I'm Roisin, I live in England I can't pronounce my middle name and I post infrequently which makes me sad
August 19th
10:27 PM
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thechosenjuan:

yawning so hard at people excusing taylor swift’s new video like y’all come on i promise it’s not that hard to criticize your peers without doing EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEMATIC THING THEY ARE DOING

August 18th
8:37 PM
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Things You Can Do For Ferguson:

donrickles:

donrickles:

  • Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
  • Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
  • Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. This is an official fundraiser run by the Brown family’s lawyers. They are going through so much, lets make sure at the very least it isn’t a financial burden.
  • Help get people on the ground. There are activists and reporters who want to do their part and get to Ferguson. Donate and get them there. I am so far aware of Zellie Imani, Zak Jemmott, and JR Valrey (a reporter for SF Bay View).
  • Donate to the Ferguson Youth Initiative.The children of this community deserve better than to be gunned down. Make sure they get that in the future.
  • Feed the children of Ferguson. Many children in America rely on school to get their meals and thanks to the civil unrest caused by the police, the children of Ferguson have been without school since Monday. These people want to make sure that doesn’t mean anyone is going hungry.
  • Donate to the protestors. There is not much oversight here as it is just a personal email address you’re sending funds too here but it appears to be legitimate and there are certainly people on the ground who could use the help.
  • Donate to the businesses of Ferguson. Small business owners in the community are struggling as people are either protesting or trying to stay off the streets. Don’t let the police brutality going on ravage this community long term.
  • Plan a protest or action in your own community. Look around, see if one has been scheduled. If not, consider starting one. If you do I recommend following these tips.
  • Keep awareness up. Not just among the like-minded people on tumblr, this is something everyone needs to be aware of.
  • Spread accurate information. There is a lot of distortion going on here and spreading every piece of information as it is reported only makes that worse. First and foremost make sure you are listening carefully, then share what is important and relevant.

If you are aware of any good causes or ways to help that I have missed, please reblog and add them.

Please spread the most up to date version of this post.

July 26th
11:34 PM
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dynamicafrica:

DOCUMENTARY: “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power.”

Recently watched this powerful and compelling documentary about Anita Hill and the sexual assault case where she provided testimony against Judge Clarence Thomas who was then nominated for the US Supreme Court.

At the time Hill, who was a former employee of Thomas’ (who shamefully called the proceedings a case of ‘high-tech lynching’ as a way to deflect from the issue of sexual harassment by using race as a factor - the only factor), was a law professor at the University of Oklahoma where she grew up. She gave her testimony live on national television in October 1991 and, unbeknownst to her, the effect of her decision to speak out would almost immediately spark what the Boston Globe called, “a passionate debate about sexual harassment in the workplace and elsewhere”, and one that is far from over.

In a world where gender and racial oppression are systemic, and where victims are blamed and perpetrators shielded by the oppressive and shaming nature of rape culture, Anita Hill’s story remains both relevant and necessary in its telling. What’s I found particularly interesting about the film is how director Freida Mock conveyed this story in such a way that made it both Anita’s story and that of so many women in the United States and around the world.

Hill, now a professor and Brandeis University, has dedicated much of her life to speaking about sexual harassment and gender issues, as well as how these matters often intersect with race, as well as helping others find their voice. 

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July 21st
8:29 PM

I keep on thinking of all the weird/stupid stuff I said at work today. I don’t know if its just because I’m more anxious since my mum went to Ireland today to visit a sick relative or if what I said was just more weird than usual.

People were talking about the Simpsons and someone mentioned having a VHS and I said my parents bought me and my brother the Simpsons too hot for tv VHS which had an episode with Marge and homer having sex in various places and how inappropriate it was since I was like 7. Then one of them gave the other a weird look and I think they thought my parents bought us a Simpson’s porno…

Explaining that has actually made me realise how silly it is to be worried about that. Like thinking someone’s parents bought a VHS of a Simpsons porno is way more weird than what I said.

July 19th
9:34 AM
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harikondabolu:

harikondabolu:

Captain America in a turban! I filmed this fun segment with SIKH CAPTAIN AMERICA for “Totally Biased with W, Kamau Bell.”

If people are freaking out about a Black Captain America, how would they deal with a SIKH CAPTAIN AMERICA? 

July 18th
10:12 PM
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smartgirlsattheparty:

unlucky-artist:

Maybe the best sarcastic conversation in tv history 

So. Good. 

July 12th
8:43 PM
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gloomyteens:

public service announcement regarding kpop [x]

June 22nd
11:07 PM
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naomicalhooligan:

worldscooleststepdad:

gifintcgs:

Definitely my favourite line from The Beef Off

Juan is a big time babe

BIG TIME.

deonte-s:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

4/19/2014 marked 25 years ago since the City of New York violated the rights of 5 innocent Black & Latino boys who became known as the Central Park Five. 
25 years ago, after being coerced into confessing, the Central Park Five spent 7-13 years in jail for a crime they never committed. 25 years ago, Donald Trump took out full page ads in 4 New York City newspapers calling for the execution of five INNOCENT Black and Latino boys. 
11 years after filing a $250 million civil suit, the Central Park Five have yet to receive a settlement or formal apology. Justice delayed IS justice denied!
‪#‎NeverForget‬
Via Kim Moore


( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park_jogger_case )

deonte-s:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

4/19/2014 marked 25 years ago since the City of New York violated the rights of 5 innocent Black & Latino boys who became known as the Central Park Five.

25 years ago, after being coerced into confessing, the Central Park Five spent 7-13 years in jail for a crime they never committed. 25 years ago, Donald Trump took out full page ads in 4 New York City newspapers calling for the execution of five INNOCENT Black and Latino boys.

11 years after filing a $250 million civil suit, the Central Park Five have yet to receive a settlement or formal apology. Justice delayed IS justice denied!

‪#‎NeverForget‬

Via Kim Moore

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park_jogger_case )