TO ALL MY BLACK PEOPLE IN UNDERGRAD, MASTERS PROGRAMS, PHD PROGRAMS, KEEP YA HEAD UP, I KNOW ACADEMIA IS OVERWHELMINGLY RACIST BUT DON’T LET IT OVERCOME YOU!!!!!!!
The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999. It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.
As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.
Publicity photo of Dorothy Dandridge from her cabaret session in Havana Cuba (circa 1955).
Two-headed alligator spotted in Tampa, Florida along the Hillsborough River in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife, this alligator has been reported by several people. They explained that failed separation of monozygotic twins is common in reptiles and amphibians but they rarely reach this juvenile state.
I checked this out online…no sign of photoshop! This is honestly the first time I’ve seen a dicephalic, non-infant animal in the wild!
School integration, Barnard School, Washington, D.C., 1955.