While we enter and leave this earth alone, we share this life with many others. Human connection & #community are imperative to our well-being. In America, there is this sense of individualism. But, we have to remember that nothing that we do goes without affecting another. Whether it be positive or negative. Nothing. The affect is sometimes so minuscule, that we fail to even notice it (or care to notice it). We are all #interconnected. Thus, we should not only strive to make decisions that #enrich our own lives, but we should also actively strive to enrich the lives of others. (& this is not to say that we should put the enrichment of others before our own, this is to simply say that we have to grow more #mindful of these things— how #interconnected we are). In this light, my soul sister @imansss & I are seeking your #support to host classes on wellness for young girls in Lagos, Nigeria. The program will focus on well-being, across the board. #Spirituality, mental #wellness, #selfcare, self-esteem, relationships (friendships, #family, etc.) #mindfulness, #nutrition, hygiene, & physical wellness. Though our wellness affects how we cope and perform in all aspects of our lives, these are things that are not greatly discussed in the classroom setting. Imani and I are so very #grateful for the immense support we’ve received these past two days. Whether it be sharing this, sending your positive #energy, and or/donating, every contribution is very much appreciated.
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Frank Ocean | Wiseman
“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”
— Quentin Tarantino explaining why he didn’t use the song in “Django Unchained.”
Do that thing that warms your soul. That thing that feels natural. That thing that you always find yourself returning to. Do that thing that makes you happy. Do it for you.
lol & she still makes the best facial expressions
my bby brother painted this for me <3
back on campus
check out my brother’s website (appdummy). let him help you develop that app that you’ve been wanting to get out there :)
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.