Long before Beyoncé, Janet carved out a space for the openly feminist, multidimensional pop star. She created a blueprint that hundreds of thousands of artists have followed, from Britney Spears to Ciara to Lady Gaga. Rhythm Nation 1814 was the album that revolutionized her career and the pop landscape. It demonstrated that black women needn’t be second to anyone. But it wasn’t individualistic. Its rallying call was about the collective we. We could be a part of the creative utopia—the rhythm nation—regardless of race, gender, class, sexuality or difference. It made you want to dance and change the world at the same time. Unrealistic, perhaps. But 25 years later, it’s still hard to listen and not want to join the movement.

Blanket or Yoga Leather straps by Red cloud collective

validx2:

Her: Bae come on let’s play basketball togethter we’ll be just like Love and Basket Ball

Me: Ok check up 

Her:*Check’s up*

Me: 

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#BALLISLIFE

zzazu:

this photo makes me feel like someone traveled to an alternate dimension and brought back something that shouldnt exist

zzazu:

this photo makes me feel like someone traveled to an alternate dimension and brought back something that shouldnt exist

(Source: vhsdreamz)

depressednmoderatelywelldressed:


did-you-kno:

Actor Barkhad Abdi only received $65,000 for his award-winning supporting role in the film Captain Phillips. After production, he returned to selling mobile phones in his brother’s shop at a Minneapolis mall. Source

They did him so dirty

depressednmoderatelywelldressed:

did-you-kno:

Actor Barkhad Abdi only received $65,000 for his award-winning supporting role in the film Captain Phillips. After production, he returned to selling mobile phones in his brother’s shop at a Minneapolis mall. Source

They did him so dirty

If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

(via mysweetetc)

america-wakiewakie:

“[T]he purpose of electoral politics [is] to present from our capitalist masters individuals whose ideas keep the flow of power moving upward; to normalize indoctrination; to, in effect, control the [politcal] market by maintaining the perceived pedigree of capitalist ideas and restricting competition through the marginalization and repression of ideas new or contradictory… [N]o viable alternatives have entered the public lexicon for nearly a century. By keeping ideas narrowly framed… the monopoly of power rests completely within a tiny spectrum of political and economic possibilities, all of which enable and perpetuate a statist, classist society. To paraphrase Noam Chomsky, if you want to change government you have to attack the substance of it, not the shadow. Attacking the shadow, government alone, does nothing because… it does not matter who we elect — liberal or conservative — so long as the cement between private corporate power and government remains un-fractured. Until this basic obstacle is confronted, none of us will exist outside an illusion of choice.”
— Democrats & Republicans: A Political Cartel — AmericaWakieWakie

america-wakiewakie:

“[T]he purpose of electoral politics [is] to present from our capitalist masters individuals whose ideas keep the flow of power moving upward; to normalize indoctrination; to, in effect, control the [politcal] market by maintaining the perceived pedigree of capitalist ideas and restricting competition through the marginalization and repression of ideas new or contradictory… [N]o viable alternatives have entered the public lexicon for nearly a century. By keeping ideas narrowly framed… the monopoly of power rests completely within a tiny spectrum of political and economic possibilities, all of which enable and perpetuate a statist, classist society. To paraphrase Noam Chomsky, if you want to change government you have to attack the substance of it, not the shadow. Attacking the shadow, government alone, does nothing because… it does not matter who we elect — liberal or conservative — so long as the cement between private corporate power and government remains un-fractured. Until this basic obstacle is confronted, none of us will exist outside an illusion of choice.”

— Democrats & Republicans: A Political Cartel — AmericaWakieWakie

raideo:

spookyelric:

sphynx-prince:

yungcoochie:

bankston:

goodreasonnews:

amazingatheist:

I’m so glad to see the younger generation waking up to this hypocrisy. 

The homeowner at 22 one is killing me.

…………………….

This meme makes me so angry because it’s so on-target.

I am screaming

this isn’t even funny to me it just makes me want to find the nearest baby boomer and deck them in the mouth

I reblog this every time because it always re-ignites my anger.

I feel you sphynx-prince.  

(Source: seriouslyamerica)

elf-of-lorien:

omniastudios:

In celebration of the full moon, here is The Celestial Oracle ring.

Ethereal hands surround a beautifully crafted handmade glass full moon sphere. Limited edition.

www.omniaoddities.com

now i just need to find $165 laying around… -_-”