Facing Your Work
Hey guys, it’s been a while since I’ve done a super personal post, right?!
It’s insane how much has changed for me over the last year. Shit, more than that. Over the last two years with graduating college, being jobless, the whole NY fiasco, the ex-bf drama, the emotional demons, the broke life, everything. And here I am with a website launched, my artwork making money, about to jump countries, a new found work ethic and happy. I started this tumblr in 2010 as a way to showcase my passion and dedication to Africa. I not only shared that, but I shared myself as well and we all kept evolving. I am venturing into a new area of life and for those like me who wish to combine their passions with their work as well, I leave you this:
Wherever you are in your journey, just know that you have to keep going. One step after another, one brick on top of another, you will build the work you have envisioned. You’ll hit obstacles along the way. It’s inevitable. In regards to my work, not everyone will approach you in a collaborative spirit, not everyone will give you credit as they use your work as a springboard to boost themselves, and you have to decide what your response is going to be. Honestly, the way I think about it is just- face your work. If others want to conduct themselves without integrity, that’s their business. Continue in a spirit of generosity and openness.
I’ve worked hard to build this platform with the goal of highlighting young African photographers and other creatives, and it’s my hope that their work will be shown on other platforms as well. Sharing new talent is part of documenting our current culture and I do this for the love of the art. (keep reading)
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ATTENTION! On Friday, February 21, 2014, there are was a hoax call for a shooting at Lake Mary High School, Florida. The person got a pre-paid phone, called 911 telling that he had heard shots fired at the school, and threw the phone is the trash afterward.
At the time of the event, no one was aware it was a hoax, and it caused a school-wide panic. The school was on lock-down for well over an hour while the police evacuated the school, searching all of the students and teachers.
Both photos above are screenshots from a video taken from a helicopter, which you can view here (x).
People who were evacuated, were searched and were sent outside with their hands on their head, during this most were crying and trying to call their parents. The second photo is of cops searching the cars of parents coming to pick their kids up.
Here is a video of a set of students being evacuated by armed authorities (x).
Despite the call, there were no shots fired. But people are on edge because the call was planned. The person knew they would find out it was a hoax, so they made sure the call was untraceable. Rumors say it was the person’s test run to see how many authorities would show up and see if they could get away with it. It is expected that it might happen again and it will be no hoax.
If you live in the Central Florida area, take extra caution when going into work or school. Everyone is on edge, and this could cause other people to become violent. If you go to a school in Seminole county, or go to Lake Mary High School, be aware that something is expected to happen next week, so my best advice is to stay home.
If you do not live near the Central Florida area, please still at least re-blog this post, because it has the potential to spread the word, and save a life.
I know so many people who go there and I live not to far, this is so terrifying.
Juror #8 Creshuna Miles From Michael Dunn Trial Speaks Out
Creshuna: “I honestly think [Michael Dunn] is a good guy. […] Everybody is making this a white and black thing. And it’s not.”
Interviewer: “If this case wasn’t about race, what was it about?”
Creshuna: [hesitantly] “It was about…justice…Umm…I…”
Jordan Davis’ mother and father stated the following after seeing her segment:
Dad: “Before you even met Jordan, before you even looked at Jordan, looked at his clothes or anything else, you heard rap music, and so you assume it’s all African-Americans in the car, and you said, ‘I hate that thug music.’ So it is about race.”
Mom: “I think she didn’t want it to be about race. I think she really hoped that that was not an element of it. But it’s always been an element of what happened in our case.”
Dad: ”In my mind nice guys don’t shoot unarmed teenagers. That tells me she wasn’t paying attention to the testimony. When Miss Rouer testified, he never said that there was a weapon in the car. No gun, no stick, bottle, anything. And he drove to the hotel, ate pizza, drove back to his home the next day. Not one time did he say there was a weapon, and who would do that? If someone threatened you with a shotgun you would tell the closest person to you … [He] never said one word, never dialed 911. That doesn’t sound like a good person.”
Everytime Creshuna stated her delusional, “post-racial” views, it further clarified why they made her a juror.
GEORGIAN ARTISTS ALERT
I am in the process of putting together a mentoring project, introducing young girls from ages 9 to 18 to music production, canvas art, design, basically any type of artistry, or even healthy eating chefs, diy’ers. I want to find out what artists could possibly be interested.
- A Tribe Called Quest
- The Natural Look
- Neo-Soul Music
- Tom Joyner cruises
- Talking about Trap Music
- being on Tumblr
- Talking about dating White men/women
- There weak ass job
- How great Howard was
- using “Shade” incorrectly
- About how much they don’t twerk
- How educated they…