Minivan of Dreams

"You've gotta slow down sweet talkin' woman. You've got me runnin', you've got me searchin'. Hold on sweet talkin' lover. It's so sad if that's the way it's over."

Aug 26


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lawickedbitch:

The Loving Family. 

Richard and Mildred Loving in 1965.

This beautiful couple was responsible for the breaking of the interracial marriage laws back in the day. I guess you could say that adversity was their middle name. When the state of Virginia denied them the right to tie the knot as well as 15 other states,they finally sealed the deal in Washington D.C and upon their return to their hometown,they faced arrest for their unlawful union and disgraced by the public eye. 

Mildred described herself not to be a political person ,but took her case to the United States Supreme Court in Washington ,getting the full attention of then Attorney General Robert F .Kennedy and the world.The rest is history, but what a way to make it. 

The images above were taken by Grey Villet for a full cover story  for the New York Times.When looking at them I can only think of one word: hope.

A documentary about the Loving family (The Loving Story) by filmmaker Nancy Buirski will be out by February 14. 

The documentary is currently streaming on Netflix.
It has great archival footage.

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exiemod:

"You can’t watch Jem! That’s a girls show!"

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Jack Nicholson at the 1992 Olympics.

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“When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation. But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him. Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.”

Keith Boykin: Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People? (via clambistro)

Shit, neither does the first. As demonstrated by the reaction to protesters in Ferguson. 

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