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AJ Palacio
He/Him/His
21, Mixed Latino, Queer
Actor/Singer/Dancer/Director/Activist/Scholar/Gamer  

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blackboybe:

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Genocide is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.” 

*sigh*….

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toriandrelativedimensionsinspace:

inunchartedwaters:

amplifytheworld:

referencesforartists:

brenanf999:

dontwantyourmoneysir:

anndruyan:

This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

This is why we download. 

Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive. 

not necessarily art related but as someone who couldn’t afford their textbooks this semester this is a godsend

REBLOGGING because after a little digging, I found my $200 textbook for free in PDF form.

friendly reminder that this exists since I know we’re all going back to college soon

reblogging for reference as much for myself as everyone else because fuck I have to pay rent this year unless I want to end up back and home and/or stuck on my parents’s forever

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souljaboyemoji:

micdotcom:

For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

don’t forget sikhs, they get lumped in as well

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

City Council meeting on Tuesday night in Ferguson. Part 4.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Will Darren Wilson ever be arrested?

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  • poor person: help i need money
  • rich person: why dont you sell your computer
  • poor person: firstly you act as if someone is guaranteed to buy my computer. i can put it on ebay or amazon or craigslist but i'm not guaranteed to get someone who wants it and stores often dont want used shit unless they give me a shitty price for it.
  • poor person: secondly computers have become a necessity rather than a luxury and you're lying to yourself severely if you say that it hasn't considering how virtually everything has to be done online nowadays from paying bills to applying for jobs.
  • poor person: thirdly did you know that selling my computer will not solve all of my problems it will only put about $80 - $250 into my pocket considering it's fucking used its not like i'm going to suddenly gain a steady flow of income upon selling my computer but yeah keep that smug look on your face as if "sell ur computer then" was some ingenious idea that i've never fucking thought of before

thewomanfromitaly:

beautiful-tragicinthefalloutboy:

"Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons."

"skeletons?? with WEAPONS?? they must have been men, case closed, better not investigate for another jillion years"

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wocinsolidarity:

nychealth:

Let’s stop HIV in New York City

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  • Ask your doctor if PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) may be right for you.
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If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, immediately go to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP (Post-exposure  Prophylaxis).

  • PEP can stop HIV if started within 36 hours of exposure.
  • You continue taking PEP for 28 days.

Many insurance plans including Medicaid cover PEP and PrEP. Assistance may be available if you are uninsured. Visit NYC Health’s website to find out where to get PrEP or PEP in New York City.

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donkos:

gekkan shoujo nozaki-kun is a treasure,

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quoms:

seawitchintraining:

Joan Rivers literally said several times that she hated feminists and feminism what the fuck is Times magazine doing calling her a feminist icon.

but girl power, guys! when a woman becomes famous almost exclusively for trashing and demeaning other women it’s important that we recognise her girl power. feminism is only about women achieving positions from which they can enact violence on other people

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fatsexybitch:

whatisthat-velvet:

questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

Black excellence.

More indepth info about this project:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ferguson-man-forms-inspiring-team-cop-watchers-hold-police-accountable/

I know gofundme has fucked shit up, but it seems like this project is about 700 away from its second goal of clip on cameras for residents

http://www.gofundme.com/Copwatching-in-Ferguson

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vinegod:

how i feel when i wear glasses vs how i feel without them. by AlliCattt

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goodyarnin:

hall70:

choclit98:

salemgirl0625:

postracialcomments:

Police in Ohio have charged a former Navy SEAL after discovering “overwhelming evidence” that he lied when he said three black men shouted obscenities at him, and then shot him in the stomach.

Chris Heben, a 44-year-old former Navy SEAL who served from 1996 through 2006, told police in Bath Township that he was almost hit by a low-profile sports car in a grocery store parking lot in Akron on March 28. He said that there were three black men in the car, and that they shouted obscenities at him.

Heben claimed that he went into the Mustard Seed grocery store, but returned to his car because he forgot his wallet.

That’s when one of the men in the same caryelled, “You got a big mouth white boy. You need to learn some f*cking respect,” and then shot him in the abdomen.

According to Heben’s story, he plugged the bullet hole, and tried to chase the men down in his car until he began to lose consciousness. So, he stopped at a fire station for help.

Heben’s incredible story scored him interviews with national media outlets like CNN and Fox News, and turned him into a local hero, boosting his profile as aspokesperson for the Montrose Auto Group.

But on Wednesday, Bath Township police said that most of Heben’s story was a lie,WEWS reported.

“We have overwhelming evidence based upon video, cell phone records and interviews that the shooting did not occur in the West Market Plaza and that Mr. Heben made false allegations to us,” Bath Township Police Chief Mike McNeely explained.

McNeely said that only Heben could answer when and how he was shot.

Heben could spend up to 180 days in jail for communicating false information to police, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was also charged with a second-degree misdemeanor for obstructing official police business.

WKYC reported that Heben has a previous conviction for “three counts of forgery related to perscriptions of controlled substances.”

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How many black men were harassed as they looked for the perpetrators? And how many outlets will do follow ups to set the record straight?

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^^^^^^great questions! damn!!! this is why black people stay mad. this fool probably got shot by his white drug dealer or his wife or girlfriend did that to him. always using black people to cover their own evilness.

Remember when Susan Smith murdered her kids by strapping them in the back seat of her car and driving the car into a river then said a black man did it? Someone almost went to jail for that shit. 

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

  • The younger crowd is pleading for the media to stay: “Show the world what they’re about to do to us!”
  • Just told to go into our cars. An on-scene reporter was told to get into his car, and media were told to get into their cars. It’s about to reach a boiling point in Ferguson.
  • Protesters are asking the media to stand with them and not return to the media area

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