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Monday, June 30, 2014

Gold Mine | June 2014

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Two // Ruby Dee Passes 
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.— Ruby Dee

Three // Gentrification and Cupcake Stores

And I’m going to admit something to you. I’m going to tell you something I probably shouldn’t. I know this might be broadcast broadly. But I’m 52 years old, and I’m going to admit to you that I’ve never had a drop of alcohol. (Applause) I don’t say that because I think that’s virtuous; I say that because there is power in identity. When we create the right kind of identity, we can say things to the world around us that they don’t actually believe makes sense. We can get them to do things that they don’t think they can do. When I thought about my grandmother, of course she would think all her grandkids were special. My grandfather was in prison during prohibition. My male uncles died of alcohol-related diseases. And these were the things she thought we needed to commit to. — Bryan Stevenson

Five // Dear White People In Theaters on Oct 17

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