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arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

(via truthislove-always)

soulmo:

Jimmy Ruffin “As Long As There Is L-O-V-E Love” (Soul 35016, 1965)

It must have been weird to be the older brother and watch your younger brother clean up with a bunch of romantic and emotional ballads. The majority of what Jimmy Ruffin recorded during 1965 stayed in the vaults. Meanwhile his brother David lead The Temptations from strength to strength with stories of romance on the radiowaves.

So, not so fast! Big Brother can pour his heart out and reach out a welcoming hand to the heartbroken, months before he would become the heartbroken one himself. In a lot of ways, this is one of the starchiest melodies and arrangements that Smokey Robinson gave one of his love songs, but it does give a solid, earthy base to Jimmy’s plea, and endows this determined forgotten single with a fortitude that is satisfying to listen to nearly 50 years ago.

All I Need
The Temptations/With a Lot o' Soul

The Temptations - All I Need (from 1967’s With A Lot o’ Soul)

smoothjesus:

Check out these awesome “Heroes of Yacht Rock” trading card Illustrations by mikewenthe.

wakeupslaves:

homohysteria:

inaruri:

thelastblackman:

Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case
In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.
According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:
“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.
Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.
Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.

you go medical examiner Bao, you go!

SLOW CLAP FOR THIS HERO OF COLOR PUTTING HIS NECK ON THE LINE TO GET THIS DONE FOR OTHER CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.

White people are the problem!

wakeupslaves:

homohysteria:

inaruri:

thelastblackman:

Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case

In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.

According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:

“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.

Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.

Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.

you go medical examiner Bao, you go!

SLOW CLAP FOR THIS HERO OF COLOR PUTTING HIS NECK ON THE LINE TO GET THIS DONE FOR OTHER CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.

White people are the problem!

(via wes-eskimo)

blacksupervillain:

breaks my heart that some of our oldest celebrity activists are still out here fighting the good fight while the younger generation of entertainers that benefited from their work is no where to be scene

blacksupervillain:

breaks my heart that some of our oldest celebrity activists are still out here fighting the good fight while the younger generation of entertainers that benefited from their work is no where to be scene

(via wes-eskimo)

Been on a Soulquarians kick as of late. #soulquarians #common #dangelo #theroots #neosoul #thingsfallapart #voodoo #likewaterforchocolate #shouldveputslumvillageinheretoo #hiphop #rap #rhythmandblues #jdilla

Been on a Soulquarians kick as of late. #soulquarians #common #dangelo #theroots #neosoul #thingsfallapart #voodoo #likewaterforchocolate #shouldveputslumvillageinheretoo #hiphop #rap #rhythmandblues #jdilla