17 8 / 2014

jansport:

The warm-up.

jansport:

The warm-up.

16 8 / 2014

"May the space between where I am and where I want to be inspire me."

Tracee Ellis Ross (via suspend)

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16 8 / 2014

inothernews:

Meanwhile, at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, Mo’ne Davis — one of only two girls in the tournament — struck out eight batters in a two-hit shutout, leading Philadelphia over Nashville, 4-0.  Mo’ne, who has thrown as fast as 70mph, threw all of 70 pitches in her complete game.  Which should mean anyone who still says “You throw like a girl!” can shut the fuck up now.  (Photo: Gene Puskar / AP via the New York Daily News)

inothernews:

Meanwhile, at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, Mo’ne Davis — one of only two girls in the tournament — struck out eight batters in a two-hit shutout, leading Philadelphia over Nashville, 4-0.  Mo’ne, who has thrown as fast as 70mph, threw all of 70 pitches in her complete game.  Which should mean anyone who still says “You throw like a girl!” can shut the fuck up now.  (Photo: Gene Puskar / AP via the New York Daily News)

15 8 / 2014

Well said. I’m applying this to everyone who tries to prove we are in a post-racial society and #racism no longer exist. Unfortunately,  killings like the one in #Ferguson with #MikeBrown prove otherwise.

Well said. I’m applying this to everyone who tries to prove we are in a post-racial society and #racism no longer exist. Unfortunately, killings like the one in #Ferguson with #MikeBrown prove otherwise.

14 8 / 2014

Damon Wayans, Jr. (Happy Endings) and Jake Johnson (New Girl) should be added to Hollywood’s list of popular comedic and crime-fighting male duos for Let’s Be Cops. The movie doesn’t stack up against modern cult-classics like Harold and Kumar or 21 Jump Street, even though it’s modeled after them. But I’m getting the vibe that Damon and Jake should stick together for a bit.

Let’s Be Cops follows Ryan (played by Jake Johnson) and Justin (played by Wayans), two best-friends embarrassed about their lack of success at the age of 30. Ryan is a former college football star living off royalties from a Herpes commercial he did two years ago and Justin is sitting on a video game he’s afraid to pitch to his boss. The two guys dress up like cops for a themed class reunion party and during their walk through the streets of Los Angeles, they discover the perks of being men in blue.

Authority, respect, access to any establishment and instant attraction from women (including Justin’s love interest played by Nina Dobrev) gives Ryan and Justin a false sense of law enforcement. They take it up a notch too far and end up in real trouble with real bullets and real criminals.

Director Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door), who also co-wrote the movie with Nicholas Thomas (Girls Behaving Badly), lucked out beautifully with Wayans & Jake and even Rob Riggle, who plays Officer Segars. Wayans and Jake deliver the type of comedy I expected from them as an avid watcher of New Girl. When the duo ran into a robbery with real officers and created sorry click noises to imitate pulling back the slide on the gun that unbelievably convinced the officers, you will be sold on for the rest of the idiocy to follow. The only downside to the pair was that it seemed like Wayans was carrying the humor through a few scenes where Jake gave his all to delivering disappointing comedic lines. It was like Wayans was the back up plan when all else failed.

Rob Riggle had the solid acting that saved the last segment of the film. Nina Dobrev, who played the damsel in distress waitress named Josie held her scenes pretty good for someone who usually does dramas. The movie tried to transition into different scenes by using odd characters like the informant Pupa (Keegan-Michael Key) and the oversexed tenant named Annie (Natasha Leggero) but, as funny as they were trying to be, they were overkill.

The part that Luke Greenefield and the main cast were really great at delivering is the moral of the story and there were quite a few morals preached. The messages rooted the action packed scenes with a nice dose of seriousness. The theater went from laughter (mainly heard from teenagers who found every vulgar word and scene hilarious) to complete silence as everyone glued their eyes to the screens hoping Ryan, Justin and Segars were going to make it to the end.

Respect for men in blue went up when Segars told Ryan and Justin you have to earn the police uniform just before he runs off into battle. I’m sure that was the better way of saying “kids, don’t do this at home.” And then you get a nice confirmation on never giving up on your dreams, adults can still blast Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’ in their cars and it is okay to figure out what else you’re great at when plan A tanks. I probably won’t pay to watch you again but thanks Let’s Be Cops!

10 8 / 2014

Check out my chicas photoshoot

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08 8 / 2014

Heading back North.

Heading back North.

06 8 / 2014

The beautiful city of Guatemala with volcán Agua in the back. This is right outside of my house-mother’s place that the volunteer organization I’m here with coordinated. The people are very hospitable and community oriented,  which I love. I have met people from all over the world and even my current home state of New Jersey.

Very blessed to have this experience in Antigua, Guatemala. I will make sure to write more when I have some down time.

The beautiful city of Guatemala with volcán Agua in the back. This is right outside of my house-mother’s place that the volunteer organization I’m here with coordinated. The people are very hospitable and community oriented, which I love. I have met people from all over the world and even my current home state of New Jersey.

Very blessed to have this experience in Antigua, Guatemala. I will make sure to write more when I have some down time.

31 7 / 2014

31 7 / 2014


There is more happiness in giving than in receiving - Acts 20:35

There is more happiness in giving than in receiving - Acts 20:35

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30 7 / 2014

theyuniversity:

(Source: Grammar.net)
You can also read up on “who’s” vs. “whose” here.

My grade school teachers failed me here. But thank you for keeping it simple. 

theyuniversity:

(Source: Grammar.net)

You can also read up on “who’s” vs. “whose” here.

My grade school teachers failed me here. But thank you for keeping it simple. 

30 7 / 2014

globalvoices:


Just Now in Gaza, a baby born from dead mother who has been killed by Israeli army 
A LIFE FROM DEATH

Eight hospitals, nine medical clinics and 14 ambulances have been bombed since Israel launched an offensive in the densely populated, narrow 40-kilometer-long coastal strip Gaza. Home to 1.8 million Palestinians, the U.K.’s Prime Minister David Cameron has called Gaza “an open-air prison”. 
According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, in the last 20 days four of the 1,000 killed were health professionals and 14 of the 6,000 injured were health professionals.
Israeli military warplanes and tanks have also hit residential neighborhoods, schools and shelters. The U.N. estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. 
Under the threat of bombs, doctors like Bassel Abuward, Belal, Saeed Kanafany, and Mads Gilbert are performing miracles at Gaza’s largest hospital Al-Shifa. 
Under Bombs, Gaza’s Doctors Are Saving Lives and Tweeting Heartbreaking Stories Between Shifts

globalvoices:

Just Now in Gaza, a baby born from dead mother who has been killed by Israeli army 

A LIFE FROM DEATH

Eight hospitals, nine medical clinics and 14 ambulances have been bombed since Israel launched an offensive in the densely populated, narrow 40-kilometer-long coastal strip Gaza. Home to 1.8 million Palestinians, the U.K.’s Prime Minister David Cameron has called Gaza “an open-air prison”. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, in the last 20 days four of the 1,000 killed were health professionals and 14 of the 6,000 injured were health professionals.

Israeli military warplanes and tanks have also hit residential neighborhoods, schools and shelters. The U.N. estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians

Under the threat of bombs, doctors like Bassel Abuward, Belal, Saeed Kanafany, and Mads Gilbert are performing miracles at Gaza’s largest hospital Al-Shifa. 

Under Bombs, Gaza’s Doctors Are Saving Lives and Tweeting Heartbreaking Stories Between Shifts

(via publicradiointernational)

30 7 / 2014

A piece of your movement went over my head. I was completely late to the conversation on your sexuality. I missed the lyrics. I missed the point of your style and I knew something was off in the “Primetime” music video… who doesn’t know how to be intimate with Miguel?! He is Maxwell meets Chris Brown (pre-Rihanna and definitely before disloyal hoes).

Here I am thinking that your style from head to toe is strictly about paying tribute to the birth of funk and rock & roll. It’s about being sexy (to the opposite sex) without flesh hanging out. It’s about unearthing the naturalista in you with a lot of nerdy rhythm and a bit of blues. No, it was broadened to being about sending a clear message to those who GOT IT first that you are not heterosexual.

This realization comes after having a throwback session with your YouTube channel the day before my day off from work, which means my brain is not just catching the sound waves from amazing music notes but actually paying attention to the context clues.

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I know you don’t want to be defined by your sexuality, so I hope me stating that doesn’t offend you. Bare with me.

But I am a little disappointed in the fact that I missed your point and you no longer fit nicely into mine.

I still love your music. I appreciate the entirety of your cause to fight for all who have been marginalized in this society. And no, you are not a freak and yes, you are good enough for my heaven.

Sincerely,

AM

28 7 / 2014

"Because I said I would has been contacted by seven television production studios. They want to make a reality TV show about the challenges our supporters face in keeping their promises and they want me to host it. I have refused every single one of these offers.

I will not allow because I said I would to become some oxymoronic “reality” television show made and edited for the purpose of selling product placement and advertisements. It is my duty to protect the honor and integrity of this social movement. I don’t care how much money they offer me. I cannot be bought. I promise you that.

To remain independent from these commercial interests, we have turned to crowdfunding to help create a yearlong, ad-free YouTube series about the promise stories of our supporters. This approach ensures that our mission to better humanity remains the genuine focus of our efforts. This crowdfunding campaign ends in 5 days and it is far from its goal. I want you to know that even if the campaign fails, I will not resort to the TV offers. We will remain independent at all costs.

With your help, we still have the opportunity to meet our fundraising goal. If you believe in the www.igg.me/at/becauseisaidiwould1 message of because I said I would, please help us by sharing the link to our crowdfunding project:

To show you the strength that such a YouTube series could have, here is an example of one of our supporters who will be at our inaugural event on September 6th. This event will kick off the yearlong YouTube series…..”

[Alex Sheen and countless others have been standing their ground against television and sticking to the internet. I commend them for staying true to their cause and not allowing their message to be tampered with. That’s a tough committment when you have possibly close to half a million dollars or maybe even more being offered on the table. Alex, you are keeping your promise to yourself, your father and your supporters and that is a rare thing to see. Thank you for not televising this revolution of wholesome morality. God bless. -Asia]

*Click on link to go to crodfunding site*

(Source: indiegogo.com)

27 7 / 2014

christinafarley:

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

Want more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

Great rules for writing.

I like all of them and relate the most to #5.

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