mukenope:


Websites listed are just a bunch of sites I find useful, helpful, and entertaining. Hover over the link for a short description.

For studying: Wolfram|Alpha / Cliffs Notes / Spark Notes / Khan Academy / Study Guides and Strategies / Mathway / Scholarpedia
Facts: Fact Slides / Mass Energy Scale / Why Is The Sky Blue? / Human Error / Brain Map / Here Is Today / Daily Routines / Periodic Videos
Layouts and Design: Lovely Charts / Draw / Bubbl / Printable Paper
Editing: Sumo Paint / Kleki / Creative Nerds / Pattern Library / Project 330 / Llama Font / Sketch Toy / Paletton
Writing:  ILYS / Written Kitten / Inkle Writer / One Word / Hatch’s Plot Bank / 911 Writer’s Block / Prompt Generator / Tip of My Tongue / Character Chart / Universal Etymology Dictionary / Acronym Finder / Word Frequency Counter / Polish My Writing
Language is a Virus: Writing Prompts / Cut Up Machine / Text Generators
Language: Duolingo / Live Mocha / Forvo / Hello Mylo / Digital Dialects
Online Classes: Coursera / Hogwarts Is Here / Chess Academy / Justin Guitar / How To Play Piano / Music Theory / Code Academy / MIT OpenCourseWare
The Quiet Place Project: The Quiet Place / The Thoughts Room / 90 Seconds Relaxation / The Dawn Room / It Will Be Okay / The Dreams Room (Comfort Spot)
Sounds: Rainy Mood / Sound Drown / Nature Sounds / Coffitivity / Simply Rain / Soft Murmur / My Instants
Feel better: Fatal to the Flesh / Emergency Compliment / Gives Me Hope / Make Everything OK / The Nicest Place on the Internet / Love For The Elderly / Butter Up / Am I Awesome?
To keep you calm: Calm / Stress Analyst / Do Nothing for 2 Minutes / Chillouts / Rainy Day Simulator
To keep you distracted: This Is Sand / Silk / Imagination / Planetarium / Bouncy Balls / Anasomnia / Tentacles / Fractal Gears / 360 Aurora Borealis / Pollock
When you need someone to talk to: Survivors Chat / Anxiety Space / Mental Health Chat Rooms / Blah Therapy / Crisis Chat
Feeling Nostalgic?: Nick Reboot / Snes Fun / Classic Games Arcade / My 70s TV / My 80s TV / My 90s TV / AOL Dial Up / Pica Pic / YTTM
Music: Chordify / Key Chords / Trntbl / Singing Horses / Cmd / Drinkify / Wub Machine / Stereomood / Every Noise At Once / Jukebox Time Machine / Party Cloud / Muszc / Midomi / The Infinite Jukebox / Unhear It / Musicovery
Movies: Run Pee / Quotacle / Movie Body Counts / After Credits / Does The Dog Die?
Personality Tests: Jung Typology Test / Color Quiz / 16 Personalities
Cooking: All Recipes / Start Cooking / Egg Watchers
Animal Related: Cat Like Icon Maker / Shelter Pups / Put You In A Better Mood / Bee Dogs / Gruntle
Translators: Morse Code Translator / Binary Translator / Mayan Glyphs Translator / Bad Translator / R2D2 Translator / Drunk Post Translator
Can’t decide?: Random / Yes, No, Maybe / Just Flip A Coin / WhereTF Should I Go To Eat / WhereTF Should I Go To Drink
Others: Realtime World Statistics / Similar Sites / Pointless Sites / The Useless Web / Read Any Book / Time To Sleep? / Pizzarithmetic / Shady URL / Future Me / Shut Up And Take My Money / Instructables / Taste Kid 

mukenope:

Websites listed are just a bunch of sites I find useful, helpful, and entertaining. Hover over the link for a short description.

For studyingWolfram|Alpha / Cliffs Notes / Spark Notes / Khan Academy / Study Guides and Strategies / Mathway / Scholarpedia

Facts: Fact Slides / Mass Energy ScaleWhy Is The Sky Blue? / Human Error / Brain Map / Here Is Today / Daily Routines / Periodic Videos

Layouts and Design: Lovely Charts / Draw / Bubbl / Printable Paper

EditingSumo Paint / Kleki / Creative Nerds / Pattern Library / Project 330 / Llama Font / Sketch Toy / Paletton

Writing:  ILYS / Written Kitten / Inkle WriterOne Word / Hatch’s Plot Bank / 911 Writer’s Block / Prompt Generator / Tip of My Tongue / Character Chart / Universal Etymology Dictionary / Acronym Finder / Word Frequency Counter / Polish My Writing

Language is a VirusWriting Prompts / Cut Up Machine / Text Generators

LanguageDuolingo / Live MochaForvo / Hello Mylo / Digital Dialects

Online Classes: CourseraHogwarts Is Here / Chess Academy / Justin Guitar / How To Play Piano / Music Theory / Code Academy / MIT OpenCourseWare

The Quiet Place Project: The Quiet Place / The Thoughts Room / 90 Seconds Relaxation / The Dawn Room / It Will Be Okay / The Dreams Room (Comfort Spot)

Sounds: Rainy Mood / Sound Drown / Nature Sounds / Coffitivity / Simply Rain / Soft Murmur / My Instants

Feel betterFatal to the FleshEmergency Compliment / Gives Me Hope / Make Everything OK / The Nicest Place on the Internet / Love For The Elderly / Butter Up / Am I Awesome?

To keep you calm: Calm / Stress Analyst / Do Nothing for 2 Minutes / Chillouts / Rainy Day Simulator

To keep you distracted: This Is Sand / Silk / Imagination / Planetarium / Bouncy Balls / Anasomnia / Tentacles / Fractal Gears / 360 Aurora Borealis / Pollock

When you need someone to talk to: Survivors Chat / Anxiety Space / Mental Health Chat Rooms / Blah Therapy / Crisis Chat

Feeling Nostalgic?: Nick Reboot / Snes Fun / Classic Games Arcade / My 70s TVMy 80s TVMy 90s TV / AOL Dial Up / Pica Pic / YTTM

Music: Chordify / Key ChordsTrntbl / Singing Horses / Cmd / Drinkify / Wub Machine / Stereomood / Every Noise At Once / Jukebox Time Machine / Party Cloud / Muszc / Midomi / The Infinite Jukebox / Unhear It / Musicovery

MoviesRun Pee / Quotacle / Movie Body Counts / After Credits / Does The Dog Die?

Personality TestsJung Typology Test / Color Quiz / 16 Personalities

Cooking: All Recipes / Start Cooking / Egg Watchers

Animal RelatedCat Like Icon Maker / Shelter Pups / Put You In A Better Mood / Bee Dogs / Gruntle

Translators: Morse Code Translator / Binary Translator / Mayan Glyphs Translator / Bad Translator / R2D2 Translator / Drunk Post Translator

Can’t decide?Random / Yes, No, Maybe / Just Flip A CoinWhereTF Should I Go To Eat / WhereTF Should I Go To Drink

OthersRealtime World Statistics / Similar Sites / Pointless Sites / The Useless WebRead Any Book / Time To Sleep? / Pizzarithmetic / Shady URL / Future Me / Shut Up And Take My Money / Instructables / Taste Kid 

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theblacksophisticate:

atane:

zuky:

nezua:

Flappers shaming Miley Cyrus.

Oddly enough we could say that Miley Cyrus is following solidly in the appropriative footsteps of white flappers, who in the 1920s grabbed national attention and stirred alarmism concerning the end of civilization because they partied to Black music, wore their hair short like Josephine Baker (who fled US racism to become a superstar in Europe), and imitated dance moves from Baker and other Black dancers. The famously flapperesque Charleston was lifted from the African American dance called the Juba, which had West African roots and was danced in secret in the South and the Caribbean. The dance sped up when it reached Harlem, giving birth to both tap dancing and the Broadway hit called The Charleston, which spread like wildfire from there. White people didn’t sway their hips this scandalously prior to that era, making flappers roughly equivalent to white twerkers of the Jazz Age.

This is 100% true. The period from the jazz age to the beat generation, comparatively speaking was the height of cultural appropriation of black art. The beat generation used lingo popularized by Lester Young. They then appropriated the style, dress, and lingo of bebop musicians like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, down to the beret, glasses, and soul patch. Bebop musicians, Parker and Gillespie in particular, were the blueprint of their image. Norman Mailer wrote an essay titled “The White Negro" that tackles this phenomenon. I’m no fan of Norman Mailer, but at least he admitted that white people were stealing from blacks. He wrote it in 1957.
With regards to the flappers, apart from Josephine Baker, they also liberally borrowed from black vaudeville performers. They would copy dance moves from black performers, and then introduce it as their own. Many dances attributed to whites are from black vaudeville performers who were forced to perform on the chitlin’ circuit because of segregation and Jim Crow laws.
It really is astonishing how nothing has changed in this regard. For example, people to this day still call Benny Goodman “the king of swing”, when what he did was procure charts for arrangements from Fletcher Henderson, a black man. Goodman’s biggest hits were from Henderson. It’s amazing how much credit Goodman gets for another man’s work. Of course Goodman became “the king of swing”, while Fletcher Henderson remains a footnote in history. How a white man becomes the king of something innovated by blacks is astounding. Benny Goodman is called “the king of swing”. Paul Whiteman is called “the king of jazz”. Elvis Presley is called “the king of rock n roll”. Is Eminem the king of rap? What about Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke with r&b? Miley is soon on her way to become “the queen of twerking”.
Anyway, apart from getting his charts from Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman got his ass handed to him by Chick Webb at the Savoy Ballroom when they had a battle of the bands. Goodman is often noted as being one of the few white men in the segregation era to have black men in his band, and the narrative is typically presented as if he did it out of benevolence. He did it because there was no way to get around the fact that swing music was the domain of black folks, and he poached the best black players he could find to bolster his band, and black musicians went with him because as a white man, he was able to pay them more than black bandleaders, and they wouldn’t have to deal with indignity while traveling. Many hotels refused black bands, so they often had to sleep in cars, bus terminals, or crash at the homes of hospitable blacks. A big portion of Duke Ellington’s money went towards renting out train cars and making sure his orchestra had a place to sleep while on the road because hotels often turned them down because they were black. These were issues Goodman wasn’t going to face. Black musicians certainly didn’t go with him because he was the best. Goodman even later hired Henderson to arrange and play in his band. He wasn’t doing it because he loved black people. Black people were the ones creating and innovating. Where else would he get the best charts and arrangements? Now that the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, Goodman gets all the credit. Funny how that works.
This stuff has been going on for a long time. Miley is the 2013 version. Twerking has been around for a long time, but Miley convulses on national tv and all of a sudden, dictionary definitions of twerking are made. Definitions complete with no mention of black people, like all this happened in a vacuum. It’s history repeating itself over and over again. I see the same thing happening with afrobeat music.

The more you know.

theblacksophisticate:

atane:

zuky:

nezua:

Flappers shaming Miley Cyrus.

Oddly enough we could say that Miley Cyrus is following solidly in the appropriative footsteps of white flappers, who in the 1920s grabbed national attention and stirred alarmism concerning the end of civilization because they partied to Black music, wore their hair short like Josephine Baker (who fled US racism to become a superstar in Europe), and imitated dance moves from Baker and other Black dancers. The famously flapperesque Charleston was lifted from the African American dance called the Juba, which had West African roots and was danced in secret in the South and the Caribbean. The dance sped up when it reached Harlem, giving birth to both tap dancing and the Broadway hit called The Charleston, which spread like wildfire from there. White people didn’t sway their hips this scandalously prior to that era, making flappers roughly equivalent to white twerkers of the Jazz Age.

This is 100% true. The period from the jazz age to the beat generation, comparatively speaking was the height of cultural appropriation of black art. The beat generation used lingo popularized by Lester Young. They then appropriated the style, dress, and lingo of bebop musicians like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, down to the beret, glasses, and soul patch. Bebop musicians, Parker and Gillespie in particular, were the blueprint of their image. Norman Mailer wrote an essay titled “The White Negro" that tackles this phenomenon. I’m no fan of Norman Mailer, but at least he admitted that white people were stealing from blacks. He wrote it in 1957.

With regards to the flappers, apart from Josephine Baker, they also liberally borrowed from black vaudeville performers. They would copy dance moves from black performers, and then introduce it as their own. Many dances attributed to whites are from black vaudeville performers who were forced to perform on the chitlin’ circuit because of segregation and Jim Crow laws.

It really is astonishing how nothing has changed in this regard. For example, people to this day still call Benny Goodman “the king of swing”, when what he did was procure charts for arrangements from Fletcher Henderson, a black man. Goodman’s biggest hits were from Henderson. It’s amazing how much credit Goodman gets for another man’s work. Of course Goodman became “the king of swing”, while Fletcher Henderson remains a footnote in history. How a white man becomes the king of something innovated by blacks is astounding. Benny Goodman is called “the king of swing”. Paul Whiteman is called “the king of jazz”. Elvis Presley is called “the king of rock n roll”. Is Eminem the king of rap? What about Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke with r&b? Miley is soon on her way to become “the queen of twerking”.

Anyway, apart from getting his charts from Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman got his ass handed to him by Chick Webb at the Savoy Ballroom when they had a battle of the bands. Goodman is often noted as being one of the few white men in the segregation era to have black men in his band, and the narrative is typically presented as if he did it out of benevolence. He did it because there was no way to get around the fact that swing music was the domain of black folks, and he poached the best black players he could find to bolster his band, and black musicians went with him because as a white man, he was able to pay them more than black bandleaders, and they wouldn’t have to deal with indignity while traveling. Many hotels refused black bands, so they often had to sleep in cars, bus terminals, or crash at the homes of hospitable blacks. A big portion of Duke Ellington’s money went towards renting out train cars and making sure his orchestra had a place to sleep while on the road because hotels often turned them down because they were black. These were issues Goodman wasn’t going to face. Black musicians certainly didn’t go with him because he was the best. Goodman even later hired Henderson to arrange and play in his band. He wasn’t doing it because he loved black people. Black people were the ones creating and innovating. Where else would he get the best charts and arrangements? Now that the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, Goodman gets all the credit. Funny how that works.

This stuff has been going on for a long time. Miley is the 2013 version. Twerking has been around for a long time, but Miley convulses on national tv and all of a sudden, dictionary definitions of twerking are made. Definitions complete with no mention of black people, like all this happened in a vacuum. It’s history repeating itself over and over again. I see the same thing happening with afrobeat music.

The more you know.

(Source: melanskyyworld, via gallifreyglo)

History music

devotedtodiversityinart:

rosalarian:

thelingerieaddict:

buttononyourlips:

reverseracism:

lifandiveira:

riverclans:

lifandiveira:

asieybarbie:

ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.

No white girls?

no

Why? You do t think white girls should be told they’re beautiful?

The amount of white whine in the notes…it’s ridiculous.

Every time we ask for the inclusion of young girls and women of color in pieces similar to this, where everyone is white, we’re told

"If you want representation then make it yourself and shut up about this!"

“Let the artist make whatever they want and include whoever they want! Freedom of expression!”

"If you need to see someone who looks like you in order to feel included then you are the real racist."

Yet all I see in the notes are:

"If you want equality you have to include EVERYONE including white girls and guys!"

“it’s pathetic that the only way you can feel good about yourself is by excluding others.”

No doubt they feel some type of way with their own bodies but what is dedicating a piece such as this to women who fall no where near the Eurocentric standards of beauty taking away from white women when they have so much representations and campaigns centered around them.

~Eon

In case people like lifandiveira would like a simple explanation as to why white girls are not needed, go to images.google.com and type the word “beauty” and tell me what you get.

Seriously.

If you’re not blown away by the insanely disproportionate amount of white women depicted with a dash of women of color scattered about, then I don’t know what to tell you.

It is amazing how the exact same conversations happen again and again when women of color attempt to carve out space for themselves.

Even before I saw the notes I knew exactly what conversation I would find. This is beautiful and perfect.

wanted to reblog this with this convo too

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Beauty awesome