never forget April O’Neil started out as a black woman
I remember pointing this out (back in the late 80s) to a much older classmate of mine, who mentioned it to her comics-reading son, who was appropriately upset about it. Those of us old enough to remember the Turtles’ first appearance as a satire of the absurdities of comic books at the time saw them quickly dumb down for TV-friendliness and become what they were once a parody of, but this one was the really ugly change.
So this got me curious. I remembered the character being white originally and that she was based on Eastman’s high school crush of the same name. So I looked it up. It looks like she was not white washed for the traditional reasons but was instead drawn differently by different artists because Eastman and Laird disagreed on what her ethnic background should be. She is white in her very first but black in her second. Her race alternates almost issue by issue.
It’s a combination of fascinating, frustrating, and sad.
Today in Solidarity: Incredible Women (and Girls) of Ferguson
See you at the next happy hour.
Young Dad Wins Back Custody of Child Adopted Without Consent
26-year-old Jeremiah Sampson waged a three-year court battle that forced him to drop out of college to pay for legal expenses in gaining custody of his child.
Sampson drove five hours to Rolla, Mo., once or twice a week for more than six months to challenge the adoption in court. The adoptive parents threw a towel over the baby’s head in court, refusing to let him look at his birth father.
Born and raised in Coweta, Oklahoma, Sampson had four older brothers, three sisters and a mother who worked two jobs to support them all. He didn’t meet his father until he was 13 and hasn’t seen him much since.
“I would never do that to my own flesh and blood,” Sampson said. “I would never walk away from my own child.”
Sampson is now suing the adoption agency for violating his parental rights by going ahead with the placement even after he objected.
Source: Tulsa World
THIS IS MONUMENTAL IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING OF THE ADOPTION INDUSTRY’S ALL OUT GLOBAL ASSAULT ON BLACK FAMILY PRESERVATION OMG LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS DUO LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS RULING I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT /capslock!orphan X
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Scooby Doo is the most useless member of the scooby doo team why is the show named after him, the show should be called Velma
Power to the Woman!
Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)
Today in Black people invented everything you hold near and dear…
There are a few old Betty Boop cartoons on YouTube where she’s actually animated as Black. I’m both incredibly proud & disgusted to finally have names of all of the Black women who shaped so much of American culture after all of these years of being ignored.
MBFWA / AFI FASTRACK
@fixsacious / @Afi_sa / @style_cheeftess
#STYLETRIBESA #AFI13 #AFIFASTRACK# #MBFWA
let me just say a few things about ‘all about that bass’ real quick
- it’s a song about body positivity and we don’t get many of those so can we just take that into consideration please
- i know people are kicking off about her using the phrase “skinny bitches” but she does follow it up with "no, i’m just playing i know you think you’re fat / but i’m here to tell you that / every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top" she’s taken an insult commonly given to slim women and basically a said so what if you are skinny/skinny but you think you’re fat, YOU’RE STILL PERFECT
- i’ve seen shit loads of people saying it makes them feel more confident, and slim women get a ton of media reinforcing the idea that their body is perfect anyway
- IT’S CATCHY AS FUCK
This actually goes hard
still wanna pipe her down
the bass dropped and my tumblr crashed forcing me to rescroll infinitely downward to refind this post. worth it.
i don’t believe tabasco is hotter than sriacha, they’re like the same level of heat
they go by scoville, not mouth feel, the peppers matter more than the final product i’m assuming.
Cholula is my shit
Tabasco is hotter than Sriracha? Really? I would never have guessed. Texas Pete is my shit though.
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