Erykah Badu interviews Kendrick Lamar for Interview:
…whatever pressure I feel all comes from me, from within. I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball. I think it was a whole lot of pressure building up for this first album. But I looked at that kind of thing as excitement, you know? Since day one, since the first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do. So I’m just taking it one day at a time.
Ru said it best.
cool find: http://hycide.com/
HYCIDE explores the roles we create for ourselves and those created for us, challenging the status quo while bearing witness to the feared, neglected and misunderstood.
Just in case you’ve lost focus of how great your life is, Amnesty International recently launched Trial By Timeline.
Worth the click, and the Facebook authorization. And we know that’s rare.
The Red Read for Madame Noire: “Angelina Jolie Gives Platform To Overlooked Breast Cancer Treatment & Detection Issues”
Jolie’s situation is seen as special and high-risk by the medical community. Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are estimated to cause only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers and 10 to 15 percent of ovarian cancers among white women in the United States. But statistics for other racial and ethnic groups are not available. Odd, given that African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer than their White counterparts.