1. 21:27 12th Sep 2014

    Notes: 101813

    Reblogged from essaymarking

    Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

    miniprof:

    rsbenedict:

    prettyboyshyflizzy:

    you a bitch

    It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

    So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

    What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

    In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

     
  2. 21:09

    Notes: 116750

    Reblogged from thewayistare

    ludicrouscupcake:

    poppy-the-knight:

    sourcedumal:

    I Love My Boo campaign features real young men of color loving each other passionately. Rather than sexualizing gay relationships, this campaign models caring, and highlights the importance of us taking care of each other. Featured throughout New York City, I Love My Boo directly challenges homophobia and encourages all who come across it to critically rethink our notion of love.

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    this is fucking adorable

    SPREAD THESE IMAGES LIKE WILDFIRE PRECISELY BECAUSE THEY FUCK UP THE MISGUIDED STEREOTYPES WE ALL ARE USED TO SEEING.

     
  3. 08:14 26th Jun 2014

    Notes: 788

    Reblogged from plannedparenthood

    How do I get more info about being a Planned Parenthood clinic escort?

    plannedparenthood:

    Clinic EscortsSomeone asked us:

    Q. Where can I find more information on becoming a clinic escort? Please and Thanks!

    First of all, thank you from the very bottom of our hearts. Our volunteer escorts turn potentially negative experiences into positive experiences and make a real difference in the lives of our patients. Visit our volunteer page for information on how to get involved with your local Planned Parenthood health center.

    photo: abiodork

     
  4. DANCE BREAK

    Kiesza - Hideaway (Official Video) (by lokallegend)

     
  5. Audrey having lunch in Paramount Studios during the filming of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961

    (Source: missingaudrey)

     
  6. Dear Little Black Girl (poem)

    by Kenya Boudreaux

    April 2014

     
  7. I heard the author read this tonight and clapped all the way through it. Saving this for my soon-to-be Middle Schooler. <3

    tea-splattered-words:

    Girl
    The next time
    that the space above your eyelids
    is crowded with numbers

    numbers
    stuck to the inside of your jeans
    numbers
    blinking from the edge of the scale
    remember

    that you
    are a four letter word
    not something to be taken lightly
    not something to be whispered
    not something to be measured

    but girl,
    I know that they have tried to measure you
    that he tired to measure you 
    his hands terrified
    searching for the parts of you
    that fit into the mold
    that he created in the back of his mind
    a long time ago

    girl
    that has never been your endpoint
    it has never been your job
    to fold yourself until you fit there
    your hands 
    have far too many things to create
    you have far too much space to fill up

    and when the words
    "I’m sorry"
    start to slip out from under your tongue
    wipe them away
    like his saliva
    there will be times for those
    and this is not one of them

    and besides,
    you have always had a home
    inside the four walls 
    of your own skin

    but girl,
    I know that they told you 
    to make those walls out of tissue paper
    to make them thin enough
    so that people can see through

    so that maybe
    someone will see your broken pieces
    duct tape them back together
    tell you that you are worth saving

    but girl,
    I can promise you
    that you have never needed saving
    there is no instruction manual
    you are assembled
    exactly how you’re supposed to be 

    girl,
    your tears have never been leaky drainage pipes
    they have always been waterfalls
    midnight rain
    forces of art

    and I’m not saying
    that there’s anything beautiful
    about your sadness
    just that there’s nothing sad
    about your beauty

    when you are so unshaken
    so immeasurable
    when you know
    that giving is not the same thing as loving
    that it is not enough
    to pull in your knees
    so that someone else can stretch their legs

    girl,
    you must first be full
    if you are to fill
    it you are to fill this room
    with the sound of your voice
    you are a four letter word
    not something to be whispered 

    girl
    Genius
    Irreplaceable 
    Really fucking cool
    Loved

    not something to be taken lightly

     
  8. superseventies:

Photo by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, 1971.


I&#8217;m bringing back the casual toe shoe like NOW

    superseventies:

    Photo by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, 1971.

    I’m bringing back the casual toe shoe like NOW

    (Source: theyroaredvintage)

     
  9. transhollywood:

    Jared Leto has been winning multiple awards for playing the transgender character of Rayon in the film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The transgender community has then watched him throw them under the bus.

    1. LETO: "It was the role of a lifetime," he said. "It was an incredible thing to represent this…

     
  10. Something extravagant and fabulous. 
Hermès Niloticus TGM necklace, $299,500, &#8220;made from 112 handcrafted rose gold scales studded with diamonds and deep-hued tourmalines, iolites and peridots.&#8221;  
This crocodile-scale-inspired piece &#8220;is custom-made and takes over 400 hours to produce.&#8221;
Maybe I have a wealthy friend who will buy one and let me touch it?
From TMagazine

    Something extravagant and fabulous. 

    Hermès Niloticus TGM necklace, $299,500, “made from 112 handcrafted rose gold scales studded with diamonds and deep-hued tourmalines, iolites and peridots.”  

    This crocodile-scale-inspired piece “is custom-made and takes over 400 hours to produce.”

    Maybe I have a wealthy friend who will buy one and let me touch it?

    From TMagazine

     
  11. sinidentidades:

     
  12. 1. Body must remain upright, with movement concentrated in hips
    2. Participants can put hands on knees or hips for support
    3. Twerking action cannot comes from knees – hips only
    4. Freestyling or additional choreography not permitted – no hands on the ground, feet in the air, twirling, etc.
    — 

    There’s rules to this shit / Guinness made me a manual

    http://www.fuse.tv/2013/09/big-freedia-twerking-guinness-world-records

     
  13. 16:00 21st Sep 2013

    Notes: 226417

    Reblogged from theremina

    tokillamockinggirl:

the teachers at my high school do this to the graffiti in the bathrooms and i literally cant

* dead *
what a great set of teachers though

    tokillamockinggirl:

    the teachers at my high school do this to the graffiti in the bathrooms and i literally cant

    * dead *

    what a great set of teachers though

     
  14. 05:23 2nd Jul 2013

    Notes: 128

    Reblogged from jeanjeanie61

    Tags: grace kellyicons

    jeanjeanie61:

Grace Kelly
http://www.busico.ru
     
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