• why is it so hard to find black high-waisted pants?

    I’m trying to shop for ~business casual~ work clothes and I’m very underwhelmed by how boring most of it is. :L

  • tatyanafazlalizadeh:

    Old painting, new wheatpaste. 

    In 2011, I began a series of paintings called Victim of American Fear.(The title is from this article by Adam Serwer for The Prospect. As an illustrator, I’m often inspired to create a painting from something I’ve read.)

    The series was meant to address the killings of black people that happen when people find themselves afraid of black people just because they are black. Think Trayvon Martin. Think Oscar Grant. 

    Also think Renisha McBride. If I continue this series, I’ll want to include a black woman.  

    After the recent killings of more black bodies, I decided to try these paintings out on the street as wheatpastes. 

    Critiquing my own work, I do think these paintings are a little over-literal, with the gun targets covering the bodies. I don’t mean to be provocative just for the sake of it. But I do think it’s a strong image. 

    These are pasted in Newark. 

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  • runningmandz:

    There’s a difference between wanting to change your body to improve and strengthen it and wanting to change your body because you hate it. It’s important to know the difference because one of those will destroy you from the inside out.

    (via lyndez)

  • It is now 3 weeks since Michael Brown was murdered by Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Darren Wilson still has not been arrested, charged, or even brought to prison or court for the murder of Michael Brown.

    thepoliticalfreakshow:

    #JusticeForMichaelBrown

    (via lyndez)

  • chiehiro-moved:

    one thing i hate is when parents refuse to let their kid(s) dye their hair

    like

    who’s fucking hair is it??????? is iT THE FAMILY HAIR?????????

    (via apotatoforlife)

  • queendecuisine:

    truyorkbity:

    AvaLynn was attacked by another student on the school playground. We are fighting for answers and for greater supervision at school.

    My friend Lacey Harris’s 5 year old daughter was brutalized by another child on the playground at school this week, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her face is swollen and bruised beyond recognition, and the only thing the school can tell her is that they “are investigating”

    This sweet little 5 year old girl is terrified to return to school. She is in pain and she has been MAIMED. This needs IMMEDIATE media attention. The school and local news are ignoring the mother’s and loved ones’ cries for help. This family needs justice for what has been done to their poor little angel, and not just to be swept under the rug, as the school district is attempting to do. PLEASE shine some light on this situation and force school administration and news media to get some answers!

    The mother has started a GoFundMe page to request help for paying medical bills and legal fees, as it looks as though she’s going to have to pursue this route in order to get any justice at all for her little girl. Please, please, share this link on your page. Even if people are unable to donate, please just help us get the word out on what is going on with this poor family.

    This is really heartbroken for me and extremely hard to look at.

    This is the link to Ava’s donation page.
    Please donate and share and PRAY!
    God bless you all!

    http://www.gofundme.com/doid6w

    This is absolutely outraging. My heart hurts looking at this.

    This has a lot of notes but still has halfway to go on donations! Please consider helping out to pay this family’s medical, legal, and travel expenses! I can pretty much guarantee that if this happened to a little white girl, the media would be all over it and charges would’ve been pressed immediately. 

    (via apotatoforlife)

  • BREAKING: Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Filed Against Ferguson, St. Louis For Police Actions

    thepoliticalfreakshow:

    WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri on Thursday, seeking compensation for “excessive force” by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown.

    According to the suit, the excessive force included false arrest, assault and battery; led to intentional infliction of emotional distress; was the result of negligent supervision and discipline; and resulted in a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

    The lawsuit, filed by three out-of-state lawyers — including Malik Shabazz from Black Lawyers for Justice, who participated in the protests in Missouri — seeks multi-million dollar judgments against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County, as well as one specific ands several unknown officers on behalf of Tracey White, Dewayne A. Matthews Jr., Kerry White, Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green.

    In addition to the city and county, the chief of both city and county police are named as defendants, as is Justin Cosma, a police officer with the Ferguson Police Department.

    The underlying cause:

    The underlying cause:

    The general reason for the lawsuit:

    The general reason for the lawsuit:

    The facts underlying Tracey White’s claim:

    The facts underlying Tracey White's claim:

    The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.’s claim:

    The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.'s claim:

    The facts underlying Kerry White’s claim:

    The facts underlying Kerry White's claim:

    The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green’s claim:

    The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green's claim:

    Read the complaint:

    Source: Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed News

    (via fandomsandfeminism)

  • queerasfuck88:

    Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue

    (Source: youtube.com, via lyndez)

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