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emagenentgroup:

Nas Celebrates Illmatic’s 20th Anniversary at Coachella with Damian Marley & Ms. Lauryn Hill
Nas brings out Damian Marley and Ms. Lauryn Hill to celebrate Illmatic’s April 19th twentieth anniversary during his performance at Coachella’s week two.

Twenty years to the day of its release, Nas took to Coachella’s main stage for a once-in-a lifetime performance of his debut album, Illmatic. Last weekend, Nas shocked the audience bringing out two of hip hop’s biggest names, Jay Z and Diddy, to join him in the 20 year celebration. This past weekend was just as explosive when Nas, dressed in all black, brought out two more special guests, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Ms. Lauryn Hill. Nas first brought out longtime friend and 2010’s Distant Relatives collaborator, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley to perform hits, “Welcome to Jamrock” and “Road to Zion.” Later during the performance, the audience was shocked when without announcement, Nas began performing his 1996 hit “If I Ruled the World” bringing out good friend and fellow musician, Ms. Lauryn Hill to join him in performing one of their biggest hits to date. The two haven’t shared the stage together since 2012’s Life Is Good/Black Rage Tour. 
Overall, Nas brought the house down, closing out Saturday night’s festivities with bang, telling the audience “Happy anniversary to all of us.” 

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emagenentgroup:

Nas Celebrates Illmatic’s 20th Anniversary at Coachella with Damian Marley & Ms. Lauryn Hill

Nas brings out Damian Marley and Ms. Lauryn Hill to celebrate Illmatic’s April 19th twentieth anniversary during his performance at Coachella’s week two.

Twenty years to the day of its release, Nas took to Coachella’s main stage for a once-in-a lifetime performance of his debut album, Illmatic. Last weekend, Nas shocked the audience bringing out two of hip hop’s biggest names, Jay Z and Diddy, to join him in the 20 year celebration. This past weekend was just as explosive when Nas, dressed in all black, brought out two more special guests, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Ms. Lauryn Hill. Nas first brought out longtime friend and 2010’s Distant Relatives collaborator, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley to perform hits, “Welcome to Jamrock” and “Road to Zion.” Later during the performance, the audience was shocked when without announcement, Nas began performing his 1996 hit “If I Ruled the World” bringing out good friend and fellow musician, Ms. Lauryn Hill to join him in performing one of their biggest hits to date. The two haven’t shared the stage together since 2012’s Life Is Good/Black Rage Tour. 

Overall, Nas brought the house down, closing out Saturday night’s festivities with bang, telling the audience “Happy anniversary to all of us.” 

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policymic:

What each state would be called if we honored our native roots

 The very geography of the U.S. reflects how mercilessly our government crushed the over 500 indigenous groups who’d built societies, civilizations and raised generations of families long before Europeans invaded.
The map above is a good illustration of where these tribes once prospered. It supposes how the “lower 48” might have looked if current state territories mirrored the pre-Columbian names of the indigenous groups who lived in the vicinity.
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policymic:

What each state would be called if we honored our native roots

 The very geography of the U.S. reflects how mercilessly our government crushed the over 500 indigenous groups who’d built societies, civilizations and raised generations of families long before Europeans invaded.

The map above is a good illustration of where these tribes once prospered. It supposes how the “lower 48” might have looked if current state territories mirrored the pre-Columbian names of the indigenous groups who lived in the vicinity.

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dynamicafrica:

In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.

It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer.  A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.

Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer. 

Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art. 

He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.

Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.

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fastcompany:

Nike is reportedly laying off its Fuelband team to focus on fitness software, instead.

Nike will reportedly refocus its efforts on developing fitness software—Nike+, Nike+ Running, etc. And we’ve heard murmurs that Nike may be looking for a potential partner on the hardware side…
Can you say “iWatch”?

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fastcompany:

Nike is reportedly laying off its Fuelband team to focus on fitness software, instead.

Nike will reportedly refocus its efforts on developing fitness software—Nike+, Nike+ Running, etc. And we’ve heard murmurs that Nike may be looking for a potential partner on the hardware side…

Can you say “iWatch”?

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humansofnewyork:

"Whenever I draw pictures of people, Nana helps me color them to make them fancy!"

humansofnewyork:

"Whenever I draw pictures of people, Nana helps me color them to make them fancy!"