Well 3 days later

The lawyer that John Crawford’s family retained has finally been allowed to review the security footage from his murder in an Ohio Wal-Mart, no thanks to Wal-Mart. Lots of thanks to the demonstrators outside the prosecutor’s office that made our outrage known.

Now to keep tweeting DiBlasio and the NYPD commissioner about charging the officers involved in Eric Gardner’s murder.


heidi8:

theorlandojones:

This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

My kids thought they were beads in the bucket, or ball bearings. I explained what they were, and why Orlando was pouring those instead of ice. 

I know the degree of privilege I have - we have - to not know what shell casings are - I’d never seen them myself until I was 14 and paid a visit to a military base - and God willing I hope my kids never see them In Real Life. In this context, they’re something to think about, and they hopefully will spur action. 

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feministdisney:

Disney Anti-Rape

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the-fault-in-our-wifi:

silentstep:

Boromir cuddling Hobbits because why not.

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boromir’s character makes me so sad, because honestly, he was one of the most caring in the fellowship. he understood their mission and wanted to get it done as successfully as possible, but he wanted what was best for everyone with them as well. he felt the need to care for all the hobbits, not just frodo. and when he made a mistake, it destroyed him. he saw that he was weak and that he nearly ruined everything. and he died trying to make that right. boromir is the best.

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kendrug:

dont tell me how to live my life

kendrug:

dont tell me how to live my life

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Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.
Anna Quindlen, Every Last One  (via pureblyss)

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likeafieldmouse:

Christian Weber - Speak and Spell (2012)

"A fascination with Eastern spirituality led Weber to work on Speak and Spell, a series of photographs that examines human gesture.”

1. Suggesting Astonishment

2. Adoration

3. Holding Fingers Open to Grasp a Weapon

4. Instruction by Silence

5. Beckoning to Bestow

6. Assuring Protection

…..

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. —Charles Dickens

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acciowine:

ruthlessbaderginsburg:

backofthejazzbus:

Thanks Grindr!! 👍

Put this on my tombstone.

I used to get this on a weekly basis. I do NOT miss Grindr.

acciowine:

ruthlessbaderginsburg:

backofthejazzbus:

Thanks Grindr!! 👍

Put this on my tombstone.

I used to get this on a weekly basis. I do NOT miss Grindr.

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Marilyn Monroe at the Photoplay Awards, 1954

Marilyn Monroe at the Photoplay Awards, 1954

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highgayden:

Lena Headey photographed by Julie Brothers

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sarahfonseca:

The next time you see someone with jewelry that says “trust no man,” don’t judge them for their “man hating” or “bougie” ways. Rather, commend them for their superb taste in music.

“Trust no man” is actually a reference to a reference to a 1926 song of the same name by Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, a Georgian and African-American pioneer of blues music. 

I want all you women to listen to me

Don’t trust your man no further than your eyes can see

I trusted my man with my best friend

But that was a bad bargain in the end

A feminist before there was really a term for it, Rainey was also notorious for getting into trouble with small-town authorities over her “women-only parties.” She was a brazen lady-lovin’ badass well-worthy of a 21st century signal boost.

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