i was watching a documentary on black hawk down and i had to make a gif of this lmaoo
Dilation and constriction of these organelles, called chromatophores, are responsible for the squid’s ability to change color.
Inside Nature’s Giants: The Giant Squid (2010)
Unique furniture designs by Senegalese artist Babacar M’Bodj Niang.
All Africa, All the time.
James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via bookshavepores)
Saudi authorities have deported more than 12,000 people to Somalia since January 1, 2014, including hundreds of women and children, without allowing any to make refugee claims. Saudi Arabia should end the summary deportations, which risk violating its international obligations not to return anyone to a place where their life or freedom is threatened or where they face other serious harm.
Seven Somalis recently deported from Saudi Arabia told Human Rights Watch researchers in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, that the Saudi authorities had detained them for weeks in appalling conditions and some said Saudi security personnel beat them. None had been allowed to speak with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to discuss possible refugee claims before being deported. UNHCR said in mid-January that “south central Somalia is a very dangerous place.” UNHCR also said the Saudi authorities have denied its staff access to detained Somalis in the country.
Photo: Sadiyo, a Somali woman, told Human Rights Watch that while awaiting deportation in the Jeddah airport, a police officer struck her in the back with a baton. Sadiyo was nine-months pregnant and gave birth on the flight back to Somalia. The Saudi authorities have deported at least 12,000 people to Somalia since January 2014 without allowing any to make refugee claims. Mogadishu, Somalia. February 8, 2014. © 2014 Samer Muscati /Human Rights Watch.
Saudis who leave Saudi Arabia are granted an allowance on top of full college tuition. How about they simmer down on feeding the rich.
My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my “Blackness” than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second.
These experiences have made it apparent to me that the path I have chosen to follow by attending Princeton will likely lead to my further integration and/or assimilation into a White cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant. This realization has presently made my goals to actively utilize my resources to benefit the Black community more desirable. [x]
excerpt from "Princeton-educated Blacks and the Black Community,”
A thesis presented to Princeton University by Michelle LaVaughn Robinson (Michelle Obama)