African American flappers and Jazz Age women
HOLY SHIT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BLACK FLAPPERS BEFORE!
There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.
Black Girl in Paris (2013)
I feel like no one on tumblr has seen this charming little short, and more people really need to.
Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told Madonna, one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to go and f*** herself, the local media are reporting exclusively.
“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.
In further discussions with journalists from the media, the kid stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”
“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.
The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.
“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.
THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE
*JJ Ice Fish voice* HES THE RAWEST OF THEM AAAAAALLLLLLLLL
Black people world wide define trill
Neurogenesis, the process by which new neurons are created, occurs in both young and adult animals. In adulthood, neurogenesis is confined to two brain areas: the olfactory bulb and the dentate gyrus (part of the hippocampus). New neurons born in the dentate gyrus during later life are…
The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000.
The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.
Watch this short film on police brutality
these supposed to be the ones protecting us
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations just approved the CRPD this morning by a vote of 12-6. Now it goes on to the full Senate for a vote, where it is expected to be voted down by Republicans. If you live in the US, tell your Senators to vote for it!
If you’re new to the “Disability Treaty” (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD) you can learn more about what that is with the handout at http://bit.ly/CRPD1Pager.
People can find tools to help them call Senators at http://disabilitytreaty.org! It provides you with phone numbers and even a script to guide you through each call. Each call is counted even if you’ve already called them before. Senators do count calls more heavily than emails, so if you feel comfortable making calls please do! You can even call after business hours and leave messages in voice mail—these calls are counted also! But if you really prefer sending emails, then you will find template emails at the link also.
You do NOT need to be legal voting age to call or email Senators. Senators in fact often LIKE hearing from underage constituents because they don’t often hear from young people. Also, they know that you will be able to vote within what is, from their perspective, only a few years. (A Senator’s tenure is six years long—depending on how old you are and how long it will be before the Senator is up for re-election, you might actually be voting age the next time they need to run! Or if not, then you’ll probably be able to vote the time after that.)
Weird doesn’t even begin to describe it. #SaveSharkWeek
One of the year’s best weeks of TV, Shark Week, kicks off soon and to celebrate, the Discovery Channel created this strangely epic 30-second spot. The ad features a man riding on two sharks as he throws chum from his satchel-like bucket into the air. There’s a mermaid resting seductively at his feet and a slew of jumping sharks. What more could you possibly want? This year’s Shark Week begins August 10.
Wow I can’t. Shark week has been my fave since Pre Preschool times but I can’t get on board with this advert. What the fuck is wrong with people these days. Do they have to fuck up like all the things? Why can’t leave just a few things alone?