thelamprey:

Had a hectic day yesterday, and just learned that insanely talented actor Elizabeth Pena passed away Tuesday at the age of 55. She wasn’t a household hame among American cinephiles—sadly, too few Latin actors are—but she leveled up every movie in which she appeared with a unique combination of gravity and grace. By the time she starred in my favorite John Sayles movie, 1996’s Lone Star (above), I knew her from TV shows like Dream On and L.A. Law and in particular the film Jacob’s Ladder, and she’s been one of my favorite ensemble players since. I’ll miss her, and the world of movies will be lessened by her absence.


amerikkkanpie:

hitlerch4n:

ledi-babushka-soski:

weloveinterracial:

Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home
‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
A North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar.  18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.
The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life.
Unfortunately, some of the Tyler’s neighbors were not familiar with the family dynamics of the home, and decided to call the police to report a burglary when they saw the young man entering his home after school one day.  DeShawn did not climb through a window or struggle to get inside, but simply walked through the unlocked door of the home.  The only thing that actually made his neighbors suspicious, was the color of his skin.
When police arrived on the scene they treated DeShawn like a criminal without asking any questions.
“They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?” DeShawn said in an interview.
When DeShawn asked the officers why they were in his home, they pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
“I’m feeling comfortable, I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad,” DeShawn later told reporters.
During the entire altercation, police were shouting profanity at the young man, and pointing multiple guns at his face.  When DeShawn stood firm and insisted that he was in fact in his own home, police attacked him with pepper spray.
When Stacy Tyler came home from work she saw her son DeShawn in the driveway being treated by paramedics for the injuries that police had inflicted.
“My 5-year-old last night, she looked at me and said, ‘Mama I don’t understand why they hated our brother, and they had to come in and hurt him,” Stay Tyler told reporters.
“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” father Ricky Tyler added.
The police department has defended their actions, saying that that DeShawn did not obey the officer’s orders to the letter, despite the fact that they were intruders in his home and had no right to be there barking orders at him.

Now this is something to bring attention to.

Yes

Heart hurts for homie

Jesus. My wife and I are in the process of trying to adopt from foster care, and our required classes just got made even more gigantically real. The bonds these children (and I don’t give a goddamn if he’s 17 or 18, he’s a child here) with their newer homes are so fragile, and their trust is so tiny, you stupid, stupid cops just set that entire family back to what could be the stone age, square one. Note that the young man didn’t truly get upset until his one true home-base was questioned.

amerikkkanpie:

hitlerch4n:

ledi-babushka-soski:

weloveinterracial:

Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home

‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

A North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar.  18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.

The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life.

Unfortunately, some of the Tyler’s neighbors were not familiar with the family dynamics of the home, and decided to call the police to report a burglary when they saw the young man entering his home after school one day.  DeShawn did not climb through a window or struggle to get inside, but simply walked through the unlocked door of the home.  The only thing that actually made his neighbors suspicious, was the color of his skin.

When police arrived on the scene they treated DeShawn like a criminal without asking any questions.

“They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?” DeShawn said in an interview.

When DeShawn asked the officers why they were in his home, they pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

“I’m feeling comfortable, I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad,” DeShawn later told reporters.

During the entire altercation, police were shouting profanity at the young man, and pointing multiple guns at his face.  When DeShawn stood firm and insisted that he was in fact in his own home, police attacked him with pepper spray.

When Stacy Tyler came home from work she saw her son DeShawn in the driveway being treated by paramedics for the injuries that police had inflicted.

“My 5-year-old last night, she looked at me and said, ‘Mama I don’t understand why they hated our brother, and they had to come in and hurt him,” Stay Tyler told reporters.

“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” father Ricky Tyler added.

The police department has defended their actions, saying that that DeShawn did not obey the officer’s orders to the letter, despite the fact that they were intruders in his home and had no right to be there barking orders at him.

Now this is something to bring attention to.

Yes

Heart hurts for homie

Jesus.
My wife and I are in the process of trying to adopt from foster care, and our required classes just got made even more gigantically real. The bonds these children (and I don’t give a goddamn if he’s 17 or 18, he’s a child here) with their newer homes are so fragile, and their trust is so tiny, you stupid, stupid cops just set that entire family back to what could be the stone age, square one. Note that the young man didn’t truly get upset until his one true home-base was questioned.


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Now Hear In
Cloud Nothings
Here and Nowhere Else

Listen to the drums gradually speed up and slow down. I am fascinated with it.


Explains your selection of a beige Honda CR-V perfectly, then.

Explains your selection of a beige Honda CR-V perfectly, then.


katherinekatzen:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO. 
#Ferguson: @shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking

Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out


The town of Ferguson just needs to be dismantled at this point. It’s obvious that every iota of authority and law in that place is in the wrong hands. Wrong hands wearing “I AM DARREN WILSON” wristbands.

katherinekatzen:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO. 

#Ferguson@shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking

Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out

The town of Ferguson just needs to be dismantled at this point. It’s obvious that every iota of authority and law in that place is in the wrong hands. Wrong hands wearing “I AM DARREN WILSON” wristbands.

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Q
Who is Jim royal to you
Anonymous
A

We were close friends from when he lived in Pensacola off and on in the 90s/00s; he lived in my house with me briefly a couple of times during that time, too.

I miss him greatly and think about him often.


Q
Is that really your dad
Anonymous
A

Not my dad, no. His daughter came across that old post and added that to her re-blog.


americansongwriter:

Centro-matic Announce Final Tour


Texas-based indie outfit Centro-matic have decided to call it quits, bringing an end to a career that spanned over two decades. The band will finish out their time together with a farewell tour this December.
“I can write with no hint of drama that our December tour will be the last Centro-matic tour for the indefinite and foreseeable future,” said frontman Will Johnson. “For a handful of reasons, the time finally feels right to celebrate the existence of this thing, then let it rest. I do think that the four of us will embark on some musical endeavor together again, but can’t say that it will be within the realm or tone of what Centro-matic has done.


Click here to continue reading. 

So glad I got to see them live (on my birthday, no less).

americansongwriter:

Centro-matic Announce Final Tour

Texas-based indie outfit Centro-matic have decided to call it quits, bringing an end to a career that spanned over two decades. The band will finish out their time together with a farewell tour this December.

I can write with no hint of drama that our December tour will be the last Centro-matic tour for the indefinite and foreseeable future,” said frontman Will Johnson. “For a handful of reasons, the time finally feels right to celebrate the existence of this thing, then let it rest. I do think that the four of us will embark on some musical endeavor together again, but can’t say that it will be within the realm or tone of what Centro-matic has done.

Click here to continue reading. 

So glad I got to see them live (on my birthday, no less).



You could follow Louis CK or Patton Oswalt or Sarah Silverman or whoever on Twitter for weeks and not strike gold like this. I had to type and post this picture because I can’t breathe long enough to repeat it to all of you personally.

You could follow Louis CK or Patton Oswalt or Sarah Silverman or whoever on Twitter for weeks and not strike gold like this. 

I had to type and post this picture because I can’t breathe long enough to repeat it to all of you personally.