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aljazeeraamerica:

Rocking the symphony: How young black musicians are changing the face of classical music

In most respects, it’s like any other musical tournament. But the Sphinx Competition is open only to young black and Latino string players of the highest caliber. Its mission is to groom stars and to change the look and culture of classical music. After a half-century of desegregation in performance, U.S. orchestras are still overwhelmingly white — though increasingly Asian. A mere 4 percent of orchestra members are either African-American or Latino.

Read more at Al Jazeera America 

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cleophatrajones:

thegoddamazon:

blackmanonthemoon:

Anyone who believes 300 years of oppression can be undone in a 50 year span does not have a basic comprehension of how this subjugation can become internalized and normalized, thus continuing to be a serious social issue

Basically.

This can never be reblogged too many times.

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Avatar Beyonce

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lorde-oftherings:

texasnwhiskey:

danthemedicman:

dancybutt:

"what state do you live in?"

constant anxiety

Denial

Perfection

Florida

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thesexosaurus:

"Condoms don’t work."

"Your first time is supposed to hurt."

"It’s not really sex if there’s no penetration."

"Girls don’t masturbate."

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soradiesinkh3:

seriousjones:

officers, i’m afraid you can’t arrest me for murder. when i murdered that guy, i was only doing it to highlight how ridiculous and wrong is to murder someone. it was actually quite anti-murder if you think about it. i understand how you might make that mistake, but next time i hope you don’t take my actions out of context :^)

ANTI-SJS BE LIKEEEEEEEEEEE

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me: I'm pretty sure I would marry every single Avenger.

obnoxious friend: Black Widow is an Avenger.

me: Did I fucking stutter?

kenobi-wan-obi:

unfriendlyblackhottieee:

mybeautifulmultitudes:

nikkisshadetree:

paulamaf2013:

odinsblog:

Sometimes #BlackTwitter gets it right, and other times Black twitter gets it really right

I was down for Pharrell, but he is in sore need of a thorough dragging to rid him of his White-gaze thirst and tacit respectability politics BS. I mean, what’s next, an “Accidental Racist” duet with LL?

Honorable mention to @LouMinoti:

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Pharrell needs to come out and clarify this shit before everyone forgets him….Money corrupts some, for real……

Pharrell is a dummy for this shit.

Kill Shot = “if you can’t beat em, serve em”

where is the Tyra gif. “We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!”

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“I ain’t never been with no white man. There were a couple white men who wanted to take me out, but I’d never go no where with them. I was always afraid that if we got into an argument he was gonna call me a nigger and then I’d have to kill him.”

My grandma in the car.

I love her so much.

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Bless this grandma.

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LMAO I FORGOT ABOUT THIS.

CASUAL REMINDER THAT MY GRANDMA IS AWESOME

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theblog-delux3:

harkness-and-sparrow:

crimsonclad:

five-boys-with-accents:

Eeyore is just one of those characters that you wanna scoop up and hug forever.

One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.

Another awesome fact about Eeyore: he is voiced by Optimus Prime.

But really, the second thing though.

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“Whenever we portray domestic violence as somehow less bad than random violence against a stranger, we’re furthering the idea that being in a relationship automatically gives a man the right to a woman’s body, and that being with him is tantamount to consenting to be hurt in that way. I feel this is really important, so I’ll say it again: Whenever we think that a woman who just doesn’t leave is responsible for what a man does to her, and that he is less culpable than if he had beaten a stranger, we’re implying that being in a relationship with him is akin to giving consent for whatever he might do to her. In other words, we’re equating a relationship with ownership, and decide that what goes on within it is nothing to do with us.”
The Power of Silence in Enabling Domestic Violence | Crates and Ribbons (via heal-your-bones)

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