Many black families have been forced into uncomfortable but necessary conversations since the Feb. 26 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. His death and the release of the uncharged shooter, George Zimmerman, have reminded many of how vulnerable we still are. The icy cold wind of…
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On a cool evening in April, the VS team traveled to NOVA for their photo group photoshoot for the Summer/Spring 2012 lookbook. For the “Still Kings” segment, VS chose a prime location in the Historic town of Fredricksberg. This picture features Pharaoh Huni (@vivalaevolucion) and Ms. Natural Hair (@trustmeimpremed) black royalty. Cavalier? Very; however, in this picture, they both finished arguing. They were actually bickering all day like an old married couple. This candid shot resulted in a perfect picture for the lookbook. Good things always result from any situation. We at Visually Submissive define prestige.
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We. Are. Still. Kings.
No one ever calls black boys beautiful
We are nappy-headed
Nasty little niggers
From the time
We take our first steps as men
Never seen as potential kings
No one ever seems to understand that
Little black boys are expected to
Inhale mustard gas and
I know it’s rare but damn, black men can talk about their experiences without denouncing black women.
How daft are people going to be tonight?
If a black man says that sometimes I feel ostracized by the black community, and yes black women because of my interests that has the potential to be…
‘cause I really ain’t got time for it. Hell I shouldn’t be on Tumblr right now. I mean y’all can come if you want to but all you’ll get from me is my unamused face.
I’m no Glover advocate. I ain’t ever here any of his songs. I’ve seen one special. I’ve NEVER watched Community though it is on my…
I HEARD THIS NIGGA ON HOT 97 THE OTHER DAY
HE BEEEN ON 106 & PARK
Naw boo this might be one convo you might need to sit out. Trust me on this one.
was tryna keep away. but some of the replies some guys be coming up with. ‘am…
my brothers i will not tell you i will say to you no
who to love or not love
i will only say to you
Black women have not been
we are at war & that
Black men in america are
being removed from the
like loose sand in a wind storm
and that the women Black are
three to each of us.
my brothers i will not tell you
who to love or not love
i will make you aware of our
self hating and hurting ways.
make you aware of whose bellies
you dropped from.
i will glue your ears to those images
you reflect which are not being
my brothers i will not tell you
i will say to you
— haki r. madhubuti, my brothers. (via black-poetry)
SERIOUS CO-BLOGGERS WANTED FOR FUCKYEAHDARKBOYS!
IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND CO-BLOGGERS THAT HAVE THE TIME AND PASSION TO BLOG FOR FUCK YEAH DARK BOYS!
So if you’re interested, as in not only interested today, but you actually want to help run fuck yeah dark boys as a side line hobby then drop us a submission with the following:
- A high quality photo of a dark skin male
- A short explanation as to why you’d like to be apart of the blog
- Finally your Tumblr email address
- this is needed to add you to the blog if your application is successful …and please please please keep checking your email and spam box, as we still have people from previous applications that haven’t accepted their invite to co-blog lol
I’ve highlighted the most important parts of the study for you all to read:
Discrimination was pervasive for all respondents who took the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, yet the combination of anti-transgender bias and persistent, structural and individual racism was especially devastating for Black transgender people and other people of color.
- Black transgender people live in extreme poverty with 34% reporting a household income of less than $10,000/year. This is more than twice the rate for transgender people of all races (15%), four times the general Black population rate (9%), and over eight times the general US population rate (4%).
- Black transgender people are affected by HIV in devastating numbers. Over one-fifth of Black respondents were HIV-positive (20.23%) and an additional 10% reported that they did not know their status. This compares to rates of 2.64% for transgender respondents of all races, 2.4% for the general Black population, and 0.60% of the general US population.
- Nearly half (49%) of Black respondents reported having attempted suicide.
- Black transgender people who were out to their families found acceptance at a higher rate than the overall sample of transgender respondents.
- 50% of Black respondents who attended school expressing a transgender identity or gender non-conformity face harassment.
- Half (51%) reported discomfort seeking police assistance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Black transgender people had been arrested or held in a cell due to bias at some point in their lives.
- Physical and sexual assault in jail/prison is a serious problem: 29% of Black respondents who had been to jail or prison reported being physically assaulted and 32% reported being sexually assaulted while in custody.
- Health outcomes for Black respondents show the appalling effects of social and economic marginalization, including much higher rates of HIV infection, smoking, drug and alcohol use and suicide attempts than the general population.
- 21% of Black transgender people reported being refused medical care due to bias. Over half of Black transgender people reported having postponed care when they were sick or injured due to fear of discrimination (34%).
- Black transgender people had an extremely high unemployment rate at 26%, two times the rate of the overall transgender sample and four times the rate of the general population.
- Thirty-two percent (32%) of Black transgender people lost a job due to bias and 48% were not hired for a job due to bias.
As you can see, trans* issues ARE race issues.