ATTENTION ALL GIRLS AND LADIES: if you walk from home, school, office or anywhere and you are alone and you come across a little boy crying holding a piece of paper with an address on it, DO NOT TAKE HIM THERE! take him straight to the police station for this is the new ‘gang’ way of rape. The incident is getting worse. Warn your families. Reblog this so this message can get accross to everyone. 

I will always reblog things like this, it won’t ruin your blog or the look of it, and this could potentially save a life.

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Haitian Vodou is a religion that is very misunderstood. Slaves were brought to the Caribbean against their will and forbidden to practice their traditional African religions as well as forced to convert to the religion of their masters. The Bond movie/Eurocentric/Americanized viewpoint presents Vodou as an evil, primitive version of witchcraft. But it’s a religion like any other, with a moral code, gods and goddesses. Many ceremonies deal with protection from evil spirits.

In addition, the “voodoo doll” itself has been misconstrued. In Haiti, it was traditional to nail small handmade puppets or dolls to trees near graveyards; these small figures were meant to act as messengers to the spirit world, and contact dead loved ones. It’s safe to imagine that European folks didn’t understand this — and assumed an evil intent behind a doll with nails in its body.

Dodai Stewart, Deconstructing Florence + The Machine’s New Racist Video (via yyytsirk)

Relevant quote.

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gaksdesigns:

Marceline and Princess Bubblegum by Artgerm

actegratuit:

"Tending the Garden of Squashed Heads" - Oil painting by Gregory Jacobsen. http://gregoryjacobsen.com/

actegratuit:

"Tending the Garden of Squashed Heads" - Oil painting by Gregory Jacobsen. http://gregoryjacobsen.com/

kawahineaihonua:

West Papua - The secret war in Asia

The forgotten land of West Papua is under brutal Indonesian military occupation. Its tribal people are being slaughtered, and their unique environment destroyed. But the world is doing nothing to stop it. In 1963, in violation of international law, Indonesia occupied and colonised the West Papuan homeland in the western part of New Guinea. Since that tragic event the West Papuans are asking for a fair referendum about their independence. At least 100.000 indigenous people lost their lives in this secret war.

FREE WEST PAPUA

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“Gaza was bombarded with 273 airstrikes yesterday (8th July). That’s an average of 11 an hour. Gaza is about 25 miles long and 4 miles wide, with a population of 1.7 million crammed into that tiny space. It is under Israeli occupation and Israeli siege. Hospitals estimate they will run out of resources to treat the wounded in about two days. Electricity is intermittent. Gaza has no army, air force or navy. Israel is the fourth largest military power in the world. Resistance to occupation is allowed under international law. Israel’s occupation, siege and collective punishment of Gaza is not.”

Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK (via america-wakiewakie)

In solidarity.

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“The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.”

- James Baldwin (via new-ancient)

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artnet:

“Nudity is a thing, apparently, that people have a problem with; not slavery, or racism, but female bodies, or bottoms,” says artist Kara Walker. And these photos are proof. 

artnet:

“Nudity is a thing, apparently, that people have a problem with; not slavery, or racism, but female bodies, or bottoms,” says artist Kara Walker. And these photos are proof

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