micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

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poppypicklesticks:

thederpderpmonkey:

poppypicklesticks:

durkin62:

wrecksaucemcgee:

amethystartist:

vivalaglamourpuss:

an important factual presentation by me

All the facts.

Wasn’t it proven she could have been light or fair skinned because of her biological family lineage though?

She has lineage from Ancient Greece

There are white people native to northern Africa. 

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Cleopatra was white, dumbasses.

Her dynasty was descended from Alexander the Great: she was greek.

Her dynasty also perpetuated itself with constant inbreeding: Cleo was betrothed to one of her brothers, and upon his death, married another one.

SHe probably didn’t have one drop of non greek blood in her. 

Deal with it, historical revisionist crybabies.   Brattishly declaring “there’s literally no argument shut up” won’t make anyone take you seriously, nor will it make your feels into reals. 

Also, I’m white.  I still have olive skin.  You know, on account of all the white people who live in the MEDITERRANEAN.

Jesus fucking christ.  You stop trying so hard. 

To top it off, the original post is a straw man to begin with: nobody is saying that the ancient Egyptians looked like fucking Swedes, there are just a few people who reject the Afrocentrist version of the story where Africa = 100% black and the Copts don’t exist.

What’s also funny is that this Murrica-centric revisionism of Egypt doesn’t just erase its actual inhabitants (who were not black, because tthe world isn’t divided into Sub-saharan africans and white Europeans), it actually perpetuates the erasure of the many advanced African civilisations that have flourished throughout its history: such as Ife, a kingdom that existed in Nigeria, and whose advanced and beautiful realism in their artwork was immensely shocking to the Victorians, who could not believe such beautiful and realistic sculptures could have been created on the “Dark Continent” as they called it.

As seen here:

And of course, the ruins of Greater Zimbabwe, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Zimbabwe.  These ruins date from the Iron Age.

See more here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Zimbabwe

There is absolutely NO reason for this revisionism of Egypt, especially when it allows more people to remain ignorant of the many advanced civilisations and kingdoms that have existed throughout the history of Africa in favour of a delusional portrait that erases the true ethnicity of the Egyptians, simply because they were not white. 

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awkwardsituationist:

for ten years now, leonid tishkov has traveled the world with his moon. here we see him in arctic svalbard magdalene fjord (1,5,7), new zealand, near rangitito (second photo, taken by marcus williams), the tian shang observatory near the border between china and kyrgyzstan (third photo, by po-i chen) and moscow (4,6,8, taken by boris bendikov)

"the moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures - and everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. it gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world," leonid writes. "the moon helps us to overcome our loneliness in the universe by uniting us around it."

leonid adds, “the ancient ural peoples who lived in my home told a fairy tale about how a shaman goes into the next world, illuminating the path of the moon. so in all of my photos, i can be seen in my late father’s cloak, because he travels with me in this way.”

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shaggythepaul:

missespeon:

amoyed:

I love this kid

this child is advanced

This is great.

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tarcaryen:

destroy this new idea that a woman can’t be strong if she cries over a man she’s lost. destroy the idea that you have to be cold and emotionally detached in order to be a strong woman

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micdotcom:

This Icelandic police force has the most adorable Instagram account 

Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.

There’s more where those came from | Follow micdotcom

i think it’s noteworthy to mention there’s been one fatal shooting by Icelandic police since they became a sovereign nation

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tinycoffins:

hellbunnyshutch:

Reblogging because this actually is a thing that should concern more people. 

I know what I’m planting this spring!

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megablaziken:

So I went into Macy’s and I’m not sure if this is the proper advertising strategy for belts.


Oh MYYY.

megablaziken:

So I went into Macy’s and I’m not sure if this is the proper advertising strategy for belts.

Oh MYYY.

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