“Unceasing warfare gives rise to its own social conditions which have been similar in all epochs

“Unceasing warfare gives rise to its own social conditions which have been similar in all epochs. People enter a permanent state of alertness to ward off attacks. You see the absolute rule of the autocrat. All new things become dangerous frontier districts – new planets, new economic areas to exploit, new ideas or new devices, visitors – everything suspect. Feudalism takes hold, sometimes disguised as a politbureau or similar structure, but always present. Hereditary succession follows the lines of power. The blood of the powerful dominates. The vice regents of heaven or their equivalent apportion the wealth. And they know they must control inheritance or slowly let the power melt away.”
- Leto Atreides II

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Awakening Self :: Portraiture & Ceremony

Awakening Self :: Portraiture & Ceremony. Beyond self, we explore our truth within during these workshop it is a reflection of the feeling, diving into the depths of your creative nature.
Join me & Giovanna Garcia Valencia with cacao ceremony & portraits. In Mill Valley this Saturday 3pm 〰
Space is very limited, sign up today & invite your friends!!
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WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!!, On this week’s episode of Learnt Up Podcast we discuss SUPERMODELS and I chose to research Naomi Campbell

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!!
On this week’s episode of Learnt Up Podcast we discuss SUPERMODELS and I chose to research Naomi Campbell. Now… it’s obvious that I didn’t do enough research because i COMPLETELY MISSED that she and Rihanna are beefing right now. Apparently, Naomi freaked out when she saw Rihanna making out with her billionaire ex-boyfriend in Spain. So Naomi and Rihanna unfollowed each other on Twitter at the exact same time AND they were really shady toward each other at the Met Gala. I was too distracted by the crazy gorgeous flower petal sculpture that Rihanna was wearing to notice any of this was going down.
Anyways the verdict is out: I really don’t like Naomi Campbell. I loved her in the 90s, but since learnting about her attitude and personality for this episode of the podcast… I just can’t with her. She’s so mean. And now that I know she’s mad at Rihanna just for living… Naomi can go.
Also I loved hearing about what Sarah Isaacson learnted about Ran Danker! CHECK THIS EPISODE OUT! YOU’RE GONNA HAVE FUN! LINKS IN THE COMMENTS, BOI!!!!

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Haaayyyy Learnt Up Podcast fans aka Learnters!!!!, Blue Ivy Carter was my Black Boo on the pod this week and i absolutely do not care if people think…

Haaayyyy Learnt Up Podcast fans aka Learnters!!!!
Blue Ivy Carter was my Black Boo on the pod this week and i absolutely do not care if people think that that was a bad choice. It was an excellent choice and I explain why in the episode. Check it out.
Anyways!!! On this week’s episode we shared some shame with our guest – hilarious, dreamboat, comedyhead Danny Cullen <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Danny learnt us all up on the decades-long, violent af struggle between Ireland & Northern Ireland, which we know as "The Troubles." On this ep, we go in harrrrrrrd for Irish history and we define the term "Irish twins" for yal in the most specific terms possible.
ALSO!!! PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT DANNY’S FEATURE FILM “100 SUBSCRIBERS” brought to us by Kid Cactus!!! The movie premieres THIS FRIDAY 7/14 @ El Cid!!!
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I love you for learnting along with me & Sarah! we havin’ funnnnn!

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Folktales and the art of traditional storytelling are in danger of being lost and Nairobi-based performer Maïmouna Jallow is on a mission to reverse…

Folktales and the art of traditional storytelling are in danger of being lost and Nairobi-based performer Maïmouna Jallow is on a mission to reverse the trend. But on her journey to revive the art she has also discovered the relevance of performing contemporary stories.
Back in Nairobi, I launched an online contest, inviting African Writers to re-write traditional folktales but with a contemporary twist. We got a mixed bag of entries, some which addressed war and exile, others that questioned our modern mores. I too began writing stories that merged the old with the new, for example, drawing parallels between Slavery and the Indiscriminate killing of young Black Men in America.

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Although women make up only 7 percent of the prison population, 66 percent of women in prison reported having a history of mental illness, almost…

Although women make up only 7 percent of the prison population, 66 percent of women in prison reported having a history of mental illness, almost twice the percentage of men. One in five women said they had recently experienced psychological distress in prison, compared to one in seven men. Similarly, 68 percent of women in jail reported a history of mental illness, compared to 41 percent of men.
Dr. Robert Cohen, a member of the New York City Board of Correction, cited a recent study on jail mental health services at Rikers Island that found that “older white men were directed towards mental health services, while younger Black and Hispanic Men were directed to solitary confinement, and self harm.” He told the Marshall Project, “I don’t think that fact reflects different rates of mental illness, I think it demonstrates racial bias.”

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A Tory Brexiteer has described the UK leaving the EU without a deal as a “real n*****r in the woodpile” at a meeting of eurosceptics in Central…

A Tory Brexiteer has described the UK leaving the EU without a deal as a “real n*****r in the woodpile” at a meeting of eurosceptics in Central London. Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbott since 2010, After saying just 7% of financial services in the UK would be affected by Brexit, Morris said:
“Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom. “Now we get to the real n****r in the woodpile which is in two years what happens if there is no deal?” “It was almost as though she felt like she was talking to her friends in a private audience.”

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Prior to the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr

Prior to the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in 1972, there was a growing demand for circulated books by and about African Americans among Washingtonians.
In an attempt to meet this need, the DC Public Library Board of Trustees voted to establish an independent Black Studies division in 1970. The Black Studies Center housed over 15,000 books focusing on the Black experience in the United States and throughout the African Diaspora.

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1. Karl Lagerfeld: 300,000 books 2. George Lucas: 27,000 books+ 3. Jay Walker: 20,000 books 4. Michael Jackson: 10,000 books+
5. Ernest Hemingway: 9,000 books+ 6. William Randolph Hearst: 7,000 books+ 7. Thomas Jefferson: 6,487 books 8. Nigella Lawson: 6,000 books 9. Harry Houdini: 5,000 books+ 10. Hannah Arendt: 4,000 books

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