- Mike Brown’s mom laid flowers where he was shot and police let a dog pee on the memorial site
- “Stand Up Against Racism" demonstration outside US Embassy in London
- Police claim to have no records of arrests of journalists
- Illinois school bans discussions of Mike Brown’s death
- Gov. Nixon introduces new Public Safety Director
- Push for police to wear body cameras continues
- Jon Stewart on Ferguson
i don’t want to be one of those women who depises women who are younger than them. i don’t want to be one of those women who lie about their age. i don’t want to be one of those women who feels like they are getting “old.” i don’t want to be one of those women who wishes they…
- If you like someone, wait.
- Give lots of compliments, even if you’re shy. Everyone else is too.
- Change. Get a haircut, try new perfume, get new sheets. Become better than you were before.
- Eat healthier. Learn to cook something fancy.
- Get up earlier and watch the sun come up.
- Wear soft clothes, take a bath, drink something warm.
- Meet someone new, even just a friend.
- Become closer with your friends and your family. Call your mother. Cry with your best friend. Tell everyone how much you appreciate them.
- Keep your room clean. Buy some candles. Let the natural light in.
- Make a list of reasons why you’ll be better off without them. Believe they are true, because they are.
- Listen to new music.
- Write everything you’re thinking and feeling. Write letters. Write happy letters, sad letters, and angry letters, even if you’re never going to send them.
- It’s okay to be sad, but not forever. Sadness is not as beautiful as music makes it seem. Lack of sleep makes your eyes droopy, not deep. Wake up every morning and tell yourself you’re going to have a good day.
- Go to the library. Don’t forget to look in the music section.
- Remove them from your life. Get rid of the things they gave you if they make you sad. They’re not worth it. You will never be happy if you continue to hold on to the things that make you sad.
- Make new memories.
- Try to find something to appreciate in everything you do or experience.
- Being alone is okay, you don’t have to surround yourself with people.
- Become your own best friend. Buy yourself coffee and drink it alone in a cafe. Take your time.
- Learn to love every bit of yourself.
I’VE BEEN DOING THIS UNKNOWINGLY
BWAHAHA I AM A WINNER(via therestlessintrovert)
Kerry Washington says she started the day watching the Michael Brown funeral.
Actress Kerry Washington referenced the Michael Brown funeral during a pre-show for Monday’s Emmy Awards as an interviewer asked how she felt about becoming the first African American to win the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama category. Washington is nominated for her role in the hit ABC show Scandal.
“This has been a really complicated day for me,” Washington began. “I started the day watching the funeral services for Michael Brown. And so it’s a lot to wrap your head around being an African American in this country right now.”
Washington’s comments come just one day after Common led the audience in a moment of silence for the killing of Brown and the protests that have overtaken the town of Ferguson, Missouri at MTV’s Video Music Awards. “For the past two weeks the eyes of the nation have been on Ferguson, MO the people in fee and St. Louis,” he said. “Every one of out lives matters. Hip hop has always been about truth… hip-hop has always presented a voice for the revolution. I want us all to take a moment of silence for Mike, for peace in our country and the world.”
Earlier on Monday, thousands of mourners filled the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church to pay their respects to the Brown family. Brown was shot and killed on August 9th by officer Darren Wilson.
Source: Igor Volsky for ThinkProgress
Good for KW!
I don’t have enough money for my basic needs.
Working 40+ hours just to pay my rent
Now I don’t even have a single cent
Tuition is high, I gotta pay for books
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People are losing their fire and forgetting about Ferguson. That’s exactly what the police want, though: for all of this to just go away and for people to forget about it.
Don’t let that happen.
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