April 24, 2014
Today In Black History for April 24th

1. 1972 - James M. Rodger, Jr.
James M. Rodger, Jr. first African American to be named National Teacher of the Year is honored at a White House ceremony.

2. 1972 - Robert Wedgeworth
Robert Wedgeworth is named the first African American Director of the American Library Association.

3. 1944 - The United Negro College Fund.
On April 24, 1950, the United Negro College Fund was founded.

4. 1944 - Bill Pickett, dies
At the age of 72 black cowboy Bill Pickett died after being kicked while roping a bronco. a star of the 101 Ranch wild West Show, Mr. Pickett invented the rodeo event of bulldogging , an event in which the contestant must wrestle a longhorn steer to the ground with his bare hands.

5. 1944 - United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund incorporated.

6. 1944 - Smith v.. Allwright
Smith v.. Allwright, the Supreme Court rules that a “white primary” law that excludes African Americans from voting is a violation of the 15th Amendment and thus unconstitutional.

7. 1886 - Roman Catholic Priest
Augustus Tolton ordained a Roman Catholic priest in Rome, was assigned to America.

8. 1884 - National Medical Association of Black Physicians
National Medical Association of Black Physicians organized in Atlanta, Ga.

9. 1867 - Ride-ins on Virginia Streetcars
Black demonstrators staged ride-ins on Richmond, Va., streetcars. Troops were mobilized to restore order.

10. 1867 - Ku Klux Klan
First national meeting of the Ku Klux Klan held at the Maxwell House in Nashville, Tenn.

(Source: blackfacts.com)

April 24, 2014
Texas Voting Information

http://www.votetexas.gov/:

Don´t have a photo ID for voting? Election Identification Certificates are available from DPS driver license offices during regular business hours, on Saturdays at select locations, and at EIC mobile stations traveling throughout the state. Find mobile station locations here.

April 24, 2014

blueskies2sunshine:

If you ever need to feel sexy

just click play.

(Source: oddbot, via semiautomatix)

April 24, 2014
gastrogirl:

mini fruit tart cheesecakes.

gastrogirl:

mini fruit tart cheesecakes.

April 24, 2014
Attackers Abduct 200 Nigerian Schoolgirls

owning-my-truth:

angryblackwomanwatch:

Attackers Abduct 200 Nigerian Schoolgirls

Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok, Borno state, late last night, and ordered the hostel’s teenage residents on to lorries.

Parents told the BBC’s Hausa service that at…

(via yomilewa)

April 24, 2014
"People think my fierceness is due to being Americanized, but it’s because I’m the daughter of an immigrant."

— Suey Park (via babyscarlet)

April 23, 2014

WAT?! Poetry Tour 2013 Digh at Boomtown Heights

WAT?! Word Around Town Poetry Tour 2013 in Houston Texas. Spoken word poets perform, 7 days, 7 shows, 7 venues.

April 23, 2014

Mega - “For Richard Sherman” (CUPSI 2014)

Performing for CUNY Brooklyn at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

April 23, 2014
blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

(via wifigirl2080)

April 23, 2014

I hate having apps delete contacts. Software Engineers fix you apps/programs before putting them on the market. It should never delete someone’s contact/friends/follow list.

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