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While the trans community’s trust in public officers withers and the violence against transgender women of color increases, visibility of gender-nonconforming identities is inarguably on the rise. Due to the strength and resilience of women like Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Angelica Ross, and Monica Roberts, the general public is learning more about the daily experiences of transgender women of color. As transgender women defy the odds and take a stand through film, art, literature, and technology, their success and happiness threatens the patriarchy and the "cistem," the conditioned norm of cisgender identity. Although it cannot be said that all acts against transgender women are hate crimes, it’s difficult to ignore the increasing amount of attacks against transgender women of color as the community rightfully demands recognition and respect. The visibility of and violence against transgender women of color are undoubtedly interconnected.

Elmo x Lupita on the beauty of all types of skin shades ….

Then I died of joy. 

#ElmoForPresident

blaquerose:

Okay, okay! I know I’m over posting now, just so in love with this shoot and the beautiful article! 😍 Please go read! :))) Okay, I’m done. @ManiacMagazine by whododatlikedat http://ift.tt/1s3N22O

Yes.

blaquerose:

Okay, okay! I know I’m over posting now, just so in love with this shoot and the beautiful article! 😍 Please go read! :))) Okay, I’m done. @ManiacMagazine by whododatlikedat http://ift.tt/1s3N22O

Yes.

(via cornerstorepress)

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nuneyskid:

50-year anniversary of the 9/15/1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Their names are Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robinson, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair.

gradientlair:

nuneyskid:

50-year anniversary of the 9/15/1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Their names are Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robinson, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair.

(via blackwomenworldhistory)

unapproachableblackchicks:

I’m looking for some new blogs to follow, any suggestions?

I’m gone try this one mo gin ….

Love of my Life - Erykah Badu feat Common 

#MondayMusic

Amber Ruffin Is First Black Woman To Write For Network Late Night Talk Showhttp://bit.ly/19raMHlBy Natali Rivers

Amber Ruffin is joining the writing team for Seth Meyers’ new edition of Late Night, making her the first black woman to write for a network late night talk show. In fact, she is the first woman of color to be on the writing staff of a nightly late night talk show…

Amber Ruffin Is First Black Woman To Write For Network Late Night Talk Show

http://bit.ly/19raMHl

By Natali Rivers Amber Ruffin is joining the writing team for Seth Meyers’ new edition of Late Night, making her the first black woman to write for a network late night talk show. In fact, she is the first woman of color to be on the writing staff of a nightly late night talk show…

(Source: getmybuzzup, via cornerstorepress)

A skin-tingling speech which speaks to the heart of #Ferguson — Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal on Missouri Senate floor Sept. 10, 2014. Chapelle-Nadal delivers a gripping speech calling Gov. Nixon to the carpet for allowing Senators and constituents to be stripped of their 1st Amendment rights while being tear gassed and treated like animals. She details how MO Governor Nixon allowed the state of emergency to escalate while he did nothing. Senator Chapelle-Nadal brings it all into perspective, detailing personal experiences as well as the racist history of #Ferguson which culminated into the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting when the MO Governor treated #Ferguson like foreign enemy territory. A must watch speech!

kpop-water-love asked: Hi, just want to tell you I love the name of your blog. I dealt with this ish all my life. My mom once said: "I really feel some men don't want women to have confidence... I guess it makes it hard to get the coocoo." Lol

Haha thanks for the note! I’m glad it resonates with you and others! Sounds like we have the same Mom lol … 

Stay Unapproachable!

Xx-KDBxX

UBC

missturman:

I break my exile to tell y’all to about the Summit. INFO/REGISTER

and

The Ida B. Wells Leadership Academy. INFO/APPLY by 9/19.

Aye.

(via storiesofsisterhood)