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22nd September 2014

Video reblogged from The Clearly Dope with 2,082 notes

theclearlydope:

WORTH SEEING: “F*CK IT, I QUIT.” This is the proper way to quit a job. 

20th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from WannaBe Dread Head with 12,457 notes

90sbabyraisedinthe80s:

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

cultureunseen:

Samuel Leroy Jackson

December 21, 1948 (65 years strong)

hardest workin man in hollywood
fun fact: sam been in over 1600 movies

Da gawd

Source: cultureunseen

19th September 2014

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regalasfuck:

jessehimself:

The Muse brothers had an incredible career. The story of the two black albino brothers from Roanoke, Virginia is unique even in the bizarre world of freaks and sideshow. They were initially exploited and then later hailed for their unintentional role in civil rights.

Born in the 1890’s the pair were scouted by sideshow agents and kidnapped in 1899 by bounty hunters working in the employ of an unknown sideshow promoter. Black albinos, being extremely rare, would have been an extremely lucrative attraction. They were falsely told that their mother was dead, and that they would never be returning home.

The brothers began to tour. To accentuate their already unusual appearance, their handler had the brothers grow out their hair into long white dreadlocks. In 1922 showman Al G. Barnes began showcasing the brothers in his circus as White Ecuadorian cannibals Eko and Iko. When that gimmick failed to attract crowds the brothers were rechristened the ‘Sheep-Headed Men’ and later, in 1923, the ‘Ambassadors from Mars’.

As the ‘Men from Mars’ the two traveled extensively with the Barnes circus. Unfortunately, while they were being fed, housed and trained in playing the mandolin, they were not being paid.

In the mid 1920’s the Muse brothers toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. In 1927, while visiting their hometown, their mother finally tracked them down. She fought to free her sons, some 20 years after their disappearance. She threatened to sue and the Muse brothers were freed.

The brothers filed a lawsuit for the wages they earned but were never paid. They initially demanded a lump-sum payment of 100,000. However, as time passed the Muse brothers missed the crowds, the attention and the opportunities sideshow provided. Their lawyer got them a smaller lump-sum payment and a substantial contract with a flat monthly wage. The pair returned to show business in 1928.

During their first season back they played Madison Square Garden and drew over 10,000 spectators during each of their performances. They made spectacular money as their new contract allowed them to sell their own merchandise and keep all the profits for themselves. In the 1930’s they toured Europe, Asia and Australia. They performed for royals and dignitaries including the Queen of England. In 1937 they returned to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for several years and finally ended their career in 1961 with the Clyde Beatty Circus.

The brothers returned to their hometown and lived together in a house they originally purchased for their mother. Neither brother married, though they were well known for their many extravagant courtships.

George Muse died in 1971 and many expected Willie to quickly follow his brother. Those people were wrong as Willie continued to play his mandolin and enjoy the company friends and family until his death on Good Friday of 2001.

He was 108 years old.

http://www.thehumanmarvels.com/willie-and-george-muse-the-men-from-mars/

108????

Source: jessehimself

17th September 2014

Photo reblogged from FAT SHAWN KEMP with 126 notes

fatshawnkemp:

Happy 40th birthday to Rasheed Wallace! Here we see him with his arch enemy, Joey Crawford.

fatshawnkemp:

Happy 40th birthday to Rasheed Wallace! Here we see him with his arch enemy, Joey Crawford.

16th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Rebecca O'Neal's Tumblr with 391,700 notes

I love my skin!

Source: arthaemisia

16th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Black People Do Shit, Too with 273 notes

Source: king-joaquin

16th September 2014

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pbsdigitalstudios:

"My singing… i’ll just say it simple as possible: it’s just godly."
- Michael Jackson in January 1980


Watch this never before “seen” interview with Michael (and Janet) Jackson here: http://youtu.be/YoCa3Po7M_8

Source: pbsdigitalstudios

16th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Intellectual Samurai with 66,028 notes

proteinpills:

occupyallstreets:

Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)
Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.


Genocide.

proteinpills:

occupyallstreets:

Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.

Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)

Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.

Genocide.

Source: anarcho-queer

15th September 2014

Post reblogged from Intellectual Samurai with 6,184 notes

White Marijuana Millionaires.

vivalaevolucion:

curvesincolor:

Since Colorado voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in January, that vote has created more then 20 white marijuana millionaires who the Government has allowed to store their millions in U.S. Banks. 

Keep in mind that there are more then 100,000 black and latino people who are in American prisons for the same simple possession and intend to sell marijuana. 

BUT THEY MAKING WHITE BOYS MILLIONAIRES FOR COMMITTING THE SAME ACT!

Been saying this for a minute

Source: curvesincolor

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from MPD with 2,645 notes

mpdrolet:

Muhammad Ali’s hands after Cooper fight, 1966
Gordon Parks

mpdrolet:

Muhammad Ali’s hands after Cooper fight, 1966

Gordon Parks