I'm as deep and shallow as you're willing to discover. I am ferocious. I start and calm storms. I cool you with my tide and caress you with my waves. Go out to sea and get lost in me. I'll always lead you back to the shore.

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Wishy Washy and Funny Acting People. One way one day, completely different the next. Peel OFF!

Solange

"White Picket Dreams"

Marian Mereba

"September"

Cool ass video. Cool songs. Cool chick. Peep it. Thanks Dante!

Rosie Lowe

"Right Thing"

Two Strippers, One Surfboard

This ish is amazing!!! They didn’t even take anything off. In fact, if taking it off is the only thing you do now as a stripper, you can’t possibly be making enough money. This is some real athleticism. 

"…the reason trees grow and flowers blossom: not to become the biggest tree or the prettiest flower, but to express their joy at the energy of the sun, their pleasure at the nourishment of the rain and soil. It is an integrated response to the universe of which they are a part."

- Phillip J. Neimark

Oh this show is about to be funny: Friends of the People

S/O to Chicago and Lil Rell! This looks like a good one and will be the first scripted show on TruTV

Beautiful Day at the park. Indulging in drums with friends. I’m blessed.

Beautiful Day at the park. Indulging in drums with friends. I’m blessed.

So this song right here THUMPS

The Game feat Too $hort, Problem, AV, and Eric Bellinger

"Or Nah"

"A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect."

- Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois

"I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’"

- Toni Morrison (via thisislove)

(via myfirstfeaturefilm)

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iamcharliesangel:

Her name was New York, New York... (by Joeyful~)

iamcharliesangel:

Her name was New York, New York... (by Joeyful~)

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odinsblog:

The way that the Stand Your Ground statute is used in jury instructions boils down to this: ALL THAT ANY NON-BLACK SHOOTER NEEDS TO DO IS TO SAY THAT THEY WERE AFRAID FOR THEIR LIFE…because scary Black person. It matters very little if the so-called “reasonable fear” existed in reality, or only in someone’s mind, or not at all

Newsflash: ANY given reason =/= “reasonable fear”

I’ve sat on a jury as a foreman before, and please believe me when I say…during deliberations in the jury room, “reasonable” can easily become, “well, he did give a reason for his fear" if someone strong (or Black) isn’t there to immediately shoot that thought process down

Here is the complete text of the Florida #SYG statute (written by ALEC, btw) which ultimately finds it’s way into Florida’s self defense (aka #SYG) jury instructions

But here’s how the interpretation plays out:

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Make no mistake: Dunn didn’t use the words ‘gangster’ and ‘thug’ in his testimony by mistake. You don’t have to look any further than the glaring difference between how Richard Sherman was derided and pilloried as a “thug” vs. when White people like Mayor Rob Ford and Michael Grimm (R-NY) aren’t even arrested after being caught on film using drugs or making credible death threats, let alone not called a thug. Those two words—thug and gangster—and many more have become heavily weaponized and racialized, and they are ‘polite’ stand ins for the n-word. And that coded language didn’t just happen all on it’s own

And let’s be real here, for far too many armed White people, unfamiliar Black bodies are plenty of reason to be fearful…all the way to the point of immediately applying lethal force (please see also: implicit shooter bias, Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell, etcetc, etc, etc, etc)

This has to stop

(via peopleofthediaspora)

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humansofnewyork:

“If you could give a piece of advice to yourself at the age of eighteen, what would it be?”“Have more sex.”

humansofnewyork:

“If you could give a piece of advice to yourself at the age of eighteen, what would it be?”
“Have more sex.”

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allopaola:

Stay tuned… #fanmdjanm @watcherica @fanmdjanm

allopaola:

Stay tuned… #fanmdjanm @watcherica @fanmdjanm

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