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Melissa Harris-Perry Delivers Powerful Tribute to Unarmed Black Men Killed By Police

  • Note: Melissa mentions Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney, the man for whom Philadelphia’s Little League phenoms the Taney Dragons are named. Justice Taney is most famous for the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision, which is considered to have indirectly been a cause of the Civil War. He said in part, …when the Constitution of the United States was framed and adopted… They (African descendants) had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far unfit that they (black men) had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”

I bring up the Taney Dragons for two reasons…

  1. Mo’Ne Davis, a young black girl on a team largely populated by black children, is a superior athlete who deserves commands respect.
  2. Maybe it’s time for the Taney Dragons to change their name.

kurgs:

skeletongrazed:

skeletongrazed:

what’s the difference between a dirty bus stop and a lobster with breast implants ?

one’s a crusty bus station and one’s a busty crustacean

#i’ve told this joke a million times and it NEVER fails

Robotic printer paints portrait of artist in his own blood!

Artist Ted Lawson has created a robotic printer that uses his own blood as ink for a nude self-portrait.

by Michelle Starr via cnet

http://www.cnet.com/news/robotic-printer-paints-dot-matrix-portrait-of-artist-in-his-own-blood/

Javon Johnson - “cuz he’s black” (NPS 2013)

"It’s not about whether or not the shooter is racist. It’s about how poor black boys are treated as problems well before we are treated as people."

I’ve seen the GIF set of this video floating around and thought maybe folks should see the entire video.

  • As a side note, white privilege allows me to turn off my TV or log off of social media whenever this stuff gets too real for me to handle, but the people of Ferguson can’t change the channel. The people in North Philly can’t just turn it off. These are real people’s lives, people that matter. Remember that the next time you get the urge to log off Tumblr because the “unpleasantness” of the world is getting a little “too real”. - Frank D (aka adignorantium)

Special thanks to talldarklefty for the link to this video.

berrykoolaid:

p0kemina:

resource-and-sagacity:

plagu3knight:

lilwitchmermaid:

spookyhouse:

spacedrum | yuki koshimoto

Her music is so pretty! !

Literally zoned out for this entire thing. very relaxing.

hangs are amazing

This is amazing

I WANT ONE

I want one too, but I’m not so sure I’d be able to create the level of beautiful music with it as Yuki does. ;)

blake500:

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

America! fuck nope.

You don’t see my use abusive language on here very often but…
FUCK HIM and his ABUSE OF POWER!!

blake500:

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

America! fuck nope.

You don’t see my use abusive language on here very often but…

FUCK HIM and his ABUSE OF POWER!!

(Source: kropotkindersurprise)

Something to make you smile. =)

Okay, Stop Scrolling and take a look. Even if classical music isn’t your thing, this three minute clip will make you smile. It did me. :)

Terrence Shider plays ‘Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C-Sharp Minor [Op.3 No.2]’ with a little of that good ole Terrence flair! - TJhandford524

Terrence’s joy is contagious.  He’s got skillz.