Nichelle Nichols talks to a group of students at NASA Mission Control in 1977 and visits the Lewis Research center that same year.
In the mid-1970s, Nichols has given a speech that criticized NASA for not selecting women and people of color as astronaut candidates. The agency’s response was to hire her to find and recruit talented minorities and women, and she did exactly that. In her tenure as a recruiter, she helped the agency bring five women, three African American men and an Asian American male on board.
if you don’t think this lady is the best. You’re lying to yourself and we can’t be friends
I love the way that history works behind the scenes
You got Lucille Ball pushing to make Star Trek happen
You got MLK pleading with Nichelle to stay on the show
And then you get Nichelle helping motherfuckers get jobs at NASA
that is the tightest shit and if you don’t like you can get off my blog
Everyone should know about her!
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel
walk up in the club like “wow drag culture is more respected in queer circles than being a trans woman, i wish we could respect the lives of a subset of women more than we gawk over a game of dress up”
My feminism will ALWAYS include trans women, women of color, disabled women, fat women, intersex women, poor women, neuroatypical women, and all the other women who are often neglected
My little baby boyfriend is on full-life saving support at Children’s hosp after inquiring an infection and having multiple organ failure. And while my friend continues to surprise his folks and admirers often, his prognosis is poor. He made it through last night and I just know that my tough little guy will fight for a shot tomorrow.
Please send all your good karma to compromised babies tonight. Hoping for a christmas season miracle.
Can we just stop and appreciate Nicki Minaj’s face for a moment. She looks genuinely very concerned for Josh here, like she thinks he was actually in an arena full of kids trying to kill him, and is confused as to why no one else finds this as shocking as she does.
What do you expect? People from the Capitol just don’t understand.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? PEOPLE FROM THE CAPITOL JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND.
the fact that she fits in perfectly.
Hahahaha nicki nicki! Her minajisty is Capitol folk let’s be real.
My first show that paid more than $10,000 was in a gay club on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Tupac happened to be in town, so he came to kick it with me. This was the early ’90s. And the boys were like, ‘Take your shirt off, Tupac!’ He wasn’t doing that. But we had a blast in there.