Category : Literature
NOBEL Prize-winning British author, Doris Lessing, bequeathed her entire personal collection of over 3,000 books to the Harare City Library in Zimbabwe.
Bruce Lee was a phenomenon. When he emerged into stardom in the early 1970′s, the world was blown away. A martial artist at the top of his form, a captivating presence on film and in person, he was humble, intelligent and well spoken, a combination that successfully shattered the one-dimensional stereotype of the Chinese people as portrayed in Hollywood cinema up to that point.
Everyone knows the name Hemingway. Who Hemingway really is, however, is often a hazier topic.
Hemingway was a writer, I hope people know this. But, Hemingway was also one of the most badass dudes ever to walk this earth.
The devil, the haters, the bloggers The papers, the labels, they labeled me But they can't relate to our struggle, my nigga We came up from slavery Apologies go out to all of my fans cause they waited so patiently This one is for all of the lost and forgotten black angels that prayed for me A milli, a milli, niggas love me cause I'm ill The greatest story ever told, niggas in the field From Solomon to Sambo to Django, it's fact I'm the Farrakhan of rap and I get it from the wheel The son of WD, who hung around in the D Who ran around in the three The trap gods raised me Face all on the Sphinx Story all in the wall of the pyramids Niggas know the Black God saved me You can blow the nose off, that won't change it Obamacare won't heal all that anguish We came a long way from the bottom of the boat All praise to the Mahdi, we found our language Gold necklace, middle finger erected God tribe of Shabazz stylin' on the record Lost sons of Muhammad, we wildin' in the wreckage Asha du illah illaha is the message All these niggas, I got to fight one All these devils, I got to strike some All these rebels just waitin' on the war cry Mama said: "son, you got to strike drum" Roc Nation, celebration Motivation, elevation Nigga we made it from slaves on a slaveship Live from the cotton fields, straight to the spaceshipJay Electronica " We Made It"
Lock my body, can't trap my mind Easily, explain why we adapt to crime I'd rather die enormous than live dormant, that's how we on it.... .. We all fiends, gotta do it, even righteous minds go through this True, this the streets school us to spend our money foolish Bond with jewelers and watch for intruders I stepped it up another level, meditated like a Buddhist Recruited lieutenants with ludicrous dreams of gettin' cream "Let's do this!"......Jay Z - Can I live
The media is dead wrong. Nearly every article I have read about Millennials makes us seem like a superficial, party-every-day generation.
You know what, we do like to turn it up every now and then, but at the same time, we are also the generation of Malala, who stood up for girls’ right to go to school and of Jack Andraka, who developed an early detection test for pancreatic cancer. We are a generation of progression, equality and so much more.
“Art has to be a kind of confession. I don’t mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is: if you can examine and face your life, you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives, and they can discover them, too — the terms with which they are connected to other people. This has happened to every one of us, I’m sure. You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discovered it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that they are alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important. Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to them from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true for everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace. They have to disturb the peace. Otherwise, chaos.”James Baldwin, 1961