elsajeni: livetomakeadifference: Towering steel swing set…



elsajeni:

livetomakeadifference:

Towering steel swing set holding arrays of mechanical solenoids that create a water plane falling in the path of its riders. Riders pass through openings in a waterfall created by precisely monitoring their path via axel-housed encoders, creating the thrill of narrowly escaping obstacles.

^ When you swing shit tells some stuff when you’re gonna hit the water and turns it off and boom magic.

I WANNA PLAY ON IT

africanstories: A woman undergoes an eye exam at a temporary…



africanstories:

A woman undergoes an eye exam at a temporary clinic set by the Center for Eye Health abt 217 mil of Nairobi, Kenya.

The organization is running clinics for 5,000 patients using the app Peek Vision, doctors can give patients a full exam using a smartphone.

The phone conducts cataract scans and basic eye tests, and uses the phone’s flash to illuminate the back of the eye for signs of disease.

More at —-> africanstories.tumblr.com

Signal boost: Help fund a transgender violence tracking portal

Signal boost: Help fund a transgender violence tracking portal:

gaywrites:

A couple of tech developers are working on a project to circulate information about anti-trans violence across the country, and they need your help to do it.

The Transgender Violence Tracking Portal will be a centralized place for information about anti-trans violence, including data about open cases, trends and spikes over time, and news updates. It would be the first website of its kind to achieve such a purpose — but only if its creators can raise $3,500.

Here’s some of what you can expect, taken from the project’s website:

We believe…. That is how this project started.  So here are some parameters that we hope to be able to provide in that dream that can bring about a tool for everyone.

  • Start / End Date
  • Victims Name, Age, Ethnicity, Gender identity
  • City, County, State, Province and Country Demographics
  • Suspect(s), Trial Date(s), Trial Outcomes, Sentences of the Perpetrator
  • Outstanding cases with NO Suspect(s)
  • Keywords
  • Verified Information Type: News Article, Blog, Advocacy Site, LGBTQ Site and more

Pre-built reports:

  • Total Number of Committed Murders, Acts of Violence, Suicides that were reported based on date range
  • Total Number of Verified Cases, Total number of Unverified Cases, Total Number of Cases Currently being investigated.

And even when you can get ALL that data available at your fingertips, our site intends to do even more! 

  • Automated feeds to individuals who sign up for alerts of violence within our community based on what type of violence or updates that happen on any given case regarding arrests, suspects, or other confirmed news.
  • All articles that have been linked to a specific article type (News Article, Blog, Advocacy Site, LGBTQ Site and more)
  •  Monthly published statistics reports, including the total number of:
  1. Reported Committed Murders
  2. Reported Acts of Violence
  3. Reported Suicides within the past 30 days
  4. Open, Pending Verification and Closed Cases

This is such an incredible idea, and it could make things safer for thousands of us. There are 15 days to go and only a few hundred dollars left before they reach their goal. If you can, please consider making a donation. 

A Poet With Words Trapped Inside

A Poet With Words Trapped Inside:

so-treu:

popca:

jalylah:

…at a birthday dinner in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Ms. Shange sat with a few friends and considered the question: What if poetry isn’t enough?

“You have to keep acting like it is enough,” she said. “You have to keep affirming it, and bringing yourself to it. You have to keep hoping that it will move the mountain.”

“I can’t work on a computer and I can’t write very well, either,” she said the other day, her words still slightly slurred from the strokes. “It sort of feels empty, not like I’m swollen with words. I feel like there’s an astringent being applied to my body so that everything is getting very tight and I can’t release it right this minute.”

“Spell-check ruins my work,” she said. “It fixes all my slang and dialect into standard English. So I’m caught in a tangle of technology that feels very foreign to me. My characters don’t talk necessarily in a normal American way of talking. They talk a little different. So I’m having a struggle with the grammar.”

i just read this. :(

soulbrotherv2: Scholar Makes Interactive Map Showing How Slaves…



soulbrotherv2:

Scholar Makes Interactive Map Showing How Slaves Fought Back

Dr Vincent Brown wants to highlight organisation of rebel slaves and dispel myths

By Melissa Allison-Forbes

SLAVERY IS a word rarely followed by stories of how black men and women defied the odds to fight for their freedom. Instead, focus usually dwells on accounts of the way in which its black victims were sold, captured and beaten.

Stories of strength and courage are rarely told when talking about slavery, according to Dr Vincent Brown, who has created a new interactive map in a bid to expel the myth that our slave ancestors were meek, docile and content.  [Continue reading entire article and use map.]