The Usual Roses and Debauchery

Beg the book to turn the page, cause I get stuck where the villains get away. -needtobreathe

mvgl:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

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Watching honest, unedited footage from Argus Radio in Ferguson, MO, it does not matter what the protesters do because the police are throwing catch 22’s at them. Saying you can assemble peacefully, but then throw tear gas and shoot rubber bullets at them when they have been non-violent the entire time. Telling protesters to go home, but then blockade every street preventing them from doing so. 

Hands up, don’t shoot! Justice for Mike Brown and for every black person that has been gunned down by the police!

Stay informed! Link to live footage: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930

thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

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bornrecluse7:

Take 5 minutes to watch this interview of Jesse Williams take on the Michael Dunn trial 

If only I could be as polite and civil as he was in the interview.

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