marylinj:

yesysabella:

"It just shows you how important it is to represent everyone in our profession." (x)

MEDIA REPRESENTATION IS IMPORTANT

I will re-blog this and the ones like it every time with the same message: Representation matters, for good or bad, it matter. This I know for sure!

(Source: amysantiaago, via emergingadult)

1 week ago 163,766 notes
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The biggest thing I’ve taken away from this project is something I’ll never be able to prove, but I’m convinced to my core: The lack of such a database is intentional. No government—not the federal government, and not the thousands of municipalities that give their police forces license to use deadly force—wants you to know how many people it kills and why.

It’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the evidence. What evidence? In attempting to collect this information, I was lied to and delayed by the FBI, even when I was only trying to find out the addresses of police departments to make public records requests. The government collects millions of bits of data annually about law enforcement in its Uniform Crime Report, but it doesn’t collect information about the most consequential act a law enforcer can do.

I’ve been lied to and delayed by state, county and local law enforcement agencies—almost every time. They’ve blatantly broken public records laws, and then thumbed their authoritarian noses at the temerity of a citizen asking for information that might embarrass the agency. And these are the people in charge of enforcing the law.

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1 week ago 1,047 notes
Bruh!! I really really want white people to stop tryna be cool and misusing words like this.This was a sponsored post in my dash so not only did they misuse “bae” they also paid money for a bunch of people to see how little research they did, smh

Bruh!! I really really want white people to stop tryna be cool and misusing words like this.

This was a sponsored post in my dash so not only did they misuse “bae” they also paid money for a bunch of people to see how little research they did, smh

(Source: mtv)

1 week ago  #dobetter  15,796 notes

pandaspwnz:

farfrompaid:

You not finding me attractive is not going to stop me from being attractive.

I SWEAR TO GOD IF YOU KEEP THIS MINDSET YOU WILL GET SOOO MUCH CONFIDENCE

(via cammydisco)

1 week ago 217,092 notes
"I’m a dreamer. I’m a romantic. I’m a good woman. I deserve the love that will change my life. And nothing else will do."
— I apparently wrote this on twitter 3 years ago. And I think it’s lovely that my friends remember this moment of late night candor. (via lovelyandbrown)

(via getglossd)

1 week ago 218 notes

aloofshahbanou:

There’s too much “I need him, he completes me” and not enough “I complete me yet I want them along for this journey”

(via 90seyecandy)

1 week ago 82,171 notes