ktheegreat:

In Bay Village, Ohio, a group of high school students tricked their 14-year-old autistic classmate into doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of filling the bucket with ice water they filled it with feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts and dumped the bucked from a roof onto the special needs teen. 

This is a horrific act of degradation and violence.  It is so harmful and hurtful to that young man and his family and also to the people who know about this.  Not only did this group of people damage such a wonderful fundraiser, but they exploited it and this young man past the point of redemption.  

This was so premeditated, that it is sickening.

Thankfully, through the internet and social media, we can make others aware of this heinous crime, and hopefully put a stop to any (if not all) of these atrocities that are happening in our back yards to our family, friends and neighbors. But more importantly put a stop to and defend those who cannot defend themselves.

These criminals have hit the heart of all that we hold dear.  Disabled children are often picked on and bullied.  But these people obviously set this poor boy up for something that not only could make him extremely ill, but has also humiliated humanity and those who just want to help.”

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wicdiv:

The second arc of Gillen and McKelvie’s hit series will arrive in time to shake up your December

“A glorious new comic series about death, creativity and pop.” —Pitchfork 
 
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, the white-hot new series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie about gods being briefly reincarnated as pop stars before dying, drew crowds of worshippers and is heading into a thrilling new story arc that will leave fans shocked and breathless. With each issue of the first arc flying off the shelves at record speed, this new story arc promises an even higher degree of electrifying story this December.

The Faust Act is over. Welcome to Fandemonium. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins with issue #6 in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun) and something like “nothing will ever be the same again.” But if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Also, some comic story. Probably.

Writer Gillen remained coy about the second arc’s plot twists, but hinted that each issue would pack a punch readers wouldn’t see coming. “With the first arc, we wanted an intense, classic comics’ build, rising towards the fifth issue as this big, earthquake-sized heart-attack climax,” said Gillen. “Our second arc—FANDEMONIUM—is different. It’s a line of chasers on the bar, each a micro-nuke cocktail, served with a wink and distilled for concentrated effect. The first arc was a week or so in the gods’ two-year lives. In the second arc, each issue is separated by a whole month and focuses around a single gathering of fans. Time’s running out. Time’s always running out.”

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6 arrives in stores this 12/17 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140611. 

And here’s the press release for the second arc. FANDEMONIUM. That is totally a pun. We are made of puns.

Who’s on the cover? Well, those who have been paying close attention can probably work it out by deduction. Unless one of the other two gods are being introduced that issue and they’re them.

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aghoststorycomic:

Support A Ghost Story On Patreon!

Read A Ghost Story Here!

hey followers, i wanted to reblog this post and take a moment of your time/dashboard to ask you to check out the a ghost story patreon. 

as a trial starting this friday, i will be spending september and the month of october working on and living off of a ghost story entirely as an experiment to see if i can live off of patreon alone. it IS possible to pay my rent but i still have to worry about food and insurance etc. and if things dont work out we will have to go back to once a week updates while i get a part time.  i want to avoid this at all costs because i love working on a ghost story so dang much.

that’s where you come in! if you have some spare income after youve taken good care of yourself and you enjoy reading a ghost story, why not contribute to the a ghost story patreon? there are many rewards for different donation amounts and soon hope to start using patreon to upload side comics and sketches of upcoming characters and rewards! 

but bea, you update twice a week every week! that’s like 8 donations a month!

sure is, but here’s a cool thing about patreon! you can put a cap on the amount you donate per month! so you only want to donate a dollar a month? you can do that! you’ll still get all the benefits and rewards of that tier as long as you keep that donation going.

bea why dont you get paid by the month instead of by the page?

because i feel like, especially during months like this where i had to take a hiatus to get my ducks in a row,  i dont deserve to get paid for a whole month when i didnt deliver a full month of comics. i think its fair for everyone that i only get paid for the actual work i do. that appeals to my sense of self loathing.

bea get a real job

no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you for reading ;;;;

sorryyy ill probably be reblogging this semi-often this +next month especially

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okayafrica:

VIDEO:Introducing French Afro-Cuban Twin Sisters Ibeyi & Their Yoruba Doom Soul

Ibeyi, made up of Cuban-born, Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, is an electronic doom soul duo who are forging a new spiritual sound with their debut EP Oya. The 19-year-old musicians are XL Recordings‘ newest signees, and their introductory singles “Oya” and “River” possess a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronica, and blues infused with Yoruba prayers and folk songs that will transport you to a higher realm upon first listen.

Singing in French, English, Spanish and Yoruba, Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Ibeyi’s vocal range, which wavers from the raspy and wraith-like to the sonorous and divine, is ideal for their sonic palette which revels in the phantasmagorical groove of liturgical Yoruba songs. Besides singing in Yoruba–which was brought to Cuba by West African slaves–Ibeyi honor their father’s legacy and Afro-Cuban heritage through their percussive production and use of live instruments. Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics. “River” is dedicated to the goddess Oshun (the mother of the Ibeyi, and their first single and EP are both named for  Oya (the benevolent orisha who took the Ibeyi in after Oshun was accused of witchcraft for birthing twins and kicked them out).

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tw-koreanhistory:

Gone In 41 Seconds — Police Quick to Kill Korean Artist

Feb 24, 2008

LA HABRA, Calif. — On the afternoon of December 31, 2007, two police officers encountered Michael Cho in the parking lot of a liquor store in La Habra, a small, generally quiet city in Orange County, California. It didn’t take long for the meeting to go bad. After less than a minute the officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on the 25-year-old artist, ending his life - and setting off an ongoing cascade of protests across Southern California’s Korean American community.

Computerized police logs obtained by New America Media suggest the officers quickly turned to deadly force when they confronted Cho, whom they suspected of vandalism. According to the Computer Automated Transcript documenting the incident, at 2:04 p.m. the cops contacted their dispatcher to say they’d located Cho. “Out with the subject near the liquor store,” the transcript reads. Just 41 seconds later they radioed dispatch again, this time saying they’d shot the suspect and now needed paramedics to attend to him. “Shot fired, Suspect down, Medics requested,” reads the transcript. In the aftermath of the killing, Cho’s family has publicly condemned the department, saying the officers rushed to shoot Cho, rather than using less lethal tools like pepper spray or Taser stun guns to subdue him.

“The police killed my son like a dog,” Cho’s mother, Honglan Cho, recently told the La Habra City Council. According to Shelly Lynn Kaufman, an attorney for the Cho family, the fusillade of bullets left ten holes in his body.

Read More: http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=ad58d8b8031a47854d3676200f5c5be5 

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