Best Halloween costume ever.

Headline not from The Onion.

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

(via herhonestlife)

notsocolourblind:

hello-imaliveandwandwell:

hiroshimalated:

Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!

good to know

Reblogging every time this goes past

(via bg5000)

BOD tells Market Basket managers to take down home made signs supporting the customer boycott and deposed CEO Arthur T Demoulas in favor of product signs. Here’s what they deserve. via @drop_dead_teddi

BOD tells Market Basket managers to take down home made signs supporting the customer boycott and deposed CEO Arthur T Demoulas in favor of product signs. Here’s what they deserve. via @drop_dead_teddi

"Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example."

— Brian Lord.org  (via boysncroptops)

(Source: gypsy-hip, via mostlysignssomeportents)

Duly noted. via @libyaliberty on twitter

Duly noted. via @libyaliberty on twitter

kctw:

In this moment of universal shock and awe, and hopefully appreciation for the gravity and terribleness of mental illness, I hope you can all watch this clip and realize there is always, always someone who’s been down there before. And there is always, always someone who knows the way out. You are never alone.

The National Suicide Hotline is available in the United States at: 1-800-273-8255.

rrrrrrrrriot:

In other news, I’ve worked at a local grocery store called Market Basket for over 3 years this month, I worked as a bagger for two and was promoted to an assistant manager of the checkout last July, and today I learned that no part time (so me) employees will be scheduled anymore due to the lack…

Hope you’re back to work soon. 

boredwhitegirl:

Six weeks ago my parents would do all their grocery shopping at one particular place that I would consistently make jokes about, on the stereotype of being poor quality. Six weeks ago I have no clue that the employees of said grocery store I so routinely mocked, were anything BUT poor quality in…

Signal boost for a smart (obviously) young (probably) observer of the Market Basket mess.