-noun 1. The doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc.
Philosophy – a. A theory that the essence of reality is pure activity, especially spiritual activity, or process b. A theory that the relationship between the mind and the objects of perception depends upon the action of the mind
By definition activism is self-explanatory! It is my duty to acknowledge persons whom go above and beyond, making a personal duty to enact change for the better! This dedication gives a round of applause to a pioneer(s) whom is making strides throughout her community. Community 50/50’s Founder and CEO Zenobia Bey “ZBey tha Poet”, along with dedicated volunteers are single-handedly flipping the perception for the youth here in Richmond, Virginia! How you ask? Take a look:
I had the gracious opportunity joining in on the fun, during spring Lyrics & Beats sessions, which was held every fourth Friday of the month directly after school! Since the summer has kicked into full swing, Lyrics & Beats sessions have transitioned to every other Wednesday from 1p-3p; Seven sessions are scheduled to be held this summer! With three sessions already in the bag, the next will be Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 @ 1p. location: The Arts Center on Hull st. road
Lyrics & Beats:
Local Virginia Beach artists KEVNPHE came out to support, and showcased to the youth that you can follow your dreams and still be successful! This was the moment were our young Melaninated youth got to see positive male influences from outside the city of Richmond, Virginia.
Much Respect to these young brothers!! Shout out to the AWESOME volunteers! Without your dedication and time this would not be possible!
In addition to community activities and youth workshops during the regular school season, Community 50/50 joins forces with StreetlovinRVA’s Yvonne Libron and commits to Morning Motivation at the local Martin Luther King (MLK) Middle School every Tuesday and Thursdays approximately 8:15am- 8:40am, even though school is currently out for the summer. Love is still shown to those who attend summer school sessions! This practice positively motivates the children to have a great day and excites them to learn!
In Yvonne’s own words:
“Wow! What can I say? Z (as I call her) is somebody who is gifted with many talents. And not just talents like musical or artistic, but gifted with the ability to LISTEN and understand one’s needs especially when it come to the concerns of our youth! She is resourceful, connected, and more than anything….the type of “go to” player you would want on your team! She’s a caring, observant, and a “go hard or go home” woman. Not the kind of person that really tolerates bulls**t from anyone! She gives out to people nothing less than what she expects from herself, which is….dedication, hard-work, and resiliency. Personally, I don’t think she gets enough credit for all of her efforts that she puts out in the local Richmond non-profit community. Ohhh…she also has a spontaneous sense of humor! Like she can take a joke and crack right back at ya because of her witty personality. Lol.
I could on some more if you’d like, but real summed up: She’s that friend you can call on for any need, you know? Like she’s that type of person in your life! =) ” -Yvonne Libron (StreetlovinRVA)
The importance of capturing another’s perspective on one who everyone see’s, really gives you insight to that person’s character.. evidently Zenobia’s light shines very bright!
Winding down the 2016-2017 school year, as an incentive and further encouragement, Community 50/50 made a deal with the children who passed all their SOL tests. Upon successfully defeating examinations, a day trip would be awarded for perseverance towards the end of the school year. Destination: Norfolk, Virginia to visit the Spirit Of Norfolk! Needless to say, the challenge was accepted!! Shout out to MLK middle scholar’s, very much deserved!!
Shedding light on those who may walk in darkness (get it?)… To Zenobia and Community 50/50, continue to do the work so desperately needed in the city. We appreciate your spirit sistar. Looking forward to the future. Activ•ism at it’s finest! Peace, abundance and prosperity.
Hitting you’ll with a mid-week momentum inspired by #WellnessWednesday
The featured documentary is a Gem within its own right. Outlining of effects and causes to everyday living, providing juicing tutorials, ways with getting the family evolved, Eating pointers for disease and/or conditions.
Also Touching subjects of Cancer Survival (Alternative options), Depression (Mindsets) – to Natural foods as medicine – Eating to live – Research – Simply taking control over your life!
Self preservation was the motivating factor for Darlene’s overall survival.
Great Rising all! This post is a dedication to health & wellness. Eye pride myself as being one whom reads ingredients of anything that Eye ingest, or put on my skin. Our body is a vessel and we are responsible in taking care of this vessel for long as possible! With that said, if you are reading this, Eye would advise you to begin reading the ingredients of food and/or health care products that you may be using..
By request Eye have decided to share a paste Eye use consistently to brush my teeth. Enjoy!
Below are step by step visuals of a toothpaste which Eye can make and use….
As a base take a scoop of (1 tbsp.) depending on how much paste Eye need to make, Coconut oil; Coconut oil has plenty benefits – for oral care coconut oil prevents gum disease and tooth decay – in addition coconut oil is used for “oil pulling” which cleans the mouth of bacteria. Also helps with bad breath!
Next I add Turmeric; ( 1 tsp) Turmeric is a spice that is powerful! It has been preventive in fighting cancer! – Benefits of turmeric use for your oral hygiene cosists of: reversing precancerous, changes in mouth, kills oral cancer cells, treats gingivitis (bad breath, bleeding & Inflamed gums)
One of the most important ingredients for this particular paste is peppermint oil; peppermint oil is an essential oil is antiseptic, helps treat pain and combating bad breath. (3-4 drops). Also provides bursts of freshness!
Final step is to mix all ingredients until fully combined.. once mixed move paste to the container in which it will be kept in. Being that coconut is the base, this causes may cause the paste to become *liquefied and/or solidified due to the temperature of the area which it is stored.
After initial creation cool it off in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes or so.
Routinely the paste is kept in the bathroom – which is room temperature.
The paste that is not for immediate use can be stored in a container, and placed in the refrigerator til ready for use.
My love for experimenting led me into gaining the ability to produce the everyday products! Using confidently Without containing the harmful chemicals that Eye either couldn’t pronounce and/or Had to research! Eye have been making and using my own paste for over a year now. Oral hygiene has improved, Eye am not only happy but satisfied. And there is no going back!!
Hopefully you have gained some knowledge through this post – If you want to experiment on your own and not necessarily use exact ingredient’s that Eye have provided – by all means go be an scientist – because that’s what I did!!