So a girl I went to high school with found this 4 month old puppy with a fractured leg. She’s really hoping to raise the $1,200 for the surgery, but if not, it’ll be $600 to amputate the leg. If at least $600 isn’t raised, they will unfortunately have to put him down.
She has until tomorrow morning, March 21, to raise the money and so far there’s only about $400.
Even if you can’t afford to donate, please signal boost this!
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This is Skunk Bear’s 100th post! It’s only right that we celebrate with a GIF that combines Charles Darwin and an internet meme.
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Happy 100th post, Skunk Bear! Keep up the great work. — Lauren
Houston, Texas: Press conference to expose police cover-up in the murder of Alfred Wright, an African American father of three, March 20, 2014.
"The New Black Panther Party held a press conference today to demand justice for Alfred Wright, a 27-year-old African American man who was murdered in East Texas last November and the Dept of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers and the local sheriff are covering up what really happened. Brother Minister Robert Muhammad demanded an end the cover-up of the murder in Sabine County.
"Alfred Wright’s father and friends found his body 18 days after he disappeared—mutilated. It was in an area where the sheriffs said they had looked. They stopped looking after four days, even though Alfred, a physical therapist, was a respected and loved father, husband and son.
"Rosalind Wright (top center), Alfred’s mother, spoke out about the racist injustice in East Texas and the murder of her son. On her left is the national head of the New Black Panther Party, Sister Krystal Muhammad ,and on her right is her niece. Our hearts go out to this woman who had to bury her son who was murdered, mutilated and whose death is being covered up by the medical examiner and the sheriff."
Photos and report by Gloria Rubac / Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
Photos from Ithaca College’s African Student Association “Fight the Stereotype” campaign. So important.
Do people really think Africa is a country..?
Yes, yes they do..
Re-blog this if you see it, please. So many people see Africa as being only one way, as being poverty stricken, disease ridden, single nationality country. It is full of beautiful people, diverse cultures and dialects, incredible traditions and deep ties to the world.
50 years ago today, pianist and composer Andrew Hill recorded Point of Departure, a jazz record that still feels vital and futuristic.
Two years before Hill passed away, he appeared on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz in 2005. In many ways it’s a miraculous piece of radio not for the least of which his colorful, angular playing but also because Hill spoke with a sometimes debilitating stutter. But here Hill sounds so relaxed at the piano and with McPartland on the other side of the microphone — NPR arts editor Tom Cole once told me it was the most clear conversation had ever heard with the pianist. After 7 years of producing Piano Jazz for NPR.org, it remains my favorite episode. — Lars
Photo: Jimmy Katz