My 5 BEST ab exercises to flatten your tummy! Do it now.
1. Saturn Rings
2. Weighted Roll Up
3. Double Leg Lift
4. Criss Cross
5. Hollow Rock
I don’t want to alarm anyone, but on Saturday, the moon ate Saturn.
I guess it finally got tired of it showing off those rings.
Ji Hyo…keeping sexist bitches at their correct level.
A group of high school students in Kansas came together with artist Armando Minjarez, the founder of an art and education non-profit, to identify issues that are important in their lives for a pilot program to create community-engaged art. Student after student wanted to make a piece on immigration.
“Some of them are immigrants, some are undocumented or have parents that are undocumented,” Minjarez, 27, and the founder of The Seed House La Casa de Semilla said. “One of the students designed the mural. I’m an artist by profession, so I guided them through the process. It was a really high quality mural for a group of 15- to 16-year-olds.”
“Immigration is beautiful,” the mural read.
But on Thursday morning a friend told Minjarez the mural had been defaced with racist graffiti and he quickly went to go see it. Scrawled in red, the word “welfare” was written in capital letters, along with “KKK” and “wetback,” a slur against immigrants (specifically Mexicans).
Minjarez then began sharing images of the defaced mural with organizations, like Latino Rebels.
The growth of the Latin@ community in Wichita has been recent. Wichita schools have seen the percentage of Latin@ students double over the last decade, from 15% to 31%.
Besides the “immigration is beautiful” tagline, the mural featured a man and a woman with American and Mexican flags wrapped around them looking past a border fence towards the promise of the Statue of Liberty. Along the American flag are what look like DREAMers, undocumented youth brought to the country as children.
Minjarez says he and the students had spoken about how there could be pushback to this public display of their realities and he said the students are not discouraged.
“They’re not discouraged, but they’re certainly pissed off,” he said.
But Student Sarai Melendez, one of the students who painted the mural, said she was hurt, in a statement.
“All we wanted to do is bring a good message to this community; I feel upset and hurt, this was my biggest accomplishment,” she said. “We will make more and continue to express ourselves…this doesn’t stop us!”
Minjarez said the timing of the defacement of the mural coincides with the first meeting of Army of Artists, the complete group of artists who will decide and commit to the next pieces of public artwork. He said his internal goal is at least 8 more projects. “Whatever public art they want to create; a concert, a rap battle, an installation.”
He said this ugly episode will only invigorate the artists.
“We’re bringing to light the reality we live with everyday, we can choose to act like racism isn’t out there but it is.”
What a time to be alive in the beautiful post-racist America :’) so much progress!
Mars sends love to us all on Valentine’s Day - hearts abounding from the romantics at NASA JPL
When the number of shark attacks in western Australia rose dramatically, Hamish turned to nature for inspiration to create shark-repelling wetsuits.
- A very stripey wetsuit that mimics the natural shark attack repellent of the pilot fish, whose distinct black and white markings signal do-not-eat to a shark.
- By using research on the limits of sharks’ visual abilities to create a wetsuit whose carefully-chosen colors allow humans to blend in seamlessly with ocean water.
(Pilot fish photo via Flickr user star5112)
As if we do not have enough crappy reality TV shows and people doing whatever embarrassing or outlandish things to become reality TV stars now the murderer of 17 year old Trayvon Martin is weaseling his way into becoming one by asking to fight a celebrity.
Rapper The Game accepted the challenge but now reports are that DMX will be the one fighting Zimmerman instead. I’m opposed to celebrities or anyone for that matter accepting his offer for several reasons.
First of all, he will be profiting off of the killing of Trayvon Martin by possibly getting a paycheck for this fight. He is using his “fame” or notoriety after getting away with shooting to death a young unarmed teenager as a way to get his foot into the reality show world.
His offer to fight a celebrity has garnered him a lot of attention and that is his goal. I believe he is using this fight opportunity to eventually pitch a new reality show or to join one of the countless ones in existence already.
Second of all, it won’t bring justice or peace to the Martin family even if Zimmerman loses and gets beaten. Many have argued that they will be joyed to see Zimmerman get beat up and their feelings are understandable but if it’s going to lead him to more money making opportunities then it’s not worth it.
Zimmerman should be shunned and isolated from greater society for what he has done. He should live every moment thinking about that night and his assumptions and decisions that led him to murder a teenager walking home from the store. He should live with regret and struggle to make ends meet as a form of punishment since the justice system failed the family of Trayvon Martin. Instead he is making money off of what he did in the form of a painting he drew which sold for $100,000 on eBay and now with this fight.
Even if George Zimmerman loses the fight he still wins. He wins by getting paid for the fight. He wins by using the fight as a way to catapult himself into more reality TV. He wins by trivializing the death of Trayvon Martin and turning this very serious injustice into a mockery.
Third, we should be talking about racial profiling, the stand your ground law, the ways the cops handled the case, the injustice in the court verdict and the double standards of it all not focusing on a boxing match that will only benefit a murderer and not the Martin family.
Racist killings of innocent black men and women have continued even after the murder of Trayvon Martin. All of us, including these celebrities, should be putting our energy into organizing people and speaking out against injustice, racial profiling and murder.
One way to honor Trayvon Martin and his family would be to stop another racist killing like that from happening not allowing the killer to profit from it.
The opinions reflected in this article are those of Ayman El-Sayed and do not necessarily represent the views of Existence is Resistance.