I'se still climbin

My space to share my thoughts, ideas & inspriations as I continue to encourage myself and others to keep climbin.
pbsthisdayinhistory:

February 6, 1945: Bob Marley Is Born
On this day in 1945, Nesta Robert Marley was born in Jamaica. Bob Marley became famous for infusing social issues into his lyrics. Although his life was cut short by cancer at the age of 36, Marley is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century. 


Remember Bob Marley with PBS NewsHour’s commemorative photo gallery. Photo: Bob Marley live in concert in Dalymount Park on July 6th, 1980 (Wikimedia Commons).

pbsthisdayinhistory:

February 6, 1945: Bob Marley Is Born

On this day in 1945, Nesta Robert Marley was born in Jamaica. Bob Marley became famous for infusing social issues into his lyrics. Although his life was cut short by cancer at the age of 36, Marley is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century. 



Remember Bob Marley with PBS NewsHour’s commemorative photo gallery.

Photo: Bob Marley live in concert in Dalymount Park on July 6th, 1980 (Wikimedia Commons).

(via npr)

Why Engagement Is The Most Important Thing I Measure

gathandborden:

It’s budgeting and strategy planning season, and I’ve been having conversations with lots of people about what they are planning to do with their brands in the social space for the coming year. I’ve been in numerous conversations with people about what they want from social media. And…

great post!!!

mynameisdreik:

geekscoutcookies:

blackboxoffice:

Hard Knock Life: The Ballad of Damon Dash (via details)
He was the crown prince of the Bling Era, a Svengali who turned his friend and partner Jay-Z into a superstar, signed Kanye West, and built a business empire that extended far beyond hip-hop. Then he split with Hova, and bit by bit, the mercurial mogul began to lose it all—his label, his wife, his homes, and the figurative shirt off his back. Today, as Jay-Z towers over the culture, the 42-year-old Dash insists he’s right where he wants to be: hustling and hungry.
via upnorthtrips

interesting read

Wow.

mynameisdreik:

geekscoutcookies:

blackboxoffice:

Hard Knock Life: The Ballad of Damon Dash (via details)

He was the crown prince of the Bling Era, a Svengali who turned his friend and partner Jay-Z into a superstar, signed Kanye West, and built a business empire that extended far beyond hip-hop. Then he split with Hova, and bit by bit, the mercurial mogul began to lose it all—his label, his wife, his homes, and the figurative shirt off his back. Today, as Jay-Z towers over the culture, the 42-year-old Dash insists he’s right where he wants to be: hustling and hungry.

via upnorthtrips

interesting read

Wow.

(via wiseservant)

hiphopeducation:

APPLY!!! NASIR JONES Hiphop Fellowship
DEADLINE: The application, and 3 letters of reference, must be received by December 8, 2013.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the online application form. You must complete this in one sitting.  In the course of applying you will be asked to upload a project description, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and - if you would like to teach a course at Harvard - a proposed syllabus.  Please have these files ready before you begin the application process.
Applicants require three (3) letters of recommendation, which may be emailed to krishna_lewis@harvard.edu, or sent via postal mail to the following address:
Hutchins Center
Fellowship Program
104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R
Cambridge, MA 02138
 
Please contact krishna_lewis@harvard.edu with any questions.
 
Click here to preview the application questions

hiphopeducation:

APPLY!!! NASIR JONES Hiphop Fellowship

DEADLINE: The application, and 3 letters of reference, must be received by December 8, 2013.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the online application form. You must complete this in one sitting.  In the course of applying you will be asked to upload a project description, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and - if you would like to teach a course at Harvard - a proposed syllabus.  Please have these files ready before you begin the application process.

Applicants require three (3) letters of recommendation, which may be emailed to krishna_lewis@harvard.edu, or sent via postal mail to the following address:

Hutchins Center
Fellowship Program
104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R
Cambridge, MA 02138
 
Please contact krishna_lewis@harvard.edu with any questions.
 
marthadiazis:


Applications Are Open For the Global Fellowship Program





The IDEO.org Global Fellowship Program fosters social sector leaders of the future. By bringing together talented people from the design, business, and social sectors, IDEO.org Fellows are working, learning, growing and innovating to make the world a better place. Think you have what it takes to be a 2014-2015 Fellow? Find out more information about the criteriaand apply by January 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm PST.
Paid, full time 13 month fellowship (September 2014- October 2015)
Based in San Francisco, CA
Will assist with visa processing for non U.S. citizens
Must have a minimum of 3 years professional experience
Apply by January 6, 2014

marthadiazis:

Applications Are Open For the Global Fellowship Program

The IDEO.org Global Fellowship Program fosters social sector leaders of the future. By bringing together talented people from the design, business, and social sectors, IDEO.org Fellows are working, learning, growing and innovating to make the world a better place. Think you have what it takes to be a 2014-2015 Fellow? Find out more information about the criteriaand apply by January 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm PST.

  • Paid, full time 13 month fellowship (September 2014- October 2015)
  • Based in San Francisco, CA
  • Will assist with visa processing for non U.S. citizens
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years professional experience
  • Apply by January 6, 2014
nprfreshair:


TODAY is the 50th Anniversary of the beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  First published in 1963, it has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide.
The New York Times obituary for Maurice Sendak calls Where the Wild Things Are “simultaneously genre-breaking and career-making,” describing Sendak as being “…widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.”

One of the most talked about interviews we’ve ever done was with Maurice Sendak in 2011 shortly before he died. Sendak reflects on love, loss, and celebrating life: 

I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, The New York Times did an amazing illustration to accompany our emotional interview with Sendak. 

nprfreshair:

TODAY is the 50th Anniversary of the beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  First published in 1963, it has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide.

The New York Times obituary for Maurice Sendak calls Where the Wild Things Are “simultaneously genre-breaking and career-making,” describing Sendak as being “…widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.”

One of the most talked about interviews we’ve ever done was with Maurice Sendak in 2011 shortly before he died. Sendak reflects on love, loss, and celebrating life:

I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, The New York Times did an amazing illustration to accompany our emotional interview with Sendak. 

(via npr)

While he was reading from the prepared text, [Mahalia] Jackson shouted at [Martin Luther King Jr.] “This is after she had performed, of course, she’s sitting down, and she just shouted at him … ‘Tell ‘em about the dream, Martin! Tell ‘em about the dream!’ “