HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASSATA
California no longer has a white majority
For the first time in California the number of Latinos has matched the white population.Fifteen years ago the white population outnumbered the Latino population by five million. And studies indicate that by 2014 Latinos will outnumber the white population.
California’s fast-growing Latino population will have a lasting impact on the labor force, since there will be 7.2 million Latinos under the age of 25 compared to 3.8 million whites by 2030. Latinos are currently the fastest growing segment of business owners in California. The changing labor landscape underscores the importance of educating Latino youths who constitute more than half of the state’s secondary schools, and will be needed to supplant the aging white non-Hispanic population.
Read more here
[Context: Gail Dines discussing the slave-based origins of racist, misogynistic, sexualized stereotypes socially attributed to black women of color].
Call me an ignorance fighter?
Let’s talk about Diana Ross’s IMPACT
Even after she’d called their bluff, the college still required Chandler to resubmit her doctor’s note every semester. Meanwhile, she says, “the school buildings were an accessibility nightmare. Apparently no one looked up ADA guidelines before cramming the hallways and classrooms full of tables and desks. The classrooms in particular were stuffed with desks to the point that it was difficult for even a small, skinny, non-disabled person to get around. I emailed the disability services office about it and was roundly ignored. The hallways finally got fixed after I emailed the VP of student affairs.”
Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane
One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year’s Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. Truth is Beauty is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls and covered in stainless steel mesh skin, the massive sculpture had interactive lighting effects that made it constantly change.
Tumblr universe, please assist me in spreading the word about this. This is it. I’m finally doing it. I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign for my first ever self-published children’s / picture book called Furqan’s First Flat Top. Over the next 30 days I will not only be doing a major push for this campaign on all the social networks, but I’ll be doing a series of posts related to the campaign talking about my mentors and influences in the field, how and why I went back to school, my short stories series, libraries, and more. For those of you who have been with me on this artistic journey for months, days, or years already, from Oakland to LA, Texas to New York, France to London, Mexico to Chile, Canada, India, Philippines and South Africa: you understand where I’m coming from. But for those who have never seen my work before, I need to break it down for them and I need your to help spread the word wherever you think it will resonate clearly. That can be in traditional newspapers, radio shows, cable access, artsy blogs, podcasts, bookstores, emails, re-tweets, re-blogs, however you want to help.
Thank you, Muchas Gracias, and Kamsamnida in advance. With this story I am manifesting many years of practice and dreams. It is the beginning of much more storytelling to come. Most of the necessary information is on the campaign page but if you need to get some specific information from me, a press kit, images, links, please contact me directly at email@example.com.
Visit the Kickstarter page, give if you are in the position to, and let’s get Furqan’s First Flat Top onto bookshelves here in the states and abroad.
1875 Haiti one Piastre paper currency (139 years old) #haiti #1875 #money #gourdes #currency #ayiti #one #piastre #haitian #history
Don’t know if we can look at Coke every the same way again. Be prepared to cringe when you watch the full video here.
sugar caramelizes when heated, more shocking news to follow
It’s like that guy setting coffee creamer on fire and being like “people drink this stuff!” and it’s like yeah, a dry powder suspended in air is flammable, shock horror.
Never show these guys how candy is made, they’ll shit themselves.
*quietly facepalms forever*
I hate when people try to prove foods are unhealthy using properties utterly unrelated to their value as foods. You can make anything sound gross if you want to.
Did you know that salt is the same chemical we use to defrost sidewalks?!?!
Did you know that water is a major component in pig urine?!?!
Did you know that bread is made of wheat that has been ground into a powder and artificially reconstituted into a loaf shape using a fungus?!?!
… Wait what… The last one… WHAT?!
Yeast. It’s called yeast.
La Lupe, The Queen of Latin Soul
The story of Cuban singer La Lupe (Guadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond) is a poignant tale of a performer ruled by instinct and ecstasy. She couldn’t contain the music that was in her. Much more than a diva—she was a whole gang of them at once. Fidel Castro wasn’t into a female singer who cackled and shouted, jiggled and twitched, tore at her clothes, hair and sometimes threw shoes at her band. So she had to go—and eventually made the Bronx, NY her home where she started the second phase of her music career. She performed in a variety of styles but her fans adoringly crowned her The Queen of Latin Soul.
this is honestly too much for me i need a moment
Sarah (Sally) Bassett, an enslaved Bermudian woman who in June 1730 was burned at the stake. She was accused of attempting to poison her granddaughter’s owner. Earlier in 1712, Bassett was accused of damaging property, killing livestock, and threatening landowners. For this, she was whipped the length of Southampton Parish (involving more than 100 lashes). It is said that on her way to her execution she said to those on the way to witness her execution to take their time because “There’ll be no fun ‘til I get there.”
In 2008, a ten foot tall statue of Bassett (pictured above) was erected in Hamilton.
Page 1 of 138