Today in history, March 22nd 1873, Puerto Rico officially, Abolished slavery. Although that date was the official date for the abolition of slavery, enslaved Africans and their descendants still suffered under the conditions of slavery for a minimum of three more years, while slave owners were given money, and land agreements in their favor to compensate for the incoming loss to their revenue. Even after that, previously enslaved Africans and African descendants worked under similarly harsh conditions under the same “employer” for low wages.

It’s now been 144 years later, and I would implore us, Puerto Ricans , to reflect on what the abolition meant, and how the effects of race-based social structure still lingers on in current day Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rican diaspora. How are conditions like for Puerto Rican’s of African descent, what are conditions like for Puerto Rican’s who’s African heritage is worn on their skin? What can we do to continue fighting against anti-blackness, and ensure a more inclusive, and less discriminatory Puerto Rican culture?

anonymous asked:

The power rangers movie may have 0.2 seconds hinting one is wlw but only 1/5 of the mains is white and one is autistic so it's good to support overall for other reasons.

It’s not about the lgbt rep. Every reputable critic who has watched the movie has said it’s a mess. I haven’t seen a single good review. If the writing is poor and the movie is terrible then how do you do expect the characters and the rep to be good? They go hand in hand. Critics have straight up called it pandering. They’re telling you they have an “lgbt” character but don’t do it justice and put it on screen. They’re telling you they have an “autistic” character. Are you expecting them to play that out when there’s warning signs everywhere? This is a studio going off a checklist and trying to hit diversity points without actually doing the work to properly represent the minorities they want to sell tickets to on screen. If y'all want to fall for that at this point that’s your business. You can’t keep hitting your head against the same wall and expect people to keep cleaning the wound for you.

This is what Gizmodo said on their review of the movie: “Power Rangers feels like the big movie studios are willing to pay lip service to LGBTQ characters, but not go nearly far enough in the manner they’re willing to treat heterosexual ones.”

Tell me if that’s a movie you’re really wanting to support.


Naomi Scott on the Power Rangers on Jimmy Kimmel

Ask Yourself

When you see today’s pics of Jen alone with her luggage trying to hail a cab to the airport ask yourself the following:

1. Couldn’t get a towncar to pick her up from Darren’s?
2. She’s pushing her big ass suitcase through the snow?
3. Why is there snow? Snow has melted away in the last three days.
4. Where’s Jen’s bodyguard? It’s perfectly okay for the biggest movie star in the world who has had stalkers threaten her to hail a cab alone in the middle of a Manhattan street corner?
5. Why didn’t her boyfriend wait with her to get the cab? Help her put the luggage in the car?
6. How do I become a paparazzo because it seems not that hard to find A+ celebrities hailing cabs?

Feel free to add more questions.


My mind was wide awake but I body wanted to go back to bed. 😴

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