I only have two moods :
*Being so confident and courageous that I could protest naked in the street
*Being so shy and insecure that I could not answer the phone
If you believe that AAVE is not cultural appropriation, you are going to want to stop reading this and respond to me multiple times throughout the post. Don’t. Read it all the way through.
89% of the time, this is the argument for why cultural appropriation is okay:
Donald Andrews Jr. A Black man and Business Owner from New York was cleared just last April After being Arrested on Drugs Charges in Scotia, New York. Police were “suspicious” of Donald Andrews Jr.’s store, which sells incense and smoking paraphernalia, and sent undercover informants several times in March. In one of the informants visits he is seen on Andrews hidden camera planting Crack Cocaine on the counter in Andrews Store.
Andrews was arrested in April 2013 and cleared only after he asked a Grand Jury to watch the surveillance footage from his store. The informant used a cellphone photo he took of the planted drugs as evidence that Andrews was dealing, leading to his arrest.
*YES THIS IS FUCKING REAL LOOK IT UP*
The police claim that the informant has now “fled” and they haven’t found his whereabouts. The sheriff “claims” his investigators didn’t purposely framed Andrews and have the “informant” out to be some rogue agent.
FYI this same “informant” has lead to seven other drug-related arrests the Report says.
Sounds like a Movie right? But yall still out here calling people “conspiracy theorists”.
Andrews is now in the process of suing NYPD.
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You can ask me anything and I’ll answer honestly, but only with yes and no.
Canada’s slave-owning history is being ignored, says expert, as Black History Month kicks off.
HOW DID I NOT KNOW ALL THIS!?!?!?!
March 10th 1876: First telephone conversation
On this day in 1876 the first telephone conversation took place between Alexander Graham Bell and his lab assistant Thomas Watson. Bell had recently secured the patent for his new invention - the telephone - and three days later succeeded in making a call. He summoned Watson from the next room thus making the first, albeit very brief, telephone call. Controversy surrounds the invention of the telephone, as there have been claims that the credit for the invention in fact rests with another inventor: Elisha Gray. Gray had also been working on a device for transmitting voice messages and both filed the patent the same day, leading to speculations about who got there first. However, whether erroneously or not, Bell is the one credited for the invention of the telephone, and he and Watson share the fame as the people who made the first telephone call.
"I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here — I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had heard and understood what I said"
- Bell’s diary entry from March 10th 1876
"Dancing girl", Egypt, between 1890 and 1923
Annelies Marie Frank (12 June 1929, Frankfurt, Germany — early March 1945, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp) was the most famous diarist of the Second World War. Originally black and white photograph colored by me.
A streaker dashes to the pitch and jumps over the stumps during the 2nd test of the Ashes series at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, 1975 -
Michael Angelow was the man who started the trend of streaking at major sporting events.Angelow caused a scandal with his beer-fuelled dash and leap over the stumps during the Ashes test at Lord’s in 1975, inspiring hundreds of others to follow his lead and disrupt sporting action with nude antics.
The Merchant Navy cook, then 24, was honouring a £20 bet when he stripped off and sprinted to the middle, hurdled the bails with splayed legs and then saluted the Nursery End before being led away by police. Told at Marylebone magistrates to ‘moderate his behaviour,’ Angelow was fined £20 for his trouble.
The famous image of his naked exploits was used by cricket-themed band The Duckworth Lewis Method for the cover of their album, Sticky Wickets.
More pics and info here.