1. Depression: No More Guilt, No More Shame

    dreamhampton1:

    DREAM HAMPTON ON HER STRUGGLE TO MANAGE ILLNESS, DEPRESSION AND PUTTING HER CHILD FIRST

  2. theeternalsunshineofsarahsmind:

    Although I had seen the sign many times before, both in it’s original format or changed for resistance art, I never really knew what the sign was from exactly. Finally looked it up, and read this article about the sign, its location, and designer. Does anyone know if these signs are still up on San Diego interstates?


    PHOTOS (starting top left to bottom right:)

    1) The original sign

    2) I saw this sign when I was driving around in DC this week for the DREAM graduation. It was on a residential street, right in the heart of the capitol. It immediately struck me as resembling the “caution” sign—exact same family structure: man, woman, and little girl—but instead this family was some kind of polite bourgeois family that drivers needed to be warned was crossing the street in DC??

    3) This is Banksy’s kite flying version. He put it up in California, around the time of the 2011 Oscars according to this article.

    4) I really wish I could credit this version, I will keep looking for the original poster of this, but I had just found it on tumblr, really liked it, and saved it to my computer. If anyone knows who made it, let me know.  This is a Zapatista family, and it says “They won’t stop us, not here nor there.”

    5) “Los Angeles painter Rosa M. Huerta-Williamson depicted them as a modern-day Jesus, Mary and Joseph in 1994 when she painted ‘La Sagrada Familia en Aztlan,’ which features the characters running beneath a flaming sacred heart and cross.

    ‘What I was trying to do was indicate that this could be the sacred family and we wouldn’t recognize them,’ said Huerta-Williamson, who sold the painting to a Mexican-American professor and his wife. ‘As long as these people don’t have faces, white Americans don’t have to think about the fact that they have feelings.’”

    6) I found this here. It was also mentioned in the above article, and has been designed a couple different ways.

    7) This one is from this article. It’s by Luis Genaro Garcia.

    8) This photo is a cropped version of a photo from this photo set:   Photo: Yue Wu, The Chronicle / SF. It is from the West Coast DREAM Graduation that happened Saturday June 30th, 2012 in San Francisco. If anyone knows the name of the DREAMer who made and wore this cap, let me know!!

    (via lebanesepoppyseed)

  3. bostonpoetryslam:

Boston circa 1923. “Tremont Street and the Mall.” One of the later entries in the Detroit Publishing catalog. Note the big Chevrolet sign.

    bostonpoetryslam:

    Boston circa 1923. “Tremont Street and the Mall.” One of the later entries in the Detroit Publishing catalog. Note the big Chevrolet sign.

  4. kwesiabbensetts:

    (c)kwesi abbensetts

    Wondersome

    Self as an experiment.

    (Source: abbensettsstudio)

  5. luaunomi:

    GUYS! I know I said I was going on a Tumblr break but I HAD to share this. So above is my short film (which will eventually be expanded into a full length documentary) and this link is to it’s feature on the AfroPunk website!!! reblog and spread the awesome!!

    OUTSIDE AND HOME: NEGRA PUNKS

    This short doc explores the the experiences of Black women within the punk scene, and discusses the impact of community, lack thereof, and punk music as a potential force of love and affirmation.

    (via luaunomi-deactivated20121108)

  6. black-culture:

LaNisha Tinky Bush
Dance is a way of life!

    black-culture:

    LaNisha Tinky Bush

    Dance is a way of life!

  7. dominicandarwinism:

    This lovely person posted a link to 833 books. I downloaded a few.

    I’m reading Salem’s Lot right now by Stephen King.. that’s not in that list tho lol

    (Source: vergible-woods)

  8. unconsumption:

    The High Price of Materialism (by centernewdream)

    More at http://www.newdream.org
    Produced by the Center for a New American Dream

    Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.

    (via newmodelminority)

  9. alexanderfb:

Palacio Consistorial, Zona Colonial. Santo Domingo.

    alexanderfb:

    Palacio Consistorial, Zona Colonial. Santo Domingo.

    (via quisqueya)

  10. dailydiggings:

    2011 National Book Award winner Nikky Finney reads “Left” (by KYwriters)

    (via navigatethestream)

  11. emelindabaez:

    Cash Rules Everything Around Me, C.R.E.A.M! get the money, dolla, dolla billz yall..

  12. Don’t worry (about GDP), be happy: We need a better way to measure well-being

    univisionnews:

    GDP can’t measure this.

    By STEPHEN KEPPEL

    When we talk about economic progress we almost always focus on the expansion of gross domestic product (GDP) — the market value of all goods and services produced within a country. However, a number of studies have found that faster production growth does not necessarily translate into increased well-being.

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    (Source: thisisfusion, via vivalaesmeralda)

  13. buscandoelmoro:

Plataneros

    buscandoelmoro:

    Plataneros

    (via quisqueya)