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Vegan Walnut Pasta Round Up

Vegan Fettuccine with Creamy Walnut Sauce

Zucchini Spaghetti with Walnut Pesto (raw)

Vegan Cheesy Baked Pesto Mac with Walnut Parm (GF)

Broccoli Walnut Pesto

Tomato Walnut Basil Pasta

Bow Tie Pasta Primavera with Avocado Pesto

Creamy Triple-Mushroom Fettuccine with Walnuts

Basil, Walnut & Kale Pesto (GF/SF)

Walnut Ravioli with Vodka Sauce

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Alfredo with Spaghetti Squash & Noodles (GF)

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naturalablavi:

Hair journey

"In reading some of the documents I noticed frequent references to something that was never properly described—the bit. This thing was put into the mouth of slaves to punish them and shut them up without preventing them from working. I spent a long time trying to find out what it looked like. I kept reading statements like, I put the bit on Jenny, or, as Equiano says, “I went into a kitchen” and I saw a woman standing at the stove, and she had a brake (b-r-a-k-e, he spells it) “in her mouth,” and I said, What is that? and somebody told me what it was, and then I said, I never saw anything so awful in all my life. But I really couldn’t image the thing—did it look like a horse’s bit or what?"

- Toni Morrison on the bitimage (via howtobeterrell)

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"

The scar of slavery is crude, lacking a story of heroism it is permanent. The images of slavery cause physical revolt:

It was not uncommon to see a man’s, woman’s, or child’s back crisscrossed with raw scars, not uncommon to see Africans hobble about with missing feet, to see a ragged stump where a hand should be. It was not uncommon to see their eyes swollen shut, their heads bound in rusty iron contraptions, their bones broken. It was not uncommon to hear that someone alive was now dead. (Johnson & Smith 48)

The scars emblazoned on the backs of slaves have cut deeper than their own flesh. The scars have crossed geographical borders, bled cultures dry, and imprinted themselves on generations of African Americans. The imprint slavery has sliced into history books and families has left an ever-present question lingering in the air with the stench of death: Why? The answer lies at the heart of capitalism. Money.
The allure of the dollar, the material wealth, the comfort, the power that accompanies the competitive nature of capitalism is the cause of this scar. And those individuals who have profited from slavery are white males.

Although Morrison’s Tar Baby is not a tale about the brutalities of slavery, as is Beloved, it is a tale that calls into question capitalism and the ramifications it has had upon African Americans. The picture Morrison paints of capitalism is not one of beauty, but it is colorful. Her picture is crimson, colored with the blood of those who have been discarded and destroyed under the guise of progress. Visually, Valerian Street exemplifies the zealous pursuit of wealth and dominance by white males.

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rasdivine:

The End of Poverty

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