Hooty Hoo.

I reject your reality and substitute my own.

ghanailoveyou:

Abdul Ndadi is an animator from Ghana and a graduate from the School of Visual Arts, NY class of 2013.  He’s created an animation film entitled Orisha’s Journey (2014) which will be shown at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan (21st August 2014 - 25th August 2014).

Orisha’s Journey is a fantasy tale of a girl’s journey through the spirit world (‘Orisha’ denotes a spirit in Nigerian Yoruba cosmology), who must learn about the importance of remembering one’s roots. The film, set in a mysterious walking forest, explores the power of a child’s imagination and the deep meanings and manifestations of Africa.

The film is based on African folklore. I want to show another side to Africa besides safaris, so I explore different aspects of different countries around Africa in order to give the viewer a pan-African experience. It’s important to me that Africans feel that no matter where they’re from, they’re part of my film. In the West, there is not a lot of exposure to real Africans  — most people only go as far as The Lion King.  I want to take people farther, to create a deeper meaning. There is a word in Ghanaian: “Sankofa” – it means to return that which was lost. It is a symbol for not forgetting your roots and learning from the past. It is said that a tree without roots cannot stand. - Abdul Ndadi

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Anonymous asked: dont get involved in the furguson thing, its NOT your race, its NOT your town, its NOT your problem

jenovaii:

floralhootax:

It doesn’t matter now. I had chamged mind this morning . But anon, everyone on Tumblr usually yells at white people for NOT doing anything to help or support other races when issues like this arise. So suddenly when I want to step in, I’m being told to keep out of it. Huh. Also, I think it is VERY much my problem. It’s my country, it’s my fellow human beings who are both abusing their power and being abused. I would say it’s my problem.

If you’re white and you’re not terrified by what’s going on in Ferguson, you’re not paying attention.  Everyone - every single human- should be shocked and appalled by what has happened.

Okay, there’s no way to pretend that race is not a factor, because it’s painfully obvious that it is.  But let me boil it down a little more: people who are well within their rights to peacefully protest have been doing just that, and police have responded by putting the whole town in an overaggressive, militaristic police state because of some factor THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE BORN WITH AND CANNOT CONTROL.

As a white person, this should terrify you.  I know this terrifies my friend here.  And it terrifies me because when is this going to happen again?  When is it going to be not black people but Mexican-Americans?  Gays?  Trans folk? The poor or homeless?  Just plain ugly people?  Features of your body that you have no control over, but others -others in HIGHER POWER, WHO HAVE ACCESS TO GUNS AND WEAPONS, AND NOW HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO USE THEM AT THEIR OWN DISCRETION  - decide they just don’t like you and now are going to cut off your First Amendment GOD-FUCKING-GIVEN RIGHTS just because they think you’re unnatural or inherently violent or just different in some way.

Most of the people arrested in Ferguson weren’t even citizens of Ferguson.  It wasn’t their town.  White journalists and white teachers and white supporters are trying to help the protesters by offering truth and schooling and food.  It’s not their race.  But to hear that it’s not ‘your’ problem… it is.  It’s everyone’s problem.  And if no one’s seeing a problem, they’ve got to be dumber than a sack of hammers.

That, or horribly rich, white, straight, and male.

#jenovaii #this is some excellent commentary here

Anonymous asked: dont get involved in the furguson thing, its NOT your race, its NOT your town, its NOT your problem

It doesn’t matter now. I had chamged mind this morning . But anon, everyone on Tumblr usually yells at white people for NOT doing anything to help or support other races when issues like this arise. So suddenly when I want to step in, I’m being told to keep out of it. Huh. Also, I think it is VERY much my problem. It’s my country, it’s my fellow human beings who are both abusing their power and being abused. I would say it’s my problem.

brumbpo:

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I used to be a lot more affected by it. Sometimes I still do run into a concept that will keep me looking over my shoulder or will give me legitimate shivers. I have three giant glass doors in my room (I have the sunroom as a bedroom) that I’m nervous about looking at ever since I played the game, but I can still sleep and funtion. I don’t know if I’m just desensitized or maybe I can disassociate the game from reality.. but either way, I seem to keep coming back for the thrill.

#5naf

floralhootax:

ask as a civilian. lying isn’t rly a good idea because they’ll sa you acquired the information illicitly, which renders it moot

You make a good point. At this point, I want the most effective route. 

Come to think of it, do I have to announce over the phone that I am recording the call? Or is that something that’s a right of mine? Like filming a police incident?

#ferguson

p-alindrome:

let me just say a few things about ‘all about that bass’ real quick

  1. it’s a song about body positivity and we don’t get many of those so can we just take that into consideration please
  2. i know people are kicking off about her using the phrase “skinny bitches” but she does follow it up with "no, i’m just playing i know you think you’re fat / but i’m here to tell you that / every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top"  she’s taken an insult commonly given to slim women and basically a said so what if you are skinny/skinny but you think you’re fat, YOU’RE STILL PERFECT 
  3. i’ve seen shit loads of people saying it makes them feel more confident, and slim women get a ton of media reinforcing the idea that their body is perfect anyway
  4. IT’S CATCHY AS FUCK 
#I've had this song stuck in my head all day #meghan trainor #all about that bass #th3w4rd3n

I’ve decided I’m going to do it tomorrow. I’ll call up the Ferguson Police Department and ask them directly why their officers are not wearing nametags. Should I say I’m from the press or should I ask as a civilian?

NOTE: I will be putting my phone on speaker and filming the conversation.

#ferguson
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The daring part of me wants to call up the Ferguson Police Department and ask why the officers are not wearing their nametags. I also want to record their answer with my webcam while my phone is on speaker.

#ferguson