Token In America

Token In America

Tonight at 8:30pm EST, bookriot will be hosting a live chat with author Tiphanie Yanique! I’m looking forward to reading Land of Love and Drowning after watching Rincey Reads’ (@rinceya) awesome review!

If you’ve read LoLaD, or are interested in chatting with Tiphanie Yanique, check out BookRiot for more!

Tonight at 8:30pm EST, bookriot will be hosting a live chat with author Tiphanie Yanique! I’m looking forward to reading Land of Love and Drowning after watching Rincey Reads’ (@rinceya) awesome review!

If you’ve read LoLaD, or are interested in chatting with Tiphanie Yanique, check out BookRiot for more!

‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police

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amaditalks:

A dozen part-time UPS workers in Minneapolis took protest action on the job August 22, after discovering ties between Missouri law enforcement and a company, Law Enforcement Targets, whose shipments we handle each day.

Some of us removed the company’s packages from trucks that would deliver them to law enforcement. Others, in solidarity, refused to ferry these packages to their intended trailers.

Others posed with a sign reading “#handsupdontship.” The phrase “hands up, don’t shoot” has come to symbolize protest over the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

We decided we could not be silent while our work was contributing to the militarized violence that police are directing at Ferguson residents in the aftermath of Brown’s death.

This is high-stakes activism. These workers are at risk losing their jobs for this. Well done, UPS folks, for sticking to your principles.

This is where unity works.  The powers use Racism to divide, we must see past the games and stand together.

Yes.

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What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

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AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2

AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)

What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.

**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

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Brooklyn Loves MJ: Birthday Dance Party at Restoration Center
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Brooklyn Loves MJ: Birthday Dance Party at Restoration Center
Brooklyn Loves MJ: Birthday Dance Party at Restoration Center
Brooklyn Loves MJ: Birthday Dance Party at Restoration Center
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Brooklyn Loves MJ: Birthday Dance Party at Restoration Center

Brooklyn Loves MJ: Birthday Dance Party at Restoration Center

These books are finding a new home at the Ferguson Public Library…don’t forget you can donate books too. Just check their website for the addy! #books #reading http://ift.tt/1qrkcJ0

These books are finding a new home at the Ferguson Public Library…don’t forget you can donate books too. Just check their website for the addy! #books #reading http://ift.tt/1qrkcJ0

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'I Love Myself When I Am Laughing…And Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive', Zora Neale Hurston, The Feminist Press, New York, 1979. Edited by Alice Walker.
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'I Love Myself When I Am Laughing…And Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive', Zora Neale Hurston, The Feminist Press, New York, 1979. Edited by Alice Walker.
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The peaceful side of the Ferguson protests
Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here’s a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News)
(Photos by REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich, REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, Scott Olson/Getty Images, AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
See more images of the peaceful side  and our other slideshows on Yahoo News!
yahoonewsphotos:

The peaceful side of the Ferguson protests
Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here’s a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News)
(Photos by REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich, REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, Scott Olson/Getty Images, AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
See more images of the peaceful side  and our other slideshows on Yahoo News!
yahoonewsphotos:

The peaceful side of the Ferguson protests
Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here’s a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News)
(Photos by REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich, REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, Scott Olson/Getty Images, AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
See more images of the peaceful side  and our other slideshows on Yahoo News!
yahoonewsphotos:

The peaceful side of the Ferguson protests
Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here’s a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News)
(Photos by REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich, REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, Scott Olson/Getty Images, AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
See more images of the peaceful side  and our other slideshows on Yahoo News!

yahoonewsphotos:

The peaceful side of the Ferguson protests

Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here’s a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News)

(Photos by REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich, REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, Scott Olson/Getty Images, AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

See more images of the peaceful side  and our other slideshows on Yahoo News!

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I wonder how lonely Time is. Does anyone ever have a chance to truly appreciate her? She always seems too quick, too slow, inconvenient, or nonexistent. I’m trying to understand her; if only she wasn’t so evasive.

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Happy Born Day, KRS-One!

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Happy Born Day, KRS-One!

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"Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." 📖One of the most important books I’ve ever read. I had to revisit it given what’s happening everywhere. #books #reading #love http://ift.tt/1sbNwla

"Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." 📖One of the most important books I’ve ever read. I had to revisit it given what’s happening everywhere. #books #reading #love http://ift.tt/1sbNwla

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We all need to be reminded of this greatness that Willow Smith blessed us with

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