1. medievalpoc:



    —Marie Antoinette (2006)

     Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu! 

    *just leaves this here*


    Chevalier Joseph Boulogne de Saint-Georges

    (via 2brwngrls)

  2. iluvsouthernafrica:


    So many tourists do this with little to no interaction with the people they’re posing with.  To them, these Himba women are so odd and strange (I’ve read a substantial number of travel posts/personal blogs that attest to this) that their humanity is not apparent.  Sadly, it is not just White people, but anyone and everyone so Westernized that to them, the Himba are simple artifacts of Namibia not unlike the wild safari. 

    There are of course photos that exhibit some interaction (read: the Himba/s in the shot are smiling at least), and I know the Himba are open to meeting other people and interacting with tourists.  But they are not always treated like human beings with expectations of privacy and dignity.

    Their rejection of western culture is not why the Himba people receive this treatment.  Let’s be clear about that.  It is because of their lack of proximity to white supremacy.  Being non-European is an oddity that must either be ogled or exterminated, whether you’re in Namibia or the US, whether you’re bare-chested in Windhoek or walking down the street in Ferguson, Missouri.  Not even money and fame can protect you from the standard shame of being Black.

    Being Black is treated as a situation one only employs away from “civilization”, even in Africa.  Our existence is not accepted in the current world as is as this video shows.  A Himba man must fold and stash his culture (read: soul) away in order to shine outside and he is lauded as “exceptional”. 

    (via atane)

  3. morphinesue:

    Bill was a selfish bastard since day one and he got what he deserved. Bill getting kill by Sookie was what I always wanted but not like that, Bill asking her to kill him with her light was another selfish act from him. I was glad that Sookie didn’t do it and used a wooden stake instead.

     I have to admit that it was freaking sad seeing him die.
  4. Anonymous said: Why can't you just be happy that Pam and Eric are finally away from that idiot town and making billions? People are never happy.


    Well, good morning anon and yes, I really really wanted Eric and Pam to be happy, but they’ve turned into Capitalistic scum.The same Capitalistic scum I’m always blogging against. So why on earth would I be happy about an ending for them that actually goes against everything I stand for?

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  5. iluvsouthernafrica:

    South Africa:

    Young ladies train in Ballet in Soweto through The Joburg Ballet Development Programme

    Photos by Madelene Cronje.

    (via atane)

  6. Beyonce has a question. #WhereAreYourEdges


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  8. True blood and misogyny.

    True blood has always had a problem with women.

    From season one until the end. If there is something TB had been true to during these 7 seasons it’s his hatred for women.

    What women in this show hasn’t suffered just so a man can have a redemption arc?

    But the last 2 seasons have been the most obvious with this problem.

    - Eric kidnapped a young naive girl for some revenge plot. He threatened to rape her. Yeah like rape isn’t used enough in real world during conflict and wars.  Then he fang raped her and turned her against her will. (Yes against her will , you can’t consent to something when you’re a prisoner, a slave….), then when she is a vampire, he just disappear like nothing happened. Even with the finally, he didn’t once ask himself what this poor young women were doing, where we she, how was she doing? Nothing nada.

    Eric this season has been such an asshole, giving a woman an incurable disease that will affect her life-hood, Killing Sarah’s sister for no reason other than being a cruel bastard.

    And the worst of the worst was him and Pam pimping Sarah as a blood slave to vampires who rape her. That was such just too much, even for the misogynist shit fest that’s TB.

    - Bill that fucker after years of treating Sookie like a punching bag, after abusing her by manipulation, verbal abused, even in his death he is coward a selfish asshole.

    That whole speech about wanting Sookie to kill him with her light so she could be human and have a normal life was just another way for the writers to play into Bill is such a caring selfless guy ready to sacrifice his self when we all know the asshole is just a manipulator and a selfish asshole. Why would you ask someone (you called an aberration a season ago) to give up a part of themselves to be normal if you’re remorse of what you said in the past? why?

    And that marriage wish between Jessica and Hoyt (by the way who still doesn’t have his memories back) what was that? Just another a woman need a man in her life to take care of her, crap. UGH

    This finally was just one misogynist crap fest, rape apologists, returned in the 50’s with  happy ending meaning getting married and having babies.

    For a show that used to be Queer, the hetero misogynistic conclusion  is disgusting. Don’t even get me started about the fact the gay black man and beloved character didn’t even have a line in the 65 fucking minutes.

    FU to all the writers of this mess.