Swimming caps designed for natural black hair created by a black-owned brand will not be allowed at the Olympics.

    The hats, made by Soul Cap, which previously partnered with Alice Dearing, who last week qualified to become the first black female swimmer to represent Team GB at the Olympics, have been rejected by the International Swimming Federation (Fina).

    The body said the caps did not fit “the natural form of the head” and to their “best knowledge the athletes competing at the international events never used, neither require … caps of such size and configuration”.

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    nildespirandum

    Reblogging again, because they are still amazing.

    caffiend-queen

    The huge silver and diamond crown and gear? Omigod. All beautiful, all unique.

    HELP A QUEER BLACK WOMAN MOVE PUR OF HER ABUSIVE HOME

    I’ve been living with my father for some time which has been horrible for my mental health.

    I graduated last year with my bachelors in literature and I haven’t been able to find a well paying job nor can I move out with the debt I accumulated without any help.

    While in lockdown, it has been so clear that I cannot stay at this house with such a horrible human being. I’ve been punched in the face many times, strangled, told I was useless. He is physically, emotionally, etc. abusive and I just don’t know what else to do. I hate asking for help but I need it.

    I would like to move out with my sister and her three year old child. We just need some help to get us off our feet.

    Please help!

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    https://cash.app/$honeynay03

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    generaldamneron

    All I gotta say is y’all better rally behind John Boyega in the future. Don’t leave him hanging after all of this. He’s one of the few celebrities I’ve followed that has been this candid and passionate about this movement.

    Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, built 1035 C.E (the first recorded holy building on the site built in 705 C.E) has also been a victim of fire today as the Notre Dame in Paris burns. 

    coffeyunplugged

    FIRST STATE TO COMPENSATE EUGENICS VICTIMS

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    Over a period of 45 years, North Carolina forcibly sterilized 7,600 people it deemed mentally or socially unfit. Now, 39 years since the state’s eugenics program ended in 1974, it will finally make reparations, with lawmakers earmarking $10…

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    LISTEN: IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO IS A VICTIM OF N.C. EUGENICS OR WAS IMMEDIATELY EFFECTED BY IT THEN YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR THESE REPARATIONS. 

    YOU NEED TO APPLY

    THERE IS AN INCREDIBLY SMALL AMOUNT OF APPLICANTS AND THE DEADLINE IS IN JUNE

    PLEASE BOOST!!!!!

    Wtf!!!!!

    i-hate-chick-fil-a

    Modern day concentration camps

    This is America

    plavapticica

    Some of them are using converted detention camps that held Japanese American citizens during WW2. Please look into supporting groups like Detention Watch, RAICES, Texas Civil Rights Project and United We Dream to help those fighting for family reunification and freedom.

    birb-nerds

    Things to remember about the victim in this shooting:

    - he was Hispanic

    - he was seen trying to sign at the officers to explain what was going on

    - he had no criminal record whatsoever

    - neighbors reported that he always carried the “weapon” police felt threatened by, a pipe, because of the stray dogs in the area

    - he showed no sign of understanding the officers’ verbal warnings not to get any closer, and it’s likely that he was advancing in order to read their lips

    - he is the 712th death in police shootings this year alone

    prochoice-or-gtfo

    As a lifeguard, I was expected to know basic sign language in case any deaf clients came to us for help. Why the fuck are fucking police not required to have the same training, or at least be expected to entertain the thought that deaf people exist? -V

    poetic-poppy

    The victim’s name is Magdiel Sanchez. He was killed in September of 2017.

    Prosecutors declined to charge the officer who shot and killed him.

    He’s not an anonymous person, let’s remember his name and his life.

    cheskamouse

    Magdiel Sanchez.

    fattyatomicmutant-deactivated20

    Lets spend a hundred thousand dollars on research to uncover whether water is REALLY wet or just pretending.

    esser-z

    No, no. We need to back up obvious things with data, so we can show that they’re absolutely real. Scientific studies are much stronger evidence than anecdotal experience, including when they point to the same result.

    kaijutegu

    Especially because gun research is so heavily limited in this country- any actual gun research is valuable.

    amaraaaaaaaaaaa

    Knew it was coming. 

    Still bad.

    yellowjuice

    god damn

    metro-nyoomin

    Watch out for them performative niggas

    cognacunbound

    damn aziz fucking up, but i always had a feeling about him

    resadipity

    did y’all actually read it ?? i’m sorry but she could’ve just left ..

    why did she suck his dick if she felt uncomfortable after the first sexual stuff they did ???

    redsatinsheets

    gee i wonder why women don’t reject men’s advances

    citycrowdpleaser

    This thread had a 3,000 note jump after some idiot said she could have left. And was hit with facts. This is what I want to see ladies. 👏🏽👏🏽

    fomysquad

    “Let’s give him something,” one trooper declared. 

    Another suggested, “we can hit him with creating a public disturbance.” 

    “Gotta cover our ass,” remarked a third.

    This should 100% be felony charges with guaranteed jailtime if proven true.

    Exactly, this kind of abuse of power is extremely dangerous because it erodes the rule of law. There is very little legitimacy left in the American justice system and people can’t be expected to respect authority when it behaves like this. It’s really hard to see how the US will be able to pull out of the tailspin it’s in.

    Here’s a petition calling on DOJ to investigate harassment and detaining of people who film police: LINK

    #LawEnforcement #Police #Cops #Corruption

    #StayWoke

    lagonegirl

    OMG BOOOOOOOOOST THIS 

    Reblog to save life! 

    mrnicholson

    EVERYONE PLEASE

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    shooting-shar

    This. Is. Bullshit.

    It’s not Shonda Rhime’s job to further the Asian American agenda. Stop relying on black women to do the work for us. As Asian Americans, we need to keep Hollywood in check when they’re erasing our voices. We need to create and push for our work when no one else does so. We need to start doing things for ourselves. We can’t expect other POCs to spend their time and energy on our community, when they’re trying to push for their own.

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    okayysophia

    Why didn’t they write to any white directors???

    blvckgeezus

    It’s funny how when we ask other groups to help us get on it’s fuck then niggers, but as soon as we finally start getting ahead they like “oh y’all just going to forget about us”

    africanaquarian

    non blacks on a roll this week huh

    sataniccapitalist

    You can’t make a story like this up

    quakerjoe

    In case you missed this…

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    A boy who was seen tearfully hugging a police officer at a protest in a viral picture in 2014 is believed to have died along with his entire family after the SUV they were traveling in plunged off a 100-foot cliff on the California coast.

    The vehicle belonging to Jennifer and Sarah Hart was discovered Monday afternoon at the bottom of a cliff near the Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California, said Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman at a news conference. The Harts were parents of six children, including Devonte Hart, who appeared in the photo from a protest in Portland, Oregon, against police violence.

    Allman said “we have every indication to believe that all six children were in” the vehicle that drove off the cliff, though authorities have only recovered the bodies of the parents three children. The bodies of Devonte and two other children were still missing Wednesday evening.

    “An entire family vanished and perished during this tragedy,” Allman said, though he added that it is still also possible Devonte and two other children had been left behind with someone and weren’t inside the vehicle.

    Authorities first learned of the crash when a passerby noticed the vehicle lying at the bottom of the cliff near the Pacific Ocean at the northern end of Mendocino County. The engine was cold when searchers reached it, and Allman said that authorities still don’t know exactly when or how the SUV drove off the road. He described the scene as “confusing.”

    “There were no skid marks, there were no brake marks, there was no indication why this vehicle traversed approximately over 75 feet of a dirt pullout and went into the Pacific Ocean,” he explained, adding later that “we have no evidence and no reason to believe this is an intentional act.”

    The family lived in Woodland, Washington.

    Devonte, now 15, had become the best-known member of the family after he attended the November 2014 protest in Portland with a “free hugs” sign. Portland Sgt. Bret Barnum, who is white, reportedly saw the sign and noticed that Devonte, who is black, was crying. Barnum asked for a hug after Devonte said he was emotional over the level of police brutality facing black kids.

    The image of the hug, in which Devonte is still visibly emotional, was shared thousands of times across various social media platforms. The moment also happened just months after a white officer shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, kicking off months of protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Devonte and his five siblings were adopted by Jen Hart and her wife Sarah. Jen said it was a frightening experience: “That night, after we finally got him to sleep, I cried harder than I had ever cried in my life,” she said. “I felt like there was no way we could raise this child, and the five others we had adopted.”

    After Monday’s crash, neighbors of the Hart family told the Associated Press that they had called child welfare officials on Friday after becoming concerned because Devonte came to their house too often asking for food. The neighbors, Bruce and Dana DeKalb, also reportedly said that last year a girl from the family knocked on their door at 1:30 a.m. and said that “we needed to protect her. She said that they were abusing her.”

    Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waddell told the AP that Child Protective Services had recently visited the family.

    Allman called the crash a “tragedy” Wednesday and showed reporters a photo of the family together and smiling. He said that the investigation was ongoing and authorities hope to piece together exactly what happened.

    “This is heartbreaking,” he added.

    fullten

    I dunno why people keep saying these women were “loving parents”

    “Bruce and Dana DeKalb, who lived next door, said they rarely spoke with the family, which about 10 months ago moved to the remote wooded area in northern Clark County.

    Dana DeKalb said Devonte (the boy in the “hugging” photo) had come to their home a dozen times to ask for food, saying his parents had withheld it as a form of punishment. The teen would ask the couple to leave the food by the fence they shared so his parents wouldn’t know, she said.

    Such interactions prompted the DeKalbs to contact authorities, they said Wednesday outside their home.

    A Clark County deputy accompanied Cowlitz County Child Protective Services to the Hart family’s home Friday but nobody answered the door, Sgt. Brent Waddell, a Clark County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, told The Oregonian/OregonLive on Wednesday.

    The family and its SUV were gone the next day, Bruce DeKalb said.“ [Source]

    How does that not sound fucked up??

    fullten

    Also remember that photo was staged and forced by his adoptive parents

    The cropping of an image is everything when it comes to its subjectivity and the way ideas are projected unto it.

    Every picture I’ve seen of this crops out the circus of photographers that surrounded these two creating a captive audience. With such a captive audience I can’t really say that the officer did anything that his superiors wouldn’t have told him to do. They were there just as much for public relations as to keep the peace otherwise the dept. wouldn’t have sent every queer looking, POC and female cop on the force.

    The way this image has been propagandized is highly disturbing to me because it distracts from the real issues. This has never been about the relationship between individual officers and young Black men, but about the way in which our institutions and society protect cops, granting them license to use lethal force in ANY circumstance. Whether they do use it or decide to demonstrate “love” is irrelevant.’

    I would like to add that Devonte was crying before approaching the officer while he was talking to his guardian, presumably because he was terrified. This brings the question of coercion to my mind, but I’ll let ya’ll debate over it.”

    [Source]

    africanaquarian

    That poor baby

    laurdlannister-kingslayer

    Sound like his adoptive parents went off the rocker and killed them all on purpose. I sure didn’t forget they staged it.

    mindblowingscience

    A 25-year-old student has just come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs without antibiotics.

    The new approach has so far only been tested in the lab and on mice, but it could offer a potential solution to antibiotic resistance, which is now getting so bad that the United Nations recently declared it a fundamental threat” to global health.

    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria already kill around 700,000 people each year, but a recent study suggests that number could rise to around 10 million by 2050.

    In addition to common hospital superbug, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), scientists are now also concerned that gonorrhoea is about tobecome resistant to all remaining drugs.

    But Shu Lam, a 25-year-old PhD student at the University of Melbourne in Australia, has developed a star-shaped polymer that can kill six different superbug strains without antibiotics, simply by ripping apart their cell walls.

    “We’ve discovered that [the polymers] actually target the bacteria and kill it in multiple ways,” Lam told Nicola Smith from The Telegraph. “One method is by physically disrupting or breaking apart the cell wall of the bacteria. This creates a lot of stress on the bacteria and causes it to start killing itself.”

    The research has been published in Nature Microbiology, and according to Smith, it’s already being hailed by scientists in the field as “a breakthrough that could change the face of modern medicine”.

    Before we get too carried away, it’s still very early days. So far, Lam has only tested her star-shaped polymers on six strains of drug-resistant bacteria in the lab, and on one superbug in live mice.

    But in all experiments, they’ve been able to kill their targeted bacteria - and generation after generation don’t seem to develop resistance to the polymers.

    Continue Reading.

    marshals-to-dictators

    Humanity possibly renewed for new season

    seghs24

    Superbugs: We’re gonna destroy humankind

    Shu Lam:

    thedarkestlovee

    All praise Asian women!!!

    fomysquad

    “Let’s give him something,” one trooper declared. 

    Another suggested, “we can hit him with creating a public disturbance.” 

    “Gotta cover our ass,” remarked a third.

    This should 100% be felony charges with guaranteed jailtime if proven true.

    Exactly, this kind of abuse of power is extremely dangerous because it erodes the rule of law. There is very little legitimacy left in the American justice system and people can’t be expected to respect authority when it behaves like this. It’s really hard to see how the US will be able to pull out of the tailspin it’s in.

    Here’s a petition calling on DOJ to investigate harassment and detaining of people who film police: LINK

    #LawEnforcement #Police #Cops #Corruption

    #StayWoke

    lagonegirl

    OMG BOOOOOOOOOST THIS 

    Reblog to save life! 

    mrnicholson

    EVERYONE PLEASE

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