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A square meal in China. This group was part of a rural wedding group enjoying a wedding banquet at several tables in a local restaurant. I noticed a stairway and asked a waiter if it was ok if I went up. He looked at the piled up rubbish on the stairs and said ‘up to you’. Up I climbed. I waited, squared it up, hoped the balcony would hold as I leant out and when the one person reached across made the image. In China a common greeting is ’ have you eaten yet?’ #streetphotography #china #world_shotz #streetphoto #igtravel #community #foodphotography

Mate, I’ve had one of the roughest week at work.
But tonight, at a spoken word event, seeing young black women express their views on our (the African/Caribbeans) life in England, our history, our culture, the rip offs that are happening in London, through spoken word…. I’m amazed. I’m more than amazed, I’m touched. Inspired.

Proud.

Some of these young women were only 17…17!!!!!!!

Lord, these Queens are on a whole new level. I’m excited for them, their lives and how they’re about to change the world.

For decades activists have worked tirelessly to spread the message that sexual orientation is not a choice—a fight that Lady Gaga took to pulsing heights in 2011 with her hit anthem “Born This Way.” And over time, the message has begun to take hold. While in 1985 only about 20% of Americans believed that people are born gay, that figure more than doubled to around 47% in 2015, according to the Pew Research Center.

But what if teaching that gay people are “born that way” isn’t the most effective way to erase homophobia? A new study reveals that even those who believe sexual orientation is not a choice can be homophobic—just as those who know race is not a choice can be racist. Do activists, community leaders, and even parents need to tweak their message?

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Former Kentucky Governor Won’t Let His Successor Dismantle Obamacare Without A Fight
"I was hoping, quite honestly, to ride off into the sunset to move on to other things. But my conscious won’t let me do that. "

It’s been a little over a month since former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) left office. But with his new successor eager to shred the health care reforms he championed, Beshear isn’t leaving quietly. Instead, he’s created an organization to make sure the exchange created under Obamacare, called Kynect, remains the gold standard among the nation’s state-level marketplaces.