#afropunk14 #standforsomething #NOLABELS ❤️

(via Beloved Illustrator Mary Engelbreit Blasted Over Ferguson Artwork)

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

» Lauryn Hill Breaks Down the Protests in Ferguson with "Black Rage"


Lauryn Hill Breaks Down the Protests in Ferguson with “Black Rage”

Lauryn Hill made waves on the Internet this week when she released “Black Rage (Sketch),” a track written in the style of “My Favorite Things” that recounts various acts of violence and injustice against the Black…

» I will not be returning to Ferguson


And here we have the ugly face of the 24 hour news cycle, the very 21st century kind of reporting that demands we not only have fifty million outlets (print, broadcast but overwhelmingly online) and therefore the material to fill them. There’s a distinct difference between covering the news, acting as the 4th estate, and searching for the truth - ie, what real journalism is - and finding content to fill your outlet. Journalism isn’t about making stories, it’s about finding them, giving people a chance to tell them, sharing them. True journalism is the noblest of pursuits but this kind of behaviour (from the journalists or from their networks, I don’t know or care really) is reprehensible and drags the entire profession down with it. Journalists search for the truth and then tell it. That’s all. If you want to be the story yourself, you had better stop reporting and go do something so spectacular and unusual it demands attention, because reporting ain’t it. 

(Source: arabellesicardi, via querida-guerrilla)


TRUTH. Love this graphic from the Transcending Gender Project.

» Nevada candidate Lucy Flores talks about her own abortion

(Source: xochitlmictlan)


“At 73, Man Finally Gets Diploma Denied For Defying Segregation”:
In 1959, Galesburg banned Earley from graduating and denied him a diploma after he and other African-Americans had a picnic in a park that was unofficially off-limits to blacks.