- Untitled Banku -
Asana gets the Banku ready for Saturday business at local chop bar at Lapaz, Accra.
Photo By: Nana Osei ~ 2014
#Ghana #Accra #Africa #africautopia #Banku #accradotalt #Lapaz #streetfood #food #streetphotography
There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:
- Cherokee Trail of Tears
- Japanese American internment
- Philippine-American War
- Jim Crow
- The genocide of Native Americans
- Transatlantic slave trade
- The Middle Passage
- The history of White American racism
- Black Codes
- Slave patrols
- Ku Klux Klan
- The War on Drugs
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
- How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
- How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
- White anti-racism
- The Southern strategy
- The rape of black slave women
- Madison Grant
- The Indian Wars
- Human zoos
- How the Jews became white
- White flight
- Proposition 14
- Homestead Act
- Tulsa Riots
- Rosewood massacre
- Tuskegee Experiment
- Hollywood stereotypes
- Indian Appropriations Acts
- Immigration Act of 1924
- Sundown towns
- Chinese Exclusion Act
- Emmett Till
- Vincent Chin
- Indian boarding schools
- King Philip’s War
- Bacon’s Rebellion
- American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
- History of the gun
- History of the police
- History of prisons
- History of white suburbia
- Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
- George Wallace
- Fox News
- Real estate steering
- School tracking
- Mass incarceration of black men
- Boston school busing riots
And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).
(via Why there should be a White History Month | Abagond)
The length of this list is astonishing
2014 No Gain Just Pain art by Marcellous Lovelace #BIKO70 Art about every single concern with Black Africans in America #raygun81 #revolt #coloredbook #blackart #africanart #lbs #hue just because of control of others you are in a compromise world www.marcellouslovelace.com #chicagoartist #hueart #soul #BLACKISBEAUTIFULTVISBAD (at 95th Street – Beverly Hills (Metra station))
A lot of black musicians limit themselves to just R&B or Jazz and they don’t get off into the classics, for example – or folk music. There aren’t too many Funk performers who would even know who Robert Johnson is, for example! — Rick James, Blues & Soul, 1979.
Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go. — Mooji (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Corporations and big business need to pay their fair share — not to mention the other things that need to happen for true economic reform. Arrest criminal bankers, raise the minimum wage, reform hiring practices to avoid multiple low-wage positions at high hours, higher levels of worker organization for the service industry, closing tax loopholes, simplifying and reforming our tax code (a strongly progressive tax code), punishing companies for holding money offshore, etc. Consumers drive the economy, and they need money to do that.
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If you connect the dots, it all started with Ronald Reagan. He laid out the blueprint for the rich to get richer and screw everyone else. And the Republicans have been following his plan since then.
(Source: coconutsheabutters, via wretchedoftheearth)
Do the Right Thing | Spike Lee | 1989
In my very strong opinion — and I speak to you as chairman of the veterans committee in the Senate — I do not believe that people fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy elections. — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
(Source: rawstory.com, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)
The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project earlier this month, the Burlington Electric Department now owns or contracts renewable sources — including wind, hydro, and biomass — equivalent to the city’s needs.
“We’re now in a position where we’re supplying Burlington residents with sources that are renewable,”said Ken Nolan, manager of power resources for Burlington Electric Department, earlier this month. “The prices are not tied to fossil fuels — they’re stable prices — and they provide us with the flexibility, from an environmental standpoint, to really react to any regulation or changes to environmental standards that come in the future.”
They touch on something that most forget when thinking about renewable energy v. fossil fuels, volatility of cost.
Renewable energy has zero fluctuations in price. There is no money used for fuel to create electricity, therefore there are no fluctuations in energy costs. Fossil Fuels, on the other hand, must be purchased at market value, which means that the cost to produce electricity can change. This leads to changes in the cost to consumers.
And when was the last time you have seen the cost of fossil fuels go down over the long term?
Wouldn’t you rather have the cost of electricity to be constant rather than a continued escalation of prices?
-The Liberal Tony
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Ole Fluffy Fro at it again
US Cops Seized More Than $2.5 Billion From Drivers Not Charged With Any Crimes -
US Cops Seized More Than $2.5 Billion From Drivers Not Charged With Any Crimes
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Earlier this week the Washington Postreported on a massive shakedown that is being carried out by law enforcement officers across the United States….