As Hendricks points out, there’s probably no better way to get these Republic...– The Christian Science Monitor on the banning of Slaughterhouse-Five
THE WASHINGTON POST: How going into default will... →
inothernews: Monthly budgets might take a hit. Treasury would have to conserve cash and prioritize its payments, endangering the estimated 80 million checks the government pays each month, including 56 million to Social Security beneficiaries and 8.3 million to disabled citizens. The elderly, the disabled and anyone else counting on the government for unemployment assistance, food stamps or...
The Tangential: Pros and Cons of Living in the... →
thetangential: Pros -Probably not going to die in a hurricane unless you’re on vacation, and then at least you can say you died on vacation. -We don’t need to use stupid snow machines in movies shot here. -Some people call midwesterners “hearty.” -People wear flannel non-ironically, which means sometimes…
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very...– W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls of Black Folk It’s kind of ridiculous that this was written in 1903 but is still relevant today. (via daniellemertina) Word. I was just reading this today and thought how Du Bois’s words are still working America’s soul.
pinebark: “To this day, history textbooks still... →
pinebark: “To this day, history textbooks still present Union and Confederate sympathizers as equally idealistic. The North fought to hold the Union together, while the Southern states fought, according to The American Way, “for the preservation of their rights and freedom to decide for themselves.” Nobody…
Little Known Black History Fact (No. 50)
afro-art-chick: Wilma Rudolph (1940 -1994) a record breaking track star was born the 20th of 22 children, and stricken with polio as a child. She not only overcame polio but broke world records in three Olympic track events and was the first American woman to win three gold medals at the Olympics (1960).
My friend will be performing Cinderella tonight. ...
Not taking dance lessons as a child.
playing the role
thevagabondking: it took me a while, hell, about thirty years, to figure out who the narrator was in my own movie it was never the voices in my head, nor the mind that creates these words it’s always been my heart that narrates this sad story
For anyone who is as confused about the debt...
Here is an article to contextualize the situation and better explain what all the nonsense is about.
…We can tell our children that school is important until we’re blue in the face,...– Why I’m raising my son to be a nerd - CNN.com (via loveyourchaos) OR we can teach our kids that you can still play sports, and plan Super Bowl parties, and etc. AND value intellectual curiosity at the same time. Life would be boring if you cut all of the other stuff and just studied all day. I...
Drought in east Africa: Responding to child...
guardian: Photograph: Kate Holt/Unicef The UN has formally declared a famine in parts of southern Somalia. More than 2 million children under five in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are acutely malnourished, including almost 500,000 children who are suffering from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition. Above, two children wait for nutrition screenings near Lodwar
Here is what I have decided to do with my life
Become a historian, who also is a journalist, who also is an attorney, who also is a professor, who also is a community organizer, who also is a father, who also is happy.