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TransGriot: History Repeating Itself In Chitown?

One of my colleagues wrote this piece for TransGriot. A young trans woman of color is being detained at Cook County for defending herself.

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Joe Biden Fan Fiction by Laura Olin

istealforksfromrestaurants:

“Let me help you out,” he says. “Jill had me put up some shelves in our kitchen a month or two ago. And my wife has some high standards. More about some things than others,” he says with a laugh.”

This is amazing and completely safe for work.

(Source: everythinginthesky)

CHILLS. EVERY SINGLE TIME

"Every man, at some point in his life, is gonna lose a battle. He is gonna fight and he is gonna lose. But what makes him a man, is that in the midst of that battle, he does not lose himself. This game is not over. This battle is not over. So let’s hear it one more time, together: Clear eyes, full hearts…" (Friday Night Lights, Season 1)

(Source: izzie-stevens, via judgeisonvinyl)

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http://imathers.ca/post/95481440002/twiststreet-currently-i-am-a-storyteller-with

twiststreet:

"Currently, I am a Storyteller with GoFundMe.com, the world’s most popular crowdfunding site. What is a Storyteller, you may ask? It’s part marketing, part media correspondent, part editor, part creative writer, and part… well, storyteller! It’s my job to tell our company’s…

veganfoody:

Next month So Delicious will launch CocoWhip, a vegan coconut-based whipped cream!

veganfoody:

Next month So Delicious will launch CocoWhip, a vegan coconut-based whipped cream!

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thesouthartcollective:

Roger May

Testify is a visual love letter to Appalachia, the land of my blood. This is my testimony of how I came to see the importance of home and my connection to place. After moving away as a teenager, I’ve struggled to return, to latch on to something from my memory. These images are a vignette into my working through the problem of the construction of memory versus reality. My work embraces the raw beauty of the mountains while keeping at arms length the stereotypical images that have tried to define Appalachia for decades.

The word ‘testify’ carries both a religious and legal meaning. In the churches of home, it’s common for a portion of time during a church service to be devoted to allowing members to share publicly what God has done in their lives; to give their testimony. In legal terms, one’s testimony is a statement accepted, sworn under oath, believed to be true and acceptable.

I am both an insider and an outsider and though I maintain a safe distance in my photographs, I attempt to invite you into the intimacy of family, of sacred space. Testify is my bearing witness of a personal journey, of never truly being able to go home again, to seek answers from my ancestral home. Appalachia testifies of timelessness and natural beauty. The mountains testify of protection and sanctuary and at the same time the horrible destruction of mountaintop removal mining. The people of Appalachia testify of their pride and resilience. Old time religion testifies of the power in the blood and a heavenly home just across the shore.

My grandfather told me that I have two ears and one mouth, which means that I should listen twice as often as I speak. Through these images, I’ve tried to do just that - to listen more than I speak, both with my voice and my cameras. These images arise out of my pride of where I am from and where I am of, and an enduring love for Appalachia.

This is my testimony.

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rashon7:

micdotcom:

Most people give the homeless change or leftovers, Mark Bustos is cutting their hair

For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.

For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job.

Inspiring thanks he received from one man | Follow micdotcom

Outstanding

Dope

The Balance

He is an activator. Find your lane of productive activism and rock out on it no matter what it is.  As long as it’s a shift for positive changes big and or small. Whether it’s assisting on teaching and spreading the good knowledge on somethings that someone may not have been hipped to.  Or just walking someone across the street helping with groceries. Or just being a considerate neighbor and making sure folks are sincerely alright in general. 

These are actions of Activators which results in action within activism of not just being a good person but doing good shit.  . 

Good things happen everyday in every way. Don’t discount anyone’s Activator Spirit. 

Just another reminder of a volunteer job that is frequently needed but hard to find people to do. I spent a year trying to find a consistent stylist to come cut hair once a month for a few hours for a small youth drop-in center and all I got was one inconsistent person for for months. So if you cut hair professionally, consider donating your time to local shelters or even just set up your own corner barbery.

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kenyatta:

piggyazalea:

sharkeisha:

a lot of people are STILL asking me how Iggy Azalea is racist and homophobic so i’m just going to make a proper post 

in addition to all of this she also calls herself a “slave master” at 0:06 in this video

the amount of notes on this post

adding this bit from Nick’s reblog b/c it cracked me up:

bestrooftalkever:

learning that iggy is a racist mess is like learning that mayonnaise doesn’t do well when it’s out in the sun.

oh cool, I mean, wasn’t planning on caring about that, but good to remember to just stay away I guess.

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harrysde:

From Elon James White Tuesday night.

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God damn it

Perhaps unwisely, I just watched the cell phone video of the Powell murder yesterday in Ferguson. He was clearly agitated, yes and apparently carrying a steak knife but god damn it…TWELVE SHOTS FIRED?! He wasn’t rushing the cops. He wasn’t even brandishing the knife. He had his hands at his sides for crissakes. There was absolutely no reason lethal force should have been used. But it was. The cops shot him TWELVE times a mere 15 seconds after arriving on the scene. 

And then they cuffed him. They handcuffed the man they just murdered.