itscalmatic:

South Central, Los Angeles, Ca, 2014

itscalmatic:

South Central, Los Angeles, Ca, 2014

fotojournalismus:

"Thousands of migrants ride atop the trains, known as “la bestia,” or the beast, during their long and perilous journey through Mexico to the U.S. border. Many of the immigrants are robbed or assaulted by gangs who control the train tops, while others fall asleep and tumble down, losing limbs or perishing under the wheels of the trains. Only a fraction of the immigrants who start the journey will arrive safely on their first attempt to illegally enter the United States.” — Getty Images

Getty Images photographer John Moore explores the grueling journey of many Central American immigrants who are making their way to the United States in hopes of a better life. [More photos]

latimes:

Protests for Trayvon Martin intensity in Los Angeles, continue nationwide

Peaceful demonstrations turned violent last night in L.A. as some protesters broke off from the crowd, vandalizing cars and stores near Leimert Park, and attacked several people.

About 350 Los Angeles Police Department officers swarmed the Crenshaw district after groups of youths broke away from the demonstration protesting the George Zimmerman murder trial verdict.

The group roamed Crenshaw Boulevard and neighboring streets breaking windows, setting fires and attacking several people. Among those attacked were a television reporter and his cameraman, according to law enforcement authorities.

But the acts of violence, which sparked up elsewhere in L.A. and in Oakland, aren’t emblematic of the widespread response to Zimmerman’s acquittal. As put by Najee Ali, an activist speaking for community leaders organizing demonstrations in Leimert Park:

“Let’s honor Trayvon Martin’s legacy by not breaking the law. Let’s keep it peaceful.”

Read more on the protests, and the crackdown by authorities, over at L.A. Now.

Photos: Ricardo DeAratanha, Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times, David Goldman / Associated Press

smithsonian:

Women in Science Wednesday!
Organic chemists Fern P. Rathe and her co-scientists, Karl August Folkers (1906-1997) and Edward Anthony Kaczka (b. 1914), were the first to isolate the antibiotic cathomycin in 1955.
Learn more from the Smithsonian Institution Archives

smithsonian:

Women in Science Wednesday!

Organic chemists Fern P. Rathe and her co-scientists, Karl August Folkers (1906-1997) and Edward Anthony Kaczka (b. 1914), were the first to isolate the antibiotic cathomycin in 1955.

Learn more from the Smithsonian Institution Archives

I didn’t realize the beauty of South Central until I left the country for some time.

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fuckyeahsouthcentral:

livingvaguely:

Top 3.

Ricky!!!!!!!

fuckyeahsouthcentral:

livingvaguely:

Top 3.

Ricky!!!!!!!

vivalachely:

South central,L.A.

Avalon st! my hood

vivalachely:

South central,L.A.

Avalon st! my hood

latimes:

Just in case you haven’t seen the Coachella lineup yet…

latimes:

Just in case you haven’t seen the Coachella lineup yet…

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coolchicksfromhistory:

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was the first African American woman to earn an aviator’s license.  Unable to find anyone willing to train a black woman to fly in the US, Bessie learned French so that she could learn to fly in France.  She was the first American of any race or gender to earn an international pilot’s license.  
Bessie died at age 34 during a test flight for an exhibition in Jacksonville, Florida.
Bessie is profiled in a Smithsonian Channel documentary entitled Black Wings, which is airing this month.  An excerpt from the documentary can be seen here.  If you are interested in black female pilots, check out the novel Flygirl.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was the first African American woman to earn an aviator’s license.  Unable to find anyone willing to train a black woman to fly in the US, Bessie learned French so that she could learn to fly in France.  She was the first American of any race or gender to earn an international pilot’s license.  

Bessie died at age 34 during a test flight for an exhibition in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bessie is profiled in a Smithsonian Channel documentary entitled Black Wings, which is airing this month.  An excerpt from the documentary can be seen here.  If you are interested in black female pilots, check out the novel Flygirl.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Warrior - Audrey, Assiniboine Nakoda, Wolf Point, Montana
Date unknown, via Montana State University Library

coolchicksfromhistory:

Warrior - Audrey, Assiniboine Nakoda, Wolf Point, Montana

Date unknown, via Montana State University Library

The Curious Case of the Mexican Güerita Beggar

univisionnews:

What is wrong with this picture?

By NURIA NET

There are millions of brown children working the streets of Latin America. Shining shoes, selling candy at traffic lights, victims of human trafficking. Some are breadwinners in their families, some are just surviving on their own. But it takes one child who has blond hair and light eyes to make people wake up to this tragic, everyday reality.

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Los extraño demás. A todos. No sé qué hacer. Como es que vivir en otro país latinoamericano me hace cuestionar de donde soy y de donde vengo. Cuando me preguntan de dónde soy, no sé cómo responderles. ¿Soy mexicana? ¿Soy Americana? ¿Soy Mexicana-Americana, chicana que diga? A veces pienso que ni soy mexicana ni Americana. Ya somos gente sin cultura, ya mero somos como esos gringos que ni se acuerdan de donde son sus parientes, sus antepasados. 

Para que fingir? No somos iguales,

Ni lo seremos. Llevo sangre de villa y zapata en mis venas

Sangre feroz, sangre indígena y de revolución

No soy como tu, ni lo sere.