The Mariam Post

I love to see how the media intersects with culture. Words are the power that drive both. Also, I am physically incapable of not laughing at a pun.

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The Borowitz Report: Queen Accepts Scotland’s Apology

Just as any gracious Queen would. 

newyorker:

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“‘Although the matter of independence has been settled, one question remains very much open,’ she said in an address televised across Scotland. ‘And my answer to that question is this: yes, I forgive you.’”

Read more: http://nyr.kr/1mlS7mN

Photograph by Lewis Whyld/WPA-Pool/Getty

(Source: newyorker.com)

Filed under scotland england independence voting referendum queen

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Harriet Tubman was a champion for freedom. We celebrate her accomplishments today. 

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Sept. 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery
On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.
Tubman ran away again shortly afterward without her brothers, this time successfully, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North.
The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”
PBS Black Culture Connection invites you to learn 10 interesting facts about Harriet Tubman.
Photo: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair between ca. 1860 and 1875 (Library of Congress)

Harriet Tubman was a champion for freedom. We celebrate her accomplishments today. 

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Sept. 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery

On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.

Tubman ran away again shortly afterward without her brothers, this time successfully, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North.

The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”

PBS Black Culture Connection invites you to learn 10 interesting facts about Harriet Tubman.

Photo: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair between ca. 1860 and 1875 (Library of Congress)

(Source: pbs.org)

Filed under harriettubman blackhistory slavery abolition undergroundrailroad

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Radisson Suspends Vikings Sponsorship Over Peterson Charges

Right response. NFL, get it together. Child abuse AND other domestic abuse should allow qualify for serious punishment and loss of privileges. 

adage:

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The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings in the wake of child abuse charges against star running back Adrian Peterson.

CoverGirl is also taking heat on social media, with a photo-shopped image being circulated showing a woman wearing Baltimore Ravens-colored makeup and a black eye.

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Filed under nfl rayrice peterson childabuse adrianpeterson domesticabuse violence ravens

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This is how you empower a society to take charge of their economical and political issues.

fairtrademarkus:

Citizens empowered to enjoy dignity and freedom – this is one of the ways we define democracy. The International Day of Democracy on 15 September gives us an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world

Fairtrade encourages democratic decision-making and principles throughout our global system. Our experience has taught us that local ownership and leadership are key to increasing impact for Fairtrade farmers, workers and their communities.

When Fairtrade farmers and workers sell their products on Fairtrade terms, they receive the Fairtrade Premium, in addition to the purchase price. Producers themselves democratically decide in their own general assembly how to spend this Premium on projects to improve their communities and businesses.

At a regional level, Fairtrade producer networks are beginning to take over the producer services function, giving producers a greater say in the type of services and support they receive. Fairtrade Africa now handles producer services in Africa and the Middle East, while the producer networks in Latin America and Asia are moving in a similar direction.

At the global level, Fairtrade farmers and workers share decision-making responsibilities in our general assembly, on our board of directors and in various committees. Fairtrade’s commitment is to involve farmers and workers in decision-making, planning and implementation. By uniting all of our members and working together with like-minded organizations, we can and will change the rules of trade and enable farmers and workers to map out their own future.

Originally posted on Fairtrade International

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Need ideas for how to spruce up your work attire? Check this out!

girlsdressingcuteforwork:

I’ve been thinking of ways to help you gals really figure out these work outfits and I came up with some GDCFW essentials! Pieces you should have in your wardrobe and how to get the most out of them. I’m going to show you how to make them work for a casual Friday, a business lunch, a regular day at the office, whatever! We’re going to figure it out ooook? CALM DOWN.
First up is going to be this NAVY BLAZER. Check back in to see why this piece is so important and all the things we can do with it! And yes I’ll be the one actually dressing up and showing you, so get used to this little adorable face.
Girlsdressingcuteforwork.com

Need ideas for how to spruce up your work attire? Check this out!

girlsdressingcuteforwork:

I’ve been thinking of ways to help you gals really figure out these work outfits and I came up with some GDCFW essentials! Pieces you should have in your wardrobe and how to get the most out of them. I’m going to show you how to make them work for a casual Friday, a business lunch, a regular day at the office, whatever! We’re going to figure it out ooook? CALM DOWN.

First up is going to be this NAVY BLAZER. Check back in to see why this piece is so important and all the things we can do with it! And yes I’ll be the one actually dressing up and showing you, so get used to this little adorable face.

Girlsdressingcuteforwork.com

Filed under work essentials fashion workoutfits