Paying Tribute to Madiba on Mandela Day
Nelson Mandela was only 33 years old when a speech he gave incited a protest in Durban and first landed him in jail. Over the next 10 years, Mandela would be arrested three more times for his work fighting South Africa’s oppressive apartheid regime until a 1962 conviction for sedition sent him to prison for the next 27 years.
“I was hoping to capture some sense of the hardships he suffered,” retired Johannesburg math lecturer Vivien Budge (@vivbudge) says of the young Mandela portrait she painted, “the anger he must have felt at the injustices he witnessed and the relentless tenacity, determination and courage with which he fought for his beliefs.”
After his release in 1990, Mandela helped bring an end to apartheid in South Africa and became the country’s first black democratically elected President. Mandela, who died last December but would have been 96 today, continues to inspire South Africans and others around the world to this day.
Brad Pitt in 1994
Had a talk with a good friend tonight. Seems like invalid people are maintaining relationships and those actually worth a healthy one are left to suffer. Now a days girls (who aren’t qualified) want the niggas who probably won’t amount to much. They want the guys with wasted mentalities, unmet potentials with life plans expiring this time 2015, and all the Jordans they can afford. Dude probably don’t even own a suit let alone a well tailored one… and the guys, well they want the females who think just bc they squint they eyes without a smile they models; you know the girls who can’t see past their mac mascara globbed on their 99 cent eyelashes from the beauty store. The ones who have no self respect and in return can’t respect a half decent man. The females they wanna save or fix because of their own insecurities which dims their self worth. The females who look like they got it together on the outside but have no substance or anything that will last in old age. What are we doing? We live in a world where ppl say I do and only know how to make the commitment but not stay committed. A world where we’re so blinded by what we see and act based on what we feel but not mature enough to acknowledge or truthfully judge what we feel. So everybody’s acting on a whim and ending up in “predicaments” which aids to the never ending cycle of tearing each other down. I’m just saying. What are we doing?
You dnt gta study all night. In 10 minutes he can give you the word you look to other people for… #ijs #feelingencouraged #youarequalifiedforhimtospeaktoyou
"When I do it it’s gonna be permanent. You want something to tie you over or you want this oil to last….?" #askyourself
I dreamed about you last night…and this morning. I think because subconsciously you’ve crossed my mind like twenty times in the past two weeks… (that’s not too bad… right??) Regardless… while working today I had a small daydream about you… We are going to have a conversation and it’s going to go well. We’ll laugh and joke like always but somewhere along the lines you’ll say something like “get out your feelings or stop being so sensitive” and I’ll grow a big pair of balls and show off my liquid courage and tell you “I’m not in my feelings and I’m only sensitive because I want the dick”. (Honesty is always the best policy) Then you’ll say something like “well… come get it or I tried to give it to you but you turned it down” and then I’ll say “right. Because I can’t have it in the right way…” and we’ll both know what I’m alluding to accept I might want more than the dick… but somethings are best kept to yourself. In your eyes I want exactly what I’m asking for and in my eyes, that’s just beginning… it’s never as simple as it seems. Then once you offer (God I hope he offers) I’ll refuse it again and just say “I can’t” not because of the underlying factors but because I want something permanent, long term and all mine… but I won’t give you that explanation. I’ll bullshit and say “I can’t because blah blah blah”… you know how I do when I’m trying to avoid something. I know it’s coming… this conversation will be had and I look forward to it… but until then… I’ll just think about u. The ball is in my court but I don’t want to play that game anymore. So I forfeit.
How they kids do karter.