mylifeinthelibrary:

It really warms my heart to see the library looking out for its community in the light of everything happening in Ferguson.

(Source 1, 2.)

EDIT: Be sure to follow Ferguson Library on twitter.

"Encounters between PPB officers and persons with mental illness too frequently result in a use of force when force is unnecessary or in the use of a higher level of force than necessary or appropriate, up to and including deadly force. We found instances that support a pattern of dangerous uses of force against persons who posed little or no threat and who could not, as a result of their mental illness, comply with officers’ commands."
Portland Police Bureau - and everywhere in the U.S.  Most especially if you are a person of color. (via disabilityhistory)

subliming:

My palette is sexy

numberonemovement:

badblackking:

Thank you

Thank you

numberonemovement:

badblackking:

Thank you

Thank you

paticmak:

WALKMAN ADVENTURES IN THE GALAXY.

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

"you…actually seem to believe…that it is plausible for a sworn and armed officer to kill a citizen and do so in anonymity."

thetpr:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Don’t know much about JFK so I don’t have an opinion of him as a person, but this is relevant.

transnormativity:

This is a fund set up for the people who have been arrested while protesting in Ferguson. Please donate if you can and share widely. This is concrete action we can take to support the people of Ferguson. Also please call your local representative and let them know you do not agree with what’s happening. Here’s a script and a way to find the contact info for your local reps. 

Please signal boost.

GOT AN A IN MY SUMMER CLASS

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Michael Brown’s grandfather asked for a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday, saying it was time for “my president to step forward” and take concrete action after the Missouri teenager was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” Les McSpadden said “it’s a thousand percent wrong” that the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Brown on Aug. 9 wasn’t in custody. Alluding to a private autopsy that reportedly found that Brown was shot six times, his grandfather said: “If I was to go out there and brutally murder someone and shoot them six times, ask yourself, would I be incarcerated? The answer is yes.”

"America is built on people coming together at times like this, and now is the time for my president to step forward," he said. "I want to say this to my president: I voted for you, so you ought to able to meet with me."

ratedmirr:

quickweaves:

basedjane:

Supermodel Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days, y’all. Had it not been for Roblé’s post, I wouldn’t have heard anything. 10 Days and NOTHING in the media?
*sigh
If you have seen her or know anything concerning her disappearance, email FindAtaui@gmail.com
Again, I feel this begs to be said again: Black. Lives. Matter.

OMFG

Please reblog this post

ratedmirr:

quickweaves:

basedjane:

Supermodel Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days, y’all. Had it not been for Roblé’s post, I wouldn’t have heard anything. 10 Days and NOTHING in the media?

*sigh

If you have seen her or know anything concerning her disappearance, email FindAtaui@gmail.com

Again, I feel this begs to be said again:

Black.
Lives.
Matter.

OMFG

Please reblog this post

samjoonyuh:

Perspective.