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aljazeeraamerica:

Rocking the symphony: How young black musicians are changing the face of classical music

In most respects, it’s like any other musical tournament. But the Sphinx Competition is open only to young black and Latino string players of the highest caliber. Its mission is to groom stars and to change the look and culture of classical music. After a half-century of desegregation in performance, U.S. orchestras are still overwhelmingly white — though increasingly Asian. A mere 4 percent of orchestra members are either African-American or Latino.

Read more at Al Jazeera America 

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benjpierce:

benjpierce:

i wonder how many ponytails i can put in my hair

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25

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i can put 25 ponytails in my hair

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posukkum:

Pray for South Korea

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gabifresh:

The gabifresh x swimsuitsforall bikini has been restocked and is now available to buy here! For more photos from this shoot, check out gabifresh.com! If you reblog, please keep this caption <3

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pulitzercenter:

They call this place Diwalwal. It is Cebuano slang that literally means “tongues hanging out from exhaustion,” or the way that miners describe themselves after a long day’s work on the mountain. It is an apt name for this hardscrabble mining town on the steep slope of Mt. Diwata on the Philippine island of Mindanao.

The boom town, a vast sprawling collection of rickety shanties and tin-roofed shacks, is 30 years old and still going strong. It is also a dangerously contaminated place with so much mercury in the air and water that even government health workers sent to assess the situation have been poisoned.

Mt. Diwata, the “golden mountain,” is one of the largest sources of gold in the Philippines and possibly the world. (Diwata means nymph or fairy goddess, a throwback to the animist past when Filipinos believed diwata guarded mountains, rivers and streams.) Since the gold rush here began in the early 1980s, mines on the mountain have produced more than 2.7 million ounces of gold, according to government reports in the Philippine press. The Blacksmith Institute, which monitors mining around the world, estimates that $1.8 billion worth of gold remains in the ground. Large mining companies extract most of the gold, but the small-scale miners have their own 1,800-acre reserve with Diwalwal at its center.

At the height of the Mt. Diwata gold boom, more than 100,000 people lived and worked in Diwalwal. Today, the town is home to an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 miners and their families, including thousands of children, who are constantly breathing mercury fumes and dust from the ore processing that goes on all around them.

Drainage from the mines courses through the streets of Diwalwal nonstop, carrying mercury, cyanide and other toxic chemicals into the Naboc and Agusan River. The Blacksmith Instituted cited the gross mercury and cyanide contamination of these rivers when it named Diwalwal one of the most polluted mining sites in the world.

Read more from Pulitzer Center grantee Larry Price now. 

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plixar:

he’s a happy puppy

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choice36c:

"MODERN DAY LYNCHINGS"

Kody (Pretty Boy) Ingham (pictured above) was found hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriends house on July 15, 2013 (the same night as the George Zimmerman verdict) in Athens, Texas. it was chalked up as a suicide and no investigation ensued, even though two hours prior he called his mother to pick him up from the site he died at. no newspaper article, just a four sentence obituary in the local papers and his family has been trying hard to make any mainstream news channel blow up the story to find the killers.

Roy Veal was found hanging in Woodville, Mississippi in 2004. he originally lived in Seattle and went to his mother’s home in Woodville to help her fight for the rights to their family land against a white man. Oil had been found underneath the land.

Roy’s head was covered with a pillow case and burned papers of the documented proof he had to prove his mothers’ ownership were found burned at his feet. He was later found hanging from a tree. His death was ruled a suicide.

His family is still trying to get attention for the case 

Reynard Johnson, 17, was found hanging from a tree on his front lawn on June 16, 2000 in Kokomo, Mississippi. His death was ruled a suicide even though the belt around his neck was not his. Authorities said since no hate group left a message by the body, there was nothing to investigate. Family members said the motive was his relationship with a white girl, he was constantly being harassed because of this.

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bulletproof-boyscouts:

Bulletproof-boyscouts recently hit 10,000 13,000(!!!) followers, and as a thank you to all the lovely people who have followed us in the past year, we’re launching our first giveaway!  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚

1st Grand Prize:

  • O!RUL82? Autographed album (yeahhh)
  • Skool Luv Affair album w/ Jeongguk or J-Hope photocard (you can choose which one you want)
  • This Rastaclat bracelet modeled by Suga
  • High Cut Magazine Vol. 120 [Issue Bangtan was featured in]
  • BTS official slogan (x)
  • BTS official bandana (x)

2nd Grand Prize: 

  • 2COOL4SKOOL album
  • O!RUL82? album
  • School Luv Affair album, all in mint condition
  • BTS Jersey (white or blackor BTS official slogan ( x )

3rd Grand Prize:

  • Skool Luv Affair album w/ Jeongguk photocard or J-Hope photocard (depends on who 1st prize chooses)
  • BTS Jersey (white or black) or BTS official slogan ( x )
  • This Rastaclat bracelet modeled by Suga

2 Runner Up prizes:

Both will receive:

Rules:

  • Must be following at least one of these blogs: bulletproof-boyscouts, hongsiyoung, parkjmn or bagntan
  • NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS WE WILL BE CHECKING
  • Multiple reblogs and likes will be counted.
  • International shipping available!
  • If you’re not 18 (or older) please get permission from your parents to give out your address!
  • We will be choosing the winners through random.org
  • Since the admins live in different places prizes may arrive at different dates.
  • Please keep your ask boxes open so we can notify you if you win + get your address! If we don’t get a reply within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway ends on May 6th at 11 AM KST.
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bulletproof-boyscouts:

Bulletproof-boyscouts recently hit 10,000 13,000(!!!) followers, and as a thank you to all the lovely people who have followed us in the past year, we’re launching our first giveaway!  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚

1st Grand Prize:

  • O!RUL82? Autographed album (yeahhh)
  • Skool Luv Affair album w/ Jeongguk or J-Hope photocard (you can choose which one you want)
  • This Rastaclat bracelet modeled by Suga
  • High Cut Magazine Vol. 120 [Issue Bangtan was featured in]
  • BTS official slogan (x)
  • BTS official bandana (x)

2nd Grand Prize: 

  • 2COOL4SKOOL album
  • O!RUL82? album
  • School Luv Affair album, all in mint condition
  • BTS Jersey (white or blackor BTS official slogan ( x )

3rd Grand Prize:

  • Skool Luv Affair album w/ Jeongguk photocard or J-Hope photocard (depends on who 1st prize chooses)
  • BTS Jersey (white or black) or BTS official slogan ( x )
  • This Rastaclat bracelet modeled by Suga

2 Runner Up prizes:

Both will receive:

Rules:

  • Must be following at least one of these blogs: bulletproof-boyscouts, hongsiyoung, parkjmn or bagntan
  • NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS WE WILL BE CHECKING
  • Multiple reblogs and likes will be counted.
  • International shipping available!
  • If you’re not 18 (or older) please get permission from your parents to give out your address!
  • We will be choosing the winners through random.org
  • Since the admins live in different places prizes may arrive at different dates.
  • Please keep your ask boxes open so we can notify you if you win + get your address! If we don’t get a reply within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway ends on May 6th at 11 AM KST.
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bulletproof-boyscouts:

Bulletproof-boyscouts recently hit 10,000 13,000(!!!) followers, and as a thank you to all the lovely people who have followed us in the past year, we’re launching our first giveaway!  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚

1st Grand Prize:

  • O!RUL82? Autographed album (yeahhh)
  • Skool Luv Affair album w/ Jeongguk or J-Hope photocard (you can choose which one you want)
  • This Rastaclat bracelet modeled by Suga
  • High Cut Magazine Vol. 120 [Issue Bangtan was featured in]
  • BTS official slogan (x)
  • BTS official bandana (x)

2nd Grand Prize: 

  • 2COOL4SKOOL album
  • O!RUL82? album
  • School Luv Affair album, all in mint condition
  • BTS Jersey (white or blackor BTS official slogan ( x )

3rd Grand Prize:

  • Skool Luv Affair album w/ Jeongguk photocard or J-Hope photocard (depends on who 1st prize chooses)
  • BTS Jersey (white or black) or BTS official slogan ( x )
  • This Rastaclat bracelet modeled by Suga

2 Runner Up prizes:

Both will receive:

Rules:

  • Must be following at least one of these blogs: bulletproof-boyscouts, hongsiyoung, parkjmn or bagntan
  • NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS WE WILL BE CHECKING
  • Multiple reblogs and likes will be counted.
  • International shipping available!
  • If you’re not 18 (or older) please get permission from your parents to give out your address!
  • We will be choosing the winners through random.org
  • Since the admins live in different places prizes may arrive at different dates.
  • Please keep your ask boxes open so we can notify you if you win + get your address! If we don’t get a reply within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway ends on May 6th at 11 AM KST.
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my-time-and-space:

flintstonevitamins:

do you see this

this is a white cube

the license plate is the chemical equation for glucose

sugarcube

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