forever BEcoming

17,534 notes

brownfatfemme:

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.

^^^^love her

brownfatfemme:

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.

^^^^love her

(via avantblargh)

725 notes

hardcoregurlz:

http://www.blackgirlscode.com

Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.

The digital divide, or the gap between those with regular, effective access to digital technology and those without, is becoming an increasingly critical problem in society. As more and more information becomes electronic, the inability to get online can leave entire communities at an extremely dangerous disadvantage. White households are twice as likely to have home Internet access as African American houses. Sixty-six percent of Latinos report having a home computer, as opposed to 88 percent of Caucasians.

Through community outreach programs such as workshops and after school programs, we introduce underprivileged girls to basic programming skills in languages like Scratch and Ruby on Rails. Introducing girls of color to these skills gives them an introduction to today’s computer technology, an essential tool for surviving in the 21st century. The skills they acquire through the programs give these young women a chance at well-paying professions with prestigious companies, as well as the ability to enter into the field as an entrepreneurs and leaders of technology.

(via boygeorgemichaelbluth)

11,750 notes

winefinedarkchicks:

postracialcomments:

dynastylnoire:

chescaleigh:

Ciara Debuts Crazy Long Dreadlocks: Should She Keep Them?

Oh, so since Ciara’s having an “elegant” wedding she can’t possibly keep her loc extensions…Right? Cause locs can’t be elegant? I’m so sick of this shit. 

Headline should read: 

"People magazine astonishes no one with their brazen racism in calling Ciara’s dreadlock’s "crazy" while continuing to praise white women for their various appropriated clothing and hair style choices."

But we must support white women in the natural hair movement!!!!

This is a HUGE part of why white women in the natural hair movement makes 0 sense. They wanna be in the movement because they have some frizz and tangles, but wouldn’t EVER want dreads on their shoulders…

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

177,446 notes

amaeza:

untruc:

amaeza:

you know, i’m a raging lesbian and i was never distracted by what other girls in my classes were wearing in high school. this is a male problem, not an “attracted to women” problem.

This is an “inability to respect women” problem.

Which is a male problem.

(Source: deteitte, via lipstick-feminists)