Hey! I'm Lauren. I'm bi, premed, and black. I like lots of things, like tea and cats, anime, family and good musician and food. I hate lines, the bureaucracy at the DMV, badly cooked veggies and white supremacy/privilege. I am also proud to be black, and if you can't get with that, then scroll no further or I'm gonna have to check ya ass. If you're down with the Revolution though, welcome!Love, peace and cookies! :)

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beautiffulcurls:

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beautiffulcurls:

Sometimes a girl just doesn’t have enough time to deep condition. Life gets really busy, wash days are hard to come by, and your wash routine gets shortened. Sometimes you only have time to wash and condition your hair, without worrying about a deep treatment.

Here’s another scenario: you just purchased a new conditioner and noticed that it doesn’t have enough slip, or it isn’t moisturizing enough. You’d shouldn’t give up and toss it out, because there’s hope!

Last scenario: your favorite conditioner is about to run out and it’s wash day. Many of the steps below will help you to make your conditioner stretch until your next product haul.

Click here for three ways to boost your conditioner.

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atane:

atane:

urbanclown:

atane:

CNN doing what CNN does.

Isn’t that Africa?

It sure is. I really can’t believe CNN thinks Hong Kong is in Zamunda of all places.

I guess I have to reblog this to make myself clear. Apparently, all your sarcasm meters are broken because you are contacting me to tell me that this isn’t a map of Africa.
Ahem, I am the one who made the original post. I was being sarcastic towards the guy who reblogged the post asking if this was a map of Africa. In addition, I mentioned Zamunda.
Zamunda isn’t a real country. It’s a made up African country from the movie ‘Coming to America’. I know it isn’t a real country, which is why me saying that CNN thinks Hong Kong is in Zamunda makes it a joke. Get it? In light of this, I thought it would be pretty clear that I was joking. I thought wrong. People don’t think I’m joking. There is nothing quite like a white person correcting me about the map of Africa. It’s clear that I’m no comedian. Don’t worry, I won’t quit my day job. You can however quit contacting me about my “mistake”.
6 parting points.
1. I know that this is not a map of Africa and that it is South America.
2. Zamunda isn’t a real country. I know this.
3. I’m an African. Nigerian to be exact. Me of all people should know what a map of the African continent looks like.
4. Stop telling me I didn’t know that CNN made a mistake. This is a ridiculous opinion to have. Why? Because I am the original poster! I MADE THIS POST. I took the screenshot from my friend’s (Daniel) retweet. Go on, take a few moments to see who the original poster was.
5. Why must I explain myself every time? Last time, you jokers thought I was a white MRA and I had to explain that I was not a white man or an MRA. How anyone could reach those conclusions is truly baffling. Now I have to explain that I know that this is not a map of Africa. Lord Jesus. Things are critical when an atheist is calling out for Jesus…lol
6. You are all ridiculous and I want to destroy your computers. 

atane:

atane:

urbanclown:

atane:

CNN doing what CNN does.

Isn’t that Africa?

It sure is. I really can’t believe CNN thinks Hong Kong is in Zamunda of all places.

I guess I have to reblog this to make myself clear. Apparently, all your sarcasm meters are broken because you are contacting me to tell me that this isn’t a map of Africa.

Ahem, I am the one who made the original post. I was being sarcastic towards the guy who reblogged the post asking if this was a map of Africa. In addition, I mentioned Zamunda.

Zamunda isn’t a real country. It’s a made up African country from the movie ‘Coming to America’. I know it isn’t a real country, which is why me saying that CNN thinks Hong Kong is in Zamunda makes it a joke. Get it? In light of this, I thought it would be pretty clear that I was joking. I thought wrong. People don’t think I’m joking. There is nothing quite like a white person correcting me about the map of Africa. It’s clear that I’m no comedian. Don’t worry, I won’t quit my day job. You can however quit contacting me about my “mistake”.

6 parting points.

1. I know that this is not a map of Africa and that it is South America.

2. Zamunda isn’t a real country. I know this.

3. I’m an African. Nigerian to be exact. Me of all people should know what a map of the African continent looks like.

4. Stop telling me I didn’t know that CNN made a mistake. This is a ridiculous opinion to have. Why? Because I am the original poster! I MADE THIS POST. I took the screenshot from my friend’s (Daniel) retweet. Go on, take a few moments to see who the original poster was.

5. Why must I explain myself every time? Last time, you jokers thought I was a white MRA and I had to explain that I was not a white man or an MRA. How anyone could reach those conclusions is truly baffling. Now I have to explain that I know that this is not a map of Africa. Lord Jesus. Things are critical when an atheist is calling out for Jesus…lol

6. You are all ridiculous and I want to destroy your computers. 

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postracialcomments:

The parents of a toddler who was severely injured when a SWAT team’s grenade exploded in his face may be on the hook for all of his medical expenses.

Georgia will not pick up the tab for the more than $500,000 worth of medical treatment Bounkham Phonesavanh received after he was injured during a botched drug raid in May.

"It leaves me heartbroken to know that they really don’t have any compassion or remorse for what they’ve done to my family," Phonesavanh’s mom, Alecia, told The Huffington Post. "

I read all these articles about how bad they feel and how traumatized they are, but I don’t see it. I don’t see it in their words or their actions at all.”

A SWAT officer threw a flash grenade that landed in the toddler’s crib, badly burning him. The blast left holes in Phonesavanh’s face and tore away at his chest, exposing his ribs.

He was put into a medically induced coma for days and, at one point, had only a 50 percent chance of survival, his family said.

Authorities said that they previously purchased drugs from the house and that there was no evidence to indicate a child would be present.

The suspect, wanted on federal drug charges, was not there. The American Civil Liberties Union has challenged the assertion that there was no sign a child could be present, saying that there were toys in the front lawn.

Phonesavanh said there were no drugs found in the house and that it was “not a drug house.” Now, the county says it’s not legally allowed to pay the child’s medical bills.

"The question before the board was whether it is legally permitted to pay these expenses," the county said in a statement sent to the station. "

After consideration of this question following advice of counsel, the board of commissioners has concluded that it would be in violation of the law for it to do so.

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Reblogged from sensei-aishitemasu  32 notes
Honestly, I never even realized there was so few POC in so many fantasy stories I read. (And wrote when I was younger), I've recently started to change that, and basically finally get a grip on "This is my story, I say, fuck this society, fuck that rule of the universe, MINE! I CAN MAKE PEOPLE OUT OF CHEESE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! A person who isn't white shouldn't be hard to do!" I never even realized I was doing it. Or realized how many other authors do it.

writingwithcolor:

Yeah, it’s a hard mindset to get rid of! When all you see around you growing up is stories with only white characters, it’s hard to break yourself of the habit because it’s all you see in media. We’re glad you are though and we hope to help!

-Mod Satvika

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People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.

We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.

AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!

By The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv.  (via sara-the-narco)

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sensei-aishitemasu:

sixpenceee:

HOW THE MOKIN CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO SEE WITH AMAZING CLARITY UNDERWATER

The Mokin are a group in Thailand that are nomadic and have a sea-based culture. 

In the sea there is less light, so usually one’s iris will dilate. But the Mokin have an adaption where instead of dilating, they constrict as much as possible. 

This allows them to see with much better clarity. Recent studies suggest that any child can quickly learn this trick. It exemplifies how well our brain adapts to our environment. 

SOURCE 

You may also like: SWIMMING BABIES

Holy fuck

traciglee:


“The country needs a health care system that reflects its own diversity,” says Dr. Myiesha Taylor, an emergency physician based in Dallas. “You’d be surprised how many people still think ‘doctor’ means ‘old white guy.’ If we can build on what Doc McStuffins is doing, the next generation of patients will have a different view of the medical profession, and so will children of color.”

Learn a little more about Disney’s Doc McStuffins in this adorable and inspiring feature by my colleague, Geoff!

traciglee:

“The country needs a health care system that reflects its own diversity,” says Dr. Myiesha Taylor, an emergency physician based in Dallas. “You’d be surprised how many people still think ‘doctor’ means ‘old white guy.’ If we can build on what Doc McStuffins is doing, the next generation of patients will have a different view of the medical profession, and so will children of color.”

Learn a little more about Disney’s Doc McStuffins in this adorable and inspiring feature by my colleague, Geoff!

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portraits-of-america:

     “I came from a struggling family: my aunt raised all six of us with tough love. She knew that as we grew older we were going to have to go through everything she told us about. She died when I was 13, and everything she said turned out to be absolutely true. I remember when I was only 8 or 9 years old, she taught us about the road of life. She said, ‘Once I leave this world, ain’t nobody gonna care about you. You’re gonna bump it, and you’re gonna bump it hard.’ I’ve been bumping it hard ever since.     “I got pregnant a couple of years after she died—I was 15—and I didn’t finish school. I ended up going back down South to Alabama, where I got pregnant again. I’ve been on my own since I was 15 or 16 years old. I’m 30 now. It’s hard. I never had a childhood, never went to Six Flags, never went camping. I had my first birthday party when I threw one for myself at 28 years old. I was the oldest, so nobody ever asked me, ‘Are you OK? Do you need help?’ They always thought I was OK because I was so independent—I had no choice but to be.”     “If you don’t mind me asking, do you know why you got into relationships at such an young age?”     “That’s a really good question—I’ve never thought about that. I think I got involved with boys because of the pain and loss after my aunt died. Also, I really wanted a father, so I looked in other places for that love, that security and protection. I wanted somebody to protect me—I still do! I wanted somebody to love me. I wanted to feel loved.” 

portraits-of-america:

     “I came from a struggling family: my aunt raised all six of us with tough love. She knew that as we grew older we were going to have to go through everything she told us about. She died when I was 13, and everything she said turned out to be absolutely true. I remember when I was only 8 or 9 years old, she taught us about the road of life. She said, ‘Once I leave this world, ain’t nobody gonna care about you. You’re gonna bump it, and you’re gonna bump it hard.’ I’ve been bumping it hard ever since.
     “I got pregnant a couple of years after she died—I was 15—and I didn’t finish school. I ended up going back down South to Alabama, where I got pregnant again. I’ve been on my own since I was 15 or 16 years old. I’m 30 now. It’s hard. I never had a childhood, never went to Six Flags, never went camping. I had my first birthday party when I threw one for myself at 28 years old. I was the oldest, so nobody ever asked me, ‘Are you OK? Do you need help?’ They always thought I was OK because I was so independent—I had no choice but to be.”
     “If you don’t mind me asking, do you know why you got into relationships at such an young age?”
     “That’s a really good question—I’ve never thought about that. I think I got involved with boys because of the pain and loss after my aunt died. Also, I really wanted a father, so I looked in other places for that love, that security and protection. I wanted somebody to protect me—I still do! I wanted somebody to love me. I wanted to feel loved.” 

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safari254:


I was able to join Africa Point for their Save Mount Kenya campaign. Their Save Mount Kenya campaign is a collaborative effort between them and the East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) as part of their Tupande Pamoja initiative.Africa Point’s aim is to plant a total of 100,000 seedlings. You can support them by going to this link and sharing. They will donate a seedling for each share.

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