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peaceisofus:

People often don’t see the hard work that makes the genuine happiness a possibility. It takes work. Real looking deep into yourself and being honest about the things you see, recognizing that they have no place in you, dragging them out into the light and beating them. It takes honesty and work that isn’t at all pretty. 

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abbyjean:

I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle.

Things I’ve seen:

-Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way of their cameras

-Cameramen yelling at community leaders for stepping away from podium microphones to better talk to residents

-TV crews making small talk and laughing at the spot where Mike Brown was killed, as residents prayed, mourned

-A TV crew of a to-be-left-unnamed major cable network taking pieces out of a Ferguson business retaining wall to weigh down their tent

-Another major TV network renting out a gated parking lot for their one camera, not letting people in. Safely reporting the news on the other side of a tall fence.

-Journalists making the story about them

-National news correspondents glossing over the context and depth of this story, focusing instead on the sexy images of tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.

-One reporter who, last night, said he came to Ferguson as a “networking opportunity.” He later asked me to take a picture of him with Anderson Cooper. 

One anecdote that stands out: as the TV cameras were doing their live shots in front of the one burnt-out building in the three-block stretch of “Ground Zero,” around the corner was a community food/goods drive. I heard one resident say: “Where are the cameras? I’m going to go see if I can find some people to film this.”

Last night a frustrated resident confronted me when he saw my camera: “Yall are down here photographing US, but who gets paid?!” 

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postracialcomments:

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

Video of the Police shooting that killed 

Kajieme Powell  in St. Louis 08/19/2014

(I hate posting things like this but it needs to be seen!!)

*EDIT: THIS IS A VIDEO OF HIM BE SHOT AND KILLED

WARNING TO ALL!!!

Oh my god I’m literally crying.

My soul hurts

Bruh count how many fucking shots they unloaded, it wasn’t even that serious bruh

They killed him and they still putting him in cuffs

You can’t deny this evidence and I hope those cops lose their jobs, never to work as law enforcement again.

Cried. Hard. Plain disbelief.

The police story was the man was 2-4 feet away and had the knife raised in his hand. But clearly he was way farther than that and his hands were by his side. These cops are obviously pussy, did they both have to let off 9 rounds? The first shot would have made him drop the knife and him and his partner could have handled it from there. But no. Trigger happy police had to go overkill and even cuffed him after he was dead.

i’m crying i don’t want to be alive in this world i fucking hate these piece of shit trigger happy racists

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mukamixo:

current feels

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Keiko El

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Boston, MA

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Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe, Sweater: Zara, Jeans: Levi, Shoes: Thrifted Jeffrey Campbell’s.

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niggaimdeadass:

niggaimdeadass:

YUP 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩

And if you didn’t have mute on your old ass house phone you would have to use a pillow to cover the bottom part!!!!!

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calleeyuh:

Want.

Need

Nefertiti

I needs

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KEEP UP WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FERGUSON

sinidentidades:

  • Look at the #Ferguson tag on Twitter and toggle between the everything, videos, and photos. Things tend to get filtered in weird ways on Twitter. 

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yourpersonalcheerleader:

Leave a legacy.
Make connections, both in college and in your surrounding community.
Give back and I promise others will pour right back into you.

respectmylight:

Mixed messages confuse the universe, making it almost impossible for the forces of good to work on your behalf. Before you can effectively create change in your life, you must believe you are worthy to have and feel you have a right to have a better experience.