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Anonymous said: i seen your street harassment post a while back. you trying to tell me you've NEVER cat called someone or grabbed them?

loladelphia:

Fucking right I haven’t, Anonymous, and I’m insulted that you would think anything I post on here is fake or insincere. I mean everything I say, otherwise I wouldn’t say or write it. It’s also messed up to me that you think it’s weird that I said I never did any of that stuff. That should be the norm and the expectation in Philadelphia. People should be able to walk down the street and go about their lives without being harassed. I don’t think that’s asking too much.

I grew up in a house of outspoken Italian women—my mom and grandmom. They taught me about respect for women very early on in my life. In college, I walked drunk women home  all the time from parties I attended, or if I happened to see someone walking by themselves stumbling down the sidewalk because I wanted to make sure they got home okay, and did so expecting nothing in return. Even if they offered, I would decline. Each and every time. The last thing I would want is for someone to be taken advantage of. When I see dudes acting like disrespectful pigs, it bothers me a lot.  I still remember my mom telling me, “You ever disrespect your future wife or girlfriend and I will slap the bullshit out of you. I raised you better than to think that was acceptable.” That’s all I needed to hear.

So, no. I don’t cat-call anyone regardless of whether I find them attractive or not. We’re human-beings, not animals. Fuck that. Also, I especially don’t grab anyone. Who in their right mind thinks anyone would want that? I don’t want anyone touching me, so why would I touch them? 

Fuck outta here, Anonymous. 

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loladelphia:

I would like to send my sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of those affected by the incident that occurred last week in North Philadelphia in which three children who were helping their mother sell fruit to raise money for their church were killed by two men who had crashed a car they had just stolen.

All too often we get caught up in petty things in our lives and let them drag us down or upset us. I’m guilty of this as well. At this time, however, we as a city need to take a step back and think about those affected by this horrific event, and work as one city to provide them with love and support.

Rest in peace.

This is definitely one of the most heartbreaking stories I’ve heard in a long time.

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Destiny’s Races

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wild-guy:

Kelly Rowland texting Nelly via Microsoft Excel and then getting annoyed when he doesn’t text back.

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illest:

Ladies, if you think your man is cheating. Take him to that bitches front door and see if his wifi connects.

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howtolivefatandhappy:

gravegalaxy:

blackourstory:

Smiling Faces…

  • because it happened
  • because we’re all descended from someone
  • because ignorance of past atrocities allows for disbelief of present ones

Most of these pictures are only fifty to sixty years old.

My mother can tell you what trees in her hometown people that she knew were hung on. That is why I think it’s so important to discuss race issues and injustices. Killing people of color was a completely acceptable practice when our parents were children. That’s not the sort of thing you just “get over.”

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tastefullyoffensive:

Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]

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