Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!
This is why white women can’t be in the natural hair movement
"This is why white women can’t be in the natural hair movement."
Move over, Zack Brown. When Gideon Gidori was 7, he knew he wanted to go into space. Now, the 15-year-old is using potato salad to fund his dream of becoming Tanzania’s first astronaut.
Image via Kickstarter
Arachne (“Spider”) is one of my favourite mythological characters ever :D And she wasn’t a goddess or a nymph, she was a mortal woman!
Arachne was an amazing weaver who someday went so far as to say she was even better than Athena. Wrong, girl, that’s not the way with the Olympic gods! Athena was offended and set a contest between them. There are two stories about what happened next:
1- Arachne won the contest because she was awesome AND Athena got mad AND, plus, Arachne made a tapestry about the loves, lies and all the dirty affairs of the gods, so it was even worse (Arachne was a rebel, yeah), and Athena got even MORE MAD AT HER. And she slapped her and turned her into a spider.
2- Arachne lost and hanged herself. Athena took pity on her and turned her into a spider, so she could continue weaving.
I always loved how brave and haughty Arachne was ;)
No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger:
Wise words of the former world-famous professional boxer Muhammad Ali. In an era defined by endless war—when he was drafted and was told that he must fight the communists—his reply was, “No Vietnamese ever called me a nigger”. Consequently, Ali was stripped of his title, expelled from boxing and sentenced to five years in prison.