1. dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

    dreadpiratekhan:


    A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

    Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

    A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

    Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

    Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

    Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

    Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

    (freakin’ immaculate)

    Source with more wonderful photos

    (via gallafranackus)

  2. cuntyhunty-y:

BLUE BEEN FLAWLESS CHILD

    cuntyhunty-y:

    BLUE BEEN FLAWLESS CHILD

    (Source : beyoncefashionstyle, via halfrican--queen)

  3. (Source : ricktimus, via stopheterophobia)

  4. the-goddamazon:

    oddman11:

    remember when the internet immortalized the picture of the couple kissing in the vancouver riots?

    forget white people kissing in inappropriate places the only picture that belongs in the louvre is the picture of the man in the american flag shirt hurling a tear gas canister back while holding a chip bag in his other hand.

    image

    His Twitter handle is @eyeFLOODpanties. He’s a fucking legend.

    (via homoeroticjahlani)

  5. Owens in the 100 metre dash 1936 Olympic opening ceremony in Nazi Germany Owens on podium after winning gold in the long jump

    todayinhistory:

    August 3rd 1936: Jesse Owens wins 100 metre dash

    On this day in 1936 at the Berlin Olympics, American athlete Jesse Owens won the 100 metre dash, defeating world record holder Ralph Metcalfe. Owens won four gold medals, in the 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump, and 4x100 metre relay, which made him the most successful athlete in the 1936 Games. Germany’s Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler had intended to use the Games to showcase Aryan supremacy, thus the success of African-American Owens was particularly poignant. His success made him a famous figure, but back home in America segregation was still in place. After a ticker-tape parade for him in New York, he had to ride a separate elevator to reach a reception in his honour. It was often said that Hitler snubbed Owens at the Games, refusing to shake his hand, but whilst the racist Hitler was certainly displeased by Owens’s success, these stories may have been exaggerated. In fact, Owens maintains that it was US President Franklin D. Roosevelt who snubbed him, neglecting to congratulate the athlete for his success. Jesse Owens died in 1980 aged 66.

    "A lifetime of training for just ten seconds
    - Jesse Owens

    (via angryblackman)

    ourloveissemperfii:

    "One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”

    (via owlmylove)

    sirdexrjones:

    "As someone who identifies himself as an African man, I try to show that pride in my work.  I also try to show the importance of freedom.  That another person’s perception or fear of your Blackness should in no way be limiting you from being who you feel in your heart you are.  

    You can dress how you’d like, or undress how you’d like.  Your good times should be celebrated and your down times should be embraced.  I want my work to be an example for the developing youth.  So that they too can see representation of themselves that isn’t one-dimensional.

    I feel blessed to have the mentality that I am an African artist.  I see the world differently.  And this mentality is rooted in having the desire to know where I come from.  Let’s give Black kids that same desire.”

    - Dexter R. Jones for Afrobougee.com
    IG: sirdexrjones

    (via queerfucker)

    ”It took me 10 years to be ready for this. I’ve got a pretty good foundation of friends and family that will always keep me grounded no matter what. But I don’t think I would have been ready for it 10 years ago. So I’m really happy with the way it worked out. You need to learn how to do this. You need to learn how to keep your cool, learn how to be a leader on set, learn how to act. F—-, I still know I’ve got a ton to learn. It’s all a learning experience. I’m going to school every day.” [x]

    (Source : peterquill, via thesmokingspear)

    Happy 28th Birthday, Lindsay Lohan! (July 2, 1986)

    "Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, 'It's going to be a good day!'

    (Source : lohandaily, via zackisontumblr)

  6. sohappytobesad:

Pepe Julian Onziema is one of the leading LGBT rights activists in Kampala, Uganda, working to fight the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act. He is the programs director at the gay rights organization Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and was the 2012 recipient of a Clinton Global Citizen Award for his advocacy work.
For an interview and more information see
http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/africa-uganda-kampala-kuchu-lgbt-freedom-anti-gay-legislation
This man is a hero

    sohappytobesad:

    Pepe Julian Onziema is one of the leading LGBT rights activists in Kampala, Uganda, working to fight the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act. He is the programs director at the gay rights organization Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and was the 2012 recipient of a Clinton Global Citizen Award for his advocacy work.

    For an interview and more information see

    http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/africa-uganda-kampala-kuchu-lgbt-freedom-anti-gay-legislation

    This man is a hero

  7. asaaf00:

    Hayao Miyazaki talking about his passion for animation while seeing the world through his fascinating career. From the documentary: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

    (via vanillish)

    Happy Birthday, Mary Louise Streep (June 22, 1949)

    (Source : fionagoddess, via georgeslays)

    layalnoureddine:

    awaitingmyescapee:

    The guinness world records: Youngest doctor in the world 

    Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim refugee in Lebanon that started Med school when she was 14 years old. She got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World. She is now signed to continue her studies in Ohio to become a pediatrician. 

    Fucking badass

    (via joshpeck)

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