*****UPDATE: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A model has been found, 12 days after she was last seen leaving a Hell’s Kitchen nightclub. Ataui-Deng Hopkins, 22, was found Monday night at an area hospital, police said. Family and friends she is okay and they are on the way to visit her at the hospital. - Thank you to all the amazing followers and fellow tumblrs for spreading the word.

*ALERT: 22 year old Sudanese model has been missing for almost 2 weeks. 

  • Full name Ataui Deng Hopkins (niece of Alek Wek)
  • Lives on Essex Street on the Lower East Side (NY)
  • Last seen on August 6th around midnight, exiting a night club in the vicinity of 251 West 48th Street in Manhattan.  The Village Voice reports. Friends claim they saw Deng at a nightclub The Attic in Hell’s Kitchen where she was attending an event.)
  • Police describes her as 6’1” - 110lbs - black hair - dark complexion - slim build

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
text: 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577

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An Amber Alert is a child abduction alert system which originated in the United States in 1996. It was named after 9-year-old Amber Hagerman. In the afternoon of 13 January, 1996, Amber and her 5-year-old brother, Ricky, were riding their bicycles in Arlington, Texas, when Ricky started to cycle back home. Moments later, as Amber was alone, a mysterious man jumped out of his pickup truck and grabbed Amber. A nearby neighbour and Ricky witnessed the commotion; the neighbour immediately called the police while Ricky sped home to alert his parents. The neighbour described the kidnapper as being white or Hispanic and described the truck as being dark. It was theorised that the assailant was an opportunist as opposed to somebody who knew Amber. An investigation of the area was unfruitful. However, four days later, the naked body of Amber was discovered at the bottom of a creek bed near where she had been kidnapped. An autopsy determined that Amber had been held captive for a couple of days; she had been sexually assaulted over those few days. The killer then slashed her throat and discarded of her like a piece of trash. The tragic kidnapping and murder of Amber, which still remains unsolved, went on to inspire the creation of the Amber Alert which has gone on to save hundreds of children. Sadly one of those could not be Amber.


This girl was abducted from my old neighborhood today (April 29, 2014)

Her name is Ankita Lavender and she is 16 years old with black hair and hazel eyes. She reportedly called her dad and said two men pulled her into a white truck but no one has been able to get a hold of her since.

She went missing in Middleburg, FL, USA. If you guys happen to see her, or anyone fitting her description accompanied by one or two men who drive a white truck, please call 911. 

A bit more info here

Attention please:

Shaun King and others have been keeping track (and reporting on Twitter) of the racist outbursts happening all across America on DAY ONE of Trump’s victory and it is disturbing to say the least.

WHITE PEOPLE: if a Black, Hispanic, Muslim (etc.) man woman or child is alone and there’s a suspicious group of white males close by, make your presence known. Clearly. If said group is spewing racial slurs and threats or getting physical, it’s your duty and responsibility to SPEAK UP AND STEP IN, your presence can very well mean the difference between life and death for the person being targeted. Get your phone, record - racists are cowards - call the authorities (pray that you get good, professional officers) and do not leave the person being harassed alone with the assailants.

These occurrences well get more frequent and more severe, be vigilant.
Amber Alert for missing Blairmore girl stretches into second day, 22-year-old man arrested
Hamori said the Amber Alert in effect for two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette will be extended this afternoon. He added police are “hoping and praying” the toddler will be found safely.
By ,Annalise Klingbeil, Calgary Herald & Clara Ho, Calgary Herald

Police say they have arrested a 22-year-old Blairmore man in connection with an ongoing homicide and abduction investigation in Blairmore, Alberta.

A white van has also been located in the area, RCMP Supt. Tony Hamori said at a press conference this afternoon. Investigators are determining if the van is connected to the case.

Hamori said the Amber Alert in effect for two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette will be extended this afternoon. He added police are “hoping and praying” the toddler will be found safely.

As the Amber Alert for the brown-haired girl stretched into its second day Tuesday, police combed yards near the southern Alberta home where the two-year-old’s dad was found dead.

RCMP believe Dunbar-Blanchette was taken from the Blairmore home where the lifeless body of her father, 27-year-old Terry Blanchette, was found Monday morning.

Investigators are treating the death as a homicide, and are linking the two investigations.

Mounties will be holding a media update about the case at 1 p.m. in Airdrie.

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After being snatched from a grocery store car park in January of 1996, a frantic search began for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman.  Sadly, 4 days after her disappearance, her body was discovered at the bottom of a nearby creek.  The little girl had been kept alive for 2 days, during which time she had been sexually assaulted.  Hagerman’s murder led to the formation of the Amber Alert, a system credited with locating hundreds of missing children to this day.  20 years on from her disappearance, Amber’s murder remains unsolved.
Rallies Set Tuesday to Address Violence Against Black Trans Women
#BlackLivesMatter organizers plan to draw attention to the wave of fatal violence against this population during TransLiberation Tuesday.

FRIDAY MAY 23: Preview #2 of 2! This actually picks up two different elements in “Kō No Mono,” but if you’ve seen it, you’ll know why I’m putting the explanation and more pictures after a break. Actually, the fire aspect comes from the Sexy Bird Flambé scene, pictures of which are also after the break (NOTE: THEY ARE MARZIPAN but still even so). tl;dr Phoenix is actually a combination eyeshadow/blush/lip color, although I have worn it as a shadow and can attest that it is a bright but wearable coral-peach with a distinct pink duochrome that goes well with a Bone Arena highlight. I’m thinking that if you blend it with other colors in the collection, you can get sort of a do-it-yourself fire look. MORE ABOUT THAT:

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So this head canon was so cute I had to write a Drabble for it. Thank you, @serrj215, for your permission to use the head canon!

On good nights, when there was no crime alert to wake up the whole tower in the middle of the night, Cyborg was able to sleep until he was completely charged. It was always a wonderful feeling to be fully charged and he relished in it. His one good eye fluttered opened first, followed by his cybernetic eye buzzing to life. He was instantly met with the daily morning report, which including things like the current weather, room temperature, and health status updates. As his computer brain caught up with his natural one, he was able to sit up off his metal slab. He reached over and unplugged himself from his charging station. Sliding off his “bed,” Cyborg left his room in search of the bathroom he shared with the other male Titans in order to relieve himself.

Whistling to himself as he shut the bathroom door behind him, Cyborg ran into two of his friends making their way down the hallway to the common room hand-in-hand. With a smirk Cyborg decided to make himself known.

“Well, well, well! Look who’s conveniently up at the same time!” He joked. His sudden voice made the two love birds jump in surprise.

“Cyborg! When did you get there?” Robin, their fearless leader, questioned.

“Oh I don’t know, a minute, thirty second maybe?” Cyborg replied, enjoying the affects his teasing had on the slightly younger boy.

“Friend Cyborg! How wonderful it is to see you on this fine morning! Boyfriend Robin was kind enough to let me slumber in his room for the remainder of the night, as I was awoken by the most terrible of the nightmares!” Starfire exclaimed in her usual excited manor.

“Oh is that so?” Cyborg tired to hold back a snicker at the sight of a very red faced Robin.

“O…ok Star, that’s enough. Let’s just get into the common room and start making breakfast.” Robin suggested, hoping to change the subject.

The three friends made their way into the common room, but they didn’t at all expect to see that it was already occupied. They didn’t notice at first. Robin and Starfire sat in their respective places around the kitchen table, while Cyborg began cooking the team’s breakfast. It was when they all heard a loud moan coming from the couch that they had released that they were not alone.

“Oh my gash.” Cyborg was the first to speak. “Is that what I think it is?”

“If by that, you mean Beast Boy and Raven snuggled up together on the couch, than yeah it is.” Robin whispered, terrified of waking the sleeping changeling and half-demon.

“Oh how glorious! Does this mean that Friend Beast Boy and Friend Raven are now doing the dating? Oh I must ask Raven if she will engage with me in the ‘girl talk!’” Starfire flew happily over to the sleeping teens, ready to wake them from their slumber.

“Starfire No!” Both Robin and Cyborg called after her, making her stop right in front of the couch. They both followed after her and Robin gently, but firmly grabbed her arms and pulled her slightly back.

“Listen Star,” Robin whispered in her eye. “We can’t wake them up.”

“Well why not?” She asked, in a hushed voice.

“Because if we wake them up and they find out that we saw them like this, Raven will turn us into dog food and Beast Boy will eat us.” Cyborg jumped into the conversation.

Just then they all heard an other moan, followed by the shuffling of the blanket that was laid on top of the two dozing teens. The sound made them all freeze as they watched in horror as Raven slowly opened her eyes to find six more staring back at her.

“What the hell?!” Raven jumped back into the still sleeping changeling, who simply moaned and pulled her closer to him in response.

“Please friend! Do not be upset with us. We were only surprised to have seen you cuddling with Friend Beast Boy!” Starfire tired to explain, much to everyone’s horror.

“What? No. Beast Boy and I were not…cuddling. We just happened to have fallen asleep on the same couch is all.” Raven said in her usual monotone, as if she had practiced for this exact moment.

“Oh, so then you and Friend Beast Boy are not doing the dating?” Starfire pressed.

“No! Of course not!” Raven denied in mock disgust.

It may have worked too, if it weren’t for Beast Boy following her words by pulling her back down next to him, subconsciously placing a kiss on her head, and burying his face in her neck. With his eyes still closed, he muttered sleepily, “Mama, go back to sleep. It’s too early.”

Raven stiffened and out of sheer panic, she quickly used her magic to transport out of there, taking Beast Boy with her. After taking a few moments to gather their thoughts, Cyborg was again the first to speak.

“Well I guess you guys weren’t the only one’s to have a sleep over.”
Click here to support #Justice4KeishaJenkins by Bithewayim Nesh

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our daughter, sister and friend Keisha Jenkins of Philadelphia, PA. Keisha was such a loving and kind hearted person. While details of her murder are unclear. With her untimely death she became the 19th trans woman of color murdered this year in the United States. On behalf of her mother Yolanda  we are fundraising for her funeral expenses. 100% of the contributions will go to the family of Keisha Jenkins to ensure the dignity of her burial process. 

Thank you in advance for supporting our family in this time of tragedy. #BlackTransLivesMatter.