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welcome to my poor immune, digestive, and respiratory system

I trip on flat ground
SDLC 2013
Ralph Waldo Emerson is my spirit animal.


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May your choices reflect your hopes,
Not your fears.
Nelson Mandela (via coffee-tea-and-sympathy)
1 day ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 4,023 notes
It’s just up the block

Classic Black tall tale (via blackproverbs)

I’m right around the corner

(via deehenn)

Lol I did this today.

(via sale-aholic)

1 day ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 3,483 notes

stylesxhealy:

stylesxhealy:

THERE IS SUCH A FUCKING PROBLEM WITH THE EDUCATION SYSTEM WHEN STUDENTS ARE IN TEARS EVERY SINGLE NIGHT AND WAKE UP EVERY SINGLE MORNING WANTING TO THROW UP AT THE THOUGHT OF GETTING OUT OF BED WHILE THINKING THAT THEY’D RATHER BE DEAD THAN GO TO SCHOOL

eleven thousand people can relate to this post. that’s not okay. 

1 day ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 205,888 notes

justanotherpalestinian:

White people praising Humans of New York for ‘humanizing’ the people of the Middle East… what the fuck did you think they were before? Terrorists? Savages? Extremists? Subhumans? It needed to take a white guy with a camera for you all to realize that our people are humans with lives that your fucking government destroyed.

1 day ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 27,219 notes
oystermag:

Model Yaya Deng In Oyster’s 20th Anniversary ‘Down Under’ Issue

oystermag:

Model Yaya Deng In Oyster’s 20th Anniversary ‘Down Under’ Issue

1 day ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 1,504 notes
vicemag:

Why Did a Black Man Get Shot and Killed by Police in Walmart for Carrying an Unloaded Air Rifle in an Open Carry State?
On Wednesday, prosecutors released security footage from the Beavercreek, Ohio, Walmart where 22-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police on August 5. Also on Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to bring charges against Sean Williams, the officer who killed Crawford. This all seems depressingly normal: A black man is dead for little or no reason, everyone agrees it’s a very, very sad thing, and you can’t help but think that he wouldn’t be dead if he were white.

The August 5 incident began when Crawford picked up an air rifle in the store and aimlessly fiddled with it as he spoke on a cell phone to his girlfriend. Unbeknownst to him, police officers Sean Williams David M. Darkow were on the scene after responding to a call from a man named Ronald Ritchie, who told 9-1-1 a black man was waving a gun and pointing it at children. The full surveillance footage does not match up with that account, and Ritchie has now changed his story. The final two minutes of footage show Crawford being seemingly unaware that police were there, as he chats on his phone. And police in turn gave him no time at all to drop the rifle before shooting. Crawford’s last words—heard over the phone by his girlfriend—were “It’s not real!”
Currently, Crawford’s death is being treated as a tragedy by the authorities, but a mostly unavoidable one. According to the grand jury the cops responded appropriately considering what they heard from dispatch—who, Williams’s report says, told them that Crawford was waving around a real gun. Even if Crawford failed to obey their “repeated commands” to drop the weapon, however, the surveillance footage shows that he didn’t have any time to do so before the cops opened up.
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vicemag:

Why Did a Black Man Get Shot and Killed by Police in Walmart for Carrying an Unloaded Air Rifle in an Open Carry State?

On Wednesday, prosecutors released security footage from the Beavercreek, Ohio, Walmart where 22-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police on August 5. Also on Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to bring charges against Sean Williams, the officer who killed Crawford. This all seems depressingly normal: A black man is dead for little or no reason, everyone agrees it’s a very, very sad thing, and you can’t help but think that he wouldn’t be dead if he were white.

The August 5 incident began when Crawford picked up an air rifle in the store and aimlessly fiddled with it as he spoke on a cell phone to his girlfriend. Unbeknownst to him, police officers Sean Williams David M. Darkow were on the scene after responding to a call from a man named Ronald Ritchie, who told 9-1-1 a black man was waving a gun and pointing it at children. The full surveillance footage does not match up with that account, and Ritchie has now changed his story. The final two minutes of footage show Crawford being seemingly unaware that police were there, as he chats on his phone. And police in turn gave him no time at all to drop the rifle before shooting. Crawford’s last words—heard over the phone by his girlfriend—were “It’s not real!”

Currently, Crawford’s death is being treated as a tragedy by the authorities, but a mostly unavoidable one. According to the grand jury the cops responded appropriately considering what they heard from dispatch—who, Williams’s report says, told them that Crawford was waving around a real gun. Even if Crawford failed to obey their “repeated commands” to drop the weapon, however, the surveillance footage shows that he didn’t have any time to do so before the cops opened up.

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2 days ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 1,962 notes

sorrychangedmyurlagain:

I’m so over the you don’t look full black thing
As if a black person who is attractive or light HAS to be mixed…

A dude told me it was a good thing I looked mixed after I told him I was full black.

I game him a chance to correct himself and he did and then I still cussed him out.

Black is beautiful
Full black is beautiful
Mixed isn’t the only beautiful

2 days ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 125 notes

bbyph4t:

thechanelmuse:

betterthankanyebitch:

bitch…

image

ppl actually like these photos

2 days ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 15,167 notes
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jcoleknowsbest:

millennialau:

Reporting of incident where this man fucking forcibly ran into @bdoulaoblongata with his walker while saying he is Darren Wilson. Protestors were protesting this location because owner stopped allowing black patrons to enter, only white patrons and pulled a gun out on protestors.

Video clips of him allowing white patrons only and locking door to come.

get they ass

2 days ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 16,338 notes

nyamennwunamawu:

Never discredit your gut instinct. You’re not being paranoid. Your body can pick up vibrations, some better than others, and if something deep inside you says something’s not right about a person or situation, trust it and keep it pushing. 

2 days ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 129,958 notes

socialjusticekoolaid:

Last Night in Ferguson (9.28-9.29): Last night’s protest was one of the in Ferguson this month, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson/STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. The police were literally holding peaceful protesters hostage late into the night (folks who were complying with all police requests) so they could negotiate with the remaining folks to leave, but the protesters didn’t back down. Eventually all arrestees were released, and many plan to be back out there tonight.

Injustice in Ferguson continues, but despite it, community now thrives too. This is still happening. Are you still paying attention? #staywoke #farfromover

2 days ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 35,307 notes

daniellemertina:

livelaughlovelocs:

Highlight of the show

things i will say in the future when i’m a professor 

2 days ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 5,975 notes

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

2 days ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 144,958 notes

morpha:

morpha:

for my next big comedy act i’m going to stand up and read excerpts from the heterosexual awareness month site

"We are one of the only groups who no longer have a respected voice in this modern world."

2 days ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 34,951 notes