Eviction night

Corey: i vote to evict frank

Natalie: hi juleeee I vote to evict frank ;)

Paul: i vote to evict frank NO FRIENDSHIP

Zakiyah: I vote to evict frank

Paulie: I vote to evict…hmm what would derrick do…frank

Victor: *wild puerto rican yelling*

Nicole: uuumm this is so beeaaaddd like oi guess oi should evict frennnk


Michelle: I vote bridgette…😈

Julie: by a vote of 8-1, frank—

Grodner: *knocks julie to the floor*


Grodner: *banshee screaming and foaming at the mouth*

Fans: …

Grodner: *heavy breathing*

Fans: …

Julie: *groaning*


Grodner: *flies away*

Fans: …

Julie: …

Corey: so there was this goat…

Puerto Rico looks like paradise - but all that glistens is not gold.
99 years after the Jones Act through which Puerto Ricans became citizens of the United States they are still very much underrepresented in Congress and can’t even vote in federal elections. The island faces a catastrophic debt crisis, not least because the Jones Act is full of injustice for Puerto Rico.

Image: Puerto Rico by Breezy Baldwin. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

I know very little about this OXV. and could find no information on whether the project is related or not to Brooklyn/Puerto Rican duo OxV but I do know I can’t help but bounce along joyfully to OXV.’s remix of AlunaGeorge’s I’m In Control. While we’ve been focusing in on the latest tunes surfacing from AlunaGeorge’s highly anticipated sophomore album, OXV. affords us a welcome re-visit of this Popcaan featuring treat, but in a more tropical buoyant manner that blends house with dancehall. It’s a lustrously uplifting take on the ever infectious jam, and it’s a free download, here.

anonymous asked:

Hey, so I'm Latina, born in Mexico, and I moved to the States when I was five and since I started school I always filled out things like the Star Test with ethnicity Hispanic and my race was left blank because I didn't feel comfortable filling in white, I've had discussions with my parents with this sort of thing and I don't really get why you say that Latinx people aren't a race since the difference between race and ethnicity is race is based on physical appearance and ethnicity is background

Exactly? I’m black and Latina, being black, the race, doesn’t make me less Latina?

It’s hard to figure out how to ID I feel u. Growing up, they hadn’t separated race and ethnicity, but I was obviously black and Puerto Rican.

It’s hard for a lot of Latinos to ID because the races got really mixed in Latino America and it’s hard to ID one. This leads to a lot of people ID-ing as white since it’s more appealing. Which leads to really innacurate racial census data.

You’re right race is a social construct, but it affects us. We are treated differently for how we look and how dark our skin is, the size of our nose, our complexions.

ID-ing as both Black and Puerto Rican is important to me, because I’ve had people refuse to believe I’m Puerto Rican because of my skin)but any group shot of PR features so many people like me. When I go I see so many people like me. We’re valid and representation: in data is important for us

It’s impossible for most people to define their experience in a two question survey, but it is helpful for us to see who is facing disparity, what communities need help, who is actively discriminating.

_they are different though_ if you’re a white Latina you have white privilege over black Latinos and ‘brown’ Latinos. Social constructs and physical appearances still affect ppl

Hope that helps! Not mad about this anon.




maria doyle kennedy (51); irish


demian bichir (52); mexican


andrew scott (39); irish


tyler posey (24); mexican, irish


lindsey morgan (26); mexican, irish


christian serratos (25); mexican, irish, italian


taylor zakhar (unknown); mexican, italian, croatian, hungarian


diego boneta (25); mexican, puerto rican, spanish


selena gomez (24); mexican, spanish

I avoided the sun for years so I could be “light brown” enough to have to not explain my identity when I say I’m Puerto Rican. I still want a small nose in hopes that I’ll be more ‘passing’ of this shit standard.

Can’t wait for the future where everyone looks like Rashida Jones

“I’ve said this to you before and I know it makes you uncomfortable, but you’re thoughtful, and you’re brilliant, and your ambiguous ethnic blend perfectly represents the dream of the American melting pot.”

One of the few things that I disdained while filming the movie was the makeup used to paint the Puerto Ricans the same color. We Sharks were all the same homogenous brown! Our gang, including me, was a uniform tobacco color, and that was just plain wrong and inaccurate. Puerto Ricans, with their varied genetic ancestry – Spanish, Taino Indian, Black, Dutch – are born with a broad palette of skin colors, from outright white to true black.
—  Rita Moreno on filming West Side Story in her memoir Rita Moreno

As some of you may know, I’m Puerto Rican. So today (June 8) is a pretty big day for me and Puerto Ricans everywhere. In honor of that, I’ve decided to put together a (admittedly not very good) masterlist of various notable Puerto Ricans and information about them, as well as some forms of media created by, and/or featuring Puerto Ricans (bolded means the person/thing is a favorite of mine). Most of these links are to Wikipedia articles for the sake of my time and sanity, but I greatly encourage you to seek out more information about these wonderful people! So without further ado, here goes:





Movies/TV Shows (that feature or are about Puerto Ricans)

Musicians (I took the liberty of linking to my favorite songs by some of the artists, just for fun)

Historical Taíno Figures


Some More Information

Also, why not take a trip down to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe or El Museo del Barrio to learn a little more about Puerto Rican history and culture (NYC specific)

Puerto Rico governor bans anti-transgender discrimination

One of the orders that García signed specifically prohibits hospitals from discriminating against potential patients based on their gender identity when they seek treatment in an emergency room. The second mandate allows trans Puerto Ricans to change the gender on their driver’s license.

“My administration is committed to the eradication of all types of discrimination,” said García in a press release that his office issued on Tuesday.

Pedro Julio Serrano, founder of Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, a Puerto Rican LGBT advocacy group, praised García.

“I congratulate the governor for doing the right thing,” said Serrano. “Transgender and transsexual people deserve all rights. This is a great step that recognizes their dignity and begins to eradicate the institutional barriers that prevent them from having the same opportunities that the rest of the population (of Puerto Rico) takes for granted.” 

Read more.

So I’ve been seeing post of Puerto Ricans, who because his/her skin is too light/dark are not Puerto Ricans…

I want to do a small project on the variety of skin color, hair types and facial features we have.

So I’m proposing something to all of you, beautiful Tumblricans of the World.  Send me a picture of you, were we can see your beautiful skin, hair and face, and I’ll make something (not sure if video or collage) probably in the next couple of weeks.

I think it would be best if the pictures have no filter and the background is a solid color.

Submit your pictures here.

Who’s up for this little protect?


Shit Spanish Girls Say

You know how some things need to just die?  Well.  This is not one of them. (Yet anyway.)  I am *dying* right now.  This is so Washington Heights I can’t even take it.  


(And ladies, those Facebook pics are not foolin anybody.  We already know you are suckin it in and holdin it tight, OK?  I’m glad he called you out on that.)


On the Puerto Rican Day Parade & Festivities in NYC

Puerto Rican flags everywhere. But no independence. Puerto Ricans are culturally and spiritually alive, but politically and economically dying. To this day, Puerto Rico, excuse me Boriken, is still a colony.

Don’t let “commonwealth” fool you. The only thing common between the U.S. and P.R. are the millions of oppressed and colonized Puerto Ricans living on both lands still floating in political limbo. Puerto Ricans need just as much freedom and justice as the rest of us.

¡Viva Pedro Albizu Campos! ¡Viva Guillermo Morales! ¡Viva Ramon Betances! ¡Viva Lolita Lebron! Viva los Young Lords! Free Oscar Lopez Rivera! ¡Y Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

When tyranny is law, revolution is order!

Black Puerto Ricans never...

Get the respect and honor they deserve. It makes me really uncomfortable some of the best poets, artists and musicians were/ are black, or have black blood (because we know how many Puerto Ricans like to lessen the amount of blackness in themselves)

The only proud Black Boricuas are those hyper aware, and those who will never be able to deny it. Now I’m not saying that there aren’t any Non-Black Boricuas because obviously there are. I’m just saying, you shouldn’t give one paragraph explaining African slaves, while a whole page on indigenous Tainos.

You’d go on to find studies on the Taino and say 60 % have traces of Taino, yet no one would want to test how much black is in us. now THAT’S institutionalized Racism.

It’s to the point where I don’t even know how my Puerto Rican family identifies racially. They are not phenotypically Black, (not really dark skinned, some have straight hair, and one cousin is blond) but we ain’t white that’s for sure. Those beautiful big hips, ass, lips are black. Stop hiding it and love it.

Oh and another thing…

We wanna downplay afro Boricuas and yet hang on to bomba and plena as if that didnt come straight out of Africa.