“The earth is so beautiful. We are beautiful also. We can allow ourselves to walk mindfully, touching the earth, our wonderful mother, with each step. We don’t need to wish our friends, ‘Peace be with you.’ Peace is already with them. We only need to help them cultivate the habit of touching peace in each moment.”
— Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Jhené Aiko 😍


Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? 
Proving nature’s law is wrong it learned to walk without having feet. 
Funny it seems, but by keeping it’s dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air. 
Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.

The Rose that Grew From Concrete by 2Pac Shakur


Eartha Kitt & her daughter prepping freshly picked vegetables from their garden

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"One day, the war will end, and I’ll go back to my poem."

"One day, the war will end, and I’ll go back to my poem."

“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I’ve always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, someone may risk his or her life to read them.”

Edwidge Danticat from Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

this is why i write

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To bump in your treehouse. Sit back burn/vape, and relax.

Track List:

1. Stringtro - Vanilla
2. Jellyfishes - Koop
3. Swimming - Little Dragon
4. Daydreaming - Cam’ron
5. pieecarttt - Vesa//BessedOf
6. Road to Riches Mix - Notorious B.I.G.
7. Inside of Clouds - N.E.R.D.
8. Dontcha - The Internet
9. What’Chu Want - Da Brat ft. Tyrese
10. Love for the Sake of Love - Claudja Barry
11. Watch Out Now (Instrumental) - Beat Nutz
12. Nightvision - Night Beatle by GO HOME productions
13. Feel - DJ Tonka
14. Secret of The Forest - Chrono Trigger// Yasunori Mitsuda
15. hhook - Vesa//BessedOf
16. No Better Love - Young Gunz ft. Rell
17. salvation - Koop

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Fresh from my cuz dj fflood:

: : : apply stimuli generously to activate mind, body, soul, feeling, memory, inspiration : : :

posting my first mix in years… enjoy the ride… starting with Alice Coltrane, and taking off on a sojourn through afrofuturistic hip hop, galactic beats, tropical bass, house, soul, classics and more.

midtempo -> uptempo -> nice roots soul cool down.
a little stimulation for everybody… blessfflood


Run Mary Run | Rashida Bumbray

I have been performing the ring shout—a spiritual dance developed during slavery—for about a decade. For the newest installment of my work, RUN MARY RUN, I consider the harmonic ideas and tonal vocabulary of the McIntosh County Shouters—master ring shout artists—as a point of departure. Creating an active ritual for the ceremony of the ring shout, the performers and I go on a ride through the cosmologies of the Low Country, Geechie Sea Islands, Tennessee Blues, P Funk, and Hip Hop—relating the shout to the history of Black music.


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“Not queer like gay. Queer like, escaping definition. Queer like some sort of fluidity and limitlessness at once. Queer like a freedom too strange to be conquered. Queer like the fearlessness to imagine what love can look like…and pursue it.”
— Brandon Wint (via ethiopienne)

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