Another Rose from the Concrete
Esta es mi gente, mi tierra, y por eso canto hoy.
Another Rose from the Concrete
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"Capitalism means male baldness research gets more funding than malaria."

Bill Gates, via Kanyi Maqubela. (via medicalschool)

VIA ONE OF RICHEST MEN, AND FORMERLY THE RICHEST MAN ON EARTH OKAY

(via zuriyaa)

Capitalism is the Gates Foundation investing hundreds of millions of dollars in oil companies such as ConocoPhillips and Exxon that have been responsible for extracting resources from African countries, environmental degradation, political corruption, human rights abuses, etc.

Capitalism is the Gates Foundation having major stock holdings and financial partnerships with multinational pharmaceutical companies responsible for using patent laws to aggressively advocate against the distribution of cheap, generic drugs thus significantly restricting access to affordable medications to the Global South.

Capitalism is Bill Gates teaming up with the World Bank, an institution whose structural adjustment policies and foreign aide conditionalities forced governments to adopt free market principles and privatize public resources and consequently exacerbating issues of poverty and inequality.

(via hagereseb)

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saberspinner:

mobabyducky:

MY HEART

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saberspinner:

mobabyducky:

MY HEART

I actually just started tearing up in the middle of the marshall center lol
saberspinner:

mobabyducky:

MY HEART

I actually just started tearing up in the middle of the marshall center lol
saberspinner:

mobabyducky:

MY HEART

I actually just started tearing up in the middle of the marshall center lol
saberspinner:

mobabyducky:

MY HEART

I actually just started tearing up in the middle of the marshall center lol
saberspinner:

mobabyducky:

MY HEART

I actually just started tearing up in the middle of the marshall center lol
saberspinner:

mobabyducky:

MY HEART

I actually just started tearing up in the middle of the marshall center lol
saberspinner:

mobabyducky:

MY HEART

I actually just started tearing up in the middle of the marshall center lol
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"

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Short Stories
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things–reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them–in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

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Kurt Vonnegut (via chrisarrant)
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vintageanchorbooks:

Truman Capote died in Bel Air, Los Angeles, on this day in 1984, aged 59.  Pictured is Capote’s grave marker in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Brentwood, California."Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe."— Truman Capote
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bootyscientist:

"it’s not about race"
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the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
the-goddamazon:

byrongraffiti:


female raps of the 2000s

Remy!

Black women really did it for the 99 and 00.
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femburton:

well i waited a whole day and no one gifed my favorite part so here
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msnbc:

Lucy Flores was born into an impoverished family of 13 children, abandoned by her mother in grade school, fell into a gang, was sentenced to youth prison and dropped out of high school. Now, she’s a lawyer and legislator, and currently running for lieutenant governor of Nevada. 

"As you know, I don’t have the typical background of most politicians. I think it’s important to keep in mind that no matter your past, it is possible to change your future. I realized that education was the key to my future and I had incredible mentors in my life who encouraged me along the way. I encourage young women to seek out their dreams and find people to support them in their pursuits."

- Lucy Flores #Women2014
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