halftheskymovement:

Many people are flocking to a little shop in Rwanda for something sweet, cold and yummy. With “ice-cream, coffee, dreams” across its signage, Inzozi Nziza (Sweet Dreams) is the country’s first ice-cream parlor. Offering scoops of passion fruit, strawberry and pineapple flavors, the shop is bringing together locals and changing the lives of the nine women which it employs. ”I didn’t have a job before: I just stayed at home. Now I have a vision for the future. I am making money and I can give some of it to my family,” says 27-year-old Louise Ingabire, who manages the parlor. 
Outside the shop, the nine women are members of Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda’s first and only female drumming troupe, founded by Odile Gakire Katese, the owner of Inzozi Nziza. The troupe was established ten years ago to empower widows, orphans and survivors of the1994 genocide that killed nearly a million people. The musicians and ice cream shop are both featured in the documentary, "Sweet Dreams."
Read more via The Guardian. 

halftheskymovement:

Many people are flocking to a little shop in Rwanda for something sweet, cold and yummy. With “ice-cream, coffee, dreams” across its signage, Inzozi Nziza (Sweet Dreams) is the country’s first ice-cream parlor. Offering scoops of passion fruit, strawberry and pineapple flavors, the shop is bringing together locals and changing the lives of the nine women which it employs. ”I didn’t have a job before: I just stayed at home. Now I have a vision for the future. I am making money and I can give some of it to my family,” says 27-year-old Louise Ingabire, who manages the parlor. 

Outside the shop, the nine women are members of Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda’s first and only female drumming troupe, founded by Odile Gakire Katese, the owner of Inzozi Nziza. The troupe was established ten years ago to empower widows, orphans and survivors of the1994 genocide that killed nearly a million people. The musicians and ice cream shop are both featured in the documentary, "Sweet Dreams."

Read more via The Guardian

(via ourafrica)

thebumblefox:

thetinytabby:

It’s October! Black cats are often associated with being spooky, but this means they have a negative stereotype associated with them.

Some people take the color of the cat into heavy consideration when looking for a new companion. This also goes for dogs! It’s a sad fact that black dogs and cats have a hard time finding homes.

To celebrate the awesomeness of black kitties, we would like to do a little showcase of black adoptable kitties! We also want to adopt to some shelters that are taking care of black kitties!
If you would like to nominate a kitty, please reblog with a link, or email us at admin@theinytabby.com

Want to find a black cat to show us? Try https://www.petfinder.com/ !

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<3 Thank you!

I love black cats and yes I do think of them as miniature black panthers

I feel like its just another racial thing except against cats. Come on guys, black cats are not bad luck.

(and if you notice black cats are only considered bad luck and bad omens in western and European cultures I’m just saying…)

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black cats poor animals

readmyquiet:

thesejulez:

blazeupandtasteme:

Mariah’s backup singer is forced to pay up when he bets $20 that she can’t hit the whistle notes in Obsessed.

YOOOOOO MARIAH JUST PULLED SOME BOSS SHIT!!! GO AWF QUEEN

😩😂😂

owning-my-truth:

More than 4,000 Africans have died from Ebola and the crisis is continuing to escalate, grow and spiral out of control, displacing tens of thousands, killing entire families and instilling fear into the day to day lives of millions of people in West Africa and all white people care about is their fucking chocolate. Fuck Bill Tomson (@BillTomson4 on Twitter), white liberals and Politico (@Politico on Twitter) for this disgusting, racist trash.

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