bunniesinpajamas:

elionking:

anothercleverjedimindtrick:

2damnfeisty:

dynastylnoire:

remotely-viewing-khemet:

Every black child in grade school is taught Adolph Hitler killed six million Jews and is the worst human being that ever lived. On the other hand our children are taught “The Right Honorable” Cecil Rhodes the founder of the De Beer diamond company in South Africa who killed ten times that number of Africans is a hero and a statesman and if they study hard and do well in school they may be eligible to win Rhodes Scholarships the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. They don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.
If you don’t know your history, you can expect to continue to be a fool, used and abused by the oppressor.  
#massdeception

….We (at least in America) weren’t taught about De Beer at all.

^ I was thinking that while reading this. Never learned about him in school.

This is the first time I have heard that name.

The name is familiar but I’m sure I wasn’t taught his name in school, let alone about him being a hero or anything

Gatdamn

This is why you shouldn’t fuck with diamond jewelry, it’s a cartel owned by De Beers and diamonds are intrinsically worthless and devalue instantly after purchase. All of the cultural norms about diamond engagement rings are also directly due to De Beer’s marketing.

bunniesinpajamas:

elionking:

anothercleverjedimindtrick:

2damnfeisty:

dynastylnoire:

remotely-viewing-khemet:

Every black child in grade school is taught Adolph Hitler killed six million Jews and is the worst human being that ever lived. On the other hand our children are taught “The Right Honorable” Cecil Rhodes the founder of the De Beer diamond company in South Africa who killed ten times that number of Africans is a hero and a statesman and if they study hard and do well in school they may be eligible to win Rhodes Scholarships the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. They don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.

If you don’t know your history, you can expect to continue to be a fool, used and abused by the oppressor.  

#massdeception

….We (at least in America) weren’t taught about De Beer at all.

^ I was thinking that while reading this. Never learned about him in school.

This is the first time I have heard that name.

The name is familiar but I’m sure I wasn’t taught his name in school, let alone about him being a hero or anything

Gatdamn

This is why you shouldn’t fuck with diamond jewelry, it’s a cartel owned by De Beers and diamonds are intrinsically worthless and devalue instantly after purchase. All of the cultural norms about diamond engagement rings are also directly due to De Beer’s marketing.

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fuckyeahlavernecox:

Laverne through the years.

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crocodilepatronus:

………..Kim K game getting a lil too real….. 

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fandomshatepoc:

There’s this post about how if your feminism doesn’t include destroying racism it’s white supremacy.
This is why it’s white supremacy. Like yeah Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a man, but he’s also a man of color. Gloating about how Lucy, a film where a white woman who’s shown to be shooting men of color for not speaking English in a country where English isn’t widely spoken… isn’t intersectional feminism. Instead it’s the essence of white feminism because it’s glorifying the white hero in a non white country, when we are less than a century away from white Europe having colonized the majority of what is now referred as “third world countries” make no mistake colonialism is not dead. So basically if you see Lucy in the theater unfollow me rn.
Boycott Lucy watch Hercules.

I guarantee this movie actually gained traction by including the scene about not speaking English in the trailer due to the recent hate-mongering toward immigrants and migrant children. People love to watch their xenophobia be justified.

fandomshatepoc:

There’s this post about how if your feminism doesn’t include destroying racism it’s white supremacy.

This is why it’s white supremacy. Like yeah Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a man, but he’s also a man of color. Gloating about how Lucy, a film where a white woman who’s shown to be shooting men of color for not speaking English in a country where English isn’t widely spoken… isn’t intersectional feminism. Instead it’s the essence of white feminism because it’s glorifying the white hero in a non white country, when we are less than a century away from white Europe having colonized the majority of what is now referred as “third world countries” make no mistake colonialism is not dead. So basically if you see Lucy in the theater unfollow me rn.

Boycott Lucy watch Hercules.

I guarantee this movie actually gained traction by including the scene about not speaking English in the trailer due to the recent hate-mongering toward immigrants and migrant children. People love to watch their xenophobia be justified.

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bijoux-et-mineraux:

Tourmaline - Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Tourmaline - Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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alonefamily:

Rising Nicki by alone family

alonefamily:

Rising Nicki by alone family





looking for roommates: a multipart series

Moving to Washington means, among other things, accepting that unless I want to spend more than 50% of my federal wages on rent that I need roommates. Craiglist is a bountiful source of ridiculous and creepy people, but today I found a rare treasure in that someone had written fan fiction about their roommate experience as part of their ad, which features a suspiciously gorgeous house and insanely low rent. 

Onto the fan fic though:

The following is an e email from Manny, a federal government official who is assigned to a new location for his job. With his permission, I pasted below FYI about the place.

David,
This is to formally give you 30 days notice of my intent to vacate my rental unit at [redacted] Travilah Road. I plan to move out by May 26, 2013.

Thank you for allowing me to join what I consider a brotherhood at your house. Despite the diversity of the tenants’ backgrounds and professions, the group seems to come together nicely into a cohesive team, whose members all look out for and care for one another. When I first moved in, I thought that the rent is so low — there must be something wrong with the place (!!). Since the house is obviously beautiful and well-kept … I concluded that the problem must be with the other tenants. So, my plan was just to lay low and to keep to myself. Because I leave for work very early and come home late anyway, I figured I can avoid interacting with the others.

It turns out I was absolutely wrong! It turns out that everybody else is pretty much in the same boat as I am. I found out that everybody else is a dedicated professional, who love their job and work long hours. I found everybody to be collegial, respectful, and have workaholic tendencies (in a good way). The gentlemen who are living (or have lived here) include doctors, military officers, investment bankers, CPAs, deputy sheriff, construction foremen, etc. It has been a wide-ranging and diverse set of tenants, but we all seem to have particular things in common: we are all generally neat, quiet, organized, and conscientious. We all have the “we’re all in this together” attitude and help out each other when we can.

For example, when Jason got into a car accident and his car was totaled, the other tenants helped him by providing rides for four months. When Garrett moved out, he left me a six-pack of beer in the fridge. When my son visited from college, everyone made him feel very welcome. I know these are just little, simple things. But these little things make a big difference, especially for someone like me who is separated from his family because of his job. My experience here validated my decision to live in a group home rather than to live alone in a single apartment (which I could have easily afforded). Ultimately, I’m not saying that tenants have to immerse themselves into this “brotherhood.” The space is certainly large enough — and people have their own separate lives — that it is easy to just keep to ourselves. But it’s always nice to have the luxury of being able to choose.

I would highly recommend this house to any professional looking for a quiet place to live among other respectful professionals. In fact, I have mentioned this house to two others at the FDIC. They may be calling you soon (Leo Madrid or Gerald Bocar).

Thanks again.

Manny Rami