chrsmyrs:

Artwork of Ori Carino and Benjamin Armas, “A Divine Play”, photographed at LBi, NYC. www.oricarino.com.

chasing-rose:

Kurdish Sufis.

In Kurdish we call the Kurdish Sufis Dervishi’s, their ceremony resembles Kurdish folk dances, as they hold hands in a vigorous beat that will have every head in the place swaying to the beautiful sound of Kurdish daff and religious chanting. A Dervishi ceremony practises many rituals, with the primary ritual ordering it’s mystic followers to embrace Dhikr, involving the remembrance and gratitude of Allah with devotional prayers, and with the physical exertion of dancing, head swaying and whirling.

chescaleigh:

reverseracism:


Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at.  (this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

Andrew Moskowitz works for The Cotton Warehouse* Monore Cotton Mills (how ironic), which is an event space in Atlanta Georgia. His supervisors Paul Rosenthal and Dawn Page, can be reached on Monday, 9/23 at (877) 305-6455. Thank you to @WeSeeRace and @HolzmanTweed for tracking down this info, verifying that he is employed there and also getting screen caps of previous racist Facebook statuses. Andrew, I hope you realize the error in your ways when you realize how difficult it is to find a new job because your racism has been exposed online for the entire world to see. 
*edited to add: the company name was previously incorrect. apparently there are TWO event spaces in Atlanta that are former cotton factories. The number is still correct, as was confirmed this morning.

chescaleigh:

reverseracism:

Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at. 

(this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

Andrew Moskowitz works for The Cotton Warehouse* Monore Cotton Mills (how ironic), which is an event space in Atlanta Georgia. His supervisors Paul Rosenthal and Dawn Page, can be reached on Monday, 9/23 at (877) 305-6455. Thank you to @WeSeeRace and @HolzmanTweed for tracking down this info, verifying that he is employed there and also getting screen caps of previous racist Facebook statuses. Andrew, I hope you realize the error in your ways when you realize how difficult it is to find a new job because your racism has been exposed online for the entire world to see.

*edited to add: the company name was previously incorrect. apparently there are TWO event spaces in Atlanta that are former cotton factories. The number is still correct, as was confirmed this morning.

(Source: esculturasetc)

/var/null: Don't Fly During Ramadan

chimeracoder:

A couple of weeks ago, I was scheduled to take a trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles on JetBlue. Every year, my family goes on a one-week pilgrimage, where we put our work on hold and spend time visiting temples, praying, and spending time with family and friends. To my Jewish friends, I often…

Reader submission: On middle class

english2english:

Americans don’t really all think of themselves as middle class. It’s just that politicians never bother appealing to the actual poor because there is a perception that the poor never vote, and don’t want to sound like they’re appealing to the rich because everybody else will hate them for that. One of many things that make campaign speeches a bad place to look for a good idea of class in America.

Iran claims that seven Slovak tourists were spying on military sites

Is it wrong that this makes we want to visit Iran more? Ugh I’m like the danger tour addicts we covered last week … 

Notes from Sarajevo: Stupid Americans?

sarajevodispatch:

I’d been expecting, ever since I arrived in Europe, to get some grief on behalf of my fellow Americans. We don’t have the best global reputation, and last time I was abroad - in South America – criticism was ample.

But it’s been different in Sarajevo. I think that’s partly because Bosnia and…

Notes from Sarajevo: Dark Times, Black Humor

sarajevodispatch:

As a Bostonian living abroad, I felt alternatively detached and devastated as I watched coverage of the marathon bombing and ensuing manhunt.

But this blog isn’t about that, it’s about Bosnia, and the relevance there is that the last few days have served as a reminder of Bosnia’s particularly…

humansofnewyork:

BREAKING: Brainmunching zombie demon spotted off 5th Avenue, heading south.

humansofnewyork:

BREAKING: Brainmunching zombie demon spotted off 5th Avenue, heading south.