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vcu-gsex:

slamnahuatl:

Sept. 3rd | Wednesday @ 1PM
At 1PM this coming Wednesday, Slam Nahuatl will be holding a Hands Up, Don’t Shoot demonstration in the VCU Compass. Members of and around the VCU community are encouraged to come support and/or participate.
For those who don’t know what a Hands Up demonstration is:
Demonstrators will gather (silently and peacefully) with their hands up, a universal sign of “I surrender; don’t shoot me.” These stand-ins are to protest police brutality and institutionalized racism, as demonstrated in Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson, as well as raise awareness that this is a very real issue for many people around the country.

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vcu-gsex:

slamnahuatl:

Sept. 3rd | Wednesday @ 1PM

At 1PM this coming Wednesday, Slam Nahuatl will be holding a Hands Up, Don’t Shoot demonstration in the VCU Compass. Members of and around the VCU community are encouraged to come support and/or participate.

For those who don’t know what a Hands Up demonstration is:

Demonstrators will gather (silently and peacefully) with their hands up, a universal sign of “I surrender; don’t shoot me.” These stand-ins are to protest police brutality and institutionalized racism, as demonstrated in Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson, as well as raise awareness that this is a very real issue for many people around the country.

TOMORROW!


carlosofthecosmos:

arnbrosia:

quickweaves:

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jessehimself:

theafrocentricasian:
World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.
New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.
The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.
Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.
Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.
Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.
The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.
The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.
Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa
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jessehimself:

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa


Maple goes crazy when we give her a raw hide


fcb4:

I watched the first episode of “Survive The Tribe” on the National Geographic Channel last night. Survival instructor and wilderness guide Hazen Audel travels to some of the world’s most remote tribal villages and joins them in their tribal life and practices.
It was great but gruesome, the African tribe in Kenya that he embedded in drinks a lot of cow blood and milk. Hazen was an art/jewelry teacher at my kids high school and is an amazing artist with impressive metal work in town ( check out the metal work in the Steelhead Bar & Grille).
It reminded me how truly disconnected we are from the food chain process. Sometimes I think our tendencies towards greater and greater pacification is the result of us not having to catch, kill and butcher our foods. We live an illusionary life.
I had to pay for the episode on Apple TV but it was worth it. I’m looking forward to the other episodes. I just hope there’s no more drinking blood out of the neck cavity of a freshly butchered goat!
Ps. I just ran into Hazen at my morning coffee shop after writing this post! Lol too crazy, Happy Birthday to me!I introduced myself and we talked about the show. He said the US audience hasn’t grabbed into it and they need to if a second season is going to happen. So go watch the show, Hazen said too :)
Watch the trailer: http://natgeotv.com/uk/survive-the-tribe/videos/survive-the-tribe-trailer

Watch survive the tribe yo. Its my favorite show right now and i learn so much every episode!!fcb4:

I watched the first episode of “Survive The Tribe” on the National Geographic Channel last night. Survival instructor and wilderness guide Hazen Audel travels to some of the world’s most remote tribal villages and joins them in their tribal life and practices.
It was great but gruesome, the African tribe in Kenya that he embedded in drinks a lot of cow blood and milk. Hazen was an art/jewelry teacher at my kids high school and is an amazing artist with impressive metal work in town ( check out the metal work in the Steelhead Bar & Grille).
It reminded me how truly disconnected we are from the food chain process. Sometimes I think our tendencies towards greater and greater pacification is the result of us not having to catch, kill and butcher our foods. We live an illusionary life.
I had to pay for the episode on Apple TV but it was worth it. I’m looking forward to the other episodes. I just hope there’s no more drinking blood out of the neck cavity of a freshly butchered goat!
Ps. I just ran into Hazen at my morning coffee shop after writing this post! Lol too crazy, Happy Birthday to me!I introduced myself and we talked about the show. He said the US audience hasn’t grabbed into it and they need to if a second season is going to happen. So go watch the show, Hazen said too :)
Watch the trailer: http://natgeotv.com/uk/survive-the-tribe/videos/survive-the-tribe-trailer

Watch survive the tribe yo. Its my favorite show right now and i learn so much every episode!!

fcb4:

I watched the first episode of “Survive The Tribe” on the National Geographic Channel last night. Survival instructor and wilderness guide Hazen Audel travels to some of the world’s most remote tribal villages and joins them in their tribal life and practices.

It was great but gruesome, the African tribe in Kenya that he embedded in drinks a lot of cow blood and milk. Hazen was an art/jewelry teacher at my kids high school and is an amazing artist with impressive metal work in town ( check out the metal work in the Steelhead Bar & Grille).

It reminded me how truly disconnected we are from the food chain process. Sometimes I think our tendencies towards greater and greater pacification is the result of us not having to catch, kill and butcher our foods. We live an illusionary life.

I had to pay for the episode on Apple TV but it was worth it. I’m looking forward to the other episodes. I just hope there’s no more drinking blood out of the neck cavity of a freshly butchered goat!

Ps. I just ran into Hazen at my morning coffee shop after writing this post! Lol too crazy, Happy Birthday to me!I introduced myself and we talked about the show. He said the US audience hasn’t grabbed into it and they need to if a second season is going to happen. So go watch the show, Hazen said too :)

Watch the trailer: http://natgeotv.com/uk/survive-the-tribe/videos/survive-the-tribe-trailer

Watch survive the tribe yo. Its my favorite show right now and i learn so much every episode!!