12 6 / 2014

skunkbear:

Here’s a bird’s eye view of the World Cup (nations), brought to you just a couple hours before the first game between Brazil and Croatia. All these images come from NASA — you can learn a lot more about the images and see them in beautiful high resolution here.

(via nprcodeswitch)

12 6 / 2014

Remembering Ruby Dee  (1922-2014)

(Source: midniwithmaddy, via fistoffight)

12 6 / 2014

black-belt-in-origami:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

what in the everloving fuck

black-belt-in-origami:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

what in the everloving fuck

(Source: thefreelioness, via cognitivedissonance)

11 6 / 2014

ebonymag:

Black Yogi Niki Robinson Channels Good Karma The Arizona-Based spiritual healer is changing the way African-Americans think about yoga with the recent launch of her website.
(via Black Yogi Niki Robinson Channels Good Karma - Wellness & Empowerment - EBONY)

ebonymag:

Black Yogi Niki Robinson Channels Good Karma
The Arizona-Based spiritual healer is changing the way African-Americans think about yoga with the recent launch of her website.

(via Black Yogi Niki Robinson Channels Good Karma - Wellness & Empowerment - EBONY)

09 6 / 2014

food52:

Break it down: Sangria edition.
(via The Wine Enthusiast | Visual.ly)

food52:

Break it down: Sangria edition.

(via The Wine Enthusiast | Visual.ly)

05 6 / 2014

bobbycaputo:

red-bird-writes:

NO NONONONONONnOOOOOOo

I’m not down with it at all but I do find it an interesting move if they were to do it.

hold up…wait a minute wait a minute

05 6 / 2014

fastcodesign:

Tera, a concept by Lunar Europe, is an exercise mat that feels at home in your living room. It’s essentially a glowing game of Twister, in which LEDs guide your hands and feet as you do yoga or pilates. But all of this technology has been carefully wrapped in premium Kvadrat wool. So during relaxation, Tera is just a beautiful rug. During exercise, it transforms into an interactive guide to your health.

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fastcodesign:

Tera, a concept by Lunar Europe, is an exercise mat that feels at home in your living room. It’s essentially a glowing game of Twister, in which LEDs guide your hands and feet as you do yoga or pilates. But all of this technology has been carefully wrapped in premium Kvadrat wool. So during relaxation, Tera is just a beautiful rug. During exercise, it transforms into an interactive guide to your health.

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04 6 / 2014

04 6 / 2014

3,000 posts!
yeah!

3,000 posts!

yeah!

03 6 / 2014