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The image that destroys the black ‘welfare queen’ myth February 24, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 10:42 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it might be worth a thousand food stamps.

In the town of Brushton, New York, 30 people were arrested for food stamp fraud. Can you guess how many people were black? None, as the picture below shows. All of those arrested were white. Thankfully, the myth of black folks as welfare cheats who game the system — a carefully crafted GOP invention to appeal to racists — has been exposed for what it is.

The 30 people arrested in Upstate NY on food stamp fraud (WCAX) The 30 people arrested in Upstate NY on food stamp fraud (WCAX)

And with the 2016 presidential campaign upon us, here is an issue Republicans will be unable to exploit, or shouldn’t be able to exploit for political gain. Not that they won’t try.

From the late 1960s, white segregationist Democrats — resentful of black power and the gains African-Americans made during the…

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Truth February 23, 2015

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Police officer resigns after arrest of college professor goes viral February 21, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 11:33 am

Originally posted on theGrio:

The Arizona State University police officer whose arrest of a professor went viral and drew national criticism has resigned following an independent investigation into his conduct.

Earlier this week, Ferrin announced his resignation in a “scathing” letter.

“The lack of support, cooperation, and downright bias, coupled with an agenda to ruin my career, has become unbearable and I will not subject my family to this any longer,” he said in the letter sent to ASU.

In January, the university had sent Officer Stewart Ferrin a letter notifying him of its intent to terminate him. Though Ferrin appealed the decision, he eventually resigned, citing the stress of the media attention.

ASU issued this statement Monday:

This review was never about a single incident or a single issue. Law enforcement officers in any jurisdiction are given the tremendous responsibility of helping to keep the community safe. They also are expected to exercise good…

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a few thoughts on surrender. February 18, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 1:11 pm

Originally posted on can i get a witness:

i just bought a magazine i would never buy.
it’s cover claimed to “anti-age” me.
in bright bold print it screamed at me how these few steps promised to actually “slow down the process”.

i bit.
i bought.
i don’t give a shit about anything else in this home improvement mag.
i’ll glance at the “new products” and toss it.

i’m a sucker for any new claim that i can “anti-age”.
any new product, skin procedure, friendly piece of advice.
anything that soothes me in my most self critical moments.

those promises speak to my outsides.
youth being the holy grail and all…
i drink the kool-aid.
my insides, are joyous and grateful for the years i wear.
what i know, where i’ve been.
what’s been given and what’s been taken away.
i just wish the look of wisdom didn’t get saggy!

it’s on my mind more lately.

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Winter Sucks! February 7, 2015

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die winter


Watch: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Goes Lego With Whips, Chains and Bricks February 5, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 11:43 pm

Originally posted on Variety:

Ever imagine what a mash-up of “The Lego Movie” and the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” might look like? Wonder no more!

Lego remake specialist Antonio Toscano crafted an all-Lego reworking of the trailer for the Focus Features release, which is based on the novel of the same name by E.L. James.

The Lego version of Christian Grey sports one of the most menacing Lego faces available, and the all-plastic “red room of pain” has never looked less comfortable.

The much-discussed elevator make-out scene makes a particularly, uh, stiff transition to brick form.

The human version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” bows in theaters February 13, starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.

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the next day February 4, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 5:50 pm

Originally posted on can i get a witness:

such sweet and prompt response to my new venture.

a quick note to agents and publishing entitys.
(i heard the nervous undertones in your emails)
it’s not that i don’t want to “fucking write my book”, i do.

it’s that this is new for me.
and i get afraid of new things.
i think to much about them.
worry about my shortcomings.
make up a whole lot more of them than i actually have.
i lose faith in myself.
wonder why anyone else has any… faith.
and i stop doing the new thing.

i’m afraid for the same reasons any of us are.
it’s nothing unique.
fear of not being able to do the thing.
fear it will suck.
fear i’ll get laughed at.
fear it will just be to hard to accomplish.

so i distract.
i run errands, i organize closets, i diet, i exercise, i do anything…

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Judge rejects man’s ‘racist will’ that disinherits daughter for having ‘bastard white son’ January 30, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 5:06 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

A judge made legal history by overturning a man’s will for its overtly racist stipulations.

In the will, Rector Emanuel Spence disinherited his closest daughter, instead leaving $400,000 to a daughter he hardly knew in the UK.

“Verolin’s relationship with her father came to a dramatic end. She told her father that she was pregnant and that the father of her child was white. Her father exclaimed that he was ashamed of Verolin and from that point onwards, the deceased restricted his communication with her … He would not allow a white man’s child in his house,” the judge said in the ruling.

Spence refused all contact with his grandson, referring to him only as his daughter’s “bastard white son.”

On Tuesday, the judge wrote: “It is clear and uncontradicted, in my view, that the reason for disinheriting Verolin, as articulated by the deceased, was one based on a clearly…

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Video: Seattle police arrest elderly veteran for ‘walking while black’ January 29, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 4:40 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

Seattle, WA — A 70-year-old Air Force veteran was walking down the street using a golf club as a cane, as he did every day, when a Seattle police officer pulled over and yelled at him to drop the club.

The entire incident which happened on July 9, 2014 was captured by Officer Cynthia Whitlatch’s dash cam and recently acquired by The Stranger.

Whitlatch remains behind her car and shouts 17 times for William Wingate to drop the club, claiming “it is a weapon.” At one point, Whitlatch claims Wingate swung the club at her and hit a stop sign, though the dash cam did not record that happening.

Watch the incident starting at 1:40

“You just swung that golf club at me,” Whitlatch yells in the recording.

“No, I did not!” exclaims Wingate.

“Right back there,” Whitlatch says back. “It was on audio and video tape.”

When Whitlatch…

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Let’s Grown Some Flowers January 22, 2015




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