too-many-thoughts:

venus—flytrap:

Word up

Slightly less.

Usagi Yojimbo - "The Last Request" ›

3 days ago on 08/28/14 at 08:06pm

@TKinTheAM interview w/ Lost Voices member in #Ferguson ›

I listened to this interview live on TK in The AM this morning, reminded me of what I’ve read about for decades. A movement started out of necessity, by the people for the people. On top of everything mentioned, it was started by the youth. Listen and enjoy.

4 days ago on 08/27/14 at 07:53pm

I listened to this interview live on TK in The AM this morning, reminded me of what I’ve read about for decades. A movement started out of necessity, by the people for the people. On top of everything mentioned, it was started by the youth. Listen and enjoy.

https://soundcloud.com/iareconscious/tkintheam-interview-w-lost-voices-member-in-ferguson

4 days ago on 08/27/14 at 07:51pm

They hate on you and steal your style. They call you ugly and imitate your looks and all you do. They laugh at your curves but wonder men flock to you. Be strong, be weird, be you. You’re beautiful.

J. Smalls

"All Reds" acrylic on canvas 2013.

6 days ago on 08/25/14 at 10:30pm
This is the first of several in a video series explaining a little bit about my history and my path as an artist. Often people think that my most recent project is my first project. However each project or painting is just another step closer to that masterpiece. So if you ever had question about why I paint the way I do or why I choose to work with certain color palettes or even the subject matter I choose, watch this video and the others to follow and it will provide some insight about my art process. Peace.

This is the first of several in a video series explaining a little bit about my history and my path as an artist. Often people think that my most recent project is my first project. However each project or painting is just another step closer to that masterpiece. So if you ever had question about why I paint the way I do or why I choose to work with certain color palettes or even the subject matter I choose, watch this video and the others to follow and it will provide some insight about my art process.
Peace.

http://johnsmalls.com

1 week ago on 08/25/14 at 06:52am

The bad part about this is not how names are included but the fact that the list continues to grow.

1 week ago on 08/21/14 at 03:00am

I refused to mark myself by asking “Am I Next?” I’m not going to walk around with my hands up either. Find something else to do in solidarity. #silence

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

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malcolmxvideos:

MALCOLM X: THE POLICE ATTACK YOU THEN CHARGE YOU WITH ASSAULT!

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ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

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d-pi:

navigatethestream:

Ana Tijoux feat. Palestina Shadia Mansour - Somos Sur 

"Somos Sur’ is about the importance of resistance, not only in Chile, but around the world. Global resistance movements, whether in Latin America, Africa or the Middle East, are fighting against the same patterns of violence that have repeated themselves throughout history. Which means many of these groups share a similar set of demands. We are asking for a free Palestine just like we’re asking for an independent Wallmapu in Chile, without police control.” Ana Tijoux 

This shit right here!!! The second flow is bananas! Can I get a stripped down joint with just horns and drums though.

Ana Tijoux feat. Palestina Shadia Mansour - Somos Sur

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deganmichelle:

A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.

States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.

Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.

Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.

College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.

Education funds keep getting slashed.

Privacy no longer exists. 

Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them. 

Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.

States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.

The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse. 

Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.

The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.

Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.

We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.

By planet you mean we are killing ourselves. 

Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???

I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE

While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.

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There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.

Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.

Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.

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Everyone needs to wake up.

The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.

Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.

http://www.naturalnews.com/041200_Fukushima_radiation_poisoning_contaminated_food.html#ixzz2Z9XEqBnN

Holy fucking shit

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ggariba:

On another note.

More people mourn a death of a stranger than the murders of innocent youth.

2 weeks ago on 08/11/14 at 07:59pm