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"If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka."

— Uzo Aduba’s mother proving that the idea of not being able to pronounce a POC’s name because it’s “too hard” or “too complicated” is complete bullshit and actually just laziness. (via cosmicspread)

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Image AP Photo/Damian DovarganesA Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera, similar to the ones implemented in Ferguson, Mo., during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles.  (AP PHOTO/DAMIAN DOVARGANES)

Police officers in Ferguson began wearing body cameras over the weekend, as residents continue to protest the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager three weeks earlier.

About 50 body cameras were donated by two security firms, Safety Vision and Digital Ally, last week, after talks with the Ferguson Police Department in response to differing stories coming out the of the shooting on Aug. 9 of Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said that officers are adjusting to working with body cameras, but that the overall response is positive now that nearly the entire department has been trained.

“They are really enjoying them,” Jackson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “They are trying to get used to using them.”

More than 150,000 Americans have petitioned the White House to create the Mike Brown Law, which would require all state, county and local police officers to wear body cameras. 

Source: Allen McDuffee for The Wire

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feministbatwoman:

Stop blaming black children for their own murders. STOP BLAMING BLACK CHILDREN FOR THEIR OWN MURDERS. Stop blaming black children for their own goddamn fucking murders. Stop blaming black children for their own murders. 

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"The thing about creativity is, people are going to laugh at it. Get over it."

—  Twyla Tharp (via loopsandluxe)

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"You are not a graveyard.
Stop opening your arms
to those who are only
looking for a place to
rest their tired bones."

Pavana पवन (via maza-dohta)

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If you
were married to yourself
could you stay with yourself?

My house
would be frightening and wild.

"

'q'

Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

now available at amazon.com

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It is not a secret
that other women terrify me.

We are always competing in a contest
I don’t understand.
I don’t know how to be beautiful.
I don’t know how to be gentle.
There is a right way to be this gender.
It has been taught to me
since birth. I have failed every class.

"

— Excerpt from “I Read Her Palms Naked In Bed” by Clementine Von Radics (via wordsforstrangers)

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questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

All POC neighborhoods in America need this.

the-goddamazon:

questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

All POC neighborhoods in America need this.

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ipsadixit:

Mainstream media’s tips on how to protect your nude pictures:

  • Have a password
  • Don’t take nude pictures
  • Delete pictures after using them
  • Don’t upload them to the cloud

none of the lists includes the most important tip: 

  • Don’t be a creep that steals people’s nude pictures and publishes them online

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