thatsassthough

bonkalore:

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: The Ferguson Protests - #NMOS14

In light of Mike Brown’s murder, and the police occupation of Ferguson, something extraordinary is happening. With the help of #BlackTwitter, social media, the spotlight of national attention and the impassioned citizens of Ferguson, a protest movement is taking shape and it is important to bear witness.

First there was the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown thread which was reported in the NY Times & LA Times, the #DontShoot thread of photos (some above), and tomorrow a National Moment of Silence across the country for the victims of police brutality.  

Thursday, August 14th#NMOS14 - 4:00P (PT) / 6:00P (CT) / 7:00P (ET). Check cities/location here.

The issue of police brutality against communities of color is a decades-old problem. But with new technology, everyone has access to more information and these cases are getting more attention. Plus, in the last four weeks, four unarmed black men have been killed by policemen across the country. Along with Mike Brown in St. Louis, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Dayton, OH and Ezell Ford in L.A. Yes, it’s time for a movement.

spinningthroughstars

asian:

so i’m a waiter at a japanese restaurant and today i saw a customer using tumblr on her phone so i went over to her and said  ”hey i saw that you use tumblr, do you know the tumblr user asian?” and she was like yeah, I used to follow him but I think he’s annoying so unfollowed him and i was like “yeah haha hes such an asshole right??” and she was so happy that I agreed with her lmao

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ephemeraltea:

Oh, say, can you see by the dawn’s early light

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What so proudly we hailed, at the twilight’s last gleaming?

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Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight

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O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

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And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air

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Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there!

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Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

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O’er the land of free, and the home of the brave.

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