1. Today in Solidarity: Incredible Women (and Girls) of Ferguson 

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  2. jsmooth995:

    The List of Rules for Women.

     
     
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  4. Cheering on Kei Nishikori #10 taking on Raonic #5 in the U.S. Open, round of 16 tonight.

    I have such fond childhood memories of watching these matches late into the night at Flushing Meadows, Queens. Nishikori just brought my boy Michael Chang as a coach.

    Feeling hella #AsianPride— such a rarity in tennis. Maybe I’m a bit hyped cuz I just watched the Linsanity documentary too ;)

    Go Kei go!

     

  5. So yes, I was working on #LaborDay… but by choice AND for worthwhile reasons: #RaiseTheWageLA, an op-ed by my brilliant boss, media for immigrant rights research, work tweeting & FB’ing.

    Ain’t always a picnic but it’s how I do these days ;)
    #MyLALife + #SocialJusticeNonprofit + #CommunicationistaLife

    #HAPPYLABORDAY!

     
  6. exhibition-ism:

    Maude White's incredibly detailed and fragile paper cut works 

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  8. acoustic

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  9. i love everything about this: the dancers, the choreo, the original D’Angelo song, the lyrics, the artist who covered the song, and most of all, the pure joy of dancing your soul out.

    Quick Crew from Norway & watch for Bam Martin at 1:50 mark :)

    #ifoundmysmileagain

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  10. bobbycaputo:

    Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

    We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

    But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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