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    Call me Khaleesi.

    Why be a boss when you can be a Khaleesi?  My reign has just begun from LaShawnda Jones on Vimeo. Call me Khalessi, ’cause if you ain’t handling business like this, you ain’t handling business. “My reign has just begun.” Khaleesi out. Dracarys from LaShawnda Jones on Vimeo.

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    Jesse Williams: Freedom Now

    On Sunday, June 26, Jesse Williams received the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award. He gave a powerful acceptance speech that is an on-point statement highlighting racial inequality in America today. It’s ironic that it was given in a room full of entertainers, one of which was posturing with a thick gold chain while pointing to the brand on his shirt right before Jesse called out the culture of selling ourselves for brands after praying and working for centuries to escape being branded. “This award is not for me. This is for the real organizers across the country: the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that…

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    Quote: Live as a lion

    It is better to live as a lion for a day than to live as a slave . ~ Malalai of Maiwand National folk hero of Afghanistan who rallied local fighters against the British troops at the 1880 Battle of Maiwand.

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    Fight for Freedom: The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

    The 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was one of the first official African-American units in the United States during the Civil War. The 1st South Carolina Volunteers, recruited from freed slaves, was the first Union Army regiment organized with African-American soldiers in the Civil War, though many African-Americans had fought in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 on both sides.

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    Women, Power & Greatness

    Every woman I have ever worked for has been opinionated, outspoken, ambitious, direct and unapologetically herself. That is what I love and respect about each of them. (Follow link for full message.)

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    At eighteen, I was told that sexism doesn’t exist in modern society. I was told that harassment couldn’t be as bad as us women make it out to be. That I should watch what I wear. Never mind you were six, never mind you were wearing pink pajamas.

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    Final Salute: Housing for Homeless Female Vets

    Homeless Female Veterans: A former Army captain opened a house for homeless women veterans. “We are still not getting it as a country, and we’re making a poor effort as a society to take care of all our veterans…We can liberate other countries and clear up their natural disasters. Women veterans are now America’s natural disaster,” says Final Salute founder Jaspen Boothe.