1. bootsnblossoms:

    femininefreak:

    Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

    Both by Dan Bagan

    Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

    Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

    Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

    These are women are who I always wanted to be.

    (via yatir)

  2. majiinboo:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.  

    majiinboo:

    jessehimself:

    Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

    Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

    Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

    His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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    Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

    Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.  

    (Source: thefreelioness, via peacelikewhet)

  3. ainyanan:

Please reblog this!
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    ainyanan:

    Please reblog this!

    (via misguidedivory)

  4. 
Felice Casorati, Nudo (Nudo disteso che legge), 1943
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    Felice Casorati, Nudo (Nudo disteso che legge), 1943

    (Source: tamburina, via tigerlvly)

  5. Social experiment. Reblog if you actually give a shit about women who are victims of rape and domestic abuse.

  6. guardian:

Fan Ho is one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, capturing the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s. His work shows a love of people combined with unexpected, geometric constructions and a sense of drama heightened by use of smoke and light. More
Approaching Shadow, 1954. Photo: Fan Ho/AO Vertical Art Space
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    guardian:

    Fan Ho is one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, capturing the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s. His work shows a love of people combined with unexpected, geometric constructions and a sense of drama heightened by use of smoke and light. More

    Approaching Shadow, 1954. Photo: Fan Ho/AO Vertical Art Space

    (via xledouchex)

  7. 
Fka Twigs


    Fka Twigs

    (Source: covenready, via callmedelaa)

  8. pixography:

Kunio Okawara: Genten-Keisho Gundam Illustrations
  9. julianperryart:

    Gambino and Jhene!!!

    Artist- Julian Perry

    julianperryart.com

  10. It has taken galaxies
    for my soul to gain immunity
    over those that carried poison
    within their sweet words
    and janus-faced intentions
    to mar my energy.
    I have learned my love
    is to be shared with
    the deserving and willing;
    not the entitled and supercilious.

    "Immunity", Dae D. Lee (Daeizm)

    — [inspired by the word from Kathy Santana] for #WordsFromSouls

  11. tanayahenry:

tanaya henry
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    tanayahenry:

    tanaya henry

  12. 
"This is not a dollhouse, this is Gaza"
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    "This is not a dollhouse, this is Gaza"

    (Source: palestineback, via urbanna)

  13. fyblackwomenart:

Chocolat by Rudy Faber

    fyblackwomenart:

    Chocolat
    by Rudy Faber

    (Source: society6.com, via yanaboth)