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chroniclebooks:

5 Unforgettable Love Letters to Libraries
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alwayslabellavita:

What isn’t cultural appropration:

• Trying/eating/making a culture’s food
• Listening to that culture’s music
• Watching that culture’s movies
• Reading that culture’s books
• Appreciating that culture’s art
• Wearing that culture’s clothing IF in a setting…

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"Necessity has the face of a dog."

Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014. From Oxford Essential Quotations.

Today we’re remembering Gabriel García Márquez, who passed away yesterday. The Colombian novelist, short-story writer, and journalist was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982. His literary works have influenced writers all over the world. In particular, his novel Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967) was a landmark in literary theory and history, and gave rise to the term “magic realism,” leading many writers to imitate its style. García Márquez has always felt suspicious of pure realism which, in his view, is unable to capture the essence of Latin America.

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thoughtsofablackgirl:

CONGRATS.

Akintunde Ahmad Has A 5.0 GPA, 2100 SAT Score & Acceptance To Multiple Ivies

17-year-old student at Oakland Tech in Oakland, Calif., who achieved a 5.0 GPA and 2,100 on the SAT, has been accepted to top colleges and numerous Ivy League Universities: Brown, Chapman, Cal Poly, Cal State East Bay, Columbia, Howard, Northwestern, UCLA, USC and Yale Uni where he has received a baseball scholarship. Ahmad is leaving some people in shock at his accomplishments Ahmad describes himself as a “street dude” while admitting that his physique can be intimidating to people who are judgmental. Even his peers have underestimated him until he pulls out his cellphone to present them with images of his grades and test scores to provide proof. Ahmad has decided to narrow his choices to two schools Yale and Brown with plans of majoring in Pre-med or Pre-law.    

Well all I can say is I am proud of him and all other black young men doing well in school. I hope to hear more of him and others

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these two forever.

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cocofullofgrace:

WOMANISM 101

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that-one-october-night:

Frida Kahlo
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fairtradeusa:

Remember: there are many hands involved that make your morning cup of coffee possible.

fairtradeusa:

Remember: there are many hands involved that make your morning cup of coffee possible.

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warcrimenancydrew:

eveningoutwithyourgirlfriend:

this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time

forgot the third part: who else should have it NO ONE

warcrimenancydrew:

eveningoutwithyourgirlfriend:

this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time

forgot the third part: who else should have it NO ONE

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Lemme reblog again and let you know why casting that white woman as the female lead in “Drive” was so fucking wrong and fucked up.

Director literally gave her the part because she looked like someone he would want to protect (read: innocent, delicate, helpless).

These traits were ones he literally did not consider a Latina for. He picked her specifically because he fit that damsel in distress imagine that’s been coded as white (and what’s made women of color “unrapeable”).

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"I believe in the flesh and the appetites,
Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me
is a miracle."

— Walt Whitman, “Leaves of Grass” (via thelifeguardlibrarian)