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I was just wondering if u knew this french/cuban musical group called Ibeyi????


I love them. I believe their father was an Olorosha of Lukumi/ Sanferia and their music is so influenced by Orisha worship.

Some of their songs are elements of religious songs used on the faith.

They have an Eleggua song that I LOVEE and it’s basically them singing one of my favorite songs to Eleggua.

One if their most famous/ most circulated song is the River song which references Oshun.

They’re fantastic. Their name, Ibeji means Twin in both the Lukumi language and Yoruba and because I too am a Twin I have a deeper love for them lol

Ibeji re Omo edun!


I swear the fuckin producers of the simpsons knew shit was an issue before anyone opened their eyes.

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12,579 plays Get Along With You Kelis Kaleidoscope


Kelis - Get Along With You


look you can personally live by the philosophy ‘be nice to everyone’ but the fact of the matter is ‘being nice’ won’t solve institutionalized oppression, and that some people don’t want to be nice to their oppressors

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

BECAUSE Mexican mass culture is antiblack and colourist as fuck (just look at telenovelas). So much so that Afromexicans in Mexico City are thought of as “costeños” and “just really dark” erasing of their African identity (this I know from growing up there) and mexican people whose indigenous features are more visible, continue to be discriminated. 
Whites/white-passing Mexicans are mainly middle/high class almost all of the time. Most of our barrios have been historically poor, where less-white looking Mexicans were relegated to. 
Basically same shit, different country


Sing it child

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That’s why it’s so so important for us to talk and dismantle colorism and antiblackness!!!

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Anti black and native racism have always been a huge problem amongst Latinx, while white and white passing Latinx continue to be held as being the ‘idle’. It’s disgusting. We have to recognize these issues of colourism in our communities if we’re going to do better.

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constantly thinking “wow, i’ve really internalized some toxic shit”

  • White person: Fuck the system!
  • Everyone: That's it?
  • White person: I thought the insertion of that phrase automatically ended this conversation and relieved me of the responsibility to think critically.
You know what I’d like to see more of in the media?


Bi/multiracial characters that aren’t half white.

Generally I’m all for any multiracial representation at all, but they’re almost always half white half something else (usually black, occasionally Asian) and I’d really like to see some non partially white biracial kids. tbh I’d just get a real kick out of seeing a half black half Asian kid doing awesome stuff.


white people will ask mixed people of colour with white ancestry things like “what, do you hate your white family members too??” as if it’s a clever ‘gotcha!’ arguing point and not something deeply personal, emotional and often distressing that we deal with every day

Gabrielle Union - Knowing what white girls didn’t think

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