news-from-syria:

RIP SERENA SHIM  you bravely exposed Turkey’s role in the destabilization of Syria and now they killed you? 

Serena is an American journalist has been killed in a car crash in Turkey just a day after claiming she claimed the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her reporting of the siege of Kobane.

Serena Shim, who worked for Iran’s state-owned Press TV as Turkey correspondent, died in the city of Suruc in mysterious circumstances  

Shim’s death came just days after she spoke on camera of her fears of being arrested, claiming Turkish intelligence agents had accused her of spying after one of her reports suggested ISIS militants were being smuggled back and forth over the Syrian border in the back of aid vehicles.

This is the video where she speaks of her fears and the threats she received ONE day before her death


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dynamicafrica:

#TBT Dynamic Africa History Post - Inspiration: “African Gold”.

From the ancient Southern African civilization of Mapungubwe, to the region formally known as the Gold Coast, for many African societies - both past and present - gold has and continues to play an important role in various aspects of their quotidien lives.

From the jewelry worn by women in the Sahara, Sahel and Senegambia regions, such as the kwottenai kanye earrings of Fulani women, the elaborate headdresses of Songhaï women, the gold jewelry and currency of the Moors and the Imazighen of North Africa, to the numerous gold cast items of the Ashanti and Akan people of Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, gold has been used to represent status and wealth, accent spiritual and healing objects, and as adornments for special occassions.

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babiegyrle:

sandandglass:

Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

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You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran  (via nauseous247)

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bitch-media:
Forever Young: A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks & Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox and bell hooks had a conversation and of course it was amazing. 
Read about the discussion

bitch-media:

Forever Young: A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks & Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox and bell hooks had a conversation and of course it was amazing. 

Read about the discussion

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50 years ago today, French police brutally suppressed a peaceful Algerian demonstration. At least 200 people were murdered on the streets of Paris.

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