I love my skin!
In a new video from social justice-oriented T-shirt company FCKH8, several Ferguson children lampoon the excuses white people give to avoid getting involved in ending discrimination in America and deliver a call to action to stomp out racism.
Lupe Fiasco - Dear Fall
this is okay
and so is this
as well as this
WHITE PEOPLE, DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS?
Sak Yant or Yantra Tattooing are believed to give the wearer magic powers associated with healing, luck, strength, and protection against evil.
This photoessay, “Women Boxers” was born from a desire to show women from an unusual perspective: fighting in the boxing ring. By highlighting a side of women that is commonly associated with masculinity—what many would even call a dark side—my hope is to broaden our perception of the limits of womanhood.
Each one of these female athletes has her own story but all of them shared something in common: humble origins and family environments in which the prevailing atmosphere was need and poverty.
None of my subjects hailed from “conventional” families, or from nice homes with gardens, or from airy apartments with balcony views. For these women, their past became their identity and situated them in a present where sacrifice, respect and love for boxing are the very air they breath. For these brave women, boxing is a form of art: the art of hitting and not being hit.
These athletes live a life of discipline and strict training. Every day when they get up, they are looking for a different future for themselves. They spend what free time they have on long commuter rides from poor, suburban neighborhoods, traveling for the chance to get in the ring.
They train every morning, sometimes evenings too, day after day. All of them are pouring their hearts out for the chance to fulfill a dream, a shot at the world championship.
This dream is what keeps them standing on their feet, this dream has kept them from falling, kept them waking up, training, struggling and fighting.
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."-Malcolm X
Today was the first day back for kids in Gaza.
Update - about 18000 Palestinian refugees have been trapped in Yarmouk camp, Syria for over 430 days. The situation is desperate. This is extremely heartbreaking.