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Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask ‘How did they die?’, you never hear anyone say ‘pulmonary embolism’, the answer is always ‘cancer’. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied ‘depression’.

The word ‘suicide’ gives many people the impression that ‘it was his own decision,’ or ‘he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.’ And, because depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just ‘cheer up’ with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of depression, they die from depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from ‘suicide’ each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps depression might lose some its ‘it was his own fault’ stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from depression. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.

—   Tom Clempsom  (via jolinxo)

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prettyboyshyflizzy:

candidinatlanta:

"As the protesters marched through the streets, it began to storm. Every time the thunder crashed, the protesters would cheer louder and louder. It seemed as if mother nature herself were cheering them on.."

We ain’t going away this time

ATL

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jessisgettingfit:

WHEN EVER I AM IN PUBLIC I LOOK PEOPLE UP AND DOWN AND I SWEAR I AM NEVER JUDGING THEM I AM ALWAYS THINKING LIKE “OH THEIR OUTFIT IS SO NICE” OR “WOW I LOVE HER HAIR” OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND THEN I REALISE TO EVERYONE ELSE I LOOK LIKE I’M JUDGING AND I’M NOT AND UGHHH I’M NOT JUDGING YOU I JUST THINK YOU LOOK HELLA FINE SO KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOIN GIRL

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Robin Williams - Friend Like Me

“Master, I don’t think you quite realise what you’ve got here. So why don’t you just ruminate whilst I illuminate the possibilities.”

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stabs:

There isn’t more betrayal within a family until your parents throw away something of yours without your approval

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binksonparade:

Jesse Williams and the depiction of Michael Brown

he speaks the truth

i appreciate his commentary

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tattoolit:

This is my Nancy Drew, inspired by the artwork from the cover of The Invisible Intruder.  My mother read Nancy Drew to my sister and I for years before bed when we were younger, and I still have a huge soft spot for the titian-haired girl detective and her spunk.

Done by Mariusz at Ultra Tattoo in Wroclaw, Poland.

tattoolit:

This is my Nancy Drew, inspired by the artwork from the cover of The Invisible Intruder.  My mother read Nancy Drew to my sister and I for years before bed when we were younger, and I still have a huge soft spot for the titian-haired girl detective and her spunk.

Done by Mariusz at Ultra Tattoo in Wroclaw, Poland.

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thechanelmuse:

Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

Don’t you just love this?

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS OMFG

He dresses better than I do

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neoamericana:

nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

…and now I’m crying.

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accras:

darvinasafo:

Spike Lee’s memorial for Eric Garner

Rest in peace

accras:

darvinasafo:

Spike Lee’s memorial for Eric Garner

Rest in peace

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fadedeverything:

This post gives me life!

historical

This is my city !!!!! Union Square always gets it right !

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ethiopienne:

they better give him a endorsement deal

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thelastblackman:

Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case
In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.
According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:
“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.
Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.
Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.

you go medical examiner Bao, you go!

SLOW CLAP FOR THIS HERO OF COLOR PUTTING HIS NECK ON THE LINE TO GET THIS DONE FOR OTHER CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.


I knew they weren’t even trying. It was obvious.

theafrocentrics:

homohysteria:

inaruri:

thelastblackman:

Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case

In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.

According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:

“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.

Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.

Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.

you go medical examiner Bao, you go!

SLOW CLAP FOR THIS HERO OF COLOR PUTTING HIS NECK ON THE LINE TO GET THIS DONE FOR OTHER CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.

I knew they weren’t even trying. It was obvious.

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