because I woke up early.

Farrakhan In Defense of the Messenger 1973:

Elijah Muhammad: Why I Teach Separation:

Nicki Minaj for Fader Magazine

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CultureHISTORY: #MikeBrown Funeral - August 2014 

  1. Mike Brown casket w/ St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap
  2. Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden at her son’s service
  3. Attendees united in song
  4. Funeral attendees
  5. Memorial including long line of roses at Mike Brown’s murder site
  6. A painting & memorial from Atlanta, GA


so everybody at afropunk was freaking gorgeous


More from Betsey Stevenson on I Love Charts: Read her take on the wage gap between men and women, and how it’s changed since the 1970s.


Ok, let’s get back to wages.

The earnings gap between men and women still exists today, but since the 1970’s:

  1. Women’s hourly earnings have grown more quickly than men’s, following a similar trend to GDP growth.
  2. Growth in median family income has largely come from increases in women’s earnings, rather than from men’s earnings.
  3. Earnings for both married and single mothers increased by about 33%.
  4. Married mothers’ contributions to total family income increased from less than one-third to about 40%.

In other words, women are bringing home more of the bacon, but we still have more work to do to ensure equal pay for equal work.


California’s drought is having a real - and visible - impact;


California’s drought is having a real - and visible - impact;