Like hundreds of other families, Amanda Kebreau and her parents spent Wednesday morning putting their personal touches on a bare white dorm room, where she’ll sleep and study during the next school year.
Kebreau, a first-year Valencia College student from Tampa, is among the first group of students to attend the new University of Central Florida and Valencia College campus in downtown Orlando.
“I was hoping we’d be on this side,” Kebreau said as she looked out on the skyline and watched cars crawl past on Interstate 4. She spent her early childhood years in New York City and now that she’s 18 longed for the city life again.
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Boy at the Ratha Yatra Festival. This is a portrait I took of a young boy who remained completely calm and quiet the whole festival. As if he was in his own meditative state. His mother said he had an old soul. (July 2018)
Photo by @tomas_ayuso
Hashtag #everydayhonduras to be selected. ・・・
I’ve been looking through some pictures of the holy land (🇭🇳) for a thing I’m working on, and when I see the Caribbean — particularly the shoreside near Tela — I can’t help but think of grandma and how much she loved it. You see when she left Palestine, her family first went to Belize with her British Palestine passport. She’d tell me about the bustle of salted beef being shipped in barrels to other colonial holdings across the empire. She recalled the little girls school she attended in the British quarter with the children of Indians, Jamaicans and English folk in coastal Belize City. My grandma even spoke English with an accented belizean patois! .
Some years later the family moved to Tela, always staying by the sea, running a small shop near the American owned chiquita banana plantations. She used to tell me how she played with the American kids and the Honduran kids on the water. When they went to Tegucigalpa after the great Tela fire left the port in ruin, she’d eventually move to New York City as a young woman. First she lived in Rockaway, again by the sea, and later Parkslope. She worked in Rockefeller plaza and danced salsa at Celia Cruz’s first showings in Harlem. Twenty years later I’d unwittingly live just down the street from where she lived in Brooklyn.
Eventually she married my grandpa and she lived her days among the mountains of Tegucigalpa far from the ocean. But as a child she’d take me still to her Tela, get in the water with me and speak her love of our coast to me. My love of the Caribbean comes from her, my love of the culture comes from her, much of who I am comes from her. To know me, is to know her.
The sight alone of the Honduran Caribbean, just a few kilometers from Belize where she grew up, makes me miss Doña Anita. That sea was her then and she is that sea now. Its been said you always go back to the places you love. And now I realize that my beloved place is the amorphous memory of the adored abuela who raised me. The one I’ll always come back to, both in mind and at sea.
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León Trotsky escribía en el exilio, en la década del '30, que si no había una revolución en un período próximo, la voracidad del capitalismo terminaría produciendo catástrofes que terminarían con la vida del planeta. Lo que está pasando en el Amazonas no es producto de la fatalidad, o del calor, si no del mirar para otro lado del gobierno de Bolsonaro, permitiendo que las empresas ganaderas quemen “accidentalmente” grandes extensiones de campo, para ampliar las superficies de pastura. Esto es el capitalismo más puro: liquidación irracional de los recursos naturales, sin control de ningún tipo, para enriquecimiento de un puñado de ricos. No hay posibilidad de apelar a la buena voluntad de los grandes terratenientes, y explicarles que deben cuidar el medioambiente. Ni de legislar sobre el cuidado de los recursos, porque como estas leyes “ahuyentan las inversiones”, finalmente nunca se aprueban, o si lo hacen, como la Ley de Glaciares, o la Ley de Bosques, no se aplican.
Por eso Trotsky hablaba de revolución, es decir cambiar el sistema, dar vuelta todo, para planificar la economía cuidando los recursos del planeta, haciendo una explotación racional de la naturaleza.
Throwback to a TCU player on the sideline bowing his head in prayer as CB Torrey Stewart tries to get around the blocking of Ben Garland before Ryan Harrison sinks the 33-yard game-winning FG in overtime; the Falcons defeated the Horned Frogs 20-17 on September 13, 2007.
Part 2 of 2; Precocious Kids on assignment for @emeraldcoastmag
Madelyn is a fifth-grader perfecting the art of public speaking.
The very idea of public speaking has always been something that intimidated me. “Usually when you work really hard, you’ll be able to achieve what you were going for. And if you don’t, that’s fine. You know you worked hard.” 🤯
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The town of Tepoztlán celebrates Carnaval in Morelos, Mexico. March 2019.
“I’m very excited for senior year! I have some stress over college applications, but overall I am super excited. I’ve learned a lot about the type of people I want to surround me and to keep with me throughout my life...” 📸 @bellalrossi || We love this!! XQ family, what do you value most in your friends?
Members of the nation of Quispicanchi during a procession at the festival of Quyllurit’i, also known as the snow star festival. The annual three day festival celebrating the reappearance of the Pleiades constellation which is associated with the upcoming harvest and new year. The festival is a unique display of intertwined traditions, mixing indigenous, native, and catholic beliefs. Tens of thousands of native Peruvians make the pilgrimage to the base of the Qullqip’unqu mountain in the Sinakara Valley to show their respects to the Earth, the surrounding Apus (mountain spirits), and Jesus Christ.
Photo by @jonlowenstein / @noorimages | Watch NOOR visual-storyteller Jon Lowenstein talk about his long-term project "Shadow Lives" at the TEDSummit 2019. Link on our bio!
Caption: Elizabeth Cruz arrives in the world. She was the first native born child born to her parents Chava and Gabriela Cruz.
Photos by @donaldmiralle // Shark conservationist Ocean Ramsey ascends and descends from the depths in her element. @oceanramsey and her husband @juansharks have worked tirelessly for years to educate people and protect this most important apex predator. I shot these photos a couple years apart, the first image winning a World Press Photo Award several years ago and was part of “Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present”, one of the first museum exhibitions and books to put sports photographers in the forefront. #tbt#photojournalism#savesharks
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'Leona looked into my eyes and said; "Elif, I love these yellow flowers, I call them little dancing sunflowers, you should find some. It´s good for your health, you can make tea out of it. I feel like your body needs it. Did you get cold on your hike? Let me make you some tea." - Tenderness, love - we need more on this planet.' By @eliffkoyuturk
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'This was the most unique museum I've ever been to. In the middle of the desert, Wadi El Hitan (Valley of the Whales) was built around fossils of an early form of the modern day whale, known as the walking whale.
There is also a open-air portion of the museum with trails leading to other fossils.
Since this valley was once submerged underwater you can also see petrified fossils on the surface of the rock formations.
All the museum structures, like the one seen here, were designed to mimic the surrounding landscape.' By @allthewildair