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they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 

Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.

But wait, there’s more.

Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.

Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.

They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.

not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

badass.

Black Excellence

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Twice as good, half as much. GodDAMN.
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Goose bumps

"Music history starts in 1994 with Aaliyah. And then you put on Missy Elliott and Timbaland and..."

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“Music history starts in 1994 with Aaliyah. And then you put on Missy Elliott and Timbaland and that’s the second day, and on the third day there was Lil’ Kim and Junior Mafia. After that it’s like Bjork and weird shit.”

- Le1f, in this interview with Mother Jones.
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I love, love, love Le1f. The only "problem" (read: not actually a problem at all) is that his music commands my attention ... I can't just put it on in the background. I have to stop everything and either watch the video, or dance. Such a great artist.
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amandaseales: Look at how joe tho!! “SAY HE WON’T!”

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Look at how joe tho!! “SAY HE WON’T!”

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Black woman Slaying the guitar.

She better than Miyavi

her overhand chording skills are legendary, jesus

So much talent

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I love how she's looking around like "eh, NBD."
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The Nightly Show, July 23, 2015

Larry Wilmore covers the Sandra Bland case

Shit even trump agrees. Yet there are still people on here who worship cops’ asses and are blaming her

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What the hell is this world coming to when FOX and Trump fail to find a way to spin this?

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aries: holds grudges like no tomorrow
taurus: helps literally everyone but wont let others help them
gemini: tries to help people but honestly hurts them more than helping
cancer: is either super apathetic or empathetic and that can really get to them
leo: can let their need for validation affect their lives in a very bad way
virgo: is constantly bottling up their emotions because they dont want to burden others
libra: has a hard time keeping up with communications and easily looses friends because of this
scorpio: extremely reckless and will do anything to prove themselves
sagittarius: never starts conversations and then gets upset that people dont talk to them
capricorn: absolutely never says whats on their minds and will lie to avoid fights
aquarius: super passive aggressive and has no filter on what they say
pisces : can never take things seriously on the outside but is always stressed out on the inside
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Accurate.
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