1978er’s- without a clue ***messymandella***

1968, Memphis, Tennesee, USA --- At the memorial just after Martin Luther King's asassination, mourners gather downtown , Some display picket signs "I am a man". used by striking garbage men. Memphis, TN. --- Image by © Bob Adelman/Corbis

1968, Memphis, Tennesee, USA — At the memorial just after Martin Luther King’s asassination, mourners gather downtown , Some display picket signs “I am a man”. used by striking garbage men. Memphis, TN. — Image by © Bob Adelman/Corbis

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Harriet Tubman May Finally Get Compensation For Her Stay At The Underground Rail Road! She Will Be The Face On The New $20 Bill? ***messymandella***


 
According to Reuters:Twenty-dollar bills could soon be known as “Tubmans” if a grassroots campaign succeeds in persuading President Barack Obama to remove Andrew Jackson’s portrait from circulation on U.S. paper currency in favor of a famous woman in U.S. history.
 
Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave, abolitionist and “conductor” on the so-called Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape to freedom during the 1850s, was the overwhelming choice to replace Old Hickory on the $20 note, an online poll showed on Tuesday.
 
More than 118,000 of the 609,000 people surveyed for the “Women on 20s” petition picked Tubman to be the face of the popular U.S. currency denomination, followed by former first lady and U.N. ambassador Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights hero Rosa Parks and Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.
 
“Our work won’t be done until we’re holding a Harriet $20 bill in our hands in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020,” Susan Ades Stone, executive director of the group Women on 20s, said in a statement.
 
The organization said it had informed Obama of the poll results and was urging him to instruct Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to authorize the currency redesign in time to put the new bills in circulation before the 100th anniversary in 2020 of ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which established women’s right to vote nationally.
 
Women on 20s said it focused on the $20 note because the nation’s seventh president and founder of the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson, had helped gain passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that drove Native American tribes from the southeastern United States.

The group also said Jackson was an “ironic” choice for immortalization on the $20 bill given his opposition to paper currency.”
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

National AIDS Day For Keith Haring: Art And Hip Hop***messymandella***

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        We pay homage to the late but great Keith Haring and his love for fashion and art.

Here is one of the late Keith Haring’s designs and famous mural “Crack Is Wack” will always be included in the Hip-Hop World.

Keith Haring lives on in every art class and museum and street corner. We celebrate your influence and life, you Radiant Baby. That is why I call myself, “RadiantBirdlives.” It is a combination of Keith Haring(Radiant) and Jean Michel Basquiat (Bird…  painting)

The Radiant Baby is still shining!

 

mykki blanco reveals his hIV Status to the music industry. ***messymandella***

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       When the world is under the impression that frivolous and meaning less sexual encounters are not reckless, it takes a rapper with HIV to bring a reality check to the rest of the world.  Mykki Blanco has informed the world of her HIV status. He possesses a  confidence and  courage, but regret to inform the world of his HIV Status, sooner .
 The openly  infected  HIV positive person understands that their career and well-being are in danger, but their health is important but it has to be revealed after you have gained success, because record companies and the public are afraid to take a risk and the reputation of the artist determines their overall success. In the 1980’s when GRID now knows as AIDS destroyed  the Art World and only destroyed gay men and they would lose their lives, while wearing the purple Kaposi’s Sarcoma Spots that would indicate to anyone familiar with the disease their health . The purple spots foreshadowed the AIDS victims early demise.

 

“I’ve been HIV positive since 2011, my entire career. F— stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life,”  “I’m healthy. I’ve toured the world 3 times but I’ve been living in the dark, it’s time to actually be as punk as I say I am.”
             Now  AIDS and HIV are a part of the urban  scene  in  2015 and the disease itself is destroying families  and costing  millions, but reckless life is deemed more important.  
Maybe if we were aware of the men and women that died painful  deaths over 25 years ago, we would value our bodies more?

 

Maybe, if all possible we learn  that by searching for just sexual encounters is empty and sets the tone of self-devaluation?
                It is highly doubtful that AIDS will ever disappear but as a HIV negative person, it is still  a  fight that I will continue to speak on, due to the state of the world we are living in. Your business is your business, but your sexual behavior determines the lifestyle and legacy you leave behind.
We can’t assume that beauty doesn’t go hand in hand with criminal transmission.
 The negative stigma of AIDS is a problem in the African-American Culture.  As a little girl, I watched family members list every other disease but AIDS when we would lose a loved one. We don’t want to admit that we as a culture are in danger.
          Pretty lips are a weakness, not protecting yourself is simply weak  minded.  When you are asked to list sexual partners, will your  list of partners be presented in a brochure or  will have as many pages as a phone book?
            Don’t endanger your lives, and inform your partners on your AIDS status, it is not fair to the person,who has decided to play Russian Roulette with their life. Accidents happen, and condoms break , but no protection is insane and stupid.

However, Stupidity should still come with a social responsibility and we must end the spread in our communities. 

 

You Deserve The Best Because You Are Worth The Best! ***messymandella***

The Best Up-Do’s For Every Woman Of Every Background!***messymandella***


 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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