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arkansaslife:

Arkansans of the Year:
“This is my home … This is where I grew up. I know that I wasn’t born here, but this belongs to me. You know?”
-Rosa Velazquez Executive Director, Arkansas Coalition for DREAM
 Read the rest here:www.arkansaslife.com/index.php/2013/11/27/arkansans-of-the-year-writing-on-the-wall/

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vintageblackglamour:

Diahann Carroll and New York Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm on April 22, 1974 at the premiere of Ms. Carroll’s movie, “Claudine.” In her 2008 memoir, “The Legs Are The Last To Go,” Ms. Carroll talks about hosting a fundraiser for Congresswoman Chisholm’s 1972 presidential bid at her Beverly Hills home. Photo: AP. 

genuineauthenticproduct:

prayforprada:

i love him 20,000 more now

heres to all of you that said that he was using them as a gimmick 

!!!! thank u. this is so important i swear

(i wish this was just a video of the performance uninterrupted by white people i don’t care about but still this is huge and awesome)

(via blackamazon)

sinidentidades:

Students Have Taken Over Florida Governor’s Office Demanding Justice For Trayvon
Students from around Florida have converged at the state capitol in Tallahassee demanding that Gov. Rick Scott heed their demands concerning racial profiling and school-to-prison pipeline issues in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. The youth — mostly Latino and African Americans — call themselves the “Dream Defenders” and have occupied the building since Tuesday making pleas to speak with the governor. Leaders of the Defenders say Gov. Scott has so far refused to meet with them so they plan to stay overnight, through the weekend if necessary, until the governor responds. 
The Dream Defenders have been organizing around the killing of Trayvon Martin since the murder happened last spring. Today, hundreds of students, some as young as nine years old, are gathered to convince state lawmakers to pass the “Trayvon Martin Act.” The bill would address racial profiling, “Stand Your Ground” laws and school-to-prison pipeline issues — “the three pillars that led to George Zimmerman getting away with killing Trayvon Martin,” said Dream Defender Philip Agnew on a media call. 
Despite the governor’s rebuff of their request to meet with him, Agnew said, “We’re not going anywhere. The State House Legislative building is a great place to live,” and joked that he even has some change-of-address forms. 
According to Dream Defender Ciara Taylor, the number of students occupying the building have “doubled” since they started Tuesday. Annie Thomas, of the Miami-based Power U Center for Social Change, said students there are “living in a state of fear” due to schools’ “zero tolerance” policies that lead to students of color getting excessively suspended and expelled. Trayvon Martin lived and went to school in Miami Gardens and was in Sanford the day he was murdered because he was serving a ten-day suspension from school. 
The Defenders’ occupy action has earned the support of civil rights groups like the NAACP, which is holding its national convention not far away in Orlando. The NAACP’s state chapter excused one of its directors, Dale Landry, so he could travel to Tallahassee and support the Defenders. Landry delivered a letter from the Florida NAACP president that told Gov. Scott to listen to the concerns of the organized youth. 
“Parents across the state are questioning whether Stand Your Ground laws protect their children from vigilantism and racial profiling,” said Landry.  
Landry also said that by Gov. Scott’s refusing to meet with the Defenders, “he is affirming the sentiment that the state places no value on the lives of black and brown youth.”
UPDATE 9:02 EST 07/18/13: Communications staff from the Advancement Project just reported to me that Gov. Rick Scott has agreed to meet with the Dream Defenders and he is in a session with them right now that began with a prayer circle. I’m told the students are telling him they do not plan to leave the state capitol until their demands concerning the Trayvon Martin Act are met. More news to come soon.
Watch a related video here


Fuck yes fuck yes fuck yes
A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL IN MY TOWN SHAMED A MAN WHO BROKE INTO HER HOUSE INTO LEAVING

galactic-kat:

scuttlebuggy:

scuttlebuggy:

IM COMPLETELY FUCKING SERIOUS SHE LITERALLY TOLD HIM
"NO YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HURT ME YOU NEED TO LEAVE YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED"

AND THIS PEDOPHILE HUNG HIS HEAD IN SHAME AND WALKED OUT

SHE IS MY HERO IM NOT EVEN JOKING

IN CASE YOU THINK I COULD MAKE THIS UP:
HERE IS THE NEWS STORY

HOLY SHIT. YOU GO, GIRL.

YOU ARE MY HERO

(via fuckyeahfeminists)

safercampus:

Cat caller form! 

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