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This pretty young girl wasn’t famous, but 10 year old Jasmine McClain is still relevant to the remembrance of the forgotten stars. She may not be known to us from a Disney show or a teen pop group, but I want to feature her.
Jasmine hung herself in her bedroom because she couldn’t handle another day of being bullied at school. Students admitted that she was bullied extremely badly because of the clothes and shoes she wore - her family couldn’t afford name brand clothes.
I can’t even put into words how upset this makes me. I literally don’t even know what to say ….. I genuinely have no words to describe the way I feel, but I feel extremely sick.
I just want to cry, and I wish I could prevent anyone else from going through this, but I know that that’s impossible :’( ……. this literally kills me. Guys, please always fucking think before you speak, and please always keep your eyes open for someone, ANYONE, who is being bullied or anyone who simply could just use a friend. ….. Tbh, we could ALL use a friend.. If you see someone who needs someone to stick up for them, PLEASE fucking step up to the plate and stick up for them. …. You will NEVER, EVER regret doing the right thing … EVER. You can easily change someone’s ENTIRE life just by being nice to them and treating them the way that any human being deserves to be treated ——
Later when you see something like this pop up on your dashboard or see a story like this in the newspaper, you’ll realize what an impact you’ve made. Always reach out. This girl is so far beyond beautiful, and she should still fucking be here. This isn’t fair and this makes me so fucking upset. I really don’t know what to say, I just want to break down and cry. This is truly devastating, but this kind of thing happens multiple times a day, and I don’t know what the fuck to do about it… but THIS IS NOT OKAY.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. never underestimate the power of love and/or kindness. always reach out. spread love like fire.
i’m still so upset. this sweet girl is so beautiful, but you can look into her eyes and tell how much she’s hurting. ….. i can’t stop thinking about her. ugh. i don’t know what to say. please someone, just … always reach out to others, and never underestimate the difference that you can make, because trust me, you can literally change someone’s life in a fucking instant.
<3 spread love like fire <3.
always stand up for what is right.
this sweet angel should still be here today.
Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal.
But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent.
The case changed history - and was captured on film by LIFE photographer Grey Villet, whose black-and-white photographs are now set to go on display at the International Center of Photography.
Twenty images show the tenderness and family support enjoyed by Mildred and Richard and their three children, Peggy, Sidney and Donald.
The children, unaware of the struggles their parents face, are captured by Villet as blissfully happy as they play in the fields near their Virginia home or share secrets with their parents on the couch.
Their parents, caught sharing a kiss on their front porch, appear more worry-stricken.
And it is no wonder - eight years prior, the pair had married in the District of Columbia to evade the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which banned any white person marrying any non-white person.
But when they returned to Virginia, police stormed into their room in the middle of the night and they were arrested.
The pair were found guilty of miscegenation in 1959 and were each sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for 25 years if they left Virginia.
They moved back to the District of Columbia, where they began the long legal battle to erase their criminal records - and justify their relationship.
Following vocal support from the Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches, the Lovings won the fight - with the Supreme Court branding Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law unconstitutional in 1967.
It wrote in its decision: ‘Marriage is one of the basic civil rights of man, fundamental to our very existence and survival.
‘To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law.’ [Read more]
I’ve always wanted a tattoo for a long time now. After my trip to the Philippines visiting my family I decided that by once I got home, I would get one. You see, for a long time my family wasn’t very close. It was always me, my sister and my Mom. My older brother and Dad were always off doing their own thing. I wanted something that would represent the people I hold dear to my heart. My sister and my Mom have always enjoyed writing letters. Hence, the postmark that many people see on an envelope when they receive one. As for the details on the inside, I decided to put San Francisco, CA because it’s my home. It is where I was born and raised. It is where I grew to become the person I am today. The date on the inside is my Mother’s birthday and well - I don’t think that needs much explanation. :)
My tattoo artist Justin, was totally awesome. Since it was my first tattoo he really eased my nerves. Took me through all the steps. And even the conversation during the tattoo was pretty awesome. Great place to go. I definitely recommend it. Plus the pricing is really good too. I definitely plan to go back there for more tattoos. Check them out - Moth and Dagger Tattoo Studio, San Francisco, CA.