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Nichelle (she/her/hers), NYC/ Libra

whitegenocide:

what society thinks I do:

what I really do:

bio-mechanic:

taniafonseca:

We all know the Aztecs by that name, but it was not actually a name that they ever called themselves. The Westerners who came up with the name ‘Aztecs’ likely took it from one of the original places that the Aztecs lived around the twelve century, called Aztlan, which was in the Northern part of Mexico. However, the Aztecs themselves actually referred to themselves as Mexica, which is actually where the name for the country of Mexico originally came from.
Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is the original Nahuatl (the so-called Aztec language) way of pronouncing Mexican, Mexicano, Chicano and Chicana. The Mexica was the last of our great Anahuac civilizations (1325 to 1521). Mexica is the only one of our cultures and civilizations which has enough surviving material from which we can reconstruct our Anahuac nation. The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman. Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.
Nican Tlaca is our Nahuatl (Mexica) language way of saying “We the people here”, in reference to all of us who are Indigenous to Cemanahuac (what Europeans call “the Western Hemisphere”) and more specific to Anahuac which is the northern part of Cemanahuac (which is called “North America”). Nican Tlaca refers to all of the people of our race in the “Western Hemisphere”. We are not Indians or indios because those are the people of a nation called India!
#MEXICA #MEXICAN #INDIGENOUS #INDIGENOUSROOTS #nicantlaca #indigenouswarrior #1500s #mexicapride #brownpride #AMERICANHISTORY #vivamexico #mexicolindo

“The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman. Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.”
This really rubs me the wrong way, and I won’t get into a long explanation of why b/c I have talked about why this rubs me the wrong way, but a shortened version:
 No the Mexica aren’t dead, their descendants (the Nahua people)  are still alive and well. and many can still speak their language, so stop referring to them in the past tense. Also, it is important that indigenous people have solidarity, but not at the cost of sacrificing and disregarding our own unique identities, traditions and histories, that is not solidarity.

bio-mechanic:

taniafonseca:

We all know the Aztecs by that name, but it was not actually a name that they ever called themselves. The Westerners who came up with the name ‘Aztecs’ likely took it from one of the original places that the Aztecs lived around the twelve century, called Aztlan, which was in the Northern part of Mexico. However, the Aztecs themselves actually referred to themselves as Mexica, which is actually where the name for the country of Mexico originally came from.

Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is the original Nahuatl (the so-called Aztec language) way of pronouncing Mexican, Mexicano, Chicano and Chicana. The Mexica was the last of our great Anahuac civilizations (1325 to 1521). Mexica is the only one of our cultures and civilizations which has enough surviving material from which we can reconstruct our Anahuac nation. The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman. Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.

Nican Tlaca is our Nahuatl (Mexica) language way of saying “We the people here”, in reference to all of us who are Indigenous to Cemanahuac (what Europeans call “the Western Hemisphere”) and more specific to Anahuac which is the northern part of Cemanahuac (which is called “North America”). Nican Tlaca refers to all of the people of our race in the “Western Hemisphere”. We are not Indians or indios because those are the people of a nation called India!

#MEXICA #MEXICAN #INDIGENOUS #INDIGENOUSROOTS #nicantlaca #indigenouswarrior #1500s #mexicapride #brownpride #AMERICANHISTORY #vivamexico #mexicolindo

The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman. Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.”

This really rubs me the wrong way, and I won’t get into a long explanation of why b/c I have talked about why this rubs me the wrong way, but a shortened version:

 No the Mexica aren’t dead, their descendants (the Nahua people)  are still alive and well. and many can still speak their language, so stop referring to them in the past tense. Also, it is important that indigenous people have solidarity, but not at the cost of sacrificing and disregarding our own unique identities, traditions and histories, that is not solidarity.

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archiemcphee:

Check out the awesomely long tails on these roosters! These regal specimens are Onagadori or “Long-tailed” chickens. They’re a breed of chicken from the Kōchi Prefecture of Japan who evolved from common domestic chickens who mated with Green Junglefowl. Also known as the ‘most honorable fowl’ in Japan, they’ve been carefully bred over the centuries to achieve their spectacular tails, which grow to lengths of 12 to 27 feet. It takes these chickens at least three years to molt. Onagadori breeders take tremendous pride in their chickens and provide special hutches with perches well above the ground, which helps keep their tails clean and in good condition.

If Rapunzel had been a chicken, she probably would’ve looked a lot like one of these awesome birds. These extraordinarily fancy fowl have Special Natural Monument status in Japan, which means they’re considered to be living monuments of Japanese culture and, as a protected breed, it’s illegal to take their eggs out of the country.

[via Lost At E Minor and Wikipedia]

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tunedintoangelradio:

Since my last post about the problems with the fetishization of brazilian women and what happens when men with that mentality come to Brazil (sexual tourism) suddenly started getting notes, I’d like to expose what happens when brazilian women leave the country.

This is a project by exange students from Brazil in the University of Coimbra, in Portugal, the signs contain phrases that were actually said to them

TRANSLATION:

  • " ‘But you’re Brazilian’ - when I rejected a sexual advance"
  • " ‘So, girl… are you a call girl?’ - said by a teacher who loves to imitate brazilian accents (and say shit) "
  • " ‘The Brazilian girls need to take care of their behaviour, otherwise they’ll reinforce the stereotype of prostitutes, whores or easy’ - ‘advice’ from a teacher"
  • "Do you know what a Brazilian say when she takes a picture? Penis."
  • " ‘Even with all the xenophobia, Coimbra is way better than São Paulo, isn’t it?’ - Director of FLUC, my answer: No."

I’m sure you’ve all heard about racism towards latin@s in other countries, it’s important to notice, however, the particularities when it comes to latina women, the intersection of racism and misogyny.The fact is, women of color are constantly being said to be promiscuous, that is, sexually avaliable to the white man, and turned into a fetish, an exotic object - the ‘easy’ brazilian with a big ass who loves to samba, for instance, the naive schoolgirl japanese girl, etc.

Again, I find it important to talk about all of this on tumblr so we don’t get lost in some shallow, whitecentric and eurocentric feminism.

(via fucknofetishization)

queerblackbuddhist:

thegirlwithcaramelskin:

signedfury:

cosbyykidd:

detectivealchemist:

I don’t care what sexual orientation you are we are all aroused by this woman here 

I thought I was the only one yo

Yep.

Samira please love me.

mannn i would have her babies 

queerblackbuddhist:

thegirlwithcaramelskin:

signedfury:

cosbyykidd:

detectivealchemist:

I don’t care what sexual orientation you are we are all aroused by this woman here 

I thought I was the only one yo

Yep.

Samira please love me.

mannn i would have her babies 

(via queerthoughtsandstrapdreams)

I wonder how many of you actually say something to somebody that talks shit about black girls irl

(Source: alwayskeepingitonehundred, via bitteroreo)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind
LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas
7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Detroit Free Press
17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux
Mackala Ross and Delores Epps
Eleanor Bumpurs
Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)
Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression
Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
No Charges in Killing of Tyisha Miller – Los Angeles Times
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

Eleanor Bumpurs

Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)

Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

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the-goddamazon:

*takes one good photo* posts on all blogs, posts on all social media accounts, makes wallpaper, sends to friends, prints out and frames, emails to obama

Me.

(Source: nevillles, via bitteroreo)

nedahoyin:

crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.

Model : Alicia Michele

Hayyy, boo..

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blacksupervillain:

africanaquarian:

bishopmyles:

melodic-ivy-lady:

shaybae89:

uniquelyme92:

wrapyourlipsaroundmyname:

I had to remind myself that there actually was a time that Nick played quality shows

Gullah Gullah & Taina were my shows!

My whole childhood in one post 😩

The Golden Age of Nickelodeon. All the more reason to launch a “Nick Classics” channel.

(All they’re missing is Cousin Skeeter and Alex Mack. And perhaps a few others.)

Take me back..

gullah gullah island was the shit

but how could yall forget

space cases

cousin skeeter

(via shmurdapunk)

marfmellow:

naturalprose:

ceegypt:

4eversheneneh:

xn—1rw:

*goes back to not using twitter*

sir, please. 

With all of his fucking nerve tho….

Ew

fatleopard:

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Anonymous said: I see you believe HIV was created in a lab, sorry to burst your bubble, but back then we didn't have the knowledge of DNA so we couldn't have made the virus, without the education of DNA. By that time we barely learned that DNA was important.

howtobeterrell:

nolifejustanime:

darvinasafo:

ummmm, my bubble is still a shimmering orb of excellence.

Back when? How far is back then?

Polio vaccines were nearing completion in the early 1950’s.

DNA was beginning to be understood in the 1950’s.

It was during these times Africans served as guinea pigs for western scientist to use as test subjects for these vaccines.

This was ground zero for the adverse effects of these failed vaccines; where they studied how some experimental pseudo-medicinal cocktails could break down the human immune system.

Then decades later in the mid to late 70’s and early 80’s we see the emergence of HIV in the same African regions.

Miss me with that lame ish, #istaywoke

Teach them Brotha

i have this book lol on kindle.. worth the read if anyone wanted to know