Tyler hit the backflip and got right back in it #FTW #SIGMA #stepshowchamps (Taken with Cinemagram)

Tyler hit the backflip and got right back in it #FTW #SIGMA #stepshowchamps (Taken with Cinemagram)

Have A Felony Drug Conviction? No Food For You

On December 21 2012, Dr. Emily Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Transitions Clinic Network, posted a piece in The American Prospect about the plight of Carla, a convicted felon who had recently been released from prison. Carla showed up at Dr. Wang’s office in tears. She had been doing well since her release from prison. She was drug-free, had regained custody of her children, and enrolled in a local community college.

Things were looking great for Carla, so why was she upset? In spite of a diligent job search, her felony conviction has made it virtually impossible to find even an entry-level job, and she can’t feed her children because she has no money and is not eligible for food stamps. Is it because she’s a felon? Not exactly. If Carla were a murderer or a rapist, she’d qualify for food stamps. But because she was convicted of possession of marijuana at the age of 20, she is ineligible for state assistance via the SNAP (food stamp) program.

32 states ban people with drug felony convictions from receiving food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that nine states have a lifetime ban for food stamp eligibility for drug felony convictions, and 23 states have a partial ban. Partial bans permit eligibility for people convicted of “possession” or who are enrolled in a drug treatment program. People who were convicted of selling drugs are completely ineligible.

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placesandspaces215:

soulbrotherv2:

The Real Django:
This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based.  His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

I’m so conflicted by this movie. I felt that it left me raw. I feel like people had no idea that castration was a regular practice. Mandingo fights to the death were regular occurrences. But it’s important to know your history

placesandspaces215:

soulbrotherv2:

The Real Django:

This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based.  His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

I’m so conflicted by this movie. I felt that it left me raw. I feel like people had no idea that castration was a regular practice. Mandingo fights to the death were regular occurrences. But it’s important to know your history

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caribbeancivilisation:

La Citadelle, Haiti 

The massive stone structure was built by up to 20,000 workers between 1805 and 1820 as part of a system of fortifications designed to keep the newly-independent nation of Haiti safe from French incursions.

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Brief Overview: "Slaves’ Christmas"

note-a-bear:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

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RUNNING AWAY AND REBELLING
Christmas was a popular time of year to run away from one’s master and to seek freedom in the North. Slaves reasoned that they were less likely to be missed at home or apprehended on the roads at Christmas time than at any other time of the year. They would not be expected to show up for their daily chores until after the holiday. Furthermore, whites were accustomed to seeing many black wayfarers on the streets and byways during the holiday season. The liberties allowed to slaves at Christmas time may also have inspired a number of slave revolts. One historian has estimated that approximately one third of both documented and rumored slave rebellions occurred around Christmas. In the year 1856, slave revolts occurred in nearly every slave-holding state at Christmas time.

Did not know this.

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There’s a stereotype that black people are lazy. I don’t know if that’s true, but I know white people went all the way to Africa to get out of doing work.

Lance Crouther (via rattlingbone)

Sometimes you read something and your whole perspective of a situation changes. This is one of those things.  

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The gifs

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atreegrowsinbrixton:

twirlmart:

eltigrechico:

Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond discusses race and intelligence with Garrett Morris on Saturday Night Live, 1977

Well shit.

Is there a link to the full video somewhere?

No full video, but here’s a clip. [X]

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religiousragings:

friendlyatheist:

Sadly the best journalism is found in a comedy show that it is 30 min long.
And there are three 24-hours news networks for what precisely? 

The news networks faithfully pass on the lies.  How would we hear them otherwise?

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lilgodzilla:

knightoftaurus:

If you can look at this and say the media is not controlled by people who want to keep you docile and ignorant, I don’t know what else to tell you.

oh.

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