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crownprince81:

gradientlair:

Queen Jade is a deaf Jamaican American Black woman and independent filmmaker who needs funding for an incredible film called The Shattered Mind. According to her Kickstarter site:

The film is centered upon a proud Black Deaf family with a captivating story that has never been told before in the mainstream film industry. The Shattered Mind is a 40-minute short film that explores a black deaf family’s journey while their daughter, Zhane Rain struggles to overcome adversity; traumatic childhood past and hearing loss. Zhane Rain is a misplaced teenager who is trying to find herself in a self-respecting Deaf family and to overcoming unusual psychological and neurological conditions. Ultimately, her biggest battle is in dealing with recurring nightmares due to amnesia from the traumatic experience she had as a child. 

She’s right. I’ve not even encountered a synopsis like this for a film. I’m all about supporting new to the screen stories, nuanced stories about Blackness, especially about Black women and Black families.

Her deadline is January 14, 2014 and that is in only 9 days! She needs only $470.00 more as her goal is $2,500.00 and she has $2,030.00 as of this post. Please support if you can! There’s pledge amounts as low as $1.00, $10.00 and $25.00 for those of us without much money but still want to chip in.

Please support via pledge or at least signal boost!

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youremystarshine:

You guys, this is really close to where I live and for some reason, this area never gets boosted when it comes to lost babies.
These babies are believed to be in serious danger. 

The Flathead Tribal Police Department is helping the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho in searching for three children who are missing and believed to be with their father, who does not have legal custody of them.The Montana Department of Justice issued a missing endangered person advisory Thursday for the children, who were last known to be in Polson on Nov. 15.Their father is 30-year-old Kortny Gene Duback, a Native American who is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He may be driving a black 2000 Toyota Camry with Montana license plate 15-0351C.The children are 7-year-old Kallie, 5-year-old Justin and 3-year-old Nevaeh.Flathead Tribal Police Chief Craig Couture says the children were in their mother’s custody in Lapwai, Idaho, until she was incarcerated. Another family member took them in until that person also was jailed. Duback then picked up the children.

As it is, this only has FIVE shares on Facebook. Montana is so big and so rural and I would really like to see tumblr boost this. Please help find these kids.
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youremystarshine:

You guys, this is really close to where I live and for some reason, this area never gets boosted when it comes to lost babies.

These babies are believed to be in serious danger.

The Flathead Tribal Police Department is helping the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho in searching for three children who are missing and believed to be with their father, who does not have legal custody of them.

The Montana Department of Justice issued a missing endangered person advisory Thursday for the children, who were last known to be in Polson on Nov. 15.

Their father is 30-year-old Kortny Gene Duback, a Native American who is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He may be driving a black 2000 Toyota Camry with Montana license plate 15-0351C.

The children are 7-year-old Kallie, 5-year-old Justin and 3-year-old Nevaeh.

Flathead Tribal Police Chief Craig Couture says the children were in their mother’s custody in Lapwai, Idaho, until she was incarcerated. Another family member took them in until that person also was jailed. Duback then picked up the children.

As it is, this only has FIVE shares on Facebook. Montana is so big and so rural and I would really like to see tumblr boost this. Please help find these kids.


theblacksophisticate:

I want to make a movie set to the music of The Mamas and the Papas. Man! That’s just one of the ideas/dreams in my head though. So many stories are swirling around in there. I need to sit down and get them out to make room for new ones. Maybe one day I’ll have the time…and some help. Dream BIG!

OMG I LOVE The Mamas and the Papas!!!! Please do it and I’ll help!!!


theblackwashedpodcast:


I don’t get the credit I deserve and I’m not afraid to stand up for myself

She is absolutely better than most male rappers out these days, and yet the hip-hop community has never taken her seriously. They pretend it’s because she does pop songs, but no one bats an eyelash when male rappers pursue crossover success. They pretend it’s because she’s a “barbie” who talks about nothing of interest, but they hail all the artists who only talk about the same 3 things on a loop, with one of the most frequent topics being female sexuality. But I guess women being sexual is only okay when they’re pass entities hanging out on the Z-list desperate for every instagram like and twitter retweet instead of A-listers who profit massively from their kooky & sexually charged brand.

Truth!theblackwashedpodcast:


I don’t get the credit I deserve and I’m not afraid to stand up for myself

She is absolutely better than most male rappers out these days, and yet the hip-hop community has never taken her seriously. They pretend it’s because she does pop songs, but no one bats an eyelash when male rappers pursue crossover success. They pretend it’s because she’s a “barbie” who talks about nothing of interest, but they hail all the artists who only talk about the same 3 things on a loop, with one of the most frequent topics being female sexuality. But I guess women being sexual is only okay when they’re pass entities hanging out on the Z-list desperate for every instagram like and twitter retweet instead of A-listers who profit massively from their kooky & sexually charged brand.

Truth!theblackwashedpodcast:


I don’t get the credit I deserve and I’m not afraid to stand up for myself

She is absolutely better than most male rappers out these days, and yet the hip-hop community has never taken her seriously. They pretend it’s because she does pop songs, but no one bats an eyelash when male rappers pursue crossover success. They pretend it’s because she’s a “barbie” who talks about nothing of interest, but they hail all the artists who only talk about the same 3 things on a loop, with one of the most frequent topics being female sexuality. But I guess women being sexual is only okay when they’re pass entities hanging out on the Z-list desperate for every instagram like and twitter retweet instead of A-listers who profit massively from their kooky & sexually charged brand.

Truth!theblackwashedpodcast:


I don’t get the credit I deserve and I’m not afraid to stand up for myself

She is absolutely better than most male rappers out these days, and yet the hip-hop community has never taken her seriously. They pretend it’s because she does pop songs, but no one bats an eyelash when male rappers pursue crossover success. They pretend it’s because she’s a “barbie” who talks about nothing of interest, but they hail all the artists who only talk about the same 3 things on a loop, with one of the most frequent topics being female sexuality. But I guess women being sexual is only okay when they’re pass entities hanging out on the Z-list desperate for every instagram like and twitter retweet instead of A-listers who profit massively from their kooky & sexually charged brand.

Truth!theblackwashedpodcast:


I don’t get the credit I deserve and I’m not afraid to stand up for myself

She is absolutely better than most male rappers out these days, and yet the hip-hop community has never taken her seriously. They pretend it’s because she does pop songs, but no one bats an eyelash when male rappers pursue crossover success. They pretend it’s because she’s a “barbie” who talks about nothing of interest, but they hail all the artists who only talk about the same 3 things on a loop, with one of the most frequent topics being female sexuality. But I guess women being sexual is only okay when they’re pass entities hanging out on the Z-list desperate for every instagram like and twitter retweet instead of A-listers who profit massively from their kooky & sexually charged brand.

Truth!theblackwashedpodcast:


I don’t get the credit I deserve and I’m not afraid to stand up for myself

She is absolutely better than most male rappers out these days, and yet the hip-hop community has never taken her seriously. They pretend it’s because she does pop songs, but no one bats an eyelash when male rappers pursue crossover success. They pretend it’s because she’s a “barbie” who talks about nothing of interest, but they hail all the artists who only talk about the same 3 things on a loop, with one of the most frequent topics being female sexuality. But I guess women being sexual is only okay when they’re pass entities hanging out on the Z-list desperate for every instagram like and twitter retweet instead of A-listers who profit massively from their kooky & sexually charged brand.

Truth!

theblackwashedpodcast:

I don’t get the credit I deserve and I’m not afraid to stand up for myself

She is absolutely better than most male rappers out these days, and yet the hip-hop community has never taken her seriously. They pretend it’s because she does pop songs, but no one bats an eyelash when male rappers pursue crossover success. They pretend it’s because she’s a “barbie” who talks about nothing of interest, but they hail all the artists who only talk about the same 3 things on a loop, with one of the most frequent topics being female sexuality. But I guess women being sexual is only okay when they’re pass entities hanging out on the Z-list desperate for every instagram like and twitter retweet instead of A-listers who profit massively from their kooky & sexually charged brand.

Truth!

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missjia:

via Marissa Sargeant on Facebook:
This is my 14 yr old son who was brutually tortured By 2 Tully town officers he was handcuff but they say he resisted arrest that yall tazzed him in his face …not only that they took him to lower bucks hospital with out his mother consent they broke his nose n both eyes were swollen shut these prejudice cops need a rude awakening any one know anyone that can help my son please help they took him to the police station n told me I could not come up there but as a mother who loves her child I did Go to the station they would not let me n at all they talked to me through the door I didn’t see my son for tree days n the cops says o he’s fine we ordered him pizza really? Any one who can help me get justice please comment I’m torn mad angry just can’t deal # HELP


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missjia:

via Marissa Sargeant on Facebook:

This is my 14 yr old son who was brutually tortured By 2 Tully town officers he was handcuff but they say he resisted arrest that yall tazzed him in his face …not only that they took him to lower bucks hospital with out his mother consent they broke his nose n both eyes were swollen shut these prejudice cops need a rude awakening any one know anyone that can help my son please help they took him to the police station n told me I could not come up there but as a mother who loves her child I did Go to the station they would not let me n at all they talked to me through the door I didn’t see my son for tree days n the cops says o he’s fine we ordered him pizza really? Any one who can help me get justice please comment I’m torn mad angry just can’t deal # HELP

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