My body wasn’t made to be loved on occasion.
it was made to be loved every night, with warm hands.
Everyday, with dedication, like the suns dedication to the earth.
KeyWrites (via keywrites)
27,669 notes   -  18 July 2014


disneyismyescape:

nonsolokawaii:

Up Themed 1st Birthday Party (via)

THE DREAM BIRTHDAY PARTY

42,767 notes   -  18 July 2014

fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Unlike the beautiful 6-year old Jonbenett Ramsey who received coverage all over the media - every tabloid, newspaper, news channel, talk show, 7-year old Aiyana Stanley was killed by a police officer during a raid while she was sleep and her murder received very little coverage.

Police, searching for a murder suspect, threw a flash grenade through the window of her family’s apartment around midnight. According to Aiyana’s father, it landed on the couch, setting Aiyana on fire. A police officer’s gun then went off, and shot Aiyana in the neck.

Aiyana was asleep on the living room sofa in her family’s apartment when Detroit police, searching for a homicide suspect, burst in and an officer’s gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the neck, family members said.

Her father, 25-year-old Charles Jones, told The Detroit News he had just gone to bed early Sunday after covering his daughter with her favorite blanket when he heard a flash grenade followed by a gunshot. When he rushed into the living room, he said, police forced him to lie on the ground, with his face in his daughter’s blood.

“I’ll never be the same. That’s my only daughter,” Jones told.

We haven’t forgotten about you baby. R.I.P.



laa-lah:

sizvideos:

Video

Too cute

407,681 notes   -  9 July 2014


zavywavi:

ribqueen:

cool and relevant ppt presentation but jsyk, the term “ethnic cleansing” is a gross euphemism for “genocide”.

THIS. Thank you. This isn’t a “conflict,” this isn’t a complex issue. I was discussing it with a friend earlier - if you want to put this into perspective, view it as the modern day creation of the United States. What could only complicate this, is that it’s condoned legally and promoted through state-sponsored programs. 

no lies here.
39,204 notes   -  9 July 2014

gnarly:

When you’re sitting on the toilet and realize you forgot your phone

image

44,844 notes   -  9 July 2014


3threeiii:

counterpart-s:

I could go for some rough sex and a bottle of vodka right now

Always

5,486 notes   -  9 July 2014

whitepeoplestealingculture:

rumour:

also my friend sent me this yesterday

OMFA



sinidentidades:

schemingreader:

Welfare activist confronts biased television reporter on his account of the water shut offs in Detroit. From the link where I found the video:

“Before I answer that let me say, shame on Hank, shame on him,” Maureen Taylor said. “for putting that lie and that mis and that disinformation out  on the air. To suggest that people don’t want to pay for a water bill is scandalous. What is at stake here is that there are tens of thousands of low income families who cannot pay rising water bill costs.  The cost of living is going up. The chances of living is going down. And we’ve got these reporters out here, like this guy, that’s just standing on the side of the people that have money.”

Maureen Taylor then brought up all the corporations that have owed tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands whose water was not shutoff. Somehow the payment delinquency of the rich and affluent is different than the generally forced payment delinquency of the poor.

To be exact, the city is shutting off water to households that are two months or $150 behind on their bills. (That’s about average for Detroit!) This is in a city with 38% of residents living in poverty. The NBC reporter rattled off all the institutional customers who are delinquent; their water is flowing. The Detroit Water and Sewer Department has JUST released funds to assist low income families in paying their bills. They did the shut offs FIRST. In the heat of the summer. 

If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.

Let’s not forget to mention how some people received bills that were suspiciously low for several months only to receive letters threatening shutoff because they were “underpaying” their bills when they were paying the amounts they were directed to.

Furthermore, some people received bills that were way too high, and when they would try to contest it with the water company, few would actually successfully do so because it’s impossible to reach actual people at the water company more than half the time. 

Something horrible is going on here, and the people that are being blamed are Black, Latin@, and several other lower income communities of color. The same people who are facing the problems outlined above.

I don’t know if I have to spell it out, but this is a very clear example of systematic racism in 2014.

1,969 notes   -  9 July 2014