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lucyandlouise:

Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta

  • Dolores Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico
  • At three, her parents divorced and her mother moved the children to Stockton, California
  • Dolores’ grandfather took care of her and her brothers while her mother worked
  • Dolores received an associate’s degree in teaching from the University of the Pacific’s Delta Community College
  • She married Ralph Head while in college and had two children
  • Dolores taught grammar school for a while but resigned after seeing so many kids come to school hungry and without adequate clothing
  • In 1955, Dolores began her career in activism by helping Frank Ross start the Stockton Chapter of the Community Service Organization (CSO)
  • The CSO helped Hispanics economically and fought segregation , police brutality, and held voter registration drives
  • In 1960, she helped create the Agricultural Worker’s Associations (AWA) which led her to meet fellow activist Cesar Chavez
  • Dolores divorced her first husband and soon married Ventura Huerta and had five more kids
  • In 1962, Dolores and Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA)
  • Dolores served as the president of UWF until 1999
  • In 1965, Dolores helped organize the Delano Grape Strike where 5,000 grape farm workers protested against Delano grape growers
  •  In 1967 (or 1966), the United Farm Workers Union was formed (UWF), a combination of the AWA and NFWA
  • Dolores then helped negotiate contracts for workers and managed a hiring system
  • She also fought against the use of dangerous pesticides and advocated for unemployment and healthcare benefits for farm workers
  • In 1973, Dolores helped organize another large boycott which resulted in the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975
  • The act allowed farm workers to create unions and bargain for better wages and work conditions
  • In the 70s and 80s, she worked as a lobbyist on behalf of farmers in order to make sure they got proper representation
  • Dolores’ marriage to Ventura Huerta eventually ended and she began to have a relationship with Richard Chavez, brother of Cesar Chavez; they had four children together but never married
  • She has received many awards including the United States Presidential Eleanor D. Roosevelt Human Rights Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Source: biography, wikipedia, nwhm

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thisistheverge:

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

As with any smartphone in 2014, there’s no more important feature than the camera. It’s what we use to take photos with our friends and families, how we remember what we ate and what our kids looked like way back when. The camera has always been one of the iPhone’s most impressive feature, and this year, Apple says it’s gotten a huge upgrade. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus feature new sensors, better optics, new technologies that aid in stabilization and HDR, even slower slo-mo video, and much more. They’re meant to destroy your point-and-shoot, your camcorder, and maybe even your DSLR.

(Source: vimeo.com)

nprfreshair:

blankonblank:

21-year old Michael Jackson and 13-year old Janet Jackson in our latest episode: 

Michael Jackson on Godliness

Who doesn’t love a game of telephone?

lomographicsociety:

Lomography Belair X 6-12: A Camera That Can Do Almost Everything (Part 2)

The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact, and capable of shooting photos in three different sizes: 6x12, 6x9, and 6x6. Equipped with a high quality interchangeable lens system and and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots in every roll. It can also take three different film formats: 120mm, 35mm, and instant. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera. http://bit.ly/V0Kx3W

asylum-art:

Hyperrealistic Portraits Using Acrylic Paint by  JW-Jeong

(Joongwon Charles Jeong) on deviantART

Joongwon (Charles) Jeong is a hyperrealist painter from South Korea. A freelance artist and illustrator, Jeong studied Visual Communication Design at the Hongik University of Fine Art & Design in Seoul.

Jeong’s preferred medium is acrylic on canvas which he says is so versatile and its effect ranges from “thick, oil-like texture to watercolour splashes.”

With solo and group exhibitions in Seoul, Jeong is also quite popular online, especially on deviantART and Facebook where you can see much more of his incredible work.

Jeong lists his favourite artists as: Michleangelo, Titian, Holbein, Norman Rockwell, Sebastian Kruger, James Gurney, and Drew Struzan

Summer night on the NYC Harbor. | © Herman Velez

Summer night on the NYC Harbor. | © Herman Velez

Derek Jeter | © Herman Velez

Derek Jeter | © Herman Velez

newyorker:

In the magazine this week, Dale Russakoff writes about Newark’s school system and the difficulties faced by its children and educators as they struggle for success: http://nyr.kr/1mh6Ts9
Last month, the photographer Krisanne Johnson visited a school in the city’s South Ward. Take a look at a slide show of her photographs: http://nyr.kr/1jozhDi

newyorker:

In the magazine this week, Dale Russakoff writes about Newark’s school system and the difficulties faced by its children and educators as they struggle for success: http://nyr.kr/1mh6Ts9

Last month, the photographer Krisanne Johnson visited a school in the city’s South Ward. Take a look at a slide show of her photographs: http://nyr.kr/1jozhDi

(Source: newyorker.com)

Documenting the ruins in ChillTown. |   © Herman Velez

Documenting the ruins in ChillTown. | © Herman Velez

Waiting for the shot. | © Herman Velez

Waiting for the shot. | © Herman Velez

4th of July Celebration | 
© Herman Velez

4th of July Celebration |
© Herman Velez

Mr. America | © Herman Velez

Mr. America | © Herman Velez