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Did Jay-Z’s Sister Crash This Local News Report?

One piece of evidence working against this woman is she said “Jay-Z was looking for me on the subway.” Buttttt I’m not sure if that’s true because as we all remember, he was happily talking to this woman the entire time, and does not appear to be looking for his sister anywhere.

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News Anchor Proposes Live On Air

Over the weekend, Mark Rivera went viral for being a perfect romantic. The news anchor had been dating fellow news reporter Alissa Groeninger for three years, and was finally ready to pop the question. 

Naturally, he had to ask her live on the air. Even before he could open the ring box, she had already answered, “Oh, of course!”

The adorable video is already featured on VideoGum, DailyMail, TheFW, and NYDailyNews.  


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What Your Lip Smackers Flavor Said About You

Terrible news betches, Bonne Bell sold Lip Smackers – the best makeup product since the eyelash curler, flavored lip gloss. RIP everything. Without Lip Smackers, I wouldn't have eaten tubes of chapstick during my pre-teen years or known the importance of root beer flavored makeup. This has been a pretty terrible year for retail – Delia's, Sky Mall, and now Lip Smackers. But technically, the brand is being sold to another company, so it could make a comeback, but tbh if it's not Bonne Bell I'm not all that interested. It's kind of like when Project Runway switched from Bravo to Lifetime, and we all stopped watching. Anyways, there were three types of girls who used Lip Smackers, here's what your favorite flavor says about you:

Girls Who Eat Their Feelings

Birthday Cake
Vanilla Malt Shake
Salted Caramel


The Greatest People You Will Ever Meet:

Dr. Pepper
Pina Colada
Vitamin Water

The Nice Girls:

Sour Grapes

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How to Take ‘Sports Illustrated’-Worthy Instagram Shots


Mashable brought you the news on Tuesday night that legendary magazine Sports Illustrated is featuring Instagram photos in this week’s issue for the first time in its history.

Now Brad Mangin, the photographer who made the images, used a Wednesday post to his personal blog to share some secrets on how he created SI-worthy Instagrams.

Mangin writes that he got an iPhone 4S last December, and “immediately fell in love with the special effects and social networking aspects of working with Instagram.” He began shooting ballplayers in February during spring training, continuing to snap away with his iPhone with a fresh dose of enthusiasm for sports photography. Eighteen of the shots from that period make up the six-page spread in the Leading Off section of this week’s magazine (those are two of the pages, above).

So, besides his phone and of course Instagram, what else did Mangin used to create the groundbreaking shots? In his blog post, he lists the Camera+, Dynamic Light and Snapseed apps as well as the archiving tool PhotoShelter.

Mangin writes that all of his images were shot with the phone, then traveled through some of the apps listed above before making it to Instagram for final touches and social sharing. Then he used PhotoShelter to store the pictures and let editors check them out.

According to Mangin, Lo-fi and Earlybird are his preferred Instagram filters depending on what kind of look he wants. Dynamic Light, he writes, is great for adding color and touching up skies, while Snapseed helps with toning and converting images to black and white.

Check out Mangin’s full blog post for more, as well as how he worked with an editor to make Sports Illustrated history.

Do you think images filtered through Instagram and other apps have a place in print journalism? Share your opinion in the comments.

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Will The Doomsday Clock Tick Closer To Midnight Today?

Scientists responsible for the infamous Doomsday Clock,used to represent how close humanity is to its own destruction, will tell us later if were nearing the end of the world as we know it.

The clock is run by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in Chicago, a group of scientists that includes 16 Nobel Laureates, with the number of minutes to midnight telling us how close to disaster we are. Midnight is taken to represent a certain global disaster, working backwards in time as the chances of disaster lessen. The clock is currently set at three minutes to midnight.

An event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to announce the latest movements of the clock will take place at 1.30 p.m. EST (6.30 p.m. GMT) today. You can tune in on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists website to watch a live stream of the event.

In a statement, tensions between the United States and Russia that remain at levels reminiscent of the Cold War, the danger posed by climate change, and nuclear proliferation concerns, including the recent North Korean nuclear test, were cited as factors that may influence the decision.

In January 2015, the clock was moved from fiveto three minutes to midnightowing to the perceived threats of climate change and nuclear weapons. Its unclear if the latest announcement will move the minute hand closer or further away but given recent developments, such as North Korea claiming to test a hydrogen bomb, one could assume it won’t necessarily be good news.

The clock doesnt always tick closer to midnight, though. In 2010, it was moved a minute backwards thanks to nuclear talks between the U.S. and Russia, and new climate change limits. The climate change deal in Paris last year might suggest it is going the other way this time around.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, founded in 1945 by scientists who played a part in creating the first atomic weapons, hasupdated the clock every year since 1947. The closest it has come to midnight was in 1953, two minutes away, following hydrogen bomb tests by the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The end of the Cold War in 1991, meanwhile, saw it drop to 17 minutes to midnight.

So, are we doomed? Tune in later to find out.

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Congressional stenographer kicked off House floor [audio, video, Vine]!/unicatfan/status/390663104558014464!/GOPfashionista/status/390662559839166464

Wow, things are heated on Capitol Hill. A woman was apparently escorted off the House floor after a yelling meltdown. Who was it? According to several journos, it was a House stenographer.!/mikememoli/status/390663390814666752!/toddzwillich/status/390663187282264064

Twitchy will monitor and update with any new details and developments.!/gallifreyan/status/390663819187351552

Oh, dear. Ranting about “free masons.”!/jbendery/status/390665075066814464!/MattLaslo/status/390665994437668864

While some reporters have named the meltdown star as “Diane Reidy,” at least one journo says her name is “Holly.”!/KateNocera/status/390664418197262336

Here’s audio:!/weeddude/status/390666245667684352

Here’s a Vine:!/PatrickTerpstra/status/390664782392885248

More video via C-SPAN:!/cspanJeremy/status/390669636590501888

Attention, unemployed stenographers.!/SteveKandell/status/390665754351521792



Fox News, NBC News and ABC News have identified the stenographer as Dianne Reidy.

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A-Rod Spent The End Of A Playoff Game Trying To Get Laid

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Alex Rodriguez has been atrocious this post-season. How bad? Well when I asked my friend Jaclyn (a die-hard Yankee fan who loves Paul O’Neill more than anyone in Paul O’Neill’s family possibly could) how she feels when he comes up to the plate, she said:

“Exactly how I felt every time I went over to this guy I was hooking up with’s place. He couldnt get it up, but every time I hoped it would be different. ‘OK IT’S THIS TIME, OR I’M DONE.’ but I kept going, because I had nothing else going on.”

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2012 New York Yankees.

So it should come as no surprise that the Yankees benched the impotent Rod (heh) in the 8th inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. What is more surprising is what the New York Post claims happened next, when A-Rod saw two young ladies in the crowd near the dugout.

“Alex was holding a pen and wrote a note on a ball which was thrown at the women by a ball boy,’’ the witness explained.

“The girls, who had already caught two balls, seemed bemused at first and tried to hand the ball to another fan, but other fans noticed the note on it and yelled at them to read it.

“The note asked them to write their phone numbers on the ball and throw it back,’’ the witness said.

“One of the girls, with darker blond hair, wrote … on the ball and threw it back at A-Rod, who gave her a big smile.”

I have two reactions to this. First, what a set of balls on this guy! He’s in Yankee Stadium, and is probably the most hated hometown player since Hitler’s zombie corpse pitched middle relief (admittedly a bad signing by Billy Martin), and yet he doesn’t even try to pretend to be interested in the game. Second, is A-Rod the least likable athlete in the history of the world? I mean sure OJ killed somebody… Nevermind, it’s probably still OJ.

H/T Emily Smith at the New York Post

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Meet The Real King Of The Republican National Convention

Tampa, Fla. — Grover Norquist is doing standup.

“I’m not French. I’m not bragging, its just a fact,” the president of Americans for Tax Reform cracked from the stage of The Improv in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

One hand thrust into his pants pocket, Norquist, let the laughter from his right-leaning audience die down, a content look on his face. French jokes always go over well with conservatives.

“When you’re married, you’re introduced to new things. Like abstinence,” he dead=panned to more laughter from the audience, which included both rank and file delegates and conservative figures like Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson.

Norquist, who has been a key figure in turning opposition to tax reforms from a tendency to an iron law of the Republican Party, has been the focus of increasingly intense criticism from Democrats — and some Republicans — as a confrontation or grand bargain on fiscal policy looms in Washington. Democrat’s view him as their Beltway archenemy. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said Norquist’s no-tax pledge asked legislators to “outsource your principles and convictions.”

But here in Tampa, Norquist’s centrality to his party seems, if anything, enlarged by his notoriety. He’s everywhere, from morning to night, preaching his blunt gospel on any cable news show that will have him and asking detailed, slightly nasal questions about the intricacies of state politics of the delegates who constantly stop him to shake his hand. He visibly enjoys the attacks.

“Democrats whine because the pledge is a very effective tool,” Norquist told BuzzFeed. “They want to say it’s about me. It’s not. It’s about taxation.”

Here in Tampa, it is evidently some of both.

“I think you’re the smartest man in Washington,” one guest gushed to him Tuesday morning as he fielded questions on state tax policy at Armani’s restaurant, overlooking the bay.

Norquist’s central organizing tool is his famous Wednesday meeting, a gathering started in the 1990s to bring together and coordinate elements of the conservative movement; it’s referred to by some of its regulars as the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Lunch. Norquist called a special meeting of it this week at Liberty Plaza, a small tent city conservative organizations erected in an empty lot near the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

“What are you working on right now?” Norquist demanded of his audience for the Wednesday breakfast, which he told them was for the purpose of updates from their far-flung bases to him, an undisputed if low-key leader. “What are you doing?”

Norquist has expanded those lunches into a national phenomena, with 64 groups in 48 states holding their own off-the-record versions; this week’s meeting featured dozens of attendees from across the country.

A few blocks away at the cramped office the Democratic Party is using for rapid response, Norquist’s name was mentioned with less warmth. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Chris Van Hollen, argued that the selection of Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate is an endorsement of Norquist’s power.

Van Hollen and other Democrats have also made Norquist a bogeyman, and are now to linking Norquist’s name to Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s controversial budget.

“If you look at the Romney Ryan budget, it’s a big salute to Grover Norquist over the American people,” Van Hollen told BuzzFeed.

At the same time, Norquist has also come under attack from within his own ranks for his positions on cultural issues. Hardline conservatives have bristled at his vocal support for inclusion of Muslims not only in America but within the conservative movement itself, accusing him (with no real evidence) of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

And his characteristically direct embrace of the gay community has ruffled feathers, particularly amongst opponents to marriage equality. He returns their criticism in kind, accused them of “bigotry” in an interview with BuzzFeed.

But for all the criticism heaped on him, its clear his standing within the ranks of the Republican Party hasn’t diminished — and may even be getting stronger.

“All they’ve done is just raise his visibility, which is just fine,” Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price said.

“He’s been a boon to fiscal responsibility in this country,” the Georgia Republican argued.

“He’s not the issue … I think he’s still very effective at what he does,” House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said.

Democrats “try to make him the issue … [but] but he continues to go out there and fight for smaller government. That’s why he continues to be effective because his message is strong,” McCarthy argued.

As for attacks on Norquist from the right, McCarthy dismissed its impact on his standing, arguing that “one thing to know about Grover, he fights for things he believes in. That’s one of those things we respect in people who have the courage to for what you believe in and fight for. That’s why he continues to be strong.”

And here in Tampa, everyone sought Norquist out. From arch-conservative Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to the director of conservative religious group ,and from Microsoft executives to actress-turned-conservative-activist Janine Turner, Republicans reported back to the fair, diminutive activist on their latest exploits. Conservative members of the British Parliament even turned up to provide an update on their efforts to reign in spending.

Norquist argues that he represents a “modern Reagan Republican Party … there’s lots of doors you can come through” as evidenced by the variety of organizations represented at the Wednesday meeting.

And Norquist, who also put in an appearance at the gay conservative group GOProud’s louche Homocon party, manages to hold his place while dispensing unusually sharp jabs at elements of his own party’s base.

“Attacking me for not sharing their bigotry says nothing about me. It’s a confession of their bigotry,” he said of his critics among social conservatives.

Moving onto politics, Norquist cautioned his “conservative friends” about questioning President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

“We’re about to nominate a guy who grew up in Utah and was the Governor of Massachusetts. He’s never technically lived in this country,” he said to applause from the crowd.

And some Republicans have begun to hedge their support for Norquist’s tax pledge, and his open backing of GOProud and the Muslim community has bred resentment amongst some conservatives.

As directly whether he worries his high profile and the target on his back have diminished his effectiveness, a clearly confident Norquist replied: “I have wisely chosen as political opponents a collection of cranks and idiots.”

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10 Bizarre Things People Did With Corpses

When most of us die, a few tears might be shed over our bodies. Within a few days, we will likely be buried or cremated, our physical form reduced to a mere memory. But some of us will continue on in our adventures. Below is a collection of stories about corpses that eschewed tradition, from crash test dummies to bodies that became drug paraphernalia.

10Corpses Of Stone


Mankind has been taken with the idea of preserving corpses. The oldest known mummy is that of a child of the Chinchorro people, a prehistoric fishing culture that lived along the arid coast of present-day Chile and Peru. It was carbon dated to approximately 5050 B.C., long before the Egyptians began their practice.

Born in 1792, Italian anatomist Girolamo Segato was rather obsessed with Egyptian funerary practices. He went on several archaeological expeditions to Egypt, where he became intimately acquainted with the process of mummification. Upon his return to Italy, Segato unveiled an extraordinary technique of preserving flesh—artificial petrifaction.

According to pioneering American surgeon Valentine Mott, who spent some time in Europe in the company of Segato, the Italian “had discovered a chemical process by which he could actually petrify, in very short time, every animal substance, preserving permanently, and with minute accuracy, its form and internal texture, and in such a state of stony hardness that it could be sawed into slabs and elegantly polished!”

Segato died in 1836, destroying all his notes before his passing. His collection of preserved remains was scattered, with the largest concentration located at the Museum of the Department of Anatomy in Florence. Despite extensive study, Segato’s petrification method remains a mystery to this day.

9Pickled Corpses

A half century before the Panama Canal was constructed, a railway was built to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The chief inspiration for this project was the California Gold Rush of 1849 and the mad rush to stake a claim to fortune. Men came from across the globe to work on the railway, many without any identification or known next of kin.

This feat of engineering would come at great cost to many—diseases like yellow fever, malaria, and cholera plagued the workers, and thousands died. A ban on opium caused many of the Chinese workers, who had become addicted to the drug in their homeland, to commit suicide. No official records were kept, but the death toll could have easily exceeded 10,000.

It might seem natural that the Panama Railroad Company would simply bury their dead and move on, but they had other plans. Keeping their eye on the bottom line, they pickled many of the corpses and sold them off to medical schools for experimentation. It was an exciting time in medicine—anesthesia had just been discovered, and surgeries, which had previously been hack jobs performed as swiftly as possible, became far more intricate. Bodies were in high demand, and for over five years, the Panama Railroad Company was a leading supplier.

8Corpse Bongs


Those given to the frequent consumption of marijuana are rarely lauded for the motivation. But potheads tend to have the engineering prowess of MacGyver when it comes to manufacturing smoking implements, utilizing everything from apples to soda cans. In 2008, three teens in Humble, Texas used a truly ghoulish method to get high. They dug up the grave of a child named Willie Simms who’d died in 1921, severed the corpse’s head, and used the skull as a bong.

The teens may very well have gotten away with this gruesome crime if they hadn’t later been caught during a vehicle break-in investigation. One of them confessed to desecrating Simms’s corpse. At first, the story seemed so bizarre that the police did not believe it, but a visit to the cemetery yielded a disturbed grave filled with rainwater, its headstone broken.

All three were charged with abuse of a corpse, a misdemeanor, along with other crimes.

7The Unclaimed Corpse Indicator

Funerals can be extraordinarily expensive. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, a traditional funeral and burial can easily approach $10,000. Even a comparatively cheap cremation exceeds $3,000.

In 2009, when the economy was in dire straits, cities across America reported a vast increase in unclaimed bodies, an indicator that the financial outlook of the nation was indeed grim. Los Angeles experienced a 36 percent rise in unclaimed dead over the previous fiscal year. Even in the most dire financial circumstances, most deceased are claimed by their loved ones, but in certain circumstances, it can be seen how a body could go unclaimed. Faced with the choice, would an impoverished single mother take on the staggering debt of burying a great uncle she’d never met?

One of the cities hardest hit by this phenomenon was Detroit, an area plagued by unemployment and poverty. Here, the state of Michigan pays for indigent burials, which cost $750 each. Unfortunately, these payments were rarely timely, as the state struggled through its own financial woes. Meanwhile, the unclaimed bodies piled up in refrigerated storage rooms. In October and November 2008, Michigan paid for 637 indigent burials. A year later, the economy tanked so badly that this number nearly doubled, swelling to 1,268 in the same time period.

6Audrey Mountford, The Jilted Bride


One of Charles Dickens’s most celebrated works is the novel Great Expectations, in which a boy is subjected to the sinister machinations of a jilted bride. Real life has its own strange tales of jilted brides, including Australian Audrey Mountford. Audrey fell in love with a Canadian man, and the two planned to marry. However, their union was not to be. Heartbroken, she left her home in Sydney in 1969.

Mountford frequently traveled and was described by her family as “flighty,” so though they looked for her, they didn’t worry that anything was amiss. It was believed that she had gone overseas to recover from the failed relationship. However, a teenager discovered her remains in a cave in Australia’s Blue Mountains in 1981. She wore her mother’s wedding ring and was surrounded by various items like toothpaste and utensils. The body could not be identified, and the case was dropped in 1983.

A coroner’s inquiry in July 2009 finally confirmed the fate of Audrey Mountford. Her family was devastated by the news. Her younger sister, 84-year-old Nola Stewart, had been the last family member to see Audrey alive. She said, “Actually it saddens me more to find out what happened to her because I thought that she was living somewhere and not bothering to get back in touch with me.”

5Corpse-Eating Robots


In the summer of 2009, headlines abounded with tales of military robots being designed to ingest human corpses as a power supply. The macabre creation called EATR™ (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot) could operate in perpetuity without refueling by consuming any available biomass in the area.

Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. and Robotic Technology Inc., which are developing the robots, were quick to point out that the “biomass” would not be flesh, human or otherwise, but rather vegetation. Cyclone’s CEO Harry Schoell said, “We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission. We are focused on demonstrating that our engines can create usable, green power from plentiful, renewable plant matter.”

Much of the American military concern is located in Middle Eastern deserts not particularly known for their lush vegetation. So it might not hurt to make a few tweaks that would allow the EATR to nibble a corpse or two, despite what the Geneva Conventions might say.

4Samuel Pepys’s Kiss

Samuel Pepys is a name you may recognize from history lessons. He was a member of parliament and naval administrator, but he is best remembered for his exhaustive diary, which gives us an important source on the English Reformation period. However, along with detailing events such as plagues and fires, the diary also offers a glimpse into Pepys’s social life, including details of liaisons with his mistress.

Perhaps the most bizarre entry comes from February 23, 1669, when Pepys and his family visited Westminster Abbey on the occasion of his 36th birthday. It reads in part, “Therefore I now took them to Westminster Abbey, and there did show them all the tombs very finely, having one with us alone, there being other company this day to see the tombs, it being Shrove Tuesday; and here we did see, by particular favour, the body of Queen Katherine of Valois; and I had the upper part of her body in my hands, and I did kiss her mouth, reflecting upon it that I did kiss a Queen, and that this was my birthday, thirty-six years old, that I did first kiss a Queen.”

Catherine of Valois was the wife of Henry V. She died in 1437 at the age of 35, shortly after childbirth. She’d been dead for over 230 years before Pepys’s romantic advances.

3Crash Test Dummies

Those of us who grew up in the 1980s probably remember the antics of Vince and Larry, the crash test dummies who taught us the importance of using seat belts. However, only so much can be learned from dummies—the potential for trauma in car crashes can only be truly gauged using real human bodies.

Cadaver research has been going on for decades, although automakers try to downplay their use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in conjunction with funding from automakers like Ford, conducts cadaver tests every year. Everything from seat belts to safety glass was first tested on cadavers, which could then be given X-rays and autopsies to determine exactly how flesh would respond in just such an incident.

Those with a squeamish bent will be pleased to learn that cadaver testing has declined significantly in recent years. The safety systems in most automobiles are about as good as they’re going to get, and most tests these days are done virtually using computer models.

2An Extra Leg

The 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was a devastating terrorist attack that killed at least 168 people. Among the dead was 21-year-old Lakesha Levy, a member of the Air Force who was at the building to pick up a Social Security card. After Levy’s body was buried, a severed leg was found in the rubble of the building. FBI tests found that the decomposed leg belonged to a black woman. A footprint determined that it belonged to Levy, even though she’d been buried with two legs.

Her body was subsequently exhumed, but officials were unable to determine just where this mystery leg came from. The body’s DNA had been destroyed by the embalming process. According to Oklahoma medical examiner Fred Jordan, “We don’t have a body to match it to. It’s something we haven’t figured out yet.”

1The Oldest Man In Japan

Japan’s kodokushi, or lonely deaths, are senior citizens who die and go undiscovered for long periods of time. This happens frequently in Japan, which has the most elderly population in the world. Perhaps the body to go longest undiscovered belonged to Sogen Kato, born on July 22, 1899.

In 2010, officials tried to contact Kato, wishing to honor him for his extreme longevity. His family rejected their advances, offering various excuses, including that Kato had become brain dead or that he was undergoing the Buddhist process of sokushinbutsu, or self-mummification, starving himself to death on the path to enlightenment.

Authorities persisted in trying to contact Kato. Police eventually broke into his home, discovering his mummified corpse lying in bed. Newspapers in the room indicated that Kato had likely died around November 1978, meaning that his body had been there for 32 years. Unlike the kodokushi, Kato’s family knew full well what had occurred but continued to collect his pension long after he had died. His daughter and granddaughter were charged with fraud.

The Kato case caused the Japanese government to launch a nationwide investigation to discover whether many of the country’s supposed centenarians are indeed still alive.

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Killer Mike And Talib Kweli Went On Cable News To Talk About Ferguson

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1. In the wake of the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., politically engaged rappers like Killer Mike and Talib Kweli have been among the most passionate and vocal commentators on social media.

“We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by our children not the other way around,” Killer Mike wrote in a moving, widely circulated Instagram post days after Brown was killed.

4. Talib Kweli is in Ferguson now and has been hosting a dialogue about race, activism, and police brutality on his Twitter page since shortly after the shooting.

Talib Kweli Greene @TalibKweli

Activism that only rears it's head in the face of tragedy is not activism, it's reactivism. Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.

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6. Today both men made the leap from social media to national news. Here’s Killer Mike on CNN talking about the over-militarization of police and a common double standard for black and white teenagers.

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“No one could go to bed comfortable that a child had been shot up to or more than six times in a defensive position,” Mike said.

7. And here’s Talib Kweli, who tell’s MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid that he experienced aggressive behavior by police firsthand on his first night in Ferguson.

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“I was told that I was going to have my head blown off, I had guns pointed in my face, I was put on the ground,” he says. “I was there to show people that there was no looting. There was women and children out there protesting peacefully and the police acted aggressively.”



Hip-Hop's Top Tier Goes Silent On Ferguson

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