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Tired Of Hearing About Ferguson And Michael Brown? How About When It’s Jesse Williams Talking?

When it comes to tragic events like the August 2014 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, we have to be critical of not just what the media is reporting but also of how they’re framing the story. We wouldn’t usually rely on a celebrity to explain this type of thing, but Jesse Williams (of “Grey’s Anatomy”) totally gets it and makes some excellent comments in the clip below.


thepluralisphoenixii:

imkatandimawesome:

sansaspark:

During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.

The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.

CHRIST HOW DID I MISS THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

WHAT


my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!


sherekahnsgirl:

cartoonpolitics:

“A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street” ~ George Carlin

This man was a pure genius.
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sherekahnsgirl:

cartoonpolitics:

A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street” ~ George Carlin

This man was a pure genius.


anomaly1:

gang0fwolves:

king-emare:

gottabekem:

regalasfuck:

sweetheartpleasestay:

postracialcomments:

dealinghope:

mydamnblogposts:

darvinasafo:

Let’s see how many of y’all ready to show some SOLIDARITY…

Let’s make this happen!!

WE HAVE TO SPREAD THIS !!! 

Im for it

Yooooo. I’m doing this.

please do this

Okay, but can we get a list of black owned businesses in our areas?  

word^^^^

^please

There’s an app called Around the Way for iPhones and Androids that locate your nearest black owned business’ by zipcode. PLEASE SPREAD THIS!
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anomaly1:

gang0fwolves:

king-emare:

gottabekem:

regalasfuck:

sweetheartpleasestay:

postracialcomments:

dealinghope:

mydamnblogposts:

darvinasafo:

Let’s see how many of y’all ready to show some SOLIDARITY…

Let’s make this happen!!

WE HAVE TO SPREAD THIS !!! 

Im for it

Yooooo. I’m doing this.

please do this

Okay, but can we get a list of black owned businesses in our areas?  

word^^^^

^please

There’s an app called Around the Way for iPhones and Androids that locate your nearest black owned business’ by zipcode. PLEASE SPREAD THIS!