Written by LeVonda Brown
The earth is our home and a beautiful place to live. So when I come across people like Amina who care about environmental issues I become overwhelmed with joy. Gratefully, Amina took time out of her schedule to respond to my questions and I am excited to share Ms. Amina with you all.
“The interest began back when I was around 9 years old when I began to learn about fossil fuels, renewable energy and endangered species.I just remember being extremely confused on why we had not abandoned fossil fuels completely, not knowing the complications behind it of course. It’s hard for me to choose one big concern as our Earth is in a very fragile condition right now. But I think deforestation and poaching are the top of the list for me.
Also, we are going downhill rapidly when it comes to the numbers of our wild animals (such as elephants and rhinos) and the amount of natural lands being cut down and cleared for battery farms.
Well 4% of Sweden’s litter goes to the landfill while the rest is used to create energy. And I think if other countries around the world were to take a book from Sweden’s page, that would impact hugely on making our environment much cleaner and healthier to live in.
I think every organization out there could use donations. But I also think that not everything is about money, although it seems that way. Simply being a spokesperson for an organization or spreading the word about their work across social media could help them dramatically. I believe that above all, what we need is love, peace and unity between humans, animals and the natural world. Majority of Earth’s problems began with greed and money.”
Well said! Don’t you agree? Follow @_savewildlife to see what an environmentalist life is like!
Written by LeVonda Brown
There is righteousness found in a man who has come so far in life that he becomes a teacher to a prospering culture. It is fascinating to see Nasir Jones show us some of his mastery through his HSTRY Clothing line, Massappeal Records and his role as a film producer. The light that Nas possess does not stop shining on his growth it also shines on his humility.
In 2016 we were able to see Nas successfully work on himself while being concerned about current events, giving back and paying homage to others. From the growth of Sweet Chick Life, 12am Run, Bevel Trimmer, HSTRY Clothing, XXIAM, Ghostbusters New Era collaboration, the movie The Land, The Get Down and Monster, Nasir Jones remained diligent. All the while showing concern for Alton Sterling and having courage to stand with Kapernick.
Also, despite his busy celebrity lifestyle he still found time to give love the children with his The World Is Yours 4th Annual camping trip and Queensbridge Toy Drive. The humility that Nasir Jones posses does not end with his business and community endeavors. He also shows the world that he admires perseverance by shining the light on the great people before him, with him and after him; such as brother Jungle, Steve Stout, Haile Salassie, Director Steve Caple Jr, Dave East, Afeni Shakur, Dougie Fresh and The Get Fresh Crew, DMX, Muhammad Ali, Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, Yo Gotti, Run The Jewels, Bobby Brown Foods, Marvin Gaye, Lauryn Hill, Tribe Called Qwest, DJ Khaled, Kehlani, Sean Combs and the list goes on.
Nasir Jones undeniable passion for music and film is what attracted many of us to him and last year Nas celebrated his 20th Anniversary of his album It Was Written and 6 year anniversary of Distant Relatives. While creating more art by recording songs like Figure It Out with French Montana and Kanye West, Tell Your Friends remix with The Weeknd, Bitterland with Erykah Badu, Nas Album Done with Dj Khalid and Deep with Robin Thicke. The studio wasn’t the only place Nasir Jones indulged in music, he also took his music from the studio and into the stage on Jimmy Kimmelwith Erykah Badu, Barclays Center, Bad Boy Reunion Tour, Times Square along side Alicia Keysand Coachella. With all that Nasir Jones has accomplished it was exciting for us to see him on the cover of Ebony Magazine and be given the Icon Award at Revolt Music Conference; for the efforts of the one who gives victory should always be acknowledged.
A great mind definitely has no limits and we can see that Nas is limited less when we see his name appear in the credits of films such as The Land, The Get Down, Monster TBS and TNTDrama as a producer and an actor. Nasir Jones is a leader of the old school and new school and a major key to our culture. So let’s continue to show our brother support as we witness him develop and execute his goals.
At times we re faced with situations that can break our spirit. So I wrote these articles of encouragement to assist you in your time of distress. I believe we can overcome anything through positive thought and I hope you receive the positive energy that I have planted in my book. ~Vonda
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