so it goes

Aug 22

Aug 20

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.’

(via illhollaatchu)



beckpoppins:

stylish-dreamer:

princess-poophead:

violette-reverie:

whowasntthere:

azephirin:

I am a woman. I am a practicing attorney. I am the only woman in my office over the age of 35 who doesn’t color her hair. I have some gray, but not a lot yet, and I never seriously considered coloring my hair until this job. I don’t want to: it’s expensive and a pain in the ass to keep up. About a year ago, I was in court, and a female attorney walked in with curly, bobbed, naturally gray hair, and her mere act of publicly displaying her natural hair color seemed not just unusual but defiant. Meanwhile many men in my office and in the courts have gray hair, and I doubt anyone thinks twice about it.

What a beautiful photoset of women. Women we don’t often see portrayed in the media, but these are, indeed, women — just as grey-haired men are men.

I can’t wait for grey. I hope it’s more on the white side.

eehhhhwhatever
it’s our future selves

This seriously makes my heart happy

I’m 26 and I have one grey hair and it breaks my heart not that’s grey, but that I am not going grey like my mother who has perfect mr. fantastic stripes when she pulls her hair back in a ponytail.

(via intersouls)


atane:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

softboycollective:

TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD

I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops

Colt 45 Molotov cocktail? What’s next, a watermelon incendiary bomb? A fried chicken pipe bomb? These jokers can’t even frame folks without their racism showing.

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thehotgirlproject:

hayden-collette:

yigers:

animedads:

check out the way this dog’s eye’s open

this dog rocks

where can i get a dog like this

What kind of dog is this?

thehotgirlproject:

hayden-collette:

yigers:

animedads:

check out the way this dog’s eye’s open

this dog rocks

where can i get a dog like this

What kind of dog is this?

(via iridessence)


Aug 19
fatj0ck:

boo

fatj0ck:

boo

(via harperisafairy)


micdotcom:

Police launched tear gas and stun grenades on protesters in Ferguson last night 

The scene in Ferguson turned violent once again on Monday night after repeated clashes between police and protesters.

Law enforcement officials said early Tuesday that they “came under heavy gunfire” and had arrested 31 people by the end of the evening, Reuters reports.

More photos and video

(via laylawknee)


summer-2007:

umm…..like…..okay

(via vanillaandlavender)


Aug 13

snpchatting:

interviewer: describe yourself in 4 words
me: automatic, supersonic, hypnotic, funky-fresh
interviewer: hired

(via drpepper10)


virare:

the best part about being in your 20’s is slowly caring less and less about what people think of you and surrounding yourself with good people

the worst is that I’m broke

(via arabellesicardi)


siddharthasmama:

dynastylnoire:

aroysoreal:

bulletproofbabes:

CNN finally reporting some real info! #ferguson #ripmikebrown #justiceformikebrown #justiceformike

Wow!

Oh my God….they did it

Look how staggering these statistics are. Racism in institutional; there are many actors involved in keeping it up. One of the highest roles is filled by cops. It’s no coincidence that black communities tend to have all white precincts. The data is here. Numbers don’t lie right?

siddharthasmama:

dynastylnoire:

aroysoreal:

bulletproofbabes:

CNN finally reporting some real info! #ferguson #ripmikebrown #justiceformikebrown #justiceformike

Wow!

Oh my God….they did it

Look how staggering these statistics are. Racism in institutional; there are many actors involved in keeping it up. One of the highest roles is filled by cops. It’s no coincidence that black communities tend to have all white precincts. The data is here. Numbers don’t lie right?

(via bohemianarthouse)