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Giving up on practicing in favor of resting my ass

Giving up on practicing in favor of resting my ass

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police escalate the violence. Unrest in Ferguson, Part 2

[part 1]

(Source: black-culture)

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

So much for a quiet night. Unrest in Ferguson, Part 1.

Tuesday night, August 19th.

Reblogged from transsteverogers, Posted by kingjaffejoffer.
kingjaffejoffer:

Right now in Ferguson
Curfew isn’t for 2 and a half more hours

kingjaffejoffer:

Right now in Ferguson

Curfew isn’t for 2 and a half more hours

(Source: mixtapewormhole)

jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.

america-wakiewakie:

Block the Boat! Liberation from Oakland to Palestine! | AmericaWakieWakie 

Today, in solidarity with Palestine, hundreds of Oakland, CA residents took to the streets in Block the Boat, a campaign for divestment from Israel’s apartheid government which focuses on impeding the unload of Israeli cargo ships along West Coast ports. 

In the past few weeks the Israeli onslaught of Gaza has steadily intensified, thus far claiming over 1,959 Palestinian lives — 80 percent have been civilians (including 470 children), few of which have been the alleged target Hamas — and injuring over 10,000 more. In addition, tens of thousands have been displaced but with effectively no where to go in the border-sealed stretch of land continually bombarded. 

Protesters chanted “When people are occupied, resistances is justified!,” as well as “Hands up, Don’t shoot,” in a show of support for the victims of police brutality in Ferguson, MO. 

(Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

I hope y’all understand that Zimmerman didn’t win by proving his innocence. He won because his attorney was able to justify that Trayvon deserved to die. That’s the country we live in, it was like that before this trial and will be so long after.

cyb3ranthy:

nikkisshadetree:

everlastingjay:

wontbetelevised:

A year after I said this,nothing has changed.

💯

This will be the strategy with Mike Brown and it sickens me.

Every time a white person dies, they are seen as pure and a pillar of the community. Black people are another story.

http://stellathestripper.tumblr.com/post/94821123088/last-night-was-really-slow-because-of-an-event-in

stellathestripper:

Last night was really slow because of an event in a nearby town. And we were all practicing on stage discussing how paying bills feels so ‘stay-in-one” place half the time. You’re paying it, but you aren’t getting anywhere for it. 

One girl disagreed. As it turns out, she’s paying off bills her abusive ex accrued, so for her, that’s chapters of her life closing. The rest of us were discussing rent, electric, and such. We also talked about how strippers have trouble buying cars or renting ‘because of’ the tips-based method of income. You know like waiters. The biases are apparent around here. 

I said, “you know people need food. People need shelter. People need all of that shit, and unless you have the money to back it up, no one cares. We’re strippers, so people double don’t care unless they’re seeing hundreds.” 

As it turns out, we all had been homeless at one point. And that’s partially why we all are strippers: we never want to be in positions where we can’t take care of ourselves and hustle our hardest to get our money. 

Stripping didn’t pull me from poverty. But it improved my life. I’m affording school by being a stripper. I am all set before I become a sugar baby. For a lot of people, it helped them leave abusive homes, get off the streets, support their children, and still be home 5 nights and 7 days a week.

Yall can judge us. We’ve come to expect it. We have to be twice as impressive as vanilla workers. We have to prove ourselves just to get what’s handed to other people. 

But I wouldn’t take it back. I’m so so proud of all of us for what we’ve learned and what we’ve done. The economy is shit right now, and we’re suffering for it. We’re still walking out every single night with what you’d earn in a week.

Lauryn Hill, QUEEN.

america-wakiewakie:

And Brother Ali, top five. Top five emcee list.

I just saw Lauryn in concert in June and I still can’t get over it!!!

softboycollective:

meanwhile the police fill the block with tear gas. who’s protecting and serving here

(Source: ishiidriller)