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Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Especially if you have a problem with AAVE or broken English. 

Yes love!!!

This is wonderful

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas!

YES YESYES YES

OMFG, yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

beautiful 

I feel like the people who can’t relate in the audience look so awkward..

She deserves all the snaps

yooooooooooooooooooooooooo

That was amazing and super good and she’s gorgeous lol

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During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….

If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.

um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah

and she and Frida Kahlo had an affair

acceber74:

queertrees:

geekygothgirl:

verycuriousnocure:

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.

Our loss, U.S.A….

If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.

um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues

aaaand she had a pet cheetah

and she and Frida Kahlo had an affair

Frida Kahlo & Josephine Baker "There is evidence to suggest that Baker was bisexual. Her son Jean-Claude Baker and co-author Chris Chase state inJosephine: The Hungry Heart that she was involved in numerous lesbian affairs, both while she was single and married, and mention six of her female lovers by name. Clara Smith, Evelyn Sheppard, Bessie Allison, Ada “Bricktop” Smith, and Mildred Smallwood were all African-American women whom she met while touring on the black performing circuit early in her career. She was also reportedly involved intimately with French writer Colette. Not mentioned, but confirmed since, was her affair with Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.[21] Jean-Claude Baker, who interviewed over 2,000 people while writing his book, wrote that affairs with women were not uncommon for his mother throughout her lifetime.[22]" (.)

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Some Suggestions from Disability in Lit

weneeddiversebooks:

We’re so glad for sites like Disability in Lit among many others for reviewing books about characters with disabilities thoroughly and by those who identify as disabled themselves.

Here are some recommendations, because we love giving recommendations (and getting them)!

  • Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson (features a protagonist w/ OCD)
  • Five Flavors of Dumb by Anthony John (features deaf characters)
  • 100 Sideway Miles by Andrew Smith (features character with epilepsy)
  • The Elementals by Saundra Mitchel (protagonist has a “withered” leg)
  • Girl Stolen by April Henry (features a protagonist who is blind)
  • Dangerous by Shannon Hale (features an amputee character)
  • Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge (graphic novel that features character with anxiety)

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COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: ANANSASEM

poczineproject:

TITLE: ANANSASEM

CREATOR: Aida Amoako/KidisAlright

RELEASE: OCTOBER 2013

LOCATION: United Kingdom

DESCRIPTION: This zine has two short Ghanaian folk tales told by my mum and transcribed by me. They are stories of Anansi the Spider, an African and also Caribbean cultural phenom. I made it for Black History Month, which is October in the UK.

First ever proper zine!

Here’s my tumblr and my blog :)

Thanks!

BUY NOW: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/205893427/anansasem-a-story-zine

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If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goals for 2015.

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Editor’s Note: Community Submission OR Call for Submissions post is usually from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured by POCZP. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

Please make sure to include pertinent info for CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: deadline, submission info/email/tumblr, related links, your own bio, etc.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!

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engineeringhistory:

Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. from MIT. Jackson conducted research at Fermi National Accelerator and Bell Labs on theoretical physics, solid state and quantum physics, and optical physics and was awarded 40 honorary doctorates.

engineeringhistory:

Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. from MIT. Jackson conducted research at Fermi National Accelerator and Bell Labs on theoretical physics, solid state and quantum physics, and optical physics and was awarded 40 honorary doctorates.

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