micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

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fuckingconversations:

karenfelloutofbedagain:

theonewholovesbooks:

introverted-reader:

This is so beautiful :’)

Wow

I fucking love people who find street-side self-employment to do what they love. When I was in high school, there was a kid in my AP Bio class, really smart and intelligent and loved biology, but he was just so disillusioned with the academic situation in America that he didn’t even want to go to college. Our bio teacher asked him how he was going to find a career in biology without a degree, and he said he’d buy an electrophoresis kit and set it up in a city square and just let people watch the DNA fragments travel through the gel, and set out a hat or whatever to take donations. A biology street-performer. We all laughed, but last summer I was in Boulder, and there was this man on Pearl Street, along with the magicians and harpists and such, and he had a high-powered telescope. You could look through it and see the planets and stars in broad daylight, and he’d point them all out to you and give you a little lesson. He had a hat out and a cardboard sign asking for three dollars to look through the telescope, and he had a line of people. There’s something incredibly inspiring to me about the people who want to do something so badly that they’ll do it on the street if they have to. 

I saw a guy giving free compliments, and taking donations on the street. He would wax poetic about the beauty of the people walking by - their hair, their clothing, “the light shines off the blue of your eyes, while the skies of venice weep in shame, to wish they could match a shade so clear and bright.” Dude had class.
No matter what gender or age passed by, he had something kind to say to them. 

fuckingconversations:

karenfelloutofbedagain:

theonewholovesbooks:

introverted-reader:

This is so beautiful :’)

Wow

I fucking love people who find street-side self-employment to do what they love. When I was in high school, there was a kid in my AP Bio class, really smart and intelligent and loved biology, but he was just so disillusioned with the academic situation in America that he didn’t even want to go to college. Our bio teacher asked him how he was going to find a career in biology without a degree, and he said he’d buy an electrophoresis kit and set it up in a city square and just let people watch the DNA fragments travel through the gel, and set out a hat or whatever to take donations. A biology street-performer. We all laughed, but last summer I was in Boulder, and there was this man on Pearl Street, along with the magicians and harpists and such, and he had a high-powered telescope. You could look through it and see the planets and stars in broad daylight, and he’d point them all out to you and give you a little lesson. He had a hat out and a cardboard sign asking for three dollars to look through the telescope, and he had a line of people. There’s something incredibly inspiring to me about the people who want to do something so badly that they’ll do it on the street if they have to. 

I saw a guy giving free compliments, and taking donations on the street. He would wax poetic about the beauty of the people walking by - their hair, their clothing, “the light shines off the blue of your eyes, while the skies of venice weep in shame, to wish they could match a shade so clear and bright.” Dude had class.

No matter what gender or age passed by, he had something kind to say to them. 

(via antinome)

redplebeian:

I’m starting to think that things have gotten so bad in the US - the poverty, the inequality, the militarized police state, the spying on citizens, the assassination of citizens without trial, the prison population, the student debt crisis, the erosion of even the facade democracy - that we might need to start calling for sanctions and international boycotts against the US in order to put pressure of this corrupt and rotten regime

WOAH INTERESTING QUESTIONS

  • 01: tell me the truth, what made you start liking the person you like right now?
  • 02: what on your body is hurting or bothering you?
  • 03: what was your last thought before going to bed last night?
  • 04: what are you listening to?
  • 05: what’s something you’re not looking forward to?
  • 06: where do you think your best friend is right now?
  • 07: have you kissed anybody in the last five days?
  • 08: favorite song ?
  • 09: kiss on the first date?
  • 10: is there one person you want to be with right now?
  • 11: are you seriously happy with where you are in life?
  • 12: is there something you would like to say to someone?
  • 13: what are three things you did today?
  • 14: would you rather sleep at a friend’s or have them over?
  • 15: what is your favorite kind of gum?
  • 16: are you friends with any of your ex boyfriends/ girlfriends?
  • 17: what is on your wrists right now?
  • 18: ever liked someone you thought you didn’t stand a chance with?
  • 19: does anyone have strong feelings for you?
  • 20: are you slowly drifting away from someone?
  • 21: have you ever wasted your time on someone?
  • 22: can you do the alphabet in sign language?
  • 23: how have you felt today?
  • 24: you receive £60 without any reason, what do you spend it on?
  • 25: what is wrong with you right now?
  • 26: is there anyone you’re really disappointed in?
  • 27: would you rather have starbucks or jamba juice right now?
  • 28: why aren’t you in ‘love’ with your last ex anymore?
  • 29: how late did you stay up last night and why?
  • 30: when was the last time you talked to one of your best friends?
  • 31: what were you doing an hour ago?
  • 32: what are you looking forward to in the next month?
  • 33: are you wearing jeans right now?
  • 34: are you a patient person?
  • 35: do you think you can last in a relationship for three months?
  • 36: favorite color?
  • 37: did you have a dream last night?
  • 38: are you wearing jeans, shorts, sweatpants, or pajama pants?
  • 39: if someone could be cuddling you right now, who would you want it to be?
  • 40: do you love anyone who is not related to you?
  • 41: if someone liked you right now, would you want them to tell you?
  • 42: do you like meeting new people?
  • 43: are you afraid of falling in love?
  • 44: ever self-harmed or starved yourself?
  • 45: has anyone ever told you that you have pretty eyes?
  • 46: have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough?

sir-doge-swaggington:

evolutionofafitgeek:

liveasbravemen:

“I like clothes now. I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode. When I was way out of shape, the idea of using whitening strips on my teeth seemed terrible. I have to do that every day? I’ll never do it. What you want is instant results when you’re out of shape. You want your teeth whitened in 45 minutes with the use of lasers. But when you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day. Moments aren’t just moments. A moment might be a week or a month. So instead of Boy, I’d love to eat this hamburger right now, I’m considering a little further into the future. I’m thinking, I eat that hamburger and that’s 1,200 calories, and I’m gonna work out tomorrow and lose 800 calories. I may as well eat a salad here, still do that workout, and then I’m actually making progress.” — Chris Pratt

This just motivated the fuck out of me.

Chris Pratt is my new god

sir-doge-swaggington:

evolutionofafitgeek:

liveasbravemen:

I like clothes now. I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode. When I was way out of shape, the idea of using whitening strips on my teeth seemed terrible. I have to do that every day? I’ll never do it. What you want is instant results when you’re out of shape. You want your teeth whitened in 45 minutes with the use of lasers. But when you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day. Moments aren’t just moments. A moment might be a week or a month. So instead of Boy, I’d love to eat this hamburger right now, I’m considering a little further into the future. I’m thinking, I eat that hamburger and that’s 1,200 calories, and I’m gonna work out tomorrow and lose 800 calories. I may as well eat a salad here, still do that workout, and then I’m actually making progress.” — Chris Pratt

This just motivated the fuck out of me.

Chris Pratt is my new god

(via nataliving)

When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.

Steve Maraboli (via observando)

itsmemacleod:

callmebliss:

cobblestones-brokenbones:

okhaley:

127-lbs:

the-jackals:

tedbre:

thejamesboyle:

caluummhood:

HOLY SHIT, IT WAS THE ORIGINAL ONE

MAKE A WISH

the first post ever on tumblr

this was why they put the reblog button on the bottom of posts

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SEE LINDSAY LOHAN OR SOME SHIT WOW

Always reblog because perfection.

I was waiting for the stupid patrick thing but yay the real post. love it.

This is sacred

OHMYZOD IT’S BACK

I REMEMBER WHEN THIS HAD 10000 NOTES AND I HAD TO TAKE THE TIME AND SCROLL ALL THE WAY BACK UP TO REBLOG

(via cursedcasanova)

f-e-f-e-t-a-c-a-k-e-s:

youphoric:

humans are so cute, when we say goodbye we put our arms around each other and to show we love someone we bring them flowers. we say hello by holding each other’s hand, and sometimes tiny little dewdrops form in our eyes. for pleasure we listen to arrangements of sounds, press our lips together, smoke dried leaves, get drunk off of old fruit. we’re all just little animals, falling in love and having breakfast beneath billions of stars

this is my favorite post

(via whatwordsmiss)

Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.

Unknown (via berryhealthy)

(via whatwordsmiss)

When it can be said by any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend because I am the friend of happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government. Independence is my happiness, the world is my country and my religion is to do good.

Thomas Paine (via observando)