Report: LA religious leaders create network to hide immigrants

berniesrevolution:

Religious leaders in Los Angeles are forming an underground network of homes as part of an effort to provide shelter for families facing deportation, CNN reported Thursday.

According to CNN, the Rapid Response Team network could shelter hundreds and potentially thousands of undocumented immigrants across Southern California.

“That’s what we need to do as a community to keep families together,” said Pastor Ada Valiente, after showing CNN a house that is ready to host three families.

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Similar services for immigrant families are already being provided by numerous churches and religious buildings in the area.

According to CNN, this Rapid Response Team seeks to go beyond the existing measures.

Another participant who did not want to be identified told CNN he will do everything in his power to protect his guests if immigration authorities come knocking on his door.

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Report: LA religious leaders create network to hide immigrants

steampunktendencies:

“Dove Of Peace” by Igor Verniy

refinery29:

These are the Black performers who permanently changed the world of burlesque

1. Josephine Baker

Baker, a 1920s burlesque icon known for her skimpy outfits, energetic dance moves, and signature sense of humor, was initially barred from being a chorus girl for being “too skinny and too dark.” She only got the chance to perform when another dancer dropped out, but her career skyrocketed on the stages of already-integrated Paris. But that’s just the start of it.

2. Jean Idelle

A true trailblazer, Idelle was the first Black woman to perform alongside white women and is credited with breaking the color barrier in burlesque. 

3. Toni Elling

Elling began her burlesque career in 1960, when she was 32. Though she was considered a little old for a dancer-cum-stripper, Elling’s sheer talent proved her doubters wrong. She took her act around the country and even overseas (as far as Japan).

4. Lady Ernestine

Lady Ernestine, also known as The Exotic Queen, was a prominent performer in the ‘50s and ‘60s, but unfortunately, little else is known about her today.

5. Marie Bryant

Although Bryant appeared in front of the camera several times, she made history as one of the first Black people to work on the technical side of a film. It was behind the scenes of a Gene Kelly picture that she started working as a dance instructor and choreographer.

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i’m always up for bucky/clint shenanigans! two biggest smartass troublemakers in the mcu!!

schierlingsbecher:

Oh nonie, I never thought of that, you genius.
(wanna send me a prompt?)
~

“Finally, rest…” Steve sighed, putting a hand to his
temple and letting his fingers work slow circles, “You wouldn’t believe the
day-“ he made to sit down, but just as his butt touched the couch Clint and
Bucky were already sitting on, a loud farting noise rattled through the
otherwise quiet common room in Avengers Tower.

Steve turned his head with an
annoyed expression, Bucky and Clint holding their breath to not burst out in
laughter.

“Seriously guys? Whoopee cushion?”

Bucky couldn’t help himself anymore and started to
break into small fits of laughter, going right back to holding his breath, then
failing again. Clint cackled happily and held up a small green container for
Steve to see.

“Even better. Slime! You probably don’t know it, ‘cause
it only came out when the cool kids were young.”

Steve shook his head and leaned back, obviously not up
for a conversation like that right now, but Bucky curiously pocked the green
slime with a metal finger.

“From when’s that stuff exactly?”

“The 70s, my age-y friend,  but was pulled off the market in the 80s,
probably because of all the junk they poured into it. Now restrictions are
higher, you could probably eat that shit.”

They both looked at the little container, united in
tense silence for just a second, before Bucky gave him a cunning smile.

“Ten bucks says you can’t”

“Fifty.”

“Twenty.”

“Deal,” Clint blurted, before dashing off, shouting
over his shoulder, “I get the puke bucket, you get a spoon!”

lordoftheringslove:

paramaline:

but Tolkien draws such cute dragons, omg

like look at Smaug, look at his ears, DON’T YOU JUST WANT TO SCRATCH BEHIND HIS EARS AND TELL HIM HE’S A GOOD BOY

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and look at this guy, I guess he’s supposed to be ferocious but it looks more like “whoa man chill out, I’m just saying that those shoes with that helmet was maybe not the greatest fashion decision, just a little friendly advice, no need to get defensive.”

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THIS LITTLE BB ALL CURLED UP AND TAKIN’ A NAP

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I want this one to live in my pocket and be my sassy talking dragon sidekick

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SO SMILEY!! “gonna go terrorize some helpless villagers aw yiss”

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but my favorite is this little doodle here

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just look at him

LOOK AT HOW HAPPY HE IS