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thecoalitionmag:

EIGHT VERY MAJOR REASONS WHY THE SAFETY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN TRANS WOMEN IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE AND CANNOT BE TRIVIALIZED, MINIMIZED, OR SUGAR COATED IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. 

  1. Duanna Johnson: In Febuary 2008, Duanna Johnson, 40yrs old, was arrested by two Memphis police officers and was brutally beaten and abused in a Memphis jail by the two police officers. Her assault was caught on taped and aired on major news channels, garnering major attention. Duanna went public, talking about her assault and became “the public face of our community’s campaign against racism, homophobia, and transphobia.” On November 10th, Duanna was shot ‘execution style’ between Hollywood and Staten Avenue in Memphis, Tenn.
  2. SANESHA STEWART: Sanesha Stewart was stabbed and killed on Febuary 10th, 2008, by an ex-convict who was enraged after finding out she wasn’t cisgender. Sanesha was 25yrs old.
  3. DANA LARKIN: Dana Larkin was murdered while working as a prostitute in Milwaukee, Winsconsin. She was 26.
  4. CHANELLE PICKETT: Chanelle Pickett was strangled in November 1995 at the home of William C Palmer after he realized she wasn’t cisgender. Palmer was quitted of murder and only served 2yrs in prison on assault and battery charges. Chanelle was 23.
  5. VENUS EXTRAVAGANZA: Venus Extravaganza was strangled and stuffed under a bed in a New York City hotel. Her body was found 4 days after her death. 
  6. BRANDY MARTELL: Brandy Martell was fataly shot in the torso and genitals in a street corner in Oakland. Brandy was 37yrs old.
  7. LATEISHA GREEN: LaTeisha Green was fatally shot on November 14, 2008. Her killer, Dwight DeLee, was found guilty of first degree murder as a hate crime against gays.
  8. PAIGE CLAY: Paige Clay was found murdered in an alley in West Garfield park, Chicago. She was 32 and well known in the Chicago ball scene. 

Truth.

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"It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t havr left you without a dope beat to step to…"

blackproverbs:

We are important.
We are valuable.
We are resilient.

We are Beautiful
We are Loving
We are Knowledgeable.

And enough of us don’t know it.
Pass on positive affirmations.
Let’s stop criticizing each other’s personal choices.
Let’s let each other live.

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless,—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from the perturbations of love is Hell.
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves. (via wordsnquotes)

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So that’s how you feel?
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unclebeebo:

WIWT - Today I did something I never do, I wore the same shoes 2 days straight. I only had them on for 2 hours yesterday so it’s not that big of a deal. I just really liked what they added to this look as I got dressed this morning.

Kamakura/ Drake’s/ Meermin

jeanfivintage:

Fiat 1100 Boat car

You can have a fly little yacht and an awesome vintage car all in one.

northofman:

Ostentation & Style x Avarcas Riudavets x North of MAN

#Menswear #Style #Fashion

Ph_ by @AdaaFrizion
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acollectedgentleman:

A Collected Style:


White.

I wanted to take a crack at wearing white on white and this is the look that I came up with. I wanted the top and bottoms to be white with a pop of color styled around it. I believe that a denim jacket and a pair of limited edition gold sneakers were balanced out with the crisp white attire. What do you think of today’s look? Have you ever worn white on white before?

Outfit Details:  Alpha Khakis by Dockers - $40 || Denim Jacket by Marc Jacobs, Consignment Store - $50 || Men’s Crew Neck T-Shirt  by Merona - $13 || Sneakers by Ronnie Fieg X Asics Gel Lyte III - KFE - $185

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Time to step up our summer tie game.

Time to step up our summer tie game.

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