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It fucks me off that this photo is still going around, why is this “nice guy” still getting championed for being a total creep

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Reblogging for the fixed version because that guy was beyond creepy.

In both versions, he is an entitled asshole. It does not matter how much you do for someone if they don’t like you, they won’t like you. Should he have stopped doing all of these things in an effort to “wear her down” aka the “nice guy ” mantra, when he saw that she was not reciprocating in kind? Yes. She probably thought he was just a “nice guy” who was doing things for her and accepted it without thinking it was anything more. Let’s say she did realize he liked her and was using him. Maybe even sent him some mixed signals. She is wrong for that, if that is the case. Either way, he isn’t entitled to a damn thing. She is a person and can choose who she wants to be with. Lastly, he was doing these nice things with an agenda. His agenda was to get her to like him. Fuck your agenda. You do nice things because you want to not because you want a damn fresh baked cookie or some shit in the end. Be yourself and show interest. She don’t like it? Move on. What you shouldn’t do is go on her Facebook and try to blame her for your lack of mostly likely, not being able to read signs, you nice asshole.

dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #16: Supermodel Naomi Campbell channels her inner First Lady in this diplomacy-inspired photoshoot shot in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

Ghanaian-born British fashion stylist and style director of W Magazine Edward Enninful described the feature as a “tribute to a modern day First Lady on a state trip, evoking the kind of timeless style that could have existed in the 1940’s, 60’s, or even today.”

What I love most about the spread is that unlike many typical Vogue shoots shot in non-Western countries, no locals were used as background props to further dehumanize them and render them agent-less, and you can tell that the person responsible for scouting the locations made a conscious effort to diversify the backdrops used here.

coolchicksfromhistory:

coolchicksfromhistory:

Juana Briones (1802-1889)

Art by Hey Lady Wanderlust (tumblr)

A native Californian, Juana was born to a Mexican family in Santa Cruz which at that time was part of the fringes of the Spanish empire.  As a young girl, she moved with her family to the San Francisco Presidio.  Juana married at age 18 and bore eleven children, eight of whom survived into adulthood.  She also adopted an orphaned Native American girl who she raised as her own.

Juana’s husband was abusive and in 1840 Juana obtained a legal separation from him, incredibly unusual for the time.  Juana ran a dairy farm in what is today the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco and a cattle ranch in Palo Alto.  Many Latinos lost their land due to insufficiently documented ownership when California became a state in 1850, but Juana managed to document her landownership and retain her property despite being illiterate.  Juana was also locally known as a healer who incorporated Native American traditions.   

There are numerous memorials to Juana in the Bay Area.  Plaques commemorating Juana can be found in San Francisco on the Lyon Street steps and on a bench in Washington Square Park.  A park and an elementary school in Palo Alto are named in her honor.

San Franciscans!  The California Historical Society is hosting an exhibit on Juana Briones from January 26 through June 6.

Hat tip to Tofu’s Art for pointing out the exhibit.

The first thing I saw when I walked in the door [of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore] was a 500lb bale of cotton and it was taller than me, thicker than me, wider than me, and I was just met with the loftiness of Patsey. One of the most shocking things I learned was that it was common to make accessories out of the skin of slaves that died. There were wallets and bags, and they were prized possessions. It doesn’t get more horrific than that. I was stunned that I hadn’t even heard the name Solomon Northup. In school we learned about slavery but we spent more time learning about the Holocaust.

Lupita Nyong’o, from her cover story in Dujour magazine about the horrifying things she learned while studying for her breakout role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave.
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I’ve always wondered if schools in Africa discussed the American slave trade. Now reading this quote just fucking hurts.

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