGHT YOU TO LIKE SKINNY BITCHES SHIT, CURVES IS SEXY AND SHE USED TO BE CURVY IN 2008 I like her titties now that she’s changed it’s not the same, BUT DONT BASH ME FOR MY HONESTY HELL WHY DO YOU CARE IF ITS NOT YOU.. Are you fat?? Are you unhealthy?? Do you go to the gym?? Do these questions offend you?? Cause now I’m talking to you..

Aren’t sexy to YOU. You are not the ruler of what is beautiful, how the fuck do you know what her health condition is? skinny does not equal healthy, she is not overweight. All you have done on this post is bash her for not being sexually attractive to you and objectify her. Yes i am fat, yes i go to the gym, yes i am healthy, no these don’t offended me, they piss me the fuck off that men think that women need to fucking exist for their pleasure. If you don’t find anything about her attractive, good the fuck for you. move along and go get your a skinny gym head like yourself, why do you need to bash other people for not looking perfect for you? Women are not here for you entertainment. 

Go fuck yourself. 

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'Exodus' Director Ridley Scott Explains Controversial Casting Decision - TheWrap →

gallifreyglo:

jessehimself:

"There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people…" - dir. Ridley Scott

No, there are not. This is the trick; the escape hatch: feigned ignorance. Hide behind shrugged shoulders and say “we don’t know, so I can do anything. But I won’t do ‘anything’ will I? No, I’ll do the exact, same, thing, as all whitewashers before me.”

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  • Herodotus said Egyptians had black skin and woolly hair, which is how he said the Ethiopians looked too.
  • Aristotle called both the Ethiopians and Egyptians black.
  • The Bible calls both the Ethiopians and Egyptians sons of Ham.
  • The Egyptians saw themselves as belonging to their own race, different from blacks to the south – but also different from all their other neighbours. On the other hand:
  • They called themselves kemet - “black”, though some say it just means they are from the land of black soil (the Nile).

Cheikh Anta Diop (29 December 1923 – 7 February 1986) was a historian, anthropologist, physicist, and politician who studied the human race’s origins and pre-colonial African culture. Cheikh Anta Diop University, in Dakar, Senegal, is named after him.

The Egyptians as a Black population


One of Diop’s most controversial issues centers on the definition of who is a true Black person. Diop insisted on a broad interpretation similar to that used in classifying European populations as white.

He accused his critics of having used the narrowest possible definition of “Blacks” in order to differentiate various African groups such as Nubians into a European or Caucasoid racial zone. Under the “true negro” approach, Diop contended that those peoples who did not meet the stereotypical classification were attributed to mixture with outside peoples, or were split off and assigned to Caucasoid clusters.

He also claimed that opponents were hypocritical in stating that the race of Egyptians was not important to define, but they did not hesitate to introduce race under new guises. For instance, Diop suggested that the uses of terminology like “Mediterranean” or “Middle Eastern”, or statistically classifying all who did not meet the “true” Black stereotype as some other race, were all attempts to use race to differentiate among African peoples.

Diop’s presentation of his concepts at the Cairo UNESCO symposium on “The peopling of ancient Egypt and the deciphering of the Meroitic script”, in 1974, exposed the inconsistencies and contradictions in the way African data was handled. This exposure remains a hallmark of Diop’s contribution.

Physical variability of the African people


Diop consistently held that Africans could not be pigeonholed into a rigid type that existed somewhere south of the Sahara, but they varied widely in skin color, facial shape, hair type, height, and a number of additional factors, just like other human populations. In his “Evolution of the Negro World” in Présence Africaine(1964), Diop castigated European scholars who posited a separate evolution of various types of humankind and denied the African origin of homo sapiens.[32]

“But it is only the most gratuitous theory that considers the Dinka, the Nouer and the Masai, among others, to be Caucasoids. What if an African ethnologist were to persist in recognizing as white-only the blond, blue-eyed Scandinavians, and systematically refused membership to the remaining Europeans, and Mediterraneans in particular—the French, Italians, Greek, Spanish, and Portuguese? Just as the inhabitants of Scandinavia and the Mediterranean countries must be considered as two extreme poles of the same anthropological reality, so should the Negroes of East and West Africa be considered as the two extremes in the reality of the Negro world. To say that a Shillouk, a Dinka, or a Nouer is a Caucasoid is for an African as devoid of sense and scientific interest as would be, to a European, an attitude that maintained that a Greek or a Latin were not of the same race ”


Critics of Diop cite a 1993 study that found the ancient Egyptians to be more related to North African, Somalian, European, Nubian and, more remotely, Indian populations, than to Sub-Saharan Africans.[35] Diop always maintained that Somalians, Nubians, Ethiopians and Egyptians were all part of a related range of African peoples in the Nilotic zone that also included peoples of the Sudan and parts of the Sahara. He said that their cultural, genetic and material links could not be defined away or separated into a regrouped set of racial clusters.[32]Critics of this study in turn hold that it achieves its results by manipulation of data clusters and analysis categories, casting a wide net to achieve generic, general statistical similarities with populations such as Europeans and Indians. At the same time, the statistical net is cast much more narrowly in the case of ‘blacks’, carefully defining them as an extreme type south of the Sahara and excluding related populations like Somalians, Nubians and Ethiopians,[35]as well as the ancient Badarians, a key indigenous group.[36]

It is held by Keita et al. that when the data are looked at in toto, without the clustering manipulation and selective exclusions above, then a more accurate and realistic picture emerges of African diversity. For example, ancient Egyptian matches with Indians and Europeans are generic in nature (due to the broad categories used for matching purposes with these populations) and are not due to gene flow. Ancient Egyptians such as the Badarians show greater statistical affinities to tropical African types and are not identical to Europeans.[37] As regards the key Badarian group, a 2005 study by anthropologist S. O. Y. Keita of Badarian crania in predynastic upper Egypt found that the predynastic Badarian series clusters much closer with the tropical African series than European samples.[38]

Diop’s theory on variability is also supported by a number of scholars mapping human genes using modern DNA analysis. This has shown that most of human genetic variation (some 85–90%) occurs within localized population groups, and that race only can account for 6–10% of the variation. Arbitrarily classifying Maasai, Ethiopians, Shillouk, Nubians, etc., as Caucasian is thus problematic, since all these peoples are northeast African populations and show normal variation well within the 85–90% specified by DNA analysis.[39] Modern physical anthropologists also question splitting of peoples into racial zones. They hold that such splitting is arbitrary insertion of data into pre-determined pigeonholes and the selective grouping of samples.[40]

I want this movie to go down in flames!

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thebazaarbohemian:

Afternoon •{Lovers}•!!! @julianaluna and I are doing Deepak and Oprah’s Free 21 Day Meditation challenge on •{Expanding Your Happiness}•…We’ve done a couple of the challenges before, and always find they create more clarity in our lives…One of the quotes I resonated with during Day 1 was “You don’t have to strive to be Happy when it’s already a part of your Essential Nature”…Go online and register to join the challenge…It has the ability to change and shift your life for the better…@projectribe will create an Open forum for discussion about each of the Meditations!!! We want to •{Connect}• and •{Share}• with all of you throughout these next 21 days!!!! Who’s ready??!!!! #DeepakAndOprah21DayMeditationChallenge #ConnectingCreatives #WhereMotivationMeetsInspiration #ProjectTribe

thebazaarbohemian:

Afternoon •{Lovers}•!!! @julianaluna and I are doing Deepak and Oprah’s Free 21 Day Meditation challenge on •{Expanding Your Happiness}•…We’ve done a couple of the challenges before, and always find they create more clarity in our lives…One of the quotes I resonated with during Day 1 was “You don’t have to strive to be Happy when it’s already a part of your Essential Nature”…Go online and register to join the challenge…It has the ability to change and shift your life for the better…@projectribe will create an Open forum for discussion about each of the Meditations!!! We want to •{Connect}• and •{Share}• with all of you throughout these next 21 days!!!! Who’s ready??!!!! #DeepakAndOprah21DayMeditationChallenge #ConnectingCreatives #WhereMotivationMeetsInspiration #ProjectTribe

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modeststreetfashion:

Snapped this young lady who looks prepared to tackle the world in the streets of London, England. She came down from Birmingham.
London, EnglandBy: Langston Hues
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#modeststreetfashion #modestfashion

modeststreetfashion:


Snapped this young lady who looks prepared to tackle the world in the streets of London, England. She came down from Birmingham.

London, England
By: Langston Hues

Please tag & share!

#modeststreetfashion #modestfashion

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dynastylnoire:

flawlesslyash:

grandmaleslyn:

I swear I be leaving work a different person 😜

she is perfection.

STORM

dynastylnoire:

flawlesslyash:

grandmaleslyn:

I swear I be leaving work a different person 😜

she is perfection.

STORM

— 1 day ago with 164 notes
jenniferhom:

astronaut, digital
cutting my teeth on after effects 

jenniferhom:

astronaut, digital

cutting my teeth on after effects 

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