"Dressed smart like a London bloke."
American Boy by Estelle ft. Kanye West
Martin Luther King Jr.
Symphony of Brotherhood
Tom Fruin’s stained-glass house sculpture titled Kolonihavehus is erected in the plaza of the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Compulsory military service in Switzerland is being questioned. Switzerland is a neutral country who has not been involved in a war in decades. Only about 43% of the Swiss population still supports the conscripted army. Why? Simply because Switzerland has no wars to fight and no reason to spend 4.3 billion Swiss francs on a non-existant war.
A bike trip from Tokyo to Osaka. These guys have amazing passion.
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Singapore has reported 14.7 percent economic growth in 2010. It is the second fastest growing economy in the world right after Qatar. Their currency had also climbed 8 percent against American currency.
Singapore has reported 14.7 percent economic growth in 2010. It is the second fastest growing economy in the world right after Qatar. Their currency had also climbed 8 percent against American currency.VERITAS: ALJAZEERA
A slave auction block and auctioneer’s stand at the Green Hill Plantation, Virginia.
America has gone a long way since the days of slavery but it is important to shed light on this integral chapter of history. The first case of slavery was recorded to be in 1619 in British Colonial America.
From then on until Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, African people were viewed as property and always risked losing family members if their owners wanted to sell them for profit or to pay debts. Public flogging was common if a slave worked inefficiently, misbehaved, tried to run away or reject authority. It was a lesson for the other slaves. The whip was the most common weapon that was used to punish them but guns, knives, tools, dogs, hot irons, chains and shackles or any nearby objects were also used. The torture had gone as far as metal collars ringed with spikes being attached to the necks of the slaves. The heavy metal collars made it difficult and painful to work and they prevented the slaves from sleeping. Because Black women were treated as the rightful property of their owners, it was not unusual for them to be sexually abused by their owners or their owner’s family members and friends. The children that were born from these rapes also became slaves. For the White man, it was against the law to not punish slaves or to aid a slave in escape. By 1860, there were nearly 4,000,000 slaves in America,
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This document would free all slaves on January 1, 1863. Slavery would become abolished in 1865 with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. However, there have still been cases of modern day slavery. For instance, since 1997, 1000 slaves have been freed from Florida.
Yesterday I found myself rummaging through the drawer in my room and picking up Nirvana’s self-titled greatest hits album. I immediately threw it into my laptop and imported the CD into iTunes. It’s been playing ever since. Recently I’ve been going back into my rock/metal/punk music phase through bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Alexisonfire, Wild Nothing and now Nirvana.
Nirvana is a grunge band that was formed in Washington in 1987. The main members being Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and a number of drummers. The most notable and longest drummer for Nirvana being Dave Grohl who is currently a member of the Foo Fighters. Nirvana had exploded onto the music scene until Cobain’s death in 1994. Their grungy sound is inspired by Led Zeppelin, The Pixies, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath as quoted from Cobain himself.
What a coincidence!
The SOPHNET. 2011 Spring/Summer Collection draws inspiration from Kurt Cobain.