You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).

Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.

Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.

Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?

People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.

Okay, but let’s talk for a second about how that one lady called turkey “big chicken”

You can’t even buy all food with food stamps. You just… you flat-out can’t buy “food that will be eaten in the store/any food sold for on-premises consumption” or any “hot foods” with food stamps—meaning you can’t buy anything hot, you can’t buy anything that gets blended together, you can’t buy anything “pre-prepared,” in most cases you can’t use your EBT card at restaurants. You literally CANNOT purchase a milkshake with food stamps, because it’s considered “sold for on-premises consumption” (which was ridiculous at the place I worked, because the customer had to mix their own milkshake themself with a little machine we provided them, and several people got upset—rightfully so, I think—that it wasn’t covered under food stamps, because they often only found out at the register after already mixing it, often as a treat for their kids). You literally can’t walk into a gas station, grab one of those hot dogs off their grills/out of the little heated food area, and buy it with food stamps, because it’s hot.

And when I say “can’t,” I don’t mean “if the cashier notices you trying and cares enough to stop you, they’ll refuse to do it for you.” I mean “it is actually impossible to do this.” I’m not even sure these people who disseminate false information about food stamps have paid any attention at all when buying things at the store, because what happens is: We scan in the customer’s items, into our computer. The computer has specific codes for the items and rules for what it will let you pay for things with. We scan the customer’s EBT card, and it tells us exactly how much of that price total can be paid for via EBT, and it will not include anything that isn’t food, and it will not include anything considered “pre-prepared” food. It does this automatically AND THERE IS NO OVERRIDE FOR IT. If our machines say that you can’t use the EBT card to pay for something, there is literally nothing we can do to change that, even if we WANTED to.

So no. You can’t buy iPads or cigarettes with food stamps. You can’t withdraw money from casinos or anywhere else with food stamps. You can’t buy dog food with food stamps; sometimes you can’t even buy people food with food stamps. I’m not even sure if you can buy “the big chicken legs” at Disney with food stamps; remember, you can’t buy “any food sold for on-premises consumption” OR any hot foods, and that’s both.

Literally the only thing these fearmongers listed that you can actually purchase with food stamps even if you are in goddamn cahoots with the evil liberal cashier or store manager is soda, and the judgement against people buying that with food stamps is classist fuckwittery at its finest.

So, as always, Fox News is actually flat-out lying, and hateful conservatives both don’t know what they’re talking about and don’t give a fuck about people going through shit that they will never have to go through themselves, and that they in fact don’t have even the tiniest clue about (not even via five seconds’ research; a list of things that can’t be purchased with food stamps is on the Food and Nutrition Services website) but still think they should spout off about to their TV audience anyway.

The last bit of commentary is ultra important.

(Source: sandandglass)


The Black Panther community centre in Harlem, New York 

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On my wedding day, I’m gonna recite my vows twice.

Once at the altar and again in the bedroom.

With my tongue.

On her pussy.

One letter at a time.


Oh shit…

(Source: buttcheekdemonkang, via declarationofcaptivation)





Easter Sunday (top-bottom)

  1. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  2. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  3. Harlem 1943 by Weegee
  4. South Side, Chicago 1941 by Russell Lee
  5. South Side, Chicago 1941 by Russell Lee
  6. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  7. South Side, Chicago,. 1941 by Edwin Rosskam
  8. Harlem 1940 by Weegee
  9. Harlem 1955 by William Klein
  10. Harlem (W. 117th St. and Seventh Ave) 1939

all these hats make me miss my granny

Straight fly!

YES lord 

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It is times like today when I felt like giving up, yet God reminds me through subtle moments and gestures of why I must keep going. And why it all matters. I am so grateful.

He loves me dearly, and I am blessed to know that He is my biggest support system.

(via africanexistence)

eclectic-soulsista: 27,28,30,34,40,54,69


27 | Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

 I don’t think I’ve ever been important enough to someone to have that power.

28 | Have you made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry?

a couple of them…yeah. 

30 | What’s irritating you right now?

Conflicting emotions about someone I deeply care about  

I need more money 

34 | Who/What was your last dream about?

One of my followers and It was so weird that attempting to manifest it into a sensible story would only frustrate me more…

40 | Have you ever walked outside completely naked?

Yeah! Nudity is natural. 

54 | Is cheating ever okay?


69 | Do you believe in soul mates?

yeah. You can have more than one…doesn’t have to be a person of the opposite sex. It’s all about that deeper connection…deeper understanding of another person(s). It’s an intimacy that doesn’t always require romance or sexual intercourse.

That last answer…beautiful…



Margo Jefferson on Some American Feminists (1980)


This is so real

I have read this several times and I can’t seem to get a good understanding of it. Can someone explain what she is saying?

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via thotiemusprime)

Thank you guys for helping me out. I was really struggling but I was able to buy groceries that should last me for a few weeks. I really appreciate the love, prayers, donations, and positive feedback from everyone. I am going through a rough time in my life and it means more than you can ever know.

Hungry, No Money for Food

I don’t have money for groceries. It has been like this for a few weeks now every since my dad made me leave home. I have been paying bills but I have absolutely nothing left for food. I have asked for help before on Tumblr to no avail, but in my last ditch attempt to get by, could you guys spare $5 or $10 to help me buy groceries that will last for a while. I am always hungry and it would mean a lot if you could help me get a meal. My donation button is on the top left side of my blog page.

I know people are on Tumblr all the time asking for money for different things and it is always so easy to over look these people but please take the time to help me. I would be so grateful. I have been through a lot, and nothing seems to be looking up and now all I am trying to do is survive. Please help me do so.


The next time a man tells me “I’m no good for you”, I will:

1. Listen

2. Believe him

3. Pack my heart up and go

4. Never look back.


Happy Birthday Dr. Huey P. Newton (Co-founder of the Black Panther Party); because they don’t want us to know he had a Ph.D in Social Science. They want us to think he was just some ignorant, trouble-making thug.

(via thotiemusprime)


I know I love you because it’s always there, and I never have to doubt it. 
It comes so naturally, I don’t even have to think about it.
It’s like breathing.

Like, I just blinked four times, 
I just breathed in,
 I love you.