LocalCreature

LOCALCREATURE focuses on sharing worldwide activism, human rights conflicts, and humanitarian efforts.

LOCALCREATURE is a Kansas City, Missouri based blog ran by one no-life-having womynist of color.
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tracesofthevanished:

La folie Almayer (Chantal Akerman, 2011)

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paxamericana:

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -
Three people are dead after shootings at Jewish-related locations in the Kansas City area. Authorities confirm that a suspect is in custody.
One of the dead was killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. A second person died at Village Shalom. 
Authorities also confirmed that a one person was undergoing surgery at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. It wasn’t immediately clear whether that one person died in surgery and was one of the three dead or was a fourth person shot. 
A suspect was arrested at the Valley View Park Elementary School, which is a mile away from Village Shalom. KCTV5’s Bonyen Lee says the suspect appeared to yell “Heil Hitler” as he was being led away in handcuffs by Overland Park police.

Can people please stop shooting each other in KC? Damn. 

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hello

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tashabilities:

the-real-goddamazon:

faidvnaovnsfnbosdn

Ooooh, YES.

I just forgot what I was supposed to be doing

muzungus:

theuppitynegras:

the-real-goddamazon:

bitteroreo:

cunt-lyfe:

bitteroreo:

cunt-lyfe:

bitteroreo:

ridinginthecarwithroman:

Pretty much.

My life, in a nut shell.

THIS!!!! Sometimes it gets tiring being “on” for everyone

The role of playing comforter for other people, and not having anyone to comfort you.

Not being able to let anyone comfort you…

Because no one ever thinks you need to be comforted, so no one bothers.

Basically my life.

where did y’all find this gif if me

My whole entire life 

thisismylifeoffun:

kingkristamicah:

A day in your life at Spelman College in ADW.

Lifeee.

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hotrufftrade:

sonofbaldwin:

#Facts

Think about this shit.

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howtobeterrell:

theafrosistuh:

sapphrikah:

onikaisthenewblack:

Aaaaand….Goodnight.

zebablah:

-gemmadoyle:

ja-sei-namorar:

Just gonna leave this here…

oh

ugh what the fuck

in other news homeboy in the top right hand corner could get it 

original comment “aaaaand… goodnight” had me laughing.

It’s one thing to love despite race, but to specifically like those of color, that’s fetishizing, and ridiculous. And go someone CFWG on the cover. Just, go away.

Ugh, add to list of faces I’d like to punch.

This makes me want to blow something up.

This makes me want to go to her house and never mind the govt may be watching. but basically she goes through every race including the Jewish one (yea because i didnt know they were a race? (they arent!) and basically she gives advice on how to date them. You know because men of color come with alot of baggage and if you wanna get your kinks you best know how to tell them your not a racist or making a fetish of them and their culture!

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cunningvelociraaptor:

Honeycombs in the wild are amazing.

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kateoplis:

It was an unlikely crime scene: a steep trail used by bears leading to a still, ancient redwood grove. There, a rare old-growth coast redwood had been brutally hacked about 15 times by poachers, a chain saw massacre that had exposed the tree’s deep red heartwood.

The thieves who butchered this and other 1,000-year-old arboreal giants were after the burls, gnarly protrusions on the trees that are prized for their intricately patterned wood. Although timber theft has long plagued public lands, a recent spate of burl poaching, with 18 known cases in the last year, has forced park officials to close an eight-mile drive through old-growth forests, the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, at night to deter criminals. More closings are expected.

While some burls are small and barnacle-like — perfect for souvenir salt-and-pepper shakers — others weigh hundreds of pounds and can fetch hundreds or thousands of dollars per slab.

The poachers, known locally as the “midnight burlers,” are motivated by a sluggish local economy and expensive methamphetamine habits, park officials say, and they have been targeting ever-bigger burls and using increasingly brazen tactics. Last year, a redwood estimated to be 400 years old was felled by thieves who wanted access to a 500-pound burl 60 feet up. It was the first time an entire tree was cut down for a burl…

Old-growth coast redwoods are among the earth’s most tenacious organisms, some living 2,000 years or more. Removing a burl cuts into a tree’s living cambium layer, which can weaken it and make it vulnerable to insects and disease.

Poachers Attack Beloved Elders of California, Its Redwoods

america-wakiewakie:

Oakland Spent $74 Million Settling 417 Police Brutality Lawsuits | Oakland Police Beat

A Catholic priest who said an officer put him in a chokehold and slammed his head into a glass door. A woman who said she shouldn’t have been handcuffed when officers arrested her.

A father who claimed officers beat him in the hallway outside of his child’s hospital room until his head was bloody. A bank robber who was shot by officers after a high-speed chase. A man whose head was slammed into something so hard that the bones in his face broke.

In each situation the Oakland Police Department was sued. And in each one, the City of Oakland chose to settle out of court rather than take the case to trial.

A review of Oakland City Attorney lawsuit data and hundreds of federal and state court cases has found that since 1990, Oakland has spent $74 million dollars to settle at least 417 lawsuits accusing its police officers of brutality, misconduct and other civil rights violations.

Oakland spends more on civil-rights police lawsuits than nearly any other California law enforcement agency, with multimillion-dollar settlements coming directly out of funds that could go to libraries, police and fire services or road repair.

Supporters of the Oakland Police Department say that high number is a reflection of the city’s willingness to settle at any cost. But Oakland Police Beat’s analysis found that the City of Oakland has successfully defended itself against many lawsuits it considers to be unfounded.

Our investigation found that more than 500 officers were named in those lawsuits. At least 72 of those officers were named in three or more of the suits. Settlement amounts per lawsuits range from $100 to the nearly $11 million paid out following the so-called Riders scandal, where more than 100 plaintiffs accused officers of beating, kidnapping and planting evidence on suspects.

Historically, the number of OPD-related lawsuits filed against the city varies from year to year. But over the last three years the number of cases settled dropped, leaving some — like Oakland civil rights attorney Jim Chanin — cautiously hopeful that long-sought-after reforms are beginning to impact the Oakland Police Department.

(Pictured: An Occupy Oakland protester is arrested in the early morning hours of Thurs, November 3, 2011 in Frank Ogawa Plaza. Lawsuits alleging excessive force by OPD officers during the demonstrations have cost the city more than $6 million in settlements. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage)

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whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Father left child in the car for 8 hours. He forgot that his kid was there. No arrest was made.

Compare that to homeless Black mother doing the same thing for a much SHORTER time

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I sort of feel the same way about atheists as I do about vegans - I just want to be vegan without being classist and I want to be atheist without being Islamophobic.
Allison Kilkenny, atheist and vegan, not here for your bullshit, today on Citizen Radio. Listen to the episode here, or listen on tumblr (via fuckyeahcitizenradio)