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Ashleigh. Young and Still Searching. Avid Complainer. Untamed Lioness. Fat and Perfect.

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Birthday Behaviorđź’•đź‘‘đź’…

Birthday Behaviorđź’•đź‘‘đź’…

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Princess in the streets, Princess in the sheets. đź’‹đź’•

Princess in the streets, Princess in the sheets. đź’‹đź’•

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”

Alfred Tennyson (via kushandwizdom)

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rock-my-boatey:

Sunday Blues

So why would you tell a ROBBERY SUSPECT to “get out of the street”????????

lovelyandbrown:

MISS ME WITH THE BULLSHIT, STL PD.

We know WAY too much.

Exactlyyyyy

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coffeeandniall:

i’ve seen a lot of people reblogging news from ferguson, wondering if the situation has changed at all. the answer is YES—massively! so i thought i would compile some updates, courtesy of alderman antonio french (who, less than 24 hours ago, was being [wrongfully] held in jail for alleged unlawful assembly). the time right now is 4:20AM CST, august 15th.

yesterday afternoon—thursday, august 14th—ferguson & stl police were taken out of control of ferguson and replaced with MO highway patrol, led by captain ron johnson, who grew up in the area. his first order of business was to order police to remove their masks and cease violent tactics.

orange cones replaced tanks, the police line vanished, not a drop of tear gas was in sight and families felt safe enough to have their young people out protesting with them. without the fear tactics and police intimidation, people came out in droves to support ferguson.

the discussion of mike brown cannot end here. the relief is palpable and the decrease of tension under johnson’s excellent leadership is a huge mercy, but justice has not been served yet. now, hopefully, citizens will get to work together with the legal system for swift and transparent justice for mike brown & the countless other black men & women across the nation who have been unlawfully treated, and in many cases died, at the hands of police. let all of us use the alleviated atmosphere to focus the conversation, focus the nation. #mikebrown 

Justice for black PEOPLE***

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mangoestho:

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Sulky floral baby

benditlikebeckhamsadnessblog BAE WHERE DID U GET THIS SHIRT FROM THO!!!?!?!?!?!??!

"borrowed" it from a white friend bc whites colonized my ppl

So much yes.

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theheritagefoundation:

10 Unbelievable Photos From Ferguson

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You should look up the statistics for kids that are put up for adoption. They aren't anywhere near what people think, and it is a good point against "you can always put the baby up for adoption"

@Anonymous

proudly-pro-choice:

  • In the U.S. 397,122 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system. 101,666 of these children are eligible for adoption, but nearly 32% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted.
  • Around the world, there are an estimated 153 million orphans who have lost one parent. There are 17,900,000 orphans who have lost both parents and are living in orphanages or on the streets and lack the care and attention required for healthy development. These children are at risk for disease, malnutrition, and death.
  • In 2012, 23,396 youth aged out of the U.S. foster care system without the emotional and financial support necessary to succeed. Nearly 40% had been homeless or couch surfed, nearly 60% of young men had been convicted of a crime, and only 48% were employed. 75% of women and 33% of men receive government benefits to meet basic needs. 50% of all youth who aged out were involved in substance use and 17% of the females were pregnant.
  • As of 2012, more than 58,000 children in the U.S. foster care system were placed in institutions or group homes, not in traditional foster homes.
  • States spent a mere 1.2-1.3% of available federal funds on parent recruitment and training services even though 22% of children in foster care had adoption as their goal.
  • Three years is the average length of time a child in foster care waits to be adopted. Roughly 55% of these children have had three or more placements. An earlier study found that 33% of children had changed elementary schools five or more times, losing relationships and falling behind educationally.

This is why I always get so annoyed when pro-lifers utter the phrase “just put it up for adoption!” as if it’s the easiest thing in the world for both themselves and the child.

All statistics are from this website.

- Emily

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topmodelcentral:

ShaRaun Brown test shot
~ America (11) ~
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topmodelcentral:

ShaRaun Brown test shot

~ America (11) ~

by Bo Clark

“1 out of 812 applicants tested positive for drugs.”

Tennessee’s plan to prove everyone on welfare is addicted to drugs just blew up in their face  (via micdotcom)

#mycompletelyunshockedface

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Boop.

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