"For almost 18 years you’re taught to sit down, shut up, and raise your hand. Then you have to decide what you’re going to do for the rest of your life."
"Girls are not machines that you put kindness coins into until sex falls out."
I’m pretty pleased with the 12th doctor
racism is real - misogynoir is real.
Just to put background on this shit.. .the top picture is of Ethan Couch. According to wikipedia and various news sources he is “a North Texas teenager, who was sentenced to 10 years probation after being convicted of killing four pedestrians and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk. On June 15, 2013 he crashed a pickup truck into pedestrians. He was 16 at the time. In December 2013 he was sentenced to therapy at a long-term, in-patient facility, after his attorneys successfully argued that the teen suffered from affluenza and needed rehabilitation, and not prison.”
The yoga, meditation and horse back riding are some of the amenities they have at the facility that is about $450.000 a year.
The bottom picture is of Cyntoia Brown. She grew up in a home with an abusive drunk father and a drug addicted prostitute mother. She eventually ran away with a friend and started ‘dating” (getting pimped) by older men. She stayed in deplorable conditions. The night of the killing, she just got her ass beat by her drug addicted boyfriend/pimp , when the victim Johnny Allen , a 43 year old sunday school teacher (side eye) who noticed her pain and talked to her. After hearing Cyntoia’s story, seeing her bruises, knowing she was underage he still tried to fuck her. What lead to the murder was Cyntoia thought he was going to kill her and shot him first..
She got no second chances after a long shitty life but in jail now at 25 she is working on her college degree ,still hopeful of seeing the outside world and trying to remain as reflective of her negative choices and be positive from her current position.
This is shit is disgusting, money, race, and class make a world of difference in the eyes of the law…
New Play Reveals A Road Less Traveled: Black Women in Construction
It’s not common to see women of any cultural background holding it down on construction sites and the like. They do exist, however, in microscopic proportions compared to that of men – infinitely smaller for Black women. The intriguing new presentation, My Walk Has Never Been Average, examines stories rarely told: The tragic & triumphant experiences of Black women in construction trades.
Essentially why we have no black horror films worthy of the name
In 2003, John Clarke in The Times wrote that “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” was “the most intense and startling blues record ever made”. Francis Davis, author of The History of the Blues concurs, writing “In terms of its intensity alone—its spiritual ache—there is nothing else from the period to compare to Johnson’s ‘Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground’, on which his guitar takes the part of a preacher and his wordless voice the part of a rapt congregation.”
Blind Willie Johnson In Space: one of the several recordings included on ‘The Golden Record’, the album attached and continually playing on the Voyager One unmanned spacecraft launched in the ’70s.
Carl Sagan, who was involved in the musical selections, said this song encapsulates the essence of human loneliness that mankind seldom faces. it is haunting, but when music becomes ‘art’ i always find it extremely uplifting (which is often the case with true music in the blues tradition / the proper perspective of the oppressed looking out instead of the privileged looking in).
Pioneer of painterly illustration in America - Robert Weaver.
Artwork from ‘Graphis’, 218, 1982.