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Last son of Charles & Fannie. Southern, but with no boundaries. Little Rock raised me...The Bluff & Brew City shaped me. Evolving. I'm not perfect in no shape, form, or fashion. Sometimes my passion gets me in trouble. I'm scared of failing. A scholar (book & street), with a great ear for music & the arts. A very unorthodox take on society. A crap shot with every post. No moment is ordinary. Through my eyes.
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As minds throughout the world switch to football mode Thursday for the biggest sporting event in the world, We must remind ourselves of the back streets that are often forgotten. Football is an outlet for many underprivileged, poverty stricken children throughout Africa, and the world.

Most kids love the game, live for the game.. but can’t even afford a football. Instead, they make their own - like shown in the above photo. Their own versions include making them out of cloth, rubber bands, plastic bags, or anything they can find. They make goal posts with sticks or old pipes, play on uneven rough surfaces without shoes. Many girls aren’t even allowed to play.

This world cup, is the perfect opportunity to use the power of football to fund or give money to charities and organizations that fund sporting events for underprivileged children. Many also use the game to fund money for medicine and health supplies.

Some examples of what money can buy in an underprivileged world:

  • $25 - school fees for a child for a year
  • $60 - a meal everyday for a child for a year
  • $70 - school tuition for a year
  • $100 - buys jerseys for an entire team
  • $100 - provides soccer equipment for an entire school club

Here are a few to check out:

AFRICA:

Senegal - Transform a girl’s life through soccer

Cameroon - Soccer programs to empower 500+ youth

Kenya - Using the power of soccer to fight AIDS/HIV

Ghana - Sport & development centers for youth

Nairobi - Improving lives of 1000 girls in Nairobi’s slums

South Africa - Developing vulnerable kids through sport

Rwanda - Sport to empower women & girls

SOUTH AMERICA:

Colombia: - Soccer & school for 700 Colombian kids at risk

Nicaragua: Impact Nicaraguan Girls Playing Soccer for Change

Search for your own to fund at GlobalGiving

You can also go straight to an organization and donate. There are many organizations that use football and sport in general to tackle world problems. Right To Play , One World Futbol , SportsGifts - (which shows hundreds of organizations that do work like that)

Organizations like UNICEF give you the option at their SURVIVAL GIFTS - Where 12 dollars buys two soccer balls. And tons of other necessity needs.

And if you don’t have the money to give, or just don’t feel up to it. Knowledge and spreading the world is just has just as much power.

Enjoy the World Cup!

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Why she kicks ass
She is an American sabre fencer and a member of the United States fencing team. 
She’s the first Muslim woman to compete for the United States in an international competition, and is known for sporting Islamic attire and altering her uniforms to cater to her religious requirements.
She captured a bronze medal in the women’s sabre team event at the 2011 World Fencing Championships held in Catania, Italy, competed in the 2010 World Fencing Championships in Paris, France and attended the 2011 XVI Pan American Games where she won the gold medal in the women’s sabre team event.  She is also a 2-time United States National Champion.

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Why she kicks ass

  • She is an American sabre fencer and a member of the United States fencing team. 
  • She’s the first Muslim woman to compete for the United States in an international competition, and is known for sporting Islamic attire and altering her uniforms to cater to her religious requirements.
  • She captured a bronze medal in the women’s sabre team event at the 2011 World Fencing Championships held in Catania, Italy, competed in the 2010 World Fencing Championships in Paris, France and attended the 2011 XVI Pan American Games where she won the gold medal in the women’s sabre team event.  She is also a 2-time United States National Champion.

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Celebrity Biopics to look forward to:

1. Jesse L. Martin in the Marvin Gaye biopic tentatively titled Sexual Healing

2. Toni Braxton will play legendary vocalist Darlene Love in a forthcoming biopic. My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story is set to premiere in December on OWN.

3. Don Cheadle will begin shooting the Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, in Cincinnati this summer. A release date is not yet known.

4. The upcoming MLK biopic, Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, will feature actress Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King and David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. Andre 3000 plays Jimi Hendrix in the biopic All Is By My Side (out June 13)

6. Chadwick Boseman is set to portray James Brown in the biopic Get On Up, which opens in theaters August 1.

7. Queen Latifah will star in and produce the HBO biopic Blue Goose Hollow about the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith.

Can we talk about these.

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Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York

Gentrification is a shift in an urban community toward wealthier residents and/or businesses and increasing property values. Gentrification is typically the result of investment in a community by real estatedevelopment businesses, local government, or community activists, and can often spur economic development, attract business, and lower crime rates. In addition to these potential benefits, gentrification can lead to population migration, which involves poorer residents being displaced by wealthier newcomers.

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Gravity Dice by Suzy Lelièvre

Gravity Dice by Suzy Lelièvre

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Photo by Rafael Hernández

Photo by Rafael Hernández

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Shelby Mustang by Gordon Dean II

Shelby Mustang by Gordon Dean II

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