Rise with First Nations against the Trans Mountain tar sands oil pipeline ~ Sierra Club


 

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The Canadian government just fast-tracked a response to a First Nations court victory against the Trans Mountain pipeline. It’s now re-approved and they want to start construction as early as this summer.

Remember — this project would make the Trans Mountain pipeline bigger than Keystone XL, and increase tanker traffic through the Salish Sea by seven hundred percent, which could be dire for the already struggling southern resident orca population.

We’ve partnered with First Nations who’ve led on legal actions that have helped stop this pipeline before, and now we’re needed to do it again. Will you pledge to support First Nations in their fight against this pipeline again?

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1896 – Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Howard University.


June 24, 1896 – Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Howard University.Booker T Washington retouched flattened-crop.jpg

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Harvard Staff Photographer

For example, on June 24, 1896, educator Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary degree from Harvard University.
That evening, during an alumni dinner, Washington said: “In working out our destiny, while the main burden and center of activity must be with us, we shall need, in a large measure in the years that are to come, as we have in the past, the help, the encouragement, the guidance that the strong can give the weak. Thus helped, we of both races in the South soon shall throw off the shackles of racial and sectional prejudice and rise, as Harvard University has risen and as we all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness and selfishness, into that atmosphere, that pure sunshine, where it will be our highest ambition to serve MAN, our brother, regardless of race or previous condition.”

Speech cited from Booker T. Washington’s Address at the Alumni Dinner of Harvard University.

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6 tips …


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6 tips for putting words to music

 I am not a songwriter musician or lyrist, but I love to read definitely hear and more often than not dance to the spoken word when put to music.

 My interest is in the art of movement, specifically dance and when music is combined with words in innovative patterns they can soothe invigorate irritate as well as make you move and feel good.

 They say Music is said to soothe the savage beast least we talk about Words touching our souls that also awakens our senses. Most of us  can agree that the art of dance  and music transcends language barriers 

 (1) Make it personal because reading someone’s experience with love at first sight, first love, lust, a long term love or a one night stand brings a sense of connection folks sometimes look for and set to music can only enhance a good lyric ..Right

2) Be yourself because as an avid reader and lover of music I do go out of my way to learn the lyrics to a song I like love and feel  the performer is genuine in their delivery and not trying to be something else,  can actually be heard seen felt through the spoken word

3) The kind of music that makes an impression on me also provides imagery a vision of something the song is about; even if it is abstract, the image is sort of like a coffee table object.  Always up for interpretation depending on who is listening to reading or learning the lyrics … of course, when it comes to love … when someone is singing to you … take the time to listen; I heard that once and then again you may have heard the song but weren’t feeling the music

 So, what makes you get onto the dance floor …

 

(4) Rhymes Reason and Rhythm because who doesn’t like the art of movement …and more often than not that is what kind of music makes great artist move up into the stratosphere … in my opinion. I dance because I have to and anything that has a great hook a great bass or syncopation definitely will be played more than once in my house. The rhythm of life

 

(5) Always assume a video of your creation is a possibility so … be that visionary

 

(6)     🙂  Always believe you were born to make music  (:

 

All written pieces labeled my 2cents are my own

first posted in 2013, def tweaked