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Culture

Justice for Stephon Clark

Sacramento police getting away with murder? It was announced that the two police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark will not be charged. The “law” not only protected the officers, but granted them a free pass to shoot an unarmed american man. What about protecting Stephon’s rights?

I don’t agree with not giving Stephon a chance to defend his rights in court. The United States continues to use racial discrimination as a ranking system. It’s a horrible truth that is constantly denied.

I’m happy to see people coming out and sharing the truths of the abuse to the public. The Black communities are just one of the many social groups being targeted. I am in full support of the Black Lives Matter movement. All lives matter. Equality matters.

My love goes out to all the fallen brothers and sisters affected by racial profiling and dishonorable authority. Take away the guns of the authority and and see how bold they really are.

Sending more love to the family and friends of Stephon Clark. Change is coming brother. Rest in Power

Picture by @Streetpianos & Lukejerram.com

Creation

Contemporary Artist: Luke Jerram, “Play Me, I’m Yours”

I think there should be as many public instruments lying around the world, as there are public bathrooms. I am incredibly inspired by British Artist Luke Jerram and his worldwide piano project. He places unique pianos throughout urban cities and public areas and watches as strangers come together through music.

While I was living in Hawaii, Uncle Jeff would place his instruments all around the house. I would pick up his ukelele out of curiosity and start picking the strings. Just listening to the sounds. Eventually I started learning chords and strum patterns. I got better just by simply having access. He knew what he was doing. He would always say, “Press and play babe!” So that’s what I did!

Its people like Uncle Jeff and Luke who are simply putting the instruments in your hands. Music changes lives!

Luke is not only spreading life through music, he is also creating social stances like his “Invisible Homeless” project. Bringing awareness on the increasing homeless rates with his lifelike glass figures. He’s an inspiration of many!! Go check em’ out!!!

Amelia Earhart

Courage

American Pilot: Amelia Earhart

I remember the first time I walked through the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Huge sheets of metal perfectly formed in birdlike shapes, hanging from the ceilings. The world stopped for a moment. -There I was flying through the air in these magnificent vintage machines. Waving to Amelia flying to my right, and the flock of ducks to my left. Oh, the freedoooom!! Chills spiral through my body as I reminisce my imaginary memories.

“You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.” My favorite quote by Amelia. The eye of the pilot… Turning miles of running rivers into cm snakes, and 25 ft white caps of the ocean into small squiggly lines.

Back in a time when women didn’t fly, she flew. She defined her destiny. “The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.” This is for all the women afraid to fly. Buckle up, study up, and try.

Let curiosity overpower your fear of heights. Let Amelia’s courage and badass-ery inspire you! It has inspire me.

 

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Email Mekele: Mekele.Longee@aol.com

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