Last week, the southern Philippines was struck by Typhoon Bopha, the strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit the island of Mindanao. Bopha made landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 160 mph (260 km/h), flattening coastal villages, wiping out banana plantations, and causing mudslides and flooding. At the moment, the number of deaths has reached nearly 650, the number of missing is still near 800, and another 400,000 have been displaced by the storm. Collected here are images from the affected islands, as rescue and recovery workers continue to search through debris in fields choked with trees, boulders, and mud.
Mos Def / Yasiin performing his latest piece “Salaams” at the 30 Years of Taqwa event in New York. Now this is a proper response to the recent Lowes controversy.
Goosebumps! Love this brother! As Salaamu Alaiakum. That’s the greeting Muslims give around the world. It means “May the the truest peace be upon you.” If we understand it though, it also means “The Peace is an obligation upon you”. Matter of fact, this greeting and its effect upon the early Hip Hop generation is why in Hip Hop, lot of folks greet and depart with “Peace”. - Brother Ali
Afro-Blue sings Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”
I usually have a rant on how awesome they are but this video does justice on how amazing these musicians are and what a blessing it was to see singing of this caliber to be showcased on Prime TV (which is rare).
I am very heavy hearted and filled with sadness that they were voted off tonight. But after doing much research online, it’s good to know that I’m not the only one upset! Even Ben Folds himself ( who voted them off ) is pretty torn up. More on that in another post but for now, ENJOY! [im too upset :( ]