weaverpeacecorps:

Three years ago I believed whites and blacks were equal in the United States. I believed that slavery was abolished and racism went both ways. I disagreed with affirmative action and I thought black people who didn’t make it out didn’t want to make it out.

I was so very wrong.

Today my heart is…

this. truth.

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(Source: NPR, via britticisms)

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beingblog:

"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? When we begin to take the lowest place, to wash the feet of others, to love our brothers with that burning love, that passion, which led to the cross, then we can truly say, ‘Now I have begun.’"
~Dorothy Day
Here’s an extended version of Ms. Day’s quotation from Loaves and Fishes.

beingblog:

"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? When we begin to take the lowest place, to wash the feet of others, to love our brothers with that burning love, that passion, which led to the cross, then we can truly say, ‘Now I have begun.’"

~Dorothy Day

Here’s an extended version of Ms. Day’s quotation from Loaves and Fishes.

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beingblog:

Though my colleague can’t imagine why anyone would dare try to cover this GNR classic, I can’t resist. I love covers for the exact reason that songs are meant for interpretation. Meet Miche Braden and friends with this very sweet version.

My lord, yes.

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leavesfromanechotree:

Stuart Hall.  Rest in Power.

RIP, good professor.

leavesfromanechotree:

Stuart Hall.  Rest in Power.

RIP, good professor.

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ilovecharts:

For Transportation Alternatives' Reclaim Magazine, Winter 2013

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medusasees:

skullvomit:

comicsbynia:

Here’s a comic I made a long time ago and never published. The text is from the introduction to A New Queer Agenda by Joseph N. DeFilippis.

This is really good and full of important, sad truths.

So many important things to reblog this afternoon

(via mireillemilleryoung)

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M@Over #madewithOver 
#lankyelements by @KyleSteed #bestofOver

M@Over #madewithOver
#lankyelements by @KyleSteed #bestofOver

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smithsonianmag:

This Is What a Huge, Rotating Supercell Looks Like

By Marina Koren

On June 2, Phoenix-based photographer Mike Olbinski was shooting a wedding. The day after, he was speeding through hail and heavy rains from Denver down to the Texas panhandle, a hotbed for tornadoes.

It was there, near the border of Texas and Oklahoma, that Olbinski came upon a massive supercell slowly spinning over the flat landscape.

“It was probably one of the most amazing things I’ve ever witnessed,” says Olbinski, who’s been chasing storms in the Central Plains since 2010. “It just looked like an alien spacecraft.”

Using a Canon 5D Mark II, Olbinski tracked the monster cloud’s movement for 24 minutes. The first three sections of the video are a composite of 878 shots, and the last clip consists of 93. The supercell looks a lot farther away from Olbinski in the video than it actually was, he says, thanks to a wide Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens.

“Once I got my camera set up and was able to sit back and watch it for a second, I got teary-eyed and hugged my buddy,” Olbinski says. His storm chasing partner, Andy Hoeland, had been convinced the pair would find a good storm in the area that day.

A supercell is a rare type of thunderstorm with a mesocyclone, a deep rotating updraft that sucks up rain, dust and other particles into a vertical column, much like a vacuum cleaner.

In the beginning of the clip, raindrops can be seen being sucked into the swirling supercell. Next, dust from the cornfield below is pulled into the cloud. Eventually, lightning streaks across the darkening sky, briefly coloring it with blues and purples.

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swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 

How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

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