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  4. androgynousdouby:

    The calm before the storm

    wow, she is so pretty, like really pretty

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  6. vintageblackglamour:

    Michael Jackson was born 56 years ago today in Gary, Indiana. This photo was taken in 1979 for a story in GQ magazine.

    so handsome

     
  7. Rev. Willis Johnson (left), pastor of Wellspring Church in Ferguson, speaks to Rev. Michele Shumake-Keller after the panel discussion in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday.
    The conversation drew about 200 people to the Wellspring Church.
    Ferguson resident Frankie Edwards shows a rubber bullet wound he received during one of the nights of protests to NPR's Michel Martin (right) and Ferguson Mayor James Knowles (second from right).

    npr:

    NPR’s Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

    Rev. Willis Johnson, the pastor of Wellspring Church, hosted a community conversation Thursday night that drew about 200 people to the church. In welcoming the audience, Johnson acknowledged he’s “gone from feeling hurt, to wanting to hurt,” but he said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a “community in trauma.”

    Plea To Ferguson’s Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

    Photo credit: Whitney Curtis for NPR

     
  8. cracked:

    Click play for hilarious flaming beefs (to help ease the pain)!

    7 Horrors of Ferguson Policing (Made Less Awful With Farts)

    #7. The Police Never Filed an Incident Report for the Shooting of Michael Brown

    After many days of putting off the report’s release, the Ferguson police have since admitted to never even filing one. Incident reports are incredibly important (and required), and they should ideally be written within 24 hours of the incident (for hopefully obvious reasons). But they didn’t even write one. Isn’t that fucking coo-coo bananas, y’all? I guess they either just never got around to it or never got around to wanting to tell the truth about it. Either way, there’s that.

    Or there that is not, I guess.

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    one of the most thorough and best fact checked articles on the subject of ferguson
    (minus the fart videos ewww)

     
     
  9. buttahlove:

    accras:

    Teyonah Parris at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

    And a giant middle finger to E! for putting her on the worst dress list. Obliviously they don’t know anything about glistening Black beauty when it’s in their presence!
     
  10. did-you-kno:

    Baby hippos rely on their mother’s feces for nourishment. Source

    so do baby koalas

     
  11. This reminds me of the night sky in sequoia national forest.

    no lie, the most beautiful fucking thing i ever saw in person.

    (Source: WOLVERXNE, via soundofthegenuine)

     
  12. wetheurban:

    DESIGN: The Future of Makeup Has Arrived

    Using incredibly precise light projectors, Nobumichi Asai has demonstrated how a person’s face can be digitally altered in real-time.

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  13. soundofthegenuine:

    questionall:

    Why White people are not coming out against the racism in Ferguson. He is dead on.

    This video is a great conversation starter. 

    He made the key point: Racism is a white problem that black people have to deal with (Stokely Carmichael says this beautifully in "Black Power"). Europeans used the idea of race to describe the natural supremacy of class elites and nation-states within Europe before racism ever was based on differences in skin color (X). Racism, at its core, is always a justification and cover for imperialism and capitalism. 

    Part of white people’s irresponsibility for racism is based on their unwillingness to study their own histories—whether in Europe or America. Continually we assume that it’s difficult to find examples of responsible whites besides John Brown. American presidents are very visible examples: John Kennedy’s partnerships with Martin Luther King; Lyndon Johnson who insisted on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act; FDR who was pressured by A. Phillip Randolph to end segregation in the military. 

    This man shows that white people act in good conscience about racism. An excellent first step. What I’m waiting to see is the moment when white people commit to studying their own histories en masse as black people have done.

    This is much rarer and more difficult than becoming a white ally. And for me, this is the real work of white people. 

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
     
  14. futurejournalismproject:

    Syrians Honor Jim Foley

    Image: Residents of Kafranbel, Syria pay tribute to Jim Foley, the American journalist executed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Via Kafranbel Syrian Revolution on Facebook. Select to embiggen.

     
  15. 23casualties:

    digitaltraphouse2:

    Talib Kweli vs. Don Lemon

    suprchnk

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