sidechick: did u see the pic?
me: what pic?
sidechick: the one of us I put on insta
Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”
- Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
- Honest social commentary
- Targeted to the college age demographic
- Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
- Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig
Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”
- White people calling it racist
- Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
Vegan Getting Ready for Fall Comfort Food Round Up
Robin Williams’ passing is a reminder that those who make us laugh the most are usually fighting the biggest demons.
Naomi photographed by Hao Zeng , Harper’s Bazaar Mexico and Latin America September 2014
On the evening of August 25th, 2014, the Chicago Police murdered DeSean Pittman, a black youth living on the southside.DeSean’s mother, Natasha Haul, might not be able to bury her son because the cop that killed him came to his vigil as an on duty officer, and police deliberately provoked the mourners by breaking candles for DeSean’s memorial and tearing down posters commemorating his life.When a fight broke out between DeSean’s friends, family, and loved ones, and the police, five people were arrested, including his mother, and are still being held in Cook County Jail.Natasha is being held on felony charges of aggravated battery of a police officer, and mob action, on a $75,000 bond. Natasha needs to be out in time for her son’s funeral. We need to put up 10 % to get her out, meaning we have 48 hours to raise $7,500.Additionally, DeSean’s family urgently needs financial support to help with paying for DeSean’s funeral.In the wake of an upsurge of national resistance to racist police terror and international attention to the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many others, Chicago must show support the families of those murdered by CPD right here at home.The same night the police murdered DeSean, they also killed Roshad Mcintosh, a 19-year-old black resident of Lawndale, on Chicago’s westside.Donate, support the Pittman, Haul and Mcintosh families, spread the word, and resist police violence in our communities!