Monday, March 17, 2014

allmyfriendsarewhite:

blackfashion:

Diahann Carroll as Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty (4.26 - “New Lady In Town”).

***Flawless

*faints*

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Friday, February 28, 2014
3liza:

Mrs. Alice (Roosevelt) Longworth, full-length portrait, facing left; wearing ball gown, ca. 1902. Copyright by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
(via Alice Roosevelt Longworth, ca. 1902 | Humanities Texas)
President Theodore Roosevelt’s first wife died shortly after the birth of their only child, Alice. Roosevelt remarried and raised other children, but “Princess Alice” became a controversial figure during his presidency. She lived in the White House during her early twenties, inciting scandals for smoking cigarettes, driving cars, and keeping a pet snake named Emily Spinach. When confronted with the suggestion that he curb Alice’s excesses, President Roosevelt responded, “I can be president of the United States—or—I can attend to Alice. I cannot possibly do both!”

3liza:

Mrs. Alice (Roosevelt) Longworth, full-length portrait, facing left; wearing ball gown, ca. 1902. Copyright by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

(via Alice Roosevelt Longworth, ca. 1902 | Humanities Texas)

President Theodore Roosevelt’s first wife died shortly after the birth of their only child, Alice. Roosevelt remarried and raised other children, but “Princess Alice” became a controversial figure during his presidency. She lived in the White House during her early twenties, inciting scandals for smoking cigarettes, driving cars, and keeping a pet snake named Emily Spinach. When confronted with the suggestion that he curb Alice’s excesses, President Roosevelt responded, “I can be president of the United States—or—I can attend to Alice. I cannot possibly do both!”

Thursday, February 27, 2014
My youngest flaunts her mind, and frightens away the suitors.

- Louis Nicolas le Tonnerlier de Breteuil, on his daughter, the raddest person in history, Émilie du Châtelet. Emilie was a scientist in the 18th century who proved Newton’s ideas on velocity wrong. She also played a role in helping Einstein figure out E = mcwith E=mv2 (via intuitiveunderstanding)

Also, “frightens away the suitors” = BS. Emilie du Chatelet was a hustler. Fucking Voltaire was her personal man-candy. Her husband was apparently totally cool with it. The historical record did not preserve evidence for or against a threesome.

#girls don’t you go feeling like you don’t got any role models ‘cause you got role models like damn#it just takes a little more work to find out about them is all

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
lebeeson:

I have been so blessed to portray such a phenomenal woman as Dana Scully. She has taught me about strength and self-worth and personal power. In early episodes, when I was called upon to address large groups of male FBI agents with authority and self assurance, I felt so scared and weak that my voice would come out high-pitched and shaky. But the more I “acted as if” I was self-assured, the more I felt powerful. And believe it or not, it can be that simple. "Acting as if" is sometimes all it takes to empower oneself, and I have learned to carry this into other areas of my life. When meeting with high-powered directors and producers, or presenting an award at an award ceremony, or doing a talk show; I act as if I am a strong, capable, worthy woman of power. And the more I do this, the more people listen to what I have to say and value my opinion. 
- GA, Girl Boss foreword. 

lebeeson:

I have been so blessed to portray such a phenomenal woman as Dana Scully. She has taught me about strength and self-worth and personal power. In early episodes, when I was called upon to address large groups of male FBI agents with authority and self assurance, I felt so scared and weak that my voice would come out high-pitched and shaky. But the more I “acted as if” I was self-assured, the more I felt powerful. And believe it or not, it can be that simple. 

"Acting as if" is sometimes all it takes to empower oneself, and I have learned to carry this into other areas of my life. When meeting with high-powered directors and producers, or presenting an award at an award ceremony, or doing a talk show; I act as if I am a strong, capable, worthy woman of power. And the more I do this, the more people listen to what I have to say and value my opinion. 

- GA, Girl Boss foreword. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
headwrapandcamera:

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

Go SISTAH!! *raised fist*

headwrapandcamera:

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 

Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.

But wait, there’s more.

Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.

Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.

They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.

not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

Go SISTAH!! *raised fist*

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #59: NOTABLE AFRICANS: DJAMILA BOUHIRED

Currently in her late 70s, Algerian nationalist, activist and revolutionary Djamila Bouhired is a freedom fighter best known for her contributions to the fight against French colonial rule in Algeria as a member of the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN).

Born in 1935 to a middle-class family, Bouhired was educated in French schools. However, the colonial system of education did not have the desired effect on Bouhired as she she joined the anti-colonial revolutionary movement of the FLN working as a student activist and soon began working as a liaison officer and personal assistant to FLN commander Yacef Saadi in Algiers. Her brothers were also involved in the underground struggle.

Due to her good looks and slightly European appearance, Bouhired was able to seamlessly move around the Algiers and pass through road blocks set up by French authorities, which proved to be a critical asset in the militant operations of the FLN. Bouhired was one of three FLN female bombers depicted in the 1966 film The Battle of Algiers, and was also the subject of Egyptian director Youssef Chahine’s 1958 film Jamila the Algerian.

During a raid in June 1957, Bouhired was captured, arrested and accused of planting bombs in French restaurants around the capital, Algiers. Although not much is known about her imprisonment, Bouhired has said that both her and her siblings were subjected to torture under French authorities, claiming also that one of her brothers was tortured in front of their mother.

Bouhired was tried, convicted and sentenced to death by guillotine in July 1957. However, Jacques Vergès, a French lawyer who heard of her case and was against France’s occupation of Algeria waged a public relations campaign that resulted in immense pressure being put on France by international governments and human rights organizations. As a result, Djamila Bouhired was released.

She would eventually go on to marry Vergès with whom she had two children. The couple also established Révolution africaine, a publication that focused on Pan-Africanism and African nationalism movements.

Djamila Bouhired currently resides in Algiers and continues to be an active figure in many human rights and feminist politics in the country.

Friday, January 3, 2014

renartbd:

Pour bien terminer l’année (ou la débuter, à vous de voir),
voici les toutes dernières Flavor Girls, plus précisément
les “méchantes” (mais si, vous voyez bien qu’elles ont des
petites ailettes de chauve-souris pour prouver qu’elles sont
démoniaques). Elles vont me manquer un peu, pas trop non plus.
Content d’avoir pu mettre en image ce que j’avais en tête pour
certaines, déçu de n’avoir pas vraiment réussi ce que j’imaginais
pour d’autres.

                                        

Well, these are the final five : the evil ones. I promised in
a previous note to explain you the background, the plot, etc,
but I don’t think it is a good idea right now. I’m gonna write a
long note about the storyline with many cool drawings
instead of a large amount of text in a few weeks.

(Source: loic-locatelli)

Thursday, December 26, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013

tenaciousbee:

kurtiswiebe:

Rat Queens is nominated for Best Independent Comic Series on IGN! Help us spread the word about the series! Give us a vote and pass the link on to others!

http://www.ign.com/wikis/best-of-2013/Best_Independent_Comic_Series

i need to read this

this looks awesome

(Source: towritecomicsonherarms)