A Night of Art is proud to present the launch of their Black history charity event. Showcasing new talent from singer's, dancers and spoken word artists sharing the stories of their 'Black Excellence'.
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Dani and Sia
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Tatenda Michael Manyarara
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‘What Does Black Excellence Mean To You?’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please click the link in our bio for tickets 🌻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👑👑👑👑👑👑⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ANightOfArt#blackhistorymonth
The internet is not my safe space. I constantly find myself taking large breaks from online and have grown into social anxiety because of it. Before the internet was a real thing I was much more lively, vibrant and now I find myself sometimes feeling unvalued because even though my real life and online image are great, they both don’t quite add up. I truly value my privacy but recognize that social media is a tool. Sometimes I feel as if I’m talking to an empty room but last night truly affirmed that my community really appreciates me and the work that I do. I’m internally grateful for my close friends and family. They really show up and I wanted to thank you all who support me in all my efforts. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and affection. I hope you enjoy the holiday as I will too and continue to share the film Fish with your friends and family #LinkInBio 📸@AlexPhillipsPhotography
“I believe the children are our future...”
••• As parents and as a society we start narrowing down children’s options so early in life! It’s so easy to inadvertently force our own vision and plan for their future lives onto them without leaving any space for them to think their own thoughts, develop their own plans and make their own mistakes. While there is definitely an important place for the wisdom of elders, sometimes we can also get very stuck in our ways of thinking and acting unless we are deliberate in the act of regularly taking off and examining the spectacles through which we view the world.
Let us instead strive to open up the minds of our children to the infinite possibilities that exist for them, both now and in the future. Rather than filling their calendars with classes and groups and other “organised fun”, let’s leave them PLENTY of time and space for free play, adventure and exploration in their lives, so that they can come up with the bright ideas needed to push the frontiers of human development for future generations. #freeplay#children#kidsinspace#selfdirectededucation#unschooling#bipocinsde#openyourmind#adventure#homeeducation#naturalchildhood#naturallearning#gentleparenting#naturalparenting#blackgirlmagic#blackboyjoy#childrenarethefuture
As #nationaleczemaweek ends I wanted to share the struggle we have had with Rocket this last year... When Rocket was 6 months he had a severe reaction to his vaccines... He had trouble breathing and needed a nebulizer as well as a rash that covered his body... for the first two years of his life he had eczema flare ups that we were able to keep under control. When we first arrived to Los Angeles it seemed as if the weather made his eczema disappear. After living in a few hotels and eating out most of our meals we saw a negative change in Shane’s skin. From the stress of not having a set schedule, proper diet or stability Shane’s eczema got extremely bad... After reaching out for help, a holistic doctor worked with us to understand what was happening to Shane’s body and why. She confirmed that he had leaky gut and the cause was his six month vaccines he had a bad reaction to. The one thing we did have control over was his diet. Being able to spend time in Mexico and focus on a recommended strict diet to help cure his leaky gut has helped us see significant improvement.
And while I'm at it... let's have "Tell-A-Black-Boy Day” as well... If you have some time today,
Be sure to look a Black Boy in the eyes and tell him that he was created in the image of The Most High God and given authority over everything on this Earth. Tell him that every other hue is a variation of his Beautiful Melanin Filled skin. Tell him that he WILL one day grow to be a Black Man and that contrary to the propaganda crossing his ears and eyes every 5 minutes, that is not just a Good thing but a GOD thing.
And when his budding knowledge of the blood laden streets of this land his school wants him to pledge allegiance to every morning causes his little eyes to ask you "How?" Keep looking into them and tell him His ancestors built this country. Tell him that not only did Black Men's minds give this country the knowledge and skill to work the land that produces cotton but that a Black Man's mind gave this country the machine that made rendering that cotton useful easier. Black Genius put the clothes on his back. Tell him that a Black Man's mind kept his school bus and his teacher's cars from crashing into each other this morning. Black Genius filled his school parking lot. Tell him that the reason they keep shooting people who look like his Grandfather is because even though Black Genius is the reason this country exists, some people are afraid. Not of a Black Man's skin or a Black Man's size, no, they are afraid of finally having their schemes exposed and brought down by A Black Man's Mind... And if all you have is a few seconds, when your eyes lock with those of a Black Boy today, just smile and say "Hey Genius" 😘👋🏽 #BlackGenius#HeyGenius#TellABlackBoy#iMadeThatUpToo 🤷🏽♀️ #WhoGonCheckMe#BlackJoy#BlackBoyJoy#BlackGirlMagic#BlackLivesMatter
Thanks for a great 2nd week, Sun Diego. The HUNDRED DAYS album is out and we're officially in previews, which means more beach time. More writing time. More reflecting time. More gratitude time. More self-care time. And all in my favorite little corner of the world. ✌🏾️🌞