Thursday, December 30, 2010

weekly scorpio

What if that intense ‘broken’ feeling you’ve endured these past couple of weeks were really a way to get you back on track in a deeper more meaningful way? What if for the first time in a long time you could see yourself for the beautiful lover you are and soften your defensive attitudes toward those you perceive to be threatening your comfort and joy? What if instead of ‘fixing it’ or ‘getting a new one’ you decided to turn back toward yourself and remember that you’ve always been whole and perfect? Wouldn’t the mirror then reflect only that wholeness and perfection back at you? This might be a good moment to remember that you’re traveling through a limitless field of possibilities and that this, or anything else, is perfectly possible.

What do you want? Can you open enough to let yourself have it?

Monday, December 20, 2010

El-P - Deep Space 9mm

exxxtra raw hip hop!

Calypso Frelimo

Lost in Transition

From his series Lost in Transition. “We have images, literature, explicit theories regarding the space that surround us and define us. To listen to these voices, the condition of space in our day, especially urban space is steadly worsening… His photos, devoid of human beings, show us the precise condition of an urban present between ruin and redefinition, between the unpredetermined and the construction site”. M Glasmeier

Peter Bialobrzeski, photographer
via : mexico

Lake Katwe, Uganda

From his series Salt of the Earth. Lake Katwe, Uganda

Andrew McConnell, photographer

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

If you can turn around and realize how valuable your own gifts and talents are you won’t be so inclined to measure your progress against anyone else’s. What others are saying to you has very little to do with where you are and what you can do with the very trying circumstances you find yourself in. As suddenly as you got here is as suddenly as you can be released, if only you will put your focus squarely on you and stand tall in your empowered freedom. It’s so simple the meaning gets lost, over and over again. You’re alone with yourself right now so you can be alone with yourself. Take the opportunity instead of grappling with the feeling of emotional loss, and you’ll find all the treasure you’ll ever need.

Then you can share to your heart’s content with your loved ones.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

After 9/11

After 9/11 - Sonia Sanchez from Robert Creeley Foundation on Vimeo.

Sonia Sanchez performed this piece on March 23, 2009 at the RJ Grey Jr High School in Acton, Massachusetts at the annual Robert Creeley Poetry Reading.

Sonia Sanchez is the 2009 winner of the Robert Creeley Award.

Femi Kuti - Africa for Africa

Femi Kuti | Africa for Africa |A Take Away Show #115 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.


From the series Witch Village.

In many rural areas of Africa, West-Africa in particular, witchcraft is still a firm belief. When someone dies (most commonly a child) the blame is often put on an aunt, neighbour or grandmother who is believed to be a witch. Once they are accused of witchry, they are often sentence to death. Some manage to flee. If they are lucky, they make their way to the witches camp. Here they can live in peace, but they will spend the rest of their life alone and inhard labour. This village in Ghana has been a refuge for accused witches for over 200 years.

Paul Patrick, photographer

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

dope mag covers

Oh My! I want..

i have been rocking my pearls but if i had these i wld rock them crazy.

People of Siberia

From the series People of Siberia, which is beautiful I must say.

Members of the 34,000-strong Nenets ethnic group lead a nomadic life on the Yamal Peninsula. They speak a Samoyedic language, have shamanist traditions, and live in tents called chum, which dismantle and transport easily. It takes 64 reindeer hides to make a chum, which becomes home to an extended family. The Nenets’ life revolves around raising reindeer. Each year the children go away to boarding school, where they stay for eight months. Despite the modern comforts they find there, most children choose to come back to the traditional way of life after school.

Claudine Doury, photographer

Arctic Ocean

Ten-foot-long (three-meter-long) sea nettle found by a remotely operated vehicle in the Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean.

Emory Kristof pioneered the use of robot cameras and remotely operated vehicles in shallow-water photography to the deep.

New Georgia Ann Muldrow

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

With a completely unparalleled triple conjunction involving your ruler, Pluto, Mercury and Mars on Monday night in your communication sector, new levels of understanding and connection are about to become possible for you. Invariably, everything we experience in our world is the result of the words we speak. Words are the material our 3D reality is made of … Words and the beliefs that generate them… While Mercury retrogrades (until December 30th), it’s probably wise for you to pay careful attention to your own words, the ones you speak and the ones you whisper to yourself when no one is listening. With Pluto in the house, it is possible to generate the kind of transformation you’ve been yearning for, and so much more easily than you’d ever expect. It all begins with the words you speak.

Spend some time contemplating this, then start talking.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hair Stylist Peter Gray

Paths of Hate

Paths of Hate, animated film, long trailer, Platige Image

Director: Damian Nenow

Bubble-smith Sterling Johnson on Stinson Beach


Friday, December 10, 2010

Nina Simone - Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter

funky Queen

and the pusher (You know I see a lot of people walking around here with tombstones in their eyes)

1963 Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam

The name of this tune is Mississippi Goddam
And I mean every word of it

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

Can't you see it
Can't you feel it
It's all in the air
I can't stand the pressure much longer
Somebody say a prayer

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

This is a show tune
But the show hasn't been written for it, yet

Hound dogs on my trail
School children sitting in jail
Black cat cross my path
I think every day's gonna be my last

Lord have mercy on this land of mine
We all gonna get it in due time
I don't belong here
I don't belong there
I've even stopped believing in prayer

Don't tell me
I tell you
Me and my people just about due
I've been there so I know
They keep on saying "Go slow!"

But that's just the trouble
"do it slow"
Washing the windows
"do it slow"
Picking the cotton
"do it slow"
You're just plain rotten
"do it slow"
You're too damn lazy
"do it slow"
The thinking's crazy
"do it slow"
Where am I going
What am I doing
I don't know
I don't know

Just try to do your very best
Stand up be counted with all the rest
For everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

I made you thought I was kiddin' didn't we

Picket lines
School boycotts
They try to say it's a communist plot
All I want is equality
for my sister my brother my people and me

Yes you lied to me all these years
You told me to wash and clean my ears
And talk real fine just like a lady
And you'd stop calling me Sister Sadie

Oh but this whole country is full of lies
You're all gonna die and die like flies
I don't trust you any more
You keep on saying "Go slow!"
"Go slow!"

But that's just the trouble
"do it slow"
"do it slow"
Mass participation
"do it slow"
"do it slow"
Do things gradually
"do it slow"
But bring more tragedy
"do it slow"
Why don't you see it
Why don't you feel it
I don't know
I don't know

You don't have to live next to me
Just give me my equality
Everybody knows about Mississippi
Everybody knows about Alabama
Everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

That's it for now! see ya' later

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Meshell Ndegeocello performs "Mass Transit live"

wow and wow again.

a note to my darkness

i was me before me and after me i was me so naturally i be two. blue black beings beaming at the same time."

now, now every children - giants

new song!

Ani DiFranco "Bodily"

You broke me bodily, the heart ain’t half of it and i’ll never learn to laugh at it in my good natured way. In fact I’m laughing less in general, but I learned a lot at my own funeral. And I knew you’d be the death of me, so I guess that’s the price I pay"

stone temple pilots lady picture show

she doesn't know her name

Dyke and the blazers - Let a woman be a woman, Let A Man Be A Man

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mexico 1926

Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958), Mercado, Oaxaca, Mexico 1926

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Deh-e-Kuchay, Afghanistan

This is taken from the memory card that was in Joao Silva’s camera on Oct. 23, minutes before he stepped on an antipersonnel mine at Checkpoint 16, near the village of Deh-e-Kuchay, Afghanistan. Mr. Silva, a contract photographer for The New York Times, lost both his legs in the explosion and suffered internal injuries. He is recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

NYT: ‘It’s the Photographer’

Fund for Silva and family at PDN.

Faces of Immigration

This picture, Watching the Developed World is part of the Immigration National Institute series Faces of Immigration.

This weekend I went to the MUAC and saw this inSite project that consists on documented interventions to the borderland between Tijuana and San Diego. Being Francis Alÿs and Carlos Amorales my favorites, there were also works by Kim Adams, Terry Allen, Gustavo Artigas, Andrea Fraser, Silvia Gruner, Javier Téllez, Judi Werthien y Yukinori Yanagi among others.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have free speech areas where the big wall has been built? Like Terry Allen said, where lovers can whisper sweet sayings, or read poems or just long and wave?

Chiapas, Mexico

Lacandons Indians, Hach Winick or « real men » who live in the Chiapas forest, south of Mexico. In the Naha village, Miquel Dewever-Plana is the witness of change suffered by this microcosm under the pressure of lackland peasants, farmer settlers, tourists and Christian evangelists.

Lacandones are rare to have survived so long. Traditionally they lived in perfect harmony with the environment but now deforestation and the Western way of life are ever encroaching, and by the end of our lifetimes these people in their authentic state will most likely be gone.

The Lacandon Forest is in the Montes Azules biosphere reserve. Chiapas, Mexico

Swat Valley, Pakistan

Swat Valley, Pakistan

Edwin Koo, photographer

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

What appears to be about another person is totally meant to show you back to yourself, and so it’s to your advantage to move past any old residue that’s keeping you holding on to what once was. Do your best to keep your focus on your own thoughts and feelings and act only in accordance with what matters to you. If you do this, without worrying about how your behavior affects anyone else, you’ll begin to understand in very short order why everything that’s happening is perfectly meant to be. Venus, moving through your own sign and making her way back over the territory she’s been covering for nearly 2 months, is making a very creative and productive aspect to your ruler, Pluto, who in turn is working with the Retrograde Mercury to help you transform your thinking.

Go without hesitation into this process.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Traditional dances feasts and adorations of Baraka. from Daniel CDMs™ on Vimeo.


Winter, Four Seasons (Allegro)
Animated Score

Saturday, November 27, 2010

i want this sooo bad!

The book, published by Duke University Press and due out Oct. 15, 2010, includes The Bronx is Next (1968), Sister Son/ji (1969) and Sanchez's never-before-published dramas, I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't and 2X2. Like her poetry, the plays examine the racism and sexism she experienced as a young writer during the Black Power movement. The book also includes three essays in which Sanchez reflects on her art and her lifetime of social activism.

Ellington Was Not a Street

Ellington Was Not a Street (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner)
Author: Ntozake Shange, Kadir Nelson





Girls dressed as Girls

photos by geoff hall
from the mini tour with BIG ATTACK!

Salvador Dali

Meditative Rose by Salvador Dali, 1958

Enchanted Beach with three fluid Graces

Gwendolyn Brooks

Abortions will not let you forget.
You remember the children you got that you did not get,
The damp small pulps with a little or with no hair,
The singers and workers that never handled the air.
You will never neglect or beat
Them, or silence or buy with a sweet.
You will never wind up the sucking-thumb
Or scuttle off ghosts that come.
You will never leave them, controlling you luscious sigh,
Return for a snack of them, with gobbling mother-eye.

I have heard in the voices of the wind the voices of my dim
killed children.
I have contracted. I have eased
My dim dears at the breasts they could never suck.
I have said, Sweets, if I sinned, if I seized
Your luck
And your lives from your unfinished reach,
If I stole your births and your names,
Your straight baby tears and your games,
Your stilted or lovely loves, your tumults, your marriages,
aches, and your deaths,
If I poisoned the beginnings of your breaths,
Believe that even in my deliberateness I was not deliberate.
Though why should I whine,
Whine that the crime was other than mine?—
Since anyhow you are dead.
Or rather, or instead,
You were never made.
But that too, I am afraid,
Is faulty: oh, what shall I say, how is the truth to be said?
You were born, you had body, you died.
It is just that you never giggled or planned or cried.

Believe me, I loved you all.
Believe me, I knew you, though faintly, and I loved, I loved

” — Gwendolyn Brooks

Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid

Wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap; wash the color clothes on Tuesday and put them on the clothesline to dry; don’t walk barehead in the hot sun; cook pumpkin fritters in very hot sweet oil; soak your little cloths right after you take them off; when buying cotton to make yourself a nice blouse, be sure that it doesn’t have gum on it, because that way it won’t hold up well after a wash; soak salt fish overnight before you cook it; is it true that you sing benna in Sunday school?; always eat your food in such a way that it won’t turn someone else’s stomach; on Sundays try to walk like a lady and not like the slut you are so bent on becoming; don’t sing benna in Sunday school; you mustn’t speak to wharf–rat boys, not even to give directions; don’t eat fruits on the street—flies will follow you; but I don’t sing benna on Sundays at all and never in Sunday school; this is how to sew on a button; this is how to make a button–hole for the button you have just sewed on; this is how to hem a dress when you see the hem coming down and so to prevent yourself from looking like the slut I know you are so bent on becoming; this is how you iron your father’s khaki shirt so that it doesn’t have a crease; this is how you iron your father’s khaki pants so that they don’t have a crease; this is how you grow okra—far from the house, because okra tree harbors red ants; when you are growing dasheen, make sure it gets plenty of water or else it makes your throat itch when you are eating it; this is how you sweep a corner; this is how you sweep a whole house; this is how you sweep a yard; this is how you smile to someone you don’t like too much; this is how you smile to someone you don’t like at all; this is how you smile to someone you like completely; this is how you set a table for tea; this is how you set a table for dinner; this is how you set a table for dinner with an important guest; this is how you set a table for lunch; this is how you set a table for breakfast; this is how to behave in the presence of men who don’t know you very well, and this way they won’t recognize immediately the slut I have warned you against becoming; be sure to wash every day, even if it is with your own spit; don’t squat down to play marbles—you are not a boy, you know; don’t pick people’s flowers—you might catch something; don’t throw stones at blackbirds, because it might not be a blackbird at all; this is how to make a bread pudding; this is how to make doukona; this is how to make pepper pot; this is how to make a good medicine for a cold; this is how to make a good medicine to throw away a child before it even becomes a child; this is how to catch a fish; this is how to throw back a fish you don’t like, and that way something bad won’t fall on you; this is how to bully a man; this is how a man bullies you; this is how to love a man; and if this doesn’t work there are other ways, and if they don’t work don’t feel too bad about giving up; this is how to spit up in the air if you feel like it, and this is how to move quick so that it doesn’t fall on you; this is how to make ends meet; always squeeze bread to make sure it’s fresh; but what if the baker won’t let me feel the bread?; you mean to say that after all you are really going to be the kind of woman who the baker won’t let near the bread?

Sonia Sanchez — Middle Passage

Amiri Baraka "Somebody Blew Up America"

Alice Walker reads Sojourner Truth


Only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core into the other person, without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without creating “the other,” reducing the other into a thing, and without becoming addicted with the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.” — OSHO

Sonia Sanchez, Ballad

forgive me if i laugh
you are so sure of love
you are so young
and i too old to learn of love.

the rain exploding
in the air is love
the grass excreting her
green wax is love
and stones remembering
past steps is love,
but you. you are too young
for love
and i too old.

once. what does it matter
when or who, i knew
of love.
i fixed my body
under his and went
to sleep in love
all trace of me
was wiped away

forgive me if i smile
young heiress of a naked dream
you are so young
and i too old to learn of love.

” — Sonia Sanchez, Ballad

With No Immediate Cause by Ntozake Shange

every 3 minutes a woman is beaten
every five minutes a
woman is raped/every ten minutes
a lil girl is molested
yet i rode the subway today
i sat next to an old man who
may have beaten his old wife
3 minutes ago or 3 days/30 years ago
he might have sodomized his
daughter but i sat there
cuz the young men on the train
might beat some young women
later in the day or tomorrow
i might not shut my door fast
every 3 minutes it happens
some woman’s innocence
rushes to her cheeks/pours from her mouth
like the betsy wetsy dolls have been torn
apart/their mouths
menses red & split/every
three minutes a shoulder
is jammed through plaster and the oven door/
chairs push thru the rib cage/hot water or
boiling sperm decorate her body
i rode the subway today
& bought a paper from a
man who might
have held his old lady onto
a hot pressing iron/i don’t know
maybe he catches lil girls in the
park & rips open their behinds
with steel rods/i can’t decide
what he might have done i only
know every 3 minutes
every 5 minutes every 10 minutes/so
i bought the paper
looking for the announcement
the discovery/of the dismembered
woman’s body/the
victims have not all been
identified/today they are
naked and dead/refuse to
testify/one girl out of 10′s not
coherent/i took the coffee
& spit it up/i found an
announcement/not the woman’s
bloated body in the river/floating
not the child bleeding in the
59th street corridor/not the baby
broken on the floor/
there is some concern
that alleged battered women
might start to murder their
husbands & lovers with no
immediate cause”

i spit up i vomit i am screaming
we all have immediate cause
every 3 minutes
every 5 minutes
every 10 minutes
every day
women’s bodies are found
in alleys & bedrooms/at the top of the stairs
before i ride the subway/buy a paper/drink
coffee/i must know/
have you hurt a woman today
did you beat a woman today
throw a child across a room
are the lil girl’s panties
in yr pocket

did you hurt a woman today
i have to ask these obscene questions
the authorities require me to
immediate cause
every three minutes
every five minutes
every ten minutes
every day

Rubish Dump 2.0

From the series Rubish Dump 2.0, smoke from burning e-waste.

The suburb of Agbogbloshie in Ghana’s capital Accra, has in recent years become a dumping ground for computers and electronic waste fro Europe and the US. Hundreds of tons of e-waste end up here every month as countries in the West attempt to unload their ever increasing stopiles of toxic junk. Of the 20 to 50 million tons of electronics discarded each year 70% will end up in poor nations, and in the EU alone 6.6 million tons of e-waste are unaccounted for every year.

Andrew McConnell, photographer


Tires Strewn About the Ocean Floor
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Steve Spring, photographer

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Chimneys of Hell Are In Russia

This is Cherepovets. And those are not nuclear weapons exploding in the horizon, but massive smoke columns from the factories that saturate this Russian city, one of the most polluted in the world. And I thought LA’s smog was bad. The name of the city—located near the Sheksna River—basically means city of skulls. Looking at the sky, it seems like a perfect a name to me.

The Chimneys of Hell Are In Russia

scorpio weekly

Venus has spent the last 5 weeks in your sign and now she retrogrades back into your house of the past. She will travel here for a while, stationing direct on November 18th, and taking until November 30th to reenter your own sign. Revisit the hopes and dreams that you were working on just before Venus moved into this area and turned your world on its side. It all happened for a reason. You’ve certainly gained a great deal of courage, and this may be what it was all for. Mercury joins Mars in your house of self worth, activating your power to walk your talk in new ways. And your ruler, Pluto, opens the door to evolution in such a way that your words and ideas finally become the main event. These next few weeks will change everything.

Speak your Truth without hesitation

Thursday, November 4, 2010

bathroom poetry

my body is a jerk
i wish i had a beak
so i cld gnaw at my hand
@strange matter

news from the road. gdag!


food daze

what im eating on the road....

i thought it wld be interesting to tell everyone what im eating when im on the road bc i tend to od on food when im traveling.


blue cheese burger and fries
black bean fritters
2 dozen donuts

egg and soy sausage sandwich and potatoes.
2 barbq sandwiches and Cole slaw
baked beans
hush puppies

Tuesday, November 2, 2010






catch GDAG! (girls dressed as girls) on facebook and myspace and
hear our music on We will be back in philly 11/13 playing at CONNIES RIC RAC WITH SUNNI ALI AND THE KID!


i just picked up this cd at fye a few days ago. i think its good. i dig a few tracks but im warming up to the rest of it. Im still hooked on love for sale which is classic so yeah. big up to bilah for making good music,,,

Monday, November 1, 2010

ntozake shange

but bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical
delimma/ i havent conquered yet/ do you see the point
my spirit is too ancient to understand the separation of
soul & gender/ my love is too delicate to have thrown
back on my face” — lady in yellow, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, ntozake shange

Toni Morrison

-Toni Morrison on her motivation for writing

Nollywood series

Pieter Hugo

Nollywood series
Patience Umeh, Junior Ofokansi, Chidi Chukwukere. Enugu, Nigeria, 2008

Most impressive

Jean Michel Basquiat

Self-Portrait (Plaid), 1983

Angela Davis and Toni Morrison

Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama: A Conversation on Life, Struggles and Liberation

Egyptian women circa 1905

Egyptian women circa 1905. Notice anything?


African women in Egypt, circa 1905.

Photo in the private collection of Sarah Partridge, all rights reserved. Contact:

Ann Peebles

i love this song sooo much...

and more you shld check out this lady if you don't kno..

Amnesty - Trouble Will Remain

welcome to the truth

Carleen & The Groovers - The Thing

soul music heals...


Look, most everyone is diseased From ‘making love’ to Nothing.” ~ Hafiz ”

Coral Culture

James Nicholson of the NOAA NOS NCCOS Coral Culture and Collaborative Research Facility in Charleston, South Carolina made this magnification 6x image of Fungia sp., or mushroom coral, showing natural auto fluorescent proteins around its mouth.

the greatests

Saul Williams - Coded Language

“Stars” - Nina Simone (Live At Montreux 1976)

wow this is really interesting...she mad boss!

weekly scorpio

With all those planets in your sign this week, including the new Moon on Friday, your attraction quotient is very high, especially if you’re allowing yourself to feel more confidence than you’re used to. Your ruler, Pluto, also rules the new Moon and will soon connect with the Moon’s dharmic North Node, opening important doors that can take you places you didn’t even know were there. Prepare to go where you’ve never gone before and have faith that your are uniquely equipped for this journey. Neptune and Chiron go direct this week in your domestic sector, taking all the issues that have been confusing you there to the next level, where much more clarity and healing are possible. If you’re willing to be your highly empowered self, you can make huge strides this week.

Ask for your most heartfelt wish with a big smile.

( i like this horo bc i was just ready to get on here and talk some fuckery shit..but hahahah. now im good)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010




scorpio weekly

Everything you’ve been through in the past few months has brought you right here, to this place where the Truth of who you are and what you’re made of is clear at last. No matter how much pain and suffering you’ve done, no matter how far down you had to go to hit rock bottom, you are invincible. You’re a survivor, and surviving this last round of challenges has finally, finally driven that point home. It has, hasn’t it? Take a good long look. You’ve struggled, you’ve hurt, you’ve come out the other side. Venus retrogrades in your sign, connects with the Sun and Mercury and there are no more pertinent questions. Now you know. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and take the next logical step. Hell is that place that confers all the wisdom you’ll ever need.

The next stop: Self Love.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Marion Brown "Malipieros Midnight Theatre" 1969

this is that next level you been looking for...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kanye West - Runaway

human nature - michael jackson

love this soo much

Phoenix Hazzard's Art Collection

The Stylistics People Make the World Go Round

so fucking dope!!!!!

Dennis Brown & Aswad--Promised Land

sure fire!

Theyyam performer

Theyyam performer in the Malabar region of Kerala, India

Theyyam is a 2000 year old performance-ritual exhibited only in the northern Malabar region of Kerala. The word is a corruption of “daivam” or god in local dialect. The unusual head dresses, intricate and elaborate make-up, costumes and body painting are nothing short of extraordinary.

In Lafforgue’s portraits, you will notice that the eyes level with you at all times.

cholera outbreak in Haiti

(CNN) -- A fast-moving cholera outbreak in Haiti has claimed at least 194 lives, according to a U.N. spokeswoman.

The country's health ministry is reporting another 2,364 cases from the recent outbreak, said Imogen Wall, spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

This comes after recent heavy rains caused the banks of the Artibonite River to overflow and flood the area. Dammed in 1956 to create Lac de Peligre, the Artibonite River is Haiti's dominant drainage system.

On Friday, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Agency for International Development discussed the outbreak and efforts to work out a containment strategy.

The CDC will send an 11-member team to Haiti over the next few days to find out which antibiotics will be most effective in treating the cholera outbreak. US AID will provide supplies needed to set up treatment centers. The group has already prepositioned 300,000 oral re-hydration kits and are distributing water purification kits in affected areas.

Officials also confirmed that all the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions, north of Port-au-Prince. They said they're working to contain the outbreak there and prevent its spread to the densely populated capital

Genki Sudo Just Wants to Dance

this is really neat.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

scorpio weekly

With all the planets gathering in your sign, inside the via combusta, you’re learning important personal truths that are intense, but completely worth it. There’s a lot of realignment going on, with your mind, heart, body and spirit being completely reworked through the metaphysical, alchemical Scorpio energies. Nothing short of rebirth is on your agenda. The retrograde Venus is helping you to go back and access those inner places that have eluded you for so long, maybe always. The Full Moon on Friday night occurs at the very end of your health sector, lighting up for you everything you need to see in order to bring yourself to the greatest level of well being you’ve ever known. Once you allow yourself the awareness that’s available to you, you’ll never question your power or your mastery again.

Everything depends on your willingness to let go.

dead prez - Malcom, Garvey, Huey

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


o the reasons

Monday, October 11, 2010

scorpio weekly

Venus will spend the rest of the year in your sign, save for a tiny dip back into Libra in mid November. The season ahead is all about you, the way you’ve changed this past year, and what you can still do to empower yourself in accordance with your long held personal vision. You’re nearly there. This coming Saturday the Sun and Mercury will connect in your house of secrets and hidden agendas, and wave after wave of revelation will help to wake you to the Truth you need to recognize in order to finally get out of your own way and get on with your journey. Mars spends his last week in your sign and activates you in ways you aren’t necessarily thinking about. This is good.

A little more instinct and a lot less thinking are just exactly what the doctor ordered.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

bob marley midnight ravers live

to all the lovers

lost photo

haha peep the aberdeen high school gym shorts! photo by mars

Me N Them" by Dizzy Gillespie

thanks ryan!

Bilal - Restart

Music video for Bilal's "Restart" the first single from his new album Airtight's Revenge, out now.

Native American Two Spirits ( click this link its really interesting.)

Native American Two Spirits - Concepts of Gender and and Sexual Orientation with Native American Tribes

Mary Edmonia Lewis

Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1845 – ca. 1911) was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian and Ojibwe descent.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

scorpio weekly

It’s a strange time for you, with half your world playing out center stage and the other half hidden behind the scenes. For a little while longer it will seem as though what’s hidden is way more powerful than what you’re able to show, but in the end, that will prove to be the furthest thing from the Truth. Venus goes retrograde in your sign on Friday, taking you to a greater level of poise than you’ve ever known. Allow this newfound outer expression of the inner you to manifest fully and the secret fears you’ve been harboring will disappear. This week a life-altering leg of your life’s journey begins, one that you will not soon forget. Best advice is to embrace every single step of it, knowing how vital it is to your evolutionary process.

All that discomfort has opened undreamed of doors.


Jellyfish, Papua New Guinea

Dmitry Rudakov, photographer

Quote #3

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New York Is Killing Me

The official music video for "New York Is Killing Me" by Gil Scott-Heron, from the album I'm New Here, available now.

Directed by Chris Cunningham

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hafiz (1315-1390)

"God / And I have become / Like two giant fat people / Living in a / Tiny boat. / We / Keep / Bumping into each other and / L a u g h i n g"08/01
— Hafiz (1315-1390)

scorpio weekly

Scorpios everywhere are lamenting because with Venus in your sign it should/em> be a time of great happiness, yet those Plutonic events are interfering with your joy. So what gives, you ask? When Pluto rules, you should know by now, you’re subjected to rip tides that are designed to take you to new horizons, but you rarely let yourself be taken. What gives is supposed to be you. Right here, right now. Tell yourself that whatever is going on is exactly what the universe ordered, instead of resisting it. Let it be and wrap your arms around it. If you don’t’ think you can, all the more reason to do so. Pluto squared that full Moon last week. The kind of growth available to you now is staggering and it won’t come again.

Take this wave… it has your name written all over it.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

If I could feel

this is prolly one of the illest songs i posted in a min.






thanx mars

hazel scott


foxy brown

kick some ass foxy! hahaha

My main man WILLIE HUTCH

Frankie Beverly & Maze Joy and Pain

this is my heart..

we are one.