endwarhugmore

I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.

Fred Ho, Saxophonist, Composer and Radical Activist, Dies at 56

(Source: fascinasians)

Your teachers / Are all around you./ All that you perceive,/ All that you experience, / All that is given to you/ Or taken from you, / All that you love or hate, / Need or fear/ Will teach you—/If you will learn….

—Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower (via howtobeterrell)

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allerasphinx:

theblacksmithsdaughter:

note-a-bear:

popca:

lol good lord

Basically: white people ruin everything we can’t even have shit that is literally brown stay brown :|

here is a link to the actual article though.

His discovery prompted French botanist Jean Michel Claude Richard to claim that he had in fact taught Albius the technique years earlier, and some of the French press would later claim that Albius was white. (This journal article from 1900 acknowledges that Albius was a black slave, and also says his master had him study botany.) Albius was eventually freed when slavery was abolished in 1848, and he died in poverty. But the hand-pollinating technique he created is still used on vanilla plants today, which is one of the reasons why pure vanilla flavor is still so expensive.
but of course!

allerasphinx:

theblacksmithsdaughter:

note-a-bear:

popca:

lol good lord

Basically: white people ruin everything we can’t even have shit that is literally brown stay brown :|

here is a link to the actual article though.

His discovery prompted French botanist Jean Michel Claude Richard to claim that he had in fact taught Albius the technique years earlier, and some of the French press would later claim that Albius was white. (This journal article from 1900 acknowledges that Albius was a black slave, and also says his master had him study botany.) Albius was eventually freed when slavery was abolished in 1848, and he died in poverty. But the hand-pollinating technique he created is still used on vanilla plants today, which is one of the reasons why pure vanilla flavor is still so expensive.

but of course!

(via shabazzpizazz)