Oh, no.

thinksquad:

A 5-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish for his birthday: a box full of birthday cards with his name on them.
Danny Nickerson, from Foxboro, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with an inoperable and chemotherapy-resistant tumor this past October. He has stopped going to kindergarten during therapy, and gets lonely, according to his family.
"He can recognize his name now," the boy’s mother Carley Nickerson told ABC News. "When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy."
Nickerson says personalized cards make Danny happy, and has opened a P.O. box to collect letters from well-wishers.
Doctors say less than 10% of children diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, like Danny, live beyond 18 months.
"I don’t really believe in that," Nickerson says. "He is doing great. Every day is a blessing for us."
Danny has received about 40 letters so far, and his birthday is on July 25th.
Letters can be sent to:
Danny Nickerson P.O. Box 212 Foxboro, MA 02035
http://6abc.com/society/5-year-old-boy-with-cancer-hopes-for-birthday-cards/201528/


So I feel compelled to mail this kid a birthday card. It’s one of those cases where you’d have to work pretty selfishly to come up with good reasons not to do this thing for him. So act human and fucking do it.

afro-dominicano:

Those pieces of shit cops even tried covering it up with saying that he was selling cigarettes in front of the store even though they didn’t find any on him, near him or in his car. but that’s besides the point, who gets murdered for selling cigarettes?? who’s gets put on a chokehold as they say they can’t breathe and plead for their life over selling cigarettes?? they needa fuck right outta here with that lyin ass bullshit.

Thank you. Seriously, thank you.



afro-dominicano:

goodkidgonemissing:

afro-dominicano:

afro-dominicano:

lets have a picnic, smoke some greens [or nah], eat good food, talk black politics, afrofuturism and science on a nice sunny day

!!!

I’m down! (Tabs or shrooms too?)

lol nah I aint tryina have black folk on shrooms in ny so the cops could shoot a nigga down for sayin he saw polka dot elephants, it be like that.




Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books? Where are the future white personnel managers going to get their ideas of people of color? Where are the future white loan officers and future white politicians going to get their knowledge of people of color? Where are black children going to get a sense of who they are and what they can be?

And what are the books that are being published about blacks? Joe Morton, the actor who starred in “The Brother From Another Planet,” has said that all but a few motion pictures being made about blacks are about blacks as victims. In them, we are always struggling to overcome either slavery or racism. Book publishing is little better. Black history is usually depicted as folklore about slavery, and then a fast-forward to the civil rights movement. Then I’m told that black children, and boys in particular, don’t read. Small wonder.

There is work to be done.

Walter Dean Myers, “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” (New York Times)

It’s that kind of morning. Real shit Sundays.

(Source: diversityinya)


afro-dominicano:

richard dawkins is a shining example of the fact that just because you have some scientifically minded ideas about how nature works and can write books or make shows about how beautiful the intricacies of the world is doesn’t mean you’re immune to the ignorance, stupidity and downright maliciousness that comes with being a white male blind to the system he thrives in. like not even all that science and understanding of evolution helped the homie out on that one..

True story.




peakcapitolism:

Spongebob was so ahead of its time that it even had an episode about the life cycle of the meme (joke, memeification, memedeath, postmeme) with the ripped pants episode