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Children, Growing Up, and Lenny: C humansofnewyork: “Nobody would give us a chance.  We were in our early twenties.  We had two young kids.  We were working, but living check to check.  At the time we were staying in the projects with my mother-in-law, but my kids were growing up, so we needed our own place.  But all the rental brokers wanted to see our bank statements.  And we had no savings.  We didn’t even have accounts.  Then one day I was walking down the avenue, and I saw a super fixing up an empty apartment.  I told him I needed to speak to the landlord directly.  No brokers.  And I guess he liked my vibe, because he gave me the name: Ronald Petrowski.  When I called Mr. Petrowski, I explained everything.  I told him we needed a chance.  He agreed to meet me and my husband at Lenny’s Pizzeria.  He bought us a plain pie and listened to our story.  He’d grown up poor himself, so he knew the struggle.  And he gave us a chance.  We’ve been in that apartment for 35 years now, and I’ve paid him every cent.  We’ve fallen on hard times.  At one point I owed him an entire year of rent.  But he was so gracious.  He never sent us an eviction notice.  Every time he came to collect, he’d sit at our kitchen table, have a cup of coffee, and listen to our situation.  Mr. Petrowski is my hero.  He sold the building a couple years ago, but we still keep in touch.  That man gave me a home to raise my children.”

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Jail, Tumblr, and Blog: onetenth ot Butler county, there nevec move o sol- ir Presl- REPORT FROM THE NATION Dixie Ways Rule Memphis; Skilled Jobs For White Only begun , when Texas at to the eallng the idicrs 50 Farmers Prefer Jail To Aceptanceaf Negroes Officer Tells Southerners Race Bias Not Tolerated 3tand tions R came on ttee of the soldler votel at adopted Although femp mber of Commerco By BENJAMIN F. BELL JR. Executive Seereiary, Memphls Urban Leagae Tbis is th d to pe MEMPHIS-Job opporta doa tles (or the Negro ke and Navy here, in spite o aseertaln theexigencles, have fot the trad apendmen ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Jan. (ANP)- n tolerate no racial fooling at Aberdeen, declared Kelly, director of training for the Aberdeen cement Training center, in a recent leeture basic trainees in the heater on hax comme from a reginentwith a ing. record onee resses of lpart fo owed and nav atter So are msta ১০ spill- f গ post.Yon mansbi the T , and rvealed i ieir messs 24 Gag? newspaper Press re Nazis Divide Worker o Prevent Organiza ong hefore the Nazis made a science of race in- was an effecive antlelabor wespon, his History of Bigotry In the Unite Yark $3.50). Even a superf ment will agree. Union ar yera and the frand by wieh mon leading familes go the ntory of ngotry to eary colonial New En brings the reader to e gbFather Ca the Cbris1 JANUARY 22, 1944 Smith Committee in Try Speakers Link Anti-Negroism He Sorde Nogro RiahAnti-Semitism, ochyming: Charles White Headlines, 1944 © The Charles White Archives. Photo by Gregory R. Staley.  Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art
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Animals, Beautiful, and Church: goosegoblin: theramseyloft: jurassicjenday: theramseyloft: tinysaurus-rex: iwilltrytobereasonable: cant-hug-every-human: thedeadofflandersfields: Pigeon steals poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia in order to build a nest beside a stained glass window. @birdblogwhichisforbirds @snitling EXACTLY This is two pigeons, pigeons nest in bonded pairs (notice the first one is checked and its mate on the nest is barred). Usually they don’t make nests nearly so big but I guess if you have the materials, go for it. The nest is so unusually big because the vast majority is a platform to keep the actual nest (just that tiny ring in the corner around the bird sitting in it) cushioned from the anti bird spikes. This is a work of beautiful defiance. Using the very thing installed to make just a moment’s rest impossible as structural supports for an immovably stable nursery. The symbolism achieved by these pigeons is better than some writers can hope for and I love it! From the nest on the bird repellent spikes to the fact that those spikes are along the stained glass windows of a church, a place associated with sanctuary and compassion. The fact that the nest is made of stolen poppies for remembrance day hits the hardest though. Of the 54 animals to be awarded the Dickin Medal for acts of gallantry during WW2, 32 of them were pigeons. These were messengers who flew through battlefields and across borders, many of whom were killed or severely injured by enemy forces including gunfire and trained falcons. Many of their achievements saved the lives of hundreds of soldiers, and yet now their descendants are faces with anti-bird spikes, shooting and poisoning in an attempt to rid the cities from the rats with wings. I love this picture because it feels like they’re taking back just a little bit of that credit owed to them.  Reblogging for this beautiful addition. [ID: three colour photographs. The first shows a pigeon holding a fake poppy in its teeth, standing on a marble surface. The second shows a nest made of hundreds of fake poppies, cushioning a sitting pigeon from the anti-bird spikes below. The final photo is a zoomed-out picture of the nest, showing many stained glass windows surrounding it.]

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Bless Up, Emoji, and Food: Dunkin doesn't eat unless I microwave his food bc he thinks once it goes in the microwave it magically becomes human food 0:32 Beloveds! Very, very important! I gotta share something with y’all. At work, u gon have mentors. Bosses that take a interest in u. U feel me? They gon push u along. They gon support u. They gon look out for u. But as a dear friend once told me...there’s one thing they NOT gon do. Y’all ready? Y’all ready for this A1 Sauce? Y’all receptive? Nah. U know what I think y’all distracted on this Friday imma address this another time LMAO JK HERE IT GOES: one thing that mentor is NOT gon do is take money out of HIS paycheck, and put it in yours. READ THAT CAREFULLY. If it’s between your paycheck and his paycheck, he gon choose his paycheck 10 times out of 10. Not nine! see y’all not listening! 😂 Y’all sitting back like “nah some bosses are cool, my boss Phil is amazing, Phil will gladly go to HR and say ‘please bump Sally’s salary by $30,000 and decrease mine by a commensurate amount - I insist 😌’” <— men don’t make this emoji face because Phil don’t exist HE 👏 DONT 👏 EXIST 👏 BELOVED 👏 HE 👏 ON 👏 THE 👏 WAITING 👏 LIST 👏 FOR 👏 THAT 👏 NEW 👏 TESLA 👏 THAT 👏 30 👏 THOU 👏 BEEN 👏 SPUNT 👏 ARREDDY 👏- aight? He is not - I repeat not - gon prefer ya paycheck to his. Not gon happen! Not now not never! U feel me? So what that mean. IT MEAN U GOTTA ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF. “But smash imma be ‘the b!tch’ at work if I complain” GOOD. BE THE B!TCH LMAO. U KNOW WHAT B!TCHES DO? THEY GET PAID WHAT’S OWED TO THEM. THEN MEN GET MAD AND CALL THEM A B!TCH. IF THEY CALL U A B!TCH, 9 TIMES OUT OF 10 U DID SOMETHING RIGHT, AND THEY SALTY. BIG SALT. MORTONS. HIMALAYA ROCK SALT U FEEL ME? THE PINK JOINT. DONT LET A LABEL DISCOURAGE U. LET IT *EN* COURAGE U - TO GET WHAT U DESERVE. AIGHT? LOVE YALL. BLESS UP 😍😂😂 (Slide 1: @dunkinandkirby. Slide 2: @cantuonwheels)

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God, Lawyer, and Shoes: Tinkoff Credit Systems About the Bank IA THEMETAPICTURECOM Guy does to bank what banks usually do to other people 1 day ago The idea of beating the banks at their own game may seem like a rich joke, but Dmitry Agarkov, a 42-year-old Russian man, may have managed it Unhappy with the terms of an unsolicited credit card offer he received from online bank Tinkoft Credit Systems, Agarkov scanned the document wrote in his own terms and sent it through. The bank approved the contract without reading the amended fne print, unwittingly agreeing to a 0 percent interest rate, unlimited credit and no fees, as well as a stipulation that the bank pay steep fines for changing or canceling the contract Agarkov used the card for two years, but the bank ultimately canceled it and sued Agarkov for $1.363. The bank said he owed them charges interest and late-payment fees A court ruled that because of the no-fee, no-interest stipulation Agarkov had written in, he owed only his unpaid $575 balance Now Agarkov is suing the bank for $727,000 for not honoring the contract's terms and the bank is hollering fraud They signed the documents without looking They said what usually their borrowers say in court We have not read it Agarkov's lawyer said. The shoe's on the other foot now, eh? Soucel lfeellike: allthingshyper: st-just: Hero. If you look up power move in the dictionary, you get this story god bless this man

lfeellike: allthingshyper: st-just: Hero. If you look up power move in the dictionary, you get this story god bless this man

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God, Lawyer, and Shoes: Tinkoff Credit Systems About the Bank IA THEMETAPICTURECOM Guy does to bank what banks usually do to other people 1 day ago The idea of beating the banks at their own game may seem like a rich joke, but Dmitry Agarkov, a 42-year-old Russian man, may have managed it Unhappy with the terms of an unsolicited credit card offer he received from online bank Tinkoft Credit Systems, Agarkov scanned the document wrote in his own terms and sent it through. The bank approved the contract without reading the amended fne print, unwittingly agreeing to a 0 percent interest rate, unlimited credit and no fees, as well as a stipulation that the bank pay steep fines for changing or canceling the contract Agarkov used the card for two years, but the bank ultimately canceled it and sued Agarkov for $1.363. The bank said he owed them charges interest and late-payment fees A court ruled that because of the no-fee, no-interest stipulation Agarkov had written in, he owed only his unpaid $575 balance Now Agarkov is suing the bank for $727,000 for not honoring the contract's terms and the bank is hollering fraud They signed the documents without looking They said what usually their borrowers say in court We have not read it Agarkov's lawyer said. The shoe's on the other foot now, eh? Soucel lfeellike: allthingshyper: st-just: Hero. If you look up power move in the dictionary, you get this story god bless this man

lfeellike: allthingshyper: st-just: Hero. If you look up power move in the dictionary, you get this story god bless this man

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God, Lawyer, and Shoes: Tinkoff Credit Systems About the Bank IA THEMETAPICTURECOM Guy does to bank what banks usually do to other people 1 day ago The idea of beating the banks at their own game may seem like a rich joke, but Dmitry Agarkov, a 42-year-old Russian man, may have managed it Unhappy with the terms of an unsolicited credit card offer he received from online bank Tinkoft Credit Systems, Agarkov scanned the document wrote in his own terms and sent it through. The bank approved the contract without reading the amended fne print, unwittingly agreeing to a 0 percent interest rate, unlimited credit and no fees, as well as a stipulation that the bank pay steep fines for changing or canceling the contract Agarkov used the card for two years, but the bank ultimately canceled it and sued Agarkov for $1.363. The bank said he owed them charges interest and late-payment fees A court ruled that because of the no-fee, no-interest stipulation Agarkov had written in, he owed only his unpaid $575 balance Now Agarkov is suing the bank for $727,000 for not honoring the contract's terms and the bank is hollering fraud They signed the documents without looking They said what usually their borrowers say in court We have not read it Agarkov's lawyer said. The shoe's on the other foot now, eh? Soucel lfeellike: allthingshyper: st-just: Hero. If you look up power move in the dictionary, you get this story god bless this man

lfeellike: allthingshyper: st-just: Hero. If you look up power move in the dictionary, you get this story god bless this man

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