It’s about time we elbowed our way into the industry!

Black Women Find Success in the Lucrative Business of Black Hair Care

Posted by For Harriet

Not much seems unusual about Judian and Kadeian Brown’s storefront in a tidy plaza off Church Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, a neighborhood where every block seems to have its own African hair-braiding salon.

Posters of African-American women with long, sleek hair fill the window. Round jars of shea butter belly up to slender boxes of hair dye on the shelves. Wigs perch on mannequin heads.

What makes Black Girls Divine Beauty Supply and Salon’s visitors do a double-take is the skin color of the proprietors. “I go, ‘Look at all the faces on the boxes,’  ” said Judian Brown, recalling other shopkeepers’ and customers’ surprise when they realize she is not an employee, but the owner. “Who should be owning these stores?” [My emphasis]

[Read the article in its entirety at For Harriet.]

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This is an absolutely heartbreaking case of police brutality. A 22 year old black man with down syndrome was beaten by the police for the bulge in his pants. That bulge turned out to be his colostomy bag. They ripped the bag off his body. This was an unprovoked attack. No one is safe out here.

Reblogging with updated link. The old one was dead.

Remember the case of 22 year old Gilberto Powell.

From a medical perspective this is horrifying, beyond the brutality he could’ve died from infection from a leak or trauma to his stoma.

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. - Jane Austen #janeausten #women #quotes #feminism




A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

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45 People Told Us Why They Want, Need, And Deserve A More Feminist India

We tell our sons to “HAVE FUN” but we tell our daughters to “BE SAFE”

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WATCH: N.Y. Radio Hosts Fired for Transphobic Rant Are Back on the Air




This, though. 

I love when we reframe issues to illustrate them as they are- the perpetrator’s problem.


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NEW ISSUE: Decolonization Journal - “Indigenous Art, Aesthetics and Decolonial Struggle”

Guest edited by Jarrett Martineau (culturite x rpmfm)

Featuring contributions from: Leanne Simpson, Luam Kidane, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Sandra Collins, David Winfield Norman, Celeste Pedri-Spade, Jenell Navarro, Susy J. Zepeda, Jade E. Davis, Susan D. Dion, Angela Salamanca, Wanda Nanibush, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández.

And interviews with Rebecca Belmore, Tania Willard, Tom Greyeyes, and Walter Mignolo.

Cover art: “Yikáísdáhá” by Tom Greyeyes (Diné). Follow him on Tumblr: greyeyesart 

Check out this amazing issue featuring Indigenous media, art, music and activism in struggle!


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Listen to what these guys are saying about you — and then don’t believe it.

Conservative commentators think women are more interested in pretty shoes than politics and voting — and they wonder why they’re having trouble getting women’s support?

Read Jill Filipovic’s powerful rallying call to women voters: On why #CosmoVotes exists, and why reproductive rights supporters can — and should — make the difference this November.

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