afro-dominicano:


newsweek:

Sierra Leone’s Leading Ebola Doctor Contracts Ebola
The doctor at the forefront of Sierra Leone’s fight against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in the region has contracted Ebola himself, Reuters reported Wednesday.
As of this week, Ebola has claimed 632 lives in three West African countries, according to the World Health Organization. Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, 39, has treated more than 100 victims of the disease. Sierra Leone Health Minister Miatta Kargbo called him a “national hero” and said she would “do anything and everything in my power to ensure he survives,” according to Reuters.
Last month, Khan told Reuters that he was aware of the risk of himself contracting the disease, which kills up to 90 percent of those infected. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” he said. “Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.”

Damn :/

afro-dominicano:

newsweek:

Sierra Leone’s Leading Ebola Doctor Contracts Ebola

The doctor at the forefront of Sierra Leone’s fight against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in the region has contracted Ebola himself, Reuters reported Wednesday.

As of this week, Ebola has claimed 632 lives in three West African countries, according to the World Health Organization. Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, 39, has treated more than 100 victims of the disease. Sierra Leone Health Minister Miatta Kargbo called him a “national hero” and said she would “do anything and everything in my power to ensure he survives,” according to Reuters.

Last month, Khan told Reuters that he was aware of the risk of himself contracting the disease, which kills up to 90 percent of those infected. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” he said. “Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.”

Damn :/

Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up everyone’s life, but why not be the moon, to brighten in the darkest hour.

My favorite quote. (via sleepy-bat)

ereditaa:

If you’re going to throw out your opinion on the Central America refugee crisis but you don’t want to / aren’t going to critically examine the U.S.’s role in fueling this crisis or the U.S.’s role in the creation and spread of transnational gangs and drug demand and trafficking that the refugees are fleeing

You can sit right the fuck down.

whataboutsandra:

Regardless of our religion, race, color and beliefs let’s not forget the people of Palestine. Let’s include them in our prayers. This is about humanity, this about us being human who have a heart that cares, mind that thinks and soul that cries for every single innocent children being killed without mercy, for every woman being raped, for every elderly being killed helplessly, for the boys being tortured to death, for the parents who lost their little angels, for the sons and daughters who witnessed how their parents die. And for every single person in Palestine affected by the Israelites attack who lost everything, their families and homes. 

A minute of prayer will not cause you any harm. So, i’m begging you, please do offer a prayer for the people of Palestine. That’s the only thing we can do as for now. Prayer is the best above all.

whataboutsandra:

Regardless of our religion, race, color and beliefs let’s not forget the people of Palestine. Let’s include them in our prayers. This is about humanity, this about us being human who have a heart that cares, mind that thinks and soul that cries for every single innocent children being killed without mercy, for every woman being raped, for every elderly being killed helplessly, for the boys being tortured to death, for the parents who lost their little angels, for the sons and daughters who witnessed how their parents die. And for every single person in Palestine affected by the Israelites attack who lost everything, their families and homes.

A minute of prayer will not cause you any harm. So, i’m begging you, please do offer a prayer for the people of Palestine. That’s the only thing we can do as for now. Prayer is the best above all.

maarnayeri:

American narcissism is telling immigrants that they should be grateful to live here, when it’s, more likely than not, some form of American interference that destabilized their home nation.

It hit me pretty hard that I no longer have any access to UNC affiliated online services. Wanted to log back onto Sakai to look up an article that talked about a particular reproductive health condition we discussed in one of my classes last semester. For the life of me, I can no longer remember its name and it is pissing me off. Someone posted a link about a health condition similar to it on facebook and it reminded me a lot about the health condition that was discussed in that article. My Sakai username and password is no longer valid, so I can’t access that article or anything else I want :(

HOLY SHIT

Everyone in reaction to the first 30 minutes of the Brazil v Germany game. (via yolororo)

David Luiz asks the Brazilian fans to applaud for James Rodriguez 

Keeping everyone I meet during my swan quarter trip in mind. I hope y’all get through this hurricane hit safely and without any serious impacts. I miss this place and everyone that were involved with the trip. 

Keeping everyone I meet during my swan quarter trip in mind. I hope y’all get through this hurricane hit safely and without any serious impacts. I miss this place and everyone that were involved with the trip. 

redphilistine:

A story in humanization and dehumanization through different camera angles via The Guardian Liveblog

Have yet to see or hear President Obama’s similar heartfelt condolence for the this Palestinian family. 

redphilistine:

A story in humanization and dehumanization through different camera angles via The Guardian Liveblog

Have yet to see or hear President Obama’s similar heartfelt condolence for the this Palestinian family. 

ladybrun:

theweekmagazine:

SAT scores by family income, in one revealing chart

I hope what people take away from this is that rich people have access to better schools, tutors, educated parents. As well as money for sat prep courses. Whereas poorer people lack these resources and also are juggling work with school to help out their parents, and have poorer nutrition and more stress due to low income family problems.
Rather than thinking rich ppl.are smarter than poor ppl which is a popular belief and stereotype.

ladybrun:

theweekmagazine:

SAT scores by family income, in one revealing chart

I hope what people take away from this is that rich people have access to better schools, tutors, educated parents. As well as money for sat prep courses. Whereas poorer people lack these resources and also are juggling work with school to help out their parents, and have poorer nutrition and more stress due to low income family problems.

Rather than thinking rich ppl.are smarter than poor ppl which is a popular belief and stereotype.

A new friend

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On our trip today to the Life and Science Museum with a few Arabic speaking families, the client that I was responsible for transporting brought along two of her sons. The oldest son, who was about the same age that I was when I first immigrated to this country (albeit under completely different circumstances), wrote my name in arabic and placed it on the bulletin board, among other post-it drawing made by other children. We spend some time conversing about our mutual interest in soccer/football; talking about the teams we were rooting for to win the world cup, the players and soccer clubs we fancy, and going through the exhibits and activities we saw during our visit to the museum. He seemed like a really nice kid and I really had a great time hanging out and getting to further know some of the other clients and their families, and also the other staff members.

I somehow saw myself in him, in the sense that I could related with him and remember going through similar experiences and feelings when I was around his age. I hope he continues to transition successfully and adjust well to the new environment. 

thebowspring:

Mondoweiss — Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo. About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight security officials, four from stadium security and the other four, Houston police officers.
Why? because she was waving a Palestinian flag. Stadium security informed her that her Palestinian flag implied a “racial slur” and therefore was in violation of BBVA Compass Stadium rules.
Hammad, a native of Houston, is an avid soccer fan. She attended the match with her “alt family from Honduras” including her Honduran boyfriend. The match was between Israel and Honduras.
The implications of this story are mind-numbing, and we’ll discuss that later. First, in Buthayna Hammad’s own words, cited in Free Press Houston (FPR): “Mere Existence of Palestine Deemed a ‘Threatening Racial Slur’ by the Houston Dynamo Organization.”
"I wore a Honduras jersey and was eager to cheer on this team, dressed to represent Honduras. To represent my own heritage as a Palestinian-American, I also brought my Palestinian flag. I made sure my flag was allowed (based on the size, etc.) and I was all ready to go. For the first 15 minutes of the match I stood up and cheered and stomped my feet with the rest of the crowd chanting “HON-DU-RAS” and waving my Palestinian flag, my colors vibrant and loud against a sea of blue and white…and apparently also racist.
I was told I had to sit down, which I did, only to be told to get back up again and follow the manager of security away from the stadium seats and into the concession area. I followed, and there waiting for me were three more BBVA security personnel and four police officers. When I asked them what was wrong, the manager of security, Nathan Buchanan, told me I am not allowed to carry this flag because it implies a “racial slur” and it is in BBVA Compass Stadium violation.
I asked him to show me evidence of his accusations and asked him how my flag, a part of my identity as a Palestinian-American, implies a racial slur. He could not answer whether he did not know or could not articulate why he was ordered to remove my flag and me from my seat. I was getting very emotional at this point, I had my flag wrapped around my neck like a scarf, and he said he would take my flag and “check it in” for me, that I was not permitted to return to my seat until I surrendered my flag.”
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thebowspring:

Mondoweiss — Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo. About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight security officials, four from stadium security and the other four, Houston police officers.

Why? because she was waving a Palestinian flag. Stadium security informed her that her Palestinian flag implied a “racial slur” and therefore was in violation of BBVA Compass Stadium rules.

Hammad, a native of Houston, is an avid soccer fan. She attended the match with her “alt family from Honduras” including her Honduran boyfriend. The match was between Israel and Honduras.

The implications of this story are mind-numbing, and we’ll discuss that later. First, in Buthayna Hammad’s own words, cited in Free Press Houston (FPR): “Mere Existence of Palestine Deemed a ‘Threatening Racial Slur’ by the Houston Dynamo Organization.”

"I wore a Honduras jersey and was eager to cheer on this team, dressed to represent Honduras. To represent my own heritage as a Palestinian-American, I also brought my Palestinian flag. I made sure my flag was allowed (based on the size, etc.) and I was all ready to go. For the first 15 minutes of the match I stood up and cheered and stomped my feet with the rest of the crowd chanting “HON-DU-RAS” and waving my Palestinian flag, my colors vibrant and loud against a sea of blue and white…and apparently also racist.

I was told I had to sit down, which I did, only to be told to get back up again and follow the manager of security away from the stadium seats and into the concession area. I followed, and there waiting for me were three more BBVA security personnel and four police officers. When I asked them what was wrong, the manager of security, Nathan Buchanan, told me I am not allowed to carry this flag because it implies a “racial slur” and it is in BBVA Compass Stadium violation.

I asked him to show me evidence of his accusations and asked him how my flag, a part of my identity as a Palestinian-American, implies a racial slur. He could not answer whether he did not know or could not articulate why he was ordered to remove my flag and me from my seat. I was getting very emotional at this point, I had my flag wrapped around my neck like a scarf, and he said he would take my flag and “check it in” for me, that I was not permitted to return to my seat until I surrendered my flag.”

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jepaithe:

my history with intimate relationships is unbelievably pitiful so now i’m just like “eh if i die alone it’s whatever oh well i guess” heh