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thinkmexican:

Pedro Infante Forever 

On April 15, 1957, 57 years ago today, Mexican film star and singer Pedro Infante died tragically in plane crash in Mérida, Yucatán. He was 39.

Born José Pedro Infante Cruz on November 18, 1917 in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Infante began his career as an performer in 1939. He would go on to star in 62 movies, and record about 350 songs.

Infante is best known his role as Pepe el Toro and Tizoc, for which he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.

Known as the “Idol of Mexico,” Infante continues to bring joy to millions of Mexicans and others around the world for whom his films and songs are timeless.

Read more about Pedro Infante: http://thinkmexican.tumblr.com/tagged/Pedro-Infante

#pedroinfante #elidolodemexico #pepeeltoroesinocente #pedrobueno #tdih #thinkmexican

thinkmexican:

Pedro Infante Forever

On April 15, 1957, 57 years ago today, Mexican film star and singer Pedro Infante died tragically in plane crash in Mérida, Yucatán. He was 39.

Born José Pedro Infante Cruz on November 18, 1917 in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Infante began his career as an performer in 1939. He would go on to star in 62 movies, and record about 350 songs.

Infante is best known his role as Pepe el Toro and Tizoc, for which he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.

Known as the “Idol of Mexico,” Infante continues to bring joy to millions of Mexicans and others around the world for whom his films and songs are timeless.

Read more about Pedro Infante: http://thinkmexican.tumblr.com/tagged/Pedro-Infante

#pedroinfante #elidolodemexico #pepeeltoroesinocente #pedrobueno #tdih #thinkmexican

yollopixqui:

mortem-et-necromantia:

Mictlantecuhtli, God of the dead and king of Mictlan.

En realidad sería regidor del Mictlán, patrón de los muertos.

yollopixqui:

mortem-et-necromantia:

Mictlantecuhtli, God of the dead and king of Mictlan.

En realidad sería regidor del Mictlán, patrón de los muertos.

tendertough:

wandatinasky:

wandatinasky:

kushitekalkulus:

Stories that are never seen or heard of by the general population.

Jabbar Gibson is also currently serving a fifteen year bid in federal prison for cocaine possession.  i couldn’t track him down in the system, but if anybody can, it would be cool to get his mailing address out there for prisoner support reasons.

here’s Jabar’s contact info:
Jabar Gibson 29770-034
USP Pollock
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2099
Pollock, Louisiana 71467
 
and here’s a guide to writing a prisoner letter for those who have never done so before

re-reblogging for contact info + support

tendertough:

wandatinasky:

wandatinasky:

kushitekalkulus:

Stories that are never seen or heard of by the general population.

Jabbar Gibson is also currently serving a fifteen year bid in federal prison for cocaine possession.  i couldn’t track him down in the system, but if anybody can, it would be cool to get his mailing address out there for prisoner support reasons.

here’s Jabar’s contact info:

Jabar Gibson 29770-034

USP Pollock

U.S. Penitentiary

P.O. Box 2099

Pollock, Louisiana 71467

 

and here’s a guide to writing a prisoner letter for those who have never done so before

re-reblogging for contact info + support

descentintotyranny:

LAPD Officers Removed Antennas from Police Cars in Black Areas to Disable Recording Devices
Apr. 8 2014
Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators.
The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which includes Watts and the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens housing projects—were missing the antennas that help capture what officers say in the field. The review discovered at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions also had antennas removed.
Members of the Police Commission, which oversees the department, said they were alarmed by both the actions of the officers and the failure of the department to reveal their actions when they were first detected.
“On an issue like this, we need to be brought in right away,” commission President Steve Soboroff told the Los Angeles Times. “This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don’t like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling.”
But LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department did not purposely try to hide the matter from the commission and pointed out that he has always been a strong advocate of the recording devices. LAPD officials decided it would be futile to try to figure out which officers were responsible for removing the antennas, since so many of them use the cars during their shifts. Instead the department warned officers about removing the antennas and put checks in place to account for the equipment at the start and end of each patrol shift.
One of the main reasons a federal judge agreed to lift the Department of Justice’s oversight of the notoriously corrupt LAPD last year, after more than a decade, was because of safeguards such as the cameras.
The cameras turn on automatically whenever an officer activates the car’s emergency lights and sirens or can be activated manually. They are used to record traffic stops and other encounters that occur in front of the vehicle.
 In addition, officers wear small transmitters on their belts that relay their voices back to the antennas in the patrol car. Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on recording devices, told the Times that regardless of whether they are in front of the camera, officers’ voices can be recorded hundreds of yards away from the car—but that distance is severely curtailed by as much as a third without the antennas.

descentintotyranny:

LAPD Officers Removed Antennas from Police Cars in Black Areas to Disable Recording Devices

Apr. 8 2014

Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators.

The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which includes Watts and the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens housing projects—were missing the antennas that help capture what officers say in the field. The review discovered at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions also had antennas removed.

Members of the Police Commission, which oversees the department, said they were alarmed by both the actions of the officers and the failure of the department to reveal their actions when they were first detected.

“On an issue like this, we need to be brought in right away,” commission President Steve Soboroff told the Los Angeles Times. “This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don’t like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling.”

But LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department did not purposely try to hide the matter from the commission and pointed out that he has always been a strong advocate of the recording devices. LAPD officials decided it would be futile to try to figure out which officers were responsible for removing the antennas, since so many of them use the cars during their shifts. Instead the department warned officers about removing the antennas and put checks in place to account for the equipment at the start and end of each patrol shift.

One of the main reasons a federal judge agreed to lift the Department of Justice’s oversight of the notoriously corrupt LAPD last year, after more than a decade, was because of safeguards such as the cameras.

The cameras turn on automatically whenever an officer activates the car’s emergency lights and sirens or can be activated manually. They are used to record traffic stops and other encounters that occur in front of the vehicle.

In addition, officers wear small transmitters on their belts that relay their voices back to the antennas in the patrol car. Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on recording devices, told the Times that regardless of whether they are in front of the camera, officers’ voices can be recorded hundreds of yards away from the car—but that distance is severely curtailed by as much as a third without the antennas.


Pedro Infante con unas admiradoras, año de 1957.

Pedro Infante con unas admiradoras, año de 1957.

theagingwomanishere:

Woman resisting arrest in Birmingham, Alabama April 14th, 1963
Photographer unidentified

theagingwomanishere:

Woman resisting arrest in Birmingham, Alabama April 14th, 1963

Photographer unidentified

robertvaladez:

Feliz Cumpleaños MARIA FELIX! LA CHINGONA…100 YEARS This day….Drawing by Robert Valadez.

robertvaladez:

Feliz Cumpleaños MARIA FELIX! LA CHINGONA…100 YEARS This day….Drawing by Robert Valadez.

queer-sports:

Apparently there was a group of Native Americans protesting the Cleveland Indian’s racist mascot, Chief Wahoo, outside Progressive Field before an Indians game, and this totally-not-racist fan (we know this because allegedly he stated he had Native friends) decided to confront them IN FULL RED FACE AND A CHEAP HEADDRESS. 

Much respect for the man on the left for not killing that racist right then and there.

queer-sports:

Apparently there was a group of Native Americans protesting the Cleveland Indian’s racist mascot, Chief Wahoo, outside Progressive Field before an Indians game, and this totally-not-racist fan (we know this because allegedly he stated he had Native friends) decided to confront them IN FULL RED FACE AND A CHEAP HEADDRESS.

Much respect for the man on the left for not killing that racist right then and there.