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❝ Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. ❞
—— Lao Tzu (via purplebuddhaproject)




hipsterlibertarian:

NYPD officer pictured ‘putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling outside her apartment’

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. 

NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident. 

Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.

Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!



woolfpuppy:

gphil:

beyonce-huxtable:

OK BUT WHY YALL GOTTA PLAY SO MUCH

I had a slight smile on my face until that Lupita Nyong’o one. That one made me bust out laughing.

How do developing countries even live without these jokes

i am cryinggggg holleringgggg laaaaawddd fix it!





thagal:

whitegirlsaintshit:

jayda95:

jcoleknowsbest:

wakeupslaves:

Racist white Teacher Suspended for Punching 5-Year-Old Girl in the Face


A racist teacher at Sheffield Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee has been suspended after being accused of punching a 5-year-old girl. The teacher, whom theschool district refuses to name, has not beenarrested, but an investigation by the MemphisPolice Department has begun.

Tiffany McConnell told WMC Action News 5 that she questioned her daughter, Payden, when she woke up one morning with a black eye after noticing puffiness the evening before. “I asked her what happened. She told me her teacher pushed her down and punched her, and I was devastated.”

Payden began kindergarten last week, and McConnell says the transition was difficult for her daughter. She told Fox Memphis, “My daughter said she was crying and screaming because she wanted to come home with me, and the teacher got mad because she wanted to go to the restroom again…and pushed her down and punched her.” She says the school’s principal told her another child also witnessed the incident.

McConnell will home school her daughter for the rest of the year. “My child is afraid to go back around theschool,” she explained.

The district plans to follow up with the allegations. Shelby County Schools said in a statement, “The District is investigating these allegations, and the teacher has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.”

These occurrences serve as reminders that we must listen to our black kids and know what’s going in their please white racist controlled classrooms. 

This happened right down the street from my house.. I would be in jail.. Jail.. jail.. jail.. Peep how the school board refuses to name the teacher…

it’s white people punching babies I feel like I’m losing my mind

beat this teacher’s ass.

hmmm but what’s the girls criminal record like? she do any drugs? any gang related activity? what were her grades like? was she involved at school? so many things come into play. we need to hear both sides of the story !



wrong af but real talk tho



kiamatthews:

christinefriar:

I. love. the. Anaconda. video. but the writeups I’ve been seeing keep referring to Drake as a co-star, which I think misses a big part of the point.

The reason this video rules is because Drake is an extra. Drake is a prop. Drake is a bro in the comfy-casual clothes that he rolled up to the set in, who has no lines or purpose other than the be ground upon, and whose face is obscured by shadows most of the time.

This is not a continuation of the Drake/Nicki/Rih media narrative. This is a dank-as-fuck feminist power play. This is, “Drake is whatever to me.” And this is a man who, if he isn’t at the top of his game, is close to it. A huge celebrity. And here is Nicki looking fucking amazing, tormenting him into a boner, then swatting his hand away and walking out of frame.

Your anaconda don’t want none unless she got buns, hun? Maybe she doesn’t want your anaconda. Maybe she’ll do whatever the fuck she wants with her buns, and it doesn’t matter what you think or feel.

Can someone invent a mirror that will show a gif while you look at yourself? Every morning when I get ready and I’m looking at myself thinking "I look maybe kinda cute today but am I cute enough?," I want to see the visual of Nicki driving this dude crazy then hair flipping out of the frame like whatever Drake or whatever your name is byeeeee. I want to aspire each day to do what I want and not give any amount of fucks what a dude thinks.

I am TRULY here for all of this





jazzy-w:

Members of the Asian American community at UC Davis are taking a stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and their continued struggle for survival in the face of police brutality. All black lives matter.



violencegirl:

aint-got-nothin-at-all:

boobsbirdsbotany:

Real life “Rosie the Riveter” - Tennessee, 1943.

From the Library of Congress collection, 1930’s-1940’s in Color

GLORIFY THE SHIT OUT OF THIS IMAGE

!!!!!!!!

Painting a more accurate version of history, one reblog at a time.

When I posted this archival image of a “real life Rosie the Riveter” one year ago, I had no idea it would resonate with so many people. 19K and counting. 



We're Compiling Every Police-Involved Shooting In America. Help Us.



mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.



thepeoplesrecord:

7 black women to follow for updates in #Ferguson
August 18, 2014

Like much of the world, I haven’t been able to take my eyes off of the unrest that’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Social media has, once again, proven it’s effectiveness in quickly disseminating information and fact-checking mainstream sources for an event that the history books will not forgot. While you’re trying to keep up with what’s going on, be sure to follow these women who are doing extraordinary work telling stories and keeping those of us who cannot make it to Ferguson abreast of what’s happening on the ground.

1)      Brittany Noble | Reporter for KMOV in St. Louis | Twitter/Instagram

2)      Yamiche Alcindor | Contributor for MSNBC and USA Today | Twitter/Vine/Website

3)      Maria Chappelle-Nadal | Missouri State Senator | Twitter

4)      Patricia Bynes | Democratic committeewoman of Ferguson Township | Twitter

5)      Tasha B. | Resident & activist | Twitter/Instagram

6)      @Awkward_Duck | Resident & activist | Twitter

7)      Johnetta E. | Resident & activist | Twitter

Source



sonofbaldwin:

beeishappy:

Phillip Agnew of The Dream Defenders. The Dream Defenders is a human rights organization that’s building leadership and power among young people of colour to challenge racism in their communities.Phillip Agnew on All In

"Ever since you’re born, you’re taught that this is posture right here [hands raised in the air] should guarantee you life and liberty in your interaction with a police officer. This should indicate to a police officer that you mean him or her no harm, that you have no malice in your heart and that you’re subjecting yourself to the will of that police officer.

And this is the position that, for years in this country, was the last position that people who look like me, and people that look like people around this country, died in.”

- Phillip Agnew, Dream Defenders