Man, #RaphaelSaadiq is the smoothest mother in his satin shoulderpads and El Hajj Malik Shabazz hat & glasses set.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad DJ set!
🎶 Summer in the city, and it's raining, raining, raining...🎶
This should go over well.
Today is the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth. I read Long Walk to Freedom for the first time this January, and the thing that really struck me – aside from his monomaniacal dedication to calisthenics – was how much more radical, militant, mischievous, and pragmatic he was than the polished image of elder statesman that has been etched into the canon. He was good trouble (and some bad trouble) incarnate. The start of this quote talks about nonviolence as a strategy, rather than a principle. Because of his deep love of fairness and his people, he would do just about anything to win. And he did. It is a reminder that history is still written by the victors, and that radical ideas need radical acts and support. We can win on things that matter to people. Healthcare for all. Abolish ICE and police. True racial equity. Environmental justice. Debt jubilee. Let's do these things. There are people, organizers, activists, and campaigns out there working now. Do that to honor Madiba.
#NelsonMandela #Madiba #PoliticsOfJoy #GoodTrouble
One of the upsides of working with me.
Hai summer 🍦🤩
"Do you know what the secret of life is? It's people who change people." Thoughts on #leadership, #transparency, #giving and #power. Oh, and why I love days most of you hate, over at my FB and LinkedIn.