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A group of demonstrators have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo., and its police department in the aftermath of days of angry protests that swept through the city this month.

The lawsuit, filed by six plaintiffs, accuses police of using “wanton and excessive force” when demonstrators took to the streets after Darren Wilson, a white officer with the Ferguson Police Department, shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, Newsweek reports.

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jean-luc-gohard:

So apparently iCloud was hacked and pretty much every female celebrity’s nudes were leaked. I’d like to remind my followers not to post them, because they’re supposed to be private, and just because some asshole leaked them doesn’t mean you should make it worse by spreading them around.




" The very essence of romance is uncertainty."
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (via kushandwizdom)

" Despite all his accomplishments, fame (at times, he was the best-known black man in the world) and courage, Paul Robeson was no angel: He had affairs, while playing Othello, with at least two of his Desdemonas; his integrity could become stubbornness; and he refused to criticize Stalin publicly despite awareness of his crimes."
New York Times, describing another Black man — in this case, the great Paul Robeson — as “no angel”, joining the list along with Black murder victims, musicians, and athletes; and white gangsters, Nazis, rapists, and murderers (via). (via zuky)

ethiopienne:

litlte:

I’m dead

afropunk 1984


" Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved."
Alain de Botton, On Love (via theintentionallife)

GoFundMe Page For Darren Wilson Replaced By Tax-Deductible Charity 

supercargautier:

just to be clear, we are looking at a scenario in which the very organization tasked with investigating an officer-involved-shooting… are behind the donation drive to support the officer involved in the shooting

I just phrased that in the most neutral terms possible and it’s still absolutely damning


Song: Never Be Embarrassed to be Dumb
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