Friday, August 22, 2014

Billie Holiday featured in an issue of The Afro-American, c. 1937. 
In the article, she states, “I like ugly men.”

thisiseverydayracism:

If this isn’t about race, why are racists donating to darren wilson?

Source: https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/502720686755176448

laboratoryequipment:

Many Considerations Needed for Water Conservation StrategyIn April, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order asking residents to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. That hasn’t happened. Since then, the state’s dry conditions have worsened, with more than 80 percent of California now in an extreme drought according to the National Weather Service.As a result, officials are getting tough on water wasters: The State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted regulations giving local agencies the authority to fine those who waste water up to $500 a day. But efforts to hit Brown’s target might have unintended, and potentially harmful, consequences for the health of Californians and their communities.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/many-considerations-needed-water-conservation-strategy

laboratoryequipment:

Many Considerations Needed for Water Conservation Strategy

In April, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order asking residents to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. That hasn’t happened. Since then, the state’s dry conditions have worsened, with more than 80 percent of California now in an extreme drought according to the National Weather Service.

As a result, officials are getting tough on water wasters: The State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted regulations giving local agencies the authority to fine those who waste water up to $500 a day. But efforts to hit Brown’s target might have unintended, and potentially harmful, consequences for the health of Californians and their communities.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/many-considerations-needed-water-conservation-strategy

whitehouse:

Spread the word: The National Park Service turns 98 on Monday, and all park entrance fees will be waived!

whitehouse:

Spread the word: The National Park Service turns 98 on Monday, and all park entrance fees will be waived!

(Source: spellthief)

dragonheartedrabbit:

"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."

"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."

"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."

Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.

Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

paulamaf2013:

socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

claudiaboleyn:

lifeofawannabehobbit:

OK. So Children’s Place were selling Guardians of the Galaxy t-shirts for boys… and left Gamora out of the ugly-ass t-shirt design because she’s a female character and this “shirt in particular is a boy’s shirt.”

THIS. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS, PEOPLE.

(via: http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/08/guardians-of-the-galaxy-t-shirt-leaves-off-gamora/)

We all know that’s bull because the girls’ shirts are always covered in male characters. Apparently having a female character on merchandise would accidentally give young girls and women the false impression that they matter too. And we can’t have that, now, can we? 

1nto-the-wild:

PREACH

(Source: pinksvoice)

utteranonymity:

Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.

huffingtonpost:

INSPIRING SCENES OF KINDNESS IN FERGUSON

Amid the chaos, however, there have also been inspiring scenes of kindness and generosity. See more ways people are helping each other in Ferguson here. 

tastefullyoffensive:

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tastefullyoffensive:

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haitianhistory:

Writing About History, a difficult process 

What is History? Is it what happened, or what what is said to have happened? How to tell the “Truth” about events that are no longer “visible” and “in the past”? Who has “a say” in writing History? How does one goes about writing about History? Is objectivity, in the process of historical writing, only a “noble dream”? Are there competing forces, with unequal access to the production of History who battle to shape narratives of “the past”? How to write the History of people and events that have been silenced? Can “the past” ever escape the present? Does History have power? 

While much more titles could be added, in this brief proposed list, we offer you a suggestion of books that try to highlight the difficult task of writing about History. 

latimes:

An estimated 63 trillion gallons of groundwater have been lost in the ongoing drought in the western United States, a study finds. The loss has caused the Earth to lift up, on average, about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months.
Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

An estimated 63 trillion gallons of groundwater have been lost in the ongoing drought in the western United States, a study finds. The loss has caused the Earth to lift up, on average, about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months.

Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

fandomqueer:

l0st-and-insecur3:

i think suicidal people are just angels that want to go home.

hi as an actually suicidal person can you please shove this romanticized bullshit back up your ass? Thanks.