reblog and make a wish!
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
Because my life (including my family’s) really needs the boost.
Truth tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars. — Gwendolyn Brooks (via xigga)
White folks who think Lupita shouldn’t win, believe so because they think Black people can inherently play a slave, they believe we are inherently inferior. In their minds being a slave isn’t a stretch, because how hard is it to portray yourself.
Rocket Raccoon Co-Creator Bill Mantlo Needs Help
If you enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy comics and plan to see the movie, consider making a donation to the continued healthcare costs of disabled Rocket Raccoon co-creator Bill Mantlo, who does not have an ownership stake in his Marvel Comics work. You can read more about Mr. Mantlo’s life and plight in this in-depth article by Bill Coffin.
“Here’s your CHANCE!” In Some Other Kid by A. Rey Pamatmat, the first play in Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege at the National Black Theatre, a young boy puts on a hoodie to remove himself selectively so his friend can have a moment to pitch some woo at their female friend, a bright determined young activist who stickers things to show the power of love and dreams. He never comes back. The gasps that come when he slips on a hoodie speak to our new conditioning. We know what it means when the shots ring out. His friends don’t. Some Other Kid ends with his friends rising from mourning his body, showing the power stickers, forever changed. It has brought them together holding hands, hoping for better – but what does that look like? What does that look like for us all? —
Put Your Feet on the Ground and Breathe | Alternate ROOTS
My piece for alternate roots
Trying to get this on as many social media platforms as possible.
A Fight to Survive TBI: The Story of David On the Road to Recover from Traumatic Brain Injury.
August 24, 2012 drastically changed my life. What happened that evening has left David in a vegetative coma and I am desperate to save my son’s life and future. David was pistol whipped, had his jaw broken and then his unconscious body was robbed. Though David regained consciousness, he was incoherent and rushed by ambulance to UMDNJ trauma center in Newark, New Jersey. It was there that he underwent emergency craniotomy surgery to alleviate the pressure from his swelling brain.
He is currently living in a sub-acute unit at a nursing home being fed via a gastric feeding tube. He is no longer entitled to physical therapy because he has shown no signs of progress. This means each day he lies in bed approximately 19 hours and sit in a wheelchair for 5 hours with no physical stimulation aside from being dressed and his diaper changed.
The importance behind physical therapy is that it will help him maintain his muscles and joints; to achieve his goal to attain flexibility, balance and coordination free from pain or suffering, so that he may lead a normal life again; performing all of his daily activities with minimal or no difficulty and without dependency. It can even help with his cardiopulmonary and neurological functions.
With prolonged treatment, it is possible for him to regain a large share, if not all of his mobility and it will improve his overall fitness and health.
David’s survival depends on continued physical and mental stimulation therapies which most insurances are not willing to fund long term. The lack of such treatment poses a direct threat to David’s ability to return to a life that extend beyond sitting in front of a television for hours on end in a nursing home. He deserves better.
His recovery is destined to be a long and arduous one, with no guarantees. But in order for him to have that chance, he needs, aside from a miracle, funds for aggressive physical therapy, a private neurologist and a specially designed vehicle for myself to accommodate his wheel chair.
Please join my family in our fight to get David the medical and physical treatment he needs. The amount we are now trying to raise is just the beginning for David and we could use your support. Thank you!
Please reblog, donate, and pray for David #teamwu
Most upsetting thing I've learned this semester: African Americans took thirty years to establish Seneca Village, NYC as an autonomous village with churches, homes, organizations where they could have freedom and exert political control. The village was destroyed by white backlash culminating in the creation of Central Park on that site to, which successfully erased it from the city's history. -
The fucking tears in my eyes right now.
(Source: mangoestho, via jcoleknowsbest)