"I feel terrible I didn’t just follow my tumblr followers sooner. I’m sorry about that. It was becoming a chore to tumbl."
Wallace Hirsch, Dramaturg
As cool as his work is, I’m not a fan.
Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1990s
I could be wrong and I’m not going to check, but I believe he directed a French trilogy namely, Red, White, and Blue.
That Time I Was Tina Belcher IRL:
Tonight I walked into a local Harlem spot for a beer and some food when I bumped into my friend and his dinner date. While my friend’s friend Michael looked familiar it wasn’t until halfway through the conversation that my friend said he was in the Sound of Music Live. You know, that NBC disaster of a production that we all live-tweeted yet enjoyed while coasting on a bottle of wine. Well it turns out he was Michael Campayno aka Rolf aka the guy with the butt. So I immediately asked him, “Oh have you seen all the GIFs of your butt on Tumblr?” He bashfully said “No.” Or maybe he said yes. It was loud and I couldn’t hear his response too well. I like to believe he said “Yes. Also Carrie Underwood was awful and we all were thinking it.” But I’ll never know because I was too busy thinking about those GIFs of him on Tumblr.
Life as we knew it is long gone.
At least one cop has been disciplined for ordering the NYPD’s highest-ranking uniformed black officer out of his auto while the three-star chief was off-duty and parked in Queens, the Daily News has learned.
"How you can not know or recognize a chief in a department SUV with ID around his neck, I don’t know,” a police source said.
Chief Douglas Zeigler, 60, head of the Community Affairs Bureau, was in his NYPD-issued vehicle near a fire hydrant when two plainclothes cops approached on May 2, sources said.
One officer walked up on each side of the SUV at 57th Ave. and Xenia St. in Corona about 7 p.m. and told the driver to roll down the heavily tinted windows, sources said.
This just shows that no matter how you dress, how much you achieve in life, how educated you are, how much money you have, what your status is, some people will see you as just another black person that’s up to no good.
To those who think we live a post-racial society…
I had to double check that this wasn’t from The Onion, The Daily Currant, The Freewood Post or other such satire site out there. Ugh.
Je Rêve de Paris: I Dream of Paris
In a suburb outside the Philippine capital of Metro Manila, is a street lined with large modern two-story homes called, “The Parisian Village.” It’s a neighborhood built ground up on euros funneled home by domestic workers living overseas in Paris, hence the name.
Through a highly connected network, odd jobs like ironing, babysitting, drying clothes are passed around, with sums that can average 1,000 euros—more if they can take on extra jobs here and there.
It is a lot more than the monthly P10,000 ($227 | €161) Rhoda and her husband, Ricky could make on their combined income as a public school teacher and jeepney driver, a common form of public transportation in the Philippines.
The couple borrowed a total of PhP 700,000 [equivalent to roughly $15,000 | €11,290] as a “placement fee” for Rhoda to get to Paris on a tourist visa. The placement fee is a package that comes with a suitcase, cold climate clothes and a briefing on how to credibly look and act like a tourist at the airport.
Rhoda now works as a nanny for a young child. In addition, she washes or irons clothes for others families who need looking for domestic services. Since labor in France is paid for by the hour, every hour, every euro counts and brings her closer to paying off the debt incurred [for] the placement fee.
It brings her no closer to returning to the Philippines, however.
In Paris as an undocumented migrant worker, Rhoda can neither travel home to visit her Ricky nor their 8-year old son. It has been three years now since she last saw them, but if she leaves France, she knows it will be the end of her family’s Parisian dream.
*Names have been changed.
Image and text by Ana P. Santos. Philippines, 2014.
From our archive - 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests
25 years ago today, college students began to gather in Beijing and other Chinese cities mourning the death of ousted reformer Hu Yaobang. Hu Yaobang’s death in April trigged an unprecedented wave of pro-democracy demonstrations. The April-June 1989 movement was crushed by Chinese troops in June when army tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989.
Top photo: Demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China (Photo by Eric Bouvet/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Middle photo: Several hundred of 200,000 pro-democracy student protesters face to face with policemen outside the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square as they take part in the funeral ceremony of former Chinese Communist Party leader and liberal reformer Hu Yaobang during an unauthorized demonstration to mourn his death.
(Photo by Catherine Henriette/AFP/Getty Images)
Bottom photo: Student protesters demonstrate in Beijing’s Tianamen Square in Beijing, China on May 25th, 1989.
(Photo by Eric Bouvet/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
“10,000 Baby Boomers a day will turn 65 – every single day between now and the year 2030.”
— Paul Taylor, author, The Next America
Rapper Andre Johnson Cuts Off His Penis, Jumps Off Building in Alleged Suicide Attempt
That’s so hard to believe. He must be in trouble.
Watch through to the end!
White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”
This is a perfect example of how fucked up Arizona is.