I really wish Ludo would release a new album.
OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS (BECAUSE HE HAS A NAME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH).
Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and. at the age of 12. his owner leased him out in Charleston, South Carolina. He gravitated towards working at the docks and on boats and eventually became the equivalent of a pilot, and in late 1861 he found himself assigned to a military transport boat named the CSS Planter.
On the 12th of May, 1862, the white officers decided to spend the night on land. Smalls rounded up the enslaved crew and they hatched a plan, and once the officers were long gone they made a run for it, only stopping to pick up their families (who they notified) along the way. Smalls, disguised as the captain, steered the boat past Confederate forts (including Ft. Sumter) and over to the Union blockade, raising a white sheet his wife took from her job as a hotel maid as a flag of truce. The Planter had a highly valuable code book and all manner of explosives on board.
Smalls ended up serving in the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain there. He was also one of a number of individuals who talked to Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of African-American soldiers fighting for the Union, which became a reality.
After the war, Smalls bought his owner’s old plantation in Beaufort and even allowed the owner’s sickly wife to move back in until her death. He eventually served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1865-70), the South Carolina Senate (1871-74), and the United States House of Representatives (1875-79) and represented South Carolina’s 5th District from 1882-83 and the 7th District from 1884-87. He and other black politicians also fought against an amendment designed to disenfranchise black voters in 1895, but it unfortunately passed.
Smalls ended his public life by serving as U.S. Collector of Customs in Beaufort from 1889-1911. He died in 1915 at the age of 75.
And now you know Robert Smalls. ROBERT SMALLS IS THE MAN!
A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.
Thank you lieutenantnorals!
The dude was legitimately scared for his life because someone was sneaking into his apartment in the early morning. The cops are the ones who messed up here. No-knock warrants are really shitty.
so according to the criminal justice system, either you’re supposed to magically know when the person trying to break into your house is a cop looking for drugs that you don’t have, or you’re not allowed to shoot someone who’s trying to break into your house? oh wait, i forgot only white people are allowed to fatally shoot someone in this country without facing criminal penalties
Very much this. Our “justice” system is very much about maintaining the status quo that Power has created in this country.
Replace with your own answers then tag 10 people.
I was tagged by clearly-madd
Name: Adam Royal
Nickname: several and none
Birthday: September 27th
Time zone: US Central (CST)
What time and date it is there: 2:45 ish September 19th
Average hours of sleep I get a night: like 10 ish
Last thing I googled was: “female nintendo characters”
Most used phrases: idk
First word that comes to mind: yes
One place that makes me happy and why: Dallas Convention Center because anime conventions
How many blankets I sleep under: usually just a comforter
Favourite beverages: hot chocolate, blended floats, and mixed drinks
Last movie I watched in the cinemas: Guardians of the Galaxy
Three things I can’t live without: fandom conventions, internet, and friends
A piece of advice to all my followers: don’t, just don’t
You have to listen to this song: Fireflies by OWL CITY
It’s very simple. To celebrate women in games, list your top 10 favorite ladies in video games and tag 5 people to do the thing too. Let’s spread the love of gaming women.
before I start my list I would like to make note of the fact that don’t really play video games because I didn’t have a
- Tiny Tina from Borderlands
- Larxene from Kingdom Hearts
- Yuna from Final Fantasy
- Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda
- Lulu from Final Fantasy
- Tifa from Final Fantasy
- Yuffie from Final Fantasy
- Selphie from Kingdom Hearts
- Samus Aran from Metroid
- Princess Peach from Mario
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
Darren Hunt of Utah
The murder of young Black Men by police continues.
oh for fucks SAKE
Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…
He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.
and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…
Exactly! This is evil.
Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen
Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.
This dude was cosplaying.
He was dressed up in a costume.
Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?
Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back
TCR | 2007.03.12 | It reads: “Dear Stephen, As editor-in-chief of Marvel, I am burdened with the handling of our character’s estates and the sad event that a hero should perish before his time. Captain America’s will was read last Friday, and while heavy hearted, I am proud to announce the star spangled Avenger has bequeathed his most valuable possession, his indestructible shield, to the only man he believed had the red, white, and blue balls to carry the mantle. Stephen Colbert. Welcome to the Marvel Universe. Sincerely, Joe Quesada.
How can you but just love this?
I swear a lot of people would be less confused about their sexual orientation if they knew that romantic orientations were also a thing.
Aries - Action
Taurus - Comfort
Gemini - Communication
Cancer - Nurturer
Leo - Elation
Virgo - Production
Libra - Harmony
Scorpio - Transformation
Sagittarius - Adventure
Capricorn - Management
Aquarius - Knowledge
Pisces - Understanding
give me ace characters
give me characters who have a lot of sex, but still identify as ace
give me characters who explicitly identity as asexual in canon
give me sex-repulsed ace characters
give me ace characters who are romantic
give me aro/ace characters
give me aro characters who are sexual
give me characters who identify throughout the aro/ace spectrums
Reminder that refusing to seek appropriate medical treatment and accommodations for your child (or other dependent) is abuse
You are allowed to be angry at your parents if they did this
You are allowed to name it for what it is
You are allowed to be angry