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Bobby Bitch! Bobby Shmurda Drops New Video and Dance Moves

Bobby Shmurda dropped a new video. How do we feel about this? How do we feel about Bobby period? Is he being exploited? Is he part of the problem in hip-hop and our communities?  Hit me off in the comments below. Super curious to what my people think about dude!

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It’s a journey and I love to travel

So many people believe that since they don’t have it “all together” that they are some kind of failure or that they aren’t hustling hard enough. Stop that negative nonsense! Life is a journey, not a destination. You have to start somewhere in order to get somewhere, but the most important thing is that you START!

Don’t allow what you haven’t achieved YET deter you from  attempting to accomplish your goals. That space in between where you are and where you want to be is where you learn, grow and live. It’s okay. Enjoy it, work hard, and you’ll get to where you’re going.

Peace & Positive Vibes,
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Slow progress is better than no progress. Ran my fastest mile, completed my longest run & burned the most calories. Did I mention I DON'T like running? It's not that much fun when you're slow and tired but I'm motivated to keep it going

Slow progress is better than no progress.

I use the Nike Running app on my phone to track my miles when I run. It helps to remind me of how much or how little I’m doing, plus there are loads of other features that I said I was going to use, but don’t. But I will…eventually.

I ran my fastest mile, completed my longest run and burned the most calories with this run. Did I mention I DON’T like running? It’s not that much fun when you’re slow and tired but I’m motivated to keep it going. I’ve noticed that running is the one thing that really helps to burn body fat more than any other exercise that I do. Especially belly fat. I am seriously thinking about investing in a home gym, complete with a treadmill and exercise bike. The only thing is I can think of so many other things to buy instead!

 

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It’s yours

I’ve really done a lot of research and study on the Law of Attraction and I can tell you that it resonates with me. That’s why I love this Rumi quote. There’s no reason to dull your light because you feel like you haven’t reached all of your goals. If you shine like the universe is yours, the universe will be yours. In fact it already is yours! So whatever you’re going for in life, keep going! Shine! And enjoy your manifested blessings!

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I Have the Weirdest Imagination!

I had a dream last night that was a straight up movie. It was me, Rosario Dawson, Megalyn Echikunwoke and a band of other hot chicks plus Tyler Perry dressed as Madea made a cameo and he was driving a bright yellow Yugo. We were on the run from the police while trying to get revenge on some cannibalistic football players and corrupt cops who’d killed our friend at a bachelor party. We were in Texas, a place I’ve never been, but all the drama started over a date gone wrong (they thought we were hookers and that’s how we ended up at the bachelor party). There was kung fu, kabuki masks, guns and samurai swords. We kicked ass and Rosario died in a blaze of glory. At some point during all the action I stopped to do my makeup. (Hey a girl’s gotta look good when fighting cannibals!) We were trying to decide if we should stay in Texas and rock disguises or cross the border into Mexico. The most realistic part of the dream was that I ran really, really slow. Did I mention that the whole dream had a soundtrack? Cuz it did. So yeah, if there were any questions as to whether or not I am a true weirdo or creative genius (Quentin has nothing on me) those should be answered right about now. And if anyone makes this into a movie before I do, beware of my wrath. I will find a kabuki mask and a samurai sword and handle you!

FOR REAL THOUGH, I’M WRITING IT SO DON’T EVEN BOTHER TRYING TO JACK MY AWESOME IDEA! :-P

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Happy Birthday Baba Soyinka!

Today is Wole Soyinka’s 80th birthday. I wish him peace, blessings and continued success.

Just in case you don’t know who Wole Soyinka is I’ll give a brief rundown:

  • He’s a Nigerian poet, playright and author
  • He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986
  • Soyinka has taught college in Nigeria as well as at Oxford, Harvard, Yale, UNLV and Loyola Marymount
  • During the Biafra Civil War he went into hiding and also did nearly two years in prison although he was trying to prevent the conflict. He was denied pen, paper and writing materials but still managed to write several poems and government critiques.

Want to know more? Of course you do! Peep this video from the British Library where Soyinka discusses his work, the relationship between literature and culture, and the contemporary African experience. It’s an hour and a half, but better than watching some crappy movie, which is what you were probably going to do today anyway. :-)

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