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American Cities Beginning to Embrace Pedestrian Safety
More than 4,500 pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles every year on the streets of America.

utnereader:

American Cities Beginning to Embrace Pedestrian Safety

More than 4,500 pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles every year on the streets of America.

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Zoom greydotmatters:

the friendreginald shepherdnovember 92 - poetry magazine

greydotmatters:

the friend
reginald shepherd
november 92 - poetry magazine

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Zoom newyorker:

Four years after a devastating earthquake, more than 20,000 Haitians have taken refuge in Brazil. E.C. Gogolak writes on a refugee crisis.
Above: Haitians pray in Brasiléia, a common stopping point for those moving to Brazil. Photograph by Douglas Engle/The New York Times/Redux 

newyorker:

Four years after a devastating earthquake, more than 20,000 Haitians have taken refuge in Brazil. E.C. Gogolak writes on a refugee crisis.

Above: Haitians pray in Brasiléia, a common stopping point for those moving to Brazil. Photograph by Douglas Engle/The New York Times/Redux 

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Zoom newyorker:

Vandana Shiva’s fiery opposition to the use of genetically modified crops has made her a hero to anti-G.M.O. activists everywhere. In this week’s issue, Michael Specter examines her controversial crusade.
Illustration by Jason Seiler / Reference: Amanda Edwards / WireImage

newyorker:

Vandana Shiva’s fiery opposition to the use of genetically modified crops has made her a hero to anti-G.M.O. activists everywhere. In this week’s issue, Michael Specter examines her controversial crusade.

Illustration by Jason Seiler / Reference: Amanda Edwards / WireImage

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Crime and Punishment

newyorker:

To celebrate our newly unlocked archive, we’ve compiled themed collections of New Yorker classics. Fiction editor Deborah Treisman introduces this week’s collection, which includes crime-and-punishment stories by Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Daniel Alarcón, and more.

Illustration by Lorenzo Mattotti

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Zoom newyorker:

Artist Eric Drooker shares the inspiration behind next week’s cover, “Ferguson, Missouri.”

newyorker:

Artist Eric Drooker shares the inspiration behind next week’s cover, “Ferguson, Missouri.”

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Charlie Sheen smokes crack live in a web-chat and they make him the highest paid actor on television.

An 18-year-old black person smokes a blunt and he is unfit to live.

I see you white power.

Comedian Greg Blackshear (via sonofbaldwin)

Not to mention Rob Ford still being allowed to hold office after admitting to a crack addiction and alcoholism, tackling a representative, etc.

(via browngirlblues)

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jedavu:

Amazing paintings by Li Guijun

Born in Beijing, Li Guijun is an aritist from China . He graduated from the middle school of the Central Arts Institute of China in 1984 and finished his undergraduate study in the institute in 1988. He also involved the postgraduate courses in the same institute and got a diploma in 1995.He is teaching in the middle school of the institute. His works were featured on many large scale arts exhibitions both at home and abroad. He also held personal exhibitions in Singapore, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong and Taiwan. His collections of works-Opening the Door and A Season of Dreams, were published in Hong Kong.

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I am convinced that the soul of the white church has yet to be ashamed.

It is not ashamed of slavery- it only dismisses it.

It is not ashamed of Jim Crow - it only claims credit for ending it.

It is not ashamed of incarceration rates - it only excuses it.

It is not ashamed of ghettos - it pretends to have nothing to do with them.

It is not ashamed of segregation - only silently benefits from it.

There is no shame for who America has been. I believe that until there is collective shame for who white America has been to people of color, white America will not choose to be something else. If it is fine with who it is, it will continue to do what’s always done. Far from being offended by its own actions, instead white America- Christians included- remain offended by black bodies. This is what killed Trayvon and Renisha and Jordon and Eric and Michael. How dare black bodies resist the white will. How dare they fight back when a stranger chases. How dare they knock at 4am. How dare they not turn down the music when told. How dare they sell some cigarettes. How dare they walk in the middle of the street. How utterly offensive for black bodies to disobey whiteness.

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Zoom greatfoods:

Peri Peri Chicken Wings on the Barbecue Source: invisible39 (reddit)

greatfoods:

Peri Peri Chicken Wings on the Barbecue

Source: invisible39 (reddit)

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Zoom craving-nomz:

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings
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He Was Raised By A White Mom And Didn't Think The Cops Were Out To Get Him. Until They Got Him.

dynastylnoire:

I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat  the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.

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Zoom zuky:

The little league baseball squad Jackie Robinson West, hailing from the South Side of Chicago, has just become the first all-Black team to win the US Championship at the Little League World Series, beating the previously undefeated Las Vegas (incidentally, an all-white team) in a dramatic, hard-fought 7-5 game. What a great year for this event, first with the Mo’ne Davis story and now this. JRW demonstrated poise, determination and mental toughness, coming back twice from deficits, outlasting their opponents down the stretch, scoring with small ball to grind out the win. 
Jackie Robinson West is the first all-Black team to play in the Little League World Series since 1983, when the same organization made its first appearance. Before that, back in 1955 — the year after Brown v. Board of Education ruled that segregation was unconstitutional — the Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars from Charleston, South Carolina, played their way to Williamsport for the final tournament, but white teams refused to play against them and white coaches organized a boycott against the 11- and 12-year-old African American players. The team attended the event, but watched the entire tournament from the bleachers rather than the field. 
Not so this year. JRW is the national champion. They play South Korea tomorrow for the international title and I’ll be cheering for them.

zuky:

The little league baseball squad Jackie Robinson West, hailing from the South Side of Chicago, has just become the first all-Black team to win the US Championship at the Little League World Series, beating the previously undefeated Las Vegas (incidentally, an all-white team) in a dramatic, hard-fought 7-5 game. What a great year for this event, first with the Mo’ne Davis story and now this. JRW demonstrated poise, determination and mental toughness, coming back twice from deficits, outlasting their opponents down the stretch, scoring with small ball to grind out the win. 

Jackie Robinson West is the first all-Black team to play in the Little League World Series since 1983, when the same organization made its first appearance. Before that, back in 1955 — the year after Brown v. Board of Education ruled that segregation was unconstitutional — the Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars from Charleston, South Carolina, played their way to Williamsport for the final tournament, but white teams refused to play against them and white coaches organized a boycott against the 11- and 12-year-old African American players. The team attended the event, but watched the entire tournament from the bleachers rather than the field. 

Not so this year. JRW is the national champion. They play South Korea tomorrow for the international title and I’ll be cheering for them.

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athleticsistas:

Ida Keeling: 95 year old sprinter

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