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  2. thepeoplesrecord:

    "I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny." - Happy birthday, M.I.A.!

    (via angelsontheground)

     
  3. selamx:

    johnthelutheran:

    rhube:

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    jumpingjacktrash:

    becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

    ultrafacts:

    Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

    YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

    This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

    more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

    it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

    Oh yes, acacia trees.

    They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

    And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

    And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

    Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

    So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

    Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

    This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

    Fantastic.

    The Great Green Wall, to resist the encroachment of the Sahara. Fascinating.

    Lol u had me at “12 African countries have come together”

     

  4. tikken:

    nihileigh:

    When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?

    Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

    ’*ESPECIALLY if it violates or humiliates her in the process.’, imo.

    (via lebeam)

     
  5. maghrabiyya:

    let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second

    my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture

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  6. specialnights:

    Food For Thought By Leroy Campbell.

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  7. sewingstardom:

    Yasssssss bey!

    (Source: beyoncefashionstyle)

     
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  9. shaky:

    I’m stuck between wanting:

    1. A long lasting relationship with my soulmate who supports me and protects me and is my partner and we are completely bad ass together and in love

    2. Wanting to have casual sex and rip out the heart of everyone person I meet

    3. Being independent and having a loyal dog while I’m married to my career

    (via angelsontheground)

     
  10. black-boys:

    Bruck Tekle by Horacio Hamlet | Fantastics Mag

     
  11. alldopeeverything:

    Naomi Campbell x Interview Magazine.

    (Source: babahshotme, via heartsoulandcurves)

     
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  14. Congrats to Hiwotiye & Biruk.💍#habeshabrides #habeshawedding #love (at Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Mekane Selam Eyesus Church)

     
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