Monday, June 23, 2014

wretchedoftheearth:

sociolab:

ikaythegod:

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that there are 939 hate groups operating in the U.S. — a nearly 60% increase since 2000. This reminded me of my favorite quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

These words are helpful to ponder in any situation, but especially when there are still so many people in need of love — both those who identify with a hate group and those who are on the receiving end of the hate.

I’m really interested to see this data presented relative to state population.

Also, for clarification, I don’t support the commentary stated above.

The Atlantic actually did an analysis of SPLC’s data in 2011 with data (and a map) on hate groups per million people (by state) included. The highest concentration of hate groups, in order:

  1. Montana (13.8 groups per million)
  2. Mississippi (13.7 groups per million)
  3. Arkansas (10.3 groups per million)
  4. Wyoming (9.7 groups per million)
  5. Idaho (8.9 groups per million)

New York and California have a lot of hate groups, but fewer than 2 hate groups per million people (putting them very low on the list if you’re looking at hate groups relative to state population)

(and god is that commentary awful)

Monday, June 16, 2014

makaveli-immortalized:

A personal handwritten letter from Tupac Shakur, while in prison to Angela Ardis, including a very brief autobiography.

I really wonder who that married lady who was financially supporting him was :-/ 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

jheneaiko:

Jhené Aiko: Lyric Appreciation…. 

this is awesome ! get it . write . 🙏 I appreciate this so much , thank you for listening to my stories and reading my words ya’ll ☺️

(Source: fuckyeahjhene)

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Sunday, March 9, 2014

my sunday lessons.

#beyoutiful

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
from Kabul with Love <3

from Kabul with Love <3

allblackerrthingus:

Everything Hip-hop/Fashion

the legend lives on. :) 
once you let go of attachments on this plane, you fly through space and time (via shaifalah) <— my cousins blog documenting her travel by foot/hitchhiking from virginia to her destination arizona, where she will build a earthship healing centre <3 
Friday, January 24, 2014
You don’t need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfection. Wilson Kanadi (via aestheticintrovert)

(Source: psych-facts)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them. Iyanla Vanzant (via fassadenmensch)

I love Iyanla. #healer

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

badassafghanhippie:

Afghanistan Football Federation President Karim Keramuddin (C) holds the trophy after the Afghanistan Football Federation received the FIFA Fair Play award during the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 soccer awards ceremony in Zurich January 13, 2014. 

The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) won the FIFA Fail Play award during the FIFA Ballon D’OR ceremony in Zurich on Monday.
Thousands of the participants of the ceremony applauded as Afghanistan was announced winner for the award.
Afghanistan was honored with the award for the outstanding performance of the Afghanistan football during the year, despite chaos of war and difficult political situation the country is facing.
FIFA in a statement posted on its website said, “Following a year of remarkable achievement in grassroots level football, building infrastructure to further develop football throughout the country and nurturing a professional league despite enduring over a decade of disorder stemming from war, Afghanistan has been presented the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award.”
It was the first time Afghanistan was nominated for the award in FIFA Ballon D’Or award, during the 90years history of the Afghanistan football.
Afghanistan succeeded Uzbekistan to receive the FIFA Fair Play Award for the year 2013.
The Afghanistan Football Federation chief, Keramuddin Karim and Reza Aqazada, the secretary general of the Afghanistan Football Federation attended the ceremony and received the award.
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Joy. Hope. Resilience.

badassafghanhippie:

Afghanistan Football Federation President Karim Keramuddin (C) holds the trophy after the Afghanistan Football Federation received the FIFA Fair Play award during the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 soccer awards ceremony in Zurich January 13, 2014. 

The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) won the FIFA Fail Play award during the FIFA Ballon D’OR ceremony in Zurich on Monday.

Thousands of the participants of the ceremony applauded as Afghanistan was announced winner for the award.

Afghanistan was honored with the award for the outstanding performance of the Afghanistan football during the year, despite chaos of war and difficult political situation the country is facing.

FIFA in a statement posted on its website said, “Following a year of remarkable achievement in grassroots level football, building infrastructure to further develop football throughout the country and nurturing a professional league despite enduring over a decade of disorder stemming from war, Afghanistan has been presented the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award.”

It was the first time Afghanistan was nominated for the award in FIFA Ballon D’Or award, during the 90years history of the Afghanistan football.

Afghanistan succeeded Uzbekistan to receive the FIFA Fair Play Award for the year 2013.

The Afghanistan Football Federation chief, Keramuddin Karim and Reza Aqazada, the secretary general of the Afghanistan Football Federation attended the ceremony and received the award.

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Joy. Hope. Resilience.