The Urban Socialite

Ask me shit.   Submit   The modern day flapper, minus the speakeasies and fringe dresses. (Grad Student. Fashion connoisseur. VA by way of North Philly)

I’m in a financial bind and I said I wasn’t going to ask my family for help anymore so now I’m stuck.

I’m so tired and frustrated. I have to go on a business trip tomorrow. My company was supposed to give me a credit card for expenses but my boss never approved my paperwork (😡 bitch) so now I’m stuck paying for everything out of pocket. And my rent is due next week.

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#FUCK  #I'm basically not eating for the rest of the week  #the next two weeks actually 

lol kourtney was kinda bun

Rob omggggg so cute!


lol kourtney was kinda bun

Rob omggggg so cute!

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a handful of carl van vechten’s gorgeous kodachrome portraits

  1. martha flowers, 1953
  2. diana sands, 1963
  3. alvin ailey, 1955
  4. joyce bryant, 1953
  5. leontyne price, 1953
  6. mahalia jackson, 1962
  7. james earl jones, 1961
  8. zora neale hurston, 1940
  9. harry belafonte, 1954
  10. james baldwin, 1954

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The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

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the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

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this has been a public service announcement.

yo “nice guys” this message came for you.

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when people try to argue with you about something you clearly know more about

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Good morning! 

Dilla on production.

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M.I.A raps with her regular english accent so idk why iggy azalea out here doin impressions of Diamond from Crime Mobb


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A Look at Black Chicago in the 1970s

The Atlantic’s In Focus blog is doing a great photo series on America in the early 1970s. Last week they took a look at documentary photographer John H. White, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism in 1982. Here’s a quick look at the series, and you can see the whole thing over at The Atlantic.

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