"And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.

There are no words."

Ferguson protesters chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” Darren Wilson supporters replied, “Shoot!” (via brutereason)

reasons black people just can’t get over it.

(via dynastylnoire)

What the fuck is wrong with people.

Like WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE.

(No, don’t give me the lecture, I already know, and I’m STILL ASKING.)

SUNDAY DINNER: Diri djon djon ak poule (Black rice and chicken)

skilletpunk:

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There was a point in my life when I felt like it was my job to be an apologist for Haitian.

"No, cowfoot is really delicious"

"Goat isn’t gross"

"There’s nothing weird about oxtails"

But I’ve reached a point where I’m glad Haitian cuisine remains the hidden gem of the Caribbean. It transforms every meal into a secret shared between myself and my family. It transforms memories of plates and platters into an inside joke I share with any other Haitian I meet. 

In Haiti rice is the king of every table and diri djon djon - rice cooked in the ink like black broth released by the djon djon mushroom when it’s boiled - is the king of rice dishes. Most cultures treat rice as a side dish but I assure you, for Haitians rice is the always the star and anything else on the plate is extra.

Words cannot express how much I love black rice. If I had to choose a final meal it would be a plate of black rice with crab legs, pikliz, some fried plantains and my aunt’s macaroni salad; a true haitian gutbuster.

Let me warn before we get into this recipe: you cannot get djon djon mushrooms at your local market, or most ethnic markets either. Djon Djon mushrooms are native to Haiti and the only time anyone in my family eats *real* black rice is when someone takes a trip back to the homeland and brings some back. It’s a dish I haven’t even eaten in years because getting our hands on the mushrooms after the earthquake in 2006 was incredibly difficult. 

But If you live in an area with a big Haitian population - Queens or Long Island, NY, Boston, Miami, FL, Montreal in Canada, Newark, New Jersey all come to mind - you can probably to track some down. If you’re lucky.

Sorry, let me turn off my Ina Garten voice and stop going on about artisanal, hard to obtain ingredients. 

The closest you could get to replicating the look and taste of a broth made from djon djon mushrooms would be to use Chinese black mushrooms and a splash of balasmic vinegar. Maybe. It would take some fiddling that would be very difficult for someone unfamilar wit the dish to pull off.

For your purposes, that is, creating an earthy, hearty, rice dish, I’d recommend simply buying a package of button mushrooms, dicing the tops and using that and the stems to make a broth.

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This recipe is amazing.

savagelydelicious:

Hot Chocolate with Churros

*cries*

savagelydelicious:

Hot Chocolate with Churros

*cries*

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

betheboy:

quietandsarcastic:

Read it again:  EVERY.  SINGLE.  REPUBLICAN.  Yes, that includes women. 

Fuck.This.Shit.

betheboy:

quietandsarcastic:

Read it again:  EVERY.  SINGLE.  REPUBLICAN.  Yes, that includes women. 

Fuck.This.Shit.

dynastylnoire:

ambrosiajones:

fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

Hey everyone! :)
I decided to get a little dressed up for classes today.
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Everything except handband is from JCPenney. I got the headband from my local beauty supply store.
missorganizedchaos.tumblr.com

Oh, hello.

worrrrrrrrk!

OMG this outfit.

dynastylnoire:

ambrosiajones:

fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

Hey everyone! :)

I decided to get a little dressed up for classes today.

US 20

Everything except handband is from JCPenney. I got the headband from my local beauty supply store.

missorganizedchaos.tumblr.com

Oh, hello.

worrrrrrrrk!

OMG this outfit.

New branch added to European family tree

archaeologicalnews:

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The setting: Europe, about 7,500 years ago. Agriculture was sweeping in from the Near East, bringing early farmers into contact with hunter-gatherers who had already been living in Europe for tens of thousands of years.

Genetic and archaeological research in the last 10 years has revealed that almost all present-day Europeans descend from the mixing of these two ancient populations. But it turns out that’s not the full story.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Tübingen in Germany have now documented a genetic contribution from a third ancestor: Ancient North Eurasians. This group appears to have contributed DNA to present-day Europeans as well as to the people who travelled across the Bering Strait into the Americas more than 15,000 years ago. Read more.

latinegrasexologist:

African History in Puerto Rico (in spanish)

Super interesting video on the influence and permanence of African culture in PR. It’s only about a hour long

cutefemme:

stop making fat children feel bad about themselves

georgianadesign:

Richmond residence refurbishment, London. Amory Brown.

I need a closet like this.

georgianadesign:

Richmond residence refurbishment, London. Amory Brown.

I need a closet like this.

shmurdapunk:

shmurdapunk:

Home cured, house smoked BACON

reminder that I did this.I’ll post about it on the food blog next weeklong story short: making bacon at home is a really simple process I made needlessly complicated by not reading every step in my cookbook

THIS IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL

shmurdapunk:

shmurdapunk:

Home cured, house smoked BACON

reminder that I did this.

I’ll post about it on the food blog next week

long story short: making bacon at home is a really simple process I made needlessly complicated by not reading every step in my cookbook

THIS IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL