Hi Everyone! This is my aunt and cousins school drive to fight cancer! Any help with reposting or donating would be much appreciated! 

I’m riding in Cycle for Survival this Saturday, Feb. 8th,  to help raise money to fight cancer. I’m on the Harrison Hopes team, which is Soleil and Ava’s  Elementary School! If you have a minute and can help by donating any amount I would appreciate it
Every dollar raised through my Cycle for Survival ride will fight rare cancers, helping to fill the funding gap in research. 

Did you know that half of people with cancer are battling a rare cancer? Leukemia, lymphoma, sarcoma, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, and all pediatric cancers are just some of the many rare forms of the disease.

Ensuring that these patients have the best treatment options is extremely important to me. Together, we can make a difference.

Join the Battle. You can Donate right now by going to my cycle for survival page at: http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/simonethomas

Thanks in advance for your support! (Remember, every dollar will go right to research!)
If you have any problems, just email me.

Thanks again, 
Simone, Susie, Ava & Soleil
heldnopunches.com

Hi Everyone! This is my aunt and cousins school drive to fight cancer! Any help with reposting or donating would be much appreciated!

I’m riding in Cycle for Survival this Saturday, Feb. 8th, to help raise money to fight cancer. I’m on the Harrison Hopes team, which is Soleil and Ava’s Elementary School! If you have a minute and can help by donating any amount I would appreciate it
Every dollar raised through my Cycle for Survival ride will fight rare cancers, helping to fill the funding gap in research.

Did you know that half of people with cancer are battling a rare cancer? Leukemia, lymphoma, sarcoma, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, and all pediatric cancers are just some of the many rare forms of the disease.

Ensuring that these patients have the best treatment options is extremely important to me. Together, we can make a difference.

Join the Battle. You can Donate right now by going to my cycle for survival page at: http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/simonethomas

Thanks in advance for your support! (Remember, every dollar will go right to research!)
If you have any problems, just email me.

Thanks again,
Simone, Susie, Ava & Soleil
heldnopunches.com

Urban “Slang”..more than just slang

The slang words we’ve come to know and that has been widely spread thankfully through rap music, isn’t usually just “slang”. Rap music did more than just spread ways to say “hi”…it spread ways to meaningfully greet a loved or an inspirational one.

These words aren’t just words. They are forms of affection and respect.

"Peace God…Whattup ni***?….I’m glad you home….So we could, take over the world, it’s ours to own.."

Peace
I for one just used words like “peace” to say goodbye until I really realized…that I meant it. When I say “peace” I mean peace be on to you as we say goodbye and until we speak again. It was a good practice that the urban culture brought to me. To me, there isn’t a better way to say goodbye. “….ight yo, peace”.

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"And G.O.D’s.That I run wit..& collaborate my thoughts wit, o elevate to a higher standing.."

God
WHADDUP GOD. Sounds like Freeway just walked in. But if you think about it…this is someone looking to you as God. Rather than dismissing it as something members of the Wu Tang Clan or old NY guys would use to greet you, it’s true meaning, is a form of respect. I see the God in you, that I see in myself. God is love. It’s nothing but love. What’s up G is also meant to originally be “God” not “Gangsta” originating from the organization Nation of Gods and Earth…commonly known as the 5 percenters, largely influenced by Islam.

”..who roll together as one, I call my brother sun ‘cuz he shine like one”

Son/Sun
 What better way to greet someone than by calling them the Sun? The very thing that sustains all life.