Ferguson schools have been shut down and there are a lot of kids that depend on school lunches. For some that can be the only meal they receive in a day. Ferguson is a food desert right now.

In cooperation with the St. Louis Area Foodbank, the #FeedFerguson fundly has been raising funds to help the kids in the area. You can check out this STL Foodbank blog post to see that the funds are indeed going to the area for food. 

Donate here.

You might be looking forward to working, falling in love, marrying, raising a family. You are told that you should expect to find a job paying so much, where your hours are so much, where your responsibilities are so much.

That is what is expected of you. And if you live up to it, it will be an awful waste.

If you expect that, you will be limiting yourself.

—  Adrian Tan

If I had only seen this photo before I finished the book…

I can’t imagine that you don’t know exactly who she is - but did you know that she was born and raised in Brooklyn? You know she co-wrote the theme from “The Jeffersons”, right? And, of course, you know that she was “Willona” on “Good Times” in the 1970s. In this photo, Ja’Net DuBois is shown in 1964 at the time she shared the Broadway stage with none other than Sammy Davis in “Golden Boy.” She is also a co-founder (with Danny Glover and Ayuko Babu) of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival. Photo: John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images. 

Cooperative Learning

My grade 8 students are in groups of four discussing an assignment.  A discussion starts to get heated in one of the groups and voices are raised.

Me:  “Hey guys.  What’s going on here?”

Candice:  “We’re fighting.”

Me:  “I can hear that.  Who’s the designated referee today?”

They all point at Brian.

Me:  “Why aren’t you refereeing?”

Brian:  “I’m not sure when to step in.”

Me:  “Okay.  How about when your group members start yelling at each other, you raise your yellow card?

Brian:  “Okay.”

Me:  “Alright.  Let’s do a little replay of the foul, okay?  So, who started the argument?”

They all point at Brian.

Brian:  “I’m not the best referee.”

boatsimulator asked:

I think that the reason that white people feel offended when we say "all white people suck" etc. Is because they were raised with a certain lifestyle and comfort due to their privilege and now that they are being taken out of their comfort zone and having to face these problems that their race has caused, they don't know how to handle it and they resort to anger and racism, just like their parents taught them. I myself am white and I used to think this too. I know better now. Idk I might be dumb

i feel like you hit the nail on the head congratulations on stepping forward and striving to educate yourself 

anonymous asked:

What can I do, as a white person, to take advantage of my white privilege and use it to support ferguson and raise awareness of racism without overstepping the boundaries or overtaking the movement as my own?

You can’t use your white privilege to dismantle white privilege. 

Four months since her sons death and she is still crying.

Four months.

No time can ever erase the 18 years she took raising her child, and some people have the audacity to say “This is old news”.

no… this is never going to be old news.

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Leo the paraplegic dog is finally settled in Canada and ready to live the life of a happy pup thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.

While vacationing in Thailand, traveler Meagan Penman found the dog dragging its hind legs on a beach. Hoping to give Leo a better life, Penman started a Gofundme page to raise funds for medical fees and travel expenses to bring the pup to Canada.

You can learn more about the touching story here.

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Currently in the middle of an entertaining interesting debate with my uncle about Ferguson.  I just hope I’m doing it right!!!

(I’m pink, my uncle’s blue, and my cousin and friend are the two colors anomalies)

Links to sources (in order): 

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/us/ferguson-darren-wilson-shooting-michael-brown-grand-jury.html
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRbiEZ_vIOQ
  3. http://33.media.tumblr.com/ac5d14999d28bcb38e1c871c2ed21758/tumblr_nfktdoK4PT1smgrs7o2_500.png
  4. http://31.media.tumblr.com/cad509fd61af61aaa3853cb33dd30b30/tumblr_nfktn4Dtp81smbbhdo1_500.jpg
  5. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/us/michael-brown-autopsy-shows-he-was-shot-at-least-6-times.html?_r=0
  6. http://aattp.org/fair-trial-st-louis-prosecuting-attorney-raising-funds-for-darren-wilson/
  7. http://33.media.tumblr.com/08e9b08ac328ef642923d481e9d5bc49/tumblr_nfkugzflBC1rwh8nfo1_500.png
  8. http://ago.mo.gov/VehicleStops/2013/reports/161.pdf
  9. http://mic.com/articles/96452/one-troubling-statistic-shows-just-how-racist-america-s-police-brutality-problem-is
  10. http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/curtis-kalin/10-key-facts-ferguson-grand-jury-discovered?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=marketing&utm_term=facebook&utm_content=facebook&utm_campaign=b-ferguson-ten-facts
  11. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/18/1322560/-Ferguson-Store-Owner-Says-NO-ONE-From-His-Store-Called-Cops-To-Report-Cigar-Theft
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maA1FUJqhew
  13. http://stardust-cross.tumblr.com/post/103628144870/crydaisy-feelknower1993-badbilliejean
  14. http://38.media.tumblr.com/b0d7589617c1fd584ccf8256e428d394/tumblr_nfm7m8O2Bl1rtpgsxo1_500.jpg
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWUkBxmFUvU
  16. http://www.vox.com/2014/8/13/5994305/michael-brown-case-investigation-legal-police-kill-force-murder
  17. http://stardust-cross.tumblr.com/post/103628144870/crydaisy-feelknower1993-badbilliejean  (i repeated a bunch of sources in this response but i’m listing them because it’ll help keep everyone on track)
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWUkBxmFUvU
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWUkBxmFUvU

All proceeds to Streets of London- funding support for the homeless and helping raise awareness about the issue of homelessness. Funding the life changing advice and support the homeless need to move away from a life on the street. I want to change the attitude towards homelessness especially in young people, and remove the stigma and stereotypes. I was appalled when “anti-homeless spikes” appeared around London and it prompted me to act and find out what I could do. Eternal thanks to the amazing human rush is @fearnecotton4 and the incredible acts supporting this evening- they have given up their time to come down and play some songs acoustically to help. The generosity and support of the people involved has overwhelmed me and brings a tear to my eye. Thank you x

Tickets go on sale Friday. 

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Honeyworks ft. flower - “A Teacher, Detained” イノコリ先生 (English Subtitles)

"Sensei, It’s Haniwa!"
(Sorry for the wait everyone, I brought it back -descent)

-Having finally reuploaded this one, please help spread the word, ne? Also you can get the cover version on Honeyworks recently released album: http://honeyworks.jp/release/03.html

One of Honeyworks most popular songs, it features the new vocaloid “v flower” (Character name: flower) which Honeyworks described as a “gender-less sounding powerful female voice”. I think it sounds pretty good and fits well with the song. I put a lot of effort into making an immersive and hopefully entertaining translation to fit the meaning of the song. Yes the guy is literally saying “The one who isn’t raising his hand gets detention” but you can tell from the song and the pairs relationship that this is definitely something different. This is some interesting backstory fill-in for Haruki and I can’t say I was happy to see Miou, too many sad memories lol. I guess it looks like Haruki’s older brother (or someone of similar close relation) drowned when he was a lot younger. I like the twist in the “voting” sections of the song too. This isn’t a normal “love” song, but in it’s own way it deals with human relationships and connections in a very touching manner.

Original Upload: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm23348919
Original Upload (YT): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkzVOKqTcBo
Karaoke: http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co474645
Character/Song in on Honeyworks HP: http://www.honeyworks.jp/

Credits:
◆Lyrics:Gom,shito
◆Song:Gom
◆Arrange/Composition:HoneyWorks
◆Guitar:oji(海賊王)
◆Bass:drm 【mylist/13365392】

■Illust:ろこる,ヤマコ
■Movie,Encode:ヤマコ

●AD:綾野薫 @kaoru_ayano

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honestly, go away. im done with this “drama”. saying white people suck when youre a white person is only to seperate yourself from other whites. like, nobody is gonna give you a damn cookie so give it up. just show your care about racism through your actions. post stuff by poc, raise awareness to the issues, volunteer, protest. theres lots of things you can do that dont involve writing redundant posts like “white people suck”.