The Illuminator projected this near the Brooklyn Bridge in solidarity with the people of Ferguson.



reminder: ferguson and palestine are still happening and are still important even though there’s less attention being paid to them right now

this also applies to the missing school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria!

Anonymous: I noticed that you don't post that much about love anymore

idk … love or being in love just isn’t on my mind as much . i know now that it’s not all that matters, that it’s not some magical thing that fixes all your problems . i was like super infatuated at the beginning of my relationship . my first real love, so to speak . but i’ve grown out of that stage as far as it being all that concerns me .


I walked into a classroom where some young Tibetan students were practicing their chants, and all the kids suddenly grew very focused and well-behaved on account of the visitor. Except for this guy, who started laughing at me. Then he started laughing at himself laughing. Then he started laughing that he couldn’t stop laughing at himself laughing.

(Dharamshala, India)


Precious moment

“be softer with you. you are a breathing thing. a memory to someone. a home to a life.”

nayyirah waheed



White Syracuse school guard’s ‘joke’ gets black student to assume the position, mom says

Twelve-year-old Brandon Pearson, who has Down syndrome, was excited to start the school year Tuesday, his first day at a new school.

But he and his family were welcomed to the building with a racist joke from a Syracuse school employee, his mother said.

The incident led school officials to suspend the employee while they investigate her complaint.

Brandon was accompanied on his first day at Huntington K-8 School in Eastwood by his mother, Brandiss Pearson, her husband and her father.

When they stopped in front of a hallway mural to snap pictures, a school sentry, or security guard, who is white, inserted himself. Brandon and his family are black.

"Wait, wait, wait, hold on,” Brandiss Pearson recalls the sentry saying. Then the sentry turned Brandon to face the wall and lifted Brandon’s hands above his head on the wall, as if to be frisked, she said.

"And he starts laughing and says, ‘Now take the picture, he’s in the right position,’ ” Pearson recalled.

The insinuation went over Brandon’s head. He kept smiling. But his family members were stunned, Pearson said. They hurried Brandon off to his classroom to meet his teacher and say their goodbyes. Only after she got home did Pearson stop to process what had happened.

"I was shaking, just like fire-breathing mad,” she said. ”All he saw was a little black boy who needed to assume the position.”

Pearson is a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital Heath Center. She is studying for a master’s degree at Upstate University. She’s on the board of directors for Home HeadQuarters.

"Nothing that I’ve accomplished can change what some people see,” she said.

Pearson’s father snapped a picture of Brandon in the offensive position, but later deleted it from his phone because it made him angry. “He said he did not want to relive that moment one more second,” Pearson said.

Pearson reported the incident to Huntington’s principal Tuesday afternoon. She tearfully confronted the security guard, or school sentry, Wednesday when she saw him in the hallway. He responded that he thought it was “a funny joke,” she said.

School administrators put the sentry on leave Wednesday while they look into the incident, said Michael Henesey, coordinator of communications for the school district. Henesey declined to identify the sentry. Pearson said she did not know the sentry’s full name.

"We are in receipt of the complaint filed against one of our school sentries,” Henesey said in a prepared statement. "The school district has begun an internal investigation into the alleged complaint. The school sentry in question has been placed on administrative leave while the district conducts the investigation. We will not be releasing any more information at this time." [h/t]

Update: Syracuse district fires white school guard for ‘joke’ having black child assume the position

the United States of America and its white citizens are a complete fucking joke time. time again a good number of you have proven to be monsters and you’re only encouraged by your institutions, written law, and social conventions that were grounded on the basis of violence and racism. you’d think at the very least children wouldn’t have to worry about something like that because bullies should have the “decency” to “pick on someone their own size but you have grown ass men shooting, harassing, profiling, and flat out bullying black children. 







I would do this 😂😂😂

i do this all the time


i dont trust people who are attracted to me…like why? write me a 10 page paper with a legitimate thesis and valid points backing up your claim or you fake.

“My love is unique - no one can rival her, for she is the most beautiful woman alive. Just by passing, she has stolen away my heart.”

(Poetry found on the walls of Nefertari’s burial chamber written by Ramesses II)