ackb:

The fix is in at Dancing with the Stars. 

Ok. No. Ten hours later and no one watched this video? What’s the matter with you?!?! Here’s your second chance.

An Alternative School Reading List: Here Is Every YA Novel With Lesbians

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breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

In the midst of everything that’s happening, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact the the most horrible thing that can possibly happen to a parent has happened here: the murder of your child. And as we remember that, let’s also remember that these are citizens of the United States calling their government accountable for the murder of children.

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I cried, like tears streaming down my face kind of crying, when Adam Jones walked the whole circuit of Camden Yards with the Orioles flag. He joined the Ball Boys and Ball Girls and they huddled around him and jumped up and down, and then he continued around the stands high-fiving everyone he could. 

orioles:

Your Baltimore Orioles are the 2014 American League East Champions! #WeWontStop

Woooo Hooooo!

orioles:

Your Baltimore Orioles are the 2014 American League East Champions! #WeWontStop

Woooo Hooooo!

"…justice and fairness just don’t happen—we have to make it happen—we have to build power, we have to use that power to fight and we can never stop. Because in this country, in the richest nation on earth, at the richest time in our history, fairness and justice are not too much to ask whatever the color of our skin, whoever we love, no matter our gender, our religion or anything else, because we are the workers of America: from the hotel to the high schools, we lay the foundations. We teach the classes. We drive the buses. We build the roads. Brothers and sisters, we lift the loads and answer the call. We do what it takes no matter the cost. We wake our country up every single day and we tuck her into bed at night. We won’t be turned aside. We won’t be divided."

Richard Trumka, 2014 Missouri AFL-CIO Convention (link)

workingamerica:

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke in Missouri today about the unfolding events in #Ferguson.
Full speech here—it’s a must read: http://bit.ly/1qX7cKq http://ift.tt/1y7Qizg

The test of our movement’s commitment to our legacy is not whether we post Dr. King’s picture in our union halls, it is do we take up his fight when the going gets tough, when the fight gets real against the evils that still exist today.
When a new immigrant gets mistreated by management because they don’t speak the language, that is our fight. 
When an African American worker doesn’t get a promotion or fair pay because of the color of his or her skin, that is our fight. When women are paid less than men for the same work, that is a fight for every single one of us. 
We cannot afford to have “my issues” and “your issue,” we must ALL stand together and mobilize around our issues.
You see, we have a choice: We can either live our history or we can change it.

workingamerica:

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke in Missouri today about the unfolding events in #Ferguson.

Full speech here—it’s a must read: http://bit.ly/1qX7cKq http://ift.tt/1y7Qizg

The test of our movement’s commitment to our legacy is not whether we post Dr. King’s picture in our union halls, it is do we take up his fight when the going gets tough, when the fight gets real against the evils that still exist today.

When a new immigrant gets mistreated by management because they don’t speak the language, that is our fight. 

When an African American worker doesn’t get a promotion or fair pay because of the color of his or her skin, that is our fight. When women are paid less than men for the same work, that is a fight for every single one of us. 

We cannot afford to have “my issues” and “your issue,” we must ALL stand together and mobilize around our issues.

You see, we have a choice: We can either live our history or we can change it.

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scififreak35:

indiscriminateslag:

tastefullyoffensive:

Mind-Boggling Food Realizations [distractify]

Previously: Genious Shower Thoughts, Dog Shower Thoughts

The “same thing for breakfast” statement is so true for me. I am an oatmeal-eating MACHINE.

I might always think of jerky as “a meat raisin” now.

36 days, 22 hours since Mike Brown was killed.

hasdarrenwilsonbeenarrestedyet:

In Ferguson, Still-Boarded Windows Signal Fears of More Trouble (Translation: Businesses in Ferguson are not replacing windows before grand jury decision is made.)

Quote of the week: “U.S. citizens have the shortest paid vacations in the world, unless you’re Darren Wilson and you get five weeks off after killing a teenager.” — Sarah Kendzior

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Hard to absorb…

catalogliving:

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Peter was never quite sure what to think about this girl who was always around and who his parents referred to as his “sister,” but he figured if she were really important she would have her name on a towel.

(Source: potterybarnkids.com, via alfa-limalimon)