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Oh Captain, Which Captain?

he was so proud of himself.

pink-vulva:

me as a mom: did u eat the mango i packed in ur lunch bag baby?

maariamph:

I saw a hot lady at a grocery store, kinda trying to remember what she looked like
Black people are a small minority in Finland and every time you see one chances are they’re really well dressed

maariamph:

I saw a hot lady at a grocery store, kinda trying to remember what she looked like

Black people are a small minority in Finland and every time you see one chances are they’re really well dressed

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

my favorite author.

RIP

s-c-i-guy:

Women in Science Interactive

Women in Science, a new interactive tool, presents the latest available data for countries at all stages of development. Produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the tool lets you explore and visualize gender gaps in the pipeline leading to a research career, from the decision to get a doctorate degree to the fields of research women pursue and the sectors in which they work.

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Princeton and Northwestern Political Science Professors Conclude What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy

America is basically an oligarchy…Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

"Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often."

jessehimself:

 

i didn’t know he was calling it out like that!

Manu Bennett, everyone.

nnekbone:

The Google doodle celebrates Percy Julian on Friday, April 11, 2014. 

Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899, Montgomery, Al. – April 19, 1975, Waukegan, Illinois) was a U.S. research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.[1]He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones, steroidsprogesterone, and testosterone, from plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol. His work would lay the foundation for the steroid drug industry’s production of cortisone, other corticosteroids, and birth control pills.[2][3][4][5]

He later started his own company to synthesize steroid intermediates from the Mexican wild yam. His work helped greatly reduce the cost of steroid intermediates to large multinational pharmaceutical companies, helping to significantly expand the use of several important drugs.[6][7]

During his lifetime he received more than 130 chemical patents. Julian was one of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry. He was the first African-American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, and the second African-American scientist inducted from any field.[6]

(via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Lavon_Julian)

First, they weren’t signatures; they were just a list of names. So I don’t know whether any of the individuals in their pajamas who logged on to the site and put their name on there really had a clue of all the circumstances involved in this particular case.

The ‘quote-unquote’ letter addressed to me didn’t mention any of the circumstances that presented those children with jeopardy.

And a quick review of the pages themselves, there are roughly 30 signatures, or 30 names, listed on each page, and in some of these instances, we had to go 10 pages before we found someone who lived in Arizona, let alone in Maricopa County.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery in response to the 12,000 signatures on the change.org petition regarding the case of Shanesha Taylor. (X)

He is moving forward with the felony child abuse charges. Shanesha Taylor is the reportedly homeless woman who left her two small children in the car with the windows slightly down as she went for a job interview… only to be arrested and have the children put into child protective services.

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These people with power simply don’t care anymore. They will do what they want and you will deal. i guess.

Tennessee Becomes First State To Offer Free Tuition To All Graduating High School Students

kindredsmile:

Wow.

two years of free tuition to community colleges or technical schools in the state”

cool.

it’s just weird to me how Christianity was supposedly built around Christ, but doesn’t seem to represent Christ (as written or promoted by Christians) at all… and how so many Christians rely on the part of the Bible before Christ arrived to justify their condemnations.

it’s all very weird.

Come as you…no, not like that. No that neither. No, put that away. Uh uh, change that. Wait, you gotta fix that. OK now you can as you are.

Christianity (via christel-thoughts)

i would say this would be Christians, not Christianity 

(via youngblackandvegan)

yes. but a religion is maintained, and its principles purveyed, by those who practice it. so if this is the message sent by Christians, those who built/build, teach, and control the image of the religion, then it is within reason to say this is the message endorsed by Christianity.

pattilahell:

wussypillow:

yarrahs-life:

headturnmeon:

shitiseeonfb-twitter:

nikki-michelle84:

This is post-racial America everybody! 

This is bullshit. 

Wow

See it. Understand it.

:( 

Please someone tell me this shit isn’t true

wish i could.

pattilahell:

wussypillow:

yarrahs-life:

headturnmeon:

shitiseeonfb-twitter:

nikki-michelle84:

This is post-racial America everybody! 

This is bullshit. 

Wow

See it. Understand it.

:( 

Please someone tell me this shit isn’t true

wish i could.

buonfresco:

Google image search: Wassily Kandinsky

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