A life taken in vain is a life stolen- from every person who has ever loved, and been loved by the one who was actively living that life. 

'Am I next?' Ferguson's Protests Through the Eyes of a Teenager | Time

Looting, chanting, tear gas, rubber bullets – these are the images from Ferguson, Mo. entering American homes. But some protesters are armed with little more than chalk and paper signs, hoping simply to create a simple memorial for Michael Brown, the teenager killed by a police officer in the St Louis suburb on Aug. 9. 


TIME followed Shane Flowers as he weaved through the largely peaceful protests, attempting to let his voice be heard with darkness slowly falling on Florissant Avenue.

almaraye:

Fear Not - 
Larry Andreasen Photography 
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almaraye:

Fear Not -

Larry Andreasen Photography

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theambientartist:

Short video I’ve been making in little bits at a time over the summer. It eventually took form to be about the places downtown where nature has reclaimed it’s presence. The ending isn’t resolved yet and I still have a lot of little shots to arrange and add in. It’s been a lot of fun, considering that every shot was something that I found between hours of exploring Cincinnati.

*There’s no sound, either. You can add a soundtrack that’s fitting if you want to.

Note: The featured statue is of Chief Little Turtle. The context isn’t specifically historical, but symbolic of the world before the present one.

bijikurdistan:

Kurdish Woman Fighter of the PKK

bijikurdistan:

Kurdish Woman Fighter of the PKK

bijikurdistan:

A 14 Years old Kurdish Yezidi Girl protect her family from the ISIS terrorists in Shingal (Sinjar)

bijikurdistan:

A 14 Years old Kurdish Yezidi Girl protect her family from the ISIS terrorists in Shingal (Sinjar)

I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.

Amir Sulaiman - “We Must Win” (NPS 2014)

Amir Sulaiman, performing during the Penmanship Books reading at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. If you loved this poem, check out Javon Johnson: http://bit.ly/1thtuX4

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