Be Judgmental About Everything.

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
Be Judgmental About Everything. by Patrice Ardiere   I was sitting at a dear friend’s house a few weeks back. We were chatting about life, struggles and our personal journeys. At one point I broke into her train of thought. “Oh my God you are so judgmental!” I blurted out. (pause) “I…

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More than meets the eye

The Transformers were a big hit in the 1980s. Optimus Prime. Ratchet. Wheeljack. Bumblebee. Ironhide. Omega Supreme. Brawl. Megatron. Starscream. Skywarp. Soundwave. Ravage. Laserbeak. Autobots vs Decepticons in a battle of good versus evil played out on the small screen for several seasons and a beloved (by me anyways) movie that wrecked my world by…

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Police Brutality Link Round Up

Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home Warning: This is likely to piss you the fuck off. On the evening of May 16, 2010, the Detroit Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT) prepared for a surprise raid to arrest a wanted man. A surveillance unit had been monitoring the…

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Someone was wrong and ignorant on the internet

I recently wrote about the comments to Ashley Miller’s post How the Morehouse Football Team ruined Dear White People and proved its point.  In that article, she spoke about her experience watching the movie Dear White People and how her experience was ruined by the homophobic comments of various members of the audience who turned out to…

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Survivor Stories: Antonius Wiriadjaja

The United States has an epidemic of gun violence.  Each year, more than 30,000 people are killed by firearms.  More than half of those are the result of firearm related suicides.  Discussions about gun control often center on reducing the numbers of firearm related deaths.  Lost in that discussion, however, is that many people have…