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  • Nigeria Ebola outbreak declared over, but others in region still reeling | Al Jazeera America


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Students burn Mexican govt. building in protest over police corruption 
Hundreds of residents in a southern-Mexican city smashed up the state capital building in a furious protest over the continued lack of information about 43 local college students, believed to have been abducted by corrupt police. The local police are allegedly working with a powerful drug cartel and it’s feared that 10 newly discovered mass graves my contain the bodies of the students taken on September 26. “Up to 20” charred remains were discovered on Saturday. As an investigation is underway, 26 police officers have so far been arrested, a number of which admitted to working with the Guerreros Unidos - an infamous drug cartel. Arrest warrants have also been issued for the mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Albarca, his wife and his security chief, but they have gone into hiding. 
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Health, Africa, and Debunking Myths in the Time of Ebola
By: Freda Koomson
I was recently privy to a conversation amongst African-American celebrity artists where some of their fears and concerns surrounding Ebola, it’s transmission, and it’s existence in the US, were candidly expressed. One artist even went so far as to gasp in fear “My cab driver on the way over here was African!” Understandably the world is at a standstill and it appears everyone from West Africa and specifically the 3 countries most heavily affected by Ebola are deemed unapproachable lepers in the face of this year’s growing Ebola epidemic.
American academic institutions are preemptively restricting travel to the region and memes aboundeth as to the lunacy of some of these attempts in light of the deadly risk-taking behavior many engage in daily. Amidst all of this hullabaloo, ignorance too abounds, and so do the myths surrounding Africa, Africans, and their  approach to health and healthcare. The media has also not helped assuage fears surrounding the topic.
It is time the world stops stringently holding on to an image of Africa as land of the unhealthy, starving poor. Relatedly while colonialism has rendered the continent more vulnerable to certain factors which hinder accelerated improvement and developmental progress, Africans have been and are still poised as  “health-conscious” and health embracing human beings despite what the media and sensationalist appeals to “help Africa” might lead one to believe. What has been lacking is a mixture of the right political will and focused funding efforts to solve the continent’s healthcare infrastructural woes.
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Never forget…Dorothy Counts being mocked by an entirely white audience on enrollment day at Harding High School. September 4th, 1957

and they call US savages

Never fucking forget


Never forget

The people in this photo are SOME OF YA’LLS GRANDPARENTS. Not your great great great great grandparents. Your GRANDPARENTS. Your dad’s dad.

these could easily be parents as well.

    Anonymous said: such a beauty love :)

    Thank you :) 🌅

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    Hairs a mess like my life atm