Why I Stopped Talking About What Happened, And Why I'm Changing That

projectunbreakable:

Hi everyone, it’s Grace. I wrote an article for the Huffington Post yesterday and I wanted to share it with you. It is something I have wanted to talk more about for a long time, but I haven’t had the courage to do so. Thank you to everyone involved in the project for teaching me how to be a little more brave.

Much love.

snarkypuppy:

Bill Laurance

To the extent that the word ‘desegregation’ remains in our vocabulary, it describes an antique principle, not a current priority. Today, we are more likely to talk of diversity—but diversification and desegregation are not the same undertaking. To speak of diversity, in light of this country’s history of racial recidivism, is to focus on bringing ethnic variety to largely white institutions, rather than dismantling the structures that made them so white to begin with.

Jelani Cobb on the failure of desegregation: http://nyr.kr/Qs3Ktj

(via newyorker)

"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?"

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

aljazeeraamerica:

Rocking the symphony: How young black musicians are changing the face of classical music

In most respects, it’s like any other musical tournament. But the Sphinx Competition is open only to young black and Latino string players of the highest caliber. Its mission is to groom stars and to change the look and culture of classical music. After a half-century of desegregation in performance, U.S. orchestras are still overwhelmingly white — though increasingly Asian. A mere 4 percent of orchestra members are either African-American or Latino.

Read more at Al Jazeera America 

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http://samji.tumblr.com/post/82365906288/its-like-5-30-pm-you-smell-the-dinner-that-is

samji:

It’s like 5:30 pm. You smell the dinner that is being prepared so lovingly by your mom and dad. It’s gonna be great, they’re preparing some of your favorites, and more.

But you’re hungry. Really hungry. You worked out today and you don’t like the feeling of an empty stomach.

Maybe a snack would…

Many times people think if God has called you to something, he’s promising you success. He might be calling you to fail to prepare you for something else through the failure.

Tim Keller  (via aleungfung)

(Source: princedenmark, via tommyrox)

rhazade-waterbender:

il-tenore-regina:

rhazade-waterbender:

il-tenore-regina:

I WANT THIS NOW. 

I noticed you tagged this “cellos,” but it seems to have a chin rest?
ETA:  Someone in the notes is saying it’s actually a viola.

OMG I feel so silly. I have no idea why I tagged it as cello. I didn’t even see the chin rest. I think it’s because I have a cello and I dunno why I thought this was some sort of smaller, superimposed cello when it’s…not. Lol. 
*smacks hand* Bad musician. Bad. 

If it’s any consolation, my automatic thought was “violin.”
…oh, hell, now I want to start playing again, and it’s been years and it needs new strings.

rhazade-waterbender:

il-tenore-regina:

rhazade-waterbender:

il-tenore-regina:

I WANT THIS NOW. 

I noticed you tagged this “cellos,” but it seems to have a chin rest?

ETA:  Someone in the notes is saying it’s actually a viola.

OMG I feel so silly. I have no idea why I tagged it as cello. I didn’t even see the chin rest. I think it’s because I have a cello and I dunno why I thought this was some sort of smaller, superimposed cello when it’s…not. Lol. 

*smacks hand* Bad musician. Bad. 

If it’s any consolation, my automatic thought was “violin.”

…oh, hell, now I want to start playing again, and it’s been years and it needs new strings.

(Source: scphilharmonic, via gottabeastringplayer)

alexxgrigg:

Late last year I had the true pleasure of working with Johnny Kelly and animators Felix Massie and Joe Sparrow on Johnny’s new film- Shape.
The film will be released very soon, but in the mean time there will be gif releases daily here - http://makeshapechange.tumblr.com/
The title above was animated by myself and Felix. It was designed by Johnny.

The cognitive scientist in me is perplexed and happy.

alexxgrigg:

Late last year I had the true pleasure of working with Johnny Kelly and animators Felix Massie and Joe Sparrow on Johnny’s new film- Shape.

The film will be released very soon, but in the mean time there will be gif releases daily here - http://makeshapechange.tumblr.com/

The title above was animated by myself and Felix. It was designed by Johnny.

The cognitive scientist in me is perplexed and happy.

Ferrara Receives Gairdner Prize, Canada’s Highest Honor in Life Sciences

ucsdhealthsciences:

Honored for research leading to new therapies for cancer and wet macular degeneration

Napoleone Ferrara, MD, distinguished professor of pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and senior deputy director for basic sciences at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, was named today among eight recipients of the Canada Gairdner Awards at a ceremony in Toronto.

The Gairdner awards are among the most esteemed honors in medical research, celebrating  outstanding discoveries or contributions to medical and life sciences. This year’s awards showcase achievements in cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunotherapy and human parasitic diseases.

Ferrara was recognized for his work identifying the role of the human VEGF gene in promoting angiogenesis – the formation of new blood vessels that can feed tumor growth – and subsequent development of two major monoclonal antibody drugs: Bevacizumab (marketed as Avastin), which is used to treat multiple forms of cancer, including breast, brain and colorectal, and ranibizumab (marketed as Lucentis), which treats wet age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the elderly.

Other 2014 recipients are James P. Allison, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for developing immune system-based cancer therapies; Titia de Lange, PhD, of Rockefeller University for her discovery of the mechanisms protecting mammalian telomeres from damage; Sir Marc Feldman, FRS, and Sir Ravinder Nath Maini, FRS, of the University of Oxford for their discovery of a new rheumatoid arthritis treatment; Harold Fisher Dvorak, MD, of Harvard Medical School for his work describing how cancer tumors make VEGF; Satoshi Omura, PhD, of Kitasato University for identifying the causative microorganisms of  river blindness and helping develop a successful treatment; and Salim Yusuf, MBBS, of David Braley Research Institute for his extensive epidemiological cardiovascular studies in more than 60 countries. 

The Gairdner awards have been presented by the Gairdner Foundation since 1959, and are  sometimes a precursor to later Nobel Prizes. Each award comes with a $100,000 stipend in Canadian dollars. The awards will be formally presented at a dinner in Toronto in late October.