Particularly love these photographs by Matt Porteous who returned to Zanzibar to hand out prints of the portraits he had taken of the locals.
"Returning, fully equipped with a box full of prints, a bag full of pens, footballs and sunblock, we began our search for the locals I captured in my portraits last year. With the help of our friend and guide Roger, my quest was to handover the prints to the people who never have the opportunity to view portraits of themselves or their families. The closest most are likely to see is a peak at the screen on a tourists camera. They are always pleased to see their image for a split second before the happy snapper waves goodbye, jumps into an air conditioned van and disappears into the dust never to be seen again."
Today is #SpiritDay.
Did you know 82% of students report being verbally harassed in school because of their sexual orientation?
Did you know 64% of students report being verbally harassed in school because of their gender identity?
People all over the world wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ youth. Started on Tumblr and observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag.
Getting involved is easy: just wear purple on October 17th and turn your blogs, Facebook and Twitter profile pics purple using the app for iPhone and Android to help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Upload photos of you wearing purple with the hashtag #SpiritDay to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+!
Get more graphics, apps, and ways to take action to stand up to bullying at http://glaad.org/spiritday
Another movie based in Ghana and in line with our theme of the week.
The traditional West African fable of Kwaku Ananse is combined with the story of a young outsider named Nyan Koronhwea attending her estranged father’s funeral. Nyan’s father led two separate lives with two wives and two families - one in Ghana, one in the United States. Nyan’s ambivalence about her father’s double life is a reflection of a broader truth about the nature of our personal relationships.
Much like Ghana must Go we find a character exploring the complicated feelings of mourning someone whose death forces the character to deal with a number of betrayals.
Democrat Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, has won the U.S. Senate election in New Jersey, handily defeating Republican opponent Steve Lonegan,a former small-town New Jersey mayor, with 55 percent of the vote, according to polls.
Booker becomes the second African-American in the Senate along with Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina.
Voters in New Jersey headed to the polls Wednesday to cast ballots in the special election to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat, left open after the death of Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg in June.
Booker, who was heavily favored to win, characterized the race as a referendum on the partisan gridlock that has paralyzed Washington in recent weeks, while Lonegan argued in support of the partial federal government shutdown that began more than two weeks ago.
Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
v happy, good hearted man
Tumblr’s favorite Twitter user just made the Senate a little less white and scary.
Cory Booker is the fucking man