Jesse Williams and the depiction of Michael Brown
My daughters. Reminding me to keep exploring. Bring weapons and backup; and keep going.
I will only let you touch me
if your hands are so full of intention that every brush of your palms feels like you writing a novel on my skin.
Azra. T, Braile (via satyanaas)
The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000.
The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.
Watch this short film on police brutality
When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the center of town, and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he has ever done.
The people believes that every human being comes into the world as GOOD, each of us desiring safety, love, peace, happiness.
But sometimes in the pursuit of those things people make mistakes. The community sees misdeeds as a cry for help.
They band together for the sake of their fellow man to hold him up, to reconnect him with his true Nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth from which he’d temporarily been disconnected: “I AM GOOD”.
via- John Lurie
Photo by Hugh Sitton
(Image description: A short-haired Ugandan woman is dressed in a track shirt with a ID Card reading “UGANDA Helsinki 2005 ESPOO”, her arms are raised in celebration over her victory.”
Dorcus Inzikuru: Why she kicks ass
- She is a Ugandan track and field athlete who competes in steeplechase. She won the inaugural world title in women’s 3000 m steeplechase, as well as the first Commonwealth title in the event.
- In 2005, at the World Championships, in Helsinki, Finland, she ended Uganda’s 33-year wait for an athletics world title, winning the inaugural women’s 3000 m steeplechase event, in a time of 9:18.24 (at the time, the sixth best performance ever). She only became aware of the $60,000 prize after winning the final and vowed to use her money to build a house and to help young athletes.
- She exploded into success since changing distances from 5,000m to the 3,000m steeplechase. “The 5,000m is a bit long for me; It is for my Ethiopian and Kenyan sisters.”
- She won the bronze medal in the 5000 metres at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games, finishing behing Meseret Defar, and Tirunesh Dibaba. She also won at cross country, beating all-comers at the Eurocross meeting that year.
- After taking two years out from athletics, due to giving birth to her first child and receiving treatment for sinus infections and various allergies, she returned to competition. She won an 800 metres race in Namboole on 6 June with a time of 2:12.0, later saying: "This is my first race after over two years. I am just coming back and am proud of my time. It builds my confidence"
- She returned to the top level of the sport in 2012, running a time of 9:30.95 minutes for the steeplechase and qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics, although she did not reach the finals.
- She ran the Steeplechase at the London 2012 Olympics Games but failed to get through to the final, “because I did not have enough preparation.” In response, she changed her regime from a
25km run to to a 48km run, usually on Sundays, with two track sessions a week which are typically a gruelling set of 10x2000m repetitions done at altitude.
Prince for Versace by Richard Avedon, 1995
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