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An Unlikely Hero

Originally posted by skylorennn

Summary: Earth is becoming less and less of a desirable to live in, and for (Y/N), it’s becoming overwhelming. Not able to cope with the newest changes, seeing an evil (Y/N) had hoped would be dying reemerge, (Y/N) falls into a seemingly deep sorrow. Though there is a fighting spirit within, (Y/N) can’t seem to get over how humanity played its cards this time around. Hope feels lost, until one strange evening, when everything takes an unexpected turn.

A/N: I mean, someone was going to do this eventually right? So why not? In light of the shit that was our election, here’s a sorta pick me up. It takes place in the future, so I tried to figure out what Earth would look like given the circumstances. I tried to keep it kinda generic, but I also wanted to highlight some of the legit concerns so people felt like their personal struggle was present here. Hope you all enjoy and as always, feedback is welcome :)

The night was frigid, the breeze blowing over you just enough to remind you of the temperature. With a shiver you pulled your jacket closer to you in hopes to savor in any warmth it could provide. Despite how cold it was, you wanted to stay outside a while longer, and stare out at the mystical night sky. Given its quiet, enchanting existence above you, you tended to turn to it for escape. Even if for a fleating moment, it brought you a small bit of peace and reflection.

Sirens echoed through the air, bringing you back to reflection rather than a distant day dream. The sound alone was becoming all too common and unsettling. You could no longer tell what was happening or to who it was happening to. For all you knew it could have been your neighbors, passers by, tourists, or something entirely irrelevant. No matter when you heard them however, the reason for their presence never seemed to be positive.

Staring out at the sky still you sighed, shaking your head faintly.

“Why did this…this of all things have to happen?”

You knew you weren’t going to get any sort of verbal let alone tangible answer back, but you always held hope that one day, you would. One day, someone would hear you.

You shook your head, “So much for a sign.”

Sighing again you flopped backwards onto the grass beneath you, keeping your eyes on the glimmering stars. Even in the frigid temperatures, finding peace of mind was far more desirable, no matter how difficult. At least with the stars, there was something to pull your attention away.

Staring at the little dipper above you in all its shimmering glory, you focused your attention to it. Though you had seen it a million times before, something about analyzing the stars that crafted its shape brought you some temporary peace. In focusing on the simple structure, your mind could be fooled into being distracted.

As your eyes stayed on it, something suddenly caused your brows to furrow as it drew your gaze. Another beaming star seemed to appear suddenly from the middle of the dipper, appearing literally out of thin air. The longer you looked at it, the larger it seemed to be growing. With your brows furrowed you slowly sat up, supporting your weight with your hands behind you.

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Jussie Smollett & Jurnee Smollett Bell Raise Their Fists For Black Power In New Campaign + Zoe Kravitz Hangs Out With Godmom Cree Summer

Its’ a family fair all around.  Jussie Smollett and his sister Jurnee Smollett Bell are using their starpower to help kick-off a brand new social justice movement. Meanwhile, Zoe Kravitz is spending quality time with her godmom Cree Summer.

There’s a new movement in the works. And it’s already bringing forth some powerful imagery.

“Empire” breakout star Jussie Smollett and his sister Jurnee Smollett Bell, who’s gearing up to star in a new series “Underground,” have joined forces for the Creators of Color movement, just in time for Black History Month.

The new platform will highlight diversity in the creative sphere through images, visuals essays and insightful interviews to tell our stories and to make our talents more visible.

We’re SO here for black empowerment!

In the compelling pictorial, Jussie and Jurnee are dressed in all black while raising their black-gloved fists in the black power salute. Their photo is the first installment of an ongoing portrait series shot for Creators of Color. The campaign will be highlighting artists both in front of and behind the camera who inspire us to push the limits of creativity everyday.

Jussie shared the image on his Instagram with the caption, “Happy Monday. #StayWoke @l10_lax for @CreatorsOfColor portrait session – a new platform highlighting diversity in the creative sphere through images, visual essays and insightful interviews. #creatorsofcolor”

We’re sure folks will have something to say about this, just as they did when Beyonce and her dancers held up the black power salute during her halftime performance at Super Bowl 50.  If you haven’t noticed, tons of think pieces both supporting and condemning Beyonce’s performance have taken over the net since Sunday.

We’re certainly here for empowerment and anything else that inspires our community to be great.

Hate on haters….

In another black-and-white family flick….

Divergent star Zoe Kravitz found time out of her busy schedule for a girls’ day out yesterday with her godmom, who happens to be actress & voice-over star Cree Summer.

Zoe’s mom Lisa Bonet and Cree have been great friends for years, ever since they starred together in “A Different World.”

Cree posted up the family flick on her Instagram page, with Zoe looking like a spitting image of her mom, captioning, “When My Goddaughter is by my side … @zozobear121 @zoeisabellakravitz #supportyourlocalgirlgang #GODBLESSTHEFREAKS #PIRATES”


Some of The Greatest Sports Photos of All Time

Jacques Plante - Canadiens at Rangers, Dec. 18, 1957

Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante surveys the ice without a mask during a game between the Canadiens and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Plante was the first NHL goalie to wear a goaltender mask on an everyday basis, a practice he started during the 1959-60 season.

Muhammad Ali and Cleveland Williams - Nov. 14, 1966

Ali knocks out Cleveland ‘Big Cat’ Williams in three rounds at the Houston Astrodome to defend his heavyweight title in November 1966. The bout drew a record indoor crowd of 35,460.

Dennis Rodman - Pacers at Bulls, March 7, 1997

Chicago Bulls power forward Dennis Rodman goes horizontal for a loose ball during a game against the Pacers at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. Rodman won his sixth rebounding title during the 1996-97 season averaging 16.1 total rebounds a game.

Greg Olson - World Series Game 1, Oct. 19, 1991

Atlanta Braves catcher Greg Olson goes head over heels after tagging Minnesota left fielder Dan Gladden out at home during Game 1 of the 1991 World Series. The Twins would win Game 1, 5-2, and go on to win the Series in seven games

Pittsburgh Pirates Fans - 1960 World Series, Oct. 13, 1960

University of Pittsburgh students cheer as they look down on Forbes Field from the top of their campus’s Cathedral of Learning as the Pirates are winning their first World Series in 35 years against the Yankees. In Game 7, Bill Mazeroski hit the first walk-off home run in World Series history, a shot over the left-field fence that gave the Pirates a 10-9 win.

Mike Tyson and Evander - Holyfield Heavyweight Bout, June 28, 1997

Mike Tyson bites the ear of Evander Holyfield during their 1997 heavyweight fight. Tyson’s boxing license was temporarily revoked for the incident and he was fined $3 million

Julien Leparoux and Sanibel Storm - Keeneland Race Course, April 28, 2006

Jockey Julien Leparoux tries to hold on to the bridle as he is catapulted off Sanibel Storm, which hit the rail during the stretch run. The jockey and horse were both uninjured.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos - Summer Olympics, Oct. 16, 1968

American sprinters Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) raise their black-gloved fists on the Olympic medal podium in Mexico City to signify Black Power. Smith, the gold medalist in the 200-meter race, and Carlos, the bronze medalist, were kicked out of the Games for their overtly political statement.

Carmen Basilio and Tony DeMarco - Nov. 30, 1955

Carmen Basilio (right) celebrates with his cornermen after knocking out Tony DeMarco (left) in the 12th round for the world welterweight title.

Ervin Kovacs - Paralympic Games, Sept. 21, 2004

Hungary swimmer Ervin Kovacs starts the 200-meter freestyle SM5 at the Paralympic Games. Kovacs took the silver medal in the race, finishing behind only China’s Junquan He.

Pete Rose - Reds vs. Cubs, August 1975

Cincinnati’s Pete Rose dives into third base in a game with the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Baseball’s all-time hits leader, Rose was 4-for-9 and drew eight walks during the series with Chicago.

Joe Namath - Bills at Jets, Dec. 8, 1974

New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath listens on the sidelines during a messy New York Jets-Buffalo Bills Game. The Jets would win 20-10 behind Namath’s 131 yards and two passing touchdowns.

Maxwell Fornah and Victor Musa - Sierra Leone, April 6, 2006

The members of the Single Leg Amputee Sports Club of Sierra Leone chase for the ball in Freetown. A brutal civil war left more than 6,000 amputees in Sierra Leone.

Bobby Orr - Stanley Cup finals Game 4, May 10, 1970

Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr celebrates his Cup-winning goal during overtime of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the St. Louis Blues. Orr would win MVP honors, and the victory was Boston’s first Cup in 29 years

Bob Beamon - Summer Olympics, Oct. 18, 1968

U.S. track and field athlete Bob Beamon flies through the air during his world record long jump of 8.9 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Beamon’s jump, which inspired a new adjective for spectacular feats ('Beamonesque’), stood as the world record for 23 years.

Bobby Martin - Belmont High at Colonel White High, Sept. 24, 2005

Three-foot, 112-pound Bobby Martin played on punt and kickoff coverage and was the backup varsity noseguard for Dayton’s Colonel White High. Born without legs, he can’t wear prosthetics because he has no thighs to affix them to.

Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston - May 25, 1965

In their heavyweight title rematch Ali defeated Liston by knockout in the first round. Ali would hold the heavyweight title until 1967, when he was stripped of it for refusing to be drafted into the Army.

Brandi Chastain - Women’s World Cup, July 10, 1999

U.S. women’s soccer player Brandi Chastain exults after kicking the World Cup-winning penalty kick in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final.

Michael Jordan - All-Star Weekend, Feb. 6, 1988

Air Jordan takes off from the free throw line and soars to a perfect score of 50 to defeat Dominique Wilkins in the finals of the Slam Dunk Contest. It was the second straight title for the Bulls star, and the '88 contest is widely considered the best ever because of the duel between Jordan and Wilkins.

Referee Jack Vaughn - Eagles at Bears, Dec. 31, 1988

Referee Jack Vaughn tries to follow a field goal attempt from Eagles placekicker Luis Zendejas during the Fog Bowl, a 1988 NFC divisional playoff game between the Eagles and the Bears in Chicago, Ill. A heavy sheet of fog rolled over Soldier Field during the second quarter, cutting visibility to around 10-20 yards for the remainder of the game.

Casey Sanders and Julius Peppers - Chapel Hill, N.C., March 4, 2001

Casey Sanders of Duke (20) tries to stop North Carolina’s Julius Peppers at the Dean E. Smith Center. No. 2 Duke defeated No. 4 North Carolina 95-81.

#Blackoutlogout - March 5th. If you’re not black but support #blacklivesmatter and #blackout - you’re asked to NOT log in tumblr on March 5th. Show solidarity. We aren’t asking you to raise a black glove fist, or hop in formation. Just give tumblr a break for 24 hrs. Your porn and stuff will be there. Spread the Word.