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lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please share this post and become a MEMBER at http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new to effect permanent change for the Lakota children. The Lakota People’s Law Project and the Lakota tribes of South Dakota have been working on achieving the permanent solution to the corruption of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services by rerouting federal money from the state and getting it directly to the tribes. For this to happen the Lakota tribes will have to overcome many hurdles and organize their own foster care and other family planning programs. Although we have worked on this struggle for over 8 years, we are finally breaking through and creating the system that will prevent Lakota children from being kidnapped by the state of South Dakota and taken from their communities. 8 of the 9 Lakota tribes have applied for federal funding to assist them in planning for the installation of these programs and the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the ACLU, has just released an amicus brief supporting the Lakota children and condemning the practices of South Dakota. The full brief can be read here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/122-1amicusbriefoftheunitedstates8-14-2014.pdf  Please help make this solution a reality by donating to help the Lakota children remain with their families!

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dynastylnoire:

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please share this post and become a MEMBER at http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new to effect permanent change for the Lakota children.

The Lakota People’s Law Project and the Lakota tribes of South Dakota have been working on achieving the permanent solution to the corruption of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services by rerouting federal money from the state and getting it directly to the tribes. For this to happen the Lakota tribes will have to overcome many hurdles and organize their own foster care and other family planning programs.

Although we have worked on this struggle for over 8 years, we are finally breaking through and creating the system that will prevent Lakota children from being kidnapped by the state of South Dakota and taken from their communities. 8 of the 9 Lakota tribes have applied for federal funding to assist them in planning for the installation of these programs and the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the ACLU, has just released an amicus brief supporting the Lakota children and condemning the practices of South Dakota. The full brief can be read here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/122-1amicusbriefoftheunitedstates8-14-2014.pdf

Please help make this solution a reality by donating to help the Lakota children remain with their families!

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please, guys, i’m really panicking now

i have four days to pull together $260 just to scrape by on rent again

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

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IMPORTANT NEWS RE TRAMADOL

teland:

teland:

(This is Jack posting for Te because she’s too exhausted, physically and mentally, at the moment.)

If you or someone you care about or hell, even just kinda know, takes tramadol as part of their pain management, and you (or they) are in the United States, this information is CRITICALLY URGENT.

As of the 18th of August, 2014 — that’s just four days from now, two of them the weekend when doctors’ offices are closed — tramadol will become a Schedule IV drug under United States law. In laypeople’s terms, this means that tramadol, which is not a narcotic and has never before been treated like one going all the way back to when it first received FDA approval, will be treated as if it IS a dangerous, addictive narcotic.

Worse, some doctors’ offices have started treating tramadol as if it is already legally a controlled substance even though the change has not yet taken effect.

Worse, some of these offices are implementing the change without notifying patients of the change in policy regarding a perfectly safe medication many of us have been taking daily for years.

Worse, some of these offices are pre-emptively denying refills to patients who have already been taking tramadol issue-free for years, essentially just to prioritize covering their own asses over providing their patients with adequate care. In these cases there are either additional hoops for the patient to jump through, or the office is going to add tramadol to the list of drugs they ‘just don’t prescribe’ there because patients with chronic pain should be under the care of a pain specialist… and having the patient get no pain management while they’re on a waiting list to see a pain specialist (if there even are any in their area who take their insurance) is somehow seen as acceptable.

We don’t know how many medical practices will go the latter route, and won’t until next week at the earliest, unless they’re actually communicating appropriately with their patients. But we already know that many U.S. doctors have been making pain management increasingly difficult (and dangerous, because policies that make medication-hoarding necessary also make abuse more likely) for patients who do need actual narcotics.

So. Anybody in the USA who takes tramadol? Make sure you fill any refills you can ASAP. Then call your prescriber’s office and ask if they have implemented or will be implementing any changes in policy wrt tramadol. If the person you’re talking to says something like “not that I’ve heard,” mention how you’ve heard about the change in DEA classification and ask them to check and make sure.

(Funnily enough, while I was typing this, another of Te’s doctors called back and agreed to take over writing her tramadol scrip since the other office was being so unreasonable. Long story but you can guess the gist. Yay for instant karma? May all of you get your own tramadol woes resolved with no more than 3 days of pain, stress and frustration.)

What really chaps my ass about this (other than everything), is that calling 911 and complaining about severe, debilitating pain and then allowing myself to be carted to the hospital via ambulance — which is, in fact, something that my so-called primary care physician suggested I do, through a proxy, the coward never ONCE agreed to speak to me, even over the phone — when I pointed out that her refusal to fill a prescription that she’d been filling for me for over a year was going to make it impossible for me to, well, *function* —

Quick quiz: Why *are* health care costs so high in the U.S., kids?

— well. If I *had* let myself get rolled right up on into that E.R., it would’ve been almost embarrassingly easy to roll right out again with oxy, vicodin, dilaudid, demerol — whatever.

Easier, in fact, than it would’ve been to get tramadol — because, hey, my pain was severe, after all. 

I know; I’ve been through similar sorts of things before.

Not a *lot* of those drugs, mind — just enough to, oh, say, wind up with a baboon-sized monkey on my back.

Or roll right out onto the street and sell it to someone who would sell it to someone *else* with a *gorilla*-sized monkey on *their* back.

Or… you get the gist.

Quick quiz: Guess which drug doesn’t have a street profile or an abuse profile in the U.S.?

If you guessed tramadol; you’ve been paying attention.

At this point, my advice to all of you which chronic illnesses which require pain management care is to do the following:

  1. Get a pain management specialist if you *possibly* can. These people are life-savers. Get on the waiting list for them. Get on the waiting list to *be* on the waiting list. Do it now.
  2. If that’s not possible, shop around for rheumatologists. Yes, even if your arthritis is mild, or if you “just” have fibromyalgia. The simple fact of the matter is that rheumatologists are the unofficial pain management specialists of our fucked-up country. Not all of them are any good, and many of them will make you jump through hoops,  too, but? All of their patients are in pain. They understand it *better* than, sad to say, even many of the best GPs. Let your first act upon seeing your GP — even if your GP seems great — be getting that GP to refer you to the rheumatologist who got the best reviews in your area. Make the appointment. Go to the appointment. You can never have too many doctors familiar with your need for pain management.
  3. Study what sort of nursing/nurse-advocates are available in your area. Don’t know what I mean? Check this out. Among other things, the nurses here will be pit bulls for patients, cutting through a lot of bullshit and red tape when doctors are being pricks. Sometimes? It still doesn’t work. But allies still make things better.

Now, I hate to fucking say this. I HATE TO FUCKING SAY THIS, AND YOU WILL NOTE THAT I AM NOT PHRASING THIS AS ADVICE.

But.

There are some medicines you must take exactly as directed and exactly on-schedule, like antibiotics. In an ideal world, we would be able to treat *all* medications that way.

But we don’t live in that world.

And I, personally, will always let myself hurt on some days when I can afford it — if it means I can bank a painkiller or two.

Just in case.

Just. In. Case.

Just in case of bullshit *exactly* like this. I’m still sick as a dog and exhausted and just plain *beaten* with pain from having gone without *adequate* amounts of tramadol for the past few days — but I damned well had a few.

Because paranoia pays.

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On April 15, 2014, two College Park white male officers assaulted Mary Hooks. Mary Hooks is a mother, sister, friend, community organizer, and a lover of her people. She witnessed an aggressive and excessive police interaction between 4 officers with their guns drawn and 2 younger Black women pulled over behind her car at a gas station. Mary came their aid by asking the women if they knew their rights and if anyone needed to be contacted.When the two male officers approached Mary, she assured them she was standing back, she was only videotaping, and placed her hands up. These offices continue toward her, grabbed her and slammed her into the pavement, pushed her head into the ground with their knees, resulting in a scrab on her head and a fractured elbow.Subsequently, she was arrested, her truck was impounded, and she was charged with obstructing and public disorderly conduct. Both having fines and possible jail time.On behalf of Mary Hooks, community we are asking for your support to raise $3,500.00 cover her legal fees and fines. 
Please Share and Donate! 
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daughterofzami:

On April 15, 2014, two College Park white male officers assaulted Mary Hooks. Mary Hooks is a mother, sister, friend, community organizer, and a lover of her people. She witnessed an aggressive and excessive police interaction between 4 officers with their guns drawn and 2 younger Black women pulled over behind her car at a gas station. Mary came their aid by asking the women if they knew their rights and if anyone needed to be contacted.

When the two male officers approached Mary, she assured them she was standing back, she was only videotaping, and placed her hands up. These offices continue toward her, grabbed her and slammed her into the pavement, pushed her head into the ground with their knees, resulting in a scrab on her head and a fractured elbow.

Subsequently, she was arrested, her truck was impounded, and she was charged with obstructing and public disorderly conduct. Both having fines and possible jail time.

On behalf of Mary Hooks, community we are asking for your support to raise $3,500.00 cover her legal fees and fines. 

Please Share and Donate! 

www.gofundme.com/awkghg

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lyndez:

I decided that my circumstance was severe enough to start a gofundme campaign. Please take a moment to read my current situation.

 I’m Ashley. I’m a 20 year old animation student in Atlanta Georgia. When I started college almost 4 years ago, I thought my time here would fly by easily. Unfortunately, during the winter break of my first year at SCAD, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The numbness in my feet and hands meant that I had to drop art classes and take lectures instead. I’ve accepted that I have to get through school at my own pace and that “graduating on time” doesn’t really have a meaning for me. 

Since my diagnosis, I’ve lived in constant stress over bills. I have no health insurance. I do not come from a wealthy family. I’ve had trouble keeping any minimum wage job because of my health. My parents still receive my hospital bills from several years ago and they’ve been slowly paying them off and deferring my student loan payments. 

Recently, I’ve experienced an attack similar to a heart attack. Considering my age and the fact that I haven’t had any sort of treatment for my MS in months, the doctors at the ER agreed it was more of a musculoskeletal problem than anything affecting my heart. Regardless, many tests were run on me during the countless hours I was at that hospital and I fear the bills that the trip to the ER have created. 

My girlfriend and I are both unemployed and I am too weak and unable to provide any sort of work for money. 

So I’m here asking for help.

More information about my situation and how to help can be found on my Gofundme campaign. 

Click here to donate

Please consider helping me or sharing my story with your followers.

Thank you. 

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rezondadawn:

Hey I’d like all my followers to check out this link an sign this petition.
If we can tweet an post about racism an police brutality then we sign an actually use our voices to usher in change an reform .
All my black brothers & sisters I urge you to share this !
It could be your brother , uncle , nephew , husband or friend .
https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

rezondadawn:

Hey I’d like all my followers to check out this link an sign this petition.

If we can tweet an post about racism an police brutality then we sign an actually use our voices to usher in change an reform .

All my black brothers & sisters I urge you to share this !

It could be your brother , uncle , nephew , husband or friend .

https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

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tonight-im-an-alley-cat:

Hey guys! I would like you all to meet Bella. At 4 PM on July 19, 2014, the Humane Society of Mercer County, Pennsylvania received a call about an abandoned dog staked in the woods and left to die. When responders arrived, they discovered Bella, an emaciated boxer-beagle mix, wearing a collar made of knotted fabric and a tree branch. The collar had been tied so tightly around her neck that it had cut through an entire layer of muscle around her neck. After removing it, they also realized the wound was maggot infested and requires immediate attention. The responders fed her and took her to the vet, where Bella was sedated while she fights the infection. After the infection is contained, she will have to endure a surgery to have the muscles in her neck properly reattached.
The town of Mercer, along with Sarah, the wonderful individual who brought Bella to my attention, are raising money to help save Bella’s life and eventually find her a forever home. With the help of community member Carolyn Schumacher and the Humane Society president Sheryl Giles, the community is hoping to raise the funds needed to cover Bella’s medical treatment. So far, estimated costs for surgery and recovery will be $3,500, and only $65 dollars has been raised so far. I know many people on tumblr don’t have a lot of spare change to donate, but even fifty cents will get Bella closer to her goal, and any amount is appreciated. 
To read more about Bella’s rescue: SOURCE
BELLA’S GOFUNDME ACCOUNT    
Even if you can’t donate to the cause, please reblog this to help us get closer to our goal and give Bella the treatment she needs to survive. 

tonight-im-an-alley-cat:

Hey guys! I would like you all to meet Bella. At 4 PM on July 19, 2014, the Humane Society of Mercer County, Pennsylvania received a call about an abandoned dog staked in the woods and left to die. When responders arrived, they discovered Bella, an emaciated boxer-beagle mix, wearing a collar made of knotted fabric and a tree branch. The collar had been tied so tightly around her neck that it had cut through an entire layer of muscle around her neck. After removing it, they also realized the wound was maggot infested and requires immediate attention. The responders fed her and took her to the vet, where Bella was sedated while she fights the infection. After the infection is contained, she will have to endure a surgery to have the muscles in her neck properly reattached.

The town of Mercer, along with Sarah, the wonderful individual who brought Bella to my attention, are raising money to help save Bella’s life and eventually find her a forever home. With the help of community member Carolyn Schumacher and the Humane Society president Sheryl Giles, the community is hoping to raise the funds needed to cover Bella’s medical treatment. So far, estimated costs for surgery and recovery will be $3,500, and only $65 dollars has been raised so far. I know many people on tumblr don’t have a lot of spare change to donate, but even fifty cents will get Bella closer to her goal, and any amount is appreciated. 

To read more about Bella’s rescue: SOURCE

BELLA’S GOFUNDME ACCOUNT    

Even if you can’t donate to the cause, please reblog this to help us get closer to our goal and give Bella the treatment she needs to survive. 

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doctorscienceknowsfandom:

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

themidwifeisin:

Check in at TheMidwifeIsIn.tumblr.com if you have any other questions.

There is also the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone).  It can be taken up to 9 weeks (but is most effective up to 7 weeks and check the laws in your state). It is comparable to a miscarriage and after getting the intial dosage from your medical service provider, you take the rest at home and go through the process at home.

This is super important, valuable information that I think many people don’t know. Also, when you go to an abortion clinic (I at least know this is true for Planned Parenthood) there’s a counseling meeting where you discuss the alternatives with a doctor and sign a consent form saying that abortion is what you really want. A lot of people who oppose abortion will want to tell you that abortion clinics and reproductive health centers will try to convince you to have the abortion, but that’s just not true. (I mean, only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortions. Family planning and community health centers like Planned Parenthood are often more concerned with prevention and awareness and other aspects of health. They’re more interested in helping you have options than they are in only giving you the one.)

Nor is it true that any medical center will throw the embryo away in a dumpster after the procedure. I’m sure none of you really thought that, but slander is a vicious thing that spreads and becomes true in the eyes of those who want to believe it because it fits into their agenda.

Additionally: know your rights. When I worked at Planned Parenthood, I learned that protesters are not allowed to be in front of the building or in the parking lot. They have to stay on the sidewalk, further away from the building. They are not supposed to try to convince you not to go into the building, nor can they physically block you from going in or follow you inside. You have to be let in by someone already in the building, which means that any appointment you have there - counseling, a check-up, a mammogram, an abortion, a testing - will be confidential and safe.

This is vital information everyone with a uterus+ovaries should know, whether you think you’ll ever need it or not. Even if you think “personally I would *never* have an abortion” — because there are too many things that you aren’t thinking about (rape, cancer, accidents, infections) that may turn abortion from “a choice for *other* women” to “literally life-saving for *me*.”

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horzes:

PLEASE HELP/SIGNAL BOOST!!! IT IS AN EMERGENCY.
On June 14th I left/got kicked out of my parents home.My parents are mentally/emotionally/verbally abusive, and I was having major panic attacks every day, sometimes more than once.I have Autism and while it is a struggle at times, I have always paid for my horses by myself. Taken care of vet fees, done their feet myself to save money…
In January, 2014, my family and I moved to a farm. So since then I have been keeping my horses on my property.
Yesterday (July 14th) I had to leave. My horses are still there…
I have a place for my thoroughbred to go until I get back on my feet, I just need to find a way to trailer her there.
However, I still need to find a place to keep my Paint mare, Pippin. Full board averages between $400-475 here. I can’t do self board because I no longer have a car (I was using my moms…) and would not have a way to bring hay or grain to the barn.I’m desperately trying to get my horses off the property as I fear my parents may do something drastic (i.e. give them away), and I’m asking for help…I figure it’s going to cost anywhere from $100-$150 to trailer Shylo, my Thoroughbred, to Victoria to the place where she’ll be staying.
I’ve set my “goal” at $550 because that will supply the $400-475 for Pippins board, and also put some (if not pay for in entiriety) for Shylo’s trailering.Any bit helps! I hate doing this, but I know without my horse(s) my mental health will seriously decline.After this first month I’ll be able to pay for my horses again no problem, it’s just a matter of finding a place to rent, finding a place to board, and getting everything in place and getting horses settled in. My horses are first and foremost.Huge thanks to anyone who donates! Every cent helps!!! I will be sending out little doodles of peoples horses for every donation! Just PM me and let me know you donated and I’ll get it done as soon as possible!!!
Here’s the link: http://www.gofundme.com/blv4nc
I’d really appreciate signal boosts. This hurts my pride doing this, but I’d rather have no pride and still have my horses. 

Hey guys, this is my friend Alex. I was visiting her place the past couple days, and was there while two arguments went down yesterday, the last of which resulting in needing to help her move all her stuff and animals out of there.
Her parents are very emotionally abusive, I have witnessed it in person and the aftermath many times previously, hearing her explain through tears/panic attacks what happened. 
She needs to get her horses out of there, and just started a full time job so she will be able to afford board in a couple weeks. She just needs some help in the meantime to get them out of there and get back on her feet.
Please help, every little bit helps. If every one of my followers donated even $1, she’d have enough. If you can’t donate, please signal boost.

kucala:

horzes:

PLEASE HELP/SIGNAL BOOST!!! IT IS AN EMERGENCY.

On June 14th I left/got kicked out of my parents home.
My parents are mentally/emotionally/verbally abusive, and I was having major panic attacks every day, sometimes more than once.

I have Autism and while it is a struggle at times, I have always paid for my horses by myself. Taken care of vet fees, done their feet myself to save money…

In January, 2014, my family and I moved to a farm. So since then I have been keeping my horses on my property.

Yesterday (July 14th) I had to leave. My horses are still there…

I have a place for my thoroughbred to go until I get back on my feet, I just need to find a way to trailer her there.

However, I still need to find a place to keep my Paint mare, Pippin. 

Full board averages between $400-475 here. I can’t do self board because I no longer have a car (I was using my moms…) and would not have a way to bring hay or grain to the barn.

I’m desperately trying to get my horses off the property as I fear my parents may do something drastic (i.e. give them away), and I’m asking for help…

I figure it’s going to cost anywhere from $100-$150 to trailer Shylo, my Thoroughbred, to Victoria to the place where she’ll be staying.

I’ve set my “goal” at $550 because that will supply the $400-475 for Pippins board, and also put some (if not pay for in entiriety) for Shylo’s trailering.

Any bit helps! I hate doing this, but I know without my horse(s) my mental health will seriously decline.
After this first month I’ll be able to pay for my horses again no problem, it’s just a matter of finding a place to rent, finding a place to board, and getting everything in place and getting horses settled in. My horses are first and foremost.

Huge thanks to anyone who donates! Every cent helps!!! I will be sending out little doodles of peoples horses for every donation! Just PM me and let me know you donated and I’ll get it done as soon as possible!!!

Here’s the link: http://www.gofundme.com/blv4nc

I’d really appreciate signal boosts. This hurts my pride doing this, but I’d rather have no pride and still have my horses. 

Hey guys, this is my friend Alex. I was visiting her place the past couple days, and was there while two arguments went down yesterday, the last of which resulting in needing to help her move all her stuff and animals out of there.

Her parents are very emotionally abusive, I have witnessed it in person and the aftermath many times previously, hearing her explain through tears/panic attacks what happened. 

She needs to get her horses out of there, and just started a full time job so she will be able to afford board in a couple weeks. She just needs some help in the meantime to get them out of there and get back on her feet.

Please help, every little bit helps. If every one of my followers donated even $1, she’d have enough. If you can’t donate, please signal boost.

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sancophaleague:

We have to be the biggest promoters of our own stories.  Can’t  depend on CNN to promote inspiring black stories. Just wanted to share this story.

“Graduating from university is normally an occasion for a family get-together.
And this was certainly a big celebration for the Ogunsanya quadruplets who were handed their well-deserved degrees from the same university on the same day.

The 23-year-old quads, identical sisters and the oldest by four minutes, Toks and Temi Ogunsanya, and identical brothers, Tobi and Tolu, graduated from Warwick University with Master Degrees.



And there was not a jot of sibling rivalry as all four have landed jobs in the City already.

Toks graduated with anMEng in manufacturing and engineering and Temi, Tobi and Tolu all gained an MSC in management from Warwick Business School.

‘The fact we all chose to study at the University of Warwick was a natural decision,’ says Tobi, who thinks a bit of sibling rivalry is essential for success.

‘We are a close-knit family and were all attracted by the strength of the courses on offer.

‘We all gravitated to similar courses because we’ve always been interested in business and management and our father is a successful businessman in Nigeria.’



The quads, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, have been living in the UK since the age of seven when they began boarding schools. Since leaving university they have all landed top city jobs.

Toks is due to start working for RBS in London later this year, Temi, who interned at Santander over the summer, has been offered a permanent position with the bank, and Tolu is due to start working for one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms in the City.

‘Our parents are four times as proud of us,’ added Tobi, who is mulling over two offers from two major City firms.

‘They’ve supported us financially and have encouraged us all the way - without their help we wouldn’t be here today.’ “

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look at the african excellence, y’all. everything na quadruple, druple.

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"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 &amp; was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"
Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.
Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.
He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.
If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!
We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

poeticrican:

grrrls-fighting-back:

"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"

Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.

Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.

He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.

If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!

We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

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schitzophrenicrainbowsinneed:

I made a separate blog over here because there are people who follow my main blog who know my family, and I don’t want to cause any extra drama.

So, here is the situation. I have been in an ….. unintentionally emotionally abusive situation for years. My mother and my sister (who both live with me) are both very emotionally abusive, but I honestly don’t believe they mean to be. Which means I have never tried to get help for the situation, because I didn’t think I deserved it.

Recently things got a lot worse, like….. A LOT worse. I need out of my house, now. The problem is, I have no money. And due to my anxiety/Bipolar I haven’t been able to hold a job for more than a couple months at a time in the past, and even then I spend most of my time in a panic attack/deep depression. I need mental help, but I have no insurance or money to get insurance/help.

I am finding it incredibly difficult to ask for help, I’ve never been good at that. But guys, I really, really need out of my house and I need some help to get me to a doctor so that I can get better and get a job. And so I’m asking you guys for help.

If you could donate, any amount, it would be incredibly helpful to me. I’ll post a donate link to this blog, if you can. Honestly at this point any amount of money would be amazing.

Also, I don’t know if I’m that great at any of it, but if you donate and you want something in return, I can draw you something or write you something, whichever you would prefer. If you do want something just hit up my ask and let me know, and I’ll get it done as soon as possible.

Examples of my art: Here

Examples of my writing: Here and Here (the second is nsfw writing)

Thank you all in advance for reading this, and if you can for donating. It would also be really helpful if you could signal boost for me. Thank you.

(also, if you aren’t sure this is me or you are otherwise worried, I WILL put a donate link on my main blog as well, I just won’t be posting anything about it there.)

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dynastylnoire:

lastrealindians:

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.
They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.  Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

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dynastylnoire:

lastrealindians:

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.

They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.
Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

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oppressionisntrad:

agenderdefender:

megasumpex:

4chancounterspam:

Everyone, the spam isn’t over.
/b/ is planning to keep spamming, and they’re taking it to a personal level. Be super careful when tagging your selfies!!!

4chan confirmed for literal Shit

this is terrifying please take caution

if someone does this to you DO NOT SAY ANYTHING TO THEM. dont post about, dont say anything that would hint to the fact that you know about it.write down the post url, the blog url, the photo link, and any other information you have.then take it directly to the police.they can get arrested for defemation/slander, harassment, sexual harassment, and even pedophilia if youre a minor.if they know you know theyll likely delete it before anything can be done.someone did this to me when i was 14, by a 43 year old man from 4chan, and he edited it so i appeared to be nude and performing oral sex, and he was arrested for it.once one of them gets arrested/in legal trouble theyll all stop.

oppressionisntrad:

agenderdefender:

megasumpex:

4chancounterspam:

Everyone, the spam isn’t over.

/b/ is planning to keep spamming, and they’re taking it to a personal level. Be super careful when tagging your selfies!!!

4chan confirmed for literal Shit

this is terrifying please take caution

if someone does this to you DO NOT SAY ANYTHING TO THEM. dont post about, dont say anything that would hint to the fact that you know about it.
write down the post url, the blog url, the photo link, and any other information you have.
then take it directly to the police.
they can get arrested for defemation/slander, harassment, sexual harassment, and even pedophilia if youre a minor.
if they know you know theyll likely delete it before anything can be done.
someone did this to me when i was 14, by a 43 year old man from 4chan, and he edited it so i appeared to be nude and performing oral sex, and he was arrested for it.
once one of them gets arrested/in legal trouble theyll all stop.

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