“Luke Cage was created in 1972. Four years earlier, in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed. Five years before that, in 1963, Medgar Evers was shot and killed. Eight years before that, in 1955, a young Black man named Emmett Till was tortured, then shot and killed. These events, and numerous others with frightening similarity, happened in a line, and in the early years of the first decade to reap the social benefits of the Civil Rights Movement, Marvel Comics gives the fans (and the world) a Black male superhero whose primary superhuman aspect… is that he’s bulletproof. Not flight, or super speed, or a power ring. The superhuman ability of being impervious to bullets. Superheroes. Action heroes. Fantasy heroes. Power fantasies. Is there any doubt the power fantasy of the Black man in the years following multiple assassinations of his leaders and children by way of the gun would be superhuman resistance to bullets? In American society, the Black man has come a long way from the terrors of the past handful of centuries, only to crash right into the terrors of the 21st century. Some of those terrors being the same exact ones their grandparents had to face and survive — or not. There are Black men who are wealthy, powerful, formidable and/or dangerous. They can affect change undreamt of by their parents, and their parents’ parents. Their children will be able to change the world in ways we can intuit and others we can barely begin to try and predict. But a bullet can rip through their flesh and their future with no effort whatsoever. And so we look at Luke Cage, a man who gets shot on a regular basis, whose body language is such that he is expecting to be shot at, prepared for the impact — because he knows he can take it. And maybe, in the subconscious of the uni-mind of Marvel Comics, is the understanding that Luke Cage may unfortunately always be a relevant fantasy idea for the Black man. 2012 – Trayvon Martin is shot and killed. 2013 – Jonathan Ferrell is shot and killed. 2014 – Michael Brown is shot and killed. 2015/2016 – Luke Cage premieres on Netflix. I look forward to seeing if the Luke Cage of that show will have a true understanding of his power and what he symbolizes.”

Real Life Proves Why Luke Cage Endures (via fyeahlilbit3point0)

There’s a whole section in “black power” about Luke Cage existing as an anti-lynching fantasy

(via blacksupervillain)





While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.


Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

Salute to this man Shaun King

How can this continue to happen? How?


Jay && Blue 😁☺️





Two ways of dealing with tear gas grenades from comrades in Turkey: Either submerge them in water. Make sure you can close off the container cause the gas will still spread for a while. Or throw them in the fire so the gas burns off before it can spread.



Someone relay this message—in person—to the people in Ferguson.


where is the lie

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review: August



Loot Crate Subscription Box Review: August



I like stuff.

And things.

I have a storage locker full o’ comic books and Lord of the Rings memorabilia. I have artist proof Sideshow/WETA polystone and autographed set pieces. I have Minimates and custom Munny and framed collages and graphic tee shirts and…well you get it.

I’m a perpetual collector (and creator) of things that make me happy.

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!!!!!! phaxsimile showering us with her pretty face and her loot crate!


ripopentheuniverse Make yo’ next move yo’ best move, nah mean? Go ahead and sign up for Dat Crate! 


Raccoons? RACCOONS!!! …


Jesus you gotta tell me what fabric softener you use


Bill Rauhauser     Woman with Umbrella, Detroit     c.1955


Michael Jackson’s medical records from January 1984 show that he had recently been diagnosed with discoid lupus.

Discoid lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body fights against itself, and Jackson’s expressed itself in hair loss, scalp infections, pleurisy in his lungs, skin rashes, skin lesions, joint pain and it would seem his vitiligo was also an expression of his lupus. Vitiligo is a common side autoimmune disease to many sufferers of lupus.

So when people tell you that Michael Jackson bleached himself into his vitiligo, ask them how he managed to get his medical records from 1984 to reflect that he had been suffering from a more severe form of autoimmune disease all along, and if he faked his vitiligo, did he also fake his lupus back then to the extent he had to take medication to ensure his pleurisy wouldn’t return, medication to stem the hair and skin issues, and also that he was already seeing a rhuematologist for joint issues all the way back then, during the height of his fame?

At some point people need to accept that they were very very wrong about him.











Another NYC billboard…

This one is messed up!

I agree.

It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods. 

It IS messed up.

And yet WE are the racist ones.

yes, you are the racist ones.
where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc. 
Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found.  
Racist piece of shit. 

Reblogging for trrruuuth

latinagabi dropping them truth bombs

reblogging for that paragraph ^^

A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.

Here it is:

Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.

63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]

But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!” 

(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.) 

Reblogging for commentary


Saw this incredible Hiccup while visiting the Baltimore inner harbor for food on Friday.

If you recognize and can help me tag the cosplayer, let me know!


The Animated Self Portrait 

T.S Abe



lemme see a white person in this shirt might just pull out handcuffs and make a citizens arrest. Him: “wait why am i being arrested” Me: “you’re black now i dont need a reason”

Lmao.. Reblogged simply for the comment😂😂😂








Newborn baby stuns doctors by holding her own bottle (in the UK)

A baby girl has amazed doctors with her ability to hold her own feeding bottle. Two-week-old Ammra was able to grasp her bottle alone just three days after she was born at Queen’s Hospital, Romford in Essex, her mother Onyi Chiedozie said.The 20-year-old, who is using a combination of breast and bottle feeding, said doctors and nurses were stunned by the baby’s ability to master her strong grip so soon after she was born.


Black excellence 

this baby is gonna be a brain surgeon when she’s like 10

For people who are like big deal, she held a cup.

My nephew didn’t hold a bottle till he was like one.  Most babies don’t know how to process gravity or the concept of if you grip the bottle it stays close to you where you can suckle it and if you tilt it back the liquid is accessible and it’s a lot to process for a baby okay.

This baby is way ahead in neuromuscular and cognitive development. She’s one of the xmen probably, it’s really amazing, the equivalent of a baby saying it’s first word at 2 months old ok it’s really amazing

I love how even the mom is like “I am scared but impressed”

Look at this baby’s face. That is the face of a baby that’s got absolutely zero time for any foolishness. She is going to put up with 0% of people’s shit. This baby is going to grow up and live life taking what she wants, what she’s earned, and what she deserves for herself and wont let anyone do it for her and cant nobody stop her because bitch please, she been doin it since she was 3.