A First taste...
An accumulation of my thoughts, things that inspire, move, motivate and make me question. Hopefully it can do the same for you...
A First taste...
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did-you-kno:

If Facebook was a country, it would be the 3rd largest country in the world.  It has more than 1 billion users.
Source
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"We are a people who eat fire and drink water."

Arlene Chai, Eating Fire and Drinking Water

Submitted by: hotayu - Thanks!

(via quoted-books)

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"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."
― Denis Waitley (via psych-quotes)
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5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
5centsapound:

Sam Nhlengethwa: Conversations (2012, Johannesberg) 
Conversations is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa that portrays the scenes from the city of Johannesburg and its people.
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venism:

Ian Teh
A worker stands outside his observation post at a sinter plant in an iron and steel manufacturing company. Workers at this plant earn 1000RMB (US$100) per month and have one day off every month. A 2007 World Bank report discovered that 750,000 people die prematurely from air pollution in large cities in China.
Tonghua, China.
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m7madsmiry:

A channel that manipulates the truth and seems to support the oppressive is not a channel, it’s garbage. Even garbage is more useful, at least the sh*t it contains is real !!!!!
m7madsmiry:

A channel that manipulates the truth and seems to support the oppressive is not a channel, it’s garbage. Even garbage is more useful, at least the sh*t it contains is real !!!!!
m7madsmiry:

A channel that manipulates the truth and seems to support the oppressive is not a channel, it’s garbage. Even garbage is more useful, at least the sh*t it contains is real !!!!!
m7madsmiry:

A channel that manipulates the truth and seems to support the oppressive is not a channel, it’s garbage. Even garbage is more useful, at least the sh*t it contains is real !!!!!
m7madsmiry:

A channel that manipulates the truth and seems to support the oppressive is not a channel, it’s garbage. Even garbage is more useful, at least the sh*t it contains is real !!!!!
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The rhetoric of the best
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"In 1938 DeBeers cartel hired a Philadelphia public relations firm when sales were sagging– to market to Americans that diamond rings were a necessity for engagements and weddings. In the past diamonds were relatively rare as engagement rings. To do this they launched the slogan “A diamond is forever,” and promoted the myth that a diamond ring should cost two months salary."
From the article Cecil Rhodes & De Beers: Genocide Diamonds (via myparallelgalaxy)
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curlymoroccan:

sarabastawesy:

momo33me:

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration, Dublin 19. July 2014

This makes me more than happy. Reassures me that people actually have hearts and care… and not everyone is cruel in this cruel world💗

DUBLIN YES YES YES
curlymoroccan:

sarabastawesy:

momo33me:

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration, Dublin 19. July 2014

This makes me more than happy. Reassures me that people actually have hearts and care… and not everyone is cruel in this cruel world💗

DUBLIN YES YES YES
curlymoroccan:

sarabastawesy:

momo33me:

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration, Dublin 19. July 2014

This makes me more than happy. Reassures me that people actually have hearts and care… and not everyone is cruel in this cruel world💗

DUBLIN YES YES YES
curlymoroccan:

sarabastawesy:

momo33me:

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration, Dublin 19. July 2014

This makes me more than happy. Reassures me that people actually have hearts and care… and not everyone is cruel in this cruel world💗

DUBLIN YES YES YES
curlymoroccan:

sarabastawesy:

momo33me:

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration, Dublin 19. July 2014

This makes me more than happy. Reassures me that people actually have hearts and care… and not everyone is cruel in this cruel world💗

DUBLIN YES YES YES
curlymoroccan:

sarabastawesy:

momo33me:

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration, Dublin 19. July 2014

This makes me more than happy. Reassures me that people actually have hearts and care… and not everyone is cruel in this cruel world💗

DUBLIN YES YES YES
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are-you-a-square:

truth of society
Some thoughts about human subjects research in the wake of Facebook’s massive experiment. | Doing Good Science, Scientific American Blog Network
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musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

wakeupslaves:

Italian Tourists Luring Poor Kenyan Children Into Prostitution
| Posted by Tracy 
 Kenya’s coastal town of Malindi may look like a tropical paradise, but it is host to a hidden child sex trade. Children as young as 12 years old say they are being lured into prostitution and pornography by tourists willing to pay handsomely for sex in secret locations.
Charlotte Attwood of BBC Africa went to Malindi to investigate and reported the following.
Just beneath a wall on one of the busy tourist beaches in Malindi, children loiter in the hope of attracting a customer. I met two girls and a boy – all under the age of 18 –  and all who admit to selling their bodies to foreigners for sex.
In a good month, they can get a client every day, one of the girls said.
Most of the tourists in Malindi come from Italy, and their clients are mostly Italian men between the age of 50 and 80, she said.
With a dull look in her eye, 16-year-old Maria explained how she goes about her daily business.
“I ask my friends who work as beach boys to find me a male tourist. When I get a client, we strike a deal, say for $60 (£35, US$58),” she says.
While I was sitting with the children, I saw an elderly man approach the two girls with money in his hands. Once he spotted me, he signaled to the girls that he would be back later.
The authorities in Malindi have been trying to tackle the problem, and hotels now bar young local girls from visiting tourist rooms.
But Naomi Kazungu, the local government child protection officer, said that this has created another problem, as the trade has been driven underground.
The children are no longer going to hotels, but to private villas, Kazungu said.
Peter is one of the beach boys in Malindi who admits to facilitating this business.
He took me 300 metres (1,000ft) up the beach, around a rocky escarpment to a cave. It is a favorite spot for sex tourists, he told me, especially those who go for children.
A cave where young Kenyan boys and girls are sexually exploited.
The trade is illegal in Kenya and this is a perfect hideout.
As the tide comes in, the caves become cut off from the rest of the beach. There is a lot of dead seaweed on the floor that is used as a mattress, Peter says.
The tourists prefer girls aged 15 to 17, he adds.
Some of these men, Peter says, like to involve dogs and pay the girls up to $500 to film this.
Read the full story at bbc.co.uk


I saw the first picture, then below I didn’t expect that…
musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

wakeupslaves:

Italian Tourists Luring Poor Kenyan Children Into Prostitution
| Posted by Tracy 
 Kenya’s coastal town of Malindi may look like a tropical paradise, but it is host to a hidden child sex trade. Children as young as 12 years old say they are being lured into prostitution and pornography by tourists willing to pay handsomely for sex in secret locations.
Charlotte Attwood of BBC Africa went to Malindi to investigate and reported the following.
Just beneath a wall on one of the busy tourist beaches in Malindi, children loiter in the hope of attracting a customer. I met two girls and a boy – all under the age of 18 –  and all who admit to selling their bodies to foreigners for sex.
In a good month, they can get a client every day, one of the girls said.
Most of the tourists in Malindi come from Italy, and their clients are mostly Italian men between the age of 50 and 80, she said.
With a dull look in her eye, 16-year-old Maria explained how she goes about her daily business.
“I ask my friends who work as beach boys to find me a male tourist. When I get a client, we strike a deal, say for $60 (£35, US$58),” she says.
While I was sitting with the children, I saw an elderly man approach the two girls with money in his hands. Once he spotted me, he signaled to the girls that he would be back later.
The authorities in Malindi have been trying to tackle the problem, and hotels now bar young local girls from visiting tourist rooms.
But Naomi Kazungu, the local government child protection officer, said that this has created another problem, as the trade has been driven underground.
The children are no longer going to hotels, but to private villas, Kazungu said.
Peter is one of the beach boys in Malindi who admits to facilitating this business.
He took me 300 metres (1,000ft) up the beach, around a rocky escarpment to a cave. It is a favorite spot for sex tourists, he told me, especially those who go for children.
A cave where young Kenyan boys and girls are sexually exploited.
The trade is illegal in Kenya and this is a perfect hideout.
As the tide comes in, the caves become cut off from the rest of the beach. There is a lot of dead seaweed on the floor that is used as a mattress, Peter says.
The tourists prefer girls aged 15 to 17, he adds.
Some of these men, Peter says, like to involve dogs and pay the girls up to $500 to film this.
Read the full story at bbc.co.uk


I saw the first picture, then below I didn’t expect that…