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Science experiments with the family on the coldest day in years.

survivorrat
pixelcycle:

survivorrat:

It is not “such a shame” that I’m not close to my family.

My family is not something I want to be close to. 

pixelcycle:

survivorrat:

It is not “such a shame” that I’m not close to my family.

My family is not something I want to be close to. 

(via moniquill)

Los Angeles Times
latimes:

A loving Inglewood father dies shielding his son from gunfire: Fredrick Martin Jr. made no effort to conceal his pride for his 8-year-old son. When they heard gunfire, Martin pushed the boy to the ground and huddled over him. He later died in surgery, but his son survived.
Photo: Fredrick Martin Jr. and his 8-year-old son, Fredrick “Tre” Martin III.

Don’t read the comments on any articles about this case. I fucked up & looked & now I want to kill everybody.

latimes:

A loving Inglewood father dies shielding his son from gunfire: Fredrick Martin Jr. made no effort to conceal his pride for his 8-year-old son. When they heard gunfire, Martin pushed the boy to the ground and huddled over him. He later died in surgery, but his son survived.

Photo: Fredrick Martin Jr. and his 8-year-old son, Fredrick “Tre” Martin III.

Don’t read the comments on any articles about this case. I fucked up & looked & now I want to kill everybody.

(via deliciouskaek)

deliciouskaek

The impact of slavery on the Black American: My DNA

deliciouskaek:

  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Namibia —> that’s a loooong way south!
  • Chad —> pretty far inland…
  • Sierra Leone
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Syria

And that’s not even the entire list. These are the results from my mother’s side, and do not include very much of my maternal grandfather’s DNA, as the test was done by my aunt, who does not carry a Y chromosome. My maternal grandfather was a Black Indian, though I never got to ask him which tribe. He was from Alabama, though. He was a bit of a prick who abandoned his family, so none of us talked to him much. I’m okay with that.

On my father’s side, I am only sure of Jamaica and India, but not of which areas in India. I’d ask my father to do the DNA test, but I don’t think he would. He’s a bit of a loon in much of his thinking. Maybe I’ll do it myself one day, and/or ask one of my brothers.

We’re talking about doing the DNA test so that our kids know more about their ancestry.

joyeuse-noelle

Joyeux Noëlle: Correct me if I’m wrong here. (HT: @SaynaTheSpiffy.)A person - let’s...

joyeux-noelle:

Correct me if I’m wrong here. (HT: @SaynaTheSpiffy.)

A person - let’s call them “X” - is in charge of a young woman. X does not allow the young woman to date or have sex; her “purity” virginity must be preserved. In fact, X strictly limits the amount to which the young woman can interact with men of any age. When the young woman is old enough, and when X has found a partner for the young woman who is sufficiently advantageous to X, the young woman is, with or without her consent, bound into marriage with the partner X has chosen.

Now, here’s the dilemma:

If X is a family member, the paragraph above describes “time-honored traditional marriage practices”.

If X is not a family member, the paragraph above describes sex trafficking.

I can’t be the only one who sees a problem here.

(via moniquill)

cabell

My MIL has no impulse control for baby clothes.

cabell:

Not that I’m complaining.

She texted me last week from a Carter’s that was having an end-of-year sale, asking if there was anything we needed; I said that more fleece and layering pieces would be good.  So yesterday we got this GIANT BOX of 3-6 month clothes, mostly leggings and long-sleeved/long-legged fleece pieces, with a couple of little jackets.  They’re mostly pretty cute (I love the animal print fleeces, naturally), and I am now considerably less worried that AJ will freeze.

I am probably going to have to do a baby fashion blog.  You knew this was coming.

I routinely tell people that my MIL has the only JC Penney black card in existence. They get in the kid’s clothing section & can’t stop buying things. It’s amazing.

(via thestoutorialist)

cyberspacecowgirl

tatar-sky:

Kitty!

(via bana05)

Captain William T. Shorey and family by Black History Album on Flickr.William T. Shorey (1859-1919) was a famous captain in the last days of whaling. He was born in Barbados, the son of a Scottish sugar planter and an Indian creole woman. Shorey began seafaring as a teenager and in 1876 he made his first whaling voyage. Whaling brought him to California and he married the daughter from a leading African American family in San Francisco. In 1886 he became the only black West Coast ship captain. Known for his skill and leadership, Shorey experienced many adventures and dangers at sea with multiracial crews before his retirement in 1908.

Captain William T. Shorey and family by Black History Album on Flickr.

William T. Shorey (1859-1919) was a famous captain in the last days of whaling. He was born in Barbados, the son of a Scottish sugar planter and an Indian creole woman. Shorey began seafaring as a teenager and in 1876 he made his first whaling voyage. Whaling brought him to California and he married the daughter from a leading African American family in San Francisco. In 1886 he became the only black West Coast ship captain. Known for his skill and leadership, Shorey experienced many adventures and dangers at sea with multiracial crews before his retirement in 1908.

kushxblunts
mslorelei:

Neither laws nor genes can make a family. Love does.

mslorelei:

Neither laws nor genes can make a family. Love does.