Women of Color, in Solidarity

Because we're tired of the bullshit, and needed a space just for us.

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nedahoyin:

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Paul Ward ft. Nedah Oyin

So this is another one of my favorite sets.. I really enjoy doing shoots like this, the pure figure work, the abstract work.. I consider myself a figure model first and foremost and if I could I would do these shoots all the time..

We did this shoot at Paul’s place on one of my NY trips, and I was able to take advantage of the floor space to recreate some of the crazy shit I used to amuse myself doing as a child.. The pose up top is dedicated to my boo bear Holly Rogue, another figure model based out of MD.. I couldn’t figure out which poses to post so I used them all.. :)))

Date of email is 10/21/11..

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insolidaritywithpalestine:

Oakland, CA

August 20, 2014

The good people of Oakland have managed to keep the Israeli liner Piraeus from docking for over 4 days!  Workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in the Bay Area have refused to unload a cargo vessel belonging to Israel’s largest shipping company that has been attempting to reach the Port of Oakland. 

Thousands of San Francisco-area Palestinian solidarity activists have been protesting at the port, obstructing the Israeli ship from docking, and demanding that its cargo not enter the US.

for more info see: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Israeli-ship-may-leave-Oakland-to-unload-cargo-5698306.php

  • 21st August
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I’m tired of us trying to convince folks black people are human beings. Your liberation will not be gifted in a eloquently written op-ed in the NY Times. It will not be the top headline in a press release. It will not be written in a beautiful packaged report. It will not come from a charming, articulate savior of a man. It will always be the people liberating themselves through mass movements, fighting for their liberation because it is not just peace we want, it is justice.
Yasmin Mohamed Yonis

(Source: ethiopienne)

  • 20th August
    2014
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Any tips from the mods or followers on how to cope with abusive family members who equate their behavior as "acting filipino?" I have a hard time acting natural around my entire family because I have one cousin who has emotional/psychologically abused me since childhood, but most of our family thinks she is funny since they don't end up being the butt of her "humor" and when i call her out she says my sensitivity is my whitewashing.

Asked by: Anonymous

:/ unfortunately I think this is a huge problem across a lot of communities of color, wherein abusive behavior is normalized as being part of the culture. 

I don’t really have a great answer for this. Followers, do y’all have any advice or resources?

- Jennifer 

  • 20th August
    2014
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Hi, I was wondering if you know any good mujerista blogs?

Asked by: Anonymous

Hmm. Most of the bloggers I know that identify as mujeristas in their descriptions are personal blogs, and I don’t really feel comfortable sharing their urls. 

I’m not actually sure what other blogs like ours specifically label themselves with the term mujerista and/or are modded by folks who use mujerista over like, “Latina feminist”…

Though I personally call myself a mujerista, and am down to talk about that :)

Followers, you know of any? This is a great question.

- Jennifer 

  • 20th August
    2014
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WoC, in Solidarity Mod Note: signal boosts in our ask box

Hi everyone!

We just have a few ask box requests, in particular concerning things that you ask us to signal boost for you. We’re happy to reblog posts that need to be boosted, especially if they are asking for donations, BUT: 

  1. Please do not just put a link in our ask box/submission box with no text/information with it. Let us know what the link is about and why it’s important. We always click on links to verify info, but this is extremely helpful. Give us as much info as possible! We don’t like clicking on random floating links that we don’t know where they go. Furthermore, this makes it easier on us when we check out the posts to make sure it’s a legitimate post you’re asking us to boost. 
  2. Please give us at least two weeks if it is a post asking for donations, ESPECIALLY when it’s time-sensitive. We get a lot of asks and we have a lot of things to work on outside of this blog. It can take us anywhere from an hour to a month to answer a question. Sometimes we just don’t see your donation signal boosts on time, which sucks. We do care, we promise - but 90% of the time we won’t be able to meet things on a deadline if something is ending in a few days.
  3. Please don’t just tell us about a post you reblogged and that you want us to boost - put the link into an ask or into a submission! We actually don’t have time to go onto your page and try to find the post you’re talking about. Particularly when we don’t see these asks until a week after you posted them. 

Thanks! 

- the mods 

EDIT: DO NOT REBLOG. We specifically put that as a tag because this is a post specific to this blog. So please don’t reblog. Thanks.

  • 20th August
    2014
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QTIPOC.COM IS NOW LIVE

vuurvlieg:

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUTTA THIS

I’m starting a forum for QTIPOC where users can be as anonymous (or not) as possible. I’ve accidentally outed myself in the past through joining open groups and I’ve been thinking for a while about how much easier it would be to share resources, facilitate discussions, vent, organise, create support networks and enforce a safe space for QTIPOC if we were to organise outside of Facebook. qtipocbrighton made me feel like I’ve finally come home but there is a distinct lack of resources for QTIPOC that don’t have access to local groups and/or don’t want to be outed by joining Facebook groups.

If anyone is interested in helping me out with this then please message me. If you can contribute graphics, want to help me moderate or spread the word then please let me know! Any suggestions as to privacy settings, forum organisation, rules etc would be really appreciated.

Register now and get involved! Any/all feedback is really appreciated. What do you want from QTIPOC.com?

  • 20th August
    2014
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Text reads:

HOW AWESOME WAS NICKI, THO???

i absolutely loved onika’s anaconda omggg it gave me soo much life and inspiration to just keep on doin my thing yknow? its like every one of her videos are sooo empowering and affirming that Black women can be sexy as fuck on our own terms and be too nice with them lyrics and rhymes

NICKI’S ANACONDA VIDEO GAVE ME ALL OF THE LIFE! And then the ending where Drake tried to touch her after lap dance and she slaps his hand away and he looks ready to cryyyy when she walks away; literally everything about that video is so perfect, I could cry.

Nicki’s anaconda video was nothing short of amazing!!! Like, can we talk about it PLEASE!

Some Nicki asks we got today :)

I swear that for the first time in my life I understood Drake on a deep, spiritual level. I’m ready to ascend. 

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chsamuseum:

Made by Rick Quan.
Long overlooked by this country, the U.S. Labor department finally recognized the work and sacrifice done by the Chinese railroad workers who help build the Transcontinental Railroad. On May 9, 2014, they were added to the Labor department’s Hall of Honor. Hear from Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu and from the worker’s descendants.

(Source: vimeo.com)

  • 20th August
    2014
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thepeoplesrecord:

7 black women to follow for updates in #Ferguson
August 18, 2014

Like much of the world, I haven’t been able to take my eyes off of the unrest that’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Social media has, once again, proven it’s effectiveness in quickly disseminating information and fact-checking mainstream sources for an event that the history books will not forgot. While you’re trying to keep up with what’s going on, be sure to follow these women who are doing extraordinary work telling stories and keeping those of us who cannot make it to Ferguson abreast of what’s happening on the ground.

1)      Brittany Noble | Reporter for KMOV in St. Louis | Twitter/Instagram

2)      Yamiche Alcindor | Contributor for MSNBC and USA Today | Twitter/Vine/Website

3)      Maria Chappelle-Nadal | Missouri State Senator | Twitter

4)      Patricia Bynes | Democratic committeewoman of Ferguson Township | Twitter

5)      Tasha B. | Resident & activist | Twitter/Instagram

6)      @Awkward_Duck | Resident & activist | Twitter

7)      Johnetta E. | Resident & activist | Twitter

Source

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