I NEED YOU TO ALL READ THIS PLEASE

iamsupernaturalsbitch:

Most of you know who electricmonk333 is. She’s been a member of the SPN family for a long time and makes some amazing edits for us all.

Most of you also know the story of what happened to her just days after DCCon. If not, her post is here

Her family have put together a fundraiser for her. Here is a summary:

On May 7, 2014, Shaefali’s life was changed forever. She was visiting New Orleans with a friend, when she suddenly became very ill. She was rushed to the Tulane Medical Center and was diagnosed as having a rare condition known as Toxic Shock Syndrome triggered by the common strep A bacteria.

As a result of the pressors used to save her life, she lost blood flow to her extremities and gangrene set in. The doctors had to amputate part of her left arm, all the fingers save half a thumb on her right hand, and part of her legs.

Although Shaefali has health insurance, there are a lot of additional expenses, including the retrofit of her home to accommodate her injuries. Insurance covers only very basic prosthetics. Due to the extent of her injuries to every one of her extremities, more advanced prosthetics are necessary.

Helping Hands: Shaefali’s Prosthetics Fund

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She has a 4 year old daughter I’d really like to help make sure she gets to hold again.

If you can’t afford to donate that’s fine, you could just go send her a lovely message. Please signal boost this if you would.


plinytheyounger:

Hey everyone. I don’t usually post appeals for funds on tumblr, because there are so many deserving people out there; it’s overwhelming.  But this I’m putting up for personal reasons: this family are friends of friends. I know the people who’ve visited them at this awful time, and, if I was living near them, that would be me, too. And their appeal has received very little attention and only a fraction of what they need.
The appeal is for a family of refugees in the UK who fled political and religious persecution in Iran.Their daughter, Solmaz, still lives there. She was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks ago: stage four. To find out how far the cancer has spread, she needs a PET-CT scan, which would enable her to receive targeted treatment. But this is not available anywhere in Iran. The funds for her to have this treatment in Europe would mean they could give their daughter a fighting chance at survival. 
Her family say:

Our only option is to pay for private medical treatment in Europe. A hospital in Germany can treat her for 65,000Euro, and we have managed to gather 50,000Euro, but cannot pay the remaining 15,000Euro (£11,900) as our bank accounts have been frozen in Iran due to our persecution.
Without further treatment, her doctor has estimated that she will live at most 3 years. With further treatment, this could be more than 30 years. Solmaz is a loving wife and mother of two boys, one 12 years old and one just 20months, and the thought of these children growing up without their mother is one we and she cannot bear.
Please help us save Solmaz. We would be so grateful for even the smallest of donations.

If you’d like a thank you for donating from me, just drop me an askbox line and I’ll give you 250 words of poetry on any subject of your choice, to the best of my limited abilities. Thank you so much for your time.
Please donate here!

plinytheyounger:

Hey everyone. I don’t usually post appeals for funds on tumblr, because there are so many deserving people out there; it’s overwhelming.  But this I’m putting up for personal reasons: this family are friends of friends. I know the people who’ve visited them at this awful time, and, if I was living near them, that would be me, too. And their appeal has received very little attention and only a fraction of what they need.

The appeal is for a family of refugees in the UK who fled political and religious persecution in Iran.Their daughter, Solmaz, still lives there. She was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks ago: stage four. To find out how far the cancer has spread, she needs a PET-CT scan, which would enable her to receive targeted treatment. But this is not available anywhere in Iran. The funds for her to have this treatment in Europe would mean they could give their daughter a fighting chance at survival. 

Her family say:

Our only option is to pay for private medical treatment in Europe. A hospital in Germany can treat her for 65,000Euro, and we have managed to gather 50,000Euro, but cannot pay the remaining 15,000Euro (£11,900) as our bank accounts have been frozen in Iran due to our persecution.

Without further treatment, her doctor has estimated that she will live at most 3 years. With further treatment, this could be more than 30 years. Solmaz is a loving wife and mother of two boys, one 12 years old and one just 20months, and the thought of these children growing up without their mother is one we and she cannot bear.

Please help us save Solmaz. We would be so grateful for even the smallest of donations.

If you’d like a thank you for donating from me, just drop me an askbox line and I’ll give you 250 words of poetry on any subject of your choice, to the best of my limited abilities. Thank you so much for your time.

Please donate here!


William Bratton: Investigate Ryo Oyamada's Death

dynastylnoire:

jspark3000:

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST


plinytheyounger:

Hey everyone. I don’t usually post appeals for funds on tumblr, because there are so many deserving people out there; it’s overwhelming.  But this I’m putting up for personal reasons: this family are friends of friends. I know the people who’ve visited them at this awful time, and, if I was living near them, that would be me, too. And their appeal has received very little attention and only a fraction of what they need.
The appeal is for a family of refugees in the UK who fled political and religious persecution in Iran.Their daughter, Solmaz, still lives there. She was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks ago: stage four. To find out how far the cancer has spread, she needs a PET-CT scan, which would enable her to receive targeted treatment. But this is not available anywhere in Iran. The funds for her to have this treatment in Europe would mean they could give their daughter a fighting chance at survival. 
Her family say:

Our only option is to pay for private medical treatment in Europe. A hospital in Germany can treat her for 65,000Euro, and we have managed to gather 50,000Euro, but cannot pay the remaining 15,000Euro (£11,900) as our bank accounts have been frozen in Iran due to our persecution.
Without further treatment, her doctor has estimated that she will live at most 3 years. With further treatment, this could be more than 30 years. Solmaz is a loving wife and mother of two boys, one 12 years old and one just 20months, and the thought of these children growing up without their mother is one we and she cannot bear.
Please help us save Solmaz. We would be so grateful for even the smallest of donations.

If you’d like a thank you for donating from me, just drop me an askbox line and I’ll give you 250 words of poetry on any subject of your choice, to the best of my limited abilities. Thank you so much for your time.
Please donate here!

plinytheyounger:

Hey everyone. I don’t usually post appeals for funds on tumblr, because there are so many deserving people out there; it’s overwhelming.  But this I’m putting up for personal reasons: this family are friends of friends. I know the people who’ve visited them at this awful time, and, if I was living near them, that would be me, too. And their appeal has received very little attention and only a fraction of what they need.

The appeal is for a family of refugees in the UK who fled political and religious persecution in Iran.Their daughter, Solmaz, still lives there. She was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks ago: stage four. To find out how far the cancer has spread, she needs a PET-CT scan, which would enable her to receive targeted treatment. But this is not available anywhere in Iran. The funds for her to have this treatment in Europe would mean they could give their daughter a fighting chance at survival. 

Her family say:

Our only option is to pay for private medical treatment in Europe. A hospital in Germany can treat her for 65,000Euro, and we have managed to gather 50,000Euro, but cannot pay the remaining 15,000Euro (£11,900) as our bank accounts have been frozen in Iran due to our persecution.

Without further treatment, her doctor has estimated that she will live at most 3 years. With further treatment, this could be more than 30 years. Solmaz is a loving wife and mother of two boys, one 12 years old and one just 20months, and the thought of these children growing up without their mother is one we and she cannot bear.

Please help us save Solmaz. We would be so grateful for even the smallest of donations.

If you’d like a thank you for donating from me, just drop me an askbox line and I’ll give you 250 words of poetry on any subject of your choice, to the best of my limited abilities. Thank you so much for your time.

Please donate here!


kelsium:

I don’t think I know anyone with this background, but maybe we can signal boost. One major thing the Ferguson organizers have been asking for specifically for several days is for service donations from mental health professionals with a background in trauma counseling, people of color would be preferable for obvious reasons. If you know someone who might be willing to either to go to Ferguson or do tele-sessions, please direct them to this form.


postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department
Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)
(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)
Residents knew it was BS. 
Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”
Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department
Do not let her story go ignored

postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department

Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)

(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)

Residents knew it was BS. 

Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”

Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department

Do not let her story go ignored


Tear gas

torisoulphoenix:

avoidgettingread:

Do not wear contact lenses if you are in a situation where you may be tear-gassed.  When I went through basic training, we were warned that there was a possibility the tear gas they were using could melt contact lenses.

BOOOOOOOOOOOST!!!!!!!!!!


wertheyouth:

When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.
In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.
We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.
When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU

wertheyouth:

When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.

In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.

We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.

When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU


michiko-malandro:

exquisiteblackpeople:

Please take a moment of your day to help this family get a amber alert going for these two little ones. If you see them call police or crime stoppers at 1-800-speakup.
Click here

this is serious, they were in custody of their mother and she was found deceased

michiko-malandro:

exquisiteblackpeople:

Please take a moment of your day to help this family get a amber alert going for these two little ones. If you see them call police or crime stoppers at 1-800-speakup.

Click here

this is serious, they were in custody of their mother and she was found deceased


vmagazine:

*ALERT: 22 year old Sudanese model has been missing for almost 2 weeks. 
Full name Ataui Deng Hopkins (niece of Alek Wek)
Lives on Essex Street on the Lower East Side (NY)
Last seen on August 6th around midnight, exiting a night club in the vicinity of 251 West 48th Street in Manhattan.  The Village Voice reports. Friends claim they saw Deng at a nightclub The Attic in Hell’s Kitchen where she was attending an event.)
Police describes her as 6’1” - 110lbs - black hair - dark complexion - slim build
1-800-577-TIPS (8477) www.nypdcrimestoppers.comtext: 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577
all calls are confidential
photo: kristiina wilson

vmagazine:

*ALERT: 22 year old Sudanese model has been missing for almost 2 weeks. 

  • Full name Ataui Deng Hopkins (niece of Alek Wek)
  • Lives on Essex Street on the Lower East Side (NY)
  • Last seen on August 6th around midnight, exiting a night club in the vicinity of 251 West 48th Street in Manhattan.  The Village Voice reports. Friends claim they saw Deng at a nightclub The Attic in Hell’s Kitchen where she was attending an event.)
  • Police describes her as 6’1” - 110lbs - black hair - dark complexion - slim build

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
www.nypdcrimestoppers.com
text: 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577

all calls are confidential

photo: kristiina wilson