thesmithian:

Jimmy Greene had been a jazzman for most of his 38 years…He had dozens of albums…played with…Freddie Hubbard. He was a scholar, too, teaching jazz at…university…Greene’s 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene…was a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut…the day a gunman killed Ana along with 19 other children and 6 educators. “I don’t know if we’ll ever feel whole again,” Mr. Greene said of his family, Nelba Márquez-Greene, his wife, and their son, Isaiah, 9, who was also in the school that morning but was unharmed. “I still cry every day — we all do. I don’t know if there’s a day when we won’t.”

more.

reuters:

A new art piece by British graffiti artist Banksy in Brooklyn, New York. With a cool kid. 
Banksy has caught the attention of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg saying that graffiti ruins property. “It’s a sign of decay and loss of control,” local media have reported.
REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

This cutie!

reuters:

A new art piece by British graffiti artist Banksy in Brooklyn, New York. With a cool kid. 

Banksy has caught the attention of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg saying that graffiti ruins property. “It’s a sign of decay and loss of control,” local media have reported.

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

This cutie!

life:

On this day in LIFE — August 5, 1946: Juvenile Juror

I don’t even want to know the context.

life:

On this day in LIFE — August 5, 1946: Juvenile Juror

I don’t even want to know the context.

npr:

Indian School Deaths: A Village’s Pain Compounded By Poverty

Above: Chandra Devi lost two of her children last week when they consumed a free school lunch in Gandaman village, India. They were among 23 children who died in the tragedy.

Below: The empty classroom where the students were served meals tainted with pesticide.

"We are small people. What can we really do about this?" asks Surendra Prasad, perched on the steps outside the Patna Medical College and Hospital in the state capital of Bihar in eastern India.

Inside, two of his young children are recovering in the intensive care unit. His wife has also been admitted, in shock after another child, their 10-year-old daughter, Mamta, died along with 22 other children who ate a free school midday meal in their village last Tuesday. Authorities say the food was tainted with high concentrations of toxic insecticide.

Mamta’s grandmother breaks down describing how the little girl slipped away.

"She was saying to me, ‘Don’t worry — everything will be all right,’ then suddenly she died," says the elderly woman, her face etched in grief.

Read the rest of the story on NPR’s Parallels blog.

(Photos: Anoo Bhuyan/NPR)

heartbreaking.

In India, At Least 21 Children Die After Eating Poisoned School Lunch

(Source: npr)

erina:

helloyouhellome:

caragh:

gregrutter:

Not listening when people tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t do things is so fucking metal.

Holy moly.

Hello metal kids are incredible.

Whoa, these kids are the coolest.

YES

reuterspictures:

REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal
India’s missing daughters
This year, 725 children in Delhi were reported missing and are untraced, according to data from India’s Zonal Integrated Police Network website.

reuterspictures:

REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

India’s missing daughters

This year, 725 children in Delhi were reported missing and are untraced, according to data from India’s Zonal Integrated Police Network website.

shivainlondon:

“One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”

wow.

shivainlondon:

“One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”

wow.

(via acceber74)

plasticsuit:

ihumpedyourcatthen:

THIS COMMERCIAL IS BEST

False: The one where the girl describes being a werewolf is the best. This is a close second.

agreed, werewolf girl wins everything.

plasticsuit:

ihumpedyourcatthen:

THIS COMMERCIAL IS BEST

False: The one where the girl describes being a werewolf is the best. This is a close second.

agreed, werewolf girl wins everything.

(Source: gnatkip)