shauneezy:

stxxz:

That awkward moment when you leave a store without buying anything and all you can think is “act natural, you’re innocent”.

Black people probs

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Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

who paying for these canvases or the art programs so these kids can have that? Why should it matter if these run down buildings that never get fixed up anyway get graffiti’d? 

Therein lies the issue. Art programs, both visual and performance based, are the first programs to be cut. Canvas ain’t cheap. Neither are the supplies. Much of the graffiti that takes place IS on buildings that are run down. The gov’t didn’t place any value on these properties and yet get pissy with dudes “vandalizing” their shit. You can’t have it both ways, ya dig. 

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.

One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.

First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.

There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

This whole post…I just find it really interesting! And sad, too, but good thing to read.

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I’m so upset, angry and just completely disgusted about this story!


Matthew Durham, 19, allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting several children at an orphanage in Kenya, police said. (Credit: KFOR)

An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip.

The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children.

According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch.

“This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a true tragedy all the way around.”

The 19-year-old suspect traveled overseas with a group called Upendo.

Upendo is an organization that assists neglected Kenyan kids by providing food, housing, clothes and religion.

While Durham volunteered to travel overseas several times over the last two years, on his last visit, the criminal complaint alleges, “Durham requested to stay at the children’s home in an ‘overflow bunk’ rather than at an offsite facility.”

During that visit, several alleged victims claimed Durham “often touched them in a sexual manner or told them to touch themselves while he watched.”

Once confronted, Durham allegedly came clean.

“A caretaker at the orphanage noticed something wasn’t right and confronted Mr. Durham. He admitted to some of the acts,” said Coats.

The affidavit continues, “The victims are believed to be both boys and girls between the ages of four and nine, at least one of whom is HIV positive.”

Prosecutors say while the alleged sex crimes were committed overseas, Durham can be held accountable for the crimes in Oklahoma.

Durham is being held without bond.

PUT HIM UNDER THE JAIL

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1 week ago 16,341 notes

out of all the tumblrs for lesbian couples, they don’t have one for interracial lesbian couples. for who women who like to explore outside of their race. where the love for us at?

2 years ago i posted this…why are people still reblogging this?

i’m not even gay anymore…

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Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane

Ugh yes I’ve been searching for this

what the hell this is freaking incredible

Qow

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Christer Karlstad

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On the edge of experience, Wanda Koop

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1 week ago 6,195 notes

When you make an adult decision without calling your mother first.

dynastylnoire:

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Testify!

**SNAPZZZZ**

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3 weeks ago 3,870 notes

dynastylnoire:

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This is why females are dominating males

real shit ^

In defense …the back is sometimes hard to get for some of us. & if bae is willing to help why not.

Doing hair for your girl is her dominating you? Damn. I can’t make sure she look straight. Am I dominating her if I let her do my line?

^

My bf helped me put in my marley locs and fuck you if you think it’s “unmanly” or whatever fuckshit you’ve got programmed into your mind

I used  to date a guy who helped me flat iron my hair. And he had learned how to braid while in prison so he braided my hair too.

Did that make him any less manly? Hell nawl. He still blew my back out and made me pancakes in the morning. Sheeeiiiit.

I’mma add that to the list of “must-haves”.

I got 3 sisters and a mama. 

My daddy used to put in ALL our relaxers.

We’d be in the kitchen, Soft & Beautifulin it up, one after the other, 

And back when we used relaxers as a barometer of beauty, 

OUR SHIT WAS LAID.

FOH with that qualifying masculinity shit.

ankhs and fuck boys always looking for a reason cry emasculation. If she was helping him with his line up you’d be going on and on about how great this earth is.

gimmie a man that can do that!

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