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For you stylish people: “Self-proclaimed hipster who goes by the name ‘Loux the Vintage Guru’ is taking Namibia, Africa by storm, introducing the continent to the wonders of vintage fashion.”

A Vintage-Style Revolution Is Brewing In Namibia, Africa designtaxi.com

Schooling you: “Marriage in Latin America is strictly a civil institution, and as such it is separate from any religious context, quite unlike the situation in the United States. The judicial systems in the U.S. and Latin America also operate from different constitutional frameworks. While the U.S. Constitution remains remarkably faithful to its 18th century foundations, most Latin American nations have in the last three decades introduced new constitutions or wholly revamped old ones. These reforms have made Latin American constitutions especially sensitive to human rights claims, and especially inclined to see gay rights as human rights.”

Why Is Latin America So Progressive on Gay Rights? The New York Times

Who knew some good could come out of FOX News? “To Vanity Fair and Jerry Seinfeld: You are what’s wrong with the liberal “allies.” You epitomize the clueless racist. Because of you, every time I run into a Latino, Black, and Asian kid, it’s bittersweet. On one hand, I admire their optimism. Their goals and dreams. On the other hand, it pains me to know that they won’t be given the same opportunity to accomplish them because some people with a lot of pull will say that they don’t have what it takes. While others – with the power to help prove them wrong – will take that meritocracy myth as gospel and will close doors and put obstacles in their paths instead. We’re not going to take this anymore — your lies, your myths, your incomplete stories.”

Hollywood’s Latino Problem: Vanity Fair, Jerry Seinfeld, And The Myth Of Meritocracy FOX News Latino

“The Mexican-born, Kenyan star’s breakout performance as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s highly-praised “12 Years A Slave” brought about a wave of nominations –and headlines — this awards season. While her quick rise to fame has been on everyone’s lips lately, not many know that Nyong’o shares a deep connection to her native Mexico, as she explained in Spanish during a recent interview with CNN en Español.”

Lupita Nyong’o Talks Being Born In Mexico And Why She Misses It (VIDEO) huff post latino voices

These are really cool: “Even though I was born and raised in Curaçao and I spoke the language, at first sight people always thought that I was Dutch. Then, when I came to Holland in 2001, the people saw me as ‘the immigrant.’ All of a sudden, I was ‘the Black guy.’ It was frustrating. There was no explanation for it, and I realized how little I had actually thought about myself in the context of race.”

12 Beautiful Portraits Of Black Identity Challenging the “One-Drop” Rule policymic.com

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

I’ve been sitting on the curb outside my house in Guayaquil, Ecuador with my cat and a bunch of other random stuff for about two hours, waiting for someone to come along and open the door, stealing WIFI from somewhere, so I thought it’d be a good time for a post. Can’t complain that I don’t have time for it now.

Here’s a photo I took in Michigan five years ago, almost as long as I’ve been waiting outside this house.

Neither Here Nor There

After being admitted to the hospital twice in two days for my fourth intestinal infection in Life, I ate three cloves of garlic and smoked a cigarette, which is what you should do if you come down with this abroad*.
Last night, instead of editing or pitching I left my fate up to the internet and so began searching for meaning in my astrological birth chart. Here are some fucked up/funny insights.
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You have a serious view of the world as being a difficult place to be in.
It is so completely natural for you to accept that there is more to the world than what is before your eyes, that you tend to presume everyone must be spiritually-inclined. Of course, you come to realize that this is not the case at some early point in your life.
You are not much scared of anything.
You have a taste for splendor.
Delights in exposing what she deems biases in others’ way of thinking.
You enjoy shocking others with your offbeat, original thoughts.
You seem to go out of your way to form relationships with those who are weak, sick, injured, addicted or troubled in some way or other.
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In other news, the Zine page is up, so you have no excuse not to buy a bazillion copies of the first issue.
*not entirely true.