biodiverseed:

If you live in a place where you can grow mangoes outdoors, you can basically count on them sprouting in your compost.

For those of us who have to grow them in little containers as indoor plants, the process is a little more involved.

Steps to a mango tree:

  • Eat delicious mango
  • Clean the pit so it can be handled without slipping
  • Gently and carefully pry open the pit with a knife
  • Remove the seed and wash it
  • Lay the seed on its side in a mix of wet, sterile vermiculite and perlite, or on wet paper towel
  • Fashion a greenhouse out of something you having kickin’ around the house. Plastic bags are great for this purpose

I’ve tried just putting the whole pit in soil, and also sprouting in a wet paper towel: I lost 4 to mould. This attempt was more “fruitful,” if you catch my drift (dad joke?).

#germination #mango

msdeonb:

cultureunseen:

Salute to the Mothers of our conscious struuggle who sacrificed much, so that we could have a tomorrow and to all the courageous Sisters who just weren’t having any of it…

1.   Angela Davis
2.   Assata Shakur
3.   Kathleen Cleaver
4.   Sojourner Truth
5.   Harriet Tubman
6.   Rosa Parks
7.   Fannie Lou Hamer
8.   Shirley Chisolm 
9.   Sis. Minister Ava Muhammad
10. Two Sisters who weren’t having it!

We should really know all of these women’s names and contributions.

(x)

inked-girls-all-day:

Damsel Suicide

inked-girls-all-day:

Damsel Suicide

thisismyillusion:

those that feed your soul > those that feed your ego

soulbindinglove:

I’ve seen faces gathered in the desert. Not to find God or to find an answer… just to be part of the possibilities of thousands of bodies creating energy. Out here there’s certainly alien activity… but where is where is here, are we separate from reality? Maybe we’ve landed on the moon… I hope I don’t have to leave anytime soon.

                            -Nahko Bear, Creation’s DAughter

taketheleadneverfollow:

THIS IS A PUPPY IT’S NOT EVEN A FULL-GROWN DOG AND IT UNDERSTANDS “NO” IT IS NOT EVEN A YEAR OLD AND YOU’RE TELLING ME TEENAGE BOYS AND MEN CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF “NO.” THAT IS BULLSHIT.

chicalatte:

weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:
Cherokee Trail of Tears
Japanese American internment
Philippine-American War
Jim Crow
The genocide of Native Americans
Transatlantic slave trade
The Middle Passage
The history of White American racism
Black Codes
Slave patrols
Ku Klux Klan
The War on Drugs
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
White anti-racism
The Southern strategy
The rape of black slave women
CORE
Madison Grant
The Indian Wars
Human zoos
How the Jews became white
White flight
Redlining
Proposition 14
Homestead Act
Tulsa Riots
Rosewood massacre
Tuskegee Experiment
Lynching
Hollywood stereotypes
Indian Appropriations Acts
Immigration Act of 1924
Sundown towns
Chinese Exclusion Act
Emmett Till
Vincent Chin
Islamophobia
Indian boarding schools
King Philip’s War
Bacon’s Rebellion
American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
History of the gun
History of the police
History of prisons
History of white suburbia
Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
George Wallace
Fox News
Cointelpro
Real estate steering
School tracking
Mass incarceration of black men
Boston school busing riots
And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).
(via Why there should be a White History Month | Abagond)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget

This.

chicalatte:

weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:

  1. Cherokee Trail of Tears
  2. Japanese American internment
  3. Philippine-American War
  4. Jim Crow
  5. The genocide of Native Americans
  6. Transatlantic slave trade
  7. The Middle Passage
  8. The history of White American racism
  9. Black Codes
  10. Slave patrols
  11. Ku Klux Klan
  12. The War on Drugs
  13. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  14. How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
  15. How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
  16. White anti-racism
  17. The Southern strategy
  18. The rape of black slave women
  19. CORE
  20. Madison Grant
  21. The Indian Wars
  22. Human zoos
  23. How the Jews became white
  24. White flight
  25. Redlining
  26. Proposition 14
  27. Homestead Act
  28. Tulsa Riots
  29. Rosewood massacre
  30. Tuskegee Experiment
  31. Lynching
  32. Hollywood stereotypes
  33. Indian Appropriations Acts
  34. Immigration Act of 1924
  35. Sundown towns
  36. Chinese Exclusion Act
  37. Emmett Till
  38. Vincent Chin
  39. Islamophobia
  40. Indian boarding schools
  41. King Philip’s War
  42. Bacon’s Rebellion
  43. American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
  44. History of the gun
  45. History of the police
  46. History of prisons
  47. History of white suburbia
  48. Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
  49. George Wallace
  50. Fox News
  51. Cointelpro
  52. Real estate steering
  53. School tracking
  54. Mass incarceration of black men
  55. Boston school busing riots

And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).

(via Why there should be a White History Month | Abagond)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget

This.

aphotic-eniola:

could a photo possibly get any more beautiful?

aphotic-eniola:

could a photo possibly get any more beautiful?

dynastylnoire:

rebelbaes:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

POLICE BRUTALITY/TERRORISM STRIKES AGAIN: Witnesses Say A Utah African-American Man Was Running Away From Police When They Shot & Murdered Him [TW: Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]
An attorney for the family of the 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by Utah police last week says the evidence suggests he was running away—contradicting earlier reports that he had “lunged” at the police officers.
Darrien Hunt attracted police attention Wednesday morning outside Saratoga Springs when he allegedly began walking around with a samurai sword. His family later described the sword as a “harmless 3-foot souvenir sword with a rounded edge” purchased at a gift shop, the AP reports.
Hunt was reportedly shot at least four times and died on the street outside a Panda Expressrestaurant.
Police initially claimed they shot him after he “brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword,” Utah County Chief Deputy Attorney Tim Taylor told reporters.
But Hunt’s mother—and some witnesses—say otherwise.
"They killed my son because he’s black. No white boy with a little sword would they shoot while he’s running away," Susan Hunt told the Deseret Times. “Those stupid cops thought they had to murder over a toy. This is my baby. This is my family. And they ruined my family.”
According to the LA Times, there’s evidence that suggests the shooting may not have been warranted:

According to Salt Lake City attorney Randall K. Edwards, an independent autopsy conducted Saturday at the behest of Hunt’s family showed Hunt had been shot “numerous times,” none from the front. 
"This is consistent with statements made by witnesses on the scene, who report that Darrien was shot to death while running away from the police," Edwards said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. "It would appear difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile these facts with the story released by the Utah County Attorney’s Office that Darrien was lunging toward the officers when he was shot. We continue to hope that a full investigation will reveal the whole truth about this tragedy."

The LA Times does note, however, that Edwards declined to identify the pathologist or provide reporters with a copy of the report.
[image via ABC 4 Utah]
Source: Gabrielle Bluestone for Gawker

You know shit cray when a white mom’s black son can’t even make it to 30. 

they don’t care if your mom is white when you look black

dynastylnoire:

rebelbaes:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

POLICE BRUTALITY/TERRORISM STRIKES AGAIN: Witnesses Say A Utah African-American Man Was Running Away From Police When They Shot & Murdered Him [TW: Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]

An attorney for the family of the 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by Utah police last week says the evidence suggests he was running away—contradicting earlier reports that he had “lunged” at the police officers.

Darrien Hunt attracted police attention Wednesday morning outside Saratoga Springs when he allegedly began walking around with a samurai sword. His family later described the sword as a “harmless 3-foot souvenir sword with a rounded edge” purchased at a gift shop, the AP reports.

Hunt was reportedly shot at least four times and died on the street outside a Panda Expressrestaurant.

Police initially claimed they shot him after he “brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword,” Utah County Chief Deputy Attorney Tim Taylor told reporters.

But Hunt’s mother—and some witnesses—say otherwise.

"They killed my son because he’s black. No white boy with a little sword would they shoot while he’s running away," Susan Hunt told the Deseret Times. “Those stupid cops thought they had to murder over a toy. This is my baby. This is my family. And they ruined my family.”

According to the LA Times, there’s evidence that suggests the shooting may not have been warranted:

According to Salt Lake City attorney Randall K. Edwards, an independent autopsy conducted Saturday at the behest of Hunt’s family showed Hunt had been shot “numerous times,” none from the front. 

"This is consistent with statements made by witnesses on the scene, who report that Darrien was shot to death while running away from the police," Edwards said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. "It would appear difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile these facts with the story released by the Utah County Attorney’s Office that Darrien was lunging toward the officers when he was shot. We continue to hope that a full investigation will reveal the whole truth about this tragedy."

The LA Times does note, however, that Edwards declined to identify the pathologist or provide reporters with a copy of the report.

[image via ABC 4 Utah]

Source: Gabrielle Bluestone for Gawker

You know shit cray when a white mom’s black son can’t even make it to 30. 

they don’t care if your mom is white when you look black