The Queer Domestic

If black folks are honest, many of us will admit to both internally and vocally balking at the very “free” ways that we have heard white children address their parents in public. Many a black person has seen a white child yelling at his or her parents, while the parents calmly respond, gently scold, ignore, attempt to soothe, or failing all else, look embarrassed.

I can never recount one time, ever seeing a black child yell at his or her mother in public. Never. It is almost unfathomable…

White children in general are raised to be Columbus, to “discover” the world anew and then to manipulate and order the universe to their own liking. If we take away the colonizing impulse in living this way, I think it would be amazing to have the luxury of raising black children who also view the world as a space of their own making, a space to be explored, a space to build anew. A space where occasionally, simply because you live there, you can opt to walk in the middle of the street instead of being confined to the sidewalk, much as you might sling your leg across the arm of a chair in your own home, because it is home.

But for so many black children, these kinds of frivolous choices will get you killed or locked up. For black children, finding disciplinary methods that instill a healthy sense of fear in a world that is exceptionally violent toward them is a hard balance to find.

The thing is, though: Beating, whupping or spanking your children will not protect them from state violence. It won’t keep them out of prison. Ruling homes and children with an iron fist will not restore the dignity and respect that the outside world fails to confer on adult black people.

darrynek:

nxte:

so i google searched “badass winnie the pooh” and…

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and on that day humanity received a grim reminder 

myinspirationmj:

What?!! Little Richard Got HOW MUCH Money From Michael Jackson?!!
Many folks have called Michael Jackson many things ranging from the greatest of all time, to the worst, but one thing he definitely should be called is one of the REALEST stand-up guys in the music industry. Word on the Old School curb is that when MJ bought the publishing rights to the Beatles catalog, he was unaware that the Beatles owned ALL of the rights to Little Richard’s publishing, which then meant that MJ acquired all of the rights to Little Richard’s publishing. As soon as Michael found that out, he immediately GAVE Little Richard ALL of his publishing rights back because he believed that Little Richard deserved to be compensated for his hard work after having been disrespected by his record label for so many years prior to.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Little Richard’s net worth is $40 million, so we’re sure those publishing checks had a lot to do with that.
As we all know, most soul BLACK ROCK n ROLL artists were not getting paid what they were worth back in the day and Little Richard was caught up in that mix. So it’s beautiful thing to have had an artist like MJ in the music game who was willing to reach back and uplift the greats who paved the way for him.
One thing about Micheal is that he was not as soft spoken as we may have thought and he was NOT one to be tested on any level. Don’t believe us? Check out this video of MJ standing inside of a small Harlem, NY book store talking that real talk about his thoughts on former Sony Music exec, Tommy Mottola, and the foul side of the music industry. Hit the “Next button to see the video…
MJ on the foul side of the music industry (the audio gets better at the 1:28 mark).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OBUgE6EDFo
Thank you to UK Loves MJ

myinspirationmj:

What?!! Little Richard Got HOW MUCH Money From Michael Jackson?!!

Many folks have called Michael Jackson many things ranging from the greatest of all time, to the worst, but one thing he definitely should be called is one of the REALEST stand-up guys in the music industry. Word on the Old School curb is that when MJ bought the publishing rights to the Beatles catalog, he was unaware that the Beatles owned ALL of the rights to Little Richard’s publishing, which then meant that MJ acquired all of the rights to Little Richard’s publishing. As soon as Michael found that out, he immediately GAVE Little Richard ALL of his publishing rights back because he believed that Little Richard deserved to be compensated for his hard work after having been disrespected by his record label for so many years prior to.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Little Richard’s net worth is $40 million, so we’re sure those publishing checks had a lot to do with that.

As we all know, most soul BLACK ROCK n ROLL artists were not getting paid what they were worth back in the day and Little Richard was caught up in that mix. So it’s beautiful thing to have had an artist like MJ in the music game who was willing to reach back and uplift the greats who paved the way for him.

One thing about Micheal is that he was not as soft spoken as we may have thought and he was NOT one to be tested on any level. Don’t believe us? Check out this video of MJ standing inside of a small Harlem, NY book store talking that real talk about his thoughts on former Sony Music exec, Tommy Mottola, and the foul side of the music industry. Hit the “Next button to see the video…

MJ on the foul side of the music industry (the audio gets better at the 1:28 mark).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OBUgE6EDFo

Thank you to UK Loves MJ

Ben Affleck speaks about Islamophobia X

multidjc:

jedisonic-x:

This was probably the greatest thing I’ve seen all day!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, my new favorite gif.

multidjc:

jedisonic-x:

This was probably the greatest thing I’ve seen all day!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, my new favorite gif.

femmadilemma:

printing this

femmadilemma:

printing this