in-the-back-of-that-red-ragtop:

nebraskaswole:

thisthinisinprogress:

lilacblossoms:

myantiquehabibi:

lenny511:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the worlds coolest celebrities both on, and off the set. 

The Rock is literally one of my favorite people

if you don’t like the Rock we can’t be friends

…Why isn’t there a reality tv show based around him just cooking food. and eating. and feeding people. and being cool.

w h y

I love himmmmmm

Fun fact. “The Rock” has single handedly contributed more to make a wish foundation than anyone else on the face of this earth.

ITS BACK

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fallen-inspiration:

Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:

Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.

In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.

Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.

The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.

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museumofmodernerotica asked:

Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?

Answer:

medievalpoc:

Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.

1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.

2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.

3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.

We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.

Russia, 1899:

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Switzerland, c. 1800:  [fixed link here]

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Netherlands, 1658:

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Poland, 1539:

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Germany, 1480s:

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Spain, 1420s:

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France, 1332:

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Scotland, England, France, 1280s:

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France, 1220s:

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England, 1178:

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Belgium, 1084:

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Greece, c. 1000:

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Spain, 850s:

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Throughout Europe, 800s-500s:

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England, c. 300 AD:

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Scotland, c. 100 AD:

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Italy, 79 AD:

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Greece, 170 B.C.:

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Greece, 300 B. C.:

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Greece, 400s B.C.

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Greece, 500s B.C.:

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Egypt, 1200s B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), 1600 B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), early 2000s B.C.:

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Romania, 34,000 B.C.:

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The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.

Angela Bassett’s career is unparalleled…

glitterlion:

burgundybrazil:

Exhibit A: these set of Angela Bassett gifs…  

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And she’s timeless!
Basically, Angela Bassett looked Father Time in the face…

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laughed…

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and told him to move the hell on.

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Queen. Goddess. Extreme Enunciator. The Ageless Acting Phenom, Angela Bassett.

I really did need an Angela Bassett appreciation post in my life because her career has spanned almost three decades of pure amazingnes and she does not get nearly enough praise.

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freshest-tittymilk:

bankuei:

beautiesofafrique:

Black female Anime characters

1. Michiko from Michiko to Hatchin

2. Atsuko from Michiko to Hatchin

3. Yoruichi from Bleach

4. Franceska from Bleach

5. Miyuki from Basquash!

6. Coffee from Cowboy Bebop

7. Aisha from Outlaw Star

8. April from Darker than Black

9. Nadia from Nadia:  The Secret of Blue Water

10. Canary from Hunter X Hunter

Claudia Grant - Robotech/Macross

Rei Hououmaru, Kill La Kill