August 26, 2014

ponett:

adriofthedead:

xinggan:

I’m grossed out by the kind of stuff tumblr does to its users over an extended period of time

Grammar and punctuation is completely lost on some people, to the point where their posts are unreadable and irritating

And tumblr fosters and feeds this incredible narcissism and need to impress people- people who don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

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August 25, 2014
bgwbl:

redbellied-piranha:

gorlt:

jbaines19:


Remember Tarika


Black women also have a long history of abuse and violence at the hands of the state.
Read Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistancehttp://amzn.to/1m8Bkyi

Shot while holding a baby

She was on her knees too

Sign the PETITION to enact laws to protect us from police brutality and misconduct.

bgwbl:

redbellied-piranha:

gorlt:

jbaines19:

Remember Tarika
Black women also have a long history of abuse and violence at the hands of the state.
Read Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistancehttp://amzn.to/1m8Bkyi

Shot while holding a baby

She was on her knees too

Sign the PETITION to enact laws to protect us from police brutality and misconduct.

(via justwannagetalong)

August 25, 2014
jennaanne01:

fratboysegs:

my favorite tweet at the moment

*standing ovation*

jennaanne01:

fratboysegs:

my favorite tweet at the moment

*standing ovation*

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August 25, 2014
religiousdad:

sp00nysp00nicus:

darvinasafo:

I’m seeing a trend within our youth…
BLACK EXCELLENCE

That’s stupid, so what if he’s black Stop trying to put people in teams

the post is just celebrating the accomplishments of a black teenager, something the media rarely ever does. there’s nothing stupid about it 

Don’t you love how whenever we try to bring attention to the wrongs being done to the black community people are so quick to point out black on black violence or fake racism toward white people and then when we point out the positives in our community they tell us to stop putting positivity in a category and uplifting out own.. Y’all don’t own us anymore, we say what the fuck we want.

religiousdad:

sp00nysp00nicus:

darvinasafo:

I’m seeing a trend within our youth…

BLACK EXCELLENCE

That’s stupid, so what if he’s black
Stop trying to put people in teams

the post is just celebrating the accomplishments of a black teenager, something the media rarely ever does. there’s nothing stupid about it 

Don’t you love how whenever we try to bring attention to the wrongs being done to the black community people are so quick to point out black on black violence or fake racism toward white people and then when we point out the positives in our community they tell us to stop putting positivity in a category and uplifting out own.. Y’all don’t own us anymore, we say what the fuck we want.

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August 25, 2014

a-little-bi-furious:

natashiyaa:

shatteredchrystal:

runaon:

a-little-bi-furious:

asherehsa:

samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

I remember all the preparation they did to get us ready for the gas chamber in boot camp. We were taught how to handle ourselves, how to control our breathing, not to touch anything, how to avoid the worst of the gas. But it still didn’t matter. I remember taking in that first breath and feeling like I had just been kicked in the chest. I remember a few guys in my platoon falling down and vomiting. We knew the gas wasn’t as bad on the floor but we were the fifth platoon through and the vomit kept us from bending over more than absolutely necessary. I remember a few guys, guys in peak health training to be infantrymen, breaking ranks and running for the door only to be dragged back in kicking and screaming until they said name, rank and serial. They were expecting it, trained for it, bragging about how it wouldn’t bother them.
I remember standing there with all of the mucus from my nasal cavity on the front of my ACUs and thinking to myself “This is the nonviolent option?”
Covered head to toe and my skin still itching I looked down at the silver wedding band hanging next to my dog tags and realized that the gas had eaten little pits into its surface.
I stood there and thought of all the news reports I had seen over the years. The uprisings and revolutionaries being gassed, the crowds running from men in masks.
That’s the moment I got it, staring at my ruined wedding band, that’s the moment I realized terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.

Oh fuck

My god this commentary is perfect. Also a reminder that it turned out this “looting” was not that at all, the police bust that window with a bullet and the staff were gracious enough to hand milk out it seems, the protestors did not break in but even if they did just look at what they were trying to do with that milk, look at what they went through. The immense endurance that’s been shown by the people of Ferguson in the face of all this is incredible.

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August 20, 2014

brownglucose:

Listen. Some of these white folks truly do get it. I’m here for y’all. Thank you for being allies. But y’all need to check your fellow white folk and police each other better.

(Source: -teesa-, via thelifeandliesofchristopher)

August 18, 2014

feministcaptainkirk:

I swear I’m fun at parties.

(Source: twitter.com, via atlasselasi)

August 18, 2014

thoughtsofablackgirl:

If you’re black and this isn’t on your blog… -_-

The power of that symbol! We are powerful!

-Tie

(Source: blvckasthepit, via atlasselasi)

August 18, 2014

(Source: itsoulright, via daydreamingdreamz)

August 18, 2014
People to keep in prayer tonight:

  • people of Ferguson, Missouri
  • Christians being persecuted in the Middle East
  • the kidnapped girls in Africa who we have yet to hear anything about
  • the depressed, lonely, sick and poor
  • anyone thinking of committing suicide
  • your friends and family
  • people of leadership positions inside and outside of the USA
  • your church
  • yourself.

(Source: yohoyohoadisneylifeforme, via poeticminded)

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