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College, Memes, and School: #Immigrants :"California just appointed the first undocumented person to a statewide committee! @LizbethMateo will work to expand access to higher education for low income and underserved communities." Via @OurRevolution #womenshistorymonth 오 California Senate committee appoints first undocumented im... thehill.com nDigital RICO NOMBRAMIEN MENTA ES NOMBRADA ASES 3/16/18, 3:28 PM from Sacramento, CA 🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏽”An undocumented immigrant has been appointed to a statewide post in California for the first time, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León's office said. . . The state's Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday appointed Lizbeth Mateo — an attorney and immigrant rights activist — to be a part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, the Sacramento Bee reported. . . In a statement, De León praised Mateo, saying that while President Trump "fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities." . . "Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country," de León said. . . The Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee does work regarding helping students from low-income or underserved communities to get access to college. “While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made," Mateo said in a statement. . . Mateo was born in Mexico and arrived in the U.S. when she was 14. In 2016, she graduated from Santa Clara University law school, according to the Bee. (The Hill) immigration undocumented dreamer dreamers immigrant california
College, Memes, and School:  #Immigrants :"California just
 appointed the first undocumented
 person to a statewide committee!
 @LizbethMateo will work to expand
 access to higher education for low
 income and underserved
 communities." Via @OurRevolution
 #womenshistorymonth 오
 California Senate committee
 appoints first undocumented im...
 thehill.com
 nDigital
 RICO NOMBRAMIEN
 MENTA ES NOMBRADA ASES
 3/16/18, 3:28 PM from Sacramento, CA
🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏽”An undocumented immigrant has been appointed to a statewide post in California for the first time, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León's office said. . . The state's Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday appointed Lizbeth Mateo — an attorney and immigrant rights activist — to be a part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, the Sacramento Bee reported. . . In a statement, De León praised Mateo, saying that while President Trump "fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities." . . "Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country," de León said. . . The Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee does work regarding helping students from low-income or underserved communities to get access to college. “While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made," Mateo said in a statement. . . Mateo was born in Mexico and arrived in the U.S. when she was 14. In 2016, she graduated from Santa Clara University law school, according to the Bee. (The Hill) immigration undocumented dreamer dreamers immigrant california

🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏽”An undocumented immigrant has been appointed to a statewide post in California for the first time, Senate President pro Tempore Kev...

Memes, Netflix, and New York: The Obamas In Talks With Netflix For "Production Partnership" Deal For Their Own Shows @balleralert The Obamas In Talks With Netflix For “Production Partnership” Deal For Their Own Shows – blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forever President BarackObama is reportedly in talks with Netflix to produce a series of shows exclusively for the streaming giant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the deal has not been finalized, sources close to the situation has described the deal as a “production partnership,” involving both Barack and his wife, forever First Lady Michelle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The negotiations, which were first reported by The New York Times, come just hours after Netflix released the trailer for its documentary on the controversial “transracial” ex-NAACP leader, Rachel Dolezal. Also in the wake of Mo’Nique’s boycott controversy, the streaming giant could expect to add to their 117 million-subscriber count with the exclusive partnership. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the publication, in one of the potential shows, “Mr. Obama could moderate conversations on topics that dominated his presidency.” In another proposed project, Michelle would discuss “topics, like nutrition, that she championed in the White House.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, sources have made it clear that President Obama does not intend to use his platform to respond to Trump or his conservative minions.
Memes, Netflix, and New York: The Obamas In Talks With Netflix For
 "Production Partnership" Deal For Their
 Own Shows
 @balleralert
The Obamas In Talks With Netflix For “Production Partnership” Deal For Their Own Shows – blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forever President BarackObama is reportedly in talks with Netflix to produce a series of shows exclusively for the streaming giant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the deal has not been finalized, sources close to the situation has described the deal as a “production partnership,” involving both Barack and his wife, forever First Lady Michelle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The negotiations, which were first reported by The New York Times, come just hours after Netflix released the trailer for its documentary on the controversial “transracial” ex-NAACP leader, Rachel Dolezal. Also in the wake of Mo’Nique’s boycott controversy, the streaming giant could expect to add to their 117 million-subscriber count with the exclusive partnership. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the publication, in one of the potential shows, “Mr. Obama could moderate conversations on topics that dominated his presidency.” In another proposed project, Michelle would discuss “topics, like nutrition, that she championed in the White House.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, sources have made it clear that President Obama does not intend to use his platform to respond to Trump or his conservative minions.

The Obamas In Talks With Netflix For “Production Partnership” Deal For Their Own Shows – blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forever Pr...

Beijing, Crazy, and Future: Hypersonic Jet Could Take You From Beijing to NYC in Just Two Hours @balleralert Hypersonic Jet Could Take You From Beijing to NYC in Just Two Hours-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A group of scientists in China are now looking to build a hypersonic plane that would reportedly make trips from Beijing to New York City, only two hours long instead of the normal almost 14-hour flight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To shorten the length of the trip, the plane would have to travel at more than 5 times the speed of sound. According to Newsweek, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences are the ones responsible for the new aircraft design, which has been dubbed ‘I-plane’. They revealed details about the hypersonic jet in a paper published in the journal Physics, Mechanics, & Astronomy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While the project is only in the beginning stages, the authors have already begun testing a smaller version of the jet in a wind tunnel. Through testing, they found that the jet was able to hit high speeds without experiencing any oppositional force. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “It’s a crazy design, but somehow they’ve managed to make it work,” said one Chinese aircraft designer, who currently works on military research projects, to the South China Morning Post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He also mentioned that the new design is connected to the country’s hope to develop new strategic weapons before the United States. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “This will require original rather than knock-off designs,” he told the publication. “It could lead to a huge step forward in hypersonic technology.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In the United States, similar aircrafts have also been in the works. In January, Boeing showcased their hypersonic vehicle design that could “pave the way for a future high-speed strike,” according to Aviation Week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about this new creation?
Beijing, Crazy, and Future: Hypersonic Jet Could Take You
 From Beijing to NYC in Just Two
 Hours
 @balleralert
Hypersonic Jet Could Take You From Beijing to NYC in Just Two Hours-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A group of scientists in China are now looking to build a hypersonic plane that would reportedly make trips from Beijing to New York City, only two hours long instead of the normal almost 14-hour flight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To shorten the length of the trip, the plane would have to travel at more than 5 times the speed of sound. According to Newsweek, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences are the ones responsible for the new aircraft design, which has been dubbed ‘I-plane’. They revealed details about the hypersonic jet in a paper published in the journal Physics, Mechanics, & Astronomy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While the project is only in the beginning stages, the authors have already begun testing a smaller version of the jet in a wind tunnel. Through testing, they found that the jet was able to hit high speeds without experiencing any oppositional force. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “It’s a crazy design, but somehow they’ve managed to make it work,” said one Chinese aircraft designer, who currently works on military research projects, to the South China Morning Post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He also mentioned that the new design is connected to the country’s hope to develop new strategic weapons before the United States. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “This will require original rather than knock-off designs,” he told the publication. “It could lead to a huge step forward in hypersonic technology.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In the United States, similar aircrafts have also been in the works. In January, Boeing showcased their hypersonic vehicle design that could “pave the way for a future high-speed strike,” according to Aviation Week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about this new creation?

Hypersonic Jet Could Take You From Beijing to NYC in Just Two Hours-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A group of scientists in China are...

Africa, Community, and Empire: Ryan Coogler and Michael B Jordan Looking to Bring The Story of Mansa Musa to Life @balleralert Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Looking to Bring The Story of Mansa Musa to Life-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the success of their first three projects: “Fruitvale Station,” “Creed” and “Black Panther”, super Director Ryan Coogler and Hollywood Star Michael B. Jordan are already teaming up for more projects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to multiple reports, the duo is now looking to start a project centered around the life of Mansa Musa. Both Coogler and Jordan feel it is important to create influential films that reflect the Black community and the contributions that have been made throughout history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “You got to tell stories in today, or in the future,” says Jordan. “Or can we go back even further? There’s always one period that people want to go back to, but can we go back to Hannibal? Or Mansa Musa, destroying economies as he traveled? Can we go back to the Egyptians?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Mansa Musa was an influential African ruler in the fourteenth century. He was emperor of the Mali Empire, a land filled with gold, which he casually handed out during his religious expedition to Mecca, ultimately causing economic crises to cities that were unfamiliar with such wealth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In 1324, Musa became the first Muslim ruler to trek almost four-thousand-miles. During his travels, he encountered rulers of the Middle East and Europe, which helped to put Mali on European maps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He helped improve Islamic education and he also brought back government bureaucrats and architects. With the development of mosques and a major university, the city of Timbuktu became more urbanized. Musa ruled for 25 years and during that time, Western Africa was said to be at peace. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While there is no word on when this project will take off, the duo is already in pre-production for another film titled “Wrong Answer,” about a 2006 standardized testing scandal in Atlanta. The sequel to “Creed” is also on the way.
Africa, Community, and Empire: Ryan Coogler and Michael B
 Jordan Looking to Bring The Story
 of Mansa Musa to Life
 @balleralert
Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Looking to Bring The Story of Mansa Musa to Life-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the success of their first three projects: “Fruitvale Station,” “Creed” and “Black Panther”, super Director Ryan Coogler and Hollywood Star Michael B. Jordan are already teaming up for more projects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to multiple reports, the duo is now looking to start a project centered around the life of Mansa Musa. Both Coogler and Jordan feel it is important to create influential films that reflect the Black community and the contributions that have been made throughout history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “You got to tell stories in today, or in the future,” says Jordan. “Or can we go back even further? There’s always one period that people want to go back to, but can we go back to Hannibal? Or Mansa Musa, destroying economies as he traveled? Can we go back to the Egyptians?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Mansa Musa was an influential African ruler in the fourteenth century. He was emperor of the Mali Empire, a land filled with gold, which he casually handed out during his religious expedition to Mecca, ultimately causing economic crises to cities that were unfamiliar with such wealth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In 1324, Musa became the first Muslim ruler to trek almost four-thousand-miles. During his travels, he encountered rulers of the Middle East and Europe, which helped to put Mali on European maps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He helped improve Islamic education and he also brought back government bureaucrats and architects. With the development of mosques and a major university, the city of Timbuktu became more urbanized. Musa ruled for 25 years and during that time, Western Africa was said to be at peace. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While there is no word on when this project will take off, the duo is already in pre-production for another film titled “Wrong Answer,” about a 2006 standardized testing scandal in Atlanta. The sequel to “Creed” is also on the way.

Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Looking to Bring The Story of Mansa Musa to Life-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the success o...

Do It Again, Martin, and Memes: Carl Anthony Payne Says He's All for a 'Martin' Reboot, Thinks It's Long Overdue @balleralert Carl Anthony Payne Says He’s All for a ‘Martin’ Reboot, Thinks It’s Long Overdue - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well, it may be safe to say that the possibility of a ‘Martin’ reboot is headed in the right direction… and everyone seems to be on board with it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the weekend, TMZ caught up with CarlAnthonyPayne—who portrayed the role of ‘Cole Brown’ in the original series, and when asked about the promising project, he actually gave some hopeful responses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “People are talking. We’re all talking,” he said, hesitantly, walking out of Mastro’s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although it did appear that Payne didn’t want to give “too much” information away, he didn’t exactly say “no” either. In fact, he said that he wouldn’t be opposed to the idea of bringing ‘Martin’ back at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Absolutely. Why not? I think the people want it. I think it’s long overdue. We created magic in a bottle. You know? Why not do it again?” The 48-year-old told TMZ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, many have wondered if the reboot would be available through a particular streaming service or a television network. According to Payne, he’s rooting for Netflix. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You know what? I think [Netflix] would be a good home for it. There’s a lot of room to grow there. It would be smarter, better, and funnier.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As of now, the specifics are unknown. But, hopefully, we’ll know more soon-if it really happens. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rumors of a ‘Martin’ reboot have been swirling for quite some time now, but they recently resurfaced when MartinLawrence’s fiancée, Roberta Moradfar, let the cat out of the bag that Lawrence spilled the beans to her about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That following week, Lawrence was photoed out with co-stars Tisha Campbell-Martin and Tichina Arnold, which sparked more speculation.
Do It Again, Martin, and Memes: Carl Anthony Payne Says
 He's All for a 'Martin' Reboot,
 Thinks It's Long Overdue
 @balleralert
Carl Anthony Payne Says He’s All for a ‘Martin’ Reboot, Thinks It’s Long Overdue - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well, it may be safe to say that the possibility of a ‘Martin’ reboot is headed in the right direction… and everyone seems to be on board with it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the weekend, TMZ caught up with CarlAnthonyPayne—who portrayed the role of ‘Cole Brown’ in the original series, and when asked about the promising project, he actually gave some hopeful responses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “People are talking. We’re all talking,” he said, hesitantly, walking out of Mastro’s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although it did appear that Payne didn’t want to give “too much” information away, he didn’t exactly say “no” either. In fact, he said that he wouldn’t be opposed to the idea of bringing ‘Martin’ back at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Absolutely. Why not? I think the people want it. I think it’s long overdue. We created magic in a bottle. You know? Why not do it again?” The 48-year-old told TMZ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, many have wondered if the reboot would be available through a particular streaming service or a television network. According to Payne, he’s rooting for Netflix. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You know what? I think [Netflix] would be a good home for it. There’s a lot of room to grow there. It would be smarter, better, and funnier.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As of now, the specifics are unknown. But, hopefully, we’ll know more soon-if it really happens. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rumors of a ‘Martin’ reboot have been swirling for quite some time now, but they recently resurfaced when MartinLawrence’s fiancée, Roberta Moradfar, let the cat out of the bag that Lawrence spilled the beans to her about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That following week, Lawrence was photoed out with co-stars Tisha Campbell-Martin and Tichina Arnold, which sparked more speculation.

Carl Anthony Payne Says He’s All for a ‘Martin’ Reboot, Thinks It’s Long Overdue - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well, it may be...

Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Baller Alert: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Released 'The College Dropout' 14 Years Ago @balleralert DD PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Released ‘The College Dropout’ 14 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Feb. 10, 2004, Kanye West released his debut studio album ‘The College Dropout’ on Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ From 1999 to the year of its release, West spent years working on the project. While working on the album, West had already established himself as a producer having done production for artists such as Jay-Z and Talib Kweli. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Doing his own production, West created a masterpiece. Not only did he develop a new sound nicknamed “chipmunk soul," where he took R&B and Soul samples and sped them up, but his lyricism also introduced us to a new style. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While many rappers of the time maintained the gangsta rap style we were used to, West instead introduced us to the story of the average joe who questions family, religion, politics, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The singles from the album, "Through the Wire" and "Jesus Walks", were both critically acclaimed, while “All Falls Down" and "Slow Jamz" charted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release, the album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart having sold 441,000 copies in the first week. ‘The College Dropout’ received phenomenal reviews from multiple publications and even earned West 10 Grammy nominations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Multiple publications such as Time and Rolling Stone have named it one of the greatest albums of all time.
Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Baller Alert: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye
 West Released 'The College Dropout'
 14 Years Ago
 @balleralert
 DD PARENTAL
 ADVISORY
 EXPLICIT CONTENT
Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Released ‘The College Dropout’ 14 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Feb. 10, 2004, Kanye West released his debut studio album ‘The College Dropout’ on Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ From 1999 to the year of its release, West spent years working on the project. While working on the album, West had already established himself as a producer having done production for artists such as Jay-Z and Talib Kweli. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Doing his own production, West created a masterpiece. Not only did he develop a new sound nicknamed “chipmunk soul," where he took R&B and Soul samples and sped them up, but his lyricism also introduced us to a new style. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While many rappers of the time maintained the gangsta rap style we were used to, West instead introduced us to the story of the average joe who questions family, religion, politics, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The singles from the album, "Through the Wire" and "Jesus Walks", were both critically acclaimed, while “All Falls Down" and "Slow Jamz" charted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release, the album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart having sold 441,000 copies in the first week. ‘The College Dropout’ received phenomenal reviews from multiple publications and even earned West 10 Grammy nominations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Multiple publications such as Time and Rolling Stone have named it one of the greatest albums of all time.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Released ‘The College Dropout’ 14 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Feb. 10, 20...

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Beautiful, Brains, and Goals: IONCLE
 SAINT LAUREN
 ONLY THE WEAK
 GIVE UP
Our brains are wired to giving up easily, it’s normal (but not all right). 🤔 Human beings are believed to act upon the “Pleasure Principle”, the instant gratification… Instant gratification is the desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment. Basically, it’s when you want it; and you want it now. (just in case your wanted to know what it meant.) Yes, so once in a while, wanting to give up is normal. But giving up is not okay.☝️ - ✔️Giving up makes you lose more things than you can imagine. Instant success is a myth, always. Many successful people failed hundreds of times, if they chose to give up instead of working harder to reach their goals, they would never succeed. ✔️Picture in your mind the ultimate result. Keep in your mind the picture of the end result. A visualization of what you want to accomplish will keep you moving forward. I mean, seriously, you don’t want to stop partway through. The feeling of being a quitter isn’t pleasant. You are a winner! ✔️Remember why you started and how much you really wanted it. Think back to the moment that this project, goal, or concept was conceived. Remember the joy and thrill of the adventure ahead? At the beginning, you had a goal in mind; a beautiful picture etched in your mind of the finished task. Beginning was simple; carrying through has become difficult. Going back to the beginning brings into focus the purpose of your endeavor. The memory of anticipation of the job accomplished is stirred up again when you begin to contemplate the reason you began in the first place. Breathe in deep and recall your purpose. - Don’t give up! - givingup success millionairementor

Our brains are wired to giving up easily, it’s normal (but not all right). 🤔 Human beings are believed to act upon the “Pleasure Principle”,...