Drought in the Sahel by United Nations Photo on Flickr.





That’s how you fix a tattoo.

When I was a theist one of my favorite quotes was from 2 Corinthians 5.  I  was all about “Walk By Faith,” and was going to get a tattoo on my foot built around that phrase that I thought was amazing at the time.  Fortunately my common sense kicked in before I went through with it.  There is no way I would have been able to correct it like this.  It would have been a very bad thing. lol

This is great!
When I was in high school, my first tattoo was going to be the super trendy and totally awesome Jerusalem cross on the ankle (don’t worry, I didn’t do it).
Edited to add: HOLY SHIT.  I never knew the history of the Jerusalem cross until right now.  We were given necklaces with those crosses on them at church camp and I used to wear them with pride.  We were told they were “symbols of your commitment to share the gospel.”  They are from the freaking crusades!!

I have the structural formula for propane on my bicep!

"Endocytosis is subject to extensive and complex regulation and has a major role in cell signaling, cell-cell communication, and interactions between cells and their environment. In this issue [of Cell], Liberali et al. present a comparative, unbiased, and quantitative study of regulatory interactions between signaling, membrane traffic, and the cytoskeleton. They develop a hierarchical map of regulatory genetic interactions in membrane trafficking based upon their discovery of emergent properties of the endocytic membrane system and the evolution of its complexity as well as distinct regulatory programs that control subsets of endocytic activities and organelles. Cover artwork created by Lavinia Liberali and Luca Pitoni.” Via.

Photo Credit: James C. Lewis N3K #nakedblackjustice

"Shango with his three wives Oshun, Oya, and Oba"
Acrylic And Enamel on Board 30”x48”

Brain Evolution by Dwayne Godwin and Jorge Cham
(via: Scientific American magazine)

[As] long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled. You bleed for white people. But when it comes time to seeing your own churches being bombed and little black girls be murdered, you haven’t got no blood.

You bleed when the white man says bleed; you bite when the white man says bite; and you bark when the white man says bark. I hate to say this about us, but it’s true. How are you going to be nonviolent in Mississippi, as violent as you were in Korea? How can you justify being nonviolent in Mississippi and Alabama, when your churches are being bombed, and your little girls are being murdered, and at the same time you’re going to be violent with Hitler, and Tojo, and somebody else that you don’t even know?

If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it’s wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it’s wrong for America to draft us and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.

Malcom X, “Message to the Grass Roots,” Detroit, MI November 10, 1963 

(via owning-my-truth)

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