sonjeayiti:

Kehinde Wiley’s Latest Work Features Stunning Portraits of Haitians
While Wiley’s been traveling the world, he’s captured residents of each country he visits. His latest exhibit, World Stage: Haiti, features Haitian residents and will be shown at Roberts & Tilton gallery in Los Angeles from September 13th through October 25th. - For Harriet

sonjeayiti:

Kehinde Wiley’s Latest Work Features Stunning Portraits of Haitians

While Wiley’s been traveling the world, he’s captured residents of each country he visits. His latest exhibit, World Stage: Haiti, features Haitian residents and will be shown at Roberts & Tilton gallery in Los Angeles from September 13th through October 25th. - For Harriet

exhibition-ism:

Maude White's incredibly detailed and fragile paper cut works 

quarrterquels:

I’M CRYING

quarrterquels:

I’M CRYING

anartisticanomaly:

phantomcat94:

meefling:

You Aren’t Boring I Just Suck At Conversations I’m Sorry: a novel by me

I’m Not Ignoring You I Just Don’t Know What To Say: a sequel by me

I Feel Like I have Nothing Interesting To Say So I Don’t Say Anything At All And I’m Really Sorry Don’t Stop Talking To Me: the trilogy.

There’s nothing wrong with sex, people.

claireruns:

thechroniclesofrin:

- Having sex every day. 
- Saving sex for your wedding night. 
- Never having sex.
- Having sex with different people.
- Having sex with one person.
- Having sex with a person of your same gender.
- Loving sex. 
- Hating sex. 
- Being loud. 
- Being quiet.

The only thing wrong with sex?

When it’s not consensual.

Because that’s not sex. That’s rape.


Reblogging again because this post is so important.

iknownothingswrong:

if anyone in Philadelphia or the Philadelphia area is looking to adopt a cat (or up to three!) please let me know! I brought in these three stray sibling kittens last night and I need to find them homes!

They are all very sweet and friendly, are already using a litter box, and are totally adorable! I plan to take them to get vaccinations and get neutered at some point so I can do that before you take them as you like

I’ve been calling them Dip (male), Doop (male), and Dot (female), but obviously you can name them whatever you like.

Send me a message or something if you’re interested!

nanahiro:

i bought one of these sweatshirts (here’s a pic of me wearing it) and the store ending up sending me two so

i’m hosting a giveaway!!!

there will be two winners:

  • first place gets the sweatshirt!!
  • second place gets a pound of candy (off of ebay) of their choice!!

of course, there’s some rules too:

  1. no giveaway blogs or sideblogs (you can reblog this as much as you want, but on your main/primary blog only)
  2. you have to be following me!! this is a giveaway for my followers, sorry.
  3. please check the measurements of the sweatshirt and make sure it will fit you. you can see them here. i can’t stress this enough since i’m chubby and it’s tight on me.
  4. contiguous usa/canada only! shipping elsewhere costs more than the sweatshirt or candy itself.

other than that, have fun and good luck!! i’ll be ending the giveaway on halloween (friday, october 31st).

Track Title: I'm Legit ft. Ciara

Artist: Nicki Minaj

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re - Up

9gagome:

Nicki Minaj - I’m Legit (ft. Ciara) 

thepeoplesrecord:

Philly cop files brutality suit against police departmentSeptember 8, 2014

Scores of brutality lawsuits are filed against the Philadelphia Police Department every year. But it’s unusual for an officer, a sergeant no less, to make those charges.
In a suit filed Monday, Sgt. Brandon Ruff did just that.
Ruff claims he was roughed up by seven officers from the 35th District when he attempted to anonymously turn in three handguns at the precinct. Ruff, who says he suffered two sprained wrists and two sprained shoulders in the fracas, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
Ruff, an eight-year veteran assigned to the 16th precinct, said the acts of the 35th District officers “were committed willfully, wantonly, maliciously, intentionally, outrageously, deliberately and/or by conduct so egregious as to shock the conscience.”

The City of Philadelphia, he said in his civil suit, encourages and is deliberately indifferent to the abuse of police powers. Among other accusations, Ruff claims the city tolerates officers who misrepresent facts in order to establish probable cause, and allows officers to have persons falsely arrested or maliciously prosecuted. He also asserts the city permits the continued employment of officers who are psychologically or emotionally unfit to serve.
Ruff is currently under investigation by Internal Affairs in connection with the incident. 
In his suit, Ruff said a friend asked him to turn in three firearms the friend had bought from neighbors “in a proactive attempt to stop violence.”
Ruff, who was off duty, checked to make sure the guns were unloaded and then drove to the 35th District station at Broad Street and Champlost Avenue. When he arrived at the precinct, he told an officer he wanted to turn in some firearms. The officer asked who owned the guns. Ruff – who refused to identify the owner — said he was turning them in under a “no-questions-asked” policy and asked to speak to a supervisor, the suit states.
But according to a police spokesman, a “no-questions-asked” policy does not exist outside of periodic gun-amnesty programs.
“Can you drop them off like a baby? Typically, no,” said Lt. John Stanford, a department spokesman. “That’s only done when we do buybacks.”
After a supervisor failed to appear, another officer demanded to see Ruff’s identification. He told her that he didn’t have a state ID on him but had his work ID instead. Ruff asked to make a phone call outside the building. As he walked out, someone shouted, “There he is,” the suit states. Another officer came up behind Ruff and twisted his right hand behind his back. More than five officers ran to the scene. At that point, Ruff used a code number to identify himself as a fellow officer and said that his ID was in his pocket, according to the suit.
Two of those police officers held Tasers to his chest and rib cage and threatened to activate them. One of the officers spotted a weapon holstered to Ruff’s hip and demanded, “Why the hell would you come into a police station with a gun on your hip? Where is your permit to carry?” Ruff responded that his police officer ID was his permit to carry, according to the suit.
After being held for six hours, Ruff was released. On Aug. 4, he went to Chestnut Hill Hospital, where he was treated for injuries he said he received during his arrest and detention. The same day, Ruff was placed on desk duty, according to the suit, which seeks unspecified damages.
Stanford described the entire episode as “odd.” He said he could not comment specifically on the suit. He did offer an explanation of how guns usually are accepted at precincts.
“When you bring a gun to district, we want some background: your name and where it was found. You want to know where it came from,” Stanford said. “That’s all going to be done. It’s like taking a regular police report. But the buybacks are different.”
Refusing to give that information to police, “would raise eyebrows of any reasonable person,” Stanford said. 
Source

thepeoplesrecord:

Philly cop files brutality suit against police department
September 8, 2014

Scores of brutality lawsuits are filed against the Philadelphia Police Department every year. But it’s unusual for an officer, a sergeant no less, to make those charges.

In a suit filed Monday, Sgt. Brandon Ruff did just that.

Ruff claims he was roughed up by seven officers from the 35th District when he attempted to anonymously turn in three handguns at the precinct. Ruff, who says he suffered two sprained wrists and two sprained shoulders in the fracas, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

Ruff, an eight-year veteran assigned to the 16th precinct, said the acts of the 35th District officers “were committed willfully, wantonly, maliciously, intentionally, outrageously, deliberately and/or by conduct so egregious as to shock the conscience.”

The City of Philadelphia, he said in his civil suit, encourages and is deliberately indifferent to the abuse of police powers. Among other accusations, Ruff claims the city tolerates officers who misrepresent facts in order to establish probable cause, and allows officers to have persons falsely arrested or maliciously prosecuted. He also asserts the city permits the continued employment of officers who are psychologically or emotionally unfit to serve.

Ruff is currently under investigation by Internal Affairs in connection with the incident. 

In his suit, Ruff said a friend asked him to turn in three firearms the friend had bought from neighbors “in a proactive attempt to stop violence.”

Ruff, who was off duty, checked to make sure the guns were unloaded and then drove to the 35th District station at Broad Street and Champlost Avenue. When he arrived at the precinct, he told an officer he wanted to turn in some firearms. The officer asked who owned the guns. Ruff – who refused to identify the owner — said he was turning them in under a “no-questions-asked” policy and asked to speak to a supervisor, the suit states.

But according to a police spokesman, a “no-questions-asked” policy does not exist outside of periodic gun-amnesty programs.

“Can you drop them off like a baby? Typically, no,” said Lt. John Stanford, a department spokesman. “That’s only done when we do buybacks.”

After a supervisor failed to appear, another officer demanded to see Ruff’s identification. He told her that he didn’t have a state ID on him but had his work ID instead. Ruff asked to make a phone call outside the building. As he walked out, someone shouted, “There he is,” the suit states. Another officer came up behind Ruff and twisted his right hand behind his back. More than five officers ran to the scene. At that point, Ruff used a code number to identify himself as a fellow officer and said that his ID was in his pocket, according to the suit.

Two of those police officers held Tasers to his chest and rib cage and threatened to activate them. One of the officers spotted a weapon holstered to Ruff’s hip and demanded, “Why the hell would you come into a police station with a gun on your hip? Where is your permit to carry?” Ruff responded that his police officer ID was his permit to carry, according to the suit.

After being held for six hours, Ruff was released. On Aug. 4, he went to Chestnut Hill Hospital, where he was treated for injuries he said he received during his arrest and detention. The same day, Ruff was placed on desk duty, according to the suit, which seeks unspecified damages.

Stanford described the entire episode as “odd.” He said he could not comment specifically on the suit. He did offer an explanation of how guns usually are accepted at precincts.

“When you bring a gun to district, we want some background: your name and where it was found. You want to know where it came from,” Stanford said. “That’s all going to be done. It’s like taking a regular police report. But the buybacks are different.”

Refusing to give that information to police, “would raise eyebrows of any reasonable person,” Stanford said. 

Source

chainsandshipsexciteme:

tehhufflepuffcompanion:

Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”

and the other 4% is crying 

queergiftedblack:

Taking care of babies, feeding people, nurses, cleaning bathrooms and offices. So much of this life saving care taking work is devalued and it is literally what makes the world run. To all the ‘cleaning ladies’ and the nannies, and the master chefs making magic everyday, you make us all more possible. #respectdomesticworkers #tipwell #keepitcleanwherepossible

queergiftedblack:

Taking care of babies, feeding people, nurses, cleaning bathrooms and offices. So much of this life saving care taking work is devalued and it is literally what makes the world run. To all the ‘cleaning ladies’ and the nannies, and the master chefs making magic everyday, you make us all more possible. #respectdomesticworkers #tipwell #keepitcleanwherepossible

trillwavefeminism:

"I don’t care what people think about me. I’ve spent my life living for people. Going forward, I just want to live for me. I want to make myself happy and not be held back by people’s opinions of me. That’s a big part of why I put (the “Anaconda” cover) out. I had pictures like that out in the beginning of my career. I’ve been a successful rapper and people wouldn’t expect me to do that at this stage, but I don’t want to be a predictable rapper. When I think of the female icons I love and look up to, I don’t think they were ever predictable. I just want to be unpredictable and fearless.” – Nicki Minaj

trillwavefeminism:

"I don’t care what people think about me. I’ve spent my life living for people. Going forward, I just want to live for me. I want to make myself happy and not be held back by people’s opinions of me. That’s a big part of why I put (the “Anaconda” cover) out. I had pictures like that out in the beginning of my career. I’ve been a successful rapper and people wouldn’t expect me to do that at this stage, but I don’t want to be a predictable rapper. When I think of the female icons I love and look up to, I don’t think they were ever predictable. I just want to be unpredictable and fearless.” – Nicki Minaj

mustachepervert:

Joshua Mays. Very beautiful.

hotsytotsy:

pearlconcubine:

autumnbound:

powderedbuns:

dialga:

meowling-quim:

sockdreams.com is such a dangerous website omg you can drop so much money within the blink of an eye

I NEED ALL OF THEM

let me tell you about sockdreams okay. everything they have is cute and their “longer” socks which are for taller or curvier people are amazing. i am almost 6 feet tall and not a skinny lady and i bought some thigh highs thinking they’d end up being calf socks on me and just kind of resigning myself to this fate but when they arrived (in like two days, holy shit they mail out fast) not only did they pull all the way up without trouble, they managed to stay up and look cute. as. fuck. OP’s right yo, that website’s a threat to your wallet.

sockdreams is such a legitimate company and I love them a lot

For realsies, SockDreams is amazing.  I really admire them as a company for making a strong commitment to being body positive.  They put a lot of effort into making sure their sizing information is accurate, have a wide range of options for plus and tall sizes, and are vigilant about hateful comments appearing on their sight.  Not to mention, the language they use on their website is very inclusive.  All my love for sockdreams.  

I’m so in love with this site.

zero-the-her0:

nightcloak:

unforgivingplace:

I am fairly convinced that Red Pandas are not real.

OHMYGOD

THEY ARE LIKE CHILDREN WITH TAILS