Guys, just because it’s out of the mainstream media doesn’t mean that the problems are gone. We gotta keep giving attention to these issues
I thought it was illegal to leave dogs in cars of hot days.
If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel
#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice
Hey everybody, my Gofundme page is live!! I would mean the absolute world to me if you all could help me boost this out.
A bunch of my very talented and generous friends have donated their time to offer sketch incentives. For a solid $100, you can get a sketch from any number of the current artists listed! Thats a whopping 25 (and the list is growing!!!) character sketches for only $100. All the proceeds are going towards my surgery fund!
If you’re a supporter of the T in LGBT+ please please consider donating or signal boosting. It really would mean the world to me and will forever change a young transgender person’s life.
From the page:
ARTIST SKETCH INCENTIVES
My dear friends have lended me their assistance in offering incentives to donors, if your donation is $50+, you can choose up to any FIVE artists below to receive character sketches with proof of your donation. For $100+, you may choose any number of artists, even all of them!:
- Myself (webcomic)
- Katy Farina
- Purple Kecleon (Webcomic)
- Sage Coffey
- Kate Leth
- Casey Corrupted
- Gustavo Figueiredo
- Arial V-H
- Josiah Files
- Lore Electi
- Kirsten Sjursen-Lien
- Nancy Olivo
- Lauren Bennett
- Kuri Square (webcomic)
- Travis McDan
- Bun Bun’s Paintbrush
- Ashley Smith
You may choose any number of artists currently on the list for sketches. One, two, or all of the artists are available for the same $100 donation!
Guest artists possess the right to refuse a request at their discretion, artists also may ask to opt out of the campaign at any time. Sketch requesters must show proof of donation of $100 (USD) or more, sketches are non-refundable or returnable. Digital sketch files only unless otherwise offered by individual artist.
If you’re an artist who would like to donate your time to possibly accepting some sketch requests, please send me a message! You can opt out at any time and refuse any inappropriate requests at your discretion.
I’ve been thinking about making a thank you video just before/after my surgery to show you all just how much this is changing my life. I hope to mention and thank everyone who’s donated.
Updated the guest artist’s list! Since we now have 25+ artists willing to help out some edits have been made to campaign tiers!!
$50+ tiers gets you art from up to FIVE guest artists!!
$100+ tiers gets you art from up to TWENTY-FIVE guest artists!!
Even if you don’t care about a young transgender person getting life-changing surgery, that is one hell of a deal yo!!!
Thank you so much to everyone on the artists list, who have donated their time and money, who have signal boosted and shared this campaign. I’m thinking that we may just do it all the way and it’s incredible and humbling to know just how much goodness is left in the world.
Thank you so so much, from the bottom of my heart.
The fundraiser has slowed down quite a bit but I haven’t given up yet!! Please if you could, check it out and give it a boost! You can get a buncha rad art from ~30 different artists!!
I will fucking fight for and protect asian women who don’t feel they’re beautiful cause they don’t fit the skinny, pale, double-lid, small nose, and petite and short physique that is the ***ideal*** asian girl.
You make us hate our eyes, our skin, our nose, our hair, our bodies, because we’re “too asian” and don’t have eurocentric features that you find attractive and determine our worth and beauty.
Fuck y’all for making asian women feel ugly if they don’t fit your mold of how we should look like.
Coca-Cola Invents 16 Bottle Caps To Give Second Lives To Empty Bottles [x]
THIS IS AWESOME WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE
If you ever date an asexual person be sure to get the specifics of their asexuality because the level of comfort with physical contact is different for all of us.
THIS IS SERIOUSLY IMPORTANT
If you have commissioned me for a speedpaint this is the level of refinement you can expect. They’re generally take me about 2-3 hours.
Everything goes —from busts to full body, B&W to colour, with or without background— within that frame of time. If you want something more detailed, grayscale and/or simple busts and headshots are your best bet.
* Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record
* Says killing of Michael Brown “not an isolated event”
* Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination
* ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America
GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record.
"Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing.
Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9, triggering violent protests that rocked Ferguson - a St. Louis suburb - and shone a global spotlight on the state of race relations in America.
"The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern and particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown," said Amir, an expert from Algeria.
"This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials."
The panel of 18 independent experts grilled a senior U.S. delegation on Aug. 13 about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities, including within the criminal justice system.
U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper told the panel that his nation had made “great strides toward eliminating racial discrimination” but conceded that “we have much left to do”.
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, has been put on paid leave and is in hiding. A St. Louis County grand jury has begun hearing evidence and the U.S. Justice Department has opened its own investigation.
Police have said Brown struggled with Wilson when shot. But some witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
"STAND YOUR GROUND" LAWS
In its conclusions issued on Friday, the U.N. panel said “Stand Your Ground” Laws, a controversial self-defense statute in 22 U.S. states, should be reviewed to “remove far-reaching immunity and ensure strict adherence to principles of necessity and proportionality when deadly force is used for self-defense”.
Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old shot dead in a car in Jacksonville, Florida during an argument over loud rap music in November 2012, attended the Geneva session. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen killed in Miami, Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, testified.
The U.N. panel monitors compliance with a treaty ratified by 177 countries including the United States.
"The Committee remains concerned at the practice of racial profiling of racial or ethnic minorities by law enforcement officials, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Transportation Security Administration, border enforcement officials and local police," it said, urging investigations.
The experts called for addressing obstacles faced by minorities and indigenous peoples to exercise their right to vote effectively. This was due to restrictive voter identification laws, district gerrymandering and state-level laws that disenfranchise people convicted of felonies, it said.
Jamil Dakwar of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the U.N. recommendations highlighted “shortcomings on racial equality that we are seeing play out today on our streets, at our borders and in the voting booth.
"When it comes to human rights, the United States must practice at home what it preaches abroad," he said.
THIS IS GOOD.
THIS IS REAL GOOD.
A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.
Exclusive First Look: Laverne Cox in V magazine’s “Rebels” issue:
“A lot of my life has been about me charting my own space for myself, creating a space for myself to survive. Now I’m trying to reframe my experiences. I’m not just in survival mode anymore. I’m in a space where I can thrive.”
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