pbstv:

RIP Robin Williams. Thank you for all the laughs. You will be sorely missed.

Photo courtesy of Sesame Street.

pbstv:

RIP Robin Williams. Thank you for all the laughs. You will be sorely missed.

Photo courtesy of Sesame Street.

iowaarchaeology:

Check out these amazing images of the 100th Annual Meskwaki Powwow!

OSA would like to give a HUGE thank you to the Meskwaki people, especially Jonathan Buffalo, Suzanne Wanatee, Don Wanatee, and the Meskwaki Tribal Museum, for embracing us again this year. We’re absolutely delighted that it is an OSA tradition to work at the powwow, and that people walk around asking, “Where are the archaeologists, are they here yet?” We love playing the traditional games, talking archaeology, and hanging out with the young ones for hours on end.

revolutionary-afrolatino:

- Aiyana Stanley
- Amadou Diallo - Corey Brown - DeAunta Terrel Farrow - Derrick Jones - Emmett Till - Guy Jarreau Jr. - Jimmell Cannon - Kenneth Harding - Kiwane Carrington - Orlando Barlow - Oscar Grant - Ousmane Zongo - Patrick Dorismond - Ramarley Graham - Reginald Doucet - Rekia Boyd - Ronald Madison - Sean Bell - Steven Eugene Washington - Tarika Wilson - Travares McGill - Trayvon Martin - Victor Steen - Wendell Allen
 

 a lot of those responsible for the murders of these individuals are not behind bars, because they are [mostly white male] cops. via @subconsciouscelebrity

revolutionary-afrolatino:

- Aiyana Stanley

- Amadou Diallo
- Corey Brown
- DeAunta Terrel Farrow
- Derrick Jones
- Emmett Till
- Guy Jarreau Jr.
- Jimmell Cannon
- Kenneth Harding
- Kiwane Carrington
- Orlando Barlow
- Oscar Grant
- Ousmane Zongo
- Patrick Dorismond
- Ramarley Graham
- Reginald Doucet
- Rekia Boyd
- Ronald Madison
- Sean Bell
- Steven Eugene Washington
- Tarika Wilson
- Travares McGill
- Trayvon Martin
- Victor Steen
- Wendell Allen
 
a lot of those responsible for the murders of these individuals are not behind bars, because they are [mostly white male] cops. via @subconsciouscelebrity

jenandtonic:

micdotcom:

A lot of people are furious with the AP for this Renisha McBride tweet

In a case that highlights yet again the often deadly combination of racial profiling and gun ownership, Renisha McBride’s murderer was convicted Thursday on charges of second-degree murder.

Although McBride’s tragic story is one of precious few examples in which black victims of racial profiling receive the media attention and jury verdicts they deserved, such was not the case in the immediate aftermath of the McBride verdict. In fact, the Associated Press, one of the most respected wire sources worldwide, sent out a particularly galling tweet Thursday, reducing the situation to a “Detroit homeowner” who “fatally shot a drunk woman” on his porch.

Institutional privilege is still a problem for both the media and the public alike.

language matters

catsbeaversandducks:

"Just get in the car, Alice. I’ll explain on the way."

catsbeaversandducks:

"Just get in the car, Alice. I’ll explain on the way."

humansofnewyork:

"I was going to one of my first exams, and suddenly there was a bombing. In downtown Damascus! I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t think this was possible. Windows were broken everywhere, and there were people on the ground, and the sounds of ambulances. Then over the next few weeks, everything changed. The taxis in the streets were replaced by tanks. You no longer knew who was your friend and who was your enemy. Suddenly you could be killed, and nobody would ask why. Before war, you have rights. People will ask why you were killed. When war comes, nobody asks why you were killed anymore." (Erbil, Iraq)

humansofnewyork:

"I was going to one of my first exams, and suddenly there was a bombing. In downtown Damascus! I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t think this was possible. Windows were broken everywhere, and there were people on the ground, and the sounds of ambulances. Then over the next few weeks, everything changed. The taxis in the streets were replaced by tanks. You no longer knew who was your friend and who was your enemy. Suddenly you could be killed, and nobody would ask why. Before war, you have rights. People will ask why you were killed. When war comes, nobody asks why you were killed anymore." (Erbil, Iraq)

mothernaturenetwork:

Banned drone may have damaged Yellowstone spring
Officials have not located the drone that crashed into the Grand Prismatic as they will likely need to do their own aerial searching to find the downed aircraft.

mothernaturenetwork:

Banned drone may have damaged Yellowstone spring

Officials have not located the drone that crashed into the Grand Prismatic as they will likely need to do their own aerial searching to find the downed aircraft.