chainsawmascara:

nativeamericannews:

Five-year-old Navajo boy sent home from school for his long hair
A five-year-old boy who is a member of the Navajo Nation was sent home from kindergarten for having long hair.April Wilson said her son, Malachi, was excited for the first day of school on Monday at F.J. Young Elementary in Texas. But he was disappointed when he was told the length of his hair violated school policy. 

any excuse.
they’ll use any excuse. targeting his hair is targeting his culture. an attempt to cut his hair is an attempt to erase his culture.
the same thing is happening with a boy and his dreadlocks in another school district. same thing there. to erase his culture, his religion.
give the boys their hair. give the people their customs.
freedom of religion or spiritual belief has yet to extend beyond the puritans, has it?

heartbreaking

chainsawmascara:

nativeamericannews:

Five-year-old Navajo boy sent home from school for his long hair

A five-year-old boy who is a member of the Navajo Nation was sent home from kindergarten for having long hair.
April Wilson said her son, Malachi, was excited for the first day of school on Monday at F.J. Young Elementary in Texas. But he was disappointed when he was told the length of his hair violated school policy.


any excuse.

they’ll use any excuse. targeting his hair is targeting his culture. an attempt to cut his hair is an attempt to erase his culture.

the same thing is happening with a boy and his dreadlocks in another school district. same thing there. to erase his culture, his religion.

give the boys their hair. give the people their customs.

freedom of religion or spiritual belief has yet to extend beyond the puritans, has it?

heartbreaking

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lovelyandbrown:

grandmasterbooty:

Distressing Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

I had to reblog this again because it just reduced me to tears. 

As most of you know, I am an attorney. And I am an attorney licensed in Minnesota. This is the state where I took an oath last year to uphold state and federal laws and to protect the rights of the citizens.

It PAINS me to see this. To see these unjust cops who I for all intents & purposes, have to stand along side. When they are abusing EVERY SINGLE OUNCE of POWER. Minneapolis/St. Paul have BEEN a war zone. I’m ashamed. I’m embarrassed.

Not all officers are bad. Please don’t let that be the take away. But police brutality is VERY FUCKING REAL. 

Watch this. If this doesn’t move you, if this doesn’t make you cry out in agony and want to change the world, I don’t know what will.

[trigger warning]

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sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

image

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l0oooveeeee:

And the church said?

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Photo by Anwar Alamaisi

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Photo by Anwar Alamaisi

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Social experiment. Reblog if you actually give a shit about women who are victims of rape and domestic abuse.

buttonpoetry:

Jenna Robinson & William Giles - “Selfie” (NPS 2014)

"When we hold the cameras, news stations can’t pretend we don’t exist. So tell me again that the camera is not an instrument of change."

Performing for Hawaii during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. 

thebluelip-blondie:

nuanced-subversion:

is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

y’all see how little Black life is mattered even by other PoC

not the Palestinians other PoC

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Ferguson

Ferguson

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Unarmed black men killed by police SINCE Mike Brown

queertactics:

keepyoursky:

  • Dante Parker
  • Ezell Ford

Both of these incidents come out of California:

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/08/unarmed_black_man_ezell_ford_shot_by_police_in_la.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/dad-killed-taser_n_5679152.html

please please please dont forget these men’s names and brutal murders when talking about recent police brutality and racism

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