these are actual photos of a city that I went to sleep believing was safe and violence free. But yet again, an innocent black man was killed unjustly by an officer and the once calm Black Lives Matter movement turned brutally violent. Places I see on a daily basis littered with the bodies of injured civilians and getting shot with tear gas. My beautiful city I was once proud to call home has become a hub of terror and violence. The main highway has been shut down and the city has been declared in a state of emergency.

Even though I feel like the violence is a little out of hand, the pain these people feel is realer than ever - this is the 6th death of an innocent black man in our Queen City.

Please send good thoughts to Charlotte North Carolina and the families of the victims, both dead and injured. it looks like I’m staying home tomorrow. Update - Semi trucks on 1-85 were looted and then set on fire, setting loose wild monkeys. (This shit is insane???)


This is me (Lauren) and my boyfriend Jacob and our outfits for the 1989 Tour in CHARLOTTE on MONDAY JUNE 8th!!!! The front of Jacob’s is like a checklist for “How to Get the Girl” and I am, well, the girl. =P The back of my shirt has all the tours I’ve been to (this is Jacob’s FIRST Taylor concert btw).

 TAYLOR, we will be on Floor 2, Row J, Seats 1&2. COME SAY HI. WE CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!

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N.C. high school crowns transgender student Homecoming King

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A 17-year-old senior at East Meck High School in North Carolina has become the state’s first transgender teen to be crowned Homecoming King.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 17-year-old senior at East Meck High School in North Carolina has become the state’s first transgender teen to be crowned Homecoming King.

The announcement was made during a halftime ceremony inside the school gym Friday night, reportsWCNC-TV.

Blake Brockington received national attention earlier this following the nomination by his peers. He was among 13 seniors competing for the title.

Blake won by collecting the most money for the school’s chosen charity, Mothering Across Continents, a non-profit organization that funds the building of schools in the Sudan.

“Throughout my life I haven’t always been treated equally as a male, so I’ve always wanted this and everybody has told me I couldn’t do it. ‘You are a girl,’ even though I’ve always identified myself as a male,” said Blake.

Teacher Bill Allen, the student advisor for the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, said East Meck is known as a school of diversity, and that Blake’s achievement is the first step in representing what many of the students believe.

WCNC-TV reports:

Blake says he plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the fall, and will continue his extracurricular activities, which includes mentoring transgender youth.


Guys!! As quite a few of you know myself and alltoowellcasey are going to the Charlotte NC show on 06-08-15… It would mean everything to us if you could share our post and help us let Taylor know where we’ll be (we can use all the help we can get!)

We’re so excited just to be there experiencing 1989 live with Taylor and fellow Swifties, and it would just make our entire lives to have the chance to meet her and let her know what she means to us!

alltoowellcasey will be in: Section 207, Row I (Seats 1-2) 
My seats are: Section 103, Row Q (Seats 2-5)

Thank you all so much for everything you’ve done to help us, we can’t begin to tell you what it means to us!
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To all the people that have to stay home because they lost work from the last two day’s protests/riots, I’m so sorry.

To all the people who had businesses get looted/damaged because of the last two day’s protests/riots, I’m so sorry.

To all the scared/innocent people of Charlotte, still afraid to go out of their houses, I’m so sorry.

To all the cops that had shit thrown at them, were attacked/in the hospital, were verbally assaulted by riotters, I’m so sorry.

To the journalist that was hospitalized and the journalists that were harassed, I’m so sorry.

Charlotte, I’m incredibly fucking sorry y’all have to deal with this shit.

C.KHiD  (follow: ckhid ),  the rising Hip Hop artist Hot97 blogging about. New song “Trendsetter” Taking over in 2015