if you write it, will they come?

I'm writing words, you are reading them. Hmm, the direction of this blog...I'm not so sure I have one nor a desire for one. I'm gonna ramble; I'm gonna advise; I'm gonna reflect; I'm gonna bullshit. I study psych; I travel by subway and yellows. I succumb to the small talk of the weather. I people watch. I laugh...EVERYDAY. Likes: smart people!! funny people!! sarcasm, music I can dance to, music I can sing with, music that makes me think, music that lights candles ;) playing in the park afterhours [the only way u won't look like a pedophile jkjk (well not really lol)] natural hair and skin care, natgeo, family guy, the colbert report, reading, history, psychology, shoes, vegan food, people watching =) I party now and again, maybe sip on something ;-) Dislikes: celery sans bleu cheese (ranch will suffice), deadlines, smokers, when my metrocard expires =(, arrogance, ppl playing music in public w/o headphones ugh, capitalism. The lists ofcourse could be way longer. Tumbling along

Kissy sour face #me

Good mornoon. I feel a good hair day coming on. #cleanface
#me

patronfest good night with my ppls and the fam

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Junior Mafia

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new meme alert!

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Watch the exclusive full lecture here.

realest shit i ever seen on tumblr

My followers need to repost this. It needs to reach a lot of people.

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angelclark:

VIDEO: Man Dies After 5 Police Jump Him — Chokehold Him For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes 

A Staten Island man died Thursday after police placed him in a chokehold as they attempted to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes.

According to authorities, Eric Garner, 43, went into cardiac arrest and died at Richmond University Medical Center following the arrest that was filmed by several witnesses.   

In the video, Eric can  be seen telling police that he had not been selling cigarettes, repeatedly saying, ” I didn’t sell anything,” before insisting, “I’m minding my own business, please leave me alone.”

After a standoff, five officers tackled the 400-pound asthmatic Ericwith one placing him in a chokehold – and wrestled him to the ground as they attempted to put handcuffs on him.

As Eric lay on the ground, with one officer pushing his head into the pavement, he can be heard saying, “I can’t breath. I can’t breath,” over and over.

As the video ends, Eric appears to be unconscious as police clear onlookers while waiting awaiting paramedics.

According to his family, Eric, a married father with six children and two grandchildren, suffered from asthma.

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Eric’s wife, Esaw, told reporters.

Police stated that Eric has been arrested multiple times for selling untaxed cigarettes, and records show he was due in court in October on three charges, including pot possession and selling untaxed cigarettes.

Witnesses at the scene claim Eric was breaking up a fight when police arrived, with Eric’s family stating that he didn’t have any cigarettes on him or in his car at the time of his death.

“They’re covering their asses; he was breaking up a fight. They harassed and harassed my husband until they killed him,” Eric’s wife said.

Within hours after Eric’s arrest and death, residents in the area hung handwritten posters on telephone poles near the scene with phrases like “no justice, no peace” and “Another innocent black man has been killed by police brutality. The NYPD must be stopped!”

http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/video-man-dies-after-5-police-jump-him-chokehold-him-for-selling-untaxed-cigarettes/

PETITION: https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-end-police-brutality#share

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Still my favorite scene

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Nat Turner’s Revolution‬

Nat Turner’s rebellion, also called the Southampton Insurrection, is probably the most famous slave uprising in North America. The revolt was brilliantly planned by Turner and took place August 1831 in Southampton County, Virginia. The Turner-led group of  ”freedom fighters” killed up to 65 people of European descent, the highest number of fatalities caused by a slave uprising in the American South. Though the rebellion was quelled within a few days, Turner survived in hiding for more than two months afterward.

Haitian Revolution

The most successful slave uprising in the Western Hemisphere was the Haitian Revolution, which began in 1791. Dutty Boukman, an educated slave from Jamaica who was sold to a French slave master in Haiti, organized and started the revolution that was eventually led by military mastermind Toussaint L’Ouverture. During the war, which culminated in the first independent black country in 1804, 100,000 French and British soldiers were killed.

THE ZANJ REVOLT 

The largest revolt by enslaved Africans was ignited by the Zanj against Arab slavers. The Zanj or Zinj were the inhabitants of the land along the coast of East Africa. They were traded as slaves by Arabs and were made to work in the cruel and humid saltpans of Shatt-al-Arab, near Basra in modern-day Iraq. Conscious of their large numbers and oppressive working conditions, the Zanj rebelled three times.

The largest of these rebellions lasted from 868 to 883 A.D., during which they inflicted repeated defeat on Arab armies sent to suppress the revolt. For some 14 years, they continued to achieve remarkable military victories and even built their own capital–Moktara, the Elect City.

New York Slave Revolt of 1712‬

The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 happened in New York City, when 23 enslaved Africans killed nine people of European descent and injured six more. The slaves planned and organized the revolt on the night of April 6, 1712. After setting fire to a building on Maiden Lane near Broadway, they waited for  colonists to rush to put out the flames, then proceeded to attack them.

The First Maroon War

In 1739, the Jamaican Maroons were the first enslaved Africans to win their freedom from European slave masters. During the First Maroon War, they fought and escaped slavery and established free communities in the mountainous interior of the island. For 76 years, there were periodic skirmishes between the British and the Maroons, alongside occasional slave revolts.

Eventually, the British government and slave holders realized they couldn’t defeat the Maroons, so they came up with a peace treaty that allowed them to live in their own free states in Jamaica. As a result, the Maroons established their five main towns: Accompong, Trelawny Town, Moore Town, Scots Hall, and Nanny Town.

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Why the hell were these guys in prison.

Probably for being the only fucking sane people in the entire town.

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Why did nobody tell me how great Snoop Dogg’s YouTube talk show GGN was?

Fucking hilarious. 

Best shit on YouTube

It is.

I’m going to binge watch every episode this weekend.

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who mama

Future mommy goals

Can we acknowledge that little black girl’s flawless entry. There was no hesitation in her step. She is the rhythm

^^^^ Flawless. You ain’t eem know she was jumpin in til she did it.

Me & my future baby at the function.

someone give me a kid !

That entry really was flawless, I thought yall was bullshittin

When yo momma song come on and you know her steps cause always killing shit at the house

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