Shawn (Jay-Z) Carter Offers College Scholarship for Underserved Students -
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc., but desire a higher educational opportunity.
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We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him. The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See, you are afraid, because for the first time in your life you have found yourself a victim of unwanted sexual advances by someone who has the physical ability to use force against you.” The boy nodded and shuddered visibly.“But,” I continued. “As a woman, you learn to live with that from the time you are fourteen, and it never stops. We live with that fear every day of our lives. Every man walking through the parking garage the same time you are is either just a harmless stranger or a potential rapist. Every time.” The girls in the room nodded, agreeing. The boys seemed genuinely shocked. “So think about that the next time you hit on a girl. Maybe, like you in the taxi, she doesn’t actually want you to. —
Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women. Andrew Sullivan.(via benedictsmith)
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Clearly a dying sport.
the death drive (!)
Things you MUST remember: No matter what religion you (really) are/aren’t, say you’re ‘Jewish.’
Why? Because, you’ll get a box of Matzoh (‘crackers, as some call it), a bottle of grape juice (both weekly) and, you’ll get a trip to meet the Rabbi (A VERY nice man who lets you use his phone).
2nd thing to remember is say you’ve a medical condition, in which you NEED to have ‘double portions.’
Trust me on this. Otherwise - you’ll really starve. — Inmates Now Reviewing Prisons on Yelp | Gabrielle Bluestone for Gawker (via christinefriar)
Anonymous asked: It took that person 3/4 hours of leftover aquarium parts to make that for his 4 yr old fish. Does it really matter? His fish can swim and was fascinated enough that it worked to put it on the internet. Instead of crapping on his parade and saying we should help poor people, how about you rag on people that actually do harm to others instead of showing love to an animal?
It was a tongue-in-cheek statement - considering I spend my time on the Internet instead of helping starving people, obviously I am in no position to tell people what to do with their time. I was just pointing out that it’s a PRETTY SILLY THING TO DO FOR A FISH, albeit cute.
Einstein the fish got a new lease on life after his owner made me him a life jacket that allowed him to float properly after he was crippled.
Guys there are people starving on the streets all over the world but this is what we spend our time doing instead.
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