mrskidderkat:

Nicki Minaj speaking on why she hired Vlogger Beat Face Honey as her personal makeup artist

"She shook her ass in a video and she raps about sex. She’s a terrible role model."

LOLOK

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s1uts:

holdmypurse:

White people crying after Mitt Romney lost the election

Ah my favorite post on this site makes rounds once again

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northmiamigoon:

Black in latin america screen caps.

I love Henry Louis Gates <3

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brownglucose:

medresearch:

How A Dissolvable ‘Tampon’ Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV
University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible with other topical materials such as gels or creams.

“This could offer women a potentially more effective, discreet way to protect themselves from HIV infection by inserting the drug-loaded materials into the vagina before sex,” said Cameron Ball, a UW doctoral student in bioengineering and lead author on a paper in the August issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

The UW team previously found that electrically spun cloth could be dissolved to release drugs. These new results build upon that research, showing that the fiber materials can hold 10 times the concentration of medicine as anti-HIV gels currently under development.Read more&#160;»
This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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Wow!!!!

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medresearch:

How A Dissolvable ‘Tampon’ Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible with other topical materials such as gels or creams.

“This could offer women a potentially more effective, discreet way to protect themselves from HIV infection by inserting the drug-loaded materials into the vagina before sex,” said Cameron Ball, a UW doctoral student in bioengineering and lead author on a paper in the August issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

The UW team previously found that electrically spun cloth could be dissolved to release drugs. These new results build upon that research, showing that the fiber materials can hold 10 times the concentration of medicine as anti-HIV gels currently under development.
Read more »

This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Care about research like this? Sign on to our Thunderclap campaign (http://bit.ly/NIHthunderclap) to tell Congress to finish what it started and pass the FY 2015 Labor-HHS spending bill now to restore sequestration cuts so that the promise of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored research can be realized.

Wow!!!!

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khadds:

superselected:

Hair-stories. New Works From Artist Nakeya B.

MORE.

I love this we work hard on our hair no matter natural braids weave anything we work hard and it’s creativity so dont mock or shame me

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thisisbobbylondon:

It’s Bigger Than Blue Ivy

As someone who was raised on Just For Me (for none black folx thats a type of perm targeted at young black girls), It has been a process that will forever be continuing, to love my hair and deconstruct white standards of beauty.  This is why it’s bigger than just Blue Ivy, this is about anti-black-womanness.

For the first time in a long while both black women and little girls are feeling empowered enough wear their hair as is and put away the creamy crack. With Solange Knowles being one of the first major black celebs to make the intentionality and reasons publicly known behind why she was no longer perming her hair, you would think it would come to no surprise that her niece would then follow suit.  


But we’re talking about Blue Ivy though, and her mom just happens to be Beyonce, and for both blacks and non blacks she represents the epitome of what black beauty is supposed to look like. Long flowing blonde hair, curvy in all the right places, light colored eyes, and light skin, she’s the black Barbie doll.  This incredibly white supremacist standard of beauty, is one that not even her daughter can hold up to.

See it’s a double edge sword, and like most things for black people in this country you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. If Beyonce were to begin wearing her hair natural and leave the wigs and weaves alone, she would be faced with the same backlash as her daughter because she will no longer be easily digestible for white Americans. On the other hand, if Beyonce didn’t assimilate so well into white standards of beauty we wouldn’t be sitting here talking about her daughters hair.

The issue here isn’t that Beyonce doesn’t wear her hair natural; the issue here, and always is White Supremacy and Anti-blackness. We are all forced into assimilation by some way or another in this society. Black women’s hair whether we wear it natural or in weaves will never be good enough, our bodies will never be the right body type, our voices and words will never carry the right tone – we will never be white, and for that we will never be the right.

The reality is, white supremacy depends on the insecurity and destruction of black women.

Unfortunately for white supremacy, we are indestructible.

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thagal:

listening to white people complain about the prejudices, discrimination and racism they face

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beemill:

Massachusetts State Police Issue Apology for “Racial Profiling Saves Lives” Bumper Sticker, But Not Before Lying About It

Massachusetts State Police issued an apology Monday for a bumper sticker on one of their police cruisers that read: “Racial Profiling Saves Lives,” but not before lying about it.

Boston resident Chris Kantos, was walking Sunday morning and came across on official police cruiser, number 1183, and noticed an odd bumper sticker on it.

Kantos tweeted this image out immediately.

Instead of apologizing immediately, Boston PD removed the sticker and published a second image of the cruiser with no bumper sticker. Then accused Kantos of photoshopping the image.

“Why on earth would I photoshop something like that?” Kantos asked on Twitter.

read more: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-issue-apology-racial-profiling-saves-lives-bumper-sticker-lying/

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