yourpersonalcheerleader:

coolcalmcommitted:

SN: The ‘Great Date’ and I have been acquaintances/colleagues for awhile. Our relationship turned romantic when he came up to me at the 24 hour library and we ended up staying there all night talking about everything under the sun.

Message: I can do me, nerdy & ambitious me, and stuff can still happen.

Message: I can do me, nerdy & ambitious me, and stuff can still happen.

Message: I can do me, nerdy & ambitious me, and stuff can still happen.

Message: I can do me, nerdy & ambitious me, and stuff can still happen.

Message: I can do me, nerdy & ambitious me, and stuff can still happen.

Message: I can do me, nerdy & ambitious me, and stuff can still happen.

The face of someone who knows what she’s doing in tomorrow’s class before 10pm.

I deserve a drink.

Happy Labor Day.

yagazieemezi:

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Jah Rastafari, the first man… yagazieemezi:

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Jah Rastafari, the first man… yagazieemezi:

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Jah Rastafari, the first man…
dynastylnoire:

OMG!!!!!!!

O-T-friggin-P!!
isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:


The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing. So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”
isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:


The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing. So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”
isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:


The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing. So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”
isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:


The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing. So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”
isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:


The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing. So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”
isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:


The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing. So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”
isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:


The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing. So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”
isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:


The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing. So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”
isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:


The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing. So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”

isleswoman:

dynastylnoire:

The Color Purple (1985)

Black tumblr girls  if we see each other in the streets, this is the song we sing.
So if I start serenading you in the deli aisle know it’s just Queen from tumblr.

Before she was Mary Jane’s mother, she will always be Suga Avery aka “You sure is ugly”

I think this school might be the only one in the nation that still holds classes on Labor Day.

Will someone send a plate to my office?

casualblessings:

May the ghosts of people you used to know never haunt you. (by anonymous)

True Life: I’m Addicted to Airheads Extreme Bites.

“She loves her coconut oil, shea butter, black soap, olive oil, natural hair, saggy clothes, long dresses, hair wraps, twist outs, lemon water, green tea, grapes, sunflowers, friends, family, and future.
What’s a label? She doesn’t have one”

A carefree black girl (via thedappledsky)

man i love this more than anything

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sameeeee.

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"…these are a few of my favorite things."

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17yroldghost:

a-beard:

fuckyeahassortedstuff:

roshi-no-tabi:


Fun Fact: None of the actors but Gene Wilder knew that the tunnel scene was coming. Like, they had the lines and stuff, but they thought it was just a boat ride. And when the lights came on and he started singing their terror was real
This happened a lot throughout the movie. Which is one of the reasons it’s such a great film. The directors did the same thing when they all saw the inside of the Factory for the first time. They wanted to show the face of pure imagination. To capture it all.

Same thing with the scene where he comes out of the factory to greet them.  None of them had gotten to meet Gene beforehand, so when he came out all hobbled on the cane and they had these confused looks on their faces and look actually concerned when he starts to tumble forward?  That’s all legit.  This whole movie was successful because it fucked with everyone who wasn’t Gene Wilder.

You guys know the sad Charlie reaction pic I use so much? That’s another ad lib scene. In rehearsals, gene was a lot calmer, but when they were actually filming he exploded on Peter ostrum (Charlie). That sad expression is genuine. And tht’s what it’s basically my favorite reaction picture ever.

The reason he came out limping and then rolled forward was so that from that point forward nobody could tell if he was lying or telling the truth.

literally none of this movie was scripted they just found a group of people and had them improvise an entire movie as cameras were rolling gene wilder doesn’t even exist you’re still dreaming 

Reblogging for the commentary. 17yroldghost:

a-beard:

fuckyeahassortedstuff:

roshi-no-tabi:


Fun Fact: None of the actors but Gene Wilder knew that the tunnel scene was coming. Like, they had the lines and stuff, but they thought it was just a boat ride. And when the lights came on and he started singing their terror was real
This happened a lot throughout the movie. Which is one of the reasons it’s such a great film. The directors did the same thing when they all saw the inside of the Factory for the first time. They wanted to show the face of pure imagination. To capture it all.

Same thing with the scene where he comes out of the factory to greet them.  None of them had gotten to meet Gene beforehand, so when he came out all hobbled on the cane and they had these confused looks on their faces and look actually concerned when he starts to tumble forward?  That’s all legit.  This whole movie was successful because it fucked with everyone who wasn’t Gene Wilder.

You guys know the sad Charlie reaction pic I use so much? That’s another ad lib scene. In rehearsals, gene was a lot calmer, but when they were actually filming he exploded on Peter ostrum (Charlie). That sad expression is genuine. And tht’s what it’s basically my favorite reaction picture ever.

The reason he came out limping and then rolled forward was so that from that point forward nobody could tell if he was lying or telling the truth.

literally none of this movie was scripted they just found a group of people and had them improvise an entire movie as cameras were rolling gene wilder doesn’t even exist you’re still dreaming 

Reblogging for the commentary.

17yroldghost:

a-beard:

fuckyeahassortedstuff:

roshi-no-tabi:

Fun Fact: None of the actors but Gene Wilder knew that the tunnel scene was coming. Like, they had the lines and stuff, but they thought it was just a boat ride. And when the lights came on and he started singing their terror was real

This happened a lot throughout the movie. Which is one of the reasons it’s such a great film. The directors did the same thing when they all saw the inside of the Factory for the first time. They wanted to show the face of pure imagination. To capture it all.

Same thing with the scene where he comes out of the factory to greet them.  None of them had gotten to meet Gene beforehand, so when he came out all hobbled on the cane and they had these confused looks on their faces and look actually concerned when he starts to tumble forward?  That’s all legit.  This whole movie was successful because it fucked with everyone who wasn’t Gene Wilder.

You guys know the sad Charlie reaction pic I use so much? That’s another ad lib scene. In rehearsals, gene was a lot calmer, but when they were actually filming he exploded on Peter ostrum (Charlie). That sad expression is genuine. And tht’s what it’s basically my favorite reaction picture ever.

The reason he came out limping and then rolled forward was so that from that point forward nobody could tell if he was lying or telling the truth.

literally none of this movie was scripted they just found a group of people and had them improvise an entire movie as cameras were rolling gene wilder doesn’t even exist you’re still dreaming 

Reblogging for the commentary.

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“Writing is a soft and a hard place all at once.”

excerpt from Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

now available at amazon.com

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unclecreemy:

Ernie Barnes - My Miss America

paperlanternlit:

When you need research to write, here’s how to master the art of Googling! (Confession: I didn’t know about 90% of these. Epic fail.)

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sun-thief-rai:

questionall:

* Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record

* Says killing of Michael Brown “not an isolated event”

* Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination

* ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America

GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record.

"Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing.

Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9, triggering violent protests that rocked Ferguson - a St. Louis suburb - and shone a global spotlight on the state of race relations in America.

"The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern and particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown," said Amir, an expert from Algeria.

"This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials."

The panel of 18 independent experts grilled a senior U.S. delegation on Aug. 13 about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities, including within the criminal justice system.

U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper told the panel that his nation had made “great strides toward eliminating racial discrimination” but conceded that “we have much left to do”.

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, has been put on paid leave and is in hiding. A St. Louis County grand jury has begun hearing evidence and the U.S. Justice Department has opened its own investigation.

Police have said Brown struggled with Wilson when shot. But some witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

"STAND YOUR GROUND" LAWS

In its conclusions issued on Friday, the U.N. panel said “Stand Your Ground” Laws, a controversial self-defense statute in 22 U.S. states, should be reviewed to “remove far-reaching immunity and ensure strict adherence to principles of necessity and proportionality when deadly force is used for self-defense”.

Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old shot dead in a car in Jacksonville, Florida during an argument over loud rap music in November 2012, attended the Geneva session. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen killed in Miami, Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, testified.

The U.N. panel monitors compliance with a treaty ratified by 177 countries including the United States.

"The Committee remains concerned at the practice of racial profiling of racial or ethnic minorities by law enforcement officials, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Transportation Security Administration, border enforcement officials and local police," it said, urging investigations.

The experts called for addressing obstacles faced by minorities and indigenous peoples to exercise their right to vote effectively. This was due to restrictive voter identification laws, district gerrymandering and state-level laws that disenfranchise people convicted of felonies, it said.

Jamil Dakwar of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the U.N. recommendations highlighted “shortcomings on racial equality that we are seeing play out today on our streets, at our borders and in the voting booth.

"When it comes to human rights, the United States must practice at home what it preaches abroad," he said.

THIS IS GOOD.

THIS IS REAL GOOD.

The bolded is truth.

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