1:27 am - Mon, Mar 24, 2014
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headturnmeon:

troubledworlddistortedmind:

st3fan00:

amricncleopatra:

st3fan00:

Levels to this shit

who is he standing with

Wizard Kelly

WIZARD KELLY lmaooo byee


Lmaooo Wizard Kelly tho 😂😂😂

headturnmeon:

troubledworlddistortedmind:

st3fan00:

amricncleopatra:

st3fan00:

Levels to this shit

who is he standing with

Wizard Kelly

WIZARD KELLY lmaooo byee

Lmaooo Wizard Kelly tho 😂😂😂

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3:27 pm - Sun, Mar 9, 2014
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geekscoutcookies:

 

I’d need more than two pieces but I’d give it a shot.

geekscoutcookies:

 

I’d need more than two pieces but I’d give it a shot.

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3:21 pm
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psych-facts:

Unrelated to psychology, but I thought this was pretty funny.

psych-facts:

Unrelated to psychology, but I thought this was pretty funny.

3:08 pm
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naturalprose:

vinnyvega:

btblimh:

ewurajaja:

Recorded on Jay-Z’s iPhone. No amped mic, no reverb. JUST Bey.

image

She sang that song. Will reblog this every time

I sure will Bey anytime

KING BEY!!!!!!

gotta be in these streets to appreciate this.

I just want to smoosh this in everyone’s face when they say she can’t sing.

o_o And then go “nyeeeeeeeeeeeeeh”

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3:32 am - Sat, Mar 1, 2014
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krakensdottir:

amyelizabeth:

ladyknucklesinshape:

crackerhell:

goodstuffhappenedtoday:


How A Middle-School Principal Persuaded Students To Come To School


by David Kestenbaum

Shawn Rux took over as principal of MS 53, a New York City middle school, last year. At the time, 50 or 60 kids were absent every day. You could understand why they stayed away: The school was chaos.
Twenty-two teachers had quit, the entire office staff had quit, and hundreds of kids had been suspended. The school was given a grade of F from the city’s department of education.
“It was in a bad place,” Rux says.
Rux decided he needed to create incentives for kids to come to school. Incentives that were more obvious to middle-school kids than, “If you come to school you’ll be better off 20 years from now.”
He handed out raffle tickets to anyone who showed up to school on time. One of the prizes was an Xbox. And he threw in an element of randomness: The first kids in line when the doors opened might get 20 tickets.
It worked. Kids started showing up early.“It was … like, ‘Get out of my way, I’m trying to get into school,’ ” Rux says. “It was nice.”Rux also created his own currency. He called it Rux Bux. Teachers hand them out when kids are well behaved. They can be traded in for school supplies, or special lunches. A sixth-grader named Wander Rodriguez is trying to save up 5,000 Rux Bux — enough for a personal shopping spree with Rux.
The principal also stands outside school every morning, greeting the students as they show up. This recognition is another, subtler incentive to come to school. “I like this school,” Wander Rodriguez says. “They treat me like home, they treat me nice, they always give me stuff. … They always say ‘hi’ in the mornings.”The school went from an F to a C. Daily attendance went up to over 90 percent. Then the hurricane hit.
The school is in Far Rockaway, Queens — one of the areas hardest hit by the storm. Some kids’ homes were destroyed. One student who stayed at home through the storm told a teacher, “My apartment complex was in the middle of the ocean.” Rux’s car was destroyed. The first floor of his house was flooded.After the storm, after school started up again, Rux’s goal was to get attendance back to 90 percent. Every day, his staff texts him the attendance numbers. The day I visited last week, 89.2 percent of students attended school. Close, but not close enough for Rux.
The storm has been tough on everyone, he says. But that’s no excuse. Kids have to be in school.



not going to see this man in no news nowhere

damn. and that’s middle school too. God bless his whole existence.

I love him! He’s one of my educator heroes.

BEHOLD! POSITIVE. FUCKING. REINFORCEMENT.
Why we ever use anything else I do not know.

krakensdottir:

amyelizabeth:

ladyknucklesinshape:

crackerhell:

goodstuffhappenedtoday:

How A Middle-School Principal Persuaded Students To Come To School

not going to see this man in no news nowhere

damn. and that’s middle school too.

God bless his whole existence.

I love him! He’s one of my educator heroes.

BEHOLD! POSITIVE. FUCKING. REINFORCEMENT.

Why we ever use anything else I do not know.

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1:02 am - Fri, Jan 24, 2014
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librophilia:

mc-coolin:

hipsterlibertarian:

Yesterday’s story of the elderly NYC man who was beaten bloody by police for jaywalking today gets a tragic companion from Philadelphia:

A 16-yr-old African American boy was sexually assaulted by a police officer during a “stop and frisk” pat-down. The assault was committed with such violence that the youth’s testicles were literally ruptured.
Now, Darrin Manning of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania may never be able to father children, according to the doctors who performed surgery on his virtually destroyed testicles.
Darrin was a star basketball player with no criminal history to speak of. He was a straight-A student who never got into any sort of trouble. He was with his teammates heading to a game right after school when he encountered an officer who decided he was “suspicious” and needed to be subjected to local “stop and frisk” procedures.

Though no official reason has been given for the stop and frisk, Darrin and the other (uniformed) members of the basketball team who were stopped suggest it was because they were wearing scarves over their faces to protect against the extreme cold Philadelphia, like much of the country, has suffered this winter.

Darrin was put in handcuffs. When the officer began “frisking” him, they grabbed hold of Darrin’s genitals so hard, pulled and twisted, that the teen’s genitals literally tore off.
“I felt the officer reach and grab my butt. Then the officer grabbed my testicles and squeezed again and pulled down. And that’s when I heard something pop, like I felt it POP,” Manning said.

The incident has left the 16-year-old with felony charges of assault and resisting arrest.
"I’m just grateful that they just didn’t kill him," said Darrin’s mother.

I honest to god have no words for this


the bolded.   OMG the bolded. that is not a mother who is just able to see the bright side of things. That is the voice of a woman -  and a society -  that is SO USED TO POLICE BRUTALITY that A COP POPPING THE BALLS OF A CHILD FOR LITERALLY NO REASON elicits a response of,  “I’m relieved it wasn’t worse.”  FROM THAT CHILD’S MOTHER,  no less.  Her kid just had his genitalia destroyed by a so-called “protector of the people,” and she is just happy to still have a son since so many other Black mothers whose children have committed the crimes of… well…um… being Black and outside(I guess?) don’t have that “privilege” *. THAT is systemic racism. THAT is reality for too. many. people. THAT is 21st Century America. Welcome to the land of the fucked. *having your offspring outlive you is NOT a privilege. it should be everyone’s experience.

librophilia:

mc-coolin:

hipsterlibertarian:

Yesterday’s story of the elderly NYC man who was beaten bloody by police for jaywalking today gets a tragic companion from Philadelphia:

A 16-yr-old African American boy was sexually assaulted by a police officer during a “stop and frisk” pat-down. The assault was committed with such violence that the youth’s testicles were literally ruptured.

Now, Darrin Manning of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania may never be able to father children, according to the doctors who performed surgery on his virtually destroyed testicles.

Darrin was a star basketball player with no criminal history to speak of. He was a straight-A student who never got into any sort of trouble. He was with his teammates heading to a game right after school when he encountered an officer who decided he was “suspicious” and needed to be subjected to local “stop and frisk” procedures.

Though no official reason has been given for the stop and frisk, Darrin and the other (uniformed) members of the basketball team who were stopped suggest it was because they were wearing scarves over their faces to protect against the extreme cold Philadelphia, like much of the country, has suffered this winter.

Darrin was put in handcuffs. When the officer began “frisking” him, they grabbed hold of Darrin’s genitals so hard, pulled and twisted, that the teen’s genitals literally tore off.

“I felt the officer reach and grab my butt. Then the officer grabbed my testicles and squeezed again and pulled down. And that’s when I heard something pop, like I felt it POP,” Manning said.

The incident has left the 16-year-old with felony charges of assault and resisting arrest.

"I’m just grateful that they just didn’t kill him," said Darrin’s mother.

I honest to god have no words for this

the bolded. OMG the bolded.


that is not a mother who is just able to see the bright side of things.

That is the voice of a woman - and a society - that is SO USED TO POLICE BRUTALITY that A COP POPPING THE BALLS OF A CHILD FOR LITERALLY NO REASON elicits a response of, “I’m relieved it wasn’t worse.” FROM THAT CHILD’S MOTHER, no less. Her kid just had his genitalia destroyed by a so-called “protector of the people,” and she is just happy to still have a son since so many other Black mothers whose children have committed the crimes of… well…um… being Black and outside(I guess?) don’t have that “privilege” *.

THAT is systemic racism.

THAT is reality for too. many. people.

THAT is 21st Century America.

Welcome to the land of the fucked.

*having your offspring outlive you is NOT a privilege. it should be everyone’s experience.

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8:08 pm - Wed, Jan 22, 2014
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thirstingaintdead:

thereasonforthewordbitch:

mc-coolin:

ytoob:

smoov

lol im confused 

Lying ass 😂😂😂

ahahahahaha smoov ass virgos.


Mean Ass…accurate

thirstingaintdead:

thereasonforthewordbitch:

mc-coolin:

ytoob:

smoov

lol im confused 

Lying ass 😂😂😂

ahahahahaha smoov ass virgos.

Mean Ass…accurate

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11:57 pm - Fri, Jan 17, 2014
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chroniclesofasupermom:

beautifulsouthasianbrides:

Photos by:Christy Tyler

http://www.christytylerphotography.com/

"Love knows no boundaries Interracial Pakistani and African American Wedding " 

They are adorable

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6:19 pm - Thu, Jan 16, 2014
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bigdaddythoughts:

More advanced packages are available for a portion of you tax refund. Inquiry within…

bigdaddythoughts:

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1:13 am
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lightspeedsound:

procrastveitor:

loudons:

A moment of silence to all the kids who can’t wait to become a teenager because they think it’s fun

Two hours of silence for all the teenagers who can’t wait to become adults because they think they’ll get to do whatever they want

a shot of vodka to all the 20 somethings who are coping with a lack of rent money by sitting around eating captain crunch in dinosaur PJs wishing they were actually a pre-teen again. 

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10:34 pm - Sun, Jan 12, 2014
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bewbin:

foodnun:

hobgoblinhero:

I have never said this before, nor will I ever likely say it again. I want to rub my dick on that velvety vehicle 

what happens when it rains 

then its velwet

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6:11 pm - Mon, Jan 6, 2014
21 notes

geekscoutcookies:

Real feel in Chicago is -44

NEGATIVE FOURTY FOUR DEGREES BELOW ZERO. 

ITS COLDER HERE THAN IN ALASKA

My gas bill is gonna be ridiculous this month.

6:27 pm - Sun, Jan 5, 2014
6,805 notes
They’ve got their little categories, like ‘conscious’ and ‘gangsta’. It used to be a thing where hip-hop was all together. Fresh Prince would be on tour with N.W.A. It wasn’t like, ‘You have got to like me in order for me to like you.’ That’s just some more white folks trying to think that all niggas are alike, and now it’s expanded. It used to be one type of nigga; now it’s two. There is so much more dimension to who we are. A monolith is a monolith, even if there’s two monoliths to choose from. I ain’t mad at Snoop. I’m not mad at Master P. I ain’t mad at the Hot Boys. I’m mad when that’s all I see. I would be mad if I looked up and all I saw on TV was me or Common or The Roots, because I know that ain’t the whole deal. The real joy is when you can kick it with everyone. That’s what hip-hop is all about. … They keep trying to slip the ‘conscious rapper’ thing on me. I come from Roosevelt Projects, man. The ghetto. I drank the same sugar water, ate hard candy. And they try to get me because I’m supposed to be more articulate, I’m supposed to be not like the other Negroes, to get me to say something against my brothers. I’m not going out like that, man.
Mos Def on being called a “conscious rapper” (via goalsetc)

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2:03 am - Fri, Jan 3, 2014
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brooklynrenewhite:

SH I T
12:42 pm - Thu, Jan 2, 2014
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myurlsmellsofgoldenmahogany:

Opening tumblr when you’ve just woken up in the morning.

myurlsmellsofgoldenmahogany:

Opening tumblr when you’ve just woken up in the morning.

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