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Honey & The Bees “Come Get It” (Josie 1025, 1970)

There’s plenty of musical acts that I feature here that 40+ years on really make me (and followers) scratch their heads in amazement that they aren’t better known, or were more successful during their original recording run. One of the most criminally overlooked Girl Groups was Honey & The Bees. Although they got off to a shaky start as The Yum Yums in 1964, their run of exquisite Philly Soul from 1967 through 1972 is pure unearthed gold.

Here we find them on their 12th Single release, ready to head out on tour with James Brown, although the collectively headstrong group didn’t fair well with Brown’s dominating ways. And this wonderful single of come hither intentions with an expiration date truly, in some other dimension, is a Soul Classic played on oldies stations on Sundays with plenty of requests, and plenty of conquests via utilization by listeners.

Maybe you’ll use this to seduce a perfect partner, I know I will…. 


Amazon tribe fights back against illegal loggers, environmental destruction
September 8, 2014

Brazil is the most dangerous place in the world to be an environmentalist. It accounts for about half of all recorded killings of environmental advocates.

And those numbers are going up, globally. As I reported recently for Foreign Policy:

Between 2002 and 2013, at least 908 people were killed because of their environmental advocacy, according to “Deadly Environment,” a new report from the investigative nonprofit Global Witness. That’s an average of at least one environmentalist murdered every week, and in the last four years, the rate of the murders has doubled. In 2012, the deadliest year on record, 147 deaths were recorded, three times more than a decade earlier. “There were almost certainly more cases,” the report says, “but the nature of the problem makes information hard to find, and even harder to verify.”

That incredibly dangerous environment makes what photographer Lunae Parracho documented even more incredible.

Parracho (websiteTwitterFlickr) followed the Ka’apor tribe, an indigenous community in Brazil, as they fought back against illegal loggers.

Ka’apor warriors ventured into the Alto Turiacu territory in the Amazon basin to track down illegal loggers, tie them up, and sabotage their equipment.

They stole their chainsaws and cut the logs so the loggers couldn’t profit from them.

They released the loggers, but only after taking their shoes and clothes, and setting their trucks on fire.



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Alek Wek by Wendelien Daan


Alek Wek by Wendelien Daan