• did-you-kno:

    There are only 17 American men throughout history who have run the Berlin Marathon in under 2:10. 32 people in Kenya accomplished it in October of 2011. Source

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  • fckyeahprettyafricans:

    humansofny "We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

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  • gamefreaksnz:

    Assassin’s Creed Unity gets new co-op trailer

    This new Assassin’s Creed Unity trailer reveals the game’s improved co-op mechanics. View the new clip here.

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  • micdotcom:

    DreamWorks animator imagines the “Rejected Princesses” Hollywood would never touch 

    While fans have taken to creating their own “racebent” versions of classic Disney characters, the question still remains: Given how many great female characters there are in history and in literature, why is Disney not willing to look outside the box?

    That was the question on former DreamWorks animator Jason Porath’s mind when he launched his project “Rejected Princesses.” Describing himself as “a guy who likes interesting, lesser-known women and would like for them to get their time in the sun,” Porath decided to create Disneyfied versions of female characters who would have a hard time receiving the green light from the studio.

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  • zellah4:

    when is he releasing his mixtape

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  • smidgetz:

    kingjaffejoffer:

    They turning up in the Ferguson city council meetings

    Justice for Mike

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  • bad-doing:

    chin facial tattoos—

    educate yourself:

    Muun, Daai and Makaan tribeswomen are easily spotted in Mindat and the villages around it. Muun women display a distinctive P-shaped pattern on their cheeks and a Y symbol on their foreheads that mirrors an animist totem carved and planted in their villages. Faithful to their animist traditions, the Muun must celebrate at least one week-long sacrificial ceremony during their lifetimes in order to appease the spirits and secure their place in the afterlife. During that week, they will successively sacrifice a chicken, a goat, a pig, a buffalo and a wild buffalo captured from the wild. They will invite the shaman and fellow villagers to feast on the meat and will collect flat stones from the riverbed to build their own “House of Spirits” at the edge of the village. If this ritual is repeated in the course of any one villager’s lifetime, the observer gains the privilege of building his House of Spirits next to his home.

    Though strongly committed to animism, most Muun are simultaneously Christian. One of the more jarring examples of how this mixed religious tradition manifests itself is in the burial practices of the Muun. After the deceased is buried in accordance with Christian tradition, his body will the next day be dug up by friends and cremated, with the bones and ashes laid to rest under the stone stool of his or her House of Spirits. Chin State is perhaps the only place in the world where the cemeteries are empty.

    Makaan tribeswomen sport a spotted tattoo pattern forming lines on their forehead and chin while Daai women display a face covered with dots that are mixed with vertical and horizontal lines on the forehead and cheeks.

    Ngagah, Daai, Muun, Yin Duu Daai and Uppriu tribes all live in the villages surrounding Kanpetlet.

    Yin Duu Daai tattoos consist of vertical lines, including on their eyelids, Uppriu women’s faces are completely covered with dark ink, and Ngagah tattoos are a mix of vertical lines and dots.

    Local lore has it that that these tribes first began to ink their faces as a way of disfiguring their beauty and, in doing so, avoid being kidnapped by the Burman king. A second legend states that they were tattooed distinctively to allow for identification with their tribe of origin in the event that they were kidnapped by another tribe. The latter seems more plausible, as the king of Burma made just a single visit to this region, centuries ago. In any case, these women have bravely withstood several hours-long sessions of pain under a citrus thorn used to imbed the ink into their skin.

    SOURCE: Irrawaddy

    if you want to reblog this woman’s portrait, don’t just leave it. her facial tattoos aren’t just an aesthetic to grace your stupid tumblr, rootless and unattached. they have a history, a purpose, an entire people with hundreds (if not thousands) of years of tradition behind it. we’re not some kind of historical artifact, some quaint reference image, sitting in your flickr account backlog for your next tribal-inspired henna piece. these women are still alive, still practice this, are still struggling to practice this in the face of a government determined to wipe them clean off the map.

    i hate that anytime i look through tumblr for pictures of a burmese woman, all i find are padaung women’s neck rings, thanaka and the occasional chin woman with tribal tattoos. and sometimes i’ll find that stupid shepard fairey portrait of aung san suu kyi (fuck you shepard fairey).

    also, i have to say, i feel really uneasy with the fact that the tags on this post were just “burmese face tattoo, burmese, burma, tattoo, beauty” because (1) chin tribal people are on the burman government’s shit list and are essentially a stateless people and (2) really? i’m just still mad that you didn’t do any research about who this woman was and why she looks like this. and truthfully, of the 5-6 people who reblogged this before me, of the 5-6 other people who liked this post before me, how many of them knew what they were looking at really?

    like, seriously, not-your-asian-fantasy?? yes, i’m calling this probably now-defunct (nah, you reblogged this like last month) blog out. you just reblogged this without any context. tell me that’s not aiding and abetting exotification. i expected more.

    i know, what a waste of time to be so upset about this. it’ll pass. but on the off-chance someone’s reading this. do yourself, do me a favor, read a bit more.

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  • poetofwar333:

    thatdudeemu:

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    dynastylnoire:

    whatisthat-velvet:

    postracialcomments:

    DECATUR, Ga. — Police are searching for suspects in a deadly Decatur kidnapping.

    Authorities say a man and a woman were kidnapped early Saturday morning and found just a few hours later handcuffed and each shot in the head. Their families have pulled together a $15,000 reward for anyone who can tell them who did it.

    The family says Jeronta Brown and his fiance, Briana Brooks, took their 8-month-old baby and 14-year-old niece out for a meal. When they got back to their Decatur home, several men jumped them.

    The children were able to get away, but Brown and Brooks were put into the back of a van.

    Brown’s aunt, Myesha Brown, said the men tried to get inside the house before leaving.

    "The guys walked up, started ringing on the doorbell, beating on the door, yelling, ‘FBI, FBI,’" Brown said.

    Instead of opening the door, Brown said they called 911. Police did show up, but Brown said they didn’t take the kidnapping seriously.

    "We were unable to get the kidnappers what they wanted due to Dekalb County thinking that this was a joke, this was something Jeronta set up," she said.

    Brown said a family member got a call shortly after the kidnappers took off, demanding $150,000.

    By daybreak, a driver 17 miles away in northwest Atlanta spotted Brooks and Brown lying in the street.

    Jerota Brown was dead. Brooks, seven months pregnant with the couple’s second child, was alive. Doctors were able to deliver the baby girl by C-section. Brown says the infant is doing fine, but Brooks’ condition remains uncertain.

    DeKalb County police were unavailable to talk about the crime and their response to it because of the holiday weekend.

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    This is so fucked up, omg.

    THIS IS AN ABOMINATION! 

    Fuuuccck

    Fuck

    The Black life has no. value. to the American society. This is fucking atrocious.

    Sick.

    Spread this like wildfire

    Sad

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