HEIGHTENED SHENANIGANS

Apr 16

emilylou302:

Think human trafficking is irrelevant to you? Think again, America.
"9,298 cases of human trafficking. 72,000 calls, emails, and online tip reports. Five years of hotline data."
Check out www.polarisproject.org to see how you can make a difference.

emilylou302:

Think human trafficking is irrelevant to you? Think again, America.

"9,298 cases of human trafficking. 72,000 calls, emails, and online tip reports. Five years of hotline data."

Check out www.polarisproject.org to see how you can make a difference.

(via brandx)

Actual Quotes from my Dad (An English Teacher)

Apr 15

aimeejfc:

some nice things my therapist wrote down for me that i think everyone needs to be reminded of at times

aimeejfc:

some nice things my therapist wrote down for me that i think everyone needs to be reminded of at times

(via voreyeur)

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racebending:

theanalyzersfanfics:

animonde:

 Take an exclusive look at Dreamwork’s ‘HOME’ characters 
Please, join our community on Facebook and Twitter

A comedy sci-fi film with a woman of color as the lead!

This looks cute

Official synopsis:
DreamWorks Animation’s “Home” is not your standard post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy. When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated (Captain Smek optimistically declares “Relocation is fun and mandatory!”), while all Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet (“You’re welcome”). But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car.
It will be released November 26, 2014.

racebending:

theanalyzersfanfics:

animonde:

Take an exclusive look at Dreamwork’s ‘HOME’ characters

Please, join our community on Facebook and Twitter

A comedy sci-fi film with a woman of color as the lead!

This looks cute

Official synopsis:

DreamWorks Animation’s “Home” is not your standard post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy. When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated (Captain Smek optimistically declares “Relocation is fun and mandatory!”), while all Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet (“You’re welcome”). But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car.

It will be released November 26, 2014.

janetmock:

Today, I am humbled to have led a conversation on HuffPost Live about the life and passing of For Brown Girls founder Karyn Washington and what her completion of suicide highlights for us all — specifically communities of color and “strong black women” everywhere.

Grateful to Tai’sha Gooden, Terrie M. Williams and Ty Alexander for joining me and my co-host Marc Lamont Hill. Watch our segment here.

janetmock:

Today, I am humbled to have led a conversation on HuffPost Live about the life and passing of For Brown Girls founder Karyn Washington and what her completion of suicide highlights for us all — specifically communities of color and “strong black women” everywhere.

Grateful to Tai’sha Gooden, Terrie M. Williams and Ty Alexander for joining me and my co-host Marc Lamont Hill. Watch our segment here.

Founder of ‘For Brown Girls’ Passes Away at Age 22 of Apparent Suicide

thesoftghetto:

The 22 year old who founded For Brown Girls as a way of celebrating black women has passed away at age 22 of an apparent sυicide.

Karyn Washington founded For Brown Girls, then launched her #DarkSkinRedLip initiative after rapper A$ap Rocky cautioned dark skinned girls against wearing red lipstick.  The mission of both endeavors was to encourage darker skinned women to celebrate their beauty.

She described how she came to create FBG:

When the blog was initially created, my cousin and I were dealing with self-esteem issues relating to our complexion and we would vent to each other. Through talking it out and building each other up, we felt better but also didn’t like the fact that we were even having these feelings to begin with. We also realized that other girls may be going through the same thing and wanted to use Tumblr as a means to vent, encourage others and overcome. Since then, I have gained a greater passion for the cause and helping others.

Read more here: Source

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Apr 14

sharped0:

rottenmeats:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

*white guy shoots up jewish community center*
*kills 3 men*
*member of the kkk*
*yells ‘heil hitler’ before being apprehended by police*
"were still unclear on a motive for the suspect"

Npr said he was a grand dragon too in the kkk

The clues dont add up what does it mean

The terrorist is a 73-year-old known racist who had previously served jail time for conspiring to assassinate Morris Dees of the SPLC.

Ironically, the three people he murdered were all Christians. Dr. William Corporon, 69, and his 14-year-old grandson Reat Underwood, attended a local Methodist church and were at the community center for Reat to audition for a teenagers’ singing competition; 53-year-old Terri LaManno, a physical therapist, was a Catholic woman from Missouri who was visiting her mother as she does every Sunday (although, note, many racists/KKK members/Neo-Nazis do not consider Catholics or other non-Protestants to be “real” Christians and may target them as well, as they have historically done).

Given the shooter’s now known history of vicious racism and especially antisemitism, investigators have now determined this to be a hate crime.

(via beltsquid)

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