you go to tu as in towson u?
Absolutely not lol
The real TU
Another picture of the fam last night. Headed out to a 70s themed party dressed as the Black Panthers!
Look at us!
We’re going to a 70s themed party. I put the idea out there and we all executed beautifully, if I don’t say so myself. The Black Panther Party reincarnated.
Kathleen, Elaine, Foxy, Angela
We’re about to find out if she’s right —and it sounds about right (to me anyway)
Four things we know NOW:
1) Cannabis arrests have been increasing: in 2012 alone, police made one marijuana arrest every 42 seconds
One would think that the legalization of pot would cause a decrease of those arrests, HOWEVER
2) profit motivated ~*private*~ prisons are a very real thing and they are BIG money with BIG lobbyists (the good news here is that CO. is actually closing prisons)
3) The price of legalized marijuana will probably go up…way UP
and that alone increases the likelihood of an illegal underground market
4) Like nearly every other criminal arrest, marijuana arrests are very heavily racially biased
So…IF a significant number of cannabis arrests are still made in Colorado due to an illegal underground market, and (or?) IF the for-profit, private prisons still need to be provided with a fresh supply of disproportionately Black and Latino inmates, all of that corporate greed & racial bias won’t just evaporate away into thin air. Those are not terribly big ifs, but time will soon tell
remember: racism and racial bias in the criminal “justice” system is ALWAYS at play and this IS Colorado we’re talking about (where the ONLY three men on death row are ALL BLACK — in a state that has only 4 percent Black people)
(h/t to Kashann Kilson for collecting all of @GoldieTaylor's tweets on Storify)
Please give this a read…
I knew I didn’t care for the idea of legalized marijuana, but I wasn’t sure why for, other than the exorbitant prices…
Picturing freedom: How former slaves used photography to imagine and create their new lives after Emancipation
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
A scruffy African-American family stands outside their run-down home while a dapper young man sits up straight in a waistcoat and suit: These are the never-before-seen faces of slavery and Emancipation, revealing families’ lives before and after they were freed.
The images themselves played a key part in allowing the men, women and children freedom - being distributed through the northern states as propaganda during the push for abolition, and employed by former slaves to showcase their new images.
More than 150 of the photographs feature in a new book, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, which has been published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 on January 1.
[Continue reading article and view more photographs.]
#ignorance is bliss
Watching cops doesn’t have the same entertainment value now that I’m more aware about the prison industrial complex and allat.
I usually don’t do this but her body is actually perfect so…