My white teacher was like:
"9/11 is arguably the worst thing to ever happen in the United States"
All the pocs in the class, all 3 of us were like:
unless of course, you are one.
Shannon Wallace and Eugena Washington. Series by Shamayim
Today in Haitian History - August 23, 1791 - Saint-Domingue’s slaves revolt against their masters
While by August 1791 Saint-Domingue was already the theatre of much violence, it was the slave uprising during the night of August 22nd and August 23rd that most historians today recognize as the “beginning” of the Haitian Revolution.
The French Revolution sent ways throughout the Atlantic. In Saint-Domingue, though the Grand Blancs population was arguing for more autonomy from France, most of the Gens de Couleur Libres population demanded equal rights to their White counterparts (which should have been guaranteed by the Code Noir of 1685). Taking advantage of the violence erupting between those two fractions (and other competing groups like the Petit Blancs population) Saint-Domingue’s slaves lunched a massive attack against their masters in hopes of freeing themselves. Back in Europe, the repots on the situation in Saint-Domignue caused many debates as it eventually became evident that the rhetoric embedded in the Rights of Man could no longer ignore the question of slavery. In the next thirteen years, what began as a Revolution from above transformed itself as a movement from below and secured the fondation of the Haitian state in 1804.
So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!”
A Democratic Missouri state senator representing parts of Ferguson who tweeted multiple times “fuck you,” at Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon defended her choice of words on Fox News Monday saying she did so because she was tear-gassed for three days.
“The reason why I used profane language is because he has allowed us to get tear-gassed for three days,” Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am one of his senators in his party and he was at the state fair enjoying a country concert while we were getting teargassed and shot at. And yes, anyone who’s going to get teargassed deserves to say a few ‘F’ bombs here and there.”
“I represent my constituents, not Gov. Nixon,” the senator said. “He has been absent from the minority community his entire career and only comes before us when it is politically expedient for him. Or when he’s running for office, and because he has been outside of this community…let me tell you this, and this is important for your audience to know. He has still yet to come to ground zero. Yet to come to ground zero. He’s been in Florissant, he’s been in Normandy, but he has not spoken to the victims of the crisis we are dealing with and that is why I have called him a coward.”
A swiss diver, captured these pictures of one of the six anacondas he saw on his 10 day trip to Mato Grosso in Brazil. This one was about 26-feet long.
"At the first moment it’s scary because you don’t know the animal and everybody says it’s dangerous. ‘But after a while you understand that nothing happens if you respect the snake. ‘I have never been so close to a snake like this before. But I think a small poisonous snake is more scary than a big one. At least you can see the anacondas clearly and know what they’re doing." - Franco Banfi
so, you don’t have to kill it…
Thirteen-year-old sensation Mo’ne Davis, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, has become the first Little Leaguer to grace the national cover of Sports Illustrated. The 5-foot-4 inch, 111-pound eighth grader is not only taking the Little League World Series by storm, but also she has captured the nation’s attention.
"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"
- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)