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Outlook School Magazine Atzie Dawit Secondary School, Keren, 1968

How Can We Reform Our Minds
(by Melake Tecle, 10B)

Ignorance being darkness, what we need is intellectual light.

This can be, if we avoid waste of time and waste of energy.

“Time and tide wait for no one.” This proverb expresses all that we are expected to do to satisfy the hunger of our minds. By working hard, we can develop our mind. And by developing our mind we can over-come the obstruction that puts its shadow on our lives.

Let us be the masters of ourselves, and rule only ourselves. This can be done simply through study, thought, and efforts to strive to reach only the first stairs of improvement in our mind.

I know some boys who spend their nights praying without working, hoping that the supernatural will help them. This is an absolute ignorance that cannot be lit even by the powerful sunlight.

Worship does not create knowledge nor wealth. Prosperity and intelligence are the children of working.

Let us turn our attention to our working and studies so as to reform our mind. The only way we can reform our mind is through intellectual labor.
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The 1 Minute Blog: Boy Flees War

dekierey153:

The war stole Foto’s childhood.
The Eritrean said growing up in a war made him feel like a 30-year-old man, when he just was 16.
"War matures you," he told me.
Eritrea was at war with neighboring Ethiopia fighting for its independence, ultimately winning it in1991.

"They let the victim lay on a bed. The operators wear appropriate medical dress. They use anaesthesia."

"After they take the kidney from your body…. they send the kidney to the neighbouring countries. It won’t go back to Egypt. Special cars come to the place. They use instruments just like what they use in hospitals. Those people are experts, they are doctors."

Saleh Johar is an Eritrean activist who has written a book about Eritrean victims of the people smugglers.

He believes the organs are placed in cooled containers and taken by road to Cairo, or across the border into Israel, then flown to countries where recipients are waiting.

(If y’all wanna read the full  transcript.)

 

"My political obligations? I am a Black woman … in world that defines human as white and male for starters. Everything I do including survival is political."

— Audre Lorde (via daughterofzami)

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The Erasure Of Black Women's Experiences As Victims Of State Violence Is Unacceptable

rahawahaile:

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I recently read an unfortunate and to be honest, rather dangerous article on The Root titled Michael Brown’s Death Reopened My Eyes to My Privileges As A Black Woman, written by Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele. In this article, she suggests that Black women have “privilege” over Black men because…

Read it all.

ethioskate:

Go girls!!!!! (at dejene malle area)

ethioskate:

Go girls!!!!! (at dejene malle area)

pretty-period:

More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special.” - 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history, the FIRST girl to throw a Little League World Series SHUTOUT. Her fastball? 70 MILES PER HOUR. #throwlikeagirl #BlackGirlsROCK

(via theshimshimqueen)

If White Characters Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

(Source: jessehimself)

hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth:

I think that’s a sentiment many of us share right now…

hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth:

I think that’s a sentiment many of us share right now…

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