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report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that transgender people faced double the rate of unemployment of the general population, with 63 percent of the transgender people surveyed reporting they experienced a serious act of discrimination that majorly affected their ability to sustain themselves. These numbers are even worse for trans people of color, especially trans women of color, the deaths of whom have been deemed a “state of emergency.” 

Trans women have been saddled with the responsibility of taking on trans-exclusionary feminists for far too long—but it’s not their issue to deal with alone. 

Read: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women by Tina Vasquez at BitchMedia.org.  Type illustrations by Michelle Leigh

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Sometimes #BlackTwitter gets it right, and other times Black twitter gets it really right

I was down for Pharrell, but he is in sore need of a thorough dragging to rid him of his White-gaze thirst and tacit respectability politics BS. I mean, what’s next, an “Accidental Racist” duet with LL?

Honorable mention to @LouMinoti:


Pharrell needs to come out and clarify this shit before everyone forgets him….Money corrupts some, for real……

Pharrell is a dummy for this shit.

Kill Shot = “if you can’t beat em, serve em”

where is the Tyra gif. “We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!”

Damn I ain’t surprised…

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Magnet #Schools Are Making a Comeback in #America.

Much debate has been had on the value of charter schools and whether they help, or hurt, public education. But during the battle of charter schools (and vouchers for that matter) one thing has been hiding…

My middle school and high school were magnets and they were probably the best thing that could have happened to me in the city of New Orleans…

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Hi I’m Tyler Perry. Go see my new movie, “Black Women Can’t Have Nice Things Unless Its A New Man or Jesus”

Coming soon to theaters!


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Anonymous asked: I've been looking over your tagged/me for a hour now. You're very beautiful.


Thanks, but that’s kinda creepy coming from an anonymous user…

Ha ha ha…smh…

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Loving yourself is the most beautiful action one can do next to loving someone else…


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White slaves masters raped black women and turned their backs on their offspring. They are the original dead beat dads.

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This !!!!

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Someone finally spoke the truth !!!

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can you say Thomas Jefferson and everyone of his co signers of the declaration of so called independence. yeah independence for who ?

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Not so fun fact: those signers were so hounded by the fact that they kept slaves that many of them bent over backwards to justify keeping slaves, including pointing out cranial structures and cultural differences. They were claiming black people to be subhuman so that they could claim they wanted freedom while still keeping slaves.

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