Miuccia Prada, Damien Hirst
Gave Young Hov this for his 44th this week…
Nelson Mandela was labeled a terrorist by the United States government.
Nelson Mandela was a political prisoner.
Nelson Mandela was at the helm of a revolutionary organization.
It is so easy to wax poetic about his heroism after the tide of history has turned. But to stand in the tradition of Mandela is to embrace justice when and where power opposes it.
I am grateful that the anti-apartheid and divestment movement was part of my coming of age because it allowed me to cultivate through my own experience a critical gaze and to find footing in a radical tradition.
We need those spaces to flourish for our young people today, and for those who will come behind them. I feel like tonight we should rededicate ourselves to courage and truth-telling rather than mere sentimentalism.
For Madiba. — Dr. Imani Perry (@imaniperry)
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones. — Nelson Mandela
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A Love Supreme, Coltrane’s handwriting.
Charlie Parker, NYC, 1954
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At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough. — Toni Morrison
Fulfillment & love come from honoring real emotional connections. Despair & chaos come from failing to rise to the occasion. — dream hampton