The Spirit Never Truly Dies

An African proverb reads-“no one is ever truly dead until there is no one left among the living to remember him.” Thank you all for comforting each other and sharing in the memory of Maya Angelou’s transition today. My pop, Magdalen, and Layla nourished my body with delicious food and talks over dinner. Sonya honored her in a moment of silence at dance rehearsal and we dance and drummed in her memory. The love. That is the legacy I wish to leave. I love and love so hard. Rest in Power Mama Angelou. ❤ Gracie

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Food, friends and freedom: Nikki Giovanni remembers Maya Angelou

Photo credit: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/28/living/maya-angelou-nikki-giovanni-identity/

Funding campaign under way for trans shelter NEWS-Oakland CA

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 Funding campaign under way for trans shelter NEWS-Oakland CA

Brianna “Breezy” Golden-Farr and Elizabeth Howard are spearheading an unprecedented project that addresses the absence of emergency shelter housing for transgender women in Oakland. Called Queens Cottage Shelter, or QCS, the housing initiative, while still in its beginning stages, is quickly establishing a foundation that the project’s team, supporters, and community are hopeful about. Donate donate please.
http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=69724

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo! :)

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo! :)

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). Celebrate! Portrait of Frida Khalo, Mexican, feminist, artist, liberator of the people. http://wanelo.com/p/2817216/print-8×10-frida-kahlo-artist-women-mexican-portrait-roses-flowers-painter-hispanic-surreal-eyebrows-female-cinco-de-mayo-feminist

STOP this warfare on BLACK HAIR!

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STOP this warfare on BLACK HAIR!

Certified letter time! Look out Faith Christian Academy Gracie Berry is coming for you! They will be met with the same educated wrath as was the case, on behalf of Tiana Parker, who was expelled for a similar ordeal from The Deborah Brown School. Our voices, letters, and continuing to LIVE NATURAL on purpose have to urge these beasts to stop this warfare on black hair!