vintageblack2:

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the first black woman to earn a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in nuclear physics.

covenesque:

thesmithian:

the Chinese presence in Cuba began in the 19th century, when ‘recruiters’ went to cities like Hong Kong…coercing men to sign contracts to work for minimal wages in exchange for eventual freedom. They functioned as a sort of supplement to slave labor, augmenting the African slave population that already existed in the country.

more.

(they did this in jamaica too. like, i need to get this book asap)

“My Shih Tzu mix ‘shorkie’ fills my life. Josie hangs out even when I’m filming. The crew holds her or, leashed so she doesn’t jingle, she hides in a chair out of frame. Our costumer texts her on Twitter. Another’s cell features her photo.”

(Source: makomoriarchive)