Even though I consciously realize how stupid it is, whenever a TV show/movie/song references or says the name of my city/state/general area, my brain always gets really excited and goes, “HEY HEY THAT’S ME! THEY SAY PLACE AND I AM PLACE! ME FEEL IMPORTANT! THEY TALK ABOUT ME!”
School is my life now so when I do spare time to write on here, I might write about it. Sorry!
So remember those distractingly handsome men I’ve mentioned too many times before? lol Well both of them are in two of my classes and today, they sat next to each other. It was a mini row of gorgeousness. (It was two computers to a table so yeah just them). The thirst is real. Also, I’ve been getting angry pretty easily so in all seriousness pray for me on both. I’m about to put out an APB (a prayer broadcast) to my friends too. I’m getting angry at the fact that I get angry so easily. It’s a problem.
Another problem - well, two - I did not understand what I just read at all for one of my classes and I shouldn’t be on Tumblr at all.
Third problem - I feel really tired and I have a million more things to do.
I’m thinking way too hard about what I want to do for my birthday. Like I’m getting anxious lol. I just want to do something nice and have fun. I’m thinking about doing brunch since it’s on a Sunday. I thought that would be nice: church, do the little meet and greet after church, and brunch.
I hate when people say black people don’t riot when black on black crime happens. Well, we’re not smiling about it. And I don’t recall a case of black on black crime happening and the criminals not being persecuted. Correct me if I’m wrong. Please. When black on black crime happens, there are usually investigations and leads. Justice isn’t always served in those cases. The bad guys aren’t always caught. But proper protocol is followed. That’s why people are upset about Mike Brown. That’s why people were upset about Trayvon Martin. That’s why people were upset about Sean Bell. And that’s why people will continue to be upset. Proper protocol is not being followed. People who are SUSPECTED of a crime get detained. This officer hasn’t even been detained. Why not?
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
I don’t know if you all remember me talking about doing a dance ministry, but I definitely just signed up to co-teach middle school girls. I’m excited and nervous! :D Say a prayer that school doesn’t get too busy! I’d like to help teach for the whole year.
“The Ferguson Library has been an oasis of calm since the town’s residents erupted in anger at the police after a Ferguson cop shot and killed an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, on Aug. 9. […] As the Ferguson-Florissant School District postponed the start of the school year for more than a week, teachers set up shop at the Ferguson library, providing activities and instruction for children awaiting the start of class.”—Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife (via libraryadvocates)
I’m not really about this having a car life when it comes to the car having problems (I also really don’t like paying for gas, but that’s another story). I now have to get up before my hair appointment to go get the brakes checked.
Who are you getting your Ferguson information from? I'm having problems verifying what's actually happening!
That’s actually what’s taking me so long to update some of my posts; not only is the information surfacing slowly about his case specifically, but I make sure to cross reference at least three sources because some people are just blatantly lying to stir shit up.
Also live feeds keep going down and new ones pop back up but I know some of you are sensitive to video, so
Here’s a list of some twitter handles:
Journalists (All of these are either on the ground in Ferguson as I type this or actively covering events in Ferguson, both Brown’s case and the rallies):
I’m sure I forgot a bunch but here’s a start. I’ll update it periodically and reblog. Some of it is compilations from a bunch of sources, some is original content. Disclaimer: I’m not vouching for any other content on any of these blogs/twitters/instagrams or any that may be posted after this list but as of right now, the information regarding Ferguson and discussions taking place about the rallies/police and Mike Brown’s death seems accurate.
if you want to be included on any of these lists, shoot me a message with your web-address and I’ll check it out
You will find everything I’ve posted under tagged/ferguson, tagged/police-brutality or tagged/michael-brown