compare and contrast

luciwithani:

i don’t have an issue with the ice bucket challenge, the awareness and donations are wonderful for ALS. 

i do however, have an issue that it seems all white people of privilege are falling all over themselves to dump water over their heads while sitting on their hands when to comes to what is happening in ferguson.

that juxtaposition is what is so incredibly upsetting.

i know it’s very hard to write about the horrors occurring in ferguson. i have mostly relied on other’s words, and spoken with my wallet. 

but just because something is hard, doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of our time and attention. this is our country, our history, our future. if we can make time to fill a bucket with ice, we can speak up for our fellow americans and their rights. 

call it poor timing, or call it an indication of this country’s ability to look the other way while still patting itself on the back for a cause it deems worthy.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.
It’s August 17th, you assholes.

It’s August 17th, you assholes.

Last night, I had beer for dinner. This morning, I did this (with a 30 minute break to “stretch,” i.e., lie on the grass in Central Park while praying for death). Since then, I’ve eaten two full meals and napped on the couch while intermittently watching the Arsenal game. Maybe in a few hours, I’ll stand up. 
Running is so stupid. 

Last night, I had beer for dinner. This morning, I did this (with a 30 minute break to “stretch,” i.e., lie on the grass in Central Park while praying for death). Since then, I’ve eaten two full meals and napped on the couch while intermittently watching the Arsenal game. Maybe in a few hours, I’ll stand up. 

Running is so stupid. 

I just saw a man wearing a shirt that listed the names of unarmed black men who had been killed by police. “I bought this shirt about a year ago, he said. “I guess I need to buy a new one.”

I just saw a man wearing a shirt that listed the names of unarmed black men who had been killed by police. “I bought this shirt about a year ago, he said. “I guess I need to buy a new one.”

Twitter hashtag sparks a nationwide movement

monkeychow:

See you at Love Park, Philly peeps.  

There are several vigils taking place today in NYC. I’ll be at Union Square. I hope you will be too. 

Anonymous said: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??

luciwithani:

megwhat:

wocinsolidarity:

natnovna:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site) 

222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

Ph: 314-522-3100
Fx: 314-524-5290

***SIGNAL BOOST!!!!WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE***

The legal fund.  I can’t stress enough how important that legal fund is going to be for SO many people who have been arrested. 

and it’s via paypal, just do it. 

luciwithani:

quentintortellini:

History Parallels

1st image: 1967 Newark Riots

2nd image: 2014 Ferguson Protests

3rd image: 1964 Harlem Riots

4th image: 2014 Ferguson Protests

if you aren’t outraged, you aren’t paying attention.

Just spent 36 hours in Charlottesville, the last 12 of which were spent with some of my closest friends, eating at my favorite restaurant in America, drinking multiple bottles of rosé, and then taking a 6 a.m. flight back to NYC, from which I went straight into the office. 
Definitely running on all cylinders today, you guys, thanks. 

Just spent 36 hours in Charlottesville, the last 12 of which were spent with some of my closest friends, eating at my favorite restaurant in America, drinking multiple bottles of rosé, and then taking a 6 a.m. flight back to NYC, from which I went straight into the office. 

Definitely running on all cylinders today, you guys, thanks. 

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
REAL TALK

Sometimes I think that pouring over a restaurant’s menu online and talking with my friends about everything we want to order is more fun than eating at the restaurant itself. 

Today, The Dude and I are buying tickets for a two week trip to Japan over New Year’s. I celebrated by getting shitty cafeteria sushi for lunch. THINGS CAN ONLY IMPROVE FROM HERE.

Today, The Dude and I are buying tickets for a two week trip to Japan over New Year’s. I celebrated by getting shitty cafeteria sushi for lunch. THINGS CAN ONLY IMPROVE FROM HERE.

Work BFF and I are going to a spa in the Hudson Valley for our birthdays (which happen to be one day apart). This is one of the options on the spa services menu. 
I need to know EVERYTHING about the “Guided Power Nap.” 

Work BFF and I are going to a spa in the Hudson Valley for our birthdays (which happen to be one day apart). This is one of the options on the spa services menu. 

I need to know EVERYTHING about the “Guided Power Nap.”