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  • "To a man who loves music. A man who loves art. Respects the spirit world and thinks with his heart…." #WordToMelanieFionaAndIndiaArie

    Ready For Love (cover) by Melanie Fiona

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  • "You never need to apologize
    for how you chose to survive."
    Clementine von Radics (via journalofanobody)

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  • "I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government"
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  (via deliciouskaek)

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  • mdthwomp:

    Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

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  • onlinecounsellingcollege:

    1. Respect their need for privacy and to spend time on their own.

    2. Be careful never to embarrass them in public.

    3. When they are in a new situation, allow them to stand back, and watch what’s going on.

    4. Allow them time to process what you’re asking or saying. Don’t demand an answer right…

    Right in line w/ our podcast conversation this week:

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  • Fearless Feminine Presence #NMOS14

  • luvvdivine:

    👊

    YASSSSSSS

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  • "Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself."
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  • racismschool:

    Young demonstrators regulating themselves. Removed someone who they say has been know to agitate crowds.”

    I needed to come back from hiatus to encourage those of you who want to keep up with what’s really happening in Ferguson to look to those who are actually there.

    Take a moment to follow Antonio French on twitter and see what he sees. The video above is from his vine. Also an important follow in this moment.

    Please remember that there are truths and then there are whole truths. The truth is, there are people who take great pleasure in getting folks riled up. The whole truth is that those people are being peacfully dealt with. The truth is, there are looters. The whole truth is that those looters were all of ten people, many of which weren’t from Ferguson. The whole truth is that hundreds upon hundreds have protested peacefully while breaking no laws only to have wooden pellets, rubber bullets, pepper balls and tear gas thrown in their faces by a racist gang who uses military style tactics. A racist gang who should be interviewing the key witness but haven’t “Gotten around to it” yet.

    These are not the dogs of Selma. This is the violence of racism. Stop calling it everything but what it is.

    This is racism. 

    (Source: vine.co, via myoholion1012)

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  • lovelightwork:

    Moon is now in Aquarius where she’ll stay for the full moon tomorrow.

    The catch cry for Aquarius is ‘expect the unexpected’…so remember the words coined by John Lennon, ‘life’s what happens while you’re busy making other plans.’

    Uranus, the ruling planet of Aquarius can strike us suddenly like…

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  • knowledgeequalsblackpower:

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    Meet Jedidah Isler

    She is the first black woman to earn a PhD in astronomy from Yale University.

    As much as she loves astrophysics, Isler is very aware of the barriers that still remain for young women of color going into science. “It’s unfortunately an as-yet-unresolved part of the experience,” she says. She works to lower those barriers, and also to improve the atmosphere for women of color once they become scientists, noting that “they often face unique barriers as a result of their position at the intersection of race and gender, not to mention class, socioeconomic status and potentially a number of other identities.”

    While Isler recounts instances of overt racial and gender discrimination that are jaw-dropping, she says more subtle things happen more often. Isler works with the American Astronomical Society’s commission on the status of minorities in astronomy.

    She also believes that while things will improve as more women of color enter the sciences, institutions must lead the way toward creating positive environments for diverse student populations. That is why she is active in directly engaging young women of color: for example participating in a career exploration panel on behalf of the Women’s Commission out of the City of Syracuse Mayor’s Office, meeting with high-achieving middle-school girls. She is also on the board of trustees at the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST).

    “Whether I like it or not, I’m one of only a few women of color in this position,” she says. “Addressing these larger issues of access to education and career exploration are just as important as the astrophysical work that I do.”

    Learn more:

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