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A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

#Ferguson

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Photographer: Joshua Pestka

Model: Akuol de Mabior

Stylist: Aubrey Closson

Mua: Romero Jennings

Hair : Joseph DiMaggio 

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J.Cole pays his respect to Mike Brown

J.Cole pays his respect to Mike Brown

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TRAVIS SCOTT - DAYS BEFORE RODEO

Travis Scott has finally released his highly anticipated project Days Before Rodeo. Just a little over a year since La Flame dropped his debut project Owl PharoahTravis is back and ready to set the streets on fire yet again with his cohesive sound. This project holds 12 tracks with contributions from Big SeanYoung ThugMigosRich Homie QuanPeewee Longway and more. Stream/download Days Before Rodeo in it’s entirety by clicking here. His debut album Rodeo is on the way.

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devilshope:

never leave a homie behind

This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

hoodrat-gutterpigeon:

devilshope:

never leave a homie behind

This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

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HE HANDED THAT SHIT TO HIMMMMM

Farrakhan does not fear man. Amen.

DANM!!

I think this make the 10th time ive reblogged this 

amazing

I was raised being told that Louis Farrakhan and men like him were dangerous and awful people; and seeing things like this has helped me to understand why my father and men like him think that.

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