New favorite photo in the entire universe.
@__fc What about this picture?
A peer review and citation ring?!? That’s the least sexy phrase of all time.
"And it’s neither the fans nor the organization who are putting out the public ratings and plaudits of the Red Sox’ prospects and farm system. Farm director Ben Crockett does not self-publish a newsletter titled The Awesome Organization I Have Built." — Chad Finn
Frankly, I think Ben Crockett should publish that newsletter. I’d read it.
photo by Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Didn’t we have this conversation yesterday? @__fc
Sally Coulter (via judygrimes)
*pointedly tags fuckyeahpikacha
On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.
Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.
People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.
Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.
she deserves to be re-blogged.
she’s so goddamned inspirational
this makes me want to cry
"There were tons of guys singing along to [Fight for Your Right] who were oblivious to the fact it was a total goof on them. Irony is oft missed." ~Mike D of the Beastie Boys
(P.S. You can hear more from the Beastie Boys in this episode.)