Token In America

Token In America

jessehimself:

Charges. We’re talking about Charges. Not a conviction, not jury selection, not the insanely propagandized “journalism” pretending that there are “conflicting reports” when EVERY SINGLE EYE WITNESS that has come forward has said the exact same thing, not the flagrantly abusive police/military state suffocating people who’ve been economically, politically, psychologically asphyxiated since birth, not a prosecutor who is the walking definition of conflict of interest. We’re here talking about basic charges.

Aye… Jesse is on point though. This is brilliant.

Y’all I got my first #actually.

Y’all I got my first #actually.

dennisross:

From the very first page, the reader can hear the echoes of all of her previous books. 
Then I let the stories live inside my head, again and again
Now the evenings are quiet with my mother gone/ as though the night is listening/ to the way we are counting the days.

dennisross:

From the very first page, the reader can hear the echoes of all of her previous books. 

Then I let the stories live
 inside my head, again and again

Now the evenings are quiet with my mother gone/ as though the night is listening/ to the way we are counting the days.

(via reblogbookclub)

did-you-kno:

Actor Barkhad Abdi only received $65,000 for his award-winning supporting role in the film Captain Phillips. After production, he returned to selling mobile phones in his brother’s shop at a Minneapolis mall. Source

did-you-kno:

Actor Barkhad Abdi only received $65,000 for his award-winning supporting role in the film Captain Phillips. After production, he returned to selling mobile phones in his brother’s shop at a Minneapolis mall. Source

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.

Anne Herbert (via duttonbooks)

(via prettybooks)

rinceya:

Super excited about another round of the #reblogbookclub. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book. Non-spoiler discussions start on Monday with spoiler-y discussions starting on the 15th!

rinceya:

Super excited about another round of the #reblogbookclub. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book. Non-spoiler discussions start on Monday with spoiler-y discussions starting on the 15th!

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. [x]

brb crying all over myself
steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. [x]

brb crying all over myself
steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. [x]

brb crying all over myself
steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. [x]

brb crying all over myself
steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. [x]

brb crying all over myself
steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. [x]

brb crying all over myself

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? 
Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. 
[x]

brb crying all over myself

(via heavenrants)

Reason #1 why I can’t have nice things. Look at what I’m having for breakfast.
Somewhere inside of this mess of a person is a responsible adult, I swear.
Updates: I found a few leads on a laptop which I’m checking out on Monday. I also have some awesome employers who are giving me advances and thus I’m putting in that OT editing a video for one at the dance office right now. The good part about not having a computer is how much writing you actually get done without the distraction of the Internet. I also started reading (for real) again, and am currently reading Forty Acres by Dwayne A. Smith…engaging from page one guys. I needed it.
Alright back to editing.

Reason #1 why I can’t have nice things. Look at what I’m having for breakfast.

Somewhere inside of this mess of a person is a responsible adult, I swear.

Updates:
I found a few leads on a laptop which I’m checking out on Monday. I also have some awesome employers who are giving me advances and thus I’m putting in that OT editing a video for one at the dance office right now. The good part about not having a computer is how much writing you actually get done without the distraction of the Internet. I also started reading (for real) again, and am currently reading Forty Acres by Dwayne A. Smith…engaging from page one guys. I needed it.

Alright back to editing.

did-you-kno:

Before it was rebuilt in 2012, Indonesian children in the village of Sanghiang Tanjung crossed this dangerous collapsed bridge every day just to get to school. Source

did-you-kno:

Before it was rebuilt in 2012, Indonesian children in the village of Sanghiang Tanjung crossed this dangerous collapsed bridge every day just to get to school. Source

petarted:

Probably some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.
Rented some tradition wooden plank boats used by fishermen in Ghana and met some young Ghanaians who definitely showed us a thing or two how it’s done. Thankful I was able to wade out and capture some awesome shots of these guys.
petarted:

Probably some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.
Rented some tradition wooden plank boats used by fishermen in Ghana and met some young Ghanaians who definitely showed us a thing or two how it’s done. Thankful I was able to wade out and capture some awesome shots of these guys.
petarted:

Probably some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.
Rented some tradition wooden plank boats used by fishermen in Ghana and met some young Ghanaians who definitely showed us a thing or two how it’s done. Thankful I was able to wade out and capture some awesome shots of these guys.
petarted:

Probably some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.
Rented some tradition wooden plank boats used by fishermen in Ghana and met some young Ghanaians who definitely showed us a thing or two how it’s done. Thankful I was able to wade out and capture some awesome shots of these guys.

petarted:

Probably some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.

Rented some tradition wooden plank boats used by fishermen in Ghana and met some young Ghanaians who definitely showed us a thing or two how it’s done. Thankful I was able to wade out and capture some awesome shots of these guys.

(via mambubadu)

Listen…

I’m starting to get overwhelmed, but not really because I know this too shall pass. But really because life gets overwhelming at times, and that’s fine. I was built for this. 

The tenants upstairs are either settling in or moving in a herd of baby elephants but the noise coming through this ceiling right now is ridiculous. I can’t fall asleep in my cold, humid domicile of the damned and I also can’t breathe (turns out asthmatics shouldn’t wish for basement apartments). Real estate in the hood deserves one of those docu-series by a Soledad O’Brien (ooh featuring special coverage by Ta-Nehesi Coates) or anyone who will show how contractors build subpar housing in certain poor “non-race specific” neighborhoods [sarcasm]. Lol, I don’t mean to laugh but, this is a brand new house. I mean…when people take a bath, their bath water isn’t supposed to trickle down my bedroom wall and seep through the carpet, right? #bourgiegirlconfessions

My dad wants to talk with me. “We need to talk.” Which means he’s either going to say he doesn’t want me to be his daughter anymore or ask me to stop using his credit card to order food on Seamless Web. Either way, an impending parental break-up is coming.

I’ve made some catastrophic mistakes at this thing called being an adult, and I’m accepting the consequences. The worst of which is not being able to lace this post right now with memes and .gifs to properly convey my feelings (because I’m blogging from my phone like a millennial jefa). Feelings, which I’m not certain that I even have, given that I have to rely on Pandora to tell me the emotion that I’m supposed to be expressing. I have this innate Two-Cries-a-Year quota, which I already killed in April. So it goes.

Truth, what’s overwhelming me the most right now is how much gratitude I feel for the goodness that’s come out of the last two days and how I don’t have the words to express it. The donations, the encouraging words from editors, friends near and digitally sharing my shit, and most of all I’m grateful for understanding what ToMo means when she writes about how thick love gets. My gratitude journals can’t hold all this joy, though. What am I about to do with it?

Love.

PS. I’ve decided, bath water is not supposed to come down the wall.

Listen…

I’m starting to get overwhelmed, but not really because I know this too shall pass. But really because life gets overwhelming at times, and that’s fine. I was built for this.

The tenants upstairs are either settling in or moving in a herd of baby elephants but the noise coming through this ceiling right now is ridiculous. I can’t fall asleep in my cold, humid domicile of the damned and I also can’t breathe (turns out asthmatics shouldn’t wish for basement apartments). Real estate in the hood deserves one of those docu-series by a Soledad O’Brien (ooh featuring special coverage by Ta-Nehesi Coates) or anyone who will show how contractors build subpar housing in certain poor “non-race specific” neighborhoods [sarcasm]. Lol, I don’t mean to laugh but, this is a brand new house. I mean…when people take a bath, their bath water isn’t supposed to trickle down my bedroom wall and seep through the carpet, right? #bourgiegirlconfessions

My dad wants to talk with me. “We need to talk.” Which means he’s either going to say he doesn’t want me to be his daughter anymore or ask me to stop using his credit card to order food on Seamless Web. Either way, an impending parental break-up is coming.

I’ve made some catastrophic mistakes at this thing called being an adult, and I’m accepting the consequences. The worst of which is not being able to lace this post right now with memes and .gifs to properly convey my feelings (because I’m blogging from my phone like a millennial jefa). Feelings, which I’m not certain that I even have, given that I have to rely on Pandora to tell me the emotion that I’m supposed to be expressing. I have this innate Two-Cries-a-Year quota, which I already killed in April. So it goes.

Truth, what’s overwhelming me the most right now is how much gratitude I feel for the goodness that’s come out of the last two days and how I don’t have the words to express it. The donations, the encouraging words from editors, friends near and digitally sharing my shit, and most of all I’m grateful for understanding what ToMo means when she writes about how thick love gets. My gratitude journals can’t hold all this joy, though. What am I about to do with it?

Love.

PS. I’ve decided, bath water is not supposed to come down the wall.

tokeninamerica:

So today, I went to plug this baby in and it caught on fire.💥I don’t have to convince you that ALL of my work and life is attached to this machine, but right now I am literally unable to can. Please visit this campaign to help in any way that you possibly can. It is much appreciated. http://ift.tt/1riacCf #thestruggleisreal http://ift.tt/1uiXvHF

Still happening beloveds! A dollar helps or a share. Thanks so much to everyone who’s reached out, donated, and/or shared!

tokeninamerica:

So today, I went to plug this baby in and it caught on fire.💥I don’t have to convince you that ALL of my work and life is attached to this machine, but right now I am literally unable to can. Please visit this campaign to help in any way that you possibly can. It is much appreciated. http://ift.tt/1riacCf #thestruggleisreal http://ift.tt/1uiXvHF

Still happening beloveds! A dollar helps or a share. Thanks so much to everyone who’s reached out, donated, and/or shared!

So today, I went to plug this baby in and it caught on fire.💥I don’t have to convince you that ALL of my work and life is attached to this machine, but right now I am literally unable to can. Please visit this campaign to help in any way that you possibly can. It is much appreciated. http://ift.tt/1riacCf #thestruggleisreal http://ift.tt/1uiXvHF

So today, I went to plug this baby in and it caught on fire.💥I don’t have to convince you that ALL of my work and life is attached to this machine, but right now I am literally unable to can. Please visit this campaign to help in any way that you possibly can. It is much appreciated. http://ift.tt/1riacCf #thestruggleisreal http://ift.tt/1uiXvHF