malformalady:

Slaughterhouse runoff in the Chilama river
Photo credit: Miguel Vallalta

malformalady:

Slaughterhouse runoff in the Chilama river

Photo credit: Miguel Vallalta

nemfrog:

Our Earth is peppered with some 20,000 tons of stardust a year. Scanned from Wonderland of Science. 1930s.

nemfrog:

Our Earth is peppered with some 20,000 tons of stardust a year. Scanned from Wonderland of Science. 1930s.

Today in Solidarity: Justice for Eric Garner Edition (8.23.14)

sinidentidades:

Today Also Marks the Anniversary of Emmett Till’s Murder
On August 28, 1955—eight years before the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white store clerk, Carolyn Bryant.
Bryant’s husband, Roy, and his half brother J. W.  Milam kidnapped the 14-year-old Chicagoan from his great uncle’s home and beat him, shot him in the head, tied his body to a large metal cotton gin fan with barbed wire and dropped him into the Tallahatchie River. Three days later the teenager’s bloated, mutilated body was pulled from the river.  
Till’s mother, Mamie, insisted on an open-casket funeral for her only son so that the world might see the brutality he suffered. Two Black publications, Jet and The Chicago Defender, ran pictures of Till’s casket. 
Despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt, the two white men who killed Emmett Till were acquitted by an all-white jury. They went on to sell the story of murdering the teenager to Look magazine for $4,000.
The horrific death of Emmett Till is largely credited with intensifying the push for Black voter registration in Mississippi and serving as a catalyst for the civil rights movement in general.

sinidentidades:

Today Also Marks the Anniversary of Emmett Till’s Murder

On August 28, 1955—eight years before the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white store clerk, Carolyn Bryant.

Bryant’s husband, Roy, and his half brother J. W.  Milam kidnapped the 14-year-old Chicagoan from his great uncle’s home and beat him, shot him in the head, tied his body to a large metal cotton gin fan with barbed wire and dropped him into the Tallahatchie River. Three days later the teenager’s bloated, mutilated body was pulled from the river.  

Till’s mother, Mamie, insisted on an open-casket funeral for her only son so that the world might see the brutality he suffered. Two Black publications, Jet and The Chicago Defender, ran pictures of Till’s casket. 

Despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt, the two white men who killed Emmett Till were acquitted by an all-white jury. They went on to sell the story of murdering the teenager to Look magazine for $4,000.

The horrific death of Emmett Till is largely credited with intensifying the push for Black voter registration in Mississippi and serving as a catalyst for the civil rights movement in general.

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traaashhhhkat:

some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F

traaashhhhkat:

some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

nowinexile:

Gaza rises from beneath the rubble. By Imad Abu Shtiyyeh. 

Beautiful and tragic…

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

nowinexile:

Gaza rises from beneath the rubble. By Imad Abu Shtiyyeh. 

Beautiful and tragic…

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.




fuckyeahmexico:

meanwhile in Mexico…

fuckyeahmexico:

meanwhile in Mexico…

raw-r-evolution:

makemeasammichyo:

shocked to see how much people donated to Darren Wilson. It’s crazy

racists standing up for racists. 

raw-r-evolution:

makemeasammichyo:

shocked to see how much people donated to Darren Wilson. It’s crazy

racists standing up for racists. 

the-travelblog:

Chiapas, Mexico (via Pinterest)

the-travelblog:

Chiapas, Mexico (via Pinterest)

legendary-scholar:

A Vibrant Whirl, Yucatan, Mexico.

legendary-scholar:

A Vibrant Whirl, Yucatan, Mexico.

off the chart

summerlightning:

I was devastated when a doctor told me I wouldn’t grow anymore after my first year of college. He meant I wouldn’t get taller, of course. “You’re doomed to be a cute little hobbit the rest of your life,” he said, unaware of my gloom. “In fact, you might even get shorter.”