THE LEADING BLACKS

"Today's black leaders, I'm afraid, have become leading blacks. And you don't ever confuse the two. Black leaders are chosen by us...The leading blacks are chosen by the media." —Dr. Julia Hare

♥ING THIS YEAR’S AFRO-PUNK FEST LINEUP!
blackfashion:

Today AfroPunk announced that this year’s Afropunk Festival line-up includes Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids, Janelle Monáe, Gym Class Heroes, Straight Line Stitch, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, Cerebral Ballzy & more.
http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/banging-line-up-skate-bmx-at-the-2012-afropunk-festival.
Checkout Afropunk.com for more details and I’ll see you all there.

♥ING THIS YEAR’S AFRO-PUNK FEST LINEUP!

blackfashion:

Today AfroPunk announced that this year’s Afropunk Festival line-up includes Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids, Janelle Monáe, Gym Class Heroes, Straight Line Stitch, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, Cerebral Ballzy & more.

http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/banging-line-up-skate-bmx-at-the-2012-afropunk-festival.

Checkout Afropunk.com for more details and I’ll see you all there.

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WOW. HENRY ROLLINS SPEAKS ABOUT #OCCUPYWALLSTREET, #OCCUPYDC AND #OCCUPYPHILLY

♥ THAT YOU CAN WATCH THIS ENTIRE FILM ON THE CLASH RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW

californiaafrican:

Don Letts’ documentary “Westward to the World”, about The Clash.

It’s ironic how the White girl mimicking Black culture has been viewed as quirky, cute, and interesting in the past. But sisters who fashionably rock bamboo earrings, gold nameplate necklaces, and blonde streaked weaves, will inevitably be considered “ghetto” by society.

Kreayshawn: Another Case of Appropriating Black Culture « Clutch Magazine

All the time. I wore my favorite earrings to work once and folks were alarmed. Lots of side-eyes and backhanded compliments that day! Then one of the white women I work with found some fake bamboos at Forever 21 all of a sudden she’s a fashion powerhouse. Same thing with this Kreayshawn, excuse me, Nastassia. She isn’t doing anything new or innovative. She’s just sprinkling her Special Snowflake Dust all over the internet and fuck you if you don’t think post-racial America is real because it is and you are a hater!

But go on and have your 15 minutes, Nastassia. While you’re making up contrived as hell hard luck stories in the name of authenticity, I’ll be over here listening to Rye Rye. She actually deserves the accolades and the million dollar deal because she’s fly for real. And she didn’t have to jack her flyness because she was born fly.

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Kreayshawn is a fucking JOKE next to Rye Rye. Well, next to most people. But especially Rye Rye.

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I find this aspect funny. I also find it funny how I tried to rock out in the punk, hardcore and emo scene and was met with opposition by whites all day. When I rocked the band shirts, skinny jeans (this is ten years ago before they were in) and bandanas, plugs, piercings and other “scene” apparel my blackness still made it so I was never “scene” enough. I was called things like Shanequa and told not to “booty dance” at a hardcore show. And all I was was a black mixed girl who likes to rock out and mosh to some fucking hardcore shit. Apparently this is wrong in all these young, “oh I just want to be different and be heard” scene kids but its okay when some white girl mimics black shit. She gets hearts, loves, stars, and rainbows. Not jumped by 3 fucking girls at a time just for simply occupying what apparently was “their” (ie. white) space. Fuck that shit.

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