We are a conglomeration of just about all races. There are people who have issues comprehending that concept with in comes to social identity. They want to point to a solid color or specific ancestry to proclaim a sense of self worth because it is hard to swallow that we are a people born from a history of rape and enslavement.

For the real me: http://latinegro.blogspot.com/

21st August 2014

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goddesscru:

likeapairofbottlerockets:

Killer Mike is fucking awesome.

Agreed. Way to go
killermikegto
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Killer Mike breaks it down. Much respect to another rapper holding it down.

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21st August 2014

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bathsabbath:

oftaggrivated:

kavaeric:

je-suis-cocopuff:

micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS

BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN

Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/19/health/upwave-bottled-water/

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/study-bottled-water-safer-tap-water/story?id=87558

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc

You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE

This is all incredibly important, some cities have as little as 60 -120 days left.  Try using a refillable water container, and if you’re a California resident, make sure to report water waste in public spaces.

Also, maybe take a second and sign the petition to stop a giant Slip n’ slide from being built in Los Angeles. Priorities.

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21st August 2014

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Latino communities must see Ferguson's fight as their own →

lati-negros:

thoughts? we know LatiNegrxs are already there already in solidarity in various ways beyond press releases and statements. as @rustbeltrebel said, the only presidential candidate (or even elected) to go to Ferguson, Rosa Clemente. and Rosa is an AfraBoricua.

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21st August 2014

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imsoshive:

redbellied-piranha:

cybernetic-overlord:

I remember watching this movie when i was like 7 years old and at the time i had no idea as to why cuba teared up cause in my head i was like “cuba calm down. he was just messing around, you didn’t die.” But now that i’m older and i see what an officer is capable of doing and getting away with, i don’t blame him for being so emotional and scared

And to see one of your own do that to you

"… but don’t let it be a black and a white one. cause they’ll slam ya down to the street top. black police showin out for the white cop.” - Ice Cube (Fuck The Police, 1988)

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21st August 2014

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21st August 2014

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america-wakiewakie:

"Hey Hey, Ho Ho, These Racist Cops Have Got to Go": Oakland, CA, marches in solidarity with Ferguson | AmericaWakieWakie 

August 20th, 2014

Tonight, just over a week after the killing of an unarmed black teen at the hands of Ferguson, MO police, Oakland residents took to the streets in solidarity with protesters across the country to demand an end to police brutality against black (and brown) communities. Centered around the failure of Ferguson’s local authorities to arrest killer cop Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for Michael Brown’s death, protesters in Oakland rallied to demand “Justice for Mike Brown.”

SF Gate reported:

The marches started in four separate locations - Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Jack London Square, the main branch of the Oakland Public Library and the African American History Museum - but came together outside of Oakland Police Headquarters around 6 p.m.

Protesters from the different marches were briefly prevented from joining up with each other by a line of police.

Quanah Brightman, executive director of United Native Americans, an Indian protest group was angered by police attempting to block the marchers from uniting.

"They won’t even let us walk on the public street," he said. "I don’t feel safe. It is what it is, and they hate us. When they put on a badge, they’re allowed to kill us."

Several protesters and family members had recently returned from Ferguson, where police have been criticized for their heavy-handed tactics, and urged support for their counterparts there.

Oakland certainly is not unfamiliar with police brutality. Like today, it was not long ago that the community was in the streets over the death of Oscar Grant, who was killed by BART police in 2009. Or the nearby deaths of Alex Nieto and Andy Lopez, who both died at the hands of law enforcement officers.

Even more recently, however, over the death of Alan Blueford, who was shot and killed by Oakland police on May 6, 2012. His mother, Jeralynn Blueford, along with Grant’s mother, attended the protest tonight.

As quoted by SF Gate, she rallied the crowd with chants of “They say get back! We say, fight back,” as police formed a line to block merging groups of protesters.

She went on to tell the folks to take the fight to Washington D.C., saying “We’re going to change this crooked system. Obama, if you hear me, Alan Blueford’s life matters. Mike Brown's life matters.”

(Photo Credit: Top by Scott Strazzante | All remaining by AmericaWakieWakie)

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20th August 2014

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gailsimone:

chaoswolf1982:

gailsimone:

about-faces:

Wonder Woman fantasizes about how she’d prefer to deal with Batman’s rogues gallery.

From Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #2, by Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver.

This page makes zero sense without the page before it and the one after.

Apparently Two-Face is hollow and filled with raspberry jam.

Well, to be fair, Two-Face has always been one of the most delicious bat-villains. Him and Humpty Dumpty.

:)

No harm done, it’s just this is a culmination of several factors being thrust at Diana. 

It’s a fun issue. :)

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20th August 2014

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skinlikedenim:

No, omg not marvel too. 😂😂

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20th August 2014

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wannydillis24 said: About you mcdonalds looting post: You can't justify breaking into someone's establishment and looting it because they were helping out protestors with the goods they stole. No one is telling the loot- protestors to go out and practice their first amendment right. But if they want to (to which they rightfully have the right to) they aren't justified to go and destroy property and loot others work. It's sickening what's going on over there and worst yet, the naiivety of "supporters" for the cause

uglyboyzclub:

kingjaffejoffer:

You find it sickening that people support breaking into a McDonalds to get milk to help out people who were tear gassed.

I find it sickening that people like you hide behind the disingenuous care for local businesses and focus on poor McDonalds having their window broken instead of FAR more egregious rights violations and abuse of power that is going on with law enforcement. 

Journalists have been arrested for no reason. 
Cops are walking around with no badges or name tags.
Kids have been purposely tear gassed.
People standing on their OWN PROPERTY have been shot with rubber bullets and tear gassed. 

You ignore all of that to focus on some fucking milk from McDonalds because you can’t find any other way to oppose protests in favor of a Black teenager being murdered without looking like a bigot. 

That wack ass bullshit logic doesn’t fly around here. 

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20th August 2014

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memegop:

#MemeGOP #UniteBlue #VoteBlue
Thanks to Margulies

memegop:

#MemeGOP #UniteBlue #VoteBlue

Thanks to Margulies

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