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dynamicafrica:

LEMLEM Pre-Fall 2014 Collection.

Modelled by Ajak Deng, the latest from Lemlem (a surprisingly affordable label, considering) can be describes as laidback cool with subtle hints of masculinity that mixes breezy striped tunics, tie-dyed fabrics and loose chinoes with classic unisex footwear.

Founded in 2007 by model, spokeswoman and entrepreneur Liya Kebede, Lemlem (which means ‘bloom’ or ‘flourish’ in Amharic) was born out of a need to inspire economic independence in Ethiopia and to preserve the art of weaving. Noticing that traditional weavers in her home country were losing their jobs due to a decline in demand for their art, Kebede established the label as a way of addressing this void and preserving an important part of Ethiopian history.

All items are handmade in Ethiopia from natural cotton.

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queerwings:

Can we get a signal boost for trans Latina Arianna Lint’s gender-affirming surgery? Her gofundme page has had 57 shares on facebook but not even half that many dollars in the month that she’s had her page.

http://www.gofundme.com/axol18

dandridgelove:

Dorothy Dandridge became the first African American actress to attend the Cannes Film Festival in May of 1955. She received a great welcoming. Taking a stroll down the Croisette photographers couldn’t get enough of her as they called out to her saying “Car-Man,” “Car-Man” and “Door-Tee,” “Door-Tee.” The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Dorothy Dandridge, here for the closing two days, also was a phenomenal favorite, applauded by crowds everywhere.” Jet magazine also reported on Dorothy’s fanfare saying, “Dorothy Dandridge, getting a bigger ovation than Oscar winner Grace Kelly, caused columnist Sheilah Graham to comment that Dorothy ‘seems to have what the French want.’” Due to a technicality in the French music copyright laws, Carmen Jones could not be shown in France or in competition with other international films at the festival. The film received a special screening on a United States aircraft carrier in the waters off Cannes. The screenings were a success. The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Carmen Jones was screened twice on the closing day to accommodate requests and there was applause after every song, with big acclaim at the conclusion.”

reflectedeve:

Here’s a little America/Kamala fancomic I drew for were-duck! Plus a bigger verison of the second panel, which is my favorite part. :)  I’d really love to see these two team up in the comics sometime.

kemetically-afrolatino:

People in U.S. Killed by Cops Now Outnumber U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq War

The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of  people murdered by police has reached 5,000.

The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.

Watch this short film on police brutality



Track: Check On It (feat. Slim Thug)
Artist: Beyonce

america-wakiewakie:

(Via Being Latino @ Facebook)

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

whitegirlsaintshit:

foie:

imbobswaget:

things ppl say that alerts you to them being the actual worst:

  • john was my favourite beatle 
  • abolishing religion would solve a lot of problems 
  • i’m not a racist i hate all races equally 
  • disliking someone because of their political affiliation is ridiculous 
  • but if you think about it stereotypes do exist for a reason 
  • god, can you believe people on welfare own iphones
  • but what about mens rights
  • why can’t white people say the n-word
  • i’m just being the devils advocate

also:

  • Music today sucks
  • You’re pretty talented for a girl
  • Lighten up, it was only a joke, I’m not actually racist/sexist
  • WHY don’t you want to send me nudes?
  • Death before decaf
  • Homosexuality is a choice
  • I hate dogs
  • Dogs suck
  • "Get over it"
  • Racism is over
and finally… “I loved 50 Shades of Grey”
  • mta trip planner: you can take the 1 from here directly where you wanna go, or maybe even transfer to the 2 so you can get there faster
  • mta trip planner: OOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRR you can get off the train half way there and hop on this bus which will take you ALLL the way up and down staten island before catching the annual butterfly migration that's gonna drop you off exactly where you need to be but 5 hours later than the 1st one

scrapes:

prettiest angel on planet earth methinks!

maahammy:

Eid Mubarak ^__^