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Jul 23, 2014 / 195 notes

stereoculturesociety:

CultureSOUL: *Vintage* African Americans - The Inkwell, Santa Monica, CA – 1920s-1940s

From Vintage Everyday & BlackPast.org:

“During the early 20th century, a section of the Santa Monica Beach referred to as the “Ink Well” was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society…. The derogatory term “The Inkwell” was used by nearby Anglos in reference to the skin color of the beach-goers. Such names existed for other beaches across the U.S. as well.  Nonetheless, African Americans in Southern California, like their counterparts elsewhere, transformed the hateful moniker into a badge of pride.”

There was an “Inkwell” area of Martha’s Vineyard on the east coast also. Today, many affluent AAs still summer there including the Obamas who are scheduled to vacation on the Vineyard next month. More info on Santa Monica’s Inkwell here and here.

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wigglytuffer:

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lastrealindians:

Lynwood His Bad Horse Jr. riding for the His Bad Horse team at the Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo Indian Relay Race yesterday. Photo by Diana Volk Photography
Jul 12, 2014 / 648 notes

lastrealindians:

Lynwood His Bad Horse Jr. riding for the His Bad Horse team at the Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo Indian Relay Race yesterday. Photo by Diana Volk Photography

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sequinedk:

fuegoking:

Lmao

Yeah, people are always trying to say that the GOPs actions have nothing to do with the fact that a black man is president. Sure it doesn’t. Maybe it’s not a conscious thing (although I highly doubt it), but it’s definitely a factor.
Jul 9, 2014 / 2,571 notes

sequinedk:

fuegoking:

Lmao

Yeah, people are always trying to say that the GOPs actions have nothing to do with the fact that a black man is president. Sure it doesn’t. Maybe it’s not a conscious thing (although I highly doubt it), but it’s definitely a factor.

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The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.

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Think about who’s in jail and why. 

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and that “crime” could be anything they felt like charging you with

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This was how the myth of Black criminality started, for the record. After the abolition of slavery, a lot of states made laws targeting Black people specifically, and then put them on chain gangs to get free labor from them.

Oh, and the US is still disproportionately incarcerating Black people and private prisons are making huge amounts off them.

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This is one of those pieces of information I wish had like 200 million notes on tumblr.

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meanwhile the dea teamed up with the cca

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Yeah, I believe that black people are twice as likely to be arrested and convicted for committing the same crimes as a white person. Draw your own conclusions.

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Reblogging this because everytime in real life I’ve said Slavery didn’t really end I’ve been dismissed as crazy.

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I’ll reblog this every time it comes up on my dash. People need to know!

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American flags from 1767 to present

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Jul 2, 2014 / 4,788 notes

fatnutritionist:

"People go to college because not going to college carries a penalty. College is a purchased loyalty oath to an imagined employer. College shows you are serious enough about your life to risk ruining it early on. College is a promise the economy does not keep - but not going to college promises you will struggle to survive."

Sarah Kendzior

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livinlavidaloca07:

"We don’t need no more rappers, we don’t need no more basketball players, no more football players. We need more thinkers. We need more scientists. We need more managers. We need more mathematicians. We need more teachers. We need more people who care; you know what I’m saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that, we don’t need any more entertainers." - Tupac Amaru Shakur
Jun 30, 2014 / 821 notes

livinlavidaloca07:

"We don’t need no more rappers, we don’t need no more basketball players, no more football players. We need more thinkers. We need more scientists. We need more managers. We need more mathematicians. We need more teachers. We need more people who care; you know what I’m saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that, we don’t need any more entertainers." - Tupac Amaru Shakur

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The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.

Contraception is among a range of preventive services that must be provided at no extra charge under the health care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010 and the Supreme Court upheld two years later.

Two years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts cast the pivotal vote that saved the health care law in the midst of Obama’s campaign for re-election.

On Monday, dealing with a small sliver of the law, Roberts sided with the four justices who would have struck down the law in its entirety.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion. The court’s four liberal justices dissented.

The court stressed that its ruling applies only to corporations that are under the control of just a few people in which there is no essential difference between the business and its owners.

Jun 30, 2014 / 511 notes