There are nerds, and then there are "Nerdists." A "Nerdist" is, more specifically, an artful nerd. He or she doesn't just consume, he or she creates and innovates.
By: Chris Hardwick
Chris Hardwick is an actor, host and comedian who founded Nerdist Industries, a digital media empire that has spawned numerous offshoots, including an improv school and live performance theater in Los Angeles, dozens of pop culture-related podcasts, an entertainment news website, among other entities.
I don’t come to sit and be a part of a caucus where we talk and do nothing. . . I leave you with this: it is time to wake up, get up, step up, or shut up.
By: Geneva Reed-Veal
Statement made during a speech by the mother of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old African-American woman who died in a Texas jail cell last summer. The suspicious death as later ruled a suicide by investigators. Reed-Veal was speaking at the Library of Congress, part of the first symposium of the newly formed Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.
My two hands.
When I was 14yrs old we were evicted from our tiny one bedroom apartment in Hawaii 'cause we couldn't afford the $180 per week rent. Came home with my mom that day to find a pad lock on our door with the eviction notice. My mom stood there in front of the door crying because we had no place to go, but out.
It was a real all time shitty low, BUT the silver lining blessing was at 14yrs that moment changed my life. I made a promise to myself that from that day forward I was going to do all I could to make sure we never got evicted again. And I was going to do that with my own two hands.
In my 14yr old punk mind, hitting the gym hard and building your body equaled success. And success equaled never getting evicted again. So that's exactly what I did.. and have never stopped since.
These days, I know me and my family are a long way away from those hard times, but I'll always work daily as if that eviction notice is waitin' for me around the corner. If you're going thru your own hard times - I read your comments so I know many of you out there are - there's a lot of frustrating shit we can't control - so we gotta focus on the one thing we can always control - putting in the work with our own two hands. Stay strong, because change and success is always possible. Always.
An inspirational quote by The Rock posted on his Instagram after an obviously intense workout at the gym.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
By: Muhammad Ali
Graphic created by by ianmikraz using his own custom design font, Peinture.
All I can say is that all of the emotions you are feeling need to be channeled into political power. Let that burning feeling in your gut be the fuel to power a movement. Otherwise when the smoke clears all we will have left are tears and ashes.
By: AJ Cooper III
Cooper wrote this on his Facebook page in response to anger about Officer Darren Wilson‘s non-indictment in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The former host of BET‘s Teen Summit and burgeoning politician passed away weeks later from a sudden illness.
It's my personal perspective that you live as hard and as vigorously as you can. My goals are something I believe in, because I believe I'm going to make it.
By: Diem Brown
Reality show star Diem Brown, on her fight with cancer. It was a battle she lost on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 10:22 a.m. in New York City. She was 32 years old.
Hatred and bitterness and anger only consume the vessel that contains them. It doesn't hurt another soul.
By: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a middleweight boxer who was wrongly convicted for murder and later released following a petition of habeas corpus after spending almost 20 years in prison.