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  4. apatheticannieee:

    If I’m ever going to be effective, I need to start listening and not exist from a sense of moral benevolence, but rather a sense of partnership. I stumbled across an individual in my research tonight for a class that quite frankly gave me back the hope I was beginning to lose. I was told today, I could never make a difference in helping the homeless, not even in my volunteering, that money needs to come from a private sector and the city/state would never fund such a deal to end homelessness. In fact, his exact words were, “you don’t have the money therefore you can’t help.” I agree, but that won’t stop me from doing the little things that help for the time being, I’ll give them hope. I’ve failed to help them in a long-term sense. Failure can be such a motivating force. #StayingIn

     

  5. Remarkable act of courage & faith by Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick. Here’s THE RIGHT WAY to show our American strength.

     
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  7. ccute-couples:

    everything love♥ (source)

    (via hmmdestinee)

     
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  9. the-exercist:

    Reclaiming Fitspo: Shoni Schimmel

    Schimmel is an American basketball player. 

    As a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Mission, Oregon, Schimmel was the subject of the 2011  documentary “Off the Rez, by Jonathan Hock. This film chronicled her efforts to earn an NCAA scholarship. Playing as point guard for her high school teams, she was successful: Not only was she able to attend the University of Louisville, her work got her named a first team All-American by Parade magazine, selected for the 2010 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association High School Coaches’ All-America Team, and named as a WBCA All-American (which made her eligible to play in the all-star game).  

    As a four-year starter for the Louisville Cardinals, Schimmel has carved out a place of honor on the team. As a senior in the 2013-2014 season, she averaged 17.1 points per game, leading the team in scoring. For her career, she finished second on the Louisville scoring list with 2,174 total points. Her skill rightfully got her named an All-American by the USBWA and Associated Press.

    In April 2014, Schimmel was selected during the first round of the WNBA draft and will be playing for the Atlanta Dream. 

    Click here to see all #Reclaiming-Fitspo profiles.

     
  10. jollygreenstoner:

    My daily learning…..no words

    (via fuckyourracism)