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thesunatmidnight2:

Malcolm X On how media used to paint the picture that the Black community 99% criminal.


****Timely As Ever****

“The negro community is the most heavily patrolled—it has more police in it than any other neighborhood. Yet it has more crime in it than any other neighborhood. How can you have more cops and more crime…shows you that the cops must be in cahoots with the criminal” - Malcolm X, 1954 

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micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

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*Throwback Thursdays*

3 years ago, during my time living in South Korea, I began to produce/film/ bits of my experience of working in TV Animation, OEM studio productions. More specifically, developing my own projects. A few months later, Music, Arts & Culture website, Creative Control TV teamed up with me to help share it with the small online circle.These video diaries were labelled Seoul Sessions. Here’s part 4: Coloring A Story. Big shout out to brothersCarlyle, Coodie & Chike for the support. 

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Kickball, by Dana Terrace.

Dana is currently a storyboard artist on Disney’s Gravity Falls. 

She’s got serious line mileage. Say hello to her here: 

http://danaterrace.tumblr.com

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Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-08-20/japic-offering-2-month-stay-in-tokyo-for-international-animators/.77820

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"See that house with the Ivy on it? From that rooftop, what if you leapt onto the next rooftop, dashed over that blue & green wall, climbed and jumped up the pipe, ran across the roof and jumped to the next? You can, in animation.

If you could walk along the cable, you could see the other side. When you look from above, so many things reveal themselves to you. Maybe race along the concrete wall. Suddenly, there in your humdrum town there is a magical movie. Isn’t it fun to see things that way? Feels like you could go somewhere far beyond…

                                                                        …maybe you can…”

- Hayao Miyazaki (From ‘The Kingdom of Dreams & Maddness’ Studio Ghibli documentary)

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thatsomethingsomething:

Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly.

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rebeccasugar:

stevencrewniverse:

Hey Steventhusiasts! Check out reddit.com/r/iAmA Today, Aug 20 at 6PM est for a live Q&A with Steven Universe creator REBECCA SUGAR! Get the dope on SU and get hyped for new episodes!

Come talk to me!!!

Go talk to her!!!

rebeccasugar:

stevencrewniverse:

Hey Steventhusiasts! Check out reddit.com/r/iAmA Today, Aug 20 at 6PM est for a live Q&A with Steven Universe creator REBECCA SUGAR! Get the dope on SU and get hyped for new episodes!

Come talk to me!!!

Go talk to her!!!

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solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

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Get Ready…

Get Ready…

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Dude, thanks so much for the follow. I really dig your posts about the animation industry. It always seemed like an unattainable thing without a degree from cal arts or something, so it's nice to see that doing good work is just as valuable.

Asked by bensears

Hey Bensears,

Thanks man, I think the Cal Arts thing is a “California/West Coast” thing since many of the studios here mine talent from there (Art Center too, it seems). on the East Coast, it’s usually about SVA, RISD and Cooper Union, etc. So it really just depends on where you’re from where you’re trying to get work and what you want to do. I went to neither (I didn’t attend a 4 year course on art/animation at all and I turned out just fine not being a Cal Arts alum). Although It’s believed that going to animation school allows you to learn things faster, a logical person knows it doesn’t matter what school you graduated from if your portfolio is weak. Thankfully, animation and the arts in general are still rooted in meritocracy. Just depends on what region you’re in. So focus on being a badass, bro! :-)

Thanks for watching!

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jakewyattriot:

I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

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Protesters rally in anger outside of CNN headquarters in Atlanta today over the brutal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson.

 
 Source: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/rally-downtown-in-memory-of-missouri-teen-michael-/ng48x/

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My all-time favorite Full Metal Alchemist opening. With Hologram from FMA:Brotherhood (Opening 2)  as a close 2nd.

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Some of my favorite moments from this past weekend’s Space Dandy episode, "Rock & Roll Dandy, Baby" Along w/ some official model sheets of  Johnny, the leader of the Gycro Empire