so as some of you may or may not remember, a few months ago my mama was diagnosed with lupus and had to undergo a battery of testing, and largely through the wonderful and amazing generosity of tumblr, she did so and we received great news that she was not nearly as worse off as she could have been.
things changed, but we more of less went back to the day-to-day we were used to, time passed, and i saved enough to attend howlercon in november-which i was really pumped about.
fast forward to this week when we got a call after routine bloodwork came back my mama has done quite often to check her diabetes lupus, etc., that it seems she may be in a much more dire situation that she was a few months ago, because something has drastically changed and she now needs more tests for sure, and different medications, and who knows what else.
i am not asking for financial help again, i still can’t even begin to thank those of you that helped when she was first diagnosed—however i will be unable to attend howlercon given that A: getting to the root of where she’s at health-wise will be expensive and B: i wouldn’t feel right leaving her for 3-4 days with everything up in the air.
i have spoken to the howlercon staff who have graciously allowed me to sell my ticket since they do not offer returns, and i very much need that money to help fund everything stated above that my mama will need in the coming few weeks.
i am offering my Full Moon ticket at $300, $50 less than the direct howlercon price, and if i’m not mistaken, they are running very low on tickets at this point, so those who may want to attend are running out of time to even purchase full-priced packages. (just found more on that here.)
the list of what comes with the Full Moon package is here.
please, if you’re interested message me as soon as possible and we can discuss this further, or if you know someone who is thinking of going or wants to go-please pass this to them and have them contact me.
at the very least, please-please reblog this post so i can hopefully get someone a discounted ticket to what i’m sure would have been an amazing weekend, and the money i desperately need to help out my family.
thanks-sorry that was so long.
"nicki minaj had so much face surgery"
Thank you 🌞
Two weeks after closing Woodstock with his reinvention of “The Star Spangled Banner,” Jimi Hendrix decided to offer a free concert for a group he called “my people.”
He held a concert for an African-American audience in Harlem, a place he once called home. Hendrix’s homecoming, though, was almost ruined as soon as he stepped onstage. Someone threw a bottle at him that shattered against a speaker; eggs splattered on the stage. Hendrix gamely played on while much of the crowd melted away.
“They didn’t like him,” says Charles R. Cross, who recounts the episode in his biography of Hendrix, “Room Full of Mirrors.” “He was jeered. People heckled him.”
A new film focusing on a more triumphant period in Hendrix’s life is rekindling interest in the guitar icon. “Jimi: All Is by My Side” shows how Hendrix left New York for London to become a star. Yet no film has explored another twist in Hendrix’s journey: How black and white audiences misunderstood the importance of Hendrix’s race, both to the man and to his music.
Hendrix traveled to Harlem because he was trying to connect with blacks who had dismissed him as a musical Uncle Tom: a black man playing white man’s music. Music critics and biographers say Hendrix also was frustrated by legions of white fans who only saw him as a racial stereotype — a hypersexual black man who was high all the time — instead of a serious musician.
There are signs today that more fans are starting to appreciate how Hendrix’s race shaped his life and sound. Yet he’s still seen by many as a musical genius who just happened to be black instead of a man whose genius was inseparable from his race, says Jeremy Wells, author of “Blackness Scuzed: Jimi Hendrix’s Invisible Legacy in Heavy Metal.”
Wells first noticed this pattern when he examined how white heavy metal musicians and fans described Hendrix. They rarely mentioned his race, or even said that his music transcended race. Wells said he found that odd given Hendrix’s sound was steeped in the blues tradition of black guitarists such as B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
“Nobody would say that race doesn’t matter for Muddy Waters,” says Wells, an English professor at Indiana University Southeast. “But there’s a whole industry devoted to saying it doesn’t matter for Hendrix.”
Race mattered more to Hendrix than most people realize, critics and biographers say: He was hurt by black radio’s refusal to play his music; he experienced stinging racism during his time as an R&B sideman and star; and some of his most famous songs were profoundly shaped by his experiences as a black man in America. [Read More]
I went to an Arab-American comedy night and there was a Muslim guy making a joke about being in high school football.
"I was hit so hard, I saw Jesus. Do you know how hard you have to be hit to see somebody else’s god?"
This is what jokes about religion are supposed to look like.
Hey everybody..! I know its been a while since I did an outfit post, i’ve been having space issues… I managed to steal this sneaky snap for you guys today!
Winter isnt quite on its way yet here in London, so I thought I’d make the most of the warmth by pairing this adorable midi skirt with a fluffy jumper and silver tipped courts. Perfect outfit for fall!
The dap, the fist bump, the black power handshake. It goes by many names and carries many meanings. Photographer LaMont Hamilton is devoting his research fellowship with us to unearthing stories about the dap for his project Five on the Black Hand Side.
Read about the dap’s history and evolution on Talk Story: http://bit.ly/1odnKKM.
- it’s less offensive but
- still implies that their motivations are rooted in classism and racism
s/o to the girl at Subway with the awesome feminist tattoo
I thought feminists hated making sandwiches?
wait. is this really the symbol for feminism
cause it looks mad familiar.
They steal EVERYTHING!!
Wow. Wow. Wow.
Isn’t that….I mean…isn’t that the symbol for BLACK feminism???
it is, these bitches can’t let us have anything
this is why I’m not a feminist
Tim Burton Inspired Pokemon Drawing by Vaughn Pinpin (More Images)
Privileged people preaching nonviolence to oppressed people
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
i would literally give him my card and let him fuck up my creditI would let him bite into my spinal cord and rip out a couple vertebrae while he fucked me from the back like a damn lion, then make me suck all the muscle meat and nerves out of them until it was just an empty bone he can use as a cock ring. he could use my vertebrae as a cock ring. I would let him. I would do it.
ugh I hate when I reblog something and don’t pay attention and the username is something super gross.
#okay but really i never look at the urls of little funny text posts#if i reblog something with a gross url in it you can tell me#i’m not condoning it i literally just did not notice it (tags via toxicsovereign)
Not wanting to be raped does not make you “vanilla.”
This needs to be said more often than it is.