September 15, 2014
Cachupa: A Reflection Of Cape Verdean History & Culture

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Cape Verde’s national dish, named Cachupa, reflects a diverse mix of Portuguese and West African cultures. Cachupa is comprised mainly of meat, beans, and grains. The meat in this dish reflects Portuguese influences, as during the period of European immigration, much livestock was brought to…

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September 15, 2014
schomburgcenter:

Claude McKay, Jamaican-American writer and poet, was born on this day, September 15, 1889. Jamaican born McKay moved to Harlem, after studying the Tuskegee Institute and Kansas State College, when he published some of his first collections of poetry and became a prominent literary artist in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance. Amongst the four novels he authored, “Banjo” was a best seller and won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature. “Harlem Shadows,” a collection of poetry written in 1922, was one of the first books published during the Harlem Renaissance. McKay wrote about social and political issues from the black point of view in the United States. He also wrote about love, life in Jamaica and a wide range of subjects he felt were relevant to the time. 
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schomburgcenter:

Claude McKay, Jamaican-American writer and poet, was born on this day, September 15, 1889. Jamaican born McKay moved to Harlem, after studying the Tuskegee Institute and Kansas State College, when he published some of his first collections of poetry and became a prominent literary artist in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance. Amongst the four novels he authored, “Banjo” was a best seller and won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature. “Harlem Shadows,” a collection of poetry written in 1922, was one of the first books published during the Harlem Renaissance. McKay wrote about social and political issues from the black point of view in the United States. He also wrote about love, life in Jamaica and a wide range of subjects he felt were relevant to the time. 

Image: NYPL Digital Collections 

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September 15, 2014
"Bookworm"

"Bookworm"

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September 15, 2014

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blvcknvy:

Licia Ronzulli, member of the European Parliament, has been taking her daughter Vittoria to the Parliament sessions for two years now.

Every time this is on my dash, it’s an automatic reblog.

I adore this with everything I have in me!

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September 15, 2014
fyblackwomenart:

Cultos Innombrables character by BorjaPindado

fyblackwomenart:

Cultos Innombrables character by BorjaPindado

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September 15, 2014

micdotcom:

Beautiful photo project empowers women to embrace their stretch marks

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September 15, 2014

ted:

What do you do with an abandoned trolley station? Build a massive underground park!

That’s exactly what Dan Barasch wants to do. New York City has two-thirds the green space per resident as other big cities, but converting the Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal into a park the size of a football field would create a respite from the bustling streets. By redirecting sunlight from the roads above, it is possible to illuminate a luscious community space below, nicknamed the Lowline for its similarity to Manhattan’s beloved High Line.

Watch Dan's talk to see renderings of the park and the science behind his prototype »

this would be amazing!

September 15, 2014
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September 10, 2014
africanstories:

Cape Verde, November 1989
Girls carry water from the only local source to their houses

africanstories:

Cape Verde, November 1989

Girls carry water from the only local source to their houses

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September 10, 2014

Liz Lemon is always right.

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