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micdotcom:

Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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tmtp:

soloeaux:

Speaks for itself

Take note of the:
black runner’s awareness of what he’s facing;
judge’s position;
white runner with his head down (oblivious to his opponent’s path/what he has to go through) 

tmtp:

soloeaux:

Speaks for itself

Take note of the:

  • black runner’s awareness of what he’s facing;
  • judge’s position;
  • white runner with his head down (oblivious to his opponent’s path/what he has to go through) 

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lovelydomination:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

supersleepyzahra:

muzzzza-udddin:

anothercleverjedimindtrick:

thisiswhiteculture:

specialnights:

A black man rides a bus restricted to whites only, in Durban. In an act of resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, 1986.

look at their faces. upset that this black man dared to exist in their space

It’s sad how terrified he looks.

the fear in his eyes man :/ 

not even “their space”. Europeans invaded South Africa, separated Black people from their own country and dared to be aghast at their want to considered humans. This was just 28 years ago, guys!! 

and it just “ended” in 1994. this wasn’t 1000 years ago.

94? wowww

lovelydomination:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

supersleepyzahra:

muzzzza-udddin:

anothercleverjedimindtrick:

thisiswhiteculture:

specialnights:

A black man rides a bus restricted to whites only, in Durban. In an act of resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, 1986.

look at their faces. upset that this black man dared to exist in their space

It’s sad how terrified he looks.

the fear in his eyes man :/ 

not even “their space”. Europeans invaded South Africa, separated Black people from their own country and dared to be aghast at their want to considered humans. This was just 28 years ago, guys!! 

and it just “ended” in 1994. this wasn’t 1000 years ago.

94? wowww

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therealmainstreet:

"Thirty percent of students who have student loans drop out of college, which is a pretty alarming percentage."
How Colleges Fail Students on Financial Literacy.

therealmainstreet:

"Thirty percent of students who have student loans drop out of college, which is a pretty alarming percentage."

How Colleges Fail Students on Financial Literacy.

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nowinexile:

A woman reaches under a block from the apartheid wall trying to hold the hand of her mother on the other side. Many families have become segregated after the Israeli occupation regime completed the construction of the wall which runs through Palestinian lands. This is just one of thousands of cases. 

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kira-and-babytj:

Artfully explained

kira-and-babytj:

Artfully explained

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micdotcom:

This Kenyan teen has developed a brilliant way to stop elephant poachers 

Kenya’s elephants are in trouble. Mercy Sigey has something that can help.
With the help of her classmates, the 19-year-old freshman at Strathmore University in Nairobi City, Kenya developed a sensor to let park rangers know when poachers have entered a wildlife preserve. The result was shown at the United Nations Social Good Summit last month.
"Monumental" loss that motivated Sigey | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

This Kenyan teen has developed a brilliant way to stop elephant poachers 

Kenya’s elephants are in trouble. Mercy Sigey has something that can help.

With the help of her classmates, the 19-year-old freshman at Strathmore University in Nairobi City, Kenya developed a sensor to let park rangers know when poachers have entered a wildlife preserve. The result was shown at the United Nations Social Good Summit last month.

"Monumental" loss that motivated Sigey | Follow micdotcom

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dynastylnoire:

youngblackandvegan:

krissiikisses:

This book teaches black, Afro-descendent, Afro-Latina, and/or Garifuna girls how to positively describe different hair types instead of using the term “bad hair”. Fun illustrations were created to help describe different types of hair and hairstyles. This book was created to empower little girls so they can embrace and love their beautiful natural hair. This book calls for all of us to work as equal partners to encourage our girls by using proper terminology to describe their hair which is directly linked to their essence and self-esteem. 
@Nopelomalo 

so important!

LOVE THIS

dynastylnoire:

youngblackandvegan:

krissiikisses:

This book teaches black, Afro-descendent, Afro-Latina, and/or Garifuna girls how to positively describe different hair types instead of using the term “bad hair”. Fun illustrations were created to help describe different types of hair and hairstyles. This book was created to empower little girls so they can embrace and love their beautiful natural hair. This book calls for all of us to work as equal partners to encourage our girls by using proper terminology to describe their hair which is directly linked to their essence and self-esteem.

@Nopelomalo

so important!

LOVE THIS

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lovealways-kelly:

THIS!!! IS!!! VERY!!! IMPORTANT!!!

lovealways-kelly:

THIS!!! IS!!! VERY!!! IMPORTANT!!!

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ethiopienne:

BREAKING: Michael Dunn found guilty of first-degree murder in shooting death of Florida teen Jordan Davis

Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed Florida teenager Jordan Davis in November 2012, has been found guilty of first-degree murder.


Dunn was previously found guilty of three counts of attempted murder in a February trial for shooting at an SUV carrying Davis and three of his friends.
During that trial, the jurors deadlocked on the decision to convict Dunn of first-degree murder.
Tuesday saw Dunn testify in his own defense. The jury began deliberations early Wednesday morning.


From The Florida Times Union:

Dunn, 47, testified that Davis was angrily getting out of a Dodge Durango while holding a shotgun and threatening to kill him when he pulled out his own handgun and opened fire on Davis and others in the vehicle.

“You’re not going to kill me, you [filtered word],” Dunn said he yelled at Davis seconds before firing ten bullets at the Dodge Durango Davis was in.
Dunn said he was scared for his life and would have been killed if he hadn’t pulled out his own gun.
“I shot to defend my own life,” Dunn said at one point while testifying on Tuesday.

During closing statements, Assistant State Attorney John Guy reiterated that no weapons were found on Davis or inside the SUV he and his friends were riding in.

ethiopienne:

BREAKING: Michael Dunn found guilty of first-degree murder in shooting death of Florida teen Jordan Davis

Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed Florida teenager Jordan Davis in November 2012, has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

Dunn was previously found guilty of three counts of attempted murder in a February trial for shooting at an SUV carrying Davis and three of his friends.

During that trial, the jurors deadlocked on the decision to convict Dunn of first-degree murder.

Tuesday saw Dunn testify in his own defense. The jury began deliberations early Wednesday morning.

From The Florida Times Union:

Dunn, 47, testified that Davis was angrily getting out of a Dodge Durango while holding a shotgun and threatening to kill him when he pulled out his own handgun and opened fire on Davis and others in the vehicle.

“You’re not going to kill me, you [filtered word],” Dunn said he yelled at Davis seconds before firing ten bullets at the Dodge Durango Davis was in.

Dunn said he was scared for his life and would have been killed if he hadn’t pulled out his own gun.

“I shot to defend my own life,” Dunn said at one point while testifying on Tuesday.

During closing statements, Assistant State Attorney John Guy reiterated that no weapons were found on Davis or inside the SUV he and his friends were riding in.

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siddharthasmama:

whoismims:

Hong Kong’s protesters are using the same “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture used in Ferguson

tears in my eyes; solidarity arising from such horrible situations is bittersweet.
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"We got rid of tuition fees because we do not want higher education which depends on the wealth of the parents."

Gabrielle Heinen-Kjajic, Germany’s minister for science and culture.

Unlike Libertarians and Republicans like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney who favor “boot strap theory” and advise struggling college students to simply borrow from their wealthy parents to pay for higher education, Germany Just Abolished College Tuition Fees.

(via odinsblog)

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nativeamericannews:

FCC will consider petition to outlaw R-word on public airwaves
The Federal Communications Commission will consider a petition to outlaw the broadcast of the R-word on the public airwaves.FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has previously said the word is offensive. Now the agency will act on a the petition submitted by law professor John Banzhaf.

nativeamericannews:

FCC will consider petition to outlaw R-word on public airwaves

The Federal Communications Commission will consider a petition to outlaw the broadcast of the R-word on the public airwaves.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has previously said the word is offensive. Now the agency will act on a the petition submitted by law professor John Banzhaf.

(Source: indianz.com, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

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