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worshippedlove said: I was just saying that! That’s so weird, you go by their last name or their nickname. Full name is just so fucking weird.

Because of him I always end up saying Harry Kane and my friends have all this weird look on their faces like “yes we know his name is Harry no need to mention it just say Kane”. Louis is such a fucking troll I love this.

At the library, I’m already in the midst of the global community that demographers describe as our future. There are people of nearly every race, ethnicity, age, ability, economic circumstance. We are reading, studying, tutoring, writing resumes, accessing the Internet, searching for books, meeting in conference rooms, whispering in the carrels, thumbing through the magazines — all in pursuit of the knowledge and know-how that will help us make sense of where we are and pave a path to where we want to go.


Sup. 

anonymous asked:

At first I was giving you the side eye bc of your reaction to the Kevin Spacey rumors but now I have read it was basically bullshit and I feel awful omg

I’m kind of pissed because that post got thousands of notes and I KNEW the site was pure trash (it’s not like I was putting kevin on some pedestal I just had a lot of doubts about that site which tbh was fake as fuck. and it’s not that it takes some specific knowledge to know that you just have to go there and scroll down a little bit until you find someone who clamis to have a porn video of obama and elvis) and once I said it I got a lot of anon hate that I didn’t publish. Tumblr being terrible at checking facts strikes again… and it’s not only the person who posted it but the people who reblogged it as well with such conviction, as if they had double checked anything. 

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BLACK MAN SHUTS DOWN THE POLICE

YouTube is full of videos where young white men, often times armed, stand up to police and force the officers to back down. With African-Americans, however, the rules are often different and knowing your rights will get you Tasered or worse. One African-American man recorded an encounter with police where he avoided getting arrested or shοt while preserving his rights.

When cops knocked on his door looking for a fugitive, Avel Amarel was determined to record the incident and not allow officers to illegally enter his home, according to a video posted on TheFreeThoughtProject.com.

Police told Amarel that they wanted to search his home because of an incident that occurred in the parking lot, but Amarel told the officers that the person they were looking for was not inside his home and he wasn’t allowing police to enter without a warrant.

Officer, I can’t let you inside without a search warrant,” he says.

Early in the encounter, an officer attempts to get Amarel to stop recording cell phone video, using the excuse that he didn’t know what the object was. Amarel informed the officer that the object in question was a cell phone and continued recording.

Throughout the video, Amarel refuses to let up, asking officers for three forms of identification. The officers never present any ID, but ask Amarel for ID, but he refuses. Amarel asks the officers whether he’s suspected of a crime and when the officers explain again about the fugitive, Amarel tells them that only he and his family are at the home.

When one officer asks for permission to search the home, Amarel tells him to come back with a warrant. Eventually the officers leave in frustration.

(h/t blacklikemoi.com)

In case anyone’s disappointed that we’re getting a new film series about this random Newt Scamander guy rather than Harry’s parents or even his kids, I’m gonna explain why this is actually seriously fucking awesome:

  1. His series is set 70 years before Harry’s. Since the books are set in the 90s, that means we’re getting a period Wizarding World movie set in the Roaring Twenties. This is only made more amazing by the fact that
  2. its setting begins in New York City. We finally get to see what it’s like to be a witch or wizard outside of Europe. Is there a version of Diagon Alley in Brooklyn? Is there a hidden platform for wizards at Grand Central Station? We may even get some insight into what an American wizarding school looks like…but probably not much, and this comes with its own pros and cons. Newt himself went to Hogwarts, and ultimately becomes one of its many esteemed headmasters. So while American magical education may still remain elusive….
  3. chances are, we’re going to literally go back to Hogwarts (maybe as soon as the end of the first movie, optimistically?).
  4. The screenplays will be penned by J.K. Rowling herself. This gives her more control over the project than she’s ever had on any of the other movies, even as a producer. Everything in the movie will be real and canon, straight from the creator with very little content sacrificed.
  5. The title of the book and now film series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, promises endless excitement. We’ll get to see so much of what was cut from the movies: real knowledge about hippogriffs, centaurs, mermaids, and a hell of a lot more. And we’ll see it first-hand through Newt, who makes it his job to immerse himself in these creatures’ environments.
  6. Newt is going to be a young adult at the time this series is set, so we get an older perspective of wizarding life. Less school, more career and lifestyle.
  7. And, of course, more of the magic that defined a generation.

don’t use uteruses as symbol for feminism ok

here’s why:

  • you’re excluding trans women
  • you’re including some trans men
  • you’re excluding cis women who may not have a uterus because they’ve lost it because of or to avoid #cancer .

stop doing this it’s so gross

edit: if you’re reblogging from the source, please do so with this commentary. it was a really large error with my post from the beginning.

Basically the era where being thicker than a midget was a crime just because Africans happen to be thick. Sarah (Saartije) Baartman was a Khoisan (South African) woman who performed under the name “Hottentot Venus” in 19th century England and France. She is the original video vixen: discovered at home in South Africa during her late teens, she was offered money and fame in Europe as a singer and dancer. Little did she know that she would be exploited and put on display for everyone to gaze at her large butt, long clitoris/labia, small waist, big breast and kinky hair— all traits that are very common amongst Khoisan women. As her shows attracted more fans, she was forced against her will to have sex with men AND WOMEN who gave enough money to her exploiters. Sarah got none of the money, as she was once promised. After her act got old, she was forced into prostitution, where she died of std’s and alcoholism. The obsession with Saartije lasted after her death as well. For more than 100 years, visitors and “scientist” were able to examine her dissected body parts in Paris museums. The 19th century shapewear, the “bustle” was inspired by her in order to give european women her unique physique. Yes, an old school booty pop. On behalf of Nelson Mandela’s request, Paris returned Saartije’s remains to South Africa in 2002. Black men, it’s time that you start respecting the black woman’s body, because this act of objectifying it was taught to you. #sarahbaartman

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I wasn’t dead. In fact, I was knee-deep in God’s armpit killing monsters, which, I thought, is what we actually do.

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93 years ago on this day May 31, 1921, the Tulsa Race Riot began. It is marked as the deadliest race riot in the history of the U.S. & destroyed what was known as, Black Wall Street.

Black Wall Street was the wealthiest black community in the United States, full of black owned businesses consisting of: 

movie theaters 
dental offices
independent newspapers
restaurants
grocery stores
a bank
post offices
a bus system
schools
airplanes
law offices 
its own hospital.

Racial tension boiled over on May 30, 1921 when a white woman accused a black boy of sexual assault. Late that night, a mob of nearly 10,000 white men launched an all out assault on Black Wall Street systematically burning down every home & business. 

Attacks came from both the ground and the sky as the mobs used planes from World War I to drop firebombs and shoot at residents. African Americans that were captured were held in internment camps around the city by local police & National Guard units.

Blacks who were injured during the 16 hour attack couldn’t seek medical care because the mobs torched the only black hospital in the city.

The attack left about 10,000 African Americans homeless and 35 city blocks burned to the ground. In total, 1,256 houses & 191 businesses (including churches, a middle school & a hospital) were burned. 

In the aftermath, it was estimated that 300 African Americans were killed and many of their bodies were buried in unmarked graves.

The Tulsa Race Riot was taught for the 1st time in Tulsa public schools in 2012. #NeverForget #BlackWallStreet #BlackHistory

cassandra clare and things you probably don't know but should

Okay, everyone, gather around. It’s time for some schooling on the Harry Potter Fandom and some of the greatest fandom wank in its history (and considering that this is the HP fandom, that’s saying something). With the release of the City of Bones trailer, there’s been a whole lot of The Mortal Instruments on my dash, and consequently, Cassandra Clare. Now a bit of a disclaimer, I’m not trying to change anyone’s opinion on Clare’s work. If you like TMI or any of her other series, then that’s perfectly fine, and it in no way makes you a bad person or wrong. But with the recent deletion of a lot of the Cassandra Claire fandom wank pages, I feel like before people give her another dime, they need to be informed or refreshed on all the crap she has pulled as a BNF in the HP fandom.

 

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military!auBefore being drafted, Dean was only weeks away from becoming a doctor. Instead he finds himself on the battlefield, killing men rather than saving themThere he gains a fearsome reputation, becoming almost legendary for his ability to walk away from brushes with death- until he’s badly injured trying to rescue his men during an ambush. After recovering, haunted by his failure to save the lives of the men he promised to protect, he finishes his training and starts patching up soldiers. Working at a small hospital, he stumbles across a patient named Castiel, who’s not expected to live. However, he surprises everyone but Dean, who thinks he’s too stubborn to die, by soldiering on. Tending to his wounds, Dean finds himself unexpectedly charmed, and slowly their relationship deepens. Unfortunately, Castiel is soon going to be healthy enough to go back to the front lines, and Dean can’t bear to send him to his possible death.

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I decided Asami needed her own animal companion, and I figured it should be something small and handy that could help her out while she worked. So she gets a tiger monkey! The wiki only described it as a “monkey with tiger features” so that sounded pretty rad. 

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Headcanon: 

  • While on Avatar assignment in the Fire Nation with Korra, Asami comes across a small injured tiger monkey. She takes it home to nurse it back to health
  • Normally a solitary and aloof creature, it takes immediately to Asami and sticks close by her as much as possible
  • It can be v territorial and protective of Asami and sometimes growls at Korra if she gets too touchy-feely
  • It has v sharp claws that are retractable, but Asami has to keep them carefully trimmed or risk getting gouged on the shoulders
  • One day in the workshop Asami absentmindedly says the name of the tool she needs out loud and is shocked when the tiger monkey brings it to her unbidden 
  • She then teaches it all the names of the tools and their different sizes, and it always brings her the correct one
  • V much like a cat in disposition, it sleeps a lot, usually curled up somewhere within reach of Asami