1. locsgirl:

    tashabilities:

    lovelyandbrown:

    huffingtonpost:

    HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE

    We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.

    Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.

    Holy schnikes.

    Now add Black to it, 

    And think about how white people are the ones in the hiring positions, 

    And white people never look at us or interact with us for longer than they absolutely HAVE to, 

    So most of us are automatically marked ‘unattractive’ simply because we’re Black, 

    Aaaaaand you end up with a Black unemployment rate that’s over DOUBLE that of the rest of the country, 

    EVEN DURING TIMES OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

    Now don’t be black AND unattractive AND fat.

    (Source: vox.com, via nappynomad)

     
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  3. kimmyameli:

    I wish this was satire…but it isn’t.

    Link 1|Link 2|Link 3

     
  4. ghdos:

    themochagoddess:

    nanodash:

    scienceyoucanlove:

    These condoms include Vivagel, a new antiviral compound that disables 99.9% of HIV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted viruses:http://bit.ly/1ne3B9V

    from Science Alert

    Discuss.

    Additional, slightly more detailed, article (x). It uses nanotech!

    *orders box even though I never have sex..just in case*

    Wow.

    (via deznaomi)

     
  5. darvinasafo:

    I see no lies.

    (via imaginasi0n)

     
  6. heyfranhey:

    China’s Latest Food Scandal || McDonald’s, KFC & Pizza Hut Sold Expired Meat

    What’s inside your chicken nugget? In China’s latest food scandal, the answer might be: extremely expired meat. McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants have quickly cut ties with a U.S.-owned supplier, based in Shanghai, after an investigative report revealed it was supplying the companies with expired meat products that had been reprocessed to look like new.

    How expired are we talking? Read the rest here

    P.S. And take note of “US owned supplier" because this Profit over Health mentality is not exclusive to China.

    (via nipsndnaps)

     
  7. ghettoanime:

    Fuck.

    (Source: sandandglass, via nipsndnaps)

     

  8. theuppitynegras:

    smidgetz:

    smidgetz:

    smidgetz:

    Blackupcosmetics.com

    Sleekcosmetics

    Floriroberts.com

    BlackRadience.com

    BlackOpal.com

    Imancosmetics.com

    mudshop.com

    Becca cosmetics

    these are all the companies I know of that cater to Black women or that have a wide…

     
  9. thetrekkiehasthephonebox:

    Ever hear of LookHuman? You probably know them as the website that has apparel and accessories with catchy slogans and phrases that fit right in with the tumblr community’s sense of humor.

    Well, that’s because a large number of those catchy slogans and phrases, along with artwork, were made by tumblr users and used without credit or permission.

    That’s right: LookHuman repeatedly and routinely steals/plagiarizes and profits off the work and words of others.

    Don’t believe me? Take a look:

    1. Original Post on tumblr:image
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      Stolen by LookHuman:image
    2. Original Post on tumblr:image
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      Stolen by LookHuman:image
    3. Original Post on tumblr:image
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      Stolen by LookHuman:image
    4. Original Post on tumblr:image
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      Stolen by LookHuman:image
    5. Original Post on tumblr:image
      (source)
      Stolen by LookHuman:
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    6. Original Post on tumblr:image
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      Stolen by LookHuman:image
    7. Original Post on tumblr:
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      (source)
      Stolen by LookHuman:
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    And this is just a short list of the examples I could find easily.

    They have also stolen work from other websites as well:

    Original Shirt:

    image

    (source)

    Stolen by LookHuman:

    image

    LookHuman is a company that preys on artists. They profit off other people’s work. None of the money from their sales go back to the original artists or originators of the artwork, slogans, and phrases they use. None of these people were credited.

    Bottom line: See a cute shirt with a catchy phrase on LookHuman’s website? Chances are it’s already being sold by the original poster.

    Don’t like seeing companies like this thrive? Don’t allow them to.

    Email: help@lookhuman.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lookhumandotcom

    Tumblr: http://lookhuman.tumblr.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/look_human

    Mail:
    122 N Grant Ave
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    United States

    Tell LookHuman that you do not support art theft and plagiarism, and demand that they stop engaging in these practices. Refuse to buy from their store until they change their policies and begin crediting the artists whose work they are profiting off of.

    Protect artists.

    Support artists.

    Boycott art thieves.

    (via ivorybigs)

     

  10. vinegardoppio:

    pitbulled:

    impactings:

    Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to you? That’s right. No breed restrictions, no weight restrictions, no matter what, they are not allowed to refuse.

    This includes cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, etc.!! Go here to register your pet as an ESA :~) 

    This is a scam.

    The website linked (and many others) will sell you fake IDs in for a fee and it literally doesn’t qualify you for anything. Unfortunately, (at least in the United States) emotional support/therapy animals do not qualify as service animals.  This means you can very well be legally rejected by a landlord, public transportation service, etc. 

    Please read this and stop spreading false information that will scam people out of their money. Taking advantage of people with mental issues is one of the most disgusting things you can do.

    (via note-a-bear)