Read the Printed Word! Ravenclaw

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"Loyalty to country, always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it." --Mark Twain

 

conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. 

"There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”

from America is Not For Black People

if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.

from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder

thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.
Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.

Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

lettuce-ghost:

Look how she went from being impressed by his flight suit to being impressed by her son and how much he’s grown. Look at how she’s looks at him and places her hand on his face. And look at hiccup’s face in this scene. For his entire life, Hiccup believed his mother was dead, but here he is, right next to her, feeling a mother’s touch for the first time in his life. And here we have Valka, who carried 20 years of regret of leaving her family behind to protect these dragons, finding out how much alike his son is to her.

I teared up at this scene because it was so intimate and sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. Dreamworks does an amazing goddamn job of portraying and animating these facial expressions, as well as the music that goes with these scenes. *applauds*  

lizthefangirl:

muirin007:

snapslikethis:


Just look at all of their faces individually

all i can see is james potter, kingsley shacklebolt, and sirius black high fiving in an ootp meeting 
help

THAT LAST COMMENT

omg

lizthefangirl:

muirin007:

snapslikethis:

Just look at all of their faces individually

all i can see is james potter, kingsley shacklebolt, and sirius black high fiving in an ootp meeting 

help

THAT LAST COMMENT

omg

(Source: ddlovoto)

yagazieemezi:

Meet Glora Etim

Sometimes I take pictures of people when they are not aware. This is the best because that’s when they show true emotions, natural facial expressions. I usually wait at the junction of my street for about 10 minutes to catch a cab to the high school I teach at and during that time I watch these young children going to school with their big dreams and bright faces. I watch the little ones scream and cry and tug at their mothers when their school buses arrive. I love to watch this show everyday and it inspired me to begin a series – the school children series.  I take photographs of children I come across on their way to school. Many a time a speak to them. Some of them dream of becoming pilots and astronauts and I think that I really beautiful.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

onlyblackgirl:

sandandglass:

crispy-tacos:

flogicallylawless:

If Fox thinks that a Muslim can’t write a book about Christianity

would they agree that men can’t write legislation about women?

EVERYBODY FREEZE.

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A Proposed General Rule about Pictures of Naked People

fishingboatproceeds:

I mean, I’m not saying that we can enforce this as law or anything. I also might be wrong about this. But:

Just as a general rule, I feel like we should not look at pictures of the breasts or genitalia of people who would rather we not look at pictures of their breasts…