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darlavillani:

Nine Literary Magazines for New and Unpublished Writers
"Seeing your work in print for the first time is a unique thrill. But it can feel like a daunting task to submit your writing to a magazine or journal when you nobody other than friends and family has ever read it. To make the process somewhat less scary, here are 9 literary magazines that welcome submissions from new and never before published writers."
 Read on.
Let’s stay connected.

darlavillani:

Nine Literary Magazines for New and Unpublished Writers

"Seeing your work in print for the first time is a unique thrill. But it can feel like a daunting task to submit your writing to a magazine or journal when you nobody other than friends and family has ever read it. To make the process somewhat less scary, here are 9 literary magazines that welcome submissions from new and never before published writers."

 Read on.

Let’s stay connected.

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Why We Cannot Have Reproductive Justice Without Fighting Police Brutality

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10 Black Queer Artists You Should Know

postwhitesociety:

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1-2. THEE Satisfaction theesatisfaction

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2. Syd tha Kid, of The Internet (friscotsc

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3. Le1f  (@le1f)

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4. B. Steady 

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5-6. BOOMscat 

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7. Mykki Blanco

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8. Cakes Da Killa

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9. Angel Haze

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10. Rahsaan Patterson 


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Let me be clear: Unarmed college hopefuls don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids heading to work or trade school don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids floundering aimlessly through life don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids who have been in trouble—even those who have been nothing but trouble—don’t deserve to be shot.

The act of pinning the tragedy of a dead black teen to his potential future success, to his respectability, to his “good”-ness, is done with all the best intentions. But if you read between the lines, aren’t we really saying that had he not been on his way to college, there’d be less to mourn?

That’s dead wrong.

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Black Kids Don’t Have to Be College-Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic by Jasmine Banks (via gwest650)

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thepeoplesrecord:

Unarmed black man, Ezell Ford, killed by LAPD August 13, 2014
On the heels of the Mike Brown tragedy, another Black man has been shot and killed by the police. The 24-year-old man succumbed to gun injuries after an encounter with police in South LA.
The incident happened Monday evening, shortly after a shooting was reported at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway. The LAPD stopped a man 200 blocks north of the 65th block when things took a dangerous turn. According to a police statement, officers opened fire after “a struggle ensued.”
The man, who was later identified as Ezell Ford, was then transported to the nearest hospital where he underwent surgery but later died. Ford is one of countless victims who have recently died at the hands of police- who are to protect and serve the community.
Was Ford killed for simply being a young, African-American male – the very same characteristics that claimed the lives of John Crawford and Mike Brown?
The mother of the victim, Tritobia Ford,  said her son was lying on the ground and obeying the officers’ commands when he was shot. Multiple reports indicate he was unarmed.
Further details on the shooting is underway and will be investigated by LAPD’s Force Investigation Division. The LAPD is currently being sued by Marlene Pinnock, a homeless woman whose vicious beating at the hands of a still unidentified officer was caught on tape. Her lawsuit alleges excessive force, assault, battery.
Source
The surrounding south LA community has organized a protest to demand justice for Ezell on Sunday, August 17 at the LAPD headquarters at 3 p.m.
Rest in power, Ezell. No justice, no peace!

thepeoplesrecord:

Unarmed black man, Ezell Ford, killed by LAPD 
August 13, 2014

On the heels of the Mike Brown tragedy, another Black man has been shot and killed by the police. The 24-year-old man succumbed to gun injuries after an encounter with police in South LA.

The incident happened Monday evening, shortly after a shooting was reported at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway. The LAPD stopped a man 200 blocks north of the 65th block when things took a dangerous turn. According to a police statement, officers opened fire after “a struggle ensued.”

The man, who was later identified as Ezell Ford, was then transported to the nearest hospital where he underwent surgery but later died. Ford is one of countless victims who have recently died at the hands of police- who are to protect and serve the community.

Was Ford killed for simply being a young, African-American male – the very same characteristics that claimed the lives of John Crawford and Mike Brown?

The mother of the victim, Tritobia Ford,  said her son was lying on the ground and obeying the officers’ commands when he was shot. Multiple reports indicate he was unarmed.

Further details on the shooting is underway and will be investigated by LAPD’s Force Investigation Division. The LAPD is currently being sued by Marlene Pinnock, a homeless woman whose vicious beating at the hands of a still unidentified officer was caught on tape. Her lawsuit alleges excessive force, assault, battery.

Source

The surrounding south LA community has organized a protest to demand justice for Ezell on Sunday, August 17 at the LAPD headquarters at 3 p.m.

Rest in power, Ezell. No justice, no peace!

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yellowxperil:

journolist:

National Moment of Silence 2014

On August 14, 2014, citizens across America will gather in solidarity to hold vigils and observe a moment of silence to honor victims of Police Brutality
Police Brutality in the United States continues to be a pervasive problem that affects communities across the country. In recent years, we have had news of too many people losing their lives as a result of police brutality. We have also heard too many stories of people being sexually and otherwise physically assaulted by police. We are gathering together to observe a National Moment of Silence to pay respect to the lives lost and/or forever changed by the brutality of the police state.Too many citizens have suffered. Their families and friends need our positive energy and support in this moment of anger, frustration, fear, and helplessness.

How the #NMOS14 Began: 

How social media helped facilitate a national moment of silence to honor victims of police brutality, show solidarity with their families, and allow communities to come together in a moment of mourning and support.

Vigils: 

Annapolis, Maryland 
Atlanta, Georgia 
Baltimore, Maryland 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Bloomington, Indiana 
Boston, Massachusetts 
Bremerton, Washington 
Brooklyn, New York 
Carson City, Nevada 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
Chicago, Illinois 
Columbia, South Carolina 
Columbus, Ohio 
Dallas, Texas 
Denver, Colorado 
Detroit, Michigan 
Durham, North Carolina 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Houston, Texas
Indianapolis, Indiana 
Kansas City, Missouri
Knoxville, Tennessee  
Lansing, Michigan 
Long Island, New York 
Los Angeles, California 
Lower Manhattan, New York 
Memphis, Tennessee 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Nashville, Tennessee 
New Brunswick, New Jersey 
New Orleans, Louisiana 
Orlando, Florida
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Portland, Maine 
Providence, Rhode Island 
Rochester, New York 
Salt Lake City, Utah 
San Antonio, Texas 
San Francisco, California 
Seattle, Washington 
St. Louis, Missouri 
Tampa, Florida 
Valdosta, Georgia
Vancouver, Canada 
Washington, D.C.
West Palm Beach, Florida 
Woodbridge, Virginia 
Wyckoff, New Jersey 

More cities are being added, check here for updates and info on starting a vigil in your city. 

find your city here

yellowxperil:

journolist:

National Moment of Silence 2014

On August 14, 2014, citizens across America will gather in solidarity to hold vigils and observe a moment of silence to honor victims of Police Brutality

Police Brutality in the United States continues to be a pervasive problem that affects communities across the country. In recent years, we have had news of too many people losing their lives as a result of police brutality. We have also heard too many stories of people being sexually and otherwise physically assaulted by police. 

We are gathering together to observe a National Moment of Silence to pay respect to the lives lost and/or forever changed by the brutality of the police state.

Too many citizens have suffered. Their families and friends need our positive energy and support in this moment of anger, frustration, fear, and helplessness.

How the #NMOS14 Began

How social media helped facilitate a national moment of silence to honor victims of police brutality, show solidarity with their families, and allow communities to come together in a moment of mourning and support.

Vigils:

Annapolis, Maryland

Atlanta, Georgia

Baltimore, Maryland

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bloomington, Indiana

Boston, Massachusetts

Bremerton, Washington

Brooklyn, New York

Carson City, Nevada

Charlotte, North Carolina

Chicago, Illinois

Columbia, South Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Dallas, Texas

Denver, Colorado

Detroit, Michigan

Durham, North Carolina

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Houston, Texas

Indianapolis, Indiana

Kansas City, Missouri

Knoxville, Tennessee  

Lansing, Michigan

Long Island, New York

Los Angeles, California

Lower Manhattan, New York

Memphis, Tennessee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nashville, Tennessee

New Brunswick, New Jersey

New Orleans, Louisiana

Orlando, Florida

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Portland, Maine

Providence, Rhode Island

Rochester, New York

Salt Lake City, Utah

San Antonio, Texas

San Francisco, California

Seattle, Washington

St. Louis, Missouri

Tampa, Florida

Valdosta, Georgia

Vancouver, Canada

Washington, D.C.

West Palm Beach, Florida

Woodbridge, Virginia

Wyckoff, New Jersey

More cities are being added, check here for updates and info on starting a vigil in your city. 

find your city here

(via postwhitesociety)



"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
Desmond Tutu (via taliabobalia)

sinidentidades:

yamahel:

African Americans are being murdered in cold blood by the Ferguson regime. There is a media blackout to prevent evidence aginst the state for committing human rights violations #UnitedNations #OpFerguson #revolution #RBG #Revot #injustice #USA #AMERICA #NRA #WARCRIMES #TERRORISM

Here’s another link detailing this shooting: Howard Alum Was Shot In The Head In Ferguson, Conflicting Reports On What Took Place [Photo][Video]

sinidentidades:

yamahel:

African Americans are being murdered in cold blood by the Ferguson regime. There is a media blackout to prevent evidence aginst the state for committing human rights violations #UnitedNations #OpFerguson #revolution #RBG #Revot #injustice #USA #AMERICA #NRA #WARCRIMES #TERRORISM

Here’s another link detailing this shooting: Howard Alum Was Shot In The Head In Ferguson, Conflicting Reports On What Took Place [Photo][Video]


Anonymous: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??

natnovna:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site) 

222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

Ph: 314-522-3100
Fx: 314-524-5290


jamesdeenhateclub:

i think it’s important that myself and other white ppl remember that we can not even begin to truly understand the pain and trauma of what is happening in ferguson, nor can we grasp the anger and sadness black communities experience due to this situation. all we can do is stand in solidarity, listen, and not derail or take the focus away from the true face of racism and white supremacy.

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