CHEW DISCO
Chew Disco is a queerfeminist DIY art-activism project and club night based in Liverpool and Manchester.

Hailed as “Liverpool’s best alternative night” by Attitude Magazine and recently described as “I don’t get what’s happening” by several patrons on a hen do, Chew Disco’s flagship club night blends live music, DJs, video and performance art, queerfeminist politics, and adult fun, providing a stage for queer and DIY artists from around the world. Previous guests and collaborators include Vaginal Davis (she said this: http://blog.vaginaldavis.com/2013_11_10_archive.html#233144209846985334), Mykki Blanco, Trash Kit, Queer’d Science, Cheryl, Sister Mantos, Islington Mill, and Homotopia.

Proceeds from their nights and houseparties are given to charities and advocacy organisations working for women and LGBTQs in the non-West.

Its co-founders (Khalil, from Jersey City, and Emma, from Liverpool) like to DJ and once proclaimed themselves “totally the black and mixed-race Cher and Dion of the northwest.”

They are not.
CHEW DISCO
We Still Don't Know What Happened To Ramarley Graham
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kingtexas:

8/9/14 . Downtown Saturday Night at W Hotel featuring resident JASMINE SOLANO with special guest Venus X
kingtexas:

8/9/14 . Downtown Saturday Night at W Hotel featuring resident JASMINE SOLANO with special guest Venus X
kingtexas:

8/9/14 . Downtown Saturday Night at W Hotel featuring resident JASMINE SOLANO with special guest Venus X
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ranbytheyouth:

JMB
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notoriaas:

James Baldwin
He Dropped One Letter On His Resume. Suddenly, Everyone Wanted Him
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"You must be doing something wrong if you invoke your rights."

Sgt. Richardson of the Jacksonville, FL Sheriff’s Office, as caught on video speaking to a man filming prisoner transport outside a county courthouse. When confronted by police, the man invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid explaining why he wanted to film there. This was the police response. (via hipsterlibertarian)

Clearly…

(via laliberty)

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scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
scjsundae:

say it with me: YOU CAN GET IT
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booksoverbae:

tarot-sybarite:

schomburgcenter:

American Policing: The War on Black Bodies
Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m.Join the Schomburg Center for a town hall meeting on the aggressive policing of black bodies in America. The event will offer a forum to discuss police brutality, racial discrimination, stop and frisk policies, and the responses of media and local communities regarding Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others in recent news. For more information and registration, click this link.

FYI, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research unit of The New York Public Library.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture  515 Malcolm X Blvd  New York, NY 10030
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) 


Boost!I’ll be in class, but I’ll be sending all my colleagues whom are free.
Cop Mistakes Black Oakland Firefighter For Burglar, Draws Weapon On Man And His Kids
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thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits schoolSeptember 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 
thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits schoolSeptember 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
Read more
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 
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"In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate."

Toni Morrison (via sarahjeanalex)

even the native ppl of this land have to fucking hyphenate how backwards is that

whiteness is a terrible thing

(via yellowxperil)

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the-uncalm-nipples:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

nateriot:

Obama on gay adoption 


yeah totally ruining this country what a horrible guy

Fun fact: Obama has attempted to fix almost everything that he promised to fix, but the republicans have voted almost all of his bills out of congress. He’s not the problem.


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naona-iman:

Lupita Nyong’o graffiti at the Go Down Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
She sat in the class I daydream in and I can only hope to be like her.