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I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity from the ridiculous, to the grotesque, to the sometimes fatal, at some point - in the last couple hours - because of their skin color.

Race is there and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.

Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, 8/26/14 (via klarizewatchesmovies)

Pro-everything he said is completely true.

Con-black ppl have been saying this forever, but when a white guy says it-it becomes a story.

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gay-forest-spirit-liberation:

So it’s been awhile since I’ve made a personal post, but now I REALLY need my followers help.

Despite all the good I’ve been trying to do for my community, raising awareness about sustainable lifestyles and creating a permaculture school and edible art park the unthinkable has happened. The…

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buttonpoetry:

Javon Johnson - “cuz he’s black”
As the world watches the events unfolding in Ferguson, many people have thought “how can I help?”. As a public school teacher, my first thought is always about the children involved in any tragic situation like this. When I found out school had been canceled for several days as a result of the civil unrest, I immediately became worried for the students in households with food instability. Many children in the US eat their only meals of the day, breakfast and lunch, at school. With school out, kids are undoubtedly going hungry.

ALL OF THIS MONEY WILL GO TO FEED KIDS IN FERGUSON. A dollar or a hundred dollars, it doesn’t matter. You will be helping to put food in the mouth of a child who needs it. Regardless of your opinion on the civil unrest in Ferguson, there is no need for innocent children to go hungry because of it.
cosmicwolfmama:

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I’ll toke to that.

cosmicwolfmama:

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I’ll toke to that.

biomorphosis:

When you flip bats upside down they become exceptionally sassy dancers.

It’s the bat dance! [insert Batman dancing with Catwoman gif here]

liberalsarecool:

Never forget this man. #w #worst

liberalsarecool:

Never forget this man. #w #worst

socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

neutrois:

Transgender people making history!

The young people of Ferguson, and greater St. Louis, and all of urban, suburban and rural Black America understand perfectly well that war is being waged against them. The powers-that-be every day of the year make it is crystal clear to Black people, especially Black men, that an overwhelming and lethal force is prepared to crush them – for any reason, or for no reason at all. This is the definition of a war of terror. It requires the aggressor to engage in constant and ever escalating displays of disciplined force – which is what militaries do. By refusing to disperse, the Black people of Ferguson have compelled the police to flaunt their military nature and mission before the eyes of the world. The American National Security State is embarrassed. But it will take a social transformation – that is, a revolution – to disarm the beast.

Ferguson Unmasks the War on Black America (via azspot)

So long as the prison industrial complex and war profiteers continue to profit: nothing to see here, keep walking.

archaeologicalnews:

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A 2,000-year-old kitchen, which dates back to the late Roman era, has been discovered in the ancient city of Sagalassos in the southern province of Burdur.

Excavations in the ancient city started in early June, but the discovery of the kitchen was only reported last month.

“The kitchen was…

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

ramblingsofanurbanjawn:

got it

"Don Lemon has a train wreck of an interview with activist rapper Talib Kweli. Kweli, who believes the world is run by white supremacy, accused the media and CNN of falsely portraying what’s really happening in Ferguson. And while he was trying to communicate his thoughts, Lemon interrupted him to make a defense of CNN and that’s where the interview went completely downhill.”

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???!!!???!!!

Worse, towards the end of the clip, Lemon takes on a paternalistic tone and thereby dismisses everything Kweli has said/tried to say.

abbyjean:

I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle.

Things I’ve seen:

-Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way of their cameras

-Cameramen yelling at community leaders for stepping away from podium microphones to better talk to residents

-TV crews making small talk and laughing at the spot where Mike Brown was killed, as residents prayed, mourned

-A TV crew of a to-be-left-unnamed major cable network taking pieces out of a Ferguson business retaining wall to weigh down their tent

-Another major TV network renting out a gated parking lot for their one camera, not letting people in. Safely reporting the news on the other side of a tall fence.

-Journalists making the story about them

-National news correspondents glossing over the context and depth of this story, focusing instead on the sexy images of tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.

-One reporter who, last night, said he came to Ferguson as a “networking opportunity.” He later asked me to take a picture of him with Anderson Cooper. 

One anecdote that stands out: as the TV cameras were doing their live shots in front of the one burnt-out building in the three-block stretch of “Ground Zero,” around the corner was a community food/goods drive. I heard one resident say: “Where are the cameras? I’m going to go see if I can find some people to film this.”

Last night a frustrated resident confronted me when he saw my camera: “Yall are down here photographing US, but who gets paid?!” 

brandon-shire:

Marriage Equality Apocalypse?