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#TodayInHistory: Fifty-one years ago today in 1963, The 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed by white supremacists. Four children(Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair) were killed at the African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama. The bombing was a turning point in the United States 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

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#SlowJamSundays Playlist 5 

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*P-Dub aka Pretty Willie ft. Yummy-4 Walls
Aaliyah(RIP)-Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number
*Joe-Love Scene
Keri Hilson-Make Love
Isley Brothers & R. Kelly-What Would You Do
*Sylk E Fyne ft. Chill-Romeo and Juliet
Troop-All I Do Is Think of You
Destiny’s Child-T-Shirt
Joe-All The Things Your Man Won’t Do
Monica-Why I Love You So Much
Ginuwine -Only When UR Lonely
Jill Scott-He Loves Me
Levert(RIP Gerald & Sean Levert)-I’m Still
Miki Howard-Baby Be Mine

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#HappyBirthdayAmyWinehouse: My favorite Amy Winehouse song, “He Can Only Hold Her.” <3 

Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her (Original Demo): http://youtu.be/vlTQJ4XMT30

Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her(Album Version): http://youtu.be/8ib-GoS33gg

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Happy Birthday Amy Winehouse <3

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#HappyBirthdayNas : My favorite #Nas song of all-time, “Life’s A Bitch” ft. AZ & Nas dad, Olu Dara. The great use of the sample of The Gap Band’s song, “Yearning For Your Love,” AZ’s flow, Nas verse that paints a vivid picture, then the ending with Olu’s trumpet solo… classic.

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Happy Birthday To One of Hip-Hop’s Greatest Lyricist, Hood Philosophers, & Sexiest Person With A Mole Besides, Chrissy Lampkin… Nas!!!!! #HappyBirthdayNas #Nas #HipHop #Music #Legend

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More #2Pac poetry. #RIP2Pac <3 

Liberty Needs Glasses

excuse me but lady liberty needs glasses
and so does Mrs. justice by her side
both the broads r blind as bats
stumbling thru the system
justice bumped into Mutulu and
trippin on Geronimo Pratt
but stepped right over Oliver
and his crooked partner Ronnie
justice stubbed her big toe on Mandela
and liberty was misquoted by the Indians
slavery was a learning phase
forgotten with out a verdict
while justice is on a rampage
4 endangered surviving black males
i mean really if anyone really valued life
and cared about the masses
they’d take em both 2 pen optical
and get 2 pair of glasses

And 2Morrow

Today is filled with anger
fueled with hidden hate
scared of being outcast
afraid of common fate
Today is built on tragedies
which no one wants 2 face
nightmares 2 humanities
and morally disgraced
Tonight is filled with rage
violence in the air
children bred with ruthlessness
because no one at home cares
Tonight I lay my head down
but the pressure never stops
gnawing at my sanity
content when I am dropped
But 2morrow I c change
a chance 2 build a new
Built on spirit intent of Heart
and ideals
based on truth
and tomorrow I wake with second wind
and strong because of pride
2 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep my
dream alive

In the Event of My Demise

In the event of my Demise
when my heart can beat no more
I Hope I Die For A Principle
or A Belief that I had Lived 4
I will die Before My Time
Because I feel the shadow’s Depth
so much I wanted 2 accomplish
before I reached my Death
I have come 2 grips with the possibility
and wiped the last tear from My eyes
I Loved All who were Positive
In the event of my Demise

All Eyez on U
(for 2Pac Shakur 1971-1996)
Nikki Giovanni
as I tossed and turned unable to achieve sleep unable to control

anxiety unable to comprehend why
2Pac is not with us
if those who lived by the sword died by the sword there would be no
white men on earth
if those who lived on hatred died on hatred there would be no KKK
if those who lived by lies died by lies there would be nobody on wall
street in executive suites in academic offices instructing the young
don’t tell me he got what he deserved   he deserved a chariot and
the accolades of a grateful people
he deserved his life
it is as clear as a mountain stream as defining as a lightning strike
as terrifying as sun to vampires
2Pac told the truth
there were those who called it dirty gangsta rap inciting there were
those who never wanted to be   angry at the conditions but angry
at the messenger who report:  your kitchen has roaches your toilet
is overflowing your basement has so much water the rats are in the
living room
your house is in disorder
and 2Pac told you about it
what a beautiful boy graceful carriage melodic voice sharp wit intellectual
breadth what a beautiful boy to lose
not me   never me   I do not believe east coast west coast   I saw
them murder Emmett Till I saw them murder Malcolm X   I saw
them murder Martin Luther King   I witnessed them shooting
Rap Brown I saw them beat LeRoi Jones   I saw them fill their jails
I see them burning churches   not me   never me   I do not believe
this is some sort of mouth action   this is some sort of political
action and they picked well   they picked the brightest freshest
fruit from the tallest tree what a beautiful boy
but he will not go away as Malcolm did not go away as Emmett
Till did not go away   your shooting him will not take him from us
his spirit will fill our hearts his courage will strengthen us for the
challenge  his truth will straighten our backbones
you know, Socrates had a mother she too watched her son drink
hemlock she too asked why but Socrates stood firm and would
not lie to save himself  2Pac has a mother  the lovely Afeni had
to bury her son   it is not right
it is not right this young warrior is cut down   it is not right for
the old to bury the young   it is not right
this generation mourns 2Pac as my generation mourned Till as we
all mourn Malcolm  this wonderful young warrior
Sonia Sanchez said when she learned of his passing she walked all day
walking the beautiful warrior home to our ancestors I just cried as all
mothers cry for the beautiful boy who said he and Mike Tyson would
never be allowed to be free at the same time who told the truth about
them and who told the truth about us who is our beautiful warrior
there are those who wanted to make him the problem   who wanted
to believe if they silenced 2Pac all would be quiet on the ghetto
front there are those who testified that the problem wasn’t the conditions
but the people talking about them
they took away band   so the boys started scratching they took away
gym   so the boys started break dancing the boys started rapping
cause they gave them the guns and the drugs but not the schools and
libraries
what a beautiful boy to lose
and we mourn 2Pac Shakur and we reach out to his mother and we
hug ourselves in sadness and shame
and we are compelled to ask:
R U Happy, Mz. Tucker?  2Pac is gone
R U Happy?

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Zoom Here are a couple of my favorite poems by #2pac. #RIP2Pac.
Jada
u r the omega of my heartthe foundation of my conception of lovewhen i think of what a black woman should beits u that i first think ofu will never fully understandhow deeply my heart feels 4 ui worry that we&#8217;ll grow apartand i&#8217;ll end up losing uu bring me 2 climax without sexand u do it all with regal graceu r my heart in human forma friend i could never replace
The Rose that Grew from Concrete Did you hear about the rose that grewfrom a crack in the concrete? Proving nature&#8217;s law is wrong it learned to walk without having feet. Funny it seems, but by keeping it&#8217;s dreams,it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concretewhen no one else ever cared.

Here are a couple of my favorite poems by #2pac. #RIP2Pac.

Jada

u r the omega of my heart
the foundation of my conception of love
when i think of what a black woman should be
its u that i first think of

u will never fully understand
how deeply my heart feels 4 u
i worry that we’ll grow apart
and i’ll end up losing u

u bring me 2 climax without sex
and u do it all with regal grace
u r my heart in human form
a friend i could never replace


The Rose that Grew from Concrete

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.

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#RIP2Pac : Juice (1992) starring Tupac as Bishop. This playlist also includes 2pac’s other movies, tv appearances, and documentaries.

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#RIP2Pac : 18 years later and they wonder are we still down… always <3 #2Pac

2Pac Playlist: http://youtu.be/NRWUs0KtB-I?list=PLJf-GHWGJp7GIkRWKdaSMwrr1dWFEkRlX 


2Pac Playlist 2: http://youtu.be/wdu9qt6XuPA?list=PLJf-GHWGJp7Hjy0q3JD-Yxnbj4TXnJYwc

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