“Researchers have shown that reading fiction promotes empathy. Children’s book author and illustrator, Anne Dewdney, echoes that finding when she argues that, “When we open a book, and share our voice and imagination with a child, that child learns to see the world through someone else’s eyes.” Sadly, studies reveal that parents in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain spend less time reading and telling stories to their sons than to their daughters. In fact, in as early as nine months, researchers found a gender gap in literary activities.”

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Featurette - Caesar’s Story (2014) - Andy Serkis Sci-Fi Movie HD

this movie is great.

Kendrick Lamar - Decoded: “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst”

one of the most brilliant and promising minds/hearts/souls of our “millenial” generation. i pray he can keep his head amidst the glamour and glitz of everything coming at him, but also don’t think it fair to place all our hip-hop hopes and dreams solely on his shoulders.

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dregsone:

Mornin’ folks, here I have the 2nd installment of Everyday People, my mini-interview series featuring folks in the community. Today I’m interviewing the homie Kiwi, a Filipino MC/educator from Los Angeles but currently based in the Bay Area. Along with Bambu and DJ Phatrick, Kiwi was apart of…

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soulrevision:

Remi reminds us to put things into a global perspective.
soulrevision:

Remi reminds us to put things into a global perspective.

soulrevision:

Remi reminds us to put things into a global perspective.

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cindymayweather:

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on David Letterman (x)
cindymayweather:

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on David Letterman (x)
cindymayweather:

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on David Letterman (x)
cindymayweather:

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on David Letterman (x)
cindymayweather:

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on David Letterman (x)

cindymayweather:

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on David Letterman (x)

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daughtersofdig:

READ: Why Mixed with White isn’t White via Hyphen magazine - Asian American arts, culture, and politics

beautiful (and concise) piece. brevity is brilliance. a useful lens to peep for white folks, people of color who identify as monoracial, mixed heritage PoC who have two parents of color, and just as importantly (if not moreso), people of color with one white parent who have been pushed/threatened and pulled/bribed to assimilate into the dominant culture, while blindly committing varying and various degrees of suicide.

always(!) a must for us to do our best to invite critique from our family and friends of color who have less (if any) connection to dominant white society, around the ways we un/knowingly benefit (or align ourselves with those that do) at their expense. and at the same time, we must be willing and able to identify, articulate and speak to our own experiences in a society and world bent on demonizing/deifying/dehumanizing and dividing our families, communities and selves in the name of white supremacy and organized historical amnesia.      

“Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern, you change your attitude. Once you change your attitude, it changes your behavior pattern and then you go on into some action.”

Malcolm X

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