First of all this post is racist as fuck. Is it because all of these women are black? NONE OF THESE NAMES ARE GHETTO and the amount of notes it has are disgusting.
Ashanti - A common name in Ghana. It is a name from a powerful African empire. It is a fucking African name.
Aaliyah - It’s also a fucking African name. It means “High Exalted”, “Highest of All”, “To Ascend”. It also means Princess, Beautiful, Goddess, and some other beautiful meanings.
Beyonce - Oh look, another fucking African name. It means “beyond others”. It also derives from the French surname Beyincé, which is also her mother’s maiden name.
Ciara - It is of Irish origin and it means “dark haired beauty” or “black”.
Onika - Yet, another African name. It means warrior and is most often used as a boy’s name.
Last but not least, Zendaya, which is also a fucking African name. It is a language of Zimbabwe/Southern Zambi. It means “To give thanks”.
Just because it’s not of your culture doesn’t mean it’s fucking ghetto. Who wants a common ass name anyway? You are racist and ignorant. Please educate yourself.
They tried it
Because the journey to here was not easy.
But now that I’m arriving—-
I’m gonna celebrate myself.
ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014)
I’m not gonna lie, I teared up a little bit when I saw the trailer.
I’m sooo excited for this… cheese fest and all!
this is so freaking adorable and yes i cried. I can’t wait.
I CAN’T WAIT
So I’ll probably get slammed for this (because, tumblr) but here goes anyway. Ask box is open, slam away.
When the original Little Orphan Annie was written, chronologically we were a lot closer to a time where there was a strong bias against Irish people. By making Annie red haired, it was implied that she was of Irish descent, and by extension, the audience would have inherently known that was part of the bias against her.
Changing Annie’s race to African American replicates this same dynamic in modern society, and that’s a big part of why so many people were upset by it. A BLACK orphan?! Nooooooo, keep her white and red haired and cute I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH HOW THIS IS MAKING ME UNCOMFORTABLE.
Casting Annie as black in 2014 is a much more true to the original character than casting her as a caucasian red head.
Chocolate Girls | Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland, Lupita Nyong’o, Kenya Moore, Keke Palmer, Grace Jones & Tika Sumpter.
Girls&WomenToKnow: Leanna Archer
Meet Lenna Archer, who started her Leanna Inc. a haircare line at This Long years old. Leanna all nautral organic hair products has generated over $ $100,000 in revenue. Leana develops and mixes each of her products (the original hair dressing was based on a family formula), and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products both in stores and online.
Leanna is a philanthropist as well in 2008 she founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, an organization devoted to providing better opportunities for children in Haiti. Leanna’s goal is to built schools in Haiti, while providing a Safe learning environment for over 150 students.
Leanna as been featured in Forbes Magazine, Success Magazine, INC Magazine (30 under 30) and Ebony Magazine. Online web portal, AOL Black Voices, was also impressed with Leanna and positioned the Teen CEO as #5 on their list of “ Top 9 Young Lions” who are making Black History. Leanna has also been interviewed by several major media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC,ABC,FOX Business and BET.
Inspired by the truth and power of #ITooAmHarvard, people of colour who are students at University of Oxford in the U.K. created #ITooAmOxford to speak of their experiences with racism on campus. The photographs are diverse (there’s more on their site) and here I included some of the ones of Black women/women of African descent (my apologies if I misread any genders) as I did when I posted my now viral post on I Too Am Harvard because again it reveals the racist assumptions about both their intelligence and appearance, something I dealt with as a Black woman when I was younger and in undergrad/grad. I also noticed the sense of “place” and nationality that impacts the stereotypes that they face.
This is a point for the lies about racism being uniquely American to stop. Now. Today. I am tired of weekly emails from Whites ahistorically announcing how racism does not exist in the U.K. It is not their place to make that determination anyway; only Black and other people of colour can. The person who experiences the oppression, not the oppressor, the oppressed, not the privileged, speak truth to the experiences.
These students are speaking their truths. Do not ignore them. Their lives matter. They deserve better than the stress and even physical/mental health issues that dealing with racism can cause. Stereotype threat is real and impacts academic performance and health.
I wish these students the best. Much love. ❤
(Any ideas about Europe being less racist than the states are straight-up bullshit, and I say this with firsthand knowledge)
Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” sang in 20 different styles
- 0.00 - Katy Perry
- 0:08 - Nirvana
- 0:15 - Queen
- 0:22 - Michael Jackson
- 0:30 - ‘N Sync
- 0:43 - Iron Maiden
- 0:57 - Jamiroquai
- 1:07 - Pantera
- 1:13 - Frank Sinatra
- 1:29 - Metallica
- 1:35 - Pavarotti
- 1:43 - The Doors
- 2:00 - Run D.M.C
- 2:08 - Tech N9ne
- 2:16 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 2:21 - Slipknot
- 2:26 - Louis Prima
- 2:32 - Boyz II Men
- 2:51 - Type 0 Negative
- 3:14 - John Mayer
This is EXQUISITE
My music was trying to describe how changing the tune of instruments and rhythm but not the pitch in the melody can give a song a whole new genre and she showed us this. It’s so brilliant.
THIS IS SO COOL
Run DMC and Techn9ne hahaha
I need to start listening to pantera and slipknot again. Rise was the shit.
Actresses + suits
LADIES IN SUITS THOUGH
BLESS THIS POST
Let me just add some colour to this blinding parade of whiteness
Amber Riley – Plus Size Black Actress and Musician
Frieda Pinto – Indian Actress and Model
Nicole Scherzinger – Filipino and Hawaiian Musician and Actress
Camilla Belle – Brazilian Actress
Ms. Esther Taking-Lives-With-Her-Style Quek – Singaporean Fashion Director
Alicia Fucking Keys – Black Musician, Producer, Pianist, and Actress
Janelle You-Cannot-Seriously-Have-Forgotten-This-Woman-Who-Fucking-Slays-In-Suits-Every-Goddamn-Day Monáe – Black Musician and Composer
And the Badass Woman Who Probably Started It All
Bianca Jagger – Nicaraguan Social and Human Rights Activist and Former Actress
Bless this entire post.
Thank you for posting poc cause I was on some kat Williams shit like “white white white white white white” janelle monae changed the female suit game she should have been first shit!
Whiteness will make you forget about all the women of color who have wore suits. They just erase us.
And the person who originally posted it with say something like “I didn’t even realize.”