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I follow @KristyT on Twitter and she let me know about a project that she created with @tiffani (#DetroitWater) to help Detroit residents with their water costs. Their website is detroitwaterproject.org and there you can confidentially donate to cover a person’s bill. 

Detroit has the highest percentage of Black residents compared to any other major U.S. city, and as I wrote about in Black In The 99%, race is most certainly forever intertwined with class and poverty; these cannot be extracted from each other, especially in a country where its very financial system and imperialistic power would not exist without enslavement and genocide. There is no way to extract the economic violence being committed upon Detroit residents from racial histories. 

According to RH Reality Check, "in Detroit, the cost of water is nearly twice the national average, and approximately half of the city’s customers owe outstanding balances on their water bills. But let’s situate this against a broader historical and sociopolitical backdrop. By 2011, half of Detroit’s working-age population was unemployed, and only 27 percent had full-time work. Nearly one in five Detroit residents were below the poverty line. Approximately three in five children were living in households headed by single mothers (see Rose Brewer’s article on the prison industrial complex). Moreover, these statistics are significantly worse for the city’s Black and Latino residents.” 

People simply cannot go without water and while this entire situation is larger than just “unpaid bills” but are acts of violence against these residents amidst larger economic and racial disenfranchisement, with the recent 15 day suspension on the human-made drought, hopefully no other excuses can be used to harm these people if they’re able to pay the bills. This isn’t about lack of “personal responsibility” creating negligence over a “luxury” but about systemic poverty, capitalism, privatization and WATER. 

Again, if you want to support Detroit residents through a confidential donation via this fundraiser created by two thoughtful Black women, visit: detroitwaterproject.org.

opope-and-potus:

olitz4eva:

olitz4ever:

Kerry is uh… She’s a really extraordinary person. I knew she was a great actress, but getting to know her and working with her, she’s this deeply good, loving person. Has this, unbridled enthusiasm and passion for work everyday. And um, that’s infectious. And then we have this really weird chemistry that we don’t talk about much together because we don’t want to jinx it

- Tony Goldwyn

What don’t I love about Tony? Tony Goldwyn is a phenomenal human being. He’s smart, he’s funny, he’s humble, he’s… I mean, I would say his one flaw is that he’s not good to look at, but you know you gotta just do what you can to work around it ‘cause so much of the rest of him is so great. One day maybe he’ll be handsome.

-Kerry Washington

Oh get a room you two ..oh wait 

Um… I think they’ve done that already Lol

spiritualinspiration:

I have declared the former things from the beginning; they went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass. Isaiah 48:3, NKJV.   Did you know that one touch of God’s favor can put you 50 years down the road? You can be at a lower position at work, just going along being your best, honoring God, and suddenly, things can change. One good break, one idea, one person who likes you, and suddenly, you find yourself at the top. You didn’t see it coming. Things just fell into place. That’s God shifting things in your favor.  Friend, God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings that will cause you to suddenly meet the right person, suddenly you’ll see your health improve, suddenly you’re able to pay your house off. What happened? You came into a shift. God breathed in your direction. What used to be a struggle is not a struggle anymore. What should have taken years happened in a fraction of the time.  Today, get ready for a shift! Start with a shift in your thinking. Don’t dwell on how things are going to work out. Shift your focus to how things will work out. Shift your focus to what God will do, and get ready to shift your life into the favor and blessing God has in store for you!
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spiritualinspiration:

I have declared the former things from the beginning; they went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass. Isaiah 48:3, NKJV.

Did you know that one touch of God’s favor can put you 50 years down the road? You can be at a lower position at work, just going along being your best, honoring God, and suddenly, things can change. One good break, one idea, one person who likes you, and suddenly, you find yourself at the top. You didn’t see it coming. Things just fell into place. That’s God shifting things in your favor.

Friend, God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings that will cause you to suddenly meet the right person, suddenly you’ll see your health improve, suddenly you’re able to pay your house off. What happened? You came into a shift. God breathed in your direction. What used to be a struggle is not a struggle anymore. What should have taken years happened in a fraction of the time.

Today, get ready for a shift! Start with a shift in your thinking. Don’t dwell on how things are going to work out. Shift your focus to how things will work out. Shift your focus to what God will do, and get ready to shift your life into the favor and blessing God has in store for you!

needscandalinmylife:

loveistheessenceoflife:

loveniaimani:

thedisneykiid:

ctron164:

candi4olitz:

katrinapavela:

I’ll never get tired of looking at this. It’s such a rare thing to behold. She’s completely adoring him in a moment of tenderness. Gaaaah, feels go away!

This will always be one my favourite scene

And she’s reaching for his hand *feels*

I just GAWD I LOVE THESE TWO! Please just get it together already!

This is everything. Yes Liv, make love to your man.

He wanted more kisses.

The bold for sure.

it was like the touch of her hand simply took his breath away *sighs*

corinnestark:

ctron164:

goddesscru:

ctron164:

baronessvondengler:

blackstaraura:

flockof:

lazyexceptwhencooking:

glimpseofgoldglitter:

cindersinrags:

Hoodrats? Wow….

hoodrats? so we are now using racial/class code words to shame other people for a fictional ship? Doing  WAY too much with way too little

This is just lovely.

I came out here to have a good time and honestly I’m feeling so attacked right now. 

Also:

Showing their redneck asses, one bullshit confession at a time.

What a coincidence that Olitz-haters also throw around terms like “hoodrat”?

Hardly a confession when racist ideologies bleed into the majority of their posts. These little girls with their Mellie capes on need to go do their  summer reading book reports, and have several seats. Using coded language to float their shitty ship won’t help them.

Whoa! Hoodrats? Seriously? As if people who idolize the patron saint of stagnant marriages are the most scholarly and articulate batch to ever grace the English language. It’s truly disgusting that people honestly show themselves in this nature. You’re so mad that this 1950s ideology, to which you’ve clung to throughout your entire life, has been defeated by a (mostly poorly written) television series. The fact that your hatred and bigotry is only common amongst those same inbred imbeciles who cannot differentiate love from indifference upsets you that much. Yet you choose to attack this portion of a fandom with such weak ass insults as “hoodrats”. Honey, Mellie is a backwoods Barbie who’s only there for you to project your true desires. While you can wish on every star that you probably don’t believe in— Because science— your white tears won’t wash away the real problem here. Make no mistake, I’m far from a hoodrat. Hell, I’m hardly even hood. But I dabble dismantling in insults and crushing the minds and spirits of anyone who dares to run weak ass white supremacy and coded language past me. Fear whatever plague, wrath and act of God that my real anger can unleash. Keep hiding behind your white hoods and veiled attempts at resurrecting that ol’ “our America” shit, though.

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Who runs thescandalconfessions blog? Do they regularly post racist claptrap or are the brand new?  

(Source: thescandalconfessions)

bloglindab:

How To Kiss A Woman…
And Give Her Something She Can Feel… 101.  By lindab. 7/21/14
Clearly as seen above… Mr. Goldwyn is off script. I think his 53 years of living and loving has endowed him with impeccable smooching and canoodling skills. ( Are you smiling?) His years of honing his romancing-technique has given him an intuitive approach of giving an adult woman of any age intense Sweet-Baby thrills by simply…  K i s s i n g   H e r. 
Note: Mr. Goldwyn’s kiss is powerful… because all of his adoring female and male fans, have never ever had the pleasure… Only via voyeurism of his many Scandal-Gates are fueling the masses obsession.  That’s Power...  After The Admiral made love to Kerry/Olivia on National T.V. It was all over folks.  The fans live vicariously through Olivia. Tony don’t know it; but he made love to all the woman who watch him… That white boys’ in trouble; woman are never going to leave him alone.  Kerry is just going to have to share her boo; up to a point. 
That Presidential/Political Fixer Power Couple; sprinkled with that fascinating inter-racial jungle fever concept, has preoccupied the minds of the hardcore ride or die OLITZ / TERRY fans.
The synergy of Tony, is brought to every movie project he’s been involved  ANYWAY in, post Scandal.  And every project outside of Scandal his fans gravitate to and we encourage each other to support him.
Why?… we can’t get enough of him.
Note: In the video above, Mr. Goldwyn is in total control of this exhibition of affection for his blessed, lucky and beloved subject, Kerry/Olivia.
Note: Tony, after this paragraph may be referred to also as The Admiral / Unicorn / Captain / Bae / Boo / Cobra /or my favorite affectionately, Sweet-Baby. The S1 pilot “ruined me, I’m ruined.”  You too? Sympathies to us all. 

In the above video. The Admiral boldly demonstrates precision and control and concentrates his embrace with one hand; by holding and gently caressing his subjects neck and face, and hair, with his fingers.  Ugh! A fan favorite. While his second hand is snugly holding the subject around her petite waist, and I am assuming he’s sweetly rubbing the small of her back; Ugh! have mercy; because the cute little pleats of her white designer jacket are fluttering up and down during said Kiss.
Its an eye catcher, look up. See? Eye catcher. It adds extra excitement to both participants response to each other, as well as the voyeurs, understandably.  
The Unicorn exercises all the moves of his technique, simultaneously while pressing his tongue deeply into her mouth and moves his head in a soft and gentle circling motion. S l o w l y and repeatedly, going around and around and around; they are truly going all in y’all.
I feel like crying…..
The Unicorn’s keen swagger and implementation of said stimuli; resuscitates and invigorates his beloved/subjects brain and body.
Note: Subject? “You can do it; she put her back into it.” i.e., meeting his every kiss for a kiss, she’s caressing the back of his head with one hand and stroking and raking her fingers through his hair on the back of his head.  And with the other hand and arm she reaches over Bae’s broad Presidential back and… she be stroking. 
; - )   These continued occurrences are known to give the subject the inevitable “Weak-In-The-Knees-Syndrome”. The combination of the stimuli is also known to short-circuit a healthy woman’s concentration. It maliciously breaks down her inhibitions and clouds judgement of “her gut” and stymies her articulation.
The brain then secretes enzymes which triggers and creates more desire, intense emotions aka thrills and feelings that are redirected in a chain reaction; aimed directly to her pulsating groin; everybody’s groin is pulsating by this time. LOL Tony’s, Kerry’s and the Fandom.  Now the groin has a mind of its own.
That statement is not a hypothesis. Anyone past puberty could attest to this well known scientific fact. Thus, causing the the subjects tongue, hands fingers and arms to reciprocate participation with equal vigor or in some cases even more intensity. 
A Kiss of Passion….with eyes closed, the parts of two lovers mouths, tarrying and mingling together from the desire to become “one”.  The Kiss of Passion.  Is a universal-prerequisite-of-mounting-sexual-pleasure-and-desire that transpires between to people; during and/or after that first sweet-baby kiss. That Kiss of Passion. Initiates increasing levels of lovers consciousnesses; which intertwine sweetly or savagely while exploring satisfying intimacy, between two consenting adults; and their desire to be connected on a “deeper, harder, stronger” level,  together alone, in private.
Kissing has been around since the creation of man. And will never ever loose its place in history or the unknown fate of the future. Regardless of pangs of famine, destruction by fire, or devastation by water.
After the stomach pangs have deceased, the dust has settled and the water levels reseeded.  The ever evolving Kiss and swapping of spit (French Kissing) mostly learned in adolescents by playing coming of age games such as “spin-the-bottle” a favorite, “seven minutes in heaven” or “playing house.” another favorite.
The Kiss… is never going to disappear from man and woman-kind and neither is the incredible, delectable Art of Kissing. Which Bae definitely has a monopoly on.  
This is strictly for entertainment and humor purposes.
A Haha… moment / And a hmmm… moment.
 
Hope You Enjoyed It…
And if you didn’t…
You just go and Scroll on
 
…..and I’ll just Continue To TERRY-ON. 

by lindab 7/21/14  
 
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