Moi Meme :: 2/5 Actresses :: Lupita Nyong’o
"When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid."
Last year alone, Doc McStuffins items amassed $500 million in sales and, this year, the franchise could become the all-time best-selling doll based on an African-American character, according to industry experts who spoke with the New York Times.
Yaaaaaassss this makes me so happy!!!!
back when beyonce was black
get this ignorant shit off my post. I hate when people act like black folks can’t get back to their natural complexion without some type of bleaching. Lightskin or darkskin she still black. you don’t bat an eye when a white girl tans so don’t deny her “black card” off some bullshit.
It’s not the skin tone it’s the culture
what about the culture? since when is she a new black? she rallied for trayvon, gave a speech about how black lives aren’t valued as human, constantly speaks on how proud she is of black woman in the entertainment industry, helped African American models get noticed, what about the culture has she abandoned?
Fake revolutionaries need to stop attempting to discredit people’s blackness.
best six second exchange i have ever seen in my life
To everyone who says it’s too expensive to eat on a budget.
I love Twizzlers
Where the fuck are you people buying your food that it costs so little?!
Note that virtually all of these price comparisons are complete horseshit. While it’s true that raw ingredients purchased in bulk can be cheaper than prepared or fast food, a naive price comparison doesn’t take into account a whole constellation of externalities, including:
- Travel expenses. Grocery chains that sell raw ingredients in bulk often don’t have branches in or near low-income neighbourhoods, so the driving distance to reach one can be significant. If you have a low income, the gas you spend getting to and from the grocery store is a non-trivial component of your food’s total cost - and that’s assuming you own a car at all.
- Storage expenses. Raw ingredients purchased in bulk need large amounts of storage space, and often that storage space needs to be refrigerated or climate-controlled. Many low-income households do not own large refrigerators or freezers, or cannot afford the electrical bills associated with keeping a large refrigerator or freezer running 24/7.
- Preparation expenses. Raw ingredients purchased in bulk require appliances and tools to turn into edible food. Many low income households do not own a proper range or full-sized oven. Your food preparation options are sharply limited when all you have to work with is a microwave and a hot-plate - and, again, even if you do have a proper range and oven, actually using them incurs gas and electrical charges, which add to the real cost of your food.
- Time. Driving to and from a distant grocery store takes time. Preparing food from raw ingredients takes time. This time expenditure can easily amount to hours per week - which is no particular impediment when you’re working a regular nine-to-five, but if you’re a single parent, or holding down multiple minimum-wage jobs with unpredictable schedules in order to make ends meet, that may well be time you don’t have. Plus, even if you can spare it, your time has monetary value (i.e., the time you’re spending purchasing and preparing food is time you’re not spending on any other productive endeavour), which again contributes to the real cost of your food.
Once all of these factors are properly taken into consideration, prepared and packaged food - and yes, sometimes even fast food - is indeed substantially less costly than purchasing raw ingredients in bulk and preparing your own food. Having the time, facilities, and convenience of access to prepare your own food from scratch every day is a luxury - and one that’s increasingly out of reach for many folks.
I thought I was going to school to be other people, but really, what I learned was to be myself - accepting myself, my strengths and weaknesses. -Lupita Nyong’o
I’ve really had it up to here with pretentious punk white boys who trash religion all day long and don’t give a fuck about the interrelation of faith and cultural identity for people of color; like sorry the only culture you know is Ian MacKaye and the God Delusion, your overbearing christian upper middle class family and the shitty midwestern town you grew up in
This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.
I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.
If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.
this is really fucking sad
i think of everything we learn without even noticing