Hello my lovelies! Thank you for your lovely messages after my last post – I didn’t realise anyone had noticed my absence or anything. I’m really touched, you’re all so nice!
As it’s event season, I popped over to Anna Scholz‘s office along with other members of the blogging crew to check out her Black and White label collections, as well as her first lingerie collection with Simply Be. While we…
Florida’s second sensational, race-tinged murder trial in less than a year is underway. Michael Dunn, a white, 47-year-old software developer, shot and killed Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old African American, as the teen sat in an SUV with three friends. Charged with first-degree murder, Dunn is pleading self-defense under Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. He contends that he argued with the teens (over what a witness says he called their “thug music”) and fired on them after he claims he saw Davis brandish a shotgun. Police found no gun at the scene, and witnesses say Davis never had one.
Like the George Zimmerman trial, during which the self-styled neighborhood watchman successfully argued that he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in self-defense, Dunn’s case has raised questions about Florida’s broad self-defense law, racial profiling, and how the two issues intersect. Would Martin and Davis be alive if they weren’t black? Would they have been afforded the benefit of the doubt by their killers if they had been white? Their deaths didn’t happen in a vacuum. There’s evidence that just being black in the United States is often all it takes to arouse suspicion. Here are 21 examples from the last five years of some of the things black people can’t do without others thinking they’re up to no good.
You have the cutest smile! BTW, is there some significance behind the name lapocketrocket?
Aww, thank you!
Not a sentimental resonance, no. It comes from an interview with Beth Ditto back when I used to get mistaken for her, and she was described as “built like a pocket rocket”, and I thought it was pretty cute!
Slavery built the Cumberbatch fortune, which at its height in the mid-18th century made them one of Britainâs wealthiest families, owning at least seven Barbados sugar plantations and a stately home near Taunton, Somerset.
" Cumberbatch has also revealed that his mother, the actress Wanda Ventham, had urged him not to use his real surname professionally, in case it made him a target for reparation claims by the descendants of slaves."
They knew, they knew where they came from, and still DO benefit from slavery white supremacy, and they don’t want to have to give that up, or what they think is worst, give back. I have no sympathy for him or his family. I hate his face, and see through this thinly veiled attempt at making an attempt at shredding light on the atrocities that his ancestors committed.
“Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.”—I have never related to a quote more in my life than I do this one right here, right now. BAM. (via reificationofnotion)