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Sep 15

immigrantslenz:

- 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

immigrantslenz:

- 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

(via okayafrica)

chicalatte:

weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

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
CORE
Madison Grant
The Indian Wars
Human zoos
How the Jews became white
White flight
Redlining
Proposition 14
Homestead Act
Tulsa Riots
Rosewood massacre
Tuskegee Experiment
Lynching
Hollywood stereotypes
Indian Appropriations Acts
Immigration Act of 1924
Sundown towns
Chinese Exclusion Act
Emmett Till
Vincent Chin
Islamophobia
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
Cointelpro
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)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget

This.

chicalatte:

weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

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:

  1. Cherokee Trail of Tears
  2. Japanese American internment
  3. Philippine-American War
  4. Jim Crow
  5. The genocide of Native Americans
  6. Transatlantic slave trade
  7. The Middle Passage
  8. The history of White American racism
  9. Black Codes
  10. Slave patrols
  11. Ku Klux Klan
  12. The War on Drugs
  13. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  14. How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
  15. How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
  16. White anti-racism
  17. The Southern strategy
  18. The rape of black slave women
  19. CORE
  20. Madison Grant
  21. The Indian Wars
  22. Human zoos
  23. How the Jews became white
  24. White flight
  25. Redlining
  26. Proposition 14
  27. Homestead Act
  28. Tulsa Riots
  29. Rosewood massacre
  30. Tuskegee Experiment
  31. Lynching
  32. Hollywood stereotypes
  33. Indian Appropriations Acts
  34. Immigration Act of 1924
  35. Sundown towns
  36. Chinese Exclusion Act
  37. Emmett Till
  38. Vincent Chin
  39. Islamophobia
  40. Indian boarding schools
  41. King Philip’s War
  42. Bacon’s Rebellion
  43. American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
  44. History of the gun
  45. History of the police
  46. History of prisons
  47. History of white suburbia
  48. Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
  49. George Wallace
  50. Fox News
  51. Cointelpro
  52. Real estate steering
  53. School tracking
  54. Mass incarceration of black men
  55. 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)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget

This.

(via kemetic-dreams)

marcellouslovelace:

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))

marcellouslovelace:

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.

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“Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.” — Mooji (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via nuk-pu-nuk)

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

justinacuff:

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.
Image from the Facebook page Storm is Coming

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.

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

justinacuff:

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.

Image from the Facebook page Storm is Coming

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.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

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Remember when the only people who were into to nail art were Asian Black and Latina women and we were all considered tacky ghetto bitches and now that white girls rock nail art it’s now actually considered an ART FORM? Remember that?

practicallyblack:

NEVER FORGET

(Source: coconutsheabutters, via wretchedoftheearth)

theartofmoviestills:

Do the Right Thing | Spike Lee | 1989

theartofmoviestills:

Do the Right Thing | Spike Lee | 1989

(via alieyez)

“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)

theliberaltony:


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.”
Read More

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 

theliberaltony:

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.”

Read More

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 

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

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‪#‎blvckmvdonna‬ ‪#‎silktee‬ ‪#‎fall2014‬

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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 -

addictinginfo:

US Cops Seized More Than $2.5 Billion From Drivers Not Charged With Any Crimes

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Image Credit: nhtsa.gov

Earlier this week the Washington Postreported on a massive shakedown that is being carried out by law enforcement officers across the United States….