25 4 / 2014

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Carol’s Daughter Files For Bankruptcy
Companies affiliated with beauty brand Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. According to court documents, Carol’s Daughter Stores LLC, filed a 

wait WHAT?????

in a strange way i’m kinda not surprised to hear thisfor one thing the ingredients are really bad for your hair (i mean all their loc products had weird combos of beeswax and corn oil)also in my experience i’ve never seen them marketed in places where black people would actually shopgranted, i’m an online shopper to the core. but i found it strange the few stores i actually physically saw it in was Macys and Sephora, stores with an overwhelmingly white consumer base. i never really saw them in a target, walgreens, cvs, places where more black folks looking for hair care products are inclined to shop. i mean miss jesses is some overprice lard for your hair, but at least they were smart enough to product place in Targets. Jane Carter solution sells its stuff in Target, some CVS stores, and certain Whole Foods there was just a lot wrong with their strategy as a business from what i could see. and its not surprising they are going under 

All those heavy hittas financing and they went broke? Something in the milk ain’t clean, because Black women will buy and buy and buy especially with an overhyped hair product. (product junkies) This seems really strange and off to me and something isn’t sitting right.

Her products are horrible though. This just looks like bad business practices coming back to bite her in the ass. Remember when Solange cut ties with her ass? If Solo ain’t fucking with you then that should be red flag number one.

Their products did nothing for my hair ad it left it constantly dry. Plus the prices were extreme. And as someone stated before, you couldn’t find the products anywhere. I’m not going to NYC every time I want to buy their products on NYC taxes. Nope! Shea moisture is the way to go! (And making your own products. I just made whipped shea butter with flax seed gel, coconut oil last night.😊)

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Carol’s Daughter Files For Bankruptcy

Companies affiliated with beauty brand Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. According to court documents, Carol’s Daughter Stores LLC, filed a 

wait WHAT?????

in a strange way i’m kinda not surprised to hear this

for one thing the ingredients are really bad for your hair (i mean all their loc products had weird combos of beeswax and corn oil)

also in my experience i’ve never seen them marketed in places where black people would actually shop

granted, i’m an online shopper to the core. but i found it strange the few stores i actually physically saw it in was Macys and Sephora, stores with an overwhelmingly white consumer base. i never really saw them in a target, walgreens, cvs, places where more black folks looking for hair care products are inclined to shop. i mean miss jesses is some overprice lard for your hair, but at least they were smart enough to product place in Targets. Jane Carter solution sells its stuff in Target, some CVS stores, and certain Whole Foods

there was just a lot wrong with their strategy as a business from what i could see. and its not surprising they are going under

All those heavy hittas financing and they went broke? Something in the milk ain’t clean, because Black women will buy and buy and buy especially with an overhyped hair product. (product junkies) This seems really strange and off to me and something isn’t sitting right.

Her products are horrible though. This just looks like bad business practices coming back to bite her in the ass. Remember when Solange cut ties with her ass? If Solo ain’t fucking with you then that should be red flag number one.

Their products did nothing for my hair ad it left it constantly dry. Plus the prices were extreme. And as someone stated before, you couldn’t find the products anywhere. I’m not going to NYC every time I want to buy their products on NYC taxes. Nope!
Shea moisture is the way to go!
(And making your own products. I just made whipped shea butter with flax seed gel, coconut oil last night.😊)

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25 4 / 2014

"I’m mean when you’re saying some blatantly racist shit! I’m NOT NICE to racist. I’m NOT NICE when we’re talking about whiteness. I’m not going to be fucking nice. There’s too many nice people talking about white people. You feel me? White people get too much niceness and I’m sick of the shit! And I’m SICK OF THE SHIT! I’m sick of knowing when blackness—I’m sick of knowing whenever I watch the news and they talk about crimes I know when it’s somebody black and when it’s not, just by the way that they’re fucking talking. So I refuse to be awake. I refuse to be awake in a world that wants be to be sleep and be acting like when niggas wake up I’m suppose to be stroking their fucking hand, HELL NO! When I woke the fuck up it was a cold splash of water on my face and I BEEN UP, okay. I been awake, I ain’t been sleep since. I refuse to coddle someone out of their fucking little groggy state."

Marfmellow blowning my mind time after time with their words.

(Source: youtube.com, via morbidcows)

25 4 / 2014

irresistible-revolution asked: Fucking obtuse as fuck jlaw fans istg

allerasphinx:

These people losing their everloving heads over Lupita’s shine is proof positive of anti-blackness/anti black racism. And it also highlights exactly why she’s important. What’s that saying… the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism? The comments on black women justify our disdain for:

For the past 2 hours I’m an evil white man for seeing this problem and not joining the crowd who uses Lupita to bash other female celebrities.

White people like this.

It’s been months since the Oscars and these people can’t move on while we’re basking in her fierce presence. Pressed doesn’t even begin to cover it.

24 4 / 2014

vikingpussy:

Slurs are not just “bad words”. They’re part of systemic dehumanization of entire groups of people who are and have historically been subjugated and hated just for being alive.

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24 4 / 2014

24 4 / 2014

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nothing-rhymes-with-grantaire:

here’s the email for time: feedback@time.com

or they have a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/time?rf=109123032439316

and twitter: https://twitter.com/time

and tumblr: http://timemagazine.tumblr.com/

that fuckdingo john green made it on the list and laverne cox didn’t

>:(((((

WAT

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24 4 / 2014

queerbrienne:

yzma:

she’s turning 30 this year

#future perrie

queerbrienne:

yzma:

she’s turning 30 this year

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24 4 / 2014

"When I can stand before a class of predominately black students who refuse to believe that conscious decisions and choices are made as to what roles black actors will portray in a given television show, I feel compelled to name that their desire to believe that the images they see emerge from a politically neutral fantasy world of make-believe is disempowering; is a part of a colonizing process. If they cannot face the way structures of domination are institutionalized, they cannot possibly organize to resist the racism and sexism that informs the white-dominated media’s construction of black representation. And, on a more basic level, they lack the capacity to protect themselves from being daily bombarded and assaulted by disenabling imagery. Our mental well-being is dependent on our capacity to face reality. We can only face reality by breaking through denial."

bell hooks

This is really IMPORTANT. I’ve had many conversations with Black people about how EVERY SINGLE THING conveyed via media is a conscious choice by people. Media is not arbitrary, random, neutral nor apolitical.

Crime stories that feature Black men’s photos but not White men’s photos on local news is a choice. Calling White male terrorism anything but the terrorism it is, is a choice. Creating films that are racist/sexist and are for the purposes of affirming White supremacy and patriarchy are choices.

Media is not arbitrary. It doesn’t only reveal or speak of culture, it creates it. Many Black people get very very angry with other Black people who are critically conscious about media. I’ve been attacked harder for critiquing media that denigrates Black people than I have been for critiquing Obama, religion, marriage, sports or anything else. I was cursed out for not worshipping Django Unchained.

I think this wilful ignorance that some of us have, or even just unconsciousness regarding colonization is dangerous, but I find the former more dangerous than the latter. People who are forcefully not trying to dissect the media that harms us and praise those who tear us apart (including Black creators of cultural production; it’s not only White people who create things that reaffirms White supremacy) are dangerous to me. Like…I can’t even be around them. I don’t trust them. It means they are not even seeing how media itself is shaping some of the dangerous thoughts and behaviors that they exhibit in their own lives. They make me antsy to be around. I say this because for example, I’ve had men threaten me in real life using lines from songs and films. In real life though….saying this to my face. And, they don’t have to be so direct; reinforcing negative narratives about a people impacts how others see them and how they seem themselves.

Media is not arbitrary, random, neutral nor apolitical.

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24 4 / 2014

gradientlair:

Black women who made the Time 100 List For 2014. Creative singer, dancer, artist, philanthropist and feminist Beyoncé, creative outspoken actor, artist and feminist Kerry Washington, tennis legend, philanthropist and business owner Serena WilliamsChicagoan and now head of U.N. World Food Programme Ertharin CousinNigerian economist and past Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ugandan activist Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, South African human rights lawyer Thuli Madonsela, and Kenyan tech guru Ory Okolloh. 

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock DIDN’T make the list though. Clearly both had a major impact in 2013. Both have been outspoken about Black trans women and trans women of colour’s rights and lives, both have created remarkable and important art and both have been influential and highly visible. They should’ve been there. Easily.

Beyoncé made the Time 100 List in 2013 as well, but this year has the cover after a successful and influential year in 2013, from her Super Bowl performance, to her world tour, to her incredible visual album BEYONCÉ, to being more outspoken with her feminist politics through her music, and through other projects—some I like (speaking, writing, fundraising, philanthropy), some I’ve critiqued (i.e. #BanBossy/Lean In)—all while being committed to her family, her marriage to Jay-Z and motherhood to Blue Ivy

Several Black men made the list as well, including two of my personal faves, Oscar winning film director Steve McQueen and Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman

As I wrote about yesterday, there is a DIFFERENCE between the legitimate desire for representation of Black women’s humanity in the media while still creating our own media (as ignoring the mainstream does not erase harmful messages about us are placed there) and "oh that’s White approval!" This distinction and understanding of how media representation impacts us is important.

Complete Time 100 List For 2014 

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24 4 / 2014

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

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Conservatives literally do EVERYTHING they can do to stop Black people from progressing then turn right back around and not only act like we’re not doin shit, but that we should be slaves so they can rape us and treat us like animals again. 

He’s sadistic.

Holy shit, I can believe this real.