1. do-you-want-this-thing:

    Do you want this Set of Fandparents?

    touching portrait


  2. I got it in my mind a long time ago that the poem lasts a lot longer than I do and so who gives a fuck about me. That the poem very well could do things that I couldn’t do. That the feeling I feel when I read poems is way better than any experience that I had had with a human being
    — Jericho Brown, interviewed by Kendra DeColo for Nashville Review (via bostonpoetryslam)

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  3. info-punkt:

    Alyssa Piro

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  4. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Police pick people out of the crowd, then rush forward. Frightening. 

    September 28th

    (via hoaxzine)


  5. Seriously, we need to remember that the vast majority of words spoken by women — on television, in film, in plays — are actually men’s words. Let’s work on fixing that.

  6. Organization: arrangement of objects in a manner that justifies having purchased them


  7. Any man, at any time, can give up being “progressive” and find someone cute who will enter into a legal union with him and think it


  8. iso-hei:


    (Source: bunrobot, via evetreeforme)


  9. jspark3000:


    Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

    On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

    Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

    And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

    (via racialicious)


  10. zuky:

    Here’s who comes up in Vanity Fair’s search of people the New York Times has called “no angel”:

    • Al Capone, white mobster
    • James “Whitey” Bulger, white convicted murderer
    • Donald Manuel Paradis, white motorcycle gangster on death row
    • Erwin Rommel, Nazi field marshal
    • Clayton Lockett, white convicted murderer and rapist
    • Larry Flint, white pornographer
    • Eric Harris, white Columbine serial killer

    Who else does the Times label “no angel”?

    • Samuel Spencer, Black victim of murder by four white men
    • Magic Johnson, Black basketball player
    • Michael Jackson, Black musician

    Yeah. You do the math.

    (via racialicious)


  11. He lit a cigarette. His glass of whiskey lit a cigarette. “I can only truly love my dead best friend,” he said, “but not in a gay way. Women wouldn’t understand. They’re too gay.” Both of the cigarettes agreed.
    — from Mallory Ortberg’s hilarious “Male Novelist Jokes.” (via coketalk)



  14. additional self-reminder that canada has its issues also and moving there doesn’t let anyone escape america’s


  15. Luke Cage was created in 1972.

    Four years earlier, in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed.

    Five years before that, in 1963, Medgar Evers was shot and killed.

    Eight years before that, in 1955, a young Black man named Emmett Till was tortured, then shot and killed.

    These events, and numerous others with frightening similarity, happened in a line, and in the early years of the first decade to reap the social benefits of the Civil Rights Movement, Marvel Comics gives the fans (and the world) a Black male superhero whose primary superhuman aspect… is that he’s bulletproof.

    Not flight, or super speed, or a power ring.

    The superhuman ability of being impervious to bullets.

    Superheroes. Action heroes. Fantasy heroes.

    Power fantasies.

    Is there any doubt the power fantasy of the Black man in the years following multiple assassinations of his leaders and children by way of the gun would be superhuman resistance to bullets?

    In American society, the Black man has come a long way from the terrors of the past handful of centuries, only to crash right into the terrors of the 21st century. Some of those terrors being the same exact ones their grandparents had to face and survive — or not.

    There are Black men who are wealthy, powerful, formidable and/or dangerous. They can affect change undreamt of by their parents, and their parents’ parents. Their children will be able to change the world in ways we can intuit and others we can barely begin to try and predict.

    But a bullet can rip through their flesh and their future with no effort whatsoever.

    And so we look at Luke Cage, a man who gets shot on a regular basis, whose body language is such that he is expecting to be shot at, prepared for the impact — because he knows he can take it.

    And maybe, in the subconscious of the uni-mind of Marvel Comics, is the understanding that Luke Cage may unfortunately always be a relevant fantasy idea for the Black man.

    2012 – Trayvon Martin is shot and killed.

    2013 – Jonathan Ferrell is shot and killed.

    2014 – Michael Brown is shot and killed.

    2015/2016 – Luke Cage premieres on Netflix.

    I look forward to seeing if the Luke Cage of that show will have a true understanding of his power and what he symbolizes.


    Real Life Proves Why Luke Cage Endures (via fyeahlilbit3point0)

    There’s a whole section in “black power” about Luke Cage existing as an anti-lynching fantasy

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