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Unrest in Ferguson caused class cancellations for three area school districts Monday and Tuesday. Students remain out of the classroom in the Ferguson-Florissant School District where art teacher Carri Pace teaches until Aug. 25 at the earliest.

'I showed up to school on Monday, I knew it was closed but I just kind of came out with hopes of finding a way to help, and people really couldn’t direct to me to anything besides cleanup efforts,' Pace said. 'So I just came to the library and asked if I could get in touch with teachers and families from our school to bring them here, and they said absolutely.'

Pace and a handful of volunteers stood outside the library Monday with signs that read ‘School Closed, Bring Your Students Here’ which attracted about a dozen students to the library. By word of mouth from parents and others in the community, more than five times as many kids showed up the next day. ‘We are hoping to have twice as many tomorrow,’ Pace added.

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When The Sun Comes Up: The Inspiring Story Of Ferguson You Haven’t Heard

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ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014)

I’m not gonna lie, I teared up a little bit when I saw the trailer.

I’m sooo excited for this… cheese fest and all!

this is so freaking adorable and yes i cried. I can’t wait.

I CAN’T WAIT

So I’ll probably get slammed for this (because, tumblr) but here goes anyway.  Ask box is open, slam away.

When the original Little Orphan Annie was written, chronologically we were a lot closer to a time where there was a strong bias against Irish people.  By making Annie red haired, it was implied that she was of Irish descent, and by extension, the audience would have inherently known that was part of the bias against her.

Changing Annie’s race to African American replicates this same dynamic in modern society, and that’s a big part of why so many people were upset by it.  A BLACK orphan?!  Nooooooo, keep her white and red haired and cute I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH HOW THIS IS MAKING ME UNCOMFORTABLE.

Casting Annie as black in 2014 is a much more true to the original character than casting her as a caucasian red head.