BADASS PEOPLE OF COLOR

People say, a picture is worth a thousand words. But what if, this picture is simply worth one word: BADASS.This picture was originally taken in 2011, during a riot which was part of protests that began in Mexico is 2009. The Luchador wrestler is seen charging at riot police on his motorcycle, and being fired upon. The motorcycle bears the logo of SME, a banned electrical union.
Jul 27

People say, a picture is worth a thousand words. But what if, this picture is simply worth one word: BADASS.

This picture was originally taken in 2011, during a riot which was part of protests that began in Mexico is 2009. The Luchador wrestler is seen charging at riot police on his motorcycle, and being fired upon. The motorcycle bears the logo of SME, a banned electrical union.

Remember the badass Soweto Youths! Tens of thousands of South African students marched and protested the streets of Soweto as a response to the introduction of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in schools, a language associated with the racism of apartheid and resented by black South Africans. Hundreds of students died from excessive force from the police that included automatic rifles, stun guns, carbines, armored vehicles, and aerial-scope helicopters."Never forget June 16 1976 Soweto Massacre. Those that killed our brothers and sisters are still alive, free, rich, and protected by the current liberal ANC puppet dogs."
Jul 27

Remember the badass Soweto Youths! Tens of thousands of South African students marched and protested the streets of Soweto as a response to the introduction of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in schools, a language associated with the racism of apartheid and resented by black South Africans. Hundreds of students died from excessive force from the police that included automatic rifles, stun guns, carbines, armored vehicles, and aerial-scope helicopters.

"Never forget June 16 1976 Soweto Massacre. Those that killed our brothers and sisters are still alive, free, rich, and protected by the current liberal ANC puppet dogs."

Jul 27

Today’s badass is anonymous South Korean protestor who defiantly stared down riot police while they used a fire hose on him. The protests happened in ‘05 when workers and farmers rallied against the APEC summit and a visit to Seoul by George W. Bush. Massive numbers of people marched to demand fairer wages, law reforms to protect the rights of temporary workers+local farmers, and demanded less exploitation from big multinational corporations to ensure the health and survival of local small businesses and industries. This man’s expression encapsulates the very spirit of Badass People of Color: a don’t-give-a-fuck and don’t-fuck-with-me attitude when it comes to adversity and disadvantages in life!

Today, we celebrate non other than the beautiful, and empowering King Peggy. “Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it. You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.” Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” 
Upon encountering corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!” King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
Jul 27

Today, we celebrate non other than the beautiful, and empowering King Peggy. “Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it. You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.” Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’”

Upon encountering corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!” King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.

Brown Berets, Black Panthers, and Yellow Peril standing in solidarity.
Jul 26

Brown Berets, Black Panthers, and Yellow Peril standing in solidarity.

Talk about being badass! Thousands of Iranian women are actively learning martial arts as a form of female empowerment, and self defense. For Iranian women, martial arts are an increasingly popular way of channelling it and ninjutsu one of the most popular choices within that. These ladies kick ass while proudly rocking their hijabs too. Who said Muslim women are oppressed?
Jul 26

Talk about being badass! Thousands of Iranian women are actively learning martial arts as a form of female empowerment, and self defense. For Iranian women, martial arts are an increasingly popular way of channelling it and ninjutsu one of the most popular choices within that. These ladies kick ass while proudly rocking their hijabs too. Who said Muslim women are oppressed?

R.I.P. “Everybody knows how Veerapan became a big problem: the socio-economic factors played a major role in his rise. Of the crimes attributed to Veerapan, he added, why do you accuse Veerapan alone? The guilty are living happily in our society. Why do you pardon them? What we want first is action against all those who have committed atrocities on the poor villagers. Detailing the evidence of 90 people in jail without access to trial, 60 women subjected to sexual assault, and more than 300 men handicapped by police torture, he called for action against those responsible in the government and concluded, action against Veerapan can be taken after that. …he is seen as a do-gooder. He helps the locals by paying for their marriages, renovating temples, helping poor people, getting a poor widow a square meal, and so on. In the same breath, he continued that, everybody is afraid of him. Since the villagers see themselves as aided by Veerapan’s actions, it seems unlikely that the everybody to which the state police chief refers includes them. More likely he means the wealthier interests and their governmental comrades who send the police to enforce those interests. Indeed, Veerapan has supposedly killed a number of police and other government officials in his pursuit of justice. In addition to his political motives on behalf of the poor in his area, Veerapan may be motivated by personal experience. His brother and sister both died in police custody.” [Excerpt from POOR Magazine]
Jul 26

R.I.P. “Everybody knows how Veerapan became a big problem: the socio-economic factors played a major role in his rise. Of the crimes attributed to Veerapan, he added, why do you accuse Veerapan alone? The guilty are living happily in our society. Why do you pardon them? What we want first is action against all those who have committed atrocities on the poor villagers. Detailing the evidence of 90 people in jail without access to trial, 60 women subjected to sexual assault, and more than 300 men handicapped by police torture, he called for action against those responsible in the government and concluded, action against Veerapan can be taken after that. …he is seen as a do-gooder. He helps the locals by paying for their marriages, renovating temples, helping poor people, getting a poor widow a square meal, and so on. In the same breath, he continued that, everybody is afraid of him. Since the villagers see themselves as aided by Veerapan’s actions, it seems unlikely that the everybody to which the state police chief refers includes them. More likely he means the wealthier interests and their governmental comrades who send the police to enforce those interests. Indeed, Veerapan has supposedly killed a number of police and other government officials in his pursuit of justice. In addition to his political motives on behalf of the poor in his area, Veerapan may be motivated by personal experience. His brother and sister both died in police custody.” [Excerpt from POOR Magazine]

Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first black woman astronaut on June 5, 1987. Go girl, rep it in space!
Jul 26

Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first black woman astronaut on June 5, 1987. Go girl, rep it in space!

Today’s badass is no other than Charles Ramsey, the rib-barbecuin’, big mac-eatin’, big-testicled rescuer of Amanda Berry and other girls who were kidnapped and missing for nearly a decade. He kicked open the door for the Berry when he heard her screaming. What I love most about our badass is that he keeps it real on television and tells it like it is. “Bro, I knew something was wrong when a pretty little white girl ran into a black man’s arms.” His own checkered past involving domestic violence, drug charges, and receiving stolen property makes his decision to help the girls even more admirable. He is also adamant that the FBI reward money should go to the kidnapped girls instead, even though he is clearly losing sleep over lack of money. Badasses don’t front and Ramsey is definitely reppin’ the hood.
Jul 26

Today’s badass is no other than Charles Ramsey, the rib-barbecuin’, big mac-eatin’, big-testicled rescuer of Amanda Berry and other girls who were kidnapped and missing for nearly a decade. He kicked open the door for the Berry when he heard her screaming. What I love most about our badass is that he keeps it real on television and tells it like it is. “Bro, I knew something was wrong when a pretty little white girl ran into a black man’s arms.” His own checkered past involving domestic violence, drug charges, and receiving stolen property makes his decision to help the girls even more admirable. He is also adamant that the FBI reward money should go to the kidnapped girls instead, even though he is clearly losing sleep over lack of money. Badasses don’t front and Ramsey is definitely reppin’ the hood.