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14

Sep

I love those mornings when you wake to darkness and no one is asking anything of you. You’re under no pressure to exist. This is something of which I am in constant need.
C.R. (via creatingaquietmind)

crimewave360:

shinygays:

My anaconda don’t want none unless the state of the economy recovers, minimum wage workers see an increase in their pay, and women, racial, and sexual minorities acquire their rights.

hun

13

Sep

therapsida:

Dascha Polanco at the Tracy Reese Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

I forgot to breathe

Gorgeous. How is she allowed to do this to our hearts?

(Source: winchestersarrow)

We should see color. We should see religion. We should see homosexuality. We should see gender identity. We should see all the things that make people and the world different and not pretend that we are colorblind or that one story is enough to represent a whole group of people.

But we should also remember that most people have the same kinds of feelings and wants. Everyone wants to be the hero sometimes.

The basis of most arguments against trans people is that we are not who we say we are, that we are always and only the gender that we were assigned at birth. And so much of that is about having a sense of certainty around gender, that when you were born with a certain set of genitalia, then that must dictate your entire life, and the reality is that that’s not trueA lot of people are not comfortable with that, because then that means they have to begin to question who they are.- Laverne Cox

Will LOVE Laverne until the very tip of my existence.

(Source: sassyhendrix)

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

12

Sep

"Caged Bird" by MAYA ANGELOU


A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

A Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou by Schomburg Center

I’m watching this at work and crying. They’re only going to forgive me so many times for sitting at my desk and crying over Maya Angelou.

Life Through His Lens: Meet Marcus XL

spritepour:

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marcusxl has quickly built a career for himself communicating to massive audiences through a variety visual aid. 

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11

Sep

Latin Post Voices - Nicole Akoukou Thompson

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Do you know any up-and-coming or established Latino/Latina/Hispanic/Latin/Hispano/Spanish authors who would like to be featured in an article for Hispanic Heritage Month? Let me know!

Email me: n.thompson@latinpost.com

10

Sep

Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us (Official Prison Version) - YouTube

Still so relevant.

More from #aruba

09

Sep

harmonyinkpress:

We’re seeking submissions of Young Adult stories with genderqueer main characters! We’re looking for main characters ages 14-18 who experience positive character growth though the story.

Please see the information in the poster above or check our our submission guidelines.

See a more complete list of what we’re looking for at the original post. And please, give us feedback if there’s something you’d like to see that we’ve left out.

From my trip to #aruba