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Asian, Bad, and Beef: Imaan Sheikh @sheikhimaan POC: *jokes about white people not seasoning their food and not having rhythm* White people: Have you ever been hated or discriminated against? I have. l've been protested and demonstrated against. dirkapitated-yet-again: jlongbone: sophisticatedfangirling: thewolfman1995: cheshireinthemiddle: livbiv17: mizumanta: livbiv17: mizumanta: livbiv17: livbiv17: raychjackson: lmao yo OMG SO RELEVENT Reblogging AGAIN. 😩 You know having unseasoned food is an actual thing in japan. “Simple flavors” is part of Japanese food culture. No seasoning or just salt. I think we should mock japanese people too. Generalize them as having no taste or ability to cook. And laugh at them if they say it’s racism or childish. The difference is white people colonized—raped, stole and destroyed—other cultures for these seasonings…that they don’t even use ☺️therein lies the irony. Also…not the point of the post…the point is, making fun of white people’s weird shit does not equal racism. I said what I said ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So staaahp trolling and go read a book maybe. Lady, i have 2 degrees on this. I literally have walls of books on the history of food. White people didnt rape, colonize, steal, or destroy anymore than the Chinese did. And i doubt you would be okay saying this about Asians. People tended to use less seasoning back ghen because food was bred and grown differently. Things like chicken and beef had way more natural flavor, so additional seasonings werent really needed. In fact, for some places, seasonings were typically used by the poor, who were left with bad tasting scraps. Other places had them solely for the rich, since non native spices were incredibly expensive. Just like with Japanese culture, food culture in European cultures are often rely on tradition. Traditional methods are used, even if obsolete from newly available ingredients. It’s why old traditional methods of wine and cheese making are still used today. In fact, simple flavors and limited seasonings are available in a large amount of African dishes. The whole “white people dont season their food” stereotype originated in the US, and is clearly wrong, since European immigrants brought over tons of well seasoned and loved food like pizza, sausages, gyros, literally a ton of well known french dishes. I mean most southern cuisine came from French immigrants, and African slaves and paid servants (who at the time didnt even have access to most spices) simply copied those. The only real nuance is the addition of peppers and things like nutmeg and corn (originating in the americas) which European immigrants had already been using in their recipes. ( Actual soul food that can be entirely credited to African Americans is limited). The point is that the caricature of white people’s cooking being unseasoned is a very real part of reality for other cultures. Japan prides its traditional food with simplistic flavors. As in minimal or no seasoning. So any mocking you have for white people, equally (if not moreso) applies to the Japanese. You clearly don’t think it’s okay to say these same things to Asians, so it is clear that it isnt the action itself that you have a problem with, but the race doing it. Youre a racist. You think just because you mr opinions are popular and other bad activists are on your side, that you are in the right. I think we know from history that a popular opinion isnt always the right one. I’ve seen how you reply to other people who disagree with you and it is so childish. You just tell them to read a book or go to a library without considering their knowledge on the subject. I am here to tell you that i am much more knowledgable than you are on this subject. You are just making up stuff to excuse the fact that you dont like white people. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/03/26/394339284/how-snobbery-helped-take-the-spice-out-of-european-cooking I literally cannot make this shit up lol. 😂 your degrees are obviously for naught. Also..the British and Europe DID colonize these areas…which included the aforementioned atrocities. Not racist. Just have a grasp on history. Get one. How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking I dont think you even read this. It clearly states that while Indians (and it only relies on indians, not the mentioned Japanese or really any other Asian country) focus on curry, while Europeans often focused on gravies and sauces. Italian sauces for instance relied on fresh herbs (not spices), while French sauces relied more on stocks. Once dried peppers came over, many countries used paprika to season their stews, and others regularly used rosemary, bayleaf, thyme, and pepper. It’s really odd that you would compare any country’s use of spice to India’s. Essentially anyone’s would use less spice in comparison. In fact, as shown in the link, India is known for contrasting flavors using odd spice combinations that most countries (including non european) would never use. It doesnt really prove your point. It just shows that you really dont understand how these things work. Your grasp of history is poor, because according to your other posts, you actually think white people invented racism. You keep mentioning atrocities Europeans committed and act like they are the only ones who did them, which gives you permission to be racist. You are the one who doesnt understand history. And you do not understand food culture among European countries. You are just driven by stereotypes and opinion peices. Hungarian paprika chicken Beef bourguignon Roasted gyro meat Just because they dont have spice blends with 30 components like many indian masalas, doesnt mean they arent seasoned. As someone who has made these dishes (and many others from various countries), and as someone with more education on the subject, I am here to tell you that you are wrong, misonformed, and racist. “the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t” sometimes i don’t even know what to say to shit like that. i… i can’t “HAHA WYPIPO TAKE JOKES SO SURIUS!”  *later*  “the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t““ the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t Yes. Hello. Korea and China both wanna have a word with you. Lmaoooo imagine denying Japanese colonialism. Like holy shit some of that happened in living memory.
Asian, Bad, and Beef: Imaan Sheikh
 @sheikhimaan
 POC: *jokes about white people
 not seasoning their food and not
 having rhythm*
 White people:
 Have you ever been hated or discriminated against?
 I have. l've been protested and demonstrated against.
dirkapitated-yet-again:
jlongbone:

sophisticatedfangirling:

thewolfman1995:

cheshireinthemiddle:


livbiv17:

mizumanta:


livbiv17:

mizumanta:


livbiv17:


livbiv17:


raychjackson:

lmao yo

OMG SO RELEVENT 


Reblogging AGAIN. 😩 


You know having unseasoned food is an actual thing in japan. “Simple flavors” is part of Japanese food culture. No seasoning or just salt. 

I think we should mock japanese people too. Generalize them as having no taste or ability to cook. And laugh at them if they say it’s racism or childish. 


The difference is white people colonized—raped, stole and destroyed—other cultures for these seasonings…that they don’t even use ☺️therein lies the irony. Also…not the point of the post…the point is, making fun of white people’s weird shit does not equal racism. 
I said what I said ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 
So staaahp trolling and go read a book maybe.

Lady, i have 2 degrees on this. I literally have walls of books on the history of food. White people didnt rape, colonize, steal, or destroy anymore than the Chinese did. And i doubt you would be okay saying this about Asians. 
People tended to use less seasoning back ghen because food was bred and grown differently. Things like chicken and beef had way more natural flavor, so additional seasonings werent really needed. In fact, for some places, seasonings were typically used by the poor, who were left with bad tasting scraps. Other places had them solely for the rich, since non native spices were incredibly expensive. 
Just like with Japanese culture, food culture in European cultures are often rely on tradition. Traditional methods are used, even if obsolete from newly available ingredients. It’s why old traditional methods of wine and cheese making are still used today. In fact, simple flavors and limited seasonings are available in a large amount of African dishes. The whole “white people dont season their food” stereotype originated in the US, and is clearly wrong, since European immigrants brought over tons of well seasoned and loved food like pizza, sausages, gyros, literally a ton of well known french dishes. I mean most southern cuisine came from French immigrants, and African slaves and paid servants (who at the time didnt even have access to most spices) simply copied those. The only real nuance is the addition of peppers and things like nutmeg and corn (originating in the americas) which European immigrants had already been using in their recipes. ( Actual soul food that can be entirely credited to African Americans is limited). 
The point is that the caricature of white people’s cooking being unseasoned is a very real part of reality for other cultures. Japan prides its traditional food with simplistic flavors. As in minimal or no seasoning. So any mocking you have for white people, equally (if not moreso) applies to the Japanese. You clearly don’t think it’s okay to say these same things to Asians, so it is clear that it isnt the action itself that you have a problem with, but the race doing it. 
Youre a racist. You think just because you mr opinions are popular and other bad activists are on your side, that you are in the right. I think we know from history that a popular opinion isnt always the right one. 
I’ve seen how you reply to other people who disagree with you and it is so childish. You just tell them to read a book or go to a library without considering their knowledge on the subject. I am here to tell you that i am much more knowledgable than you are on this subject. You are just making up stuff to excuse the fact that you dont like white people. 


https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/03/26/394339284/how-snobbery-helped-take-the-spice-out-of-european-cooking

I literally cannot make this shit up lol. 😂 your degrees are obviously for naught. Also..the British and Europe DID colonize these areas…which included the aforementioned atrocities. 

Not racist. Just have a grasp on history. Get one. 
How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

I dont think you even read this. 
It clearly states that while Indians (and it only relies on indians, not the mentioned Japanese or really any other Asian country) focus on curry, while Europeans often focused on gravies and sauces. 
Italian sauces for instance relied on fresh herbs (not spices), while French sauces relied more on stocks. Once dried peppers came over, many countries used paprika to season their stews, and others regularly used rosemary, bayleaf, thyme, and pepper. 
It’s really odd that you would compare any country’s use of spice to India’s. Essentially anyone’s would use less spice in comparison. In fact, as shown in the link, India is known for contrasting flavors using odd spice combinations that most countries (including non european) would never use. It doesnt really prove your point. It just shows that you really dont understand how these things work. 
Your grasp of history is poor, because according to your other posts, you actually think white people invented racism. You keep mentioning atrocities Europeans committed and act like they are the only ones who did them, which gives you permission to be racist. 
You are the one who doesnt understand history. And you do not understand food culture among European countries. You are just driven by stereotypes and opinion peices. 
Hungarian paprika chicken 
Beef bourguignon 
Roasted gyro meat 
Just because they dont have spice blends with 30 components like many indian masalas, doesnt mean they arent seasoned. 
As someone who has made these dishes (and many others from various countries), and as someone with more education on the subject, I am here to tell you that you are wrong, misonformed, and racist. 



“the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t”
sometimes i don’t even know what to say to shit like that. i… i can’t

“HAHA WYPIPO TAKE JOKES SO SURIUS!” 
*later* 
“the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t““


 the difference between white people and japanese people is that white people colonized, raped stole and destroyed, japanese people didn’t
Yes. Hello. Korea and China both wanna have a word with you.


Lmaoooo imagine denying Japanese colonialism. Like holy shit some of that happened in living memory.

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Anaconda, Children, and Instagram: O4G16:36 YUP V yup-that-exists Libraries in LA are starting to let kids read to pay off their late fees. Each hour they spend reading knocks off $5 from their balance. The idea has exploded, having 100 kids a week reading away their debt and over 3,500 accounts cleared during the first six months of the program. YUP Follow us on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/yup.that.exists pup-rusty Can we figure out a way to do this to student loan debt. imthehuggernaut O O4G16:36 imthehuggernaut I would read Ayn Rand to pay down my student loans colt-kun Our library ran the expenses and realized we spent about 3,000$ MORE than what we got back in trying to collect late fees. So? We dropped them completely. No late fees. Period If you keep a book, it auto renews two times. Then it comes up as overdue. If your overdue items exceed a certain amount, your account freezes. You can't use any of the local libraries anymore until you return the items or claim them lost and pay for them. If someone else is waiting for the book, you can't renew. Its that simple. And guess what. Not only did we save money, but we / got more materials back/. More materials were turned in than declared lost as compared to before. There was no stigma to it. If you had already paid for the item, the money was credited back to you Because the people late fees actually affected were children and elderly adults - people unable to regularly get to the library. And the stigma of late items was dropped. Attitude and mindset are important. we still have no late fees. And we are considered to be one of the top public systems in our state. People from 00 4G . 16:37 dropped. Attitude and mindset are important. we still have no late fees. And we are considered to be one of the top public systems in our state. People from out of state PAY to get library cards for a year because our online Overdrive system is amazing, and we have a ton of partnerships and interlibrary loan systems in place. AND we suffer less losses of both materials and patrons due to our "no late fee" policy Serve your public. Don't belittle them Fuente: yup-that-exists 82,689 notas ourclosetistorclothes homoluthor marvelheroes ¿Dónde está la biblioteca?
Anaconda, Children, and Instagram: O4G16:36
 YUP V
 yup-that-exists
 Libraries in LA are starting to let kids read
 to pay off their late fees. Each hour they
 spend reading knocks off $5 from their
 balance. The idea has exploded, having
 100 kids a week reading away their debt
 and over 3,500 accounts cleared during
 the first six months of the program.
 YUP
 Follow us on Instagram too:
 https://www.instagram.com/yup.that.exists
 pup-rusty
 Can we figure out a way to do this to student loan debt.
 imthehuggernaut

 O O4G16:36
 imthehuggernaut
 I would read Ayn Rand to pay down my student loans
 colt-kun
 Our library ran the expenses and realized we spent
 about 3,000$ MORE than what we got back in trying to
 collect late fees. So? We dropped them completely. No
 late fees. Period
 If you keep a book, it auto renews two times. Then it
 comes up as overdue. If your overdue items exceed a
 certain amount, your account freezes. You can't use any
 of the local libraries anymore until you return the items
 or claim them lost and pay for them. If someone else is
 waiting for the book, you can't renew. Its that simple.
 And guess what. Not only did we save money, but we /
 got more materials back/. More materials were turned
 in than declared lost as compared to before. There was
 no stigma to it. If you had already paid for the item, the
 money was credited back to you
 Because the people late fees actually affected were
 children and elderly adults - people unable to regularly
 get to the library. And the stigma of late items was
 dropped. Attitude and mindset are important.
 we still have no late fees. And we are considered to be
 one of the top public systems in our state. People from

 00
 4G
 . 16:37
 dropped. Attitude and mindset are important.
 we still have no late fees. And we are considered to be
 one of the top public systems in our state. People from
 out of state PAY to get library cards for a year because
 our online Overdrive system is amazing, and we have
 a ton of partnerships and interlibrary loan systems in
 place. AND we suffer less losses of both materials and
 patrons due to our "no late fee" policy
 Serve your public. Don't belittle them
 Fuente: yup-that-exists
 82,689 notas
 ourclosetistorclothes
 homoluthor
 marvelheroes
¿Dónde está la biblioteca?

¿Dónde está la biblioteca?

America, Memes, and Pop: SANAA LATHAN & HER FATHER, STAN LATHAN, 1973 theblaquelioness Did you know Sanaa Lathan’s father is Stan Lathan, the legendary director & executive producer? Stan Lathan, a name you may’ve seen run across your tv screen credited as an executive producer, or director. Similar to that nostalgic feeling you’d feel when watching “Charmed” seeing Aaron Spelling’s name pop up. . Stan Lathan is Hollywood’s best kept secret. While he’s no secret where it matters, he’s not one for tv appearances, fame, social media recognition, you know the stuff that doesn’t matter. Stan is a dignified creator, who exists to create and could care less about fame. . Stan Lathan is responsible for hit shows like; “Roc”, “The Steve Harvey Show”, “Runs House”, “The Soul Man” and most recently directing Brandy’s show; “Zoe Ever After” and B.E.T’s “Husbands Of Hollywood.” Stan is also known for cult classics like; “How To Be A Player”, & “Waist Deep” . Stan, throughout his long career of over 40 years had a hand in directing episodes on hit tv shows like; “Martin”, “Moesha”, “The Rose O’Donnell Show”, “The Bernie Mac Show”, “All Of Us”, “Dave Chappell Show” and the list goes on. Stan’s hard work and dedication led to numerous awards earning the coveted; Directors Guild Of America Award. . Stan is a pioneer in the business creating hit shows that changed the way the world viewed poets, comedians, and people of colour with the Russell Simmons Presents brand of shows like; Def Comedy, Def Poetry, Def Poetry Jam, and Brave New Voices among the few. Together Stan and Russell created history. Via theblackmedia.org theblaquelioness
America, Memes, and Pop: SANAA LATHAN & HER FATHER, STAN
 LATHAN, 1973
 theblaquelioness
Did you know Sanaa Lathan’s father is Stan Lathan, the legendary director & executive producer? Stan Lathan, a name you may’ve seen run across your tv screen credited as an executive producer, or director. Similar to that nostalgic feeling you’d feel when watching “Charmed” seeing Aaron Spelling’s name pop up. . Stan Lathan is Hollywood’s best kept secret. While he’s no secret where it matters, he’s not one for tv appearances, fame, social media recognition, you know the stuff that doesn’t matter. Stan is a dignified creator, who exists to create and could care less about fame. . Stan Lathan is responsible for hit shows like; “Roc”, “The Steve Harvey Show”, “Runs House”, “The Soul Man” and most recently directing Brandy’s show; “Zoe Ever After” and B.E.T’s “Husbands Of Hollywood.” Stan is also known for cult classics like; “How To Be A Player”, & “Waist Deep” . Stan, throughout his long career of over 40 years had a hand in directing episodes on hit tv shows like; “Martin”, “Moesha”, “The Rose O’Donnell Show”, “The Bernie Mac Show”, “All Of Us”, “Dave Chappell Show” and the list goes on. Stan’s hard work and dedication led to numerous awards earning the coveted; Directors Guild Of America Award. . Stan is a pioneer in the business creating hit shows that changed the way the world viewed poets, comedians, and people of colour with the Russell Simmons Presents brand of shows like; Def Comedy, Def Poetry, Def Poetry Jam, and Brave New Voices among the few. Together Stan and Russell created history. Via theblackmedia.org theblaquelioness

Did you know Sanaa Lathan’s father is Stan Lathan, the legendary director & executive producer? Stan Lathan, a name you may’ve seen run acro...

Black Lives Matter, Children, and Family: Father Protests CPS After 4 Year Old Is Brutally Murdered By Her Mother & Boyfriend After He'd Reported Abuse For Over A Year @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.comm Father Protests CPS After Child Is Brutally Murdered By Mother & Boyfriend After He’d reported Abuse For Over A Year -blogged by @theRealAlexisDanielle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Monday, a grieving father rallied with others outside of the Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services building after his four-year-old daughter was brutally murdered by her own mother. The event was organized by local BlackLivesMatter activists. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aniya Day-Garret was found unresponsive inside of her home in the Euclid area of Cleveland Ohio. The child, who was visibly malnourished, was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. A stroke, caused by blunt force trauma to the head, was credited for her death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aniya’s mother, Sierra Day, along with her boyfriend, Deonte Lewis were charged with aggravated murder. The two are each being held on a one million dollar bond. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aniya’s father, Mickhal Garrett, has reason to believe that the brutal murder of his baby girl could have been prevented by child services. Court records obtained by Cleveland.com show that three months prior, Garrett told a judge that he had reason to believe his daughter was being abused, and that he feared for her life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I truly, truly, truly feel as though my daughter is being abused at home physically-mentally and that her life could possibly be in danger,” Garrett wrote in an affidavit in December. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An ongoing investigation took place but officials reportedly eventually stated they found no reason to remove the child from her mother’s care. Garrett had reported visible scars he found on his daughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Family members of Aniya also say they reported visible injuries on her body, including rug burns and black eyes. The reported events allegedly went on for a year and a half. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A case for Garrett to obtain custody of his daughter was ongoing when the child died. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A representative of Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services responded to calls for an investigation Monday...to read the rest log onto BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile).
Black Lives Matter, Children, and Family: Father Protests CPS After 4 Year Old Is
 Brutally Murdered By Her Mother & Boyfriend
 After He'd Reported Abuse For Over A Year
 @balleralert
 Read More: www.balleralert.comm
Father Protests CPS After Child Is Brutally Murdered By Mother & Boyfriend After He’d reported Abuse For Over A Year -blogged by @theRealAlexisDanielle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Monday, a grieving father rallied with others outside of the Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services building after his four-year-old daughter was brutally murdered by her own mother. The event was organized by local BlackLivesMatter activists. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aniya Day-Garret was found unresponsive inside of her home in the Euclid area of Cleveland Ohio. The child, who was visibly malnourished, was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. A stroke, caused by blunt force trauma to the head, was credited for her death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aniya’s mother, Sierra Day, along with her boyfriend, Deonte Lewis were charged with aggravated murder. The two are each being held on a one million dollar bond. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aniya’s father, Mickhal Garrett, has reason to believe that the brutal murder of his baby girl could have been prevented by child services. Court records obtained by Cleveland.com show that three months prior, Garrett told a judge that he had reason to believe his daughter was being abused, and that he feared for her life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I truly, truly, truly feel as though my daughter is being abused at home physically-mentally and that her life could possibly be in danger,” Garrett wrote in an affidavit in December. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An ongoing investigation took place but officials reportedly eventually stated they found no reason to remove the child from her mother’s care. Garrett had reported visible scars he found on his daughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Family members of Aniya also say they reported visible injuries on her body, including rug burns and black eyes. The reported events allegedly went on for a year and a half. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A case for Garrett to obtain custody of his daughter was ongoing when the child died. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A representative of Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services responded to calls for an investigation Monday...to read the rest log onto BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile).

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Anaconda, Baller Alert, and Billboard: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop 09 @balleralert WAYNE THA CARTER Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ten years ago today, Lil Wayne released his smash single “Lollipop” from his sixth album, ‘Tha Carter III’. The song features the late rapper Static Major, with production by Deezle and Jim Jonsin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With his heavy auto-tuned flow, Wayne and Static created a hit that took the world by the storm. Literally, everywhere you turned, the song was live and in effect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To no surprise, it became of one Lil Wayne's and Static Major's most successful singles, spending five non-consecutive weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Unfortunately, Major did not live to the see the song’s success, as he died almost two weeks before song’s release. However, the song does go down in history as the eighth song to hit number one after the death of a credited artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single became certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA with five million units sold in the United States. It also went on to receive multiple acknowledgments such as the number one hip-hop song of 2008 by MTV and number five on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.
Anaconda, Baller Alert, and Billboard: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne's
 "Lollipop
 09
 @balleralert
 WAYNE
 THA CARTER
Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ten years ago today, Lil Wayne released his smash single “Lollipop” from his sixth album, ‘Tha Carter III’. The song features the late rapper Static Major, with production by Deezle and Jim Jonsin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With his heavy auto-tuned flow, Wayne and Static created a hit that took the world by the storm. Literally, everywhere you turned, the song was live and in effect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To no surprise, it became of one Lil Wayne's and Static Major's most successful singles, spending five non-consecutive weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Unfortunately, Major did not live to the see the song’s success, as he died almost two weeks before song’s release. However, the song does go down in history as the eighth song to hit number one after the death of a credited artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single became certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA with five million units sold in the United States. It also went on to receive multiple acknowledgments such as the number one hip-hop song of 2008 by MTV and number five on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ten years ago today, Lil W...

Black History Month, Family, and Life: <p>Black history month artist edition day 3: American jazz musician Louis Armstrong.</p> <p>Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901 to a 16-year-old girl. His father abandoned the family soon after his birth. He was raised by his maternal grandmother until the age of five, then went back to live with his mother and attended a school for boys were he learned literacy and was first exposed to music. During his school years, Louis would bring in money delivering coal and other odd jobs working for the Karnoffskys, a family of Lithuanian Jews. The Karnoffskys took Louis under their wing, nurturing him in the absence of his father. In turn, Louis grew to deeply love and respect the family, feeling a special connection with them because they were also mistreated by the “other white folks“ for being Jewish. In a tribute to them, he wore a Star of David pendant for the rest of his life. </p> <p>He came to musical prominence in the 1920s, known for his impressive trumpet stylings and unique, gravelly vocals. He is considered one of the few black artists to successfully cross into the mainstream of American musical culture during that time. He went from playing riverboat bands to being a bandleader and collaborating with many other artists, perhaps most notably with Ella Fitzgerald. Louis always credited his New Orleans upbringing for his musical influences.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine—I look right in the heart of good old New Orleans&hellip; It has given me something to live for.&rdquo;</p>
Black History Month, Family, and Life: <p>Black history month artist edition day 3: American jazz musician Louis Armstrong.</p>

<p>Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901 to a 16-year-old girl. His father abandoned the family soon after his birth. He was raised by his maternal grandmother until the age of five, then went back to live with his mother and attended a school for boys were he learned literacy and was first exposed to music. During his school years, Louis would bring in money delivering coal and other odd jobs working for the Karnoffskys, a family of Lithuanian Jews. The Karnoffskys took Louis under their wing, nurturing him in the absence of his father. In turn, Louis grew to deeply love and respect the family, feeling a special connection with them because they were also mistreated by the “other white folks“ for being Jewish. In a tribute to them, he wore a Star of David pendant for the rest of his life. </p>

<p>He came to musical prominence in the 1920s, known for his impressive trumpet stylings and unique, gravelly vocals. He is considered one of the few black artists to successfully cross into the mainstream of American musical culture during that time. He went from playing riverboat bands to being a bandleader and collaborating with many other artists, perhaps most notably with Ella Fitzgerald. Louis always credited his New Orleans upbringing for his musical influences.</p>

<p>&ldquo;Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine—I look right in the heart of good old New Orleans&hellip; It has given me something to live for.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Black history month artist edition day 3: American jazz musician Louis Armstrong.</p> <p>Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901 to a ...

Children, Friday, and God: World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica @balleralert World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Friday, just five months after becoming the world's oldest person, 117-year-old VioletMossBrown died in Jamaica. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown's son, Barry Russell, said his mother was taken to the hospital earlier in the week, where she was treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration. Six days later, Brown died at the Fairview Medical Centre in Montego Bay, St. James, at 2:30 p.m. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Brown was born on March 10, 1900, nearly five months before Nabi Tajima of Japan who is now the world's oldest surviving person. Tajima was born on Aug 4, 1900. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown reportedly spent most of her life cutting sugar cane in western Jamaica. She had six children. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an interview with the Associated Press, Brown credited her life span to her Christian faith. Although, she was surprised, she told reporters that she was grateful to have lived so long. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "This is what God has given me, so I have to take it," she said.
Children, Friday, and God: World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss
 Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica
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World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Friday, just five months after becoming the world's oldest person, 117-year-old VioletMossBrown died in Jamaica. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown's son, Barry Russell, said his mother was taken to the hospital earlier in the week, where she was treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration. Six days later, Brown died at the Fairview Medical Centre in Montego Bay, St. James, at 2:30 p.m. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Brown was born on March 10, 1900, nearly five months before Nabi Tajima of Japan who is now the world's oldest surviving person. Tajima was born on Aug 4, 1900. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown reportedly spent most of her life cutting sugar cane in western Jamaica. She had six children. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an interview with the Associated Press, Brown credited her life span to her Christian faith. Although, she was surprised, she told reporters that she was grateful to have lived so long. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "This is what God has given me, so I have to take it," she said.

World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Friday, just five months after bec...