gofashionforward:

We are excited to announce our newest project, a steampunk adventure entitled “The Invention of E.J. Whitaker.” Set in 1901, the story centers around Ada, a brilliant young inventor, who very quickly finds herself on a journey full of mystery, romance and danger when her latest invention begins to garner national attention. 


More details to come! 


Created by: Shawnee´Gibbs & Shawnelle Gibbs

Art by: Mark Hernandez
http://www.ejwhitaker.com

gofashionforward:

We are excited to announce our newest project, a steampunk adventure entitled “The Invention of E.J. Whitaker.” Set in 1901, the story centers around Ada, a brilliant young inventor, who very quickly finds herself on a journey full of mystery, romance and danger when her latest invention begins to garner national attention. 



More details to come! 



Created by: Shawnee´Gibbs & Shawnelle Gibbs


Art by: Mark Hernandez


http://www.ejwhitaker.com

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Molly Landreth

Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America

1. Ducky and Her Friends, Cedar Rapids, IA. 2007 

2. Ashley, Jackson, MS. 2009 I think about my life and how hard it is to be a loud mouth, out of the closet, black lesbian living in the south and how I wouldnt change it for the world. - Ashley

3. Cat and Brittany, Iowa City, IA. 2009 I gave you my heart six years ago and you have cradled it more gently than I have. I promise to hold your heart, your hand, and your body with love and respect and joy yesterday, today and tomorrow. - Cat speaking to Brittany during their wedding ceremony which was held the day after this photograph was taken.

4. Charlie and Honey, Seattle, WA. 2005

5. Cooper, Oakland, CA. 2009 At the second this image is captured, however, I am beaming from the inside out. Cant recall what nudged me toward this moment of joy. But I am grateful for the reminder. - Cooper

6. Gary and Jeremy, Brooklyn, NY. 2005

7. The Jentlemen of Distinction, East Saint Louis, MO. 2009 Being a Jentlemen is about hard work, dedication and being a family. These are my BROTHERS, no matter whatâ?¦. I am PROUD to be a Jentlemen. I hold my head up high and proud! - Dusty of The Jentlemen of Distinction

8. Nomy, Oakland, CA

9. Chickadee and Her Family, Concrete, WA. 

10. Jesus, Dallas, TX. 2009 Thank you so much for doing this project as well as allowing me to become a part of it. You guys came into my life during a chapter of my metamorphosis where I felt that I had no chance at life and I have found an immense source of inspiration from you alls presence. - Jesus 

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whitepeoplesaidwhat:

vivalarevolutionbled:

taint3ed:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

Just heard on the radio that the jury who will determine whether or not to charge killer cop Darren Wilson for murdering Mike Brown is composed of 3 Black people and 9 whites………….

Of course.

you know jurors are selected at random right

Did anyone saying anything that said we didn’t know this was the case????????????

Did anyone allude to this selection being “fixed”???????????

No, now sit down and shut up. Juries are elected at random, and this makeup is a randomly selected MESS.

Correction: Juries are not selected at random. Juror candidates are, certainly, but from among those candidates, only a few are chosen to actually hear a case. There is a vetting process during which the court must decide if the juror holds any bias or conflict of interest in the case which they will be hearing. If the court deems that this is true, then that candidate is dismissed. The final jury is made up only of candidates whom the court deemed as neutral as possible.

So, is this jury rigged? Who knows, certainly not me. Is it possible to, through corruption in the vetting process, rig a jury? Certainly. And given the responses from local authorities to this entire mess, I don’t think we can safely rule it out.

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ferguson jury rigging

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

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