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Hey guys I need your help spreading this on social media so our people in Ferguson can defend themselves from attacks from the police.

hey guys! if you have been followin me for a while now, u will kno that i edit and curate a very cool zine dedicated to girls of colour called the coalition zine. if you didn’t know then now you know! what we do is we create a safe space where girls of colour can talk about our girlhood, our traumas, our triumphs and grow together in a community with people who share similar interests and backgrounds. a while back, we were able to raise enough money to print physical issues of the zine that has been available online for free but printing copies will help us reach a larger demographic and let people see all the cool shit that girls of colour are capable of doing and let people know that we are definitely worth it and more. of course, we are still going to have it available online. by the end of september, we will have an official site so we are very excited about that. 
i am making this post to invite other babes to come through and either submit to our third issue of our zine that will be out in September or join our staff or tell us cool things that u want us to talk about or, just spread this, let people know what we are about and that we are the shit, basically. if you have any questions, contributions, etc you can message me here or send us an email at don’t forget to check out the rad crew that makes this whole thing possible!
thank you so much for everything and i hope you have a lovely day.

Anonymous asked: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??



there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site) 

222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

Ph: 314-522-3100
Fx: 314-524-5290




A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"

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Things To Stop Being Distracted By When A Black Person Gets Murdered By Police -

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Bluestockings Hiatus (brb!)



In the spirit of sustainability & self-care, we’re taking a hiatus!

The editors and writers at Bluestockings have been working all summer to provide daily content on issues of identity and disparity, but like everybody else, sometimes we need a break too. Therefore, this month’s content will be slowing down to a near glacial pace.

In the meantime, please check out 4th issue and some highlights from earlier this summer:

If you have any questions or want to get in touch, you can reach us at Please continue to submit content to us, we will check it out when we get back!

In love & solidarity,


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vand-etta asked: Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle




why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

credit to black—lamb

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    12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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Read the ads

"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

Because ALL of this needs to be on everyone’s page.