if the news says it

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Charleena Lyles called 911 for help, police shot her dead

  • A black, pregnant mother of three in Seattle called police to report an attempted burglary at her apartment on Sunday. But when two white Seattle Police Department officers arrived, they reportedly shot and killed the knife-wielding woman in front of her children.
  • She has been identified by relatives as 30-year-old Charleena Lyles. Her family is distraught, the Seattle Times has reported.
  • Police confirmed the shooting happened Sunday morning, after officers responded to Lyles’ Seattle apartment. They’d had previous contact with Lyles, who was alerted to the responding two officers as a “hazard,” the Times reported.
  • The shooting is being reviewed by SPD’s Force Investigation Team and its Office of Professional Accountability, police chief Kathleen O’Toole said. The local prosecutor’s office will also review the incident, the Times reported. Read more (6/19/17)

Listen I am so here for platonic “I love you"s. I don’t care if you think "I love you” is some sacred phrase to only utter to one person in your life, i don’t care if you think it makes me look overbearing. I say “I love you” to my friends every time I say goodbye because I want them to know 100% without a doubt that I care for them and love them and am there for them so so much.

Fox Alignment Chart

Lawful Good: Nick Wilde

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Neutral Good: Mozilla Firefox

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Chaotic Good: Disney’s Robin Hood

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Lawful Neutral: Fox Mulder

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True Neutral: A fox

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Chaotic Neutral: Starfox

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Lawful Evil: “What does the fox say" 

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Neutral Evil: Swiper

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Chaotic Evil: Fox News

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One black woman’s powerful case against the subtle sexism of #SayHisName

  • Jordan Edwards is the latest name to be added to a long list of black people who’ve been killed by police. Edwards was only 15. His death sparked familiar outrage and calls to action. 
  • But there’s also been a push by black feminists to call out the use of the hashtag #SayHisName in place of #SayHerName on social media — a hashtag that became popular specifically to call attention to the media erasure of black women who are also victims of police violence.
  • The #SayHerName hashtag went viral in the aftermath of Sandra Bland’s 2015 death in a Texas jail cell. Its meaning was simple: 
  • In a political moment in which extrajudicial violence against black communities was becoming front page news, it was important to tell the stories of black women, whose deaths were often overlooked by media and the social movements they covered.
  • On Twitter, Chihiro Ogino made the case against using #SayHisName, noting that while it’s important to respect black men who die at the hands of police, that specific hashtag isn’t the way to do it. Read more (5/2/17)

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fox news out here calling antifas the alt-left binch theres a fucking word for that: antifa. yall just want an excuse not to call the alt-right nazis. be like “but we never call anyone by the right name you see! we call you antifas the alt-left! we call nazis the alt-right! it’s fair and balanced” nah it’s misinformation you obfuscating fucks. 

plus like you know they’re trying to make people fear antifas by giving them a name similar to the one they use for literal nazis so they can further confuse the public into thinking antifascists are just as bad as nazis FUCK OFF.

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Abdul El-Sayed, a doctor from Detroit, could be America’s first Muslim governor

  • Born to two Egyptian immigrants in Gratiot County, Michigan, 32-year-old Dr. Abdul El-Sayed has done it all. El-Sayed became a doctor, educator and civil servant all before the age of 32. 
  • Now, he has set his eyes on yet another milestone: to become the governor of Michigan.
  • “I’m not running to be the first Muslim governor,” El-Sayed said in a phone interview. “I’m running because I believe I will be the best governor for the state of Michigan — whether or not I’m Muslim.”
  • El-Sayed could be both the youngest person to be elected governor, since Bill Clinton in 1978, and the first Muslim in the U.S. to do so. 
  • But despite his accomplishments and dedication to transforming Detroit’s health department, El-Sayed has to face another challenge: overcoming the rising levels of anti-Muslim sentiment in the current social and political climate.
  • “My faith is really important to me, as it is for many Americans and Michiganders,” El-Sayed said. “But I think we should be asking ourselves rather than how one prays, or what they pray to, we should ask ourselves what [one] prays for and what one hopes for.” Read more (3/2/17 12 PM)

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Castiel had always known how he felt about Dean. Somehow he’d always been able to conceal it.

Not anymore. Castiel feels like he’ll burst if he doesn’t just say it. He’s only human now, after all.

He does say it, eventually. He makes use of all the knowledge he’s acquired and tells Dean how he feels over and over again.

It’s in Danish the first time. “jeg elsker dig” he murmurs as he accepts his mug of coffee.

The second time is a few days later when they’re on a case related to an Arab painter. “أحبك,” Castiel says, not looking up from the book he’s poring over.

He ends up saying the phrase more times than he can count.

“Ez hej te dikim”

It is not always “three simple words”.

“मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ”

And he never says it in the one language that matters, the one language that Dean would understand.

“دوستت دارم”

Castiel will only learn later that he has severely underestimated Dean. He will only learn later when, one day, Dean turns to him and says, “You know I love you too, right?”

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It was a big night for LGBTQ awareness at this year’s ARIA Awards

Troye Sivan dedicated his first ARIA win for Song Of The Year to “every LGBTQ kid in Australia”. 

Sivan, renowned for his efforts to represent LGBTQ relationships in his music videos, used the stage to instil hope in the country’s LGBTQ youth.


Sia, who took home Best Female Artist of the Year, nominated Australian Marriage Equality Campaign Ambassador Angie Greene to accept the award on her behalf. 

“This award is for every single non-hetero and gender diverse person who can currently not marry the person that they love in this country,” Greene said.

Greene also urged Australia to take a step in the right direction, “You have the opportunity now to not just do a great thing but to do the right thing”.


After Greene accepted the award, the campaign’s founder, Joshua Sasse and fiancé Kylie Minogue took to the stage, also wearing Say I Do Down Under shirts.

“This is more than just a movement, this is people’s lives and we want to say to every single member of the LGBT community: ‘You are not alone. You have a voice’,” the British actor told the crowd.

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