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Washington, D.C.: Reject and Protect actions against the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Top: Opening ceremony in Washington, D.C., April 22, 2014

Bottom: Reject and Protect encampment on the National Mall.

Photos by Jenna Pope

(via angrypeopleofcolorunited)


Free Speech

Hiroji Kubota
USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1968. A Black Panther Party member.


Africa’s mineral wealth and abundant natural resources are no secret. What we also know of much of these commodities is that, in many African countries, the profits yielded from the industries established with the purpose of securing the wealth and inheritance of the citizens of these nations, more often than not, end up in the hands of greedy politicians, easily bribed leaders, and in the pockets of the mostly foreign multinational CEOs and the companies they work for.

For decades, this has been the narrative of a dire situation that only seems to be worsening, and having equally devastating effects in both the lives of those who live in these areas, and the environment surrounding them.

Nigerian photographer, George Osodi, who comes from Nigeria’s oil rich southeastern Niger Delta region, has seen firsthand just how disastrous and traumatic the exploitation of these communities and the natural resources in these regions they occupy can be. These images show two specific areas where these distressing conditions have become the norm - in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, and in an illegal gold mine in Ghana.

©George Osodi

(via humanrightswatch)


This image of an artist breastfeeding her four-year-old son on the cover of Hip Mama is apparently too outrageous for newsstands: Hip Mama got word from its vendors that they would not sell the magazine with that cover, plus it was banned from Facebook. 
Read the whole story here. 


1956 Untitled | Shady Grove, Alabama | The Gordon Parks Foundation - Via

[look of the hour]


Today In History We Honor Nina Simone
‘Nina Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works.’ -
- CARTER Magazine

references assertions in the news that for every dollar paid to men in the USA, women earn only $0.77. In the case of  African American women that drops to $0.66 and for Hispanic women $0.58… (some background here)

Image by Pure Evil