Mission Size 2


Eh... size 2 is probably not realistic, but you get the gist. I'm making this body the strongest and sexiest it's ever been!
p.s. there will definitely be stuff besides fitspo, so if you're looking for a blog that's 100% this isn't it

  

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bxnjamxn:

2 SECONDS TO REBLOG COULD SAVE A LIFE
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5 Exonerated in Central Park Jogger Case Will Settle Suit for $40 Million

sonofbaldwin:

The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlement of about $40 million from New York City to resolve a bitterly fought civil rights lawsuit over their arrests and imprisonment in the sensational crime.

Since the earliest days of the nation, black people have served as scapegoats for all the ills and vices of the society. White people, and other non-black peoples, have regularly used us as a means by which they could escape the consequences of their own behavior by blaming their frailties on black people. Whatever the nature of the crime—be it economic, emotional, physical, psychological, social, or sexual, black people have always stood at the front of the line for implication. That is why for a very long time in America, any contact, sexual or not, between a black man and a white woman was deemed an inherent rape scenario, and any rape, or other violence, committed by a white man against a black woman was deemed inherently consensual, justifiable, and profitable. It is why white people held picnics at our lynching and posed with our corpses and immortalized the genocide with postcards and saved bits of our limbs, which they would send to their friends and families as joyful keepsakes.

Entire towns have been destroyed at the word of white women who invented black rapists. Generations of black women faced the mutilation of their bodies by sadists posing as surgeons. False accusations of rape ended some lives and actual rape brought some others into existence—always at the expense of black people.

And some folks have the audacity to think that all of this is in the past. But it isn’t.

Today, they don’t send pilots to drop bombs onto black cities; instead the send in the paramilitary police, addictive poisons, slum landlords, corrupt school systems, disparate funding, and crumbling infrastructure—and when those things have done the work of the bombs of yesteryear, when they have succeeded in (pay attention to this word) *disintegrating* us, they send in the gentry—that is, the gentrifiers—to sweep us up like so much dust, or to build over us, using us as the steady foundation for their great, planned metropolis.

They throw us out of our homes and then lock us up for vagrancy—or for doing what we have to do to survive the conditions they intentionally placed us under. Our shouts and our pleas only assuring them of our suffering and their power. White supremacy cannot function without our existence, our buy-in, and our availability as oppositional figures that it can point to as examples of an inferior form of life.

This history and this contemporaneous experience are what inform the Central Park Five case.

I was 18 years old when the New York City papers plastered the world “WILDING” across their front pages above the faces of five boys younger than me. An entire city and its government had already convicted the boys as the police department conspired to manipulate and intimidate the boys into confessing to a crime they didn’t commit. To this very day, the police officers who committed this act of humanity-treason remain unrepentant and married to their deception.

Today, begrudgingly, half-heartedly, without remorse, and still carrying the righteousness and the courage of anonymity granted by the white hood, the City of New York gave itself a friends and family discount on the refund it owed to the five lives that it damaged. Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Kharey Wise received a total of $40 million from the current administration as previous administrations had been too arrogant and inhumane to consider it. If they had received $40 million each, it would not have been enough. For this was not an isolated incident. No. This was part of America’s methodical, vicious, and serial acts against the humanity of black people, stretching centuries, having been witnessed by billions, and having gone perpetually, belligerently unpunished.

There are layers to this shit. Mary Turner is connected to Emmett Till is connected to Trayvon Martin is connected to Renisha McBride.

It’s good that they got some money, but don’t believe for a second that the money is anything other than prestidigitation meant to distract you from the gravity of America’s crimes against us.

They can’t stop. They won’t stop.

Until we make them.

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thepeoplesrecord:

Israel blocks Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch from GazaAugust 19, 2014
The Israeli government is blocking Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch from entering the Gaza Strip, preventing researchers from investigating the assault. The Israeli journalist Amira Hass reports the groups have been told they must register as a humanitarian aid organization, only to later be informed they do not qualify. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have previously issued reports that raised allegations of potential war crimes by Israel, as well as on a smaller scale by Hamas.
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Ferguson Hires All-White PR Firm to Help Deal With Black Uprising - COLORLINES

sonofbaldwin:

"The Mantan Manifesto. Catchy ain’t it? Number One. We gainfully employ African Americans, in front of and behind the cameras. Two. Let the audience decide. Three. Who put these critics in charge? These so-called cultural police? Four. Who determines what is black? Five. Mantan is a satire. Six. If they can’t take a joke, ‘F’ ‘em. I’ve done my research. I got my PhD in African-American studies from Yale, so I do feel I’m qualified. Thank you. And always smile. Wear Kente cloth, invoke the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, use the word ‘community’ often when talking about Mantan. And finally our biggest plus is you,Pierre Delacroix. This show was created, conceived by you, a non-threatening African-American male. Voila. End of argument. It can’t be racist because you’re black.”

- Myrna Goldfarb, a character from Spike Lee's BAMBOOZLED

They took their shit straight from the playbook. Didn’t even try to hide that they are trying to bamboozle us.

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soulslookingforhome:

thinksquad:

As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever.
Confrontation flared up after an autopsy found that Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by an officer on 9 August, had suffered at six bullet wounds including one in the top of his head.
Eye-witnesses report seeing police, with no visible ID badges, hurling tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and threatening members of the press in another night of demonstrations.
Amnesty International, said it would be observing police and protester activity and gathering testimonies as well as training local activists “on methods of non-violent protest” in an “unprecedented” move by the campaigners.
Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director, Steven W Hawkins said that the “people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting”.
Jasmine Heiss, one of the 13-strong team sent by Amnesty, told Buzzfeed that the limits placed on the organisation’s access to post-curfew areas was indicative of “the overall lack of transparency in this investigation”.
Complex Magazine said that police had opened fire into the crowds without warning three hours before the midnight curfew began, causing some children and members of the media to be hit with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Two black journalists from Complex also said that they had been racially profiled, being refused re-entry into the press area whereas white members of the press had been.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michael-brown-shooting-amnesty-international-sends-team-within-us-for-first-time-as-national-guard-deployed-9675149.html

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Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?
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LAPD officer Sunil Dutta, writing 100% seriously in a WaPo op-ed entitled (I kid you not) “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.” (via hipsterlibertarian)

The sense of entitled, sadistic, “moral disengagement” by the police is truly disheartening. How can they build trust in a community they are using for their role-playing FPS fantasies?

(via liberalsarecool)

He basically said:

"Give up your rights as a citizen, civilian, and human being when dealing with me, and I might let you live.”

(via sonofbaldwin)

(Source: kohenari, via sonofbaldwin)

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thepeoplesrecord:

Wacktivist devil: Ban breastfeeding in public, because it promotes ‘gay pride’August 19, 2014
A conservative activist in Ohio is attempting to ban female toplessness including breastfeeding, because it promotes “gay pride”.
Patrick Johnson, director of anti-abortion group Personhood Ohio, is urging for people to contact state lawmakers to call for a blanket ban on female nudity.
His church group, which frequently protests against strip clubs, was recently confronted with bad-ass counter-protesters in favor of the women’s right to choose what work they did.
He told ABC: “I think when we allow women to flaunt their sexuality to the public, flaunt their nudity to the public, it’s harmful to marriage.
“I am sick that women can legally bare their breasts to children and to married men against their will in Ohio.
“What they did was an offense to God, was an offense to the public morality, and the legislature should act to criminalize what they did.”
He added on Facebook: “The gay pride parade in Columbus is 500,000 strong – why? Because the women go topless. This is the only one where I’ve seen this level of nudity.
“[In] San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C, I have never seen the kind of public lewdness I have seen in Columbus, Ohio.”
“Please call or Email your state senator and state reps to urge them to ban public nudity.
The Aiken Area Progressive blog warns: “This is a no-exceptions ban that if enacted, will drop the number of states to 49 in which breastfeeding is legal, and, if enacted, this definitely will violate numerous Constitutional amendments.”
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An exemplary example of evil, internalized patriarchy. He actually thinks women’s breastfeeding is about assaulting him and other ‘innocent married men’. 
Personhood Ohio contact. 
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Facts, myths, and flat out lies are already out there in Michael’s case. Theories, regardless of how ridiculous, are being pondered by the pundits. My advice is to surround yourselves with proven and trusted support. Through it all, I never let go of my faith, my family, or my friends. Long after the overwhelming media attention is gone, you will need those three entities to find your ‘new normal.’ Honor your son and his life, not the circumstances of his alleged transgressions. I have always said that Trayvon was not perfect. But no one will ever convince me that my son deserved to be stalked and murdered. No one can convince you that Michael deserved to be executed.
-Sybrina Fulton, "If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us" (via sonofbaldwin)
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Ways you can help:

https://twitter.com/SheSeauxSaditty

http://afro-dykey.tumblr.com/post/95096989345/things-you-can-do-for-ferguson

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quornqueen:

Omnivores reaction to: 58 billion farm animals killed

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Omnivores reaction to one dog killed:

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nycdanceproject:

Anthony Javier Savoy and Gabrielle Salvatto from the Dance Theatre of Harlem. 
Photo by NYC Dance Project, www.nycdanceproject.com