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Ursprünglich gepostet von muvana

Take a moment and recognize the incredible contribution you made to your community and your country by voting in the midterm elections earlier this week. You exercised your right to vote and you made your voice heard. That is no small feat.

The results of the election may have left some of you disappointed, but we wanted to point out just how much new diversity and representation people like you voted into office. Our leaders should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve, and this year you elected a whole bunch of firsts:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, representing New York’s 14th Congressional District, becomes the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan, is the first Muslim woman to be elected into Congress.  Ilhan Omar, Minnesota, is the first Somali American to be elected in Congress. Ayanna Pressley becomes Massachusetts’ first Black Congresswoman. Jared Polis, Colorado, is the first openly gay man elected governor in the United States. Sharice Davids becomes one of the first Native American and openly lesbian woman to be elected to Congress. Deb Haaland is also one of the first Native American women elected to Congress. Letitia James becomes the first woman in New York to be elected as Attorney General, the first African-American woman to be elected statewide office, and the first Black person to serve as Attorney General. Jahana Hayes is the first Black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. Massachusetts voted to maintain its anti-discrimination law protecting trans and nonbinary people. Florida passes Amendment 4, which restores voting rights to 1.4 million ex-felons who have completed their sentences.

This was all done by you. You made these monumental changes happen with the power of your vote.

Let’s remember: it isn’t over. Voting isn’t the end. Continue to volunteer in your communities and attend events to keep your community in check. Remember that change rarely comes without action. Take action.

Thank you, Tumblr.

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Thank you for voting, Tumblr!

Hey Tumblr,

This past March, we made you aware of steps we took to take down an Internet Research Agency (IRA) disinformation campaign operating on Tumblr in the lead up to the 2016 U.S. elections. The IRA is a Russian state-sponsored group that attempts to influence global political sentiment using Tumblr and other platforms. Our efforts helped indict 13 people who worked for the IRA.

We said at the time that we would be on the lookout for additional evidence of fake Tumblr accounts affiliated with state-sponsored disinformation campaigns.

In the days leading up to November 6, 2018, we were provided information by law enforcement authorities, including a list of Tumblr accounts allegedly tied to the IRA. We immediately initiated our own independent investigation and we have now identified a total of 112 accounts that we believe to be IRA-affiliated. These accounts appear to be relics of past IRA activity. None of the blogs contained any content related to the 2018 midterm elections, and all of the blogs were dormant since the 2016 election cycle.

Although these blogs posed no threat to the 2018 elections, consistent with our promise in March, we:

Immediately terminated these accounts and removed the original posts; Left reblogs of posts from these accounts in place for transparency purposes; Are notifying you if you liked, reblogged, replied to, or followed one of the accounts; and Have added the accounts to our public record of usernames linked to state-sponsored disinformation campaigns.

U.S. intelligence officials and law enforcement continue to warn that we will see attempts at foreign influence in the future. We remain committed to closely monitoring for signs of state-sponsored disinformation campaigns and will continue to review any information made available to us.

There are also things you can do to help stop the spread of disinformation and propaganda.

Be aware that people want to manipulate the conversation. Knowing that disinformation and propaganda accounts are out there makes it harder for them to operate. The News Literacy Project has this handy checklist (hosted by John Jay College of Criminal Justice ) for spotting their tricks. Be skeptical of things you read. Disinformation campaigns work because they know people don’t fact check. Look for reliable sources, and double-check that the source really says the same thing as the post. You can also check Snopes and Politifact. Both are award-winning resources and usually have the latest viral claim fact-checked on the front page.  Correct the record. When you see people spreading misinformation—even unintentionally—politely say something in a reblog or reply. If it’s your friend, send them a message to let them know.

Most importantly, we’ll continue to keep our promise to be transparent with you.

Posted on 10/12/2019 12:09:09

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Keeping our promise to be transparent about state-sponsored disinformation campaigns

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Happy Black History month!   We’ve been working on something special and are so excited to announce that we’re partnering with...

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in the name of the moon 🌙

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in the name of the moon 🌙

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We’re back with another #BlackExcellence365 Artist Spotlight! Meet Asaph Luccas (@asaphluccas), a Black Brazilian portraiture...

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Congratulations, Black Panther!

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Stefania Tejada

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we’ve connected with some amazing women on Tumblr from different industries and backgrounds to discuss how their perspective shapes their art, work, family, activism, and more. First up is Stefania Tejada (@stefaniatejada), a Colombian artist and illustrator whose work often speaks on taboo subjects women face.

Your latest series, “The Birth of Venus,” explores how women are confronting the world. How did this series start and why was it important for you to create this series?

All of my work is really personal and it’s a response to very specific moments and transitions. I grew up in a time where it wasn’t okay to ask major questions about your body or things you felt that are completely normal. There was this huge taboo about everything: sexual education, menstruation, pleasure, depression, anxiety, homosexuality, etc. I studied in an all-girls high school with nuns so we really didn’t have any sort of sexual education. It was all presented as some sort of sin, and in general, parents didn’t feel comfortable discussing the subject either.

So in some way, “The Birth of Venus” shows the woman that I am today. I think about the girl I used to be when I was very little, very shy about speaking my mind or pursuing something I really wanted. But I’ve been lucky. I’ve met very important people in my life who picked my brain, made me think and understand that I am me, I deserve to live the life I want, the life I choose to have. That I can have my own opinion, that I must speak up, respect myself and respect others. I learned about acceptance and forgiveness. I learned to always stay curious, to work hard, and dream big. I feel very lucky to have my family and friends.

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Can you talk to us about your featured artwork and the story behind it? We’re in awe.

This piece was made after Dolce & Gabbana’s statement towards Chinese culture. I was amazed and shocked [by] this way of thinking. For me, understanding other people’s culture is so fascinating. I try to live in different places and learn as much as I can. You need to understand somebody else’s past, present, and future before judging someone.

As Colombians, we have always been generalized for the past. Many of us were scared to try to change things because people were trying to survive. When I was little I remember the Guerrilla coming into our town and the four of us hiding under the bed listening to gunfire right outside our door. The mistakes of a few became the mistakes of all of us. And that happens with so many cultures, but it’s up to us to teach others about respect, acceptance, and forgiveness. It all comes from education.

Could you imagine what we could do if we were to stand together? All of the positive things we could do? There could be a future for all of us. A future we would all be proud of.

We live in a time where it’s important to showcase all identities of women and their contributions to society. How does your art encompass that?

I believe every person is a piece of art. The elements that shaped their personalities, the stories that triggered something inside of them and motivated them to be who they are now—I called them treasures. I’ve watched so many documentaries about people and movements: Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen, Obama, The Defiant Ones, Steve Jobs, 2Pac, you name it.

I believe you can learn from anyone. I chose to focus on women empowerment because I had to find a way to empower myself because it’s something I needed at the time and it helped me believe in myself. And along the way women I didn’t even knew started writing to me about feeling the same way thanks to my work. In my mind we are all together, all these women that I draw are part of who I am. Some of them have shaped my future, some of them have sacrificed themselves for us so that we can speak up, vote, marry whoever we want, choose whether we want to have children or not. We owe them everything and this is my way of continuing their legacy. To live a life that has meaning.

Thank you for sharing your work with us, @stefaniatejada ! Tumblr, have you made any art for Women’s History Month yet? Show it off by making a post and tagging it #WomensHistoryMonth.

This interview has been condensed and edited.

Posted on 10/12/2019 12:00:47

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Mitu Khandaker  Mitu Khandaker is living the dream. She had a hobby and turned it into a career...

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Miranda Barnes

Our Women’s History Month features continue! Meet photographer Miranda Barnes (@mirandabarnes ), a Caribbean-Anglo American photographer hailing from Brooklyn. Her unique style has been seen in major publications like The New York Times, NY Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Teen Vogue, and so many more. Now you get a chance to learn just what makes her tick. 

Your work in the West Indian Parade series, Skate Kitchen, and Sarae & Sarai is amazing. What motivates you to focus on telling the stories of Black women?

Thank you! It’s important because for so long our stories have largely been told from a white and male perspective and have been the only way our narratives have been told. For me, it’s important to break stereotypes that have been placed on us by photographing us living and working, even if it’s mundane.

What has been one of your biggest accomplishments as a photographer?

One of the biggest accomplishments thus far has been photographing historical and sensitive assignments. The biggest one, however, was my coverage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 50th anniversary of his assassination for The New York Times. It made A1!

How can people continue to support more women of color photographers?

I think it is important to first acknowledge that womxn photographers have been, historically at a disadvantage. This is even more so for Black womxn photographers. However, it’s important to understand the idea behind reclaiming narratives and it’s very exciting to see this slow, but more awareness towards the inequality that has plagued industries for so long. Reclaiming narratives are crucial and I try to view my experiences as a Black woman as an advantage. Support can be as simple as sharing a website, but also buying prints or investing in a photographer.

Give yourself a little gift today and follow @mirandabarnes . Your dashboard will be better off for it.

Posted on 10/12/2019 11:57:30

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Today (March 31) is International Transgender Day of Visibility, and I’m sending love to all trans folks today, and always.

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Today (March 31) is International Transgender Day of Visibility, and I’m sending love to all trans folks today, and always.

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Happy #NationalBookLoversDay to all our literary fans out there! Here at the Archives, We’re very shelf-aware of our love of all written records! To celebrate this wonderful day, here’s a look at some of our favorite literary holdings!

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As all lovers of fiction know, a good book can transport you to other lands. And speaking of literary travels, here’s #ErnestHemingway’s 1923 passport photo.

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Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing young people having fun in libraries! Here’s a 1940’s photo of children checking out books from the Benjamin Franklin Library.

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Sometimes all you need is a great book and a little space. No one knows this quite like Astronaut Janice Voss! Here she is enjoying “A Man on the Moon” while exercising on an ergometer on the middeck of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105.

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It wouldn’t be a proper #NationBookLoversDay celebration without highlighting some of our favorite American authors. Here’s a photo of #JamesBaldwin and #MarlonBrando at the Civil Rights March on Washington.

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To all the Edgar Allan Poe fans, this one’s for you! Here’s a look at Poe’s enlistment documents.

Poe joined the Army at the age of 18 in Boston. This enlistment paper shows that he used a false name, Edgar Perry, and a false age, adding four years to his real age. The paper also described him as being 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown hair, gray eyes, and a fair complexion.

Happy #NationalBookLoversDay, Booklr!

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Happy #NationalBookLoversDay

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Roman Columns and Decorated Masonry from the Antonine Wall and Environs, The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, 29.9.19.

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Roman Columns and Decorated Masonry from the Antonine Wall and Environs, The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, 29.9.19.

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