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They just fired on the crowd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! peaceful protesters




watch this link please now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do not just like this, reblog it and watch it, they need witnesses, the police need to know they are being watched and that black lives fucking matter 







What the fucking shit is happening

i cant stop laughing omg



Tommy Lee Jones has been starring in a series of commercials for Boss Coffee for years now and they are MASTERPIECES OF CINEMA. The plot is that he’s an alien investigating life on earth, and each commercial is a problem or situation.
Continuation here (without subs)

Men In Black 4 looks great

Reblog this if you’ve ever cried, had a panic attack or an anxiety attack because of school stress



I’m trying to prove a point to my mum and teachers

Literally had one three days ago




Reading about abusive men and the way they think. Very unsettling and an incredible book so far. Here are my very professional notes.

what book is this?

This is from “Why Does He DO That” by Lundy Bancroft.
What exactly are the approximate races of Alana and Marko? Like it's a fantasy/sci-fi deal so I know they're aliens but, let's be real, I seriously doubt the team would stray from this kind of question since they write a comic like this and the artist is an ~awake~ WoC?????





“This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.”

- Brian K. Vaughan (x)

Both Brian and Fiona have repeatedly said that their heroes are PoC. And of course it’s clear from Fiona’s illustrations that neither Alana nor Marko are white, but that Alana has darker skin than Marko.

The only featured/recurring character in the Saga universe who actually seems to have white skin is The Stalk.

However, I still come across white-washed Saga fan art and fancasting posts, which never cease to amaze and infuriate me. No matter how pretty the art, I will never repost that shit.

If people genuinely see these characters as white, they need to check their eyesight or their racism. And I doubt the optometrist will find any deficiencies.

Thanks for the ask. I haven’t had a good rant on this subject in a while!

Personal pet peeve is folks who think Marko is white. He ain’t.

Marko is meant to be Asian- more specifically, I combined features from a handful of Japanese models and actors when I was designing him. I can see why people sometimes mistake him for white, because I avoided using exaggerated racial markers (slanted eyes, rounded nose, etc). With simple cartoon drawings like these, a lot is left to the reader’s imagination. So I accept there will be some misidentification because I didn’t draw Marko’s family like Mulan characters, haha.

I see Alana as having mixed heritage. When I drew her father I was envisioning an Indian man. Her mother remains a mystery!


An answer from fionastaples herself!

(omg we are not worthy, etc!)

The Problem of Slytherin


Or, “the negative treatment of Slytherin House in canon.” 

To me, “the Problem of Slytherin” (which I’ve nicknamed based on the infamous “Problem of Susan” from CS Lewis’s Narnia) is one of the major flaws of the series. Not as bad as my issues with DH, certainly, but something that detracts from the series as a whole. 

Again, this is a somewhat unpopular opinion: there are plenty of people who feel that the portrayal of Slytherin was fine as-is, many who argue that it was inevitable because of the books’ first-person Gryffindor-centric POV, and some people who believe that an ambition-oriented House is more likely to produce evil people than one that values intelligence/wit, hard work/patience, or bravery/fame, particularly given Salazar Slytherin’s penchant for conflating greatness and blood purity, making a House that seems pre-made for prejudice.* 

*I think that Slytherin’s orientation on blood-purity could have been written as something that was a rational response to his historical period, but I don’t think that JKR intends it to be viewed that way. If mass persecutions were occurring and lots of wizards were dying, then you could make a case for hiding/not accepting Muggle-borns - but again, this is something that’s more grounds for an AU fic based on what we know of Rowling’s Wizarding history, in which witch-hunting/problems didn’t get to be significant until three to four centuries after the Founders’ era, and in which the dangers weren’t that significant in any case. (Yes, that’s no consolation to Nearly Headless Nick, but we’re led to believe that persecutions weren’t that terrible a danger in the great scheme of things. In canon, Salazar Slytherin is not Wizarding Magneto, who believes that wizards need to create a wholly separate society of their own because the real world has given them concrete evidence they’ll never be accepted otherwise - although, again, I do believe that Salazar Slytherin-as-Wizard-Magneto, a man with some valid points but extreme views and methods, could successfully exist in fanfic.)

But, even given the idea that Slytherin held an indefensible, reactionary opinion for his own time, I believe that the books could have - and should have - written Slytherin differently. Because, as it is, there is a huge problem with the general portrayal of Slytherin characters, and, moreover, with the idea of House Unity and that entire theme, which became so important in OotP.

This is long, so I’m placing it behind a cut.

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Gentrification does not solve poverty, it merely shunts the poor out of the city…


Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost | The Guardian 

"A few blocks away, Maggie Larios, 30, a latina single mother sharing a cramped apartment with her two children, is all too aware of that choice. She earns just enough from a care-home job to pay the $685 monthly rent. But the landlord who owns the block is trying to evict her and other tenants who have complained about mould, cockroaches and broken windows. They suspect the neglect is intended to oust them so he can get in more lucrative tenants.

"The mould has made me sick," Larios croaks, indicating her throat. "When we went to court one of my neighbours had bugs on her. You should’ve seen the judge’s face." With her budget, Larios stands little chance of finding another apartment in Oakland. "I don’t want to be homeless. My kids and I went through a very bad experience in shelters." But inevitably they will be priced out, she says. "It’s gonna happen. A few years ago, to see a white person here was unseen footage. Now you see them walking the street even at night." Resistance could perhaps slow but not halt gentrification, she says. "Money talks, bullshit walks." Larios has kept one asset in reserve for emergencies: her long, luxuriant hair. "When the time comes I can sell it for $400.""

(via america-wakiewakie)

This very same shit is happening on my block RIGHT NOW. Literally right now. It started with the classier looking super markets, then the white people, now the neglect has gotten so bad our buildings is starting to mold. Ceilings falling (one time it fell while my brother took a shower Idk how he didn’t get hurt when it happened). Police coming into our building exercising excessive force on folks that normally hang with the people who live here. A lot of police presence started coming with the amount of white people showing up around here. We had to limit the times we go to the super market we been going to for over a decade and go to cheaper ones cause ever since white people started showing up they started bumping up the prices on everything making it harder for us to afford that shit. Gentrification is real as fuck, and it’s happening in Washington Heights so fast I’m scared we’ll lose our vibrant ‘Little Dominican Rep.’ community in exchange for more white people, starbucks and overpriced food markets and fucked up buildings waiting to kick out minorities that don’t have the privileged pay of a normal white person in the city.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

Same here in Pittsburgh. Our city is set up so that the poor live outside the rim of downtown Pittsburgh in neighborhoods that span outward. Though a few neighborhoods are nice (mainly b/c our city structures itself so that certain neighborhoods are overwhelmingly one race/culture/ethnicity) the actual suburbs are outside the city limit. Those people commute in to work (cause you know ain’t too many PoC holding down the white collar jobs in the financial sector of the city).

A few years ago though, following the major attention from the simultaneous Superbowl and Stanley Cup wins, and then the G20 summit that was hosted here, gentrification has been ramped up 1000%. WHite folks want the areas directly outside of downtown back, and are pushing Black folks further out, away from the city and its resources.

Historically Black neighborhoods like the Northside and East Liberty are slowly turning into ritzy, artistic hangouts for young folks with money (ie: white people). Both neighborhoods have had MASSIVE overhauls to residential spaces and can now boast lots of coffee shops. Historically white neighborhoods, like Bellevue and Penn Hills are becoming hubs for Black folks who still want to live in nice neighborhoods but can’t afford the rising prices of the “nice” new places in their own neighborhoods. Funny that the current attitude Pittsburgh media has about these neighborhoods is how they are “going to seed.”

(via xtremecaffeine)

1. Let me find out xtremecaffine lives in my city.

2. I grew up in Penn Hills and now live very close to East Liberty (as in a block away depending on how you look at it. And work in the city (Strip District. My church is in Homewood.

Gentrification rapidly got rid of a lot of the black residents and businesses. They aren’t trying to hid it at all. Hotels are being erected that locals cannot afford to sleep in. Morbid shit like  Anthropology and Free People sit not even 5 minutes from the hood. They tore down a housing project and put the biggest Target in Pittsburgh complete as in escalators and Starbucks.

Artistic hubs for young black folks were priced out of their rent (RIP Shadow Lounge). The Caribbean Restaurant and African Restaurant are gone. In it’s place are eateries that not only can you not afford to go to, they will also look at you crazy for being black and entering. Like we are strangers.

(via queennubian)

Reminder: DC Nation Boycott of Cartoon Network ↘


Good morning, everyone! This is just a reminder post about the on-going boycott of Cartoon Network, due to their actions regarding the DC Nation shows, creators, and fans. (Here’s more info if you missed what happened last week.)

This boycott’s extremely simple: don’t watch Cartoon Network,…




There is a real actual Spiderman comic where he pretends this is his power and the bad guys drop their weapons and give up. XD And it makes me happy. 

Here it is:

No one can ever say spiderman is not the best superhero of all time.
No one.