1. Notes: 476 / 2 hours ago  from micdotcom
    "As the world watches the events unfolding in Ferguson, many people have thought “how can I help?”. As a public school teacher, my first thought is always about the children involved in any tragic situation like this. When I found out school had been canceled for several days as a result of the civil unrest, I immediately became worried for the students in households with food instability. Many children in the US eat their only meals of the day, breakfast and lunch, at school. With school out, kids are undoubtedly going hungry.

    ALL OF THIS MONEY WILL GO TO FEED KIDS IN FERGUSON. A dollar or a hundred dollars, it doesn’t matter. You will be helping to put food in the mouth of a child who needs it. Regardless of your opinion on the civil unrest in Ferguson, there is no need for innocent children to go hungry because of it."
  2. Notes: 302 / 2 hours ago  from micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    U.S. airports won’t show you these women’s rights ads, so we will

    UltraViolet, an advocacy group aimed at fighting sexism and expanding women’s rights, recently attempted to launch such an ad campaign in several airports. They focused on states with both booming tourist industries and histories of economic inequality between the sexes, like Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina.

    When the targeted airports got wind of the ads, however, they flat-out refused to run them.

    See more form the campaign | Follow micdotcom 

  3. Notes: 227 / 1 day ago  from brandipbenton (originally from remainblessed)
    remainblessed:

This message speaks volumes to me, hope it does the same to you guys
Get your daily dose of encouragement!!!!

    remainblessed:

    This message speaks volumes to me, hope it does the same to you guys

    Get your daily dose of encouragement!!!!

     
  4. Notes: 150 / 1 day ago  from brandipbenton (originally from remainblessed)
    remainblessed:

Get your daily dose of encouragement!!!!!
     
  5. Notes: 27990 / 1 day ago  from wilwheaton (originally from mercuryacejones)

    lexrhetoricae:

    mercuryacejones:

    Latest positive news out of Ferguson. Community coming together.

    Teachers: Heroes.

  6. Notes: 6653 / 1 day ago  from brandipbenton (originally from ummatii)

    ummatii:

    An honest friendship is one in which even after weeks of not speaking, things are still the same whenever you choose to speak. I don’t see the obsession with talking to people every single day online or over text just to call yourselves friends. If you don’t talk to me for a while, I’m not going to assume you don’t want to be friends.

  7. Notes: 25262 / 2 days ago  from micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    Most people give the homeless change or leftovers, Mark Bustos is cutting their hair

    For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.

    For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job.

    Inspiring thanks he received from one man | Follow micdotcom

  8. Notes: 11283 / 3 days ago  from micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    Police launched tear gas and stun grenades on protesters in Ferguson last night 

    The scene in Ferguson turned violent once again on Monday night after repeated clashes between police and protesters.

    Law enforcement officials said early Tuesday that they “came under heavy gunfire” and had arrested 31 people by the end of the evening, Reuters reports.

    More photos and video

  9. Notes: 37145 / 3 days ago  from micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

    With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

    According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

    20,000 people were without water | Follow micdotcom 

  10. Notes: 542 / 3 days ago  from micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    Photographer finds 96 kinds of real beauty you’d never see in magazines 

    Ladies, could you picture yourself displayed 14 feet high by 48 feet wide, swathed in beautiful designer clothing? Because most women will never see their body represented on billboards or in television commercials. As women, many of us live in a world where our bodies are constantly under scrutiny, while we are inundated with pictures of women whose job it is to be one kind of beautiful. That’s why body-positive blogger and activist Jes Baker teamed up with photographer Liora K to showcase women’s bodies in a way we rarely get to see them — unabashedly real, and without Photoshop. Really.

    When was the last time you saw an image of breasts that looked just like yours?”

    (Several images are NSFW)

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