Every day around 6pm, Luis Garcia—Brazilian, 26 years old, married without children—finishes work at his Sao Paulo bank and prepares for his night job. He takes out his Android smartphone to learn the evening’s assignment. A daily list of subjects has been forwarded from the United States. Recognizing the names on the screen, and knowing precisely where to find them, Garcia gets on his motorcycle and drives. Minutes later, arriving at his destination, he comes face-to-face with his first mission. It’s a loaf of bread.
Garcia pulls out his smartphone again. He snaps a picture and uploads the image, location, time of day, and, crucially, the price. In two hours, he’ll have visited a handful of stores and taken scores pictures of food, drinks, and other products. The next day, it will be the same: He will leave the bank, check his smartphone for instructions, get on his motorcycle, and take more photos.
What is Luis Garcia doing, exactly? He’s working with a team of economists in the United States who are paying people in the U.S., Brazil, India and around the world to help build a real-time measure of global prices.
One Brazilian bank employee taking photos of bread after work is, well, just a weird hobbyist. But hundreds of people in 25 cities around the world collecting the daily prices of bread, soap, fruit, razors, paper napkins, and more, every day, and merging their data with even more prices collected from millions of e-commerce sites? That could be the foundation for something bigger: A daily economic database for the world economy, powered by smartphones, smart software, and a mischievously grand ambition. Can you build a real-time stock market of world prices?
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The Black body, more so of women, have stood on the opposite side of the narrow Eurocentric standards of beauty. Black hairstyles have defiantly rebelled against and even when straightened added creative magic of Blackness and Boldness.
Black hair, whether relaxed or natural, locked or shaven is beautiful. Black women are beautiful.
WINNER OF ‘BEST EUROPEAN FILM’ at the Berlin Film Festival.
'My BROTHER THE DEVIL' A film we were asked to supply the extras for in the Summer of 2010 and the feature debut from U.K. director Sally El Hossaini starring Fady Elasayed and James Floyd is a coming-of-age story about two British Arabs growing up in Hackney and muliti cultural Britain and I'm delighted to report that after its win at the Sundance Festival last month for 'Best World Cinema Dramatic' its now won the priize of 'Best European Film' at the Berlin Film Festival.
The feature, which premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlin film festival, is a coming-of-age tale focusing on two British Arabs living in the dismal London borough of Hackney. They confront gang violence, sexual awakening and their own ingrained prejudices as they struggle to find their way in the world.
My Brother The Devil is a refreshingly subtle film from a very talented new British filmmaker,” said the European Cinemas jury in its decision. “It does not deal in the usual stereotypes of drugs and violence expressed in many contemporary films about immigrant family life in European cities. Beautifully shot, the film draws you into the well-rounded characters’ lives and keeps you interested in each throughout.
Enjoy the trailer.
Synopsis - A story about identity, brotherhood and the courage it takes to live life on your own terms in an uncompromising world. Mo is a young boy growing up in a traditional Egyptian household, but beyond the front door of the family’s modest London flat is a completely different world — the streets of Hackney. The impressionable Mo idolizes his handsome older brother Rashid and wants to follow is his footsteps. However, Rashid, a charismatic and shrewd member of a local gang, wants a different life for his little brother and deals drugs hoping to put Mo through college. One eventful summer, Rashid’s sexual awakening forces Mo to confront his own fears and phobias and threatens to tear the brothers apart.
Why English-speaking people write “Marseille” “Marseilles" ??
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Anonymous asked: Why do u say Hispanic instead of Latino
hispanic is latin american
latino is latino
Latino means from Latin America tho
latino is being latin american
hispanic is being latin IN american
Hispanic people are from Spain I.e. white European looking…people from Spain
Latino is from everywhere else
Who is this pizzapuff character?
I guess it’s easier to say bullshit than go and search the definition on the internet
I’m glad there are people out there because they can express what I think better than me
Racially based dating preferences are not made in a vacuum and I’m really tired of hearing that excuse
Because I have yet to hear an explanation about why someone doesn’t date a poc group that didn’t involve an extremely racist ass stereotype embedded in white supremacy and fetishism
Dating preferences are influenced by the white supremacist society we live in. When you are exposed to light, bright and white all your damn life, that shit is internalized.
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
3-4 years ago you couldn’t have told me this is how Nikki would end up looking like this…. Beautiful
Black hair on black women is so stunning!
Bruh she’s slaying masses with her looks nowadays
I’m glad she went normal.
She didn’t really go normal. She is unwinding from the mind control experiments that were being done on her. This is just her breaking away from the matrix for a bit.
Shut the fuck up my brother.She’s pretty but i always feel weird about me or other people talking about how beautiful someone is after they’ve had plastic surgeries. To each its own but it’s hard for me to boast about someone physical beauty when it’s not even natural.
Can we just appreciate the fact that she’s an attractive, and successful black woman? Why we gotta pick at shit!? So homegirl got some work done. Cool shit. Did you die though?
Like I don’t even get why people argue about beauty anyway. It’s so subjective. Let her beeeeeeeeee oh maaah gaaaaaawwd