mostlysignssomeportents:

mslorelei:

The most dangerous neighborhood in NYC. And how to tell which guys are probably criminals.

thesoil:

Holy shit

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This is the best thing I’ve seen in a while.

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Never Forget. Never Ever.


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yogaprivatelessons:

“There are eight aspects in which God can be experienced: as Light, Sound, Peace, Calmness, Love, Joy, Wisdom, and Power.”

“Whatever aspect of God you experience in meditation, never keep it contained in the little chalice of your consciousness, but try always to expand that experience to infinity.”
- Paramhansa Yogananda

Power

yogaprivatelessons:

“There are eight aspects in which God can be experienced: as Light, Sound, Peace, Calmness, Love, Joy, Wisdom, and Power.”

“Whatever aspect of God you experience in meditation, never keep it contained in the little chalice of your consciousness, but try always to expand that experience to infinity.”

- Paramhansa Yogananda

Power


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Kiera’s charges have been dismissed, but she hasn’t gotten back in normal classes yet!

If you haven’t heard of Kiera Wilmot, she is the 16-year-old with good grades, a perfect behavior record and a healthy amount of scientific curiosity who was arrested at Bartow High in Florida for mixing drain cleaner and aluminum foil inside a plastic bottle. This reaction popped the top off and produced some smoke. No one was injured, nothing was damaged, but Kiera was arrested and is now taking classes at an alternative school.

If you have heard of Kiera Wilmot and you were one of the thousands of people that have been letting Polk County that you didn’t agree with the actions taken and that we want #justiceforkiera, and signing our petition and organizational petition then we thank you for lending your hearts and your power with this young lady.

Kiera was on Roland Martin’s radio show and finally got the chance to speak for herself about the situation.

Kiera had this to say about her current placement at Bill Duncan Opportunity Center,

“It’s just so different there… I’m hoping to go back to Bartow High School for my Senior year but that hasn’t been resolved yet.”

Kiera needs OUR help to get her back to Bartow High to finish off her school year the way she is supposed to and attend Bartow High for her Senior year.

On Thursday, May 23rd, we’re having a National Call-In to SuperIntendent’s Office to demand that all expulsion proceedings are dropped and Kiera is allowed to return to regular classes at Bartow High.

Dream Defenders calls upon all local, state and national allies to TAKE ACTION to ensure Kiera does not become another casualty of the school to prison pipeline.

Sign the petition to get Kiera back in school:
http://signon.org/sign/superintendent-stewart?source=c.url&r_by=7746861

Organizations can sign our Organizational Sign-On Letter Here:
http://bit.ly/11noQOi

Contact Polk County Superintendent John Stewart:
Call: (863) 534-0521
Sample Script is below.

In order to continue making an impact in this case we will need the support of thousands. Please share this message with family and friends. Let’s ensure there is true #JusticeForKiera


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"Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are."

-Nikki Giovanni (via blackcontemporaryart)
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soulbrotherv2:

Hip hop lessons as taught by hip hip legends

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dreamdefenders:

On April 22, 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot was arrested at her Polk County high school for conducting a science experiment. The teen, who has no criminal history and maintained good grades, suddenly found herself trapped in Florida’s insidious school to prison pipeline; which has continually funneled mostly youth of color out of Florida’s schools and into the criminal justice system.

According to a report by Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice, over 57% of the state’s 96,515 youth incarcerated in 2012 were Black and Brown. In Kiera’s home of Polk County, Sheriff Grady Judd has presided over a system in which youth have continually been cycled through county jails in which severe abuses have been alleged including the use of pepper spray and the holding of juveniles in cages.

During the 2013 Florida Legislative Session, Dream Defenders worked with allies in the Florida Campaign for Juvenile Justice to reform Florida’s broken juvenile justice system. Despite repeated community visits to the state capital, briefings and press conferences by advocates and sponsoring legislators, the 2013 Legislative session closed with no action on critical bills such as SB 1374/HB 1039 which would have reformed Florida’s Zero Tolerance law at play in this case.

While Kiera navigates the legal ramifications of her unjust case Polk County Superintendent John Stewart has made the decision to place Kiera in an “alternative school” as he considers expulsion proceedings. Dream Defenders find these actions by Superintendent Stewart reprehensible. Dream Defenders demands that Stewart drop all expulsion proceedings against Kiera Wilmot and allow her to return to her enrollment at Bartow High School.

Dream Defenders calls upon all local, state and national allies to TAKE ACTION to ensure Kiera does not become another casualty of the school to prison pipeline.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Sample Script:

Superintendent Stewart,

My name is _____________ and I am calling to express my concern about the expulsion proceedings against Kiera Wilmot. Florida has been among the national leaders in furthering a school to prison pipeline; with zero tolerance policies being used to lock up, expel and divert youth from their right to an education. Ms. Wilmot’s case is another example of the state and your office criminalizing and derailing the future of a girl of color. Your handling of her case has been irresponsible and reprehensible. Ms. Wilmot’s actions and intent simply do not warrant expulsion or placement in alternative schooling. I am calling on you to immediately drop all expulsion proceedings against Kiera Wilmot and allow her to return to her regular enrollment at Bartow High School.

In order to make an impact in this case we will need the support of thousands.

Please share this message with family and friends. Let’s ensure there is

#JusticeForKiera


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ishallnotbemoved:

lickypickystickyme:

If grandmothers around the world had a rallying cry, it would probably sound something like “You need to eat!”

Photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s grandmother said something similar to him before one of his many globetrotting work trips. To ensure he had at least one good meal, she prepared for him a dish of ravioli before he departed on one of his adventures.  

“In that occasion I said to my grandma ‘You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really good cooks,” Galimberti wrote via email. “I’m going to meet them and ask them to cook for me so I can show you that you don’t have to be worried for me and the food that I will eat!’ This is the way my project was born!”

The project, “Delicatessen With Love”, took Galimberti to 58 countries where he photographed grandmothers with both the ingredients and finished signature dishes.

He acted as photographer and stylist during each shoot with the grandmothers, taking a portrait of both the women and the food they made for him.

From top to bottom: 

Inara Runtule, 68, Kekava, Latvia. Silke €(herring with potatoes and cottage cheese).

Grace Estibero, 82, Mumbai, India. Chicken vindaloo.

Susann Soresen, 81, Homer, Alaska. Moose steak.

Serette Charles, 63, Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti. Lambi in creole sauce.

The photographer’s grandmother Marisa Batini, 80, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce.

Normita Sambu Arap, 65, Oltepessi (Masaai Mara), Kenya. Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat).

Julia Enaigua, 71, La Paz, Bolivia. Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup).

Fifi Makhmer, 62, Cairo, Egypt. Kuoshry (pasta, rice and legumes pie).

Isolina Perez De Vargas, 83, Mendoza, Argentina. Asado criollo (mixed meats barbecue).

Bisrat Melake, 60, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Enjera with curry and vegetables.

This is amazing.

Food


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Gamebreaker

Gamebreaker


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androgynousblackgirl:

Miriam Makeba interview, 1969

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 10 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist. She actively campaigned against the South African system of apartheid. As a result, the South African government revoked her citizenship and right of return. After the end of apartheid she returned home.

(Source: masembe)


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Perspective Corrective


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✌ Peace to the World.
✊ Power to the People.

A pre-introduction to Steve Peace.

✌ Peace to the World.
✊ Power to the People.

A pre-introduction to Steve Peace.


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letwins:

Our official blog is up !!! Visagedepoupee.com

letwins:

Our official blog is up !!! Visagedepoupee.com


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