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I am a 41yo gay man, a very amateur photographer in recovery.

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    In recent years, crystal meth use seems to have exploded in Germany, particularly along the Czech border. As researchers are discovering, the population of users is much more diverse than many people expect.

    The police received the emergency call at six o’clock in the morning on a Sunday. Patrick (not his real name) was screaming into his phone: “I’m being shot at!” Police special forces moved in — and, when they got there, discovered that a light bulb in Patrick’s IKEA lamp had exploded.

    Only a few weeks later, the ambulance was called back to Patrick’s residence in the Bavarian city of Landshut. The 30-year-old had jumped out of the third floor window of his pre-war building in a panic. He had broken his shin in two places and splintered his heel bone because he thought he was being pursued by the Mafia.

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    This is appalling!!!

    I cannot really speak on black women’s hair however, this idea that beauty is straight-haired and lighter-skinned is not healthy for our young girls of color.  We are basically telling them they are not good enough.  Change your hair, get a weave, make your nose narrow, lighten your complexion; all of this is just wrong.  You are beaut and made perfect by whomever you call God/Goddess.  

    I see so many, still young, black women who have lost their natural hair because of the products they use so they fit into what society/media says is acceptable and beautiful.  The weaves and extensions are causing hairlines to recede.  Our hair was not made to carry so much weight for such long periods of time.  It is a myth that it makes hair grow faster.  Let your scalp breathe, give your hair some sun, don’t let anyone tell you that there is something wrong with your naturally tightly curled locks.  

    The more we teach our beautiful black daughters that natural is beauty, then maybe less people will go touching and grabbing their hair with fascination (not realizing that they are offending them) because it would become the norm for our girls to wear their black hair with pride.  

    This is Everything!!

    The Real Basic Bigots of Russia

    Poor Rich Madonna!!

    Someday… I do hope… that the N word is wiped off this planet.  No matter how you spell it, or say it, this word came from hate and I am shocked that, as a people, we still want to hold onto this term.  Why? Because it sells records? Because it makes Quentin Tarantino movies more riveting? You want to see how what this word does.. say it around an African-American in their 70s. 80s, or 90s.  See how they react.  

    By using the word yourself, you’ve taught your son that it’s okay to use this disgusting word around, and when referring to, your own black adopted children.

    Blonde Ambition was the first concert I ever attended… I do enjoy what you do… Do I believe that you are a racist? No… Have you exercised ‘white privilege’?  Yes, I am sure you have…. but now you are ‘Madonna’ and that holds clout without explanation.  However, even Oprah was not let into a jewelry boutique once and she’s ‘Oprah’.  Hmmm, I wonder why? 

    I do hope for a change… You know MJ tried to make a difference… tried to unite us as one… We’ve lost the King… what is the queen doing?  

    I am Trayvon Martin

    CAPE TOWN - As South Africa heads for nail-biting 2014 general elections Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled up a suprise by announcing the formation of a Gay political party called Democratic Religious Alliance Against Minority Antagonism (DRAAMA)

    South African general election will be held on a date in April–July 2014 to elect a new National Assembly, as well as new provincial legislatures in each province. It will be the fifth quinquennial election held under conditions of universal adult suffrage since the end of the apartheid era in 1994.

    “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven… No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to hell… I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.” READ MOREDRAAMA

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    Demand rape charges be brought against the men who raped and murdered 16-year-old African-American boy

    Yesterday we reported on the virtual sweeping-under-the-rug of the death of Dione Payne, 16, of Dayton, Ohio. The Dayton Daily News, one of the only local sources to report on the rape, and beating death of the youth seemed more interested in focusing on the “troubled past” of the victim, instead of the past of the murderers.

    Michael A. Geldrich, 36, and Michael J. Watson, 39, are both being held in the Warren County Jail for the December 1 beating death of the young Payne. Miami Valley Hospital workers discovered that Payne had been sexually assaulted during the attack. Hospital personnel contacted Middletown police and stated the teen had been sexually assaulted, according to the police report. But thus far, no rape charges have been brought, and hate crime charges have been dismissed point blank by Franklin Police Chief Russ Whitman, who said there is “no evidence” that there was a racial motive to the rape and murder of this 16-year-old African American.

    To add insult to injury, some local media reports have fixated on a checkered history of the juvenile: possessing narcotics, and even allegations that he had fired gun shots in the past. They talked about morbid comments made on his Facebook account before the day he was raped and beaten to death. They even called the 16-year-old out for getting arrested for littering. What they did not do was explain why the police have ruled out a racial motive to the attack, and why the Warren County Prosecutor has neither pursued hate crime charges, nor even charged the attackers with rape.

    These questions still remain unanswered. But there is more that we can do besides reading about this frustrating account and getting on with our day in silence. What can you do? Well for starters, contact the Warren County Prosecutor, who is now handling the case. Demand that all crimes committed against 16 year old Dione Payne be presented to the grand jury on Michael A. Geldrich and Michael J. Watson- for the hate crime of rape, robbery and murder! The prosecutor can be contacted at the number and email below:

    David Fornshell
    513-695-1325
    David.Fornshell@co.warren.oh.us

    Ask why these criminals have not been charged for raping the 16-year-old boy who they murdered. Also ask why hate crime charges are being excluded, when this does not seem to have been a common practice for these drug buyers to rape and beat-to-death previous people who they have tried to procure narcotics from.

    Are these charges being brushed off because there were drugs potentially involved, or for some other reason that neither the police, the City of Franklin nor the local media are reporting.

    SPREAD THE WORD and get people involved. Tell everyone you know who thinks this 16-year-old rape and murder victim deserves justice, in spite of his “troubled past”.

    (Article by Micah Naziri; image via PBSpot)

    Please reblog, you guys. More people need to know about this kid and what happened to him.

    Justice for this young boy!!

    (via notoriousjoev)

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    How to Really, Really Piss Off the Wesboro Baptist Church

    i have never hit the reblog button so fast jfc

    this is really great omg

    This is everything!!

    (via homopride)

    #powerful

    The verdict in the Zimmerman trial was the perfect wrenching coda to a story that illustrates how our justice system failed Trayvon Martin and his family.

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