ovaadosedonconfidence:

Drake’s new gold fill.

my grandma has one of these

ovaadosedonconfidence:

Drake’s new gold fill.

my grandma has one of these

(via curmudgeoning)

abbyjean:

me: 0

this week: 1

Filed ↓ will it ever end?

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

(via therumpus)

crystalleww:

swoonstep:

EPISODE 7 - Alesia Pullins

Here’s episode seven of Swoonstep, a podcast where girls talk about music and babes. We’re joined this week by Alesia Pullins, and no man is safe as we defend Ciara, Azealia Banks, and M.I.A. from fuckboys Future, ASAP Rocky, and Diplo. We can’t help it: we just love women so much. We practically write a dissertation on Drake, finally qualifying our great love with “Nicki Minaj does, too.” (This is relevant and topical.) Finally, a massive Swoonstep apology to Mos Def, but we get very personal about him and it results in one of the most hilarious segments Swoonstep has ever had.

Alesia is 1/4th of Swoonstep’s favorite podcast, Black Girls Talking, where four fabulous and incredible black women discuss representations of people of color in media. If Swoonstep had venture capital money, we would pay these ladies for their service to society. You can also find her on Twitter where she reps for black girls hard, talks about tough issues like race in America, and tells you what the best TV shows and beauty products are. She also has the greatest collection of Drake gifs on the internet. She is a god damn queen.

Shoot us a message if you’re a girl who wants to talk about the musicians that you, you know, like like, and thanks for listening!

Dream collaboration as Swoonstep teams up with (part of) Black Girls Talking. Alesia herself is great. This is great. I am so sorry to Mos Def.

I still think Mos Def had it coming. Alesia is wonderful and funny and so thoughtful about her crushes (and Azaelia Banks and Ciara). A super huge thanks to her for talking to us!

Filed ↓ swoonstep
msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

(via blackgirlstalking)

Listening to songs I liked most four years ago, two memories strongly resurfaced.

1. Two friends and I had tickets to see The Thermals, a band we already liked nostalgically in 2010, but we agreed that before going we should all get high. I can’t remember what we did, I suspect just smoke weed, but maybe Adderall, and we were running pretty late for the show. By the time we made it the one block to the venue one of my friends was like, “Well, I’m high!” And I was like “Yeah I’m high too.” And then we left our third friend there.

2. When I started my job our HR coordinator quit and my boss invited me to a happy hour for her last day. I’m principally against socializing with coworkers but I felt on the spot and agreed. I ended up drinking way too much and the ex-HR girl got the impression I was pretty fun and invited me to meet up with some of her friends and I agreed, again uncharacteristically. It was just one friend, a guy she was pursuing, and I spent one drink texting the lyrics to “Hard in the Paint” to a friend and then Irish exited.

Filed ↓ thx fr th mmrs
Filed ↓ music the decade lists

aintgotnoladytronblues:

the news coming out of ferguson rn shouldn’t tell you there are “good cops”. a good cop would be standing on every platform they have shouting for at the very least charges to be brought against every cop in ferguson. that’s not happening, though, is it? no. what they are interested in is “marching with” the protesters. making them feel they’re “heard”. pacifying the situation. 

what the news coming out of ferguson should tell you - that the protesters immediately marched with those cops anyway in the name of no more violence, that the so-called “riots” immediately ceased at the first sign of official support for their grief, however minimal the effort was - is that the people of ferguson are not the perpetrators of violence in this situation, and they never were, and they do not want to be.

the protesters - they want peace. the cops don’t want peace to come out of this situation. they want control. always, always remember that there is a difference. 

imagine a police force accountable to the community, though - you won’t be imagining an american one.

swoonstep:

EPISODE 6 - Katherine St. Asaph

Here’s episode six of Swoonstep, a podcast where the brilliant and gorgeous ladies of music criticism talk about music and the hotties in it. Our guest this week is Katherine St. Asaph. We debunk some pesky ideas being spread around about payola and Clear Channel’s On the Verge, and women tackle rockism with no dude influence. Crystal tries to bond with Katherine about being secret EDM bros and it fails spectacularly. Also, we talk about hot voices, bad faces and find out who Katherine’s actual music crushes are. As a bonus, find out how Megan feels about blonde dudes (spoiler: sorry blondies.)

Katherine writes for Pitchfork, Wondering Sound, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and The Singles Jukebox. She writes primarily about pop music, but you can find her on Tumblr or Twitter where she also breaks down everything from video games to books to teen girl bots. Plus: gifs of cats.

Shoot us a message if you’re a lady (again: non-cis dude) and you want to talk music and hotties, and thanks for listening!

Not that Swoonstep has ever been terribly professional, but we really let shit fly in this episode. I won’t hesitate to say that we’re all comedy geniuses and very, very weird. Also not to get personal, but if you’re not already reading everything Katherine writes what exactly is wrong with you?

RE: the last two reblogs, I was initially kind of put off by Pitchfork announcing they were going to canonize the decade so far (not even half way through, come on guys) and then these AMAZING playlists just fell in my lap as a response and I’ve 180-ed my opinion. I’m excited to see what Pitchfork comes up with and doubly excited for everyone to reveal their alternate histories. I’ll post mine later tonight. 

theremixbaby:

Ummmm sorry pitchfork I already did that shit

Relax
This has been going around Twitter. Cross posting here for signal boost. They’ve been periodically posting receipts for supplies purchased and images of the boxed lunches handed out today on the following accounts: @Nettaaaaaaaa @bellebutters @akacharleswade @SheSeauxSaditty Please help if you can. 

This has been going around Twitter. Cross posting here for signal boost. They’ve been periodically posting receipts for supplies purchased and images of the boxed lunches handed out today on the following accounts:     Please help if you can. 

Filed ↓ ferguson

navigatethestream:

i haven’t had much to say about what’s been going on in Ferguson but I will say this much. 

I know some of y’all are invested in the work that Anonymous does but please tread lightly. 

Anonymous has declared today a “National Day of Rage” at the same time the National Moment of Silence vigils organized by black and brown folks all over the country are supposed to be going on. 

There are people on twitter saying that the co-option of the NMOS vigils has gotten so bad that graphics are being stolen in order to advertise for the National Day of Rage 

I’m actually planning on attending the NMOS vigil in downtown Chicago. but I’d be lying if i said i didn’t have reservations. I don’t have reservations about the vigil itself, but about the possibility that it can be co-opted at any time by white anarchists following the lead of Anonymous all for it to turn into a shit show. 

Suffice to say I’m sick of black and brown folks getting together to collectively organize spaces to mourn and heal together all for white leftists to co-opt them itching to live out some deeply romanticized understanding of how the intersections of violence, oppression, and resistance occur.

The same thing almost happened to me last year at the Trayvon Martin rally last Ramadan where members of the Bob Avakian and ISO were arguing with police about how much space the march could take up on the sidewalk and the streets

these same white leftists who treat getting into skirmishes with the police as badges of honor in the struggle.

who have no concern for the PoCs across generations (especially the elderly), the parents with very young children, the young black and brown youths already targeted by police on a daily basis will be affected by their actions. 

who don’t realize that when they start shit with the police for the sake of it its not them who the police will be cracking down on in that moment or going forward. its US! its the people who wanted to gather peacefully and mourn together who will bear the brunt of police brutality in that moment and from then on 

If you want to use your white privilege as an activist, leftist, however you identify yourself 

Starting shit with the police at a peaceful vigil organized by black and brown folks is not the way to go about it. that’s not being a good actively anti-racist person. its actually showing how much you don’t get it and how much this is all a game to you. 

Do not fuck this up!

People have worked really hard in such a short amount of time to be pull this together and it would be a crying shame for unflexed white supremacy to once again rear its ugly head and fuck things up 

People need this space

If you really feel the need to rage then go to a punk or metal show. Save it for the next time the Klan comes to town.

If you’re so anti-racist with your rage use it to face off with your white supremacist brethren somewhere else 

(via joshwinters)