"i slept. and woke on the other side of my life."
-nayyirah waheed
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I swear to God I love Tumblr sometimes.

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"Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you."
-Carl Jung (via kushandwizdom)

Killed by the NYPD, from Amadou Diallo to Eric Garner

abagond:

Feb. 4, 1999 - Amadou Diallo, 23 - Bronx
May 25, 1999 - Rodney Mason, 38 - Queens
May 26, 1999 - Dante Johnson, 16 - Bronx
Jun. 28, 1999 - Renato Mercado, 63 - Manhattan
Jul. 24, 1999 - Delano Maloney, 32 - Brooklyn
Aug. 5, 1999 - Jatrek Hewitt, 17 - Staten Island
Aug. 9, 1999 - Robert Striker, 54 - Manhattan
Aug. 15, 1999 - Angel Reyes, 47 - Manhattan
Aug. 18, 1999 - Larry Cobb, 30 - Manhattan
Aug. 30, 1999 - Gidone “Gary” Busch, 31 - Brooklyn
Aug. 27, 1999 - Unidentified Man, 35 - Bronx
Sep. 1, 1999 - Richard Watson, 32 - Manhattan
Oct. 20, 1999 - Afif Hazim - Queens
Jan. 17, 2000 - Alan Zelencic, 28 - Queens
Mar. 1, 2000 - Malcolm Ferguson, 23 - Bronx
Mar. 1, 2000 - Maliki Raymond, 24 - Manhattan
Mar. 16, 2000 - Patrick Dorismond, 26 - Manhattan
Mar. 31, 2000 - Andre Fields, 17 and Tasheen Bourne, 19 - Brooklyn
Feb. 5, 2000 - Donald Moore, 37 - Queens
Apr. 12, 2000 - Malcolm Burno, 17 - Brooklyn
Apr. 22, 2000 - James Murphy, 43 - Queens
Jul. 7, 2000 - D’andre Darnell Cisco, 25 - Queens
Aug. 4, 2000 - James Edward Moore, 37 - Bronx
Aug. 12, 2000 - Arthur Alalouf, 47 - Brooklyn
Oct. 20, 2000 - Reynaldo Colon, 33 - Brooklyn
Oct. 23, 2000 - Carmen Valentine, 22 - Brooklyn
Nov. 2000 - Andre “Woody” Harris - Brooklyn
Dec. 24, 2000 - Jonathan Lynch, 32 and James Culberson, 25 - Brooklyn
May 22, 2001 - Curtis Harmon, Jr., 35 - Bronx
Jun. 8, 2001 - Curtis Merriweather, 45 - Brooklyn
Jul. 26, 2001 - Charmene Pickering, 27 - Brooklyn
Aug. 4, 2001 - Maria Pena Herrera, 24 and Dilcia Pena, 16 and Andy Pena Herrera, 4 and Ricardo Pena Herrera, newborn - Brooklyn
Oct. 6, 2001 - Malik Mustafa, 36 - Bronx
Oct. 8, 2001 - Shannon Vinson, 28 - Brooklyn
Oct. 8, 2001 - Donna Towe, 45 - Bronx
Oct. 9, 2001 - Richard Hatcher, 18 - Queens
Oct. 15, 2001 - Unidentified Man - Queens
Nov. 11, 2001 - William Phifer, 56 - Manhattan
Nov. 23, 2001 - Steven Michalacos, 67 - Brooklyn
Dec. 22, 2001 - Unidentified Man - Brooklyn
Jan. 16, 2002 - Georgy Louisgene, 23 - Brooklyn
Jan. 23, 2002 - Juan Mendez, 38 - Manhattan
Mar. 30, 2002 - Cesar Mercado, 47 - Manhattan
Apr. 15, 2002 - Unidentified Man, 20s - Manhattan
Apr. 21, 2002 - Ricardo Carlon, 24 - Staten Island
May 1, 2002 - Egbert Dewgard, 31 - Brooklyn
Jun. 21, 2002 - Unidentified Man, 20s - Manhattan
Jun. 22, 2002 - Stefanos Kiladitis, 21 - Brooklyn
Jul. 7, 2002 - William Partlow, 42 - Bronx
Jul. 10, 2002 - Kevin McKissick, 13 - Manhattan
Jul. 28, 2002 - Kedrian Edwards, 19 - Bronx
Aug. 26, 2002 - Marcellus Graham, 28 - Brooklyn
Aug. 27, 2002 - Ernest Prather, 39 - Brooklyn
Aug. 31, 2002 - Paul Angel, 55 - Brooklyn
Sep. 1, 2002 - Jamil Moore, 22 - Brooklyn
Sep. 16, 2002 - Raymundo Guzman, 27 - Manhattan
Oct. 30, 2002 - Alfred Nelson, 36 - Staten Island
Jan. 1, 2003 - Jamel Nixon, 19 - Brooklyn
Jan. 1, 2003 - Anthony Reid, 21 - Brooklyn
Jan. 2, 2003 - Allen Newsome, 17 - Manhattan
Jan. 2, 2003 - John Lagattuta, 35 - Brooklyn
Jan. 4, 2003 - Lucia Rodriguez, 63 - Brooklyn
Mar. 4, 2003 - Anton Goldenburg, 55 and Rifka Goldenburg, 54 - Brooklyn
Apr. 16, 2003 - Etzel Faulkner, 42 - Queens
Apr. 30, 2003 - Floyd Quinones, 28 - Brooklyn
May 1, 2003 - Carlos Lopez, 19 - Brooklyn
Aug. 8, 2003 - Melvin Sylvester, 65 - Manhattan
May 16, 2003 - Alberta Spruill, 57 - Manhattan
May 22, 2003 - Ousmane Zongo, 35 - Manhattan
Jun. 4, 2003 - Jose Mateo, 22 - Manhattan
Jun. 16, 2003 - Juan Carlos Sanchez, 30 - Manhattan
Jun. 20, 2003 - Calvin Washington, 41 - Brooklyn
Jul. 22, 2003 - Othniel Askew, 31 - Manhattan
Sep. 19, 2003 - Stephen Seignious, 37 - Bronx
Oct. 29, 2003 - Renardo Powell, 26 - Brooklyn
Nov. 6, 2003 - Russell Wimbush, 43 - Staten Island
Nov. 9, 2003 - Yuekor Yuen, 76 - Brooklyn
Nov. 15, 2003 - Desean Cathcart, 26 - Brooklyn
Jan. 24, 2004 - Timothy Stansbury, 19 - Brooklyn
Feb. 8, 2004 - Wilson Alba, 31 - Brooklyn
Feb. 15, 2004 - Thomas Cipolla, 28 - Bronx
Mar. 10, 2004 - Leroy Smalls, 41 - Manhattan
Jun. 20, 2004 - Juan Aponte Huerta, 47 - Manhattan
Jul. 29, 2004 - Dante Pomar, 19 - Queens
Aug. 30, 2004 - Rashawn Sharif Moody, 18 - Brooklyn
Sep. 24, 2004 - David Guzman, 33 - Queens
Sep. 27, 2004 - Boangeres Mota, 37 - Manhattan
Oct. 9, 2004 - Gregory Chavis, 19 - Bronx
Oct. 18, 2004 - Manuel Chamelta, 18 - Queens
Nov. 22, 2004 - Jose Feliciano, 44 - Brooklyn
Nov. 24, 2004 - Dominic Middleton, 12 and Kristina Middleton, 1 - Manhattan
Nov. 26, 2004 - Craig Davis, 35 - Brooklyn
Dec. 10, 2004 - Carleton Lockhart, 32 - Bronx
Dec. 14, 2004 - Marie Fares, 60 - Queens
Dec. 15, 2004 - Gayle Duran, 19 - Bronx
Jan. 6 2005 - Brian Allen, 46 - Queens
Feb. 14, 2005 - Tolsie Nohar, 17 - Queens
Feb. 21, 2005 - Montique Smalls, 38 - Brooklyn
May 8, 2005 - Byron Hearst, 28 - Brooklyn
Jul. 27, 2005 - Terrence L. Thomas, 35 - Queens
Sep. 10, 2005 - Damien Greenslade, 26 - Manhattan
Sep. 22, 2005 - Paul Bookson, 71 - Brooklyn
Sep. 23, 2005 - Virginia Verdee, 12 - Bronx
Oct. 22, 2005 - Darryl Green, 21 - Brooklyn
Oct. 30, 2005 - Leonel Disla, 19 - Bronx
Nov. 4, 2005 - Stephonne Crawford, 21 - Brooklyn
Nov. 18, 2005 - Adam Perez, 31 - Manhattan
Jan. 4, 2006 - Peter Lee, 20 - Bronx
Jan. 26, 2006 - Unidentified Woman - Bronx
Jan. 27, 2006 - Kevin Leo, 28 - Bronx
Feb. 8, 2006 - Eric Hernandez, 24 - Bronx
Feb. 13, 2006 - Michael Harris, 24 - Bronx
Feb. 16, 2006 - Stephanie Lindboe, 65 - Staten Island
Mar. 28, 2006 - Julio Alberto “Zapatone” Ortega-Moncada, 31 - Queens
Mar. 25, 2006 - Rasheem Parrish, 21 - Queens
Apr. 10, 2006 - Steven Vitale, 55 - Staten Island
Jul. 5, 2006 - Colleen Marza, 49 - Queens
Jul. 9, 2006 - Bobby Roman, 26 - Brooklyn
Aug. 9, 2006 - Marilyn Zeh, 32 - Queens
Aug. 22, 2006 - Ronald Clemons, 45 - Brooklyn
Sep. 16, 2006 - Mingo Kenneth Mason, 18 - Manhattan
Sep. 30, 2006 - Joseph Bernazard, 26 - Brooklyn
Oct. 26, 2006 - Eric Hines, 17 - Brooklyn
Nov. 1, 2006 - Jose Rivera, 32 - Bronx
Nov. 11, 2006 - Katrell Butler, 28 - Brooklyn
Dec. 16, 2006 - Anatoly Dmitriev, 62 - Bronx
Nov. 25, 2006 - Sean Bell, 23 - Queens
Dec. 13, 2006 - Timur Person, 19 - Bronx
Jan. 8, 2007 - Blondel Lassegue, 38 - Queens
Mar. 10, 2007 - Kristen McKenzie, 21 - Brooklyn
Mar. 13, 2007 - Corey Mickins, 25 - Manhattan
Mar. 14, 2007 - David Garvin, 42 - Manhattan
Apr. 26, 2007 - Patrick Bryan, 41 - Queens
May 10, 2007 - Guyatree Harpati. 22 - Queens
May 18, 2007 - Fermin Arzu, 41 - Bronx
Jun. 19, 2007 - James Harris, 42 - Bronx
Jul. 7, 2007 - Victor Gordon, 23 - Brooklyn
Jul. 23, 2007 - Shirley Fontanez, 18 - Bronx
Sep. 7, 2007 - Juan Calves, 51 - Bronx
Sep. 28, 2007 - Ronald Battle, 25 - Manhattan
Sep. 29, 2007 - Sonia Garcia, 28 - Bay Shore, LI
Oct. 20, 2007 - Jayson Tirado, 25 - Manhattan
Nov. 12, 2007 - Khiel Coppin, 18 - Brooklyn
Nov. 18, 2007 - David Kostovski, 29 - Brooklyn
Nov. 20, 2007 - Santos Mulero, 57 - Bronx
Jan. 1, 2008 - Darin John Richardson, 29 - Brooklyn
Jan. 5, 2008 - Ronnie Smalls, 25 - Queens
May 28, 2008 - Eugene Morales, 22 - Manhattan
Jun. 1, 2008 - Carlos Rios, 47 - Bronx
Jul. 13, 2008 - Unidentified Man - Bronx
Jul. 17, 2008 - Spencer Parris, 39 - Manhattan
Aug. 2, 2008 - Darryl Battle, 20 - Brooklyn
Sep. 24, 2008 - Iman Morales, 35 - Brooklyn
Oct. 26, 2008 - Dwayne David Forde, 22 - Brooklyn
Oct. 26, 2008 - Kayshawn Forde, 21 - Brooklyn
Nov. 13, 2008 - Gilberto Blanco - Brooklyn
Dec. 9, 2008 - Alex Figueroa, 40 - Bronx
Jan. 12, 2009 - Elena Cole, 46 - Centereach, LI
Mar. 31, 2009 - Eric van Reid, 50 - Queens
Apr. 8, 2009 - Ginette Denize, 48 - Brooklyn
Apr. 12, 2009 - Mauricio Jacques, 35 - Bronx
May 10, 2009 - Kenneth Williams, 21 - Brooklyn
May 28, 2009 - Omar J. Edwards, 25 - Manhattan
Jul. 11, 2009 - Shem Walker, 49 - Brooklyn
Jul. 22, 2009 - Unidentified Man - Manhattan
Aug. 2, 2009 - Oswaldo Sevilla Moran, 31 - Bronx
Sep. 12, 2009 - Unidentified Man - Brooklyn
Sep. 27, 2009 - Vionique Valnold, 32 - Bronx
Oct. 7, 2009 - Carlton Lewis, 21 - Manhattan
Nov. 20, 2009 - Kevin White, 43 - Brooklyn
Nov. 21, 2009 - Dawshawn Vasconcello, 18 - Queens
Dec. 10, 2009 - Raymond Martinez, 25 - Manhattan
Feb. 22, 2010 - Satnam Singh, 32 - Bronx
Mar. 8, 2010 - George D’Amato, Jr., 22 - Brooklyn
Mar. 22, 2010 - Santiago Urina, 57 - Bronx
Apr. 1, 2010 - Michael Romero, 32 - Brooklyn
Apr. 26, 2010 - Unidentified Man - Brooklyn
Jun. 24, 2010 - Marvin Fulford, 48 - Bronx
Aug. 8, 2010 - Luis Soto, 22 - Manhattan
Aug. 27, 2010 - Briana Ojeda, 11 - Brooklyn
Oct. 3, 2010 - Emmanuel Paulino, 24 - Manhattan
Dec. 22, 2010 - Zach Bingert, 21 - Queens
Mar. 8, 2011 - Kemp Yarborough, 37 - Bronx
Mar. 8, 2011 - Carmelo Calabro, 77 - Brooklyn
Mar. 18 2011 - Johnathan Smith, 26 - Brooklyn
Mar. 20, 2011 - Paul Goldreyer, 48 - Bronx
Mar. 26, 2011 - Orlando Santos, 28 - Bronx
May 11, 2011 - Unidentified Man, 31 - Brooklyn
Sep. 5, 2011 - Denise Gay, 56 - Brooklyn
Sep. 7, 2011 - John Collado, 43 - Manhattan
Sep. 13, 2011 - Makever “Keba” Brown, 22 - Manhattan
Sep. 14, 2011 - Tyre Chisholm, 22 - Bronx
Oct. 2, 2011 - Yvonne McNeal, 57 - Manhattan
Nov. 4, 2011 - Theauther Love, 87 - Brooklyn
Jan. 12, 2012 - Duane Brown, 26, Brooklyn (killed in own home)
Jan. 26, 2012 - Christopher Kissane, 22, Brooklyn
Jan. 29, 2012 - Antwoin White, 17, Brooklyn
Feb. 2, 2012 - Ramarley Graham, 18, Bronx (killed in own home)
Feb. 14, 2012 - Michael McBride, 52, Manhattan
Mar. 15, 2012 - Shereese Francis, 30, Queens
Apr. 12, 2012 - Tamon Robinson, 27, Brooklyn
Apr. 12, 2012 - Rudolph Wyatt, 23, Manhattan
May 10, 2012 - Samuel Rivers, 40, Queens
Jun. 14, 2012 - Shantel Davis, 23, Brooklyn
Jul. 4, 2012 - Edgar Owens, 46, Queens
Aug. 11, 2012 - Eddie Fernandez, 28, Bronx
Aug. 12, 2012 - Darius H. Kennedy, 51 Manhattan
Aug. 24, 2012 - Jeffrey Johnson, 58, Manhattan
Sep. 7, 2012 - Reynaldo Cuevas, 20, Bronx (shot escaping robbery)
Sep. 7, 2012 - Walwyn Jackson, 27, Queens
Sep. 20, 2012 - Tyjuan Hill, 22, Queens
Sep. 25, 2012 - Muhammad Bah, 28, Manhattan
Oct. 5, 2012 - Noel Polanco, 22, Queens
Oct. 25, 2012 - Prince James 18, Bronx
Nov. 4, 2012 - Ronald Herrera, 20, Bronx (friend of Reynaldo Cuevas)
Jan. 3, 2013 - Peter Jourdan, 37, Brooklyn
Feb. 21, 2013 - Ryo Oyamada, 24, Queens
Mar. 23, 2013 - Jackson Alexandre, 28, Brooklyn
Mar. 9, 2013 - Kimani Gray, 16, Brooklyn
Apr. 15, 2013 - Dason Peters, 33, Brooklyn
Apr. 15, 2013 - Dylan Samuel Peters, 1, Brooklyn
Jun. 19, 2013 - Thomas Robinson, 50, Brooklyn
Jun. 20, 2013 - Jose Muniz, 52, Bronx
Jun. 5, 2013 - Lana Morris, 46, Queens
Jul. 12, 2013 - Deion Fludd, 17, Brooklyn
Jul. 21, 2013 - Kyam Livingston, 37, Brooklyn
Jul. 6, 2013 - Felix Coss, 61, Brooklyn
Aug. 14, 2013 - Eric Zaman, 25, Queens
Aug. 15, 2013 - Carlo Alcis, 43, Brooklyn
Aug. 4, 2013 - Shaaliver Douse, 14, Bronx
Sep. 17, 2013 - Barrington Williams, 25, Bronx
Oct. 31, 2013 - Unidentified man, 26, Bronx
Oct. 4, 2013 - William Bruce Hemphill„ 51 - Staten Island
Nov. 18, 2013 - Rexford Dasrath, 22, Brooklyn
Dec. 26, 2013 - James Torres, 44, Bronx
Apr. 12, 2014 - Jack Calvello, 85, Queens
May 16, 2014 - Scott Kato, 45, Manhattan
May 18, 2014 - Osbourne Broadie, 39, Brooklyn
May 27, 2014 - Manuel Ocampo, 18 , Brooklyn, NY
Jul. 17, 2014 - Eric Garner, 43, Staten Island


http://nyc.october22.org/KilledsinceBell.pdf

Lee Younger: What If The Mirror Didn’t Matter?

leeyounger:

If the way you look really didn’t matter at all anymore, where would you get your worth? I know that’s a weird question. In fact, you might want ease on back and read that through one more time, but a bit more slowly. If nobody cared how anyone looks, how would you measure your value? That sounds impossible, right? How could a world like that ever be? We live in the age of the selfie, where everyone constantly posts their face everywhere hoping for tons of likes and comments telling them they are beautiful and hot. We rely on our looks to find out who we are and how we compare to everyone else, but what if we didn’t? What If you woke up one morning and every single person was blind? 

What if the thing that matters most to almost everyone you know suddenly wasn’t a factor anymore? What if we literally couldn’t see each other? How would we measure ourselves? Would people still count calories and work out with the kind of obsessive zeal they do right now? Would people still spend thousands of dollars on clothes, shoes, cosmetics and haircuts? Would people still size everyone up without ever talking to them?

God made you the way you are. He gave you the body type you have. He decided your hair color and texture. He made your face and your feet and He did all of that on purpose. He likes you the way you are. You look the way you do because God invented you to look this way and that is the single most important thing you can say about the way any person looks. Our problem is that we try to pull so much more out of our look than that. We look in the mirror and try to find out who we are. We take selfies to get a score on our worth. We dress the way we do to find out how we compare. Girls do this and so do guys. 

Three thousand years ago, God was picking a king for His people and he rejected all the guys everyone else would have chosen. People wanted the tallest, the strongest and the best looking man to be their king because we actually do think good-looking people are better people than the rest of us. We think they are better leaders. But God rejected those guys and hand-picked someone that everyone else overlooked. God chose David, who was not physically impressive. God picked the forgotten, the ignored, the neglected one to be the king. God said, “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Who are you, really? Who are you to God? Did you know your value is limitless? Do you remind yourself of this critical truth? You are a beloved child of the Almighty King of the Universe and Jesus gave His life and His blood for you. God has a beautiful plan for your life and He doesn’t measure you the way other folks do. What would it take for to see yourself with God’s eyes?

gangsterly:

"Back when Foxy was in junior high and Kimberly Jones, a.k.a. Lil’ Kim, was in high school, they were friends living in Brooklyn."

gangsterly:

"Back when Foxy was in junior high and Kimberly Jones, a.k.a. Lil’ Kim, was in high school, they were friends living in Brooklyn."

rootsnbluesfestival:

Big Mama!

rootsnbluesfestival:

Big Mama!

theartofanimation:

Sanjay Patel - Ramayana: Divine Loophole


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