And she drew a picture of the bride and groom.
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This app is really slow and I didn’t try loading it until I’d almost left the school. This morning, a woman was in her car, waiting in the line top drop her daughter off and she said good morning to me. I said good morning back. I almost walked away but she started to speak again so I stopped fidgeting with my phone and have her my attention. She asked me if I was walking to get fit. I said, “kind of. ” We live just over half a mile from the school. I used to walk to school as a kid and I enjoyed it. I do need more exercise so this just seemed like the best option. There aren’t many walkers at this school. Most days, we are the only ones. Others, I’ve seen one or two other children with their guardian. The lady in her car said she was just telling her daughter that I was in a good position to get fit and that she could really tell it was working and she gestured toward her neck and chest area. I thanked her graciously and finished my walk quickly and with a big smile on my face.
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The cop who shot a dog in front of its 6 year old owner was fired after outrage from the community and a “Justice for Apollo” campaign.
The cop who shot an unarmed black teen is on paid leave and remains protected by his department. So far, days of outrage and protest have still not brought any justice to Mike Brown.
In America, in 2014, the life of a black man is valued less than that of a dog.
(via nervousmiracle)Source: jackviolet
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Pretty bummed that my laptop just gave out. This is months before I’ll even be able to think about getting a new one.Reply to Satia’s comment: I can’t copy text in comments on my tumblr via my phone so this will have to do. Indeed, I will be able to use Joe’s computer however, it will be frustrating as we haven’t shared a computer in a long time. I’ll pretty much have to get one if/when I start school but I’m not thrilled about it as I was hoping mine would last until tax time next year so I could pay for it with our refund instead of my student loan. Such is life. A baseball bat in a room filled with glass would be good right about now. I’m definitely going to find some spare money in September for a little herbal refreshment (as they say in the movie Clueless) because Fuck the entire month of August, with the exception of three birthdays and a wedding.
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CultureHISTORY: The Ferguson Protests - #NMOS14
In light of Mike Brown’s murder, and the police occupation of Ferguson, something extraordinary is happening. With the help of #BlackTwitter, social media, the spotlight of national attention and the impassioned citizens of Ferguson, a protest movement is taking shape and it is important to bear witness.
First there was the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown thread which was reported in the NY Times & LA Times, the #DontShoot thread of photos (some above), and tomorrow a National Moment of Silence across the country for the victims of police brutality.
Thursday, August 14th – #NMOS14 - 4:00P (PT) / 6:00P (CT) / 7:00P (ET). Check cities/location here.
The issue of police brutality against communities of color is a decades-old problem. But with new technology, everyone has access to more information and these cases are getting more attention. Plus, in the last four weeks, four unarmed black men have been killed by policemen across the country. Along with Mike Brown in St. Louis, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Dayton, OH and Ezell Ford in L.A. Yes, it’s time for a movement.
IMPORTANT. ill be at the oakland gathering this afternoon.