August 28, 2014
"Forcing the police to put cameras on their dashes and wear them on their bodies is a good idea, but it will not force them to respect the humanity of black bodies, and it might not even be sufficient to get justice after the fact."

The Parable of the Unjust Judge or: Fear of a N*gger Nation

August 28, 2014
"The group allegedly helped scores of police officers, firefighters and other city workers obtain disability benefits by feigning mental illnesses, in some cases by falsely claiming they had been psychologically scarred by the terrorist attacks on the city on Sept. 11, 2001."

Ex-Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Playing Role in a Disability Fraud Scheme - NYTimes.com

August 20, 2014
"To be stuck in Levittown from generation to generation is not necessarily great, but it is much worse to be stuck in East Baltimore."

The Summer of 2014 and the Politics of Racism — NYMag

August 20, 2014
"Tantalizing to developers, delightful to passers-by and mysterious to all, it has sat more or less unchanged as the storefronts around it fill with trendy restaurants and boutiques, a familiar yet unrecognized vestige of the days when Williamsburg was known as a Puerto Rican neighborhood."

On Williamsburg Corner, Keeper of a Toy Gorilla, and Old Brooklyn - NYTimes.com

August 20, 2014
cosmopsis:

I just emailed MTA requesting info on these mosaics all over the 42nd Street/Times Square subway station that very closely resemble the Confederate flag. I notice them every time I walk through the station and finally looked them up. 
Based on what little information I’ve found online, Squire Vickers, who designed many of the stations and mosaics, may have designed them to pay tribute to the former owner of the New York Times, Adolph Ochs. (Ochs had moved the NYT building to Longacre Square in 1904, which was then renamed Times Square.) Ochs was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee and apparently donated a lot of money to preserve Confederate history—including $1,000 to the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial in Georgia so his mom’s name could be engraved on the founder’s roll.
MTA, maybe it’s time for a renovation?
(I am supposedly going to receive an email response within 15 business days.)

Ochs was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee and apparently donated a lot of money to preserve Confederate history—including $1,000 to the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial in Georgia so his mom’s name could be engraved on the founder’s roll.

cosmopsis:

I just emailed MTA requesting info on these mosaics all over the 42nd Street/Times Square subway station that very closely resemble the Confederate flag. I notice them every time I walk through the station and finally looked them up. 

Based on what little information I’ve found online, Squire Vickers, who designed many of the stations and mosaics, may have designed them to pay tribute to the former owner of the New York Times, Adolph Ochs. (Ochs had moved the NYT building to Longacre Square in 1904, which was then renamed Times Square.) Ochs was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee and apparently donated a lot of money to preserve Confederate history—including $1,000 to the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial in Georgia so his mom’s name could be engraved on the founder’s roll.

MTA, maybe it’s time for a renovation?

(I am supposedly going to receive an email response within 15 business days.)

Ochs was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee and apparently donated a lot of money to preserve Confederate history—including $1,000 to the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial in Georgia so his mom’s name could be engraved on the founder’s roll.

(via snapcracklehan)

August 19, 2014

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August 19, 2014
Watch the whole first season of Broad City

notnadia:

aspiringpolymath:

Available on Comedy Central’s website!!!

This is not a drill!

DING DING DING DNG DING DING

YES

August 19, 2014
Why Obama won’t give the Ferguson speech his supporters want

(Source: dontcookbilly)

August 14, 2014
coketalk:

A man in a stars-and-stripes t-shirt picks up burning tear gas canister, hurls it back at the militarized riot cops who just shot it at him, and all the while he never puts down his bag of chips.
This photograph captures the purest essence of America I’ve ever seen.
I hope everyone under siege in St. Louis finds safety tonight.
Fuck the police.

coketalk:

A man in a stars-and-stripes t-shirt picks up burning tear gas canister, hurls it back at the militarized riot cops who just shot it at him, and all the while he never puts down his bag of chips.

This photograph captures the purest essence of America I’ve ever seen.

I hope everyone under siege in St. Louis finds safety tonight.

Fuck the police.

August 12, 2014
"Liberia, in a single year a year, uses less electricity for its entire population than the city of New York uses in a single hour."

Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for the Global Health Council on Foreign Relations. The lack of electricity means there’s no refrigeration, or “cold chain”, which makes transporting any sort of Ebola treatment very difficult. (via sciencefriday)

(via publicradiointernational)