19 4 / 2014

kenobi-wan-obi:

dynastylnoire:

He goes in

I really want this whole thing in transcript or quoted, it’s perfect.

(Source: jessehimself, via womanistgamergirl)

19 4 / 2014

mzr-hsh:

Making of Grace Jones’s famous cover..

mzr-hsh:

Making of Grace Jones’s famous cover..

(via thechanelmuse)

19 4 / 2014

"When a man starts my program, he often says, ‘I am here because I lose control of myself sometimes. I need to get a better grip.’ I always correct him: 'Your problem is not that you lose control of yourself, it’s that you take control of your partner. In order to change, you don’t need to gain control over yourself, you need to let go of control of her.’ A large part of his abusiveness comes in the form of punishment used to retaliate against you for resisting his control. This is one of the single most important concepts to grasp about an abusive man."

Lundy Bancroft in Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (2002), p. 54 (emphasis in original)

(Source: mikroblogolas, via so-treu)

19 4 / 2014

simplisticexistence:

imdemetrialynn:

LMAO. Bruh if this isn’t the best Accurate shit for my life

Ignorant. Stubborn. Narrow minded. Hell. Take your pick. This hits it dead on.

simplisticexistence:

imdemetrialynn:

LMAO. Bruh if this isn’t the best Accurate shit for my life

Ignorant. Stubborn. Narrow minded. Hell. Take your pick. This hits it dead on.

(Source: bluelightvine, via killamobetta)

19 4 / 2014

19 4 / 2014

afriquecouture:

fuckyeahginatorres:


When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […] 
Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.

Gina Torres | Black Latino 

and THIS is how diverse black culture is. It’s not just one thing.

afriquecouture:

fuckyeahginatorres:

When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […]

Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.

Gina Torres | Black Latino

and THIS is how diverse black culture is. It’s not just one thing.

(via untouchmyhair)

19 4 / 2014

Amiyah Scott back in 2008

(Source: kelvinabram, via blueklectic)

19 4 / 2014

lordbape:

me obsessively stretching my arms out in pics over the year

(via curvellas)

19 4 / 2014

jerkidiot:

have you ever stopped liking somebody that you liked a lot and suddenly notice that they are a shitty person and realize how blinded you were by how much you liked them

(via curvellas)

19 4 / 2014

"[P]ublic schools appeared to be attaining higher levels of mathematics performance than demographically comparable private and charter schools—and math is thought to be a better indicator of what is taught by schools than, say, reading, which is often more influenced directly and indirectly by experiences in the home. These patterns flew in the face of both the common wisdom and the research consensus on the effectiveness of public and private schools. Immediately, we checked to see what had happened in the analysis, whether “public” and “private” had been “reverse-coded” or some other such error was involved. But after further investigation and more targeted analyses, the results held up. And they held up (or were “robust” in the technical jargon) even when we used different models and variables in the analyses. We eventually posted a technical paper on a respected website and published a short article, which received some attention. And then, like any good researchers, we applied for funding to study this issue in more depth using the most recent, comprehensive databases. The results across datasets are consistent and robust—indicating that these patterns are substantial and stable, regardless of changes in the details of the analyses.

These results indicate that, despite reformers’ adulation of the autonomy enjoyed by private and charter schools, this factor may in fact be the reason these schools are underperforming. That is, contrary to the dominant thinking on this issue, the data show that the more regulated public school sector embraces more innovative and effective professional practices, while independent schools often use their greater autonomy to avoid such reforms, leading to curricular stagnation."