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kyssthis16:

celebstarlets:

9/17/14 - Zoe Kravitz + Chris Pine leaving the Coldplay Concert in LA.

Lookin’ like her mama. Get you a Chris, girl. I ain’t mad.

These facial expressions…she’s got that Lisa Bonet resting “I’m too fly to give a fuck” face & he’s a half sec away from Kirking out about whoever is looking at her wrong.

kyssthis16:

celebstarlets:

9/17/14 - Zoe Kravitz + Chris Pine leaving the Coldplay Concert in LA.

Lookin’ like her mama. Get you a Chris, girl. I ain’t mad.

These facial expressions…she’s got that Lisa Bonet resting “I’m too fly to give a fuck” face & he’s a half sec away from Kirking out about whoever is looking at her wrong.

thepoliticalfreakshow
thepoliticalfreakshow:

Alabama Governor Bentley Blames 8-Year-Old African-American’s Disappearance & Death On Parents, Community Condemns Him, Bentley Offers Fake Apology For Racist Remarks [TW: Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]
UPDATE: A spokeswoman for Gov. Bentley has offered an explanation; see end of post.
Hiawayi Robinson, of Pritchard, Alabama, a small city on the north side of Mobile, was looking forward to turning nine years old next week. On Tuesday, Hiawayi had talked to her father on the phone about what she wanted for her birthday (a laptop computer) and told him that she was going downstairs to see if her cousin was home. She never came back.
Her parents reported her missing that evening. Her grandmother, Brenda Populus, was heartbroken.
“I’ll do anything to get my grandbaby back,” she said. “Her birthday was on the 24th, in one week.” Populus couldn’t believe that Hiawayi could disappear so suddenly. “She went right down the steps — she didn’t have to cross the street or anything, just a little courtyard.”
Thursday, after a search coordinated by local police and the FBI, as well as volunteers from the community, Hiawayi’s body was found behind an abandoned building. Police areinvestigating her death as a homicide, in conjunction with the FBI; no cause of death or possible suspects have been announced.
When reporters asked Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to comment on the news that Hiawayi’s body had been found, these were the words of comfort and support he had for Hiawayi’s family:*


“There are things that happen we just don’t understand. There are difficulties in families. We don’t know, maybe drug related. Maybe alcohol related. Maybe family problems. We just don’t know what the situation is.”
Bentley added he needs to do everything he can to make families more sound.

What a peach. A child goes missing, her family is frantic and organizing a search for her, and the governor’s first thought when her body is found is to shake his head and pontificate on the sad, sad state of the Black Family In America Today. And let’s keep in mind that absolutely no one in law enforcement has said anything to suggest that Haiwayi’s family had anything to do with her abduction and killing. Needless to say, people in Alabama are Not Happy.
Gov. Bentley has not yet replied to press queries about his comments Thursday (see update below), but on Friday, he abruptly offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect and has issued a written statement saying something rather different from his earlier comments about the sad family with its possible drug and alcohol problems:

“Dianne and I were heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of this innocent child. We have been praying and following the situation closely, and our prayers for comfort are with Hiawayi’s family.
“We won’t rest until this little girl’s killer is brought to justice. Alabama’s state law enforcement agencies have been actively assisting the Prichard Police Department in the investigation into the death of Hiawayi Robinson. I directed the Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Spencer Collier, to go to Prichard and offer any resources needed. As soon as Hiawayi was reported missing, we sent 10 State Bureau of Investigation agents to Prichard, and our Trooper Aviation Unit also assisted in helping to find Hiawayi. Those agents will remain in Prichard until a suspect has been arrested. Furthermore, I’ve directed an increased presence of state troopers in Prichard until the person who committed this terrible act has been found.”

Huh. You might almost think that was written by a completely different person from the one who moralized about the sad, impossible-to-understand family dynamics that no doubt killed the little black girl.
And yes, we are bloody well playing the race card. Anyone who thinks Gov. Bentley or any politician would say the same thing if an 8-year-old white girl went missing and was found murdered is a fool. Don’t worry, we’re already taking bets on which Fox News anchor will insist that Bentley’s comments had nothing to do with race.
A GoFundMe site for Haiwayi’s family is available here.
UPDATE: A spokeswoman for Gov. Bentley offered an explanation of the videotaped comments to Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly:

Jennifer Ardis, the governor’s spokeswoman, told Lagniappe that Bentley was first asked about domestic violence, one of his wife’s primary platforms, before he was asked for his reaction to the girl’s death.
“He was talking about domestic violence prior to the question,” Ardis said.
She indicated the governor was still on the topic of domestic violence when he was asked about Hiawayi and there was some confusion when switching topics, adding some of his statements were taken out of context.

WPMI, which originally posted and removed the now-removed video, has posted another clipof the full interview. it does show Bentley answering a question about domestic violence at about the three-minute mark, and he’s actually the person who first brings up the death of Hiawayi Robinson:

Reporter: You touched on domestic abuse in your speech. Hot topic right now, what are your inputs?
Bentley: Well, you know, families have some difficult problems, and it’s a tragedy, you know, I just heard about the little nine-year-old that was killed, and things like that just break your heart when you hear of things like this. But you know there is a lot of domestic violence that goes on in families and we’ve been seeing a lot of this in the news right now…”

Bentley then talks more about domestic violence and his wife’s involvement in programs aimed at helping with the problem, and fields a question about whether Federal judge Mark Fuller should resign after being accused of battering his wife (probably yes, but Bentley doesn’t have all the facts). After Dianne Bentley briefly talks about how serious a problem domestic violence is, the governor offers the domestic violence hotline, and a reporter returns to the death of Hiawayi Robinson:

Reporter: One more question, and you touched upon the 8-year-old in Pritchard: What message will you send to people grieving right now in the area?
Bentley: There are things that happen we just don’t understand. There are difficulties in families. We don’t know if it’s — you never know — maybe drug related. Maybe alcohol related. Maybe family problems. We just don’t know what the situation is. Only thing that we can say is we need to do everything we can to make families more sound…

We can’t say we really buy Ms. Ardis’s explanation — the governor brought up “the little nine-year-old that was killed” himself when asked a question about domestic violence, and then when asked specifically to speak to people who are grieving her death, he went with the line of bullshit about drugs and alcohol, not “pray for this grieving family in their hour of need” or any of the nice things he said in the statement today. We’re pretty sure that’s not a problem of confusion or context, except in Gov. Bentley’s mind. Nice try, governor’s office, but you look no better.
*WPMI, the TV station that posted the video of Bentley’s comments, has now removed it from the website without explanation. News director Bob Noonan has not yet responded to Wonkette’s request for comment as to why the video was removed.
[WPMI / AL.com / AL.Com again / AL.com one last time / WKRG / Fox TV10 / Update: WMPI]

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Alabama Governor Bentley Blames 8-Year-Old African-American’s Disappearance & Death On Parents, Community Condemns Him, Bentley Offers Fake Apology For Racist Remarks [TW: Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]

UPDATE: A spokeswoman for Gov. Bentley has offered an explanation; see end of post.

Hiawayi Robinson, of Pritchard, Alabama, a small city on the north side of Mobile, was looking forward to turning nine years old next week. On Tuesday, Hiawayi had talked to her father on the phone about what she wanted for her birthday (a laptop computer) and told him that she was going downstairs to see if her cousin was home. She never came back.

Her parents reported her missing that evening. Her grandmother, Brenda Populus, was heartbroken.

“I’ll do anything to get my grandbaby back,” she said. “Her birthday was on the 24th, in one week.” Populus couldn’t believe that Hiawayi could disappear so suddenly. “She went right down the steps — she didn’t have to cross the street or anything, just a little courtyard.”

Thursday, after a search coordinated by local police and the FBI, as well as volunteers from the community, Hiawayi’s body was found behind an abandoned building. Police areinvestigating her death as a homicide, in conjunction with the FBI; no cause of death or possible suspects have been announced.

When reporters asked Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to comment on the news that Hiawayi’s body had been found, these were the words of comfort and support he had for Hiawayi’s family:*

“There are things that happen we just don’t understand. There are difficulties in families. We don’t know, maybe drug related. Maybe alcohol related. Maybe family problems. We just don’t know what the situation is.”

Bentley added he needs to do everything he can to make families more sound.

What a peach. A child goes missing, her family is frantic and organizing a search for her, and the governor’s first thought when her body is found is to shake his head and pontificate on the sad, sad state of the Black Family In America Today. And let’s keep in mind that absolutely no one in law enforcement has said anything to suggest that Haiwayi’s family had anything to do with her abduction and killing. Needless to say, people in Alabama are Not Happy.

Gov. Bentley has not yet replied to press queries about his comments Thursday (see update below), but on Friday, he abruptly offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect and has issued a written statement saying something rather different from his earlier comments about the sad family with its possible drug and alcohol problems:

“Dianne and I were heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of this innocent child. We have been praying and following the situation closely, and our prayers for comfort are with Hiawayi’s family.

“We won’t rest until this little girl’s killer is brought to justice. Alabama’s state law enforcement agencies have been actively assisting the Prichard Police Department in the investigation into the death of Hiawayi Robinson. I directed the Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Spencer Collier, to go to Prichard and offer any resources needed. As soon as Hiawayi was reported missing, we sent 10 State Bureau of Investigation agents to Prichard, and our Trooper Aviation Unit also assisted in helping to find Hiawayi. Those agents will remain in Prichard until a suspect has been arrested. Furthermore, I’ve directed an increased presence of state troopers in Prichard until the person who committed this terrible act has been found.”

Huh. You might almost think that was written by a completely different person from the one who moralized about the sad, impossible-to-understand family dynamics that no doubt killed the little black girl.

And yes, we are bloody well playing the race card. Anyone who thinks Gov. Bentley or any politician would say the same thing if an 8-year-old white girl went missing and was found murdered is a fool. Don’t worry, we’re already taking bets on which Fox News anchor will insist that Bentley’s comments had nothing to do with race.

A GoFundMe site for Haiwayi’s family is available here.

UPDATE: A spokeswoman for Gov. Bentley offered an explanation of the videotaped comments to Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly:

Jennifer Ardis, the governor’s spokeswoman, told Lagniappe that Bentley was first asked about domestic violence, one of his wife’s primary platforms, before he was asked for his reaction to the girl’s death.

“He was talking about domestic violence prior to the question,” Ardis said.

She indicated the governor was still on the topic of domestic violence when he was asked about Hiawayi and there was some confusion when switching topics, adding some of his statements were taken out of context.

WPMI, which originally posted and removed the now-removed video, has posted another clipof the full interview. it does show Bentley answering a question about domestic violence at about the three-minute mark, and he’s actually the person who first brings up the death of Hiawayi Robinson:

Reporter: You touched on domestic abuse in your speech. Hot topic right now, what are your inputs?

Bentley: Well, you know, families have some difficult problems, and it’s a tragedy, you know, I just heard about the little nine-year-old that was killed, and things like that just break your heart when you hear of things like this. But you know there is a lot of domestic violence that goes on in families and we’ve been seeing a lot of this in the news right now…”

Bentley then talks more about domestic violence and his wife’s involvement in programs aimed at helping with the problem, and fields a question about whether Federal judge Mark Fuller should resign after being accused of battering his wife (probably yes, but Bentley doesn’t have all the facts). After Dianne Bentley briefly talks about how serious a problem domestic violence is, the governor offers the domestic violence hotline, and a reporter returns to the death of Hiawayi Robinson:

Reporter: One more question, and you touched upon the 8-year-old in Pritchard: What message will you send to people grieving right now in the area?

Bentley: There are things that happen we just don’t understand. There are difficulties in families. We don’t know if it’s — you never know — maybe drug related. Maybe alcohol related. Maybe family problems. We just don’t know what the situation is. Only thing that we can say is we need to do everything we can to make families more sound…

We can’t say we really buy Ms. Ardis’s explanation — the governor brought up “the little nine-year-old that was killed” himself when asked a question about domestic violence, and then when asked specifically to speak to people who are grieving her death, he went with the line of bullshit about drugs and alcohol, not “pray for this grieving family in their hour of need” or any of the nice things he said in the statement today. We’re pretty sure that’s not a problem of confusion or context, except in Gov. Bentley’s mind. Nice try, governor’s office, but you look no better.

*WPMI, the TV station that posted the video of Bentley’s comments, has now removed it from the website without explanation. News director Bob Noonan has not yet responded to Wonkette’s request for comment as to why the video was removed.

[WPMI / AL.com / AL.Com again / AL.com one last time / WKRG / Fox TV10 / Update: WMPI]

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fuckyeahrihanna
so-treu:

harleyhendrix:


Rihanna at Altuzarra Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

FUCK

everything. she is Everything.

I just want to point out she’s at a fashion show looking like she stopped by on her way to put it on someone. Like “Oh I was going to surprise my boo at work, but lemme see what’s good here”. Also, her moisturizer game is beyond on point.

so-treu:

harleyhendrix:

Rihanna at Altuzarra Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

FUCK

everything. she is Everything.

I just want to point out she’s at a fashion show looking like she stopped by on her way to put it on someone. Like “Oh I was going to surprise my boo at work, but lemme see what’s good here”. Also, her moisturizer game is beyond on point.

killershot

la-xingada:

paperdemons:

killershot:

Dear Women,
This halloween please say no to these costumes please just say no they are fucking insulting and Dia de los Muertos is NOT HALLOWEEN I REPEAT NOT HALLOWEEN THIS IS NOT A COSTUME PLEASE STOP TREATING IT LIKE ONE
Thank you

TO ALL THE PEOPLE GETTING FUCKED OFF AT MY POST. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I MADE IT. FOR YOUR PINCHE GUERO PENDEJX ASSES. “WE DO IT OUT OF RESPECT,” MY ASS.

this hurts.

this is capitalism ripping through my memories i hold so sacred. Memories of walking through the streets of Chapala after school with my grandmother, and the smell of plants for the preparation of the big event. Memories of memories of memories

This is capitalism and white supremacy destroying, erasing and making new… something that has connected me with my elderes and ancestors,

This is whiteness telling me my body, our gente is unwanted, dehumanized and conditioned to death but at the same time extracting a part of my identity and wearing it as a mask.

This is a mask made of our dead and torn bodies… this is literally a mask made out of ripped bloody flesh. The flesh of migrants who die every year trying to cross.. the flesh of people who become criminalized and confined behind bars. The bloody flesh of torn bodies from years of exploitation in sweat shops, fruit and vegetable fields, dish washers.. domestic workers… 

this is our flesh ripped out cleaned, pampered and styled to fit a white face.

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partytimexelent

Interviewer: Did you do a lot of your own stunts?

Anthony Mackie: I did a bunch of the stuff leading up to the stunts. I tried to do one stunt and I ran into a parked car, face-first.

Interviewer: The directors were telling me— I asked if there were any close calls and that was the one situation they brought up!

AM: [Laughs] No, but they tricked me. First of all, no one— if I tell you to fly, you’re not going to know how to fly ‘cause as humans, we don’t fly. So they tell me they’re going to raise me up ten feet and let me go. I swing in, land on my feet, and walk and talk…. so they pulled me up ten feet and said ‘how do you feel?’ and I said ‘I feel good!’ But I keep going up! They pull me up forty feet off the ground and I’m like ‘THIS DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT!’ [Laughs] And they let me go. And I’m coming down at like….mach 2, right? And I look at Chris [Evans]’s face and he goes… “You’re going to die.”


-Anthony Mackie, interview with Access Hollywood

Guys, watch this WHOLE THING. He’s fucking hilarious. 

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Second the rec for the video, Mackie’s retelling of this story is fucking GOLD

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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN PUNCHED IN THE FACE BY A VAN

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LMFAOOOOOOO OMG

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cisphobic

i’m gettin reeeaalll pissed at white people

cisphobic:

Fuckboy is aave.
Fuckboy. noun. a disrespectful no good man.

people say it sounds close to c*ntboy. which is a transphobic slur. Fuckboy is not, and it does not mean the same thing at all.

fuckboy has nothing to do with genitalia.

ALL YOU WHITE TRANS MEN NEED TO STOP BEING FUCKBOYS AND TALKING OVER BLACK FOLK.

please get this more notes than the post with the wrong info.

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tsamthepoet
fuckyesgrrrls:

cecile-palmer-blog:

cheerfulmetaphysics:

sourcedumal:

starslicer:

tsamthepoet:

I hardly see any heroic posts about Muslims on here, so here you go.

It’s iron fist yall

Good fucking job dude.
#beattheshitouttarapists2k14

I love that it takes the time to specify that his attack of choice was a flying kick

This man deserves all the applause.

Also sex beast? That’s perfect

fuckyesgrrrls:

cecile-palmer-blog:

cheerfulmetaphysics:

sourcedumal:

starslicer:

tsamthepoet:

I hardly see any heroic posts about Muslims on here, so here you go.

It’s iron fist yall

Good fucking job dude.

#beattheshitouttarapists2k14

I love that it takes the time to specify that his attack of choice was a flying kick

This man deserves all the applause.

Also sex beast? That’s perfect

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aimmyarrowshigh

American Healthcare Is So Bad for Women of Color It May Violate the UN Convention

aimmyarrowshigh:

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so-treu

talix18:

so-treu:

tom waits, “come on up to the house”

shoutout to those folks who’ve been following me since my tumblr was named after this song.

Damn. And I thought that was a good song when Sarah Jarosz did it.

deadlyart
talix18:

shamelesslyunladylike:

lesradicalfeminisms:

tumbling-torterra:

a-strawbarry:

houseofheavy:

etspiritusvitae:

the female body is hardcore as fuck. 

Yes is it.

so is the male body
it’s sad to see so many people like this on this website


OP is praising the fact that women hold a fucking infant in their belly the size of a ribcage, get the fuck over yourself for 3.5 seconds.

*~*~follow for more fragile male ego~*~*

The male body is more susceptible to hereditary diseases because of their lack of a second X chromosome. Their testosterone production ages them faster and causes them to die sooner. Their center of gravity is higher because of their tiny little hips and overgrown shoulders, making them easier to topple. Their gonads are placed outside of the body, in a very vulnerable position, because they do not function properly if they get a little bit warmer than usual. They have non-functional nipples, but still enough breast tissue to get cancer.The male body is not hardcore. The male body is to the female body what a shoddy, unstable mod is to a well-estabilished piece of software. Sit the fuck down. And try to not crush your fragile pathetic outside gonads when you do it.

I love this place.

talix18:

shamelesslyunladylike:

lesradicalfeminisms:

tumbling-torterra:

a-strawbarry:

houseofheavy:

etspiritusvitae:

the female body is hardcore as fuck. 

Yes is it.

so is the male body

it’s sad to see so many people like this on this website

OP is praising the fact that women hold a fucking infant in their belly the size of a ribcage, get the fuck over yourself for 3.5 seconds.

*~*~follow for more fragile male ego~*~*

The male body is more susceptible to hereditary diseases because of their lack of a second X chromosome. Their testosterone production ages them faster and causes them to die sooner. Their center of gravity is higher because of their tiny little hips and overgrown shoulders, making them easier to topple. Their gonads are placed outside of the body, in a very vulnerable position, because they do not function properly if they get a little bit warmer than usual. They have non-functional nipples, but still enough breast tissue to get cancer.

The male body is not hardcore. The male body is to the female body what a shoddy, unstable mod is to a well-estabilished piece of software. Sit the fuck down. And try to not crush your fragile pathetic outside gonads when you do it.

I love this place.