— Philip Seib (The Al Jazeera Effect)
— Hilary Thayer Hamann, The Anthropology of an American Girl
There is no other group like the Black Muslims, who put so much effort into teaching children the right things, they don’t smoke, they don’t drink or overindulge in alcohol, they protect their women, they command respect. And what do these other people do?
They complain about them, they criticize them. We’d be a better world if we emulated them. We don’t have to become black Muslims, but we can embrace the things that work."
— "A plague called apathy" by Bill Cosby, New York Post
— Lisa Bird (Rue Magazine)
'God, I'll go back and get on that damn train and just show up for life. I'll continue to show up for life every morning and every day. Whatever happens or whatever you have planned on the road ahead, I'll just show up. But you better show up for me. You damn well better show up for me!'
And so I went back to Nice and then home to Chicago keeping my promise to show up for life through the mourning and the grieving and the pain. And he showed up for me. He showed up for me in ways larger than I ever imagined or could ask for. In ways bigger than I’ll ever understand. And so on this day, all I know about this life is that it’s a divinely beautiful one and a journey so worth living."
— Crystal Gentilello, Editor-in-Chief of Rue Magazine
— Friend JHC4 Facebook status
Who’s that weirdo wearing the bull mask on the beach?
Well, it’s Picasso, of course. On his birthday, we celebrate the Modernist master’s career with a series of pictures by photographer Gjon Mili made over roughly two decades.
I made this my junior year of high school.
My friend Sophie is a brilliant artist and this is my favorite thing that she’s made.
Cezayir Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey (by Anastassiya Bergem)
Constantinople (Not Istanbul)