yourpersonalcheerleader:

You are not a burden.

You are not a bother.

You enhance the lives of others.

People smile, not groan, when you text them.

Your voice.

Your presence.

You, matter.

This is Special. Thank you.!!!!!

9 hours ago 68,051 notes

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9 hours ago 67,036 notes

afro-dominicano:

zenkitty714:

unlockaflockofwords:

angry-hippo:

socialismartnature:

The food you eat or brush you’re using may have been made by a worker earning less than a dollar an hour — not in the developing world, but in the invisible workforce inside America’s prisons. Share this if you oppose prison labor for profit.

Source: http://ow.ly/iwTlY

When I was in prison I worked 3 shifts a day, 5 days a week, starting at 5 AM and ending at 8 PM. I was paid $5.25 a month. Pay for the inmates who facilitate UNICOR workers (by making their food, washing their laundry, etc,) is even lower than the wages cited in the above graphics. The prison industry is also a slave industry, and it isn’t just corporations who benefit. All the furniture you see in federal buildings, post offices, DMVs, etc, where do you think it comes from? Prison labor. I think a lot of people know about states that use prison labor for license plates, but fewer people know that the plaques on doors at city halls, and sometimes the doors themselves, come from prison labor. The incarcerated are a hyper-exploited class unto themselves, and almost no one seems to be helping them to organize.

IT GENUINELY IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT BLACK PEOPLE GET IMPRISONED WAY THE HELL MORE THAN WHITE PEOPLE. THIS IS HOW SLAVERY CARRIED THE FUCK ON.

For-profit prisons are a huge business and this is part of why. 

Also, did you know that it’s in the Constitution that people convicted of crimes can be used as slave labor? That’s another part of the Constitution that needs to be changed. 

If you changed that part of the constitution you’re essentially removing a strong leg of the prison industrial complex

$5.25 IN ONE FUCKING MONTH!?!?!??!!!!! WHAT. THE. FUCK. A roll of fucking toilet tissue is probably $8+.!!!! Someone told me that victorias secret nighties are made by prison slaves. The original black plantation slavery is gone, but by no means are they stupid. White bitches found a new way.

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9 hours ago 18,053 notes

whitegirlsaintshit:

imbrittsimpson:

postracialcomments:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.

Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.

He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.

Source

Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw GoFundMe

Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw Facebook

"Former standout football player in high school and college"

"He only assaulted older Black women"

*39 people raise over $7,000 to defend him*

Alternatively titled: how we discuss and treat white male criminals (rapists) in the United States

With the subtitle: how inhumane crime doesn’t really count when it’s done against black women

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17 hours ago 19,517 notes

all-the-elbows:

this is so powerful

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18 hours ago 43,330 notes
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2damnfeisty:

cunt-lyfe:

2damnfeisty:

magnacarterholygrail:

walkerflexasranger:

leavethecoinsonthedresser:

kiki-eternal:

slay-z:

wtfced:

iamlevarburton:

niggas unfollowing me like my turtle neck game aint on 3hunna
you see this salt and pepper ass gotee
dont act your girl aint checkin for a nigga.
you might unfollow but your girl in my inbox submitting her summer reading list.. now what.

  #first ima read her rainbow #den ima taste it
 JESUS FUCKING CHRIST IM DONE






walkerflexasranger
I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS STILL GOING AROUND LOL
most of my followers now weren’t even around for this.

THE LAST TIME I SAW THIS WAS 2 URLS AGO AND I’M STILL FUCKING WHEEZING

ICONIC!


I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS BACK!!!

it really should have more notes.

2damnfeisty:

cunt-lyfe:

2damnfeisty:

magnacarterholygrail:

walkerflexasranger:

leavethecoinsonthedresser:

kiki-eternal:

slay-z:

wtfced:

iamlevarburton:

niggas unfollowing me like my turtle neck game aint on 3hunna

you see this salt and pepper ass gotee

dont act your girl aint checkin for a nigga.

you might unfollow but your girl in my inbox submitting her summer reading list.. now what.

walkerflexasranger

I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS STILL GOING AROUND LOL

most of my followers now weren’t even around for this.

THE LAST TIME I SAW THIS WAS 2 URLS AGO AND I’M STILL FUCKING WHEEZING

ICONIC!

I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS BACK!!!

it really should have more notes.

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4 days ago 3,288 notes

thepeoplesrecord:

herhonestlife:

FUCK ANTI RAPE NAIL POLISH

Do you think that we haven’t been trying hard enough?

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4 days ago 17,180 notes

gang0fwolves:

questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 days ago 43,848 notes

gradientlair:

nuneyskid:

50-year anniversary of the 9/15/1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Their names are Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robinson, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair.

I was just thinking about them two hours ago.

(via heckyeahprettycoloredgirlies)

5 days ago 11,025 notes

mapsontheweb:

Map of the world 3000 BC to 2014 CE.

okmuht:

Each frame is every 100 years (I wanted to do it every 50, but the file was too large for GIF format). I created the GIF using this: http://geacron.com/home-en/

1 week ago 1,269 notes

Important Products to Boycott.

loveandjusticeinpalestine:

1. Sabra

Sabra, is Co-owned by Israel`s second largest food company. Offers help and support to the Israeli army by providing food and political support.

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2. Sara Lee products

Holds a 30% stake in Delta Galil Industries, which is Israel`s largest textile manufacturer. This company…

1 week ago 591 notes

howtobeterrell:

Lil’ Kim (Featuring Sisqo) - How Many Licks?

1 week ago 13 notes

sassy-gay-justice:

I’m terrible.

1 week ago 21,198 notes

rad-moves:

hiddlesfiddleswithme:

Little girl being pepper sprayed in #ferguson #stopdontshoot #justiceformikebrown

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!

They’ll just never give a fuck.

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1 week ago 37,611 notes

shanellbklyn:

dynastylnoire:

stair-diving-with-hayes:

Ladies and Gentleman, the man that will be in history books. He was throwing the burning tear gas. Not to the cops but away from the children protesting. In his American Shirt and bag of chips. Check his twitter.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

HE HAS ALSO STATED NOT TO PURCHASE THE T-SHIRTS THAT ARE BEING SOLD WITH HIS IMAGE BECAUSE HIM NOR THE TOWN OF FERGUSON WILL SEE THAT MONEY! 

Just needs to be stated again! 

Not to the cops but away from the children protesting”

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1 week ago 243,235 notes