Black Athletes in the ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue.
Serge Ibaka (Basketball)
Venus Williams (Tennis)
Aja Evans (Bobsleigh)
Nigel Sylvester (BMX)
Marshawn Lynch (American Football)
Prince Fielder (Baseball)
Larry Fitzgerald (American Football)
Bernard Hopkins (Boxing)
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Black Athletes in the ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue.
Serge Ibaka (Basketball)
Venus Williams (Tennis)
Aja Evans (Bobsleigh)
Nigel Sylvester (BMX)
Marshawn Lynch (American Football)
Prince Fielder (Baseball)
Larry Fitzgerald (American Football)
Bernard Hopkins (Boxing)
(more photos)
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Black Athletes in the ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue.
Serge Ibaka (Basketball)
Venus Williams (Tennis)
Aja Evans (Bobsleigh)
Nigel Sylvester (BMX)
Marshawn Lynch (American Football)
Prince Fielder (Baseball)
Larry Fitzgerald (American Football)
Bernard Hopkins (Boxing)
(more photos)
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Black Athletes in the ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue.
Serge Ibaka (Basketball)
Venus Williams (Tennis)
Aja Evans (Bobsleigh)
Nigel Sylvester (BMX)
Marshawn Lynch (American Football)
Prince Fielder (Baseball)
Larry Fitzgerald (American Football)
Bernard Hopkins (Boxing)
(more photos)
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Black Athletes in the ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue.

  • Serge Ibaka (Basketball)
  • Venus Williams (Tennis)
  • Aja Evans (Bobsleigh)
  • Nigel Sylvester (BMX)
  • Marshawn Lynch (American Football)
  • Prince Fielder (Baseball)
  • Larry Fitzgerald (American Football)
  • Bernard Hopkins (Boxing)

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(Source: dynamicafrica)

TreZure Empire’s video for her track with the late Metaphysic, “Monday Night”. Not only is she a friend of mine but, TreZure is a capsule of a pure divine talent which she uses to cover aspects of the diaspora and cultural musical traditions around the world.

Enjoy

-SJ

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

Oprah Winfrey 

humansofnewyork:
"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."
We care!!  xx Peaches

humansofnewyork:

"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."

We care!!  xx Peaches

Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Stephen Alcorn

A picture book that shines light on the indomitable life of one of the most influential American folksingers in the history of our country…this book introduces young readers to Odetta, an American folk legend. Lyrical text and striking paintings tell the story of the incredible singer whose life and works inspired such icons as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Tracy Chapman. The book comes from the author’s long and fruitful artistic relationship with Odetta and is based on personal dialogues he had with her before her death in December 2008.

Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

via: www.ted.com/