Cringe-worthy...

108 Year-Old Woman Reunites With Her 38 Year-Old Husband
A 108-year-old woman has reunited with her 38 year old husband after a year of separation.

The couple was reunited this past Thursday, after Muhammad completed a 12 month voluntary drug rehab treatment.

"I am grateful my husband has come back, I am happy we see each other again because I really love him, We will return to our normal life and I will serve my duty as a wife, just like any other woman."

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OK I'd lose weight FASTER if...

Outside the circle...


Color Rubik Cube For The Blind



This Rubik's Cube uses only Braille. Colors embossed include green, blue, red, yellow, white & pink. One of the more sensible concepts in a long time that hopefully will delight the sighted folks too! Maybe we’ll learn Braille in this process!

Dopeness!

Wyclef for President?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Singer Wyclef Jean is considering a run for president of Haiti but has not decided whether to seek a five-year term as leader of the quake-ravaged nation, the musician's family said Monday.

There have been rumors for some time the Haitian-born entertainer might enter the 2010 presidential contest, ever since his 2007 appointment as ambassador-at-large for the Caribbean nation by President Rene Preval, who cannot seek re-election.

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Maybe he can...


Leave your mark...

On Juliets wall in Verona, Italy...Or on the roof of Seoul's tower, S. KoreaOr even in Seattle, WashingtonCool huh?!

Resilience



I thought this was pretty deep and clever. Bashy can easily transition from music 2 theatre...He did a phenomenal job here.

Superheroes inspired by Islam

The 99: Reclaiming the Beauty of Islam for a New Generation

The 99 are ordinary teenagers and adults from across the globe, who come into possession of one of the 99 mystical Noor Stones (Ahjar Al Noor, Stones of Light) and find themselves empowered in a specific manner. All dilemmas faced by The 99 will be overcome through the combined powers of three or more members. Through this, The 99 series aims to promote values such as cooperation and unity throughout the Islamic world. Although the series is not religious, it aims to communicate Islamic virtues which are, as viewed by Dr. Al-Mutawa, universal in nature.

The concept of The 99 is based on the 99 attributes of Allah. Many of these names refer to characteristics that can be possessed by human individuals. For example – generosity, strength, faithfulness, wisdom are all virtues encouraged by a number of faiths.

In compliance with Islamic tradition, the Arabic version of the aliases of each of the 99 is written without the definite article "Al-", because use of this precise form is exclusive to Allah. This serves to remind that The 99 are only mortals, and sets them as human role models, with their qualities and weaknesses.

Characters revealed so far:

Speaks volumes!

Ahmed Mater Al-Ziad Aseeri may best be described as an illuminator of both form and ideas and a man of energy and few habits. Drawing on the duality of his existence as both artist and doctor, Mater’s work frames humanity within a palimpsest of religious symbols and scientific references.

A return to using science to express something for which there is no scientific solution is his work Magnetic.

Using the dual qualities of magnetism to both attract and repulse and playing on visual parallels with pilgrims circling the Kaaba, Mater seems to comment on relations of Islam with the world or on differences within the nation of Islam.

"No illumination without darkness. They need each other."
- Ahmed Mater

ROFL *tears*

Probably THE BEST marketing campaign EVER!

Old Spice:

& the ever hilarious spoof...
New Spice:

LOL "I'm on a cart"

My People

The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.

The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.

Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.

- Langston Hughes

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.


I refuse to take part in the war crimes committed by my country. Violence will not bring any kind of solution, and I shall not commit violence, come what may.

- Omer Goldman (Daughter of the former deputy head of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service and who is still considered one of the most powerful men in the Israeli security system)

Nelson Mandela Day!


Nelson Mandela explained in his autobiography, "When I was among the crowds I raised my right fist and felt a roar. I hadn't been able to do this for 27 years and it was like a shock of happiness." This gesture of freedom marked the liberation of a man who had spent 27 years, six months and five days in prison for believing in social justice. That gesture of liberation, a historic moment for South Africa, was echoed around the world through television images.

This simple act of feeling and being able to express freedom has perhaps written its own page in history. Nelson Mandela Day reflects this moment of liberation in its logo, which reminds us of the key words which have marked Mandela's life. Act, Lead, Learn, Listen, Speak, Unite and Remember; these words call for social equality and for each one of us to adopt these values and help to better the world around us.

It should be EVERYDAY!

Got an idea?...RUN WITH IT!

"I learned to kinda follow hunches even though you can't necessarily justify them or know where they're going to go."

-- Evan Williams

The Signtologist


DUNN , aka ‘The Signtologist’ recycles discarded street signs as a canvas for his unique art.

Dunn’s work has appeared in dozens of national outlets including XXL & he has created art for hundreds of athletes, artists and musicians such as Ludacris, Spike Lee, Pharrell Williams & Slick Rick to name a few.

The Signtologist

Like Father, Like Son...





*got sucked in -- in a daze*

Can I finally give up?

A new armed group is threatening to launch a violent campaign for the reunification of Somalia.The group is known as SSC, the initials of the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn regions they say that they want to liberate.These regions are currently disputed over by both the breakaway Somaliland Republic and the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in North East Somalia.

"Our ultimate goal is to make this area peaceful and prosperous and also seek a united Somalia," Ali Sabarey, the deputy leader of SSC, told Al Jazeera.However, Somaliland officials dismiss the SSC as ineffective, saying that their threats are hollow.

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Ughhh *Shakes head in dismay* really?

Yo, "Horn of Africa" REALLY? You wanna do this now? Right NOW? AS IF the pirates and Al Shabab plaguing ALL the news outlets wasn't enough...you want to what? Liberate? & via what? Violence?

FUCK YOU.

Wally Herm├Ęs Yacht

I don't know bout living ON the sea - I'm pretty much a landlubber (Arrr) but ain't it just FANCY? *Pulls a Janelle Monae face*


"I think it is very important that films make people look at what they've forgotten."

On that Leslie Bend...



I enjoy this song/video...EVERYTHING about it.

Dead at 65.


Vonetta McGee, an actress who scaled the ranks of black Hollywood during blaxploitation film era of the 1970s, died after experiencing cardiac arrest and being on life support for two days. She was 65, though some have her year of birth listed as 1940.

Known to be outspoken herself, McGee didn't care too much for the blaxploitation label that was attached to many of the films of her heyday. The label, she said, was used "like racism, so you don't have to think of the individual elements, just the whole. If you study propaganda, you understand how this works."

McGee starred in the films "Blacula," "Hammer" and "Shaft in Africa." Her other credits include "Faustina," "Il Grande Silenzio," "The Lost Man," "The Kremlin Letter," "Detroit 9000," "Thomasine & Bushrod" "The Eiger Sanction,". Her small-screen credits include "Hell Town," "Bustin' Loose," "L.A. Law" and "Cagney & Lacey."

"She was a brilliant actor, with a distinctive style and grace," said Pam Grier. "I hope everyone revisits her films and enjoy."

January 14, 1945 – July 9, 2010

Dennis Hopper



In alot of ways I find myself in him. A lover of art that's all.

May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010

Travel In Pink!

London - U.K


In London alone, 10 women are attacked each month after getting into an unlicensed mini-cab. No wonder that many women feel safer taking a taxi driven by a woman

Pink Ladies spotted a business opportunity, and created the UK's first women-only private car hire franchise. The Pink Ladies drive Renault Kangoos that are pink inside and out, making them highly visible. Passengers sign up as members, and fares are either pre-paid, paid by credit card or with a 'pink account', which is both convenient for members and safe for drivers.


Puebla - Mexico


In Puebla, privately financed Pink Taxi de Puebla invested 5.8 million pesos (about $440,000) to start the service and the Puebla state government provided licensing and training. Each pink taxi comes with a beauty kit, a GPS system and an alarm button.

The new fleet of 35 cabs in Mexico's colonial city of Puebla are driven exclusively by women and don't stop for men. The cabs cater especially to those tired of leering male drivers.

Dubai - U.A.E


Dubai is not particularly pedestrian-friendly and taxis are the best way to travel around the city. In January 2007 a fleet of pink taxis was introduced for women, children and families only.

Moscow - Russia


Pink Taxi is a Moscow service run by women for women. Not only does the company guarantee a safe ride, Pink Taxi drivers also offer advice, share gossip and make a concerted effort to lift their passengers' spirits.

Prominent feminist Maria Arbatova shrugged off the criticism that women shouldn't be driving taxis and that it's an of sexism. "The labeling of a taxi service for women as sexist is paramount to calling a female restroom sexist," Arbatova added. "The absence of such services was a manifestation of sexism."

Kuwait


Following the example of other Muslim and European countries, Kuwait is set to introduce “Eve Taxi” for women passengers as well.

Void - FILLED!

Letters To A Young Artist --- (((Inspiration)))


This pocket-sized book inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet contains a collection of two dozen letters all commissioned from established artists to a fictitious "young artist," a recent art-school graduate who is struggling with the moral and practical implications of being an artist in New York. The "young artist" asked a selection of his heroes, "Is it possible to maintain one’s integrity and freedom of thought and still participate in the art world?" --- Artists Responses (excerpts):

"Young artist, it is highly unlikely that you will be rewarded professionally for reaching this point. Nor will it make you popular. On the contrary: you will develop a reputation for being ‘difficult,’ ‘uncooperative,’ ‘inflexible,’ or even ‘self-destructive;’ and treated (or mistreated, or ostracized, or blacklisted) accordingly."
--- Adrian Piper

"The world is your oyster: It will provide you with unlimited material for your art. Look at it again from that point of view. Suddenly the world is a different place, so interesting, so beautiful, and so mysterious. Have fun with it. And share your fun with us."
--- Yoko Ono

"You should have grandiose ideas about your future success. No one with small ambitions and vague goals ever amounted to much in this game."
--- Kerry James Marshall

"Art is not about making sense but determining meaning."
---Lawrence Weiner

"You are a person, armed with free will and the tools to discover that will."
---Jessica Stockholder

"Having ambition is not a problem. In fact, ambition is necessary to be able to carve out the time needed to produce your work from the multitude of other demands on your life."
--- Stephen Shore

"Be aware of the system. Don't be afraid to stand up and criticize it. Be inventive. Do some creative complaining!"
---Guerilla Girls

"If there is one essential survival skill that you must learn, it is how to sustain yourself and your work over the years. There is really only one way to do this, and that is by loving what you do, being fascinated by your work, and by being obsessed with making art."
--- Thomas Nozkowski

"The answer is the Work. To Work. To care about the Work."
---Joan Jonas

Just anotha hobby...


^__________^

Farrakhan Versus Mike Wallace on Nigeria

POWNED!

"La Reina del Sur"

Using acrylic and aerosol paints, Retna and El Mac collaborate to produce ''La Reina del Sur" (Queen of the South)

About the Artists:
RETNA became just as notorious for his ornate painting technique as his timeless style: he used paintbrushes mixed with the traditional spray can. Many of his pieces synthesize the line between fine art and graffiti, between power and opposition, between tradition and advancement, between the past and future.

His work merges photography with graffiti style and paint, time with color, couture with street culture, the spiritual with the sensual, and fluidity with grit.

El Mac focuses on creating more murals, painting photorealistic canvases, creating stained glass pieces, and evolving his unique brushwork style. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding Mexican & Chicano culture of the American Southwest, religious art, pin-up art, graffiti, and a wide range of classic artists including Caravaggio, Mucha, and Vermeer, he began painting with acrylics as well as painting graffiti in the early.

Lyrical Gymnastics


"And do I crush emcees? Are you kidding me?
If rappers were grapes I'd have a whole wine distillery!"
-- Big Daddy Kane

Frank151

Frank151 Media Group, LLC is an internationally recognized, independent content creation and distribution company with headquarters in New York City and satellite offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Barcelona.

Every chapter of the Frank Book is helmed by a special Guest Curator and focuses on a unique editorial theme. Our creative content and productions include: printed matter, digital destinations, branded merchandise and event marketing.

Chapter 39: Middle East


With vast sections of the Middle East marred by violence and struggle, many Westerners view the region as a chaotic, lawless land. Without delving into the West’s role in the chaos, most would agree that popular Western opinion of the Middle East is overwhelmingly negative, and often informed by what is covered in the mainstream media. While portions of the Middle East are embroiled in serious conflicts, the region is also home to some of the oldest and richest cultures in the world.

Guest curated by Mohammad Dagman, Frank Book Chapter 39 presents a unique view of the Middle East, with an emphasis on Arabic culture. Stories will range from a little-known though magnificent ancient city carved into rocks in Saudi Arabia, Arabic tags found on New York City streets, high-end auto technicians in Kuwait, professional athletes, poets, skaters, notable militants, and much more. Frank151 dived directly into the heart of the Arab world, providing a never-before-seen look into Arabic thought, art, literature, and trends.

Chapter 41: The Seventh Letter


The Seventh Letter is an army of artistic individuals with roots not just in graffiti, but also in fine art, tattoo, graphic design, sculpture, photography, and music. Based in Los Angeles, The Seventh Letter’s tentacles have spread around the world to cities including San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Jersey City, London, Paris, Milan, Naples, Budapest, Tokyo, Cologne, Seoul, and Bangkok.

Frank Book Chapter 41: The Seventh Letter features the world’s most notorious art collective, showcasing not only the crew’s art, but also the individual members’ interests and personal archives.

Spend the night in Hollywood, literally!

Danish architecture firm Bay Arch's draws up a concept of turning the landmark 'HOLLYWOOD' sign into a mixed-use commercial complex.


DOPENESS!
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