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We hope everyone had an amazing Dec. 6th Blackout Day

We reached #1 here on Tumblr and #4 on Twitter today! Our Twitter also reached 3k with your help! 

As this year draws to a close, I want to share some thoughts and a few updates with you all. This was our second full year as a movement and it was mainly about establishing long term goals and really examining what we could do to ensure our longevity. 

Here are some things we accomplished this year thanks to your support:

1) We officially registered as an LLC! This is necessary to begin the very long and expensive process of registering national copyrights and trademarks. 

2) We made an Instagram and grew our Twitter and this Tumblr by huge numbers.

3) We connected with great organizations that really believe in what we are doing including Ebony Magazine and the Social Impact Team at Tumblr HQ. We look forward to making more connections and to enlisting their help to ensure our future.

4) We began a complete overhaul of our website and our aesthetic! We’re aiming for a more streamlined look moving forward.

Here’s some things we are looking to accomplish in 2017:

1) Relaunching our website and introducing you to our IndieGoGo supporters! The website will include pages for black art, music, and businesses to be featured.

2) Opening up an online store with Blackout Day merchandise. Our VIPs will get their merch first and then we’ll open up to the public on March 6th, 2017.

3) Continuing our partnership with some really cool folks in order to garner even bigger visibility for your black excellence (can’t tell you who yet, it’s a secret!).

4) Organized meet ups!

5) Expanding the talent on the official #BlackoutDay team. As we grow larger, we need more team members. Stay tuned.

Once again, thank you so much for your support. I’m so grateful for both 2015 and 2016 and am looking forward to 2017.

- @marissarei

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
—  Thich Nhat Hanh
RESPECT.

I
just
stopped

my dog

from

taking a piss

on a

mall promenade poster

of

The Bachelor.

first of all

he makes a lot of people

a lot of money

second of all

that beard is cute

third of all

winter is coming

and it’s good for

marketing

to tap into that

instinct

to cuddle

a

bear.

fourth of all

he’s so important

to the future of our country

right?

– Black Leather Poet

Symbiotic Relationships With Poison Types

Originally posted by daysrunaway

Getting rid of negative energy can be hard. For me personally, I find myself always trying to destroy it, usually through visualizing it being burnt up in the magma core of the Earth. Everyone has their methods, but sometimes we end up putting the negative energy into places where it can still “leak” back out. Even if we destroy it completely, which can be a good and cathartic solution, I’ve got an idea for ways to put that negative energy to use.

If we imagine negative energy as trash, poison, sludge, etc, clogging up our mind and body, and find a way to “clean” it all up, get it in one place, and get it out of us, instead of destroying it, why not feed it to a Poison type? By turning the negative energy into garbage/poison.

Remember some Poison types will want these energies in a different form. Grimer and Trubbish might like trash and poison, but Ekans or Zubat might not know what to do with a bunch of trash. Zubat might even prefer “blood” (I’m not for or against blood offerings, but “blood” can be substituted for a lot of other things). Heck, sometimes they just want a Poképuff. It’s up to you to research the specific Pokémon and how they interact with poison, and the individual you’re working with to see what they like. But I just want to throw it out there that some Poison types (and you!) will really benefit from this transfer of negative energy.

(There are Ghost types that feed on negative energy too, but in my opinion the process is going to look different. A post for another time.)

If you want to work with a Poison type, consider the ways that the both of you can help each other out! They offer a place for your negative emotions to go where they can’t get back to you, as well as their protection and guidance as a Pokémon companion, and you offer them gross gunk clogging up your soul. Of course, since you’re not feeling bad all the time, sometimes the trash in your garbage can works fine too. ;)

Maybe time would never heal our wounds. And perhaps they never will.


What I know is that time will make the healing last forever. Perhaps a wound is better than a scar. It reminds us that we’re still alive. That we’re still trying to go through life despite all the pain and all the sorrow that it has brought us.


Maybe pain is better than good memories. And perhaps living in the past is better than living in the present and looking forward to a brighter future because the past is too fucking awesome to ignore.


And maybe, my love. When our past, present, and future collide all at the same time one day.
I hope you’ll look into my daydreaming eyes and see our histories in it.


And maybe, just maybe. In the right time. We may learn to fall in love all over again.

—  Juansen Dizon // Timeless Love
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  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: holy crap 2016 is ending and the youtube rewind is coming and i'm not prepared it still feels like yesterday it was 2015, help me i'm suffocating on all the horrors our future grandchildren will have to deal, with why did people do things we should've just stayed low and opened a new dumb trend like gangnam style but no no we had to have elections and ruin everyone's year by the end of it and we had to spread hate why are we like this ohmygod humans are so fucking annoying save us aliens.

I was thinking about that possible spoiler.. about Daryl protecting Carol from Richard.. Maybe we will see Daryl kicking Richard’s ass.. I would really love to see that.. we all know how protective is our Daryl with his future wife Carol..

Imagine it like this, guys..

Originally posted by ignitetheliight

Because we all know our Daryl wants to kick everyone asses when she is hurt. He can’t stand his Carol to be hurt or to be threatened.. 

In fact, this reminds me of how Daryl must feel everytime he learns she is hurt, or someone has hurt her or she has been taken from him..

Originally posted by laviedunpanda

But then I think about Carol learning about everything.. Daryl being so hurt by Negan.. Glenn and Abraham’s deaths.. and I imagine her like this…

Originally posted by moviewhorexo

Just… Daryl and  Carol are so overprotective with each other.. and they are BADASS. Both of them

Just.. fuck. I can’t wait.

Love them

Neoliberalism will automate our jobs away and turn us all into camgirls to earn our basic income allocation. If you want a vision of the future, imagine an unenthusiastic make out session – forever.

It’s really hard talking to anyone from home about anything political since all anyone cares about is coal. Saving coal, being a friend of coal, bringing our jobs back… it breaks my heart seeing people invest so much into a lost cause instead of putting that energy toward building a future that, inevitably, will not include a coal revival. I come from a coal family, too. I’ve watched places I love wither and die, both because coal was there, and because it wasn’t. Trump isn’t bringing coal back. No one is bringing coal back how it was. Appalachians have a simultaneous reputation for self-reliance and strong community… we need to be living up to that now not resigning our future to a damn black rock.

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This video features the Gold panel from New Jersey.

Highlights include:

Cranky Jensen without his coffee

J2 talk about the kitchen fight in “Safe House” from S11

J2 talk about how Jared was still drunk from the night before when they filmed a scene in “I Believe the Children Our are Future”

Jensen talks about modeling

Send me an emoji for the kind of date you'd want with me

💐-I’d buy you flowers
🐯- I’d take you to the zoo
🐟- I’d take you fishing
🌅- I’d watch the sun rise with you
🐉-I’d discover a new animal with you
🌈-I’d find the pot of gold with you
⚡️-I’d watch all the Harry Potter movies
🍄-I’d try something new with you
🌍- I’d travel with you
👙- I’d take you swimming
👛-I’d take you shopping
💡- I’d invent something new with you
🔫- I’d fight off zombies with you
🔮- I’d find out our future
💤- I’d take a nap with you
💰- I’d rob a bank with you
💎- I’d buy you something special

💩- Ew no I wouldn’t take you on a date
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ESO Dark Matter Discovery Redefines Our Theoretical Models of the Universe

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ESO Dark Matter Discovery Redefines Our Theoretical Models of the Universe

A new study reveals that dark matter may not be as clustered as previously thought. In fact, it’s very possible that dark matter is more evenly spread out in space. For the study, astronomers observed an area of the sky covering a size about 2,200 times that of the full moon, and encompassing more than 15 million galaxies.

I tell her how beautiful she is
I repeat it like a prayer I can almost hear her smile and look away.
She denies these surging emotions. Oh lord! if only she knew. 
How I long to kiss every lock of her hair run my fingers over each of the scars which has decorated her body 
cursing the reason they hurt her.
How I wish to lay in her tired arms 
massage them wipe the tears off her face hold her bruised hands in mine as she sleeps whispering promises into her smoky mind. Planning our future together. She’s an artwork of perfect imperfections I don’t want others to see others to experience. I long for her to the point of tears stubbornness sometimes when she catches herself in my downpour..

SHE BELIEVES SHE’S FAILED IN PLANTING THE HAPPINESS INSIDE ME. LITTLE SHE DOES KNOW
SHE IS MY HAPPINESS….

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After an hour of obsessing over it, Urtica was as prepared as she was ever going to be. And she had to be – the elimination was now. She stood in front of the ladies, her wonderful friends who had given her so much joy over the last few months, and chewed her nails. From the advice that the stranger and Cocos had given her, she’d landed on an answer. She just had to hope it was right.

“Gloria,” she squeaked. “I’m sorry but I… I don’t feel like you’re right for me romantically. I feel like I know you the least and because of that I’m not sure how our future would look. I’m sorry.” She lowered her eyes against Gloria’s stunned silence.

      Horoscopes and Tarot for December 7, 2016 

                        from manylighthands.com

     (Horoscopes heard weekdays on 100.7 WHUD at 6:45 PM)  


The Moon stays in psychic Pisces all day bringing us a clearer understanding of our inner needs and what we require to carry out our future goals. Overnight Venus and the Sun formed irritating aspects with the Moon that may affect our sleep, so write down any emotional insights.   

Early this morning the Moon sextiles Pluto, then squares Saturn, then Mars in Aquarius semi-squares Mercury in Capricorn, creating a bit of friction when speaking or attempting forward thinking moves that have not been well thought out. Make sure to listen to your inner voice for guidance here, pause before acting and shake off impatience. You need to finish tasks mindfully.    
Venus enters thoughtful Aquarius at 9:52 AM EST, improving how we perceive our love, financial and social life. We may feel compelled to give more of ourselves, time and charity wise. Our coolness or detachment may help us think more clearly and learn about ourselves along the way.   

This afternoon the Moon aligns with Chiron encouraging our sense of cosmic ventures, plus, allowing us to believe that little voice we hear is real and mostly spot on. Try to tune into your inner guidance through meditation. Follow your heart, it does know best.   

Tarot Cards of the Day: the 2 of Wands, the 10 of Pentacles and the Ace of Pentacles- look carefully at your future today, ask yourself if you want to travel through life alone or with a steady partner. You may have all you need right now, this revelation may stop you in your tracks and encourage you to think more about giving family and loved ones your time. Unexpected good financial news can come your way today, look for boosts in earnings and creativity.  

Remain centered in the heart and root chakras today with a green agate and a black onyx. Make a lavender, rose geranium and sandalwood essential oil blend. In yoga stick to yin poses for meditation. Stay mindful in all you do.                       

Aries-the good energy continues as your bright ideas flow easily again today. Be careful not to rush anything, instead listen carefully to your intuition and you will know when to act and when to hold back. Love relationships and friendships benefit from tolerance.   

Taurus- today you feel more social and outgoing than usual, which brings attention to your needs on a professional level. Your creative nature shines in all areas of your life but especially romance. Keep your work pace slow and steady. Stay calm when discussing relationship issues.  

Gemini-your instincts tell you to try something new today, explore possibilities and chat up a storm. Social situations bring business and increased earning potential to your awareness. Romantic connections grow and benefit from a heart to heart talk.   

Cancer-money and love will be flowing more freely to you for the next month and today begins in a prosperous and work enhancing way. Share your feelings, allow your love and care to shine through in everything you do so healing can occur.   

Leo-you may be even more attractive and alluring than usual. Your persuasive discussions can sway opinions in your direction and bring new work potential and relationships that feel easier. There may be proposals of commitment coming soon.   

Virgo- your focus turns to bringing your love, money and work life into an easy fluid balance. Self-care becomes more important and widens your social circle at the same time. Be understanding and listen carefully before reacting to news or criticism.   

Libra-your social and verbal skills are strong, bring your A game to work and love connections and watch them flourish. It may be difficult to stay calm and balanced but rely on your negotiation skills and light hearted sense of fair play to assist you.  
Scorpio-bring tenderness and a easy pace to the day in order to win over friends, family and co-workers. Your ideas are deeply rooted in creative talent so you are quite confident they will work. Begin open dialogues to improve relationships.  
Sagittarius-you have a knack for winning over hard to please people and influencing decisions that could shape your work life today and for the next month. Keep an open mind and remember to stay tolerant of others’ concepts of relationship parameters.   

Capricorn- redecorating or paying attention to living arrangements may be the order of the day. Make yourself a cozy nest or discuss the changes first with your partner first. Your drive and determination can take you to important heights if you listen carefully and speak your mind.       

Aquarius-Venus moved into your sign today and she brings a need and for beautiful, luxurious and indulgent items and people. You feel more strikingly attractive, talkative and ready for adventure than usual. Use this to your advantage, take time to enjoy the feeling.  

Pisces-it’s time to focus on yourself and your spirits today. Take the time you need to attend to the inner workings that power your emotions regarding love and money. With the Moon in your sign you have the instinctive power to know how to deal with any issue.    

Leonardo DiCaprio’s U.N. Speech - October 4, 2016.

“After 21 years of debates and conferences, it is time to declare no more talk, no more excuses, no more 10-year studies, no more allowing the fossil fuel companies to manipulate and dictate the science and policies that affect our future”, said Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio in his latest speech at the UN General Assembly in New York where the Paris Agreement on counteracting global warming was signed.

"As a UN Messenger of Peace, I have been travelling all over the world for the last two years documenting how this crisis is changing the natural balance of our planet. I have seen cities like Beijing choked by industrial pollution. Ancient Boreal forests in Canada that have been clear cut and rainforests in Indonesia that have been incinerated. In India I met farmers whose crops have literally been washed away by historic flooding. In America I have witnessed unprecedented droughts in California and sea level rise flooding the streets of Miami. In Greenland and in the Arctic I was astonished to see that ancient glaciers are rapidly disappearing well ahead of scientific predictions. All that I have seen and learned on this journey has terrified me.”

“Now think about the shame that each of us will carry when our children and grandchildren look back and realize that we had the means of stopping this devastation, but simply lacked the political will to do so.”

“Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong. An upheaval and massive change is required, now.”

“Renewable energy, clean fuels, and putting a price on carbon pollution are beginning to turn the tide. This transition is not only the right thing for our world, but it also makes clear economic sense, and is possible within our lifetime.”

“The world is now watching. You will either be lauded by future generations, or vilified by them.”

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/before-the-flood/articles/leonardo-dicaprios-un-speech/

http://docur.co/documentary/before-the-flood

#Survival #NationalGeographic #NatGeo #BeforeTheFlood #LeonardoDiCaprio #ParisAgreement #Energy #Green #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange

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10 Things About Me

I was tagged by the very interesting @thehiddenbaroness - Thank you, because I always learn things from you or am inspired.

  1. I was born in a very small island far far in the Indian Ocean where people from different religions, ethnicity etc. have mostly shown a great example of peaceful and respectful Coexistence. I have black cousins and I am a fervor believer of mixing people and diversity.
  2. I have a vivid imaginary life in my mind and I love to day dream. That leads to being an (obsessed) fan girl, especially to some American actresses: I wonder why the Americans ones more than those from my country…
  3. I have been really sick as a baby until my 10th birthday when I underwent a major surgery which saved me. This has shaped my life and way of thinking.
  4. I am extremely curious and questioning which can be annoying to others…
  5.  I love books and great characterization.
  6. We mostly eat and drink organic and are extremely concerned about the future of our planet doing our best to be responsible consumers.
  7. I am crazy about movies from all countries, especially indie ones.
  8. I do yoga and meditate. Though raised as a catholic, I don’t practice nor believe in the dogmas of all religions albeit I share many of their accepting and kind values.
  9. Our house is full of feminine hormones which drive my husband crazy sometimes. Women causes are extremely important to me.
  10. I tend to be driven by my fears more than my hopes, and that is a thing I am trying to change.

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