This is the village of Nukumori no Mori, or, in English, the Forest of Warmth, in Shizuoka, Japan. People say visiting it is like jumping into a Studio Ghibli movie.

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In 1995, Tupac was sued by the estate of a slain Texas Trooper. The Trooper’s family claimed Tupac’s music incited police shootings.


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Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.

Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?


Life dreams

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Black excellence at it’s best now can we get some others please  


Black excellence at it’s best now can we get some others please  

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Relationship tips here


Relationship tips here

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These shows taught me all about animals, science, math, geography, reading, grammar, kindness and friendship. 

This will always be golden 



my nigga…

when a nicca ain’t had no cable, pbs was what espn is to me now. childhood

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Why I Celebrate Black Success

After Kentucky’s loss I made a comment to someone that even though I was disappointed, I was happy for UCONN’s coach Kevin Ollie! He was a young black man that one a championship in only his second season coaching at UCONN! The reply (from someone white) was, “Why does it matter that he is black? Why can’t he just be a young male first year coach?” I immediately became upset! Being that I am a young black male, it is always great to see others that look like me that are successful! With all the negative images of black men being portrayed in the media, along with the negative black success (drug dealers, rappers, reality tv), it is refreshing to see some positivity for a change!

Growing up I desired to be like the Ben Carson’s, Vivien Thomas’, the Martin Luther King Jrs. That’s who I emulated, successful and positive black males. For me there was no better role model. When a black man does something positive; does something to up lift the community, I would be disrespectful if I did not celebrate their accomplishments. Not only does that up lift them, it up lifts me! I strive to have that success. Just as I was a young boy looking up to them, there are young boys of color looking up to me now for guidance, for strength, for encouragement. As I have been empowered to persevere, I hope I can empower them to see their future and achieve success!

So I celebrate black success for those men that came before me, and for those who will come after I am gone!