Photo 23 Sep 9 notes elegantpaws:

courageouswanderersofcolor:

You ever envision a goal and have NO CLUE how you’re gonna reach it? But somehow the universe aligns people and various scenarios into your life to help you achieve what seemed to be unattainable…? | Yep, that’s pretty much the story of my life. And, for that I am grateful. #blessed #neverstopbelieving #travelnoire #rio #brazil by jasminealston http://instagram.com/p/tQ42sfxFJM/

Best caption because it is true.

elegantpaws:

courageouswanderersofcolor:

You ever envision a goal and have NO CLUE how you’re gonna reach it? But somehow the universe aligns people and various scenarios into your life to help you achieve what seemed to be unattainable…? | Yep, that’s pretty much the story of my life. And, for that I am grateful. #blessed #neverstopbelieving #travelnoire #rio #brazil by jasminealston http://instagram.com/p/tQ42sfxFJM/

Best caption because it is true.

Photo 23 Sep 6 notes kerikrew:

Apparently Serge taught Keri his lingala. Translation:
S: “Hello Keri, how are you?”
K: “I’m fine.”
S: “What’s up?”
K: “Nothing.”
K: “Where are we going?”
S: “We are going shopping!”

kerikrew:

Apparently Serge taught Keri his lingala. Translation:
S: “Hello Keri, how are you?”
K: “I’m fine.”
S: “What’s up?”
K: “Nothing.”
K: “Where are we going?”
S: “We are going shopping!”

via Keri Krew.
Video 22 Sep 2,321 notes

dynamicafrica:

In Photos: The Agbogbloshie Problem.

Waste management in many African countries is a major problem.  From littering, to proper sewer and refuse disposal, air pollution and even access to clean water, the basic needs of many African citizens are ignored by those responsible for for carrying out these services. Across the leadership spectrum, from local municipalities and national governments, these failures often fall into a larger and highly disturbing trend of citizen neglect within many African countries.

Forced to  resort to their own initiatives, it’s not unsurprising to hear and see people across the continent carrying out their own form of waste management and address the health and sanitation issues in their own communities, leading to both negative and positive consequences. Although many are familiar with the West’s portrayal of Somali pirates as money-hungry gun-toting kidnappers (see: Captain Phillips), their story is much more complex than that. It begins with the dumping of toxic waste by and the looting of their seas by foreign countries, and progresses with action by local Somali’s attempting to defend their coastline. Similarly, in southeastern Nigerian where oil pollution remains a continuous health hazard and danger to the surrounding flora and fauna, bands of militant groups such as MEND took up arms against the local government and private oil companies responsible for the exploitation of their resources.

Although not as drastic, in terms of the use of arms, as the above examples, Ghana is another such country were citizens have found their own way to deal with toxic and improper disposal of waste in their communities.

Over the past several years, various images and documentaries have highlighted one area of the country in particular. In what was once a wetland and recreation area, e-waste now mars the former picturesque landscape, causing mass-scale pollution in the process. Agbogbloshie is the world’s biggest e-waste site that the around 40, 000 settlers have nicknamed ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’. Most of the ‘workers’ here are young men aged between 7-25 who sift through the e-waste in search of resellable materials, such as copper, earning around $2.50. As a result of the intense and toxic labour they engage in, many of these young men succumb to a myriad of diseases such as untreated wounds, back and joint problems, damage to their lungs and other internal organs, eye issues, chronic nausea, anorexia, respiratory problems, insomnia, and worst of all, cancer.

Even in countries like South Africa with better health infrastructure, miners face a similar dilemma where, faced with unemployment, many are exposed to hazardous conditions through their work and the lifestyle that migrant life facilitates.

With little to no access to basic and adequate healthcare, many often succumb to these illnesses. Not only does the waste have a direct impact on both the short- and long-term health of nearby residents, aesthetically, Agbogbloshie is far from a pretty site. Where small mounds and sizeable heaps of rubbish in Lagos disturb me when walking the cities hot and humid busy streets, I can only imagine how this ugly site and the government neglect psychologically affects those forced to accommodate it.

The images above are from a photographic study carried out by Kevin McElvaney and featured on Al Jazeera’s website.

What I love most about these photos is that, whether intentionally or not, McElvaney features most of the single individual photos on a make-shift ‘podium’ (resourcefulness, once again) almost as if to say that these people are above the rubbish that surrounds them. Not only in a literal sense, but in a figurative sense as well. 

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Photo 22 Sep 384,703 notes goatmusk:

i always feel inclined to reblog this because it is literally the best hair flip in the history of hair flips

goatmusk:

i always feel inclined to reblog this because it is literally the best hair flip in the history of hair flips

(Source: dolaredola)

Link 22 Sep 74 notes North Korea executes 80, some for minor offenses, newspaper says»
Video 22 Sep 11 notes

elegantpaws:

babycakesbriauna:

elegantpaws:

Happy Birthday, babycakesbriauna hope you have a fantastic day!

Dawww. This tickled me so. Thank you very much!!!!

Happy Birthday, Adorable One. What are you doing on your special day?

Happy birthday! Babycakes
Video 22 Sep 11 notes

elegantpaws:

babycakesbriauna:

elegantpaws:

Happy Birthday, babycakesbriauna hope you have a fantastic day!

Dawww. This tickled me so. Thank you very much!!!!

Happy Birthday, Adorable One. What are you doing on your special day?

Happy birthday! Babycakes
Video 21 Sep 302 notes

jessehimself:

Trailer for the film, The Good Lie.

Yet another good/effective [white] lie. The same, centuries old pattern, wherein CONTINENTAL African stories only have value when told both through the white gaze and with a central white savior.

Disappointed we remain.

Video 21 Sep 121,164 notes

loveniaimani:

riddlemehiddleston:

saltwaterandink:

lesb1an:

He is cute as shit

Kids React To: The sudden realization of their own mortality

I literally remember doing this as a kid

The 4th gif.

(Source: lolgifs.net)

Photo 21 Sep 193 notes libernation:

#NeverForget when Omarosa told Bethenny about her white privilege own her own show.
#BlackHistory #sancophaleague Post Made by @solar_innerg

libernation:

#NeverForget when Omarosa told Bethenny about her white privilege own her own show.

#BlackHistory #sancophaleague Post Made by @solar_innerg


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