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without a doubt the most support i’ve received for my ep, and in life came from and is coming from black women. i appreciate each and every single one of you so much. first and foremost a black woman brought me into this world, and raised me, and made me into who i am. i’d be nothing without her. my girlfriend a black woman helped me believe in myself when no one else did, and when i didn’t even believe. when i found it hard to believe and see worth in myself, she did. i’d be nothing with out her. i’ve received so much love, and inspiration from you all. you guys personify all things right in this world, the world is sincerely a better place because of you. from my experience i haven’t met a more selfless, and positively strong and progressive group of people. i’m so appreciative for your existence. thank you thank you thank you. thank you for just being you, regardless of any adversity you face. you repeatedly rise and overcome, and still manage to bless the world every single day. i’d be nothing without you. the world would be nothing without you. there is not a more important people on this earth, than the black woman.
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Guardians of the Galaxy + Scenery

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Simpsons marathon reminds me of how their art techniques changed as Homer got less and less intelligent.

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breakingnews:

SoundCloud to allow ads, pay artists and record labels royalties

New York TimesAs part of a new licensing deal with entertainment companies, SoundCloud will begin incorporating advertising and for the first time let artists and record labels collect royalties.

Eventually, it plans to introduce a paid subscription that will let listeners skip those ads, as they can with Spotify and other licensed services.

Photo: Lorde, who gained fame after posting her hit song ‘Royals’ on SoundCloud. (via NBCNews.com)

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I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle.

Things I’ve seen:

-Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way of their cameras

-Cameramen yelling at community leaders for stepping away from podium microphones to better talk to residents

-TV crews making small talk and laughing at the spot where Mike Brown was killed, as residents prayed, mourned

-A TV crew of a to-be-left-unnamed major cable network taking pieces out of a Ferguson business retaining wall to weigh down their tent

-Another major TV network renting out a gated parking lot for their one camera, not letting people in. Safely reporting the news on the other side of a tall fence.

-Journalists making the story about them

-National news correspondents glossing over the context and depth of this story, focusing instead on the sexy images of tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.

-One reporter who, last night, said he came to Ferguson as a “networking opportunity.” He later asked me to take a picture of him with Anderson Cooper. 

One anecdote that stands out: as the TV cameras were doing their live shots in front of the one burnt-out building in the three-block stretch of “Ground Zero,” around the corner was a community food/goods drive. I heard one resident say: “Where are the cameras? I’m going to go see if I can find some people to film this.”

Last night a frustrated resident confronted me when he saw my camera: “Yall are down here photographing US, but who gets paid?!” 

There are now hundreds of journalists from all over the world coming to Ferguson to film what has become a spectacle. I get the sense that many feel this is their career-maker. In the early days of all this, I was warmly greeted and approached by Ferguson residents. They were glad that journalists were there. The past two days, they do not even look at me and blatantly ignore me. I recognize that I am now just another journalist to them, and their frustration with us is clear. In the beginning there was a recognizable need for media presence, but this is the other extreme. They need time to work through this as a community, without the cameras.

We should all be ashamed, and I cannot do it anymore. I am thankful for my gracious editors who understand that. 

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mangoestho:

imma chill with the selfies but like the melanin game is mad strong rn. 

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