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Tamaryn – Coral Flower Lyrics

STOLEN BLUE
UNDER HIGH SAND DUNE
IN THE COLD
…YOU SWAY
AS YOU WASH
AWAY
CAUGHT UP IN POWER
MY CORAL FLOWER
A SAFE PLACE FOR ME TO HIDE
A SAFE PLACE FOR ME TO GO
BLUE AND GREY
IT’S A LIFE
I KNOW
AND A
BLACK WAVE
CAN BE HEARD
IN YOU
COME WAY DOWN
IT’S THE HEIGHT
OF DOUBT
IF YOUR HIGH
IS LATE
…ON A BIG
BLACK WAVE
BLUE AND GREY
IT’S THE LIFE
I KNOW
AND A
BLACK WAVE
COMING BACK
HOME

Onra – In My Mind Lyrics

don’t give a damn
[oooh,oooh,oooh,oooh,ooooh,oooh,oh]
I wish that i knew don’t he know am not a game to play..am about to lose my mind i let him break my heart…
This is so crazy i don’t really love him anyway..he didn’t give my anything he did me so wrong…
And i don’t understand why did he tell lies why did he waste my time…how could he play games with my heart..and this is how i feeeeeeeeeeeeeeel..i can’t beleive that none of this is real.. And i don’t understand why did he tell lies why did he waste my time..how could he play games with my heart…
And this is how i feel..i can’t beleive that none of this is real…
What do you say when he DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOU..don’t give a damn about you..don’t give a damn about you ..don’t give a damn about you.. Ooooooh oooooooh oooooooh oooooooh oooooooooooh oooooooooh oooooh
Oh,oh,oh,oh,oh,oh…… What do i do..it doesn’t make sense can i run away..did he have to change his mind..why did he break my heart
What will my friends say..why do i love him anyway didn’t i give everything,where did i go wrong?? No boy i don’t give a damn about you.. Gotta let you know that I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOU,don’t give a damn about you don’t give a damn about you don’t give a damn about you don’t give a damn
[oooooh,oooh,ooh,oooh,oooh,oooh]
This is how i feel..ooh..

Sno – I’m So High Lyrics (feat. Billy Wes)

[Talking:]
Southside, the land of milk and honey baby
Real niggas getting money baby, respect that
[Hook: Z-Ro]
I’m so high, (weed in my lungs
Switchblades and guns, niggas don’t want none)
I’m so high, cause I got a sack of that shit
Flipping and tripping, 15’s beating in the back of that bitch
I’m so high, (nigga that’s what’s up
I’m strolling the cut, Dickie suits and all black Chuck’s)
I’m so high, I’m on a money making mission
Navigating a Expedition, side panels full of chickens
[H.A.W.K.:]
Money by the tons, weed in my lungs
Switchblades and guns, niggas don’t want none
This is the Thirty, the land of the birdy
Hustlers up early, getting they hands dirty
You heard me, yeah we get that do’
Sell out and resco’, and then get some mo’
And also, we spit that amazing flow
Ask me what I’m hitting fo’, I want ten a show
[Hook]
[Mr. 3-2:]
I’m so high so gone, floating up in a zone
Discombobulated, I barely made it to my home
I’m known to po’ up, and blow funky tobacca’
Packing a click-clacker, just in case somebody act up
Back up and give me space, cause I can’t concentrate
If I ain’t blowing sticky, or sipping some skee taste
Chasing that dollar bill, in this life that’s too beautiful
Niggas that got killed, they dreams’ll be fulfilled
Still I can’t cope, without finding some of that dope
On the hottest block of my town, hollin’ f*ck the po-po
On 4-4’s I’m still swanging, banging up out the lot
Heated with plastic Glocks, what you boys talking bout
It don’t stop till I’m gone, and my heart stop beating
Until then I’m thugging, here bobbing and weaving
Beating and getting money, supporting my own habit
So bitch stay out my bidness, or I’ma let you have it
[Hook]
[Ben:]
I’m out here slanging caine, trying to get major pay
Like razor blades I’ll make a cut, any way I post up
I got the pyrex clicking, whipping these hoes up
Call me the come back kid, these fiends go nuts
Fo’ years I done that bid, yeah I’m back on track
I re’d up, spend a stack on crack
I’m V’d up, you see the Lac on black rims
My styrofoam cup, filled up rolling bats off sacks
I’m on the grind, getting scratch all day
But the mack’ll make em get back, I’m squeezing aiming at bald fades
Money longer than Snoop Dogg braids, that’s what I’m after man
This residue, inside the glass for grams
Hit the pavement, then I stash the grands
I’m thinking of owning a big house, copping massive land
I done pulled the trigga once, and I’ll blast again
I’m all for the do’ I’m hauling the snow, I get it and go
[Hook]
[Dez]

Ingrimm – Dein Meister Lyrics

Komm zu mir, ich bin dein Meister
Komm und glaube an mein Wort
Komm empfange meinen Segen
Dein Blut hab ich mir schon geholt
Ich weiß um deine dunklen Wünsche
Weiß um jede böse Tat
Ich hab dir nichts zu vergeben
List, Lüge und Verrat
Schau auf mich, deinen Erlöser
Schau mein Feuer, mach dich rein
Schau auf deine dunkle Seele
Sollst auch einer von uns sein
Meine Gedanken sind die deinen
Geb den Zorn dir in die Faust
Komm und höre meine Lehren
Auf dass du mir blind vertraust
Du bist, wie ich dich gemacht
Ich bin dein Meister
Folge mir nach in dunkle Nacht
Ein Stück von mir atmet in dir
Und es ist immer wach
Du, du hast mit Blut geschrieben
Du bist nun auf ewig mein
Du hast dich selbst mir gegeben
Du sollst erleuchtet sein
Meine Gedanken lenken deine
Und mein Zorn führt deine Faust
Komm und glaub an meine Lügen
Weil du mir doch blind vertraust
Du bist, wie ich dich gemacht
Ich bin dein Meister
Folge mir nach in dunkle Nacht
Ein Stück von mir atmet in dir
Und es ist immer wach
Tu, was ich sag
Du wirst nicht gefragt
Denn ich bin dein Meister
Frag nicht warum
Bist mein Eigentum
Denn ich bin dein Meister
Du bist, wie ich dich gemacht
Ich bin dein Meister
Folge mir nach in dunkle Nacht
Ein Stück von mir atmet in dir
Und es ist immer wach

Bko – Cartier Band Lyrics

[Hook]
Cartier Band, nieuwe hand
Ja, ik wil het in me hand
[?]
[?]
Die [?]
Ik ben die kant
Cartier Band, nieuwe hand
Ja, ik wil het in me hand
[?]
[?]
Die [?]
Ik ben die kant
[Verse 1]
In me hand, in me hand
Heb de wereld hand
Wil me money net als Weezy
Hoe ik move, zo elegant
Ik wil die diamond piece van chivver
Veel money, wit, net dieper
Die [?] net computers
Ja, we blijven milla schieten
Aan de hand
Ga je plant
Boy, wat is er aan de hand
Zie je stunten op die fissa, maar er staat niks op de band
Op de band, op de band
Ja, ik gooi het op de bank
Vraag aan Free Bandz, ja we stacken
Ja, het lijkt wel op een plank
[Hook]
Cartier Band, nieuwe hand
Ja, ik wil het in me hand
[?]
[?]
Die [?]
Ik ben die kant
Cartier Band, nieuwe hand
Ja, ik wil het in me hand
[?]
[?]
Die [?]
Ik ben die kant
[Verse 2]
Ik beweeg, ik beweeg
Breek je [?]
En ik beweeg
Ik koop sowieso een mansion als ik al me sannie weeg
Ja, ik veeg
Als je nakt
Bij de blok heb ik contact
En zit rusitg in het lentos
Nu te [?] in die contact
To start, to start
Ja, ik wil die poes to start
Ik draag witte mensen kleding
Want die money pak ik zwart
Curban Link om me nek
Aan je vipe heb ik gebrek
Dus kom nu niet zomaar hangen
Want ik heb je nooit genekt
[Hook]
Cartier Band, nieuwe hand
Ja, ik wil het in me hand
[?]
[?]
Die [?]
Ik ben die kant
Cartier Band, nieuwe hand
Ja, ik wil het in me hand
[?]
[?]
Die [?]
Ik ben die kant

Melat – So Help Me God Lyrics

So tell me the truth
So help me God…
(so tell me the truth)
So tell me the truth
So help me God…
(tell me the truth)
So tell me the truth
So help me God…
(tell me the truth)
So tell me the truth
So help me God…
(tell me the truth)
Yeah, aye
No time for bullshit
Yeah, aye
No time for f*ckshit
Yeah, aye
No time for bullshit
(You)
You tried to control me
Your gaslight was on me
You weren’t with your homies…
No don’t turn this on me
(No)
I call you out
You call me crazy
No way
You could’ve made it easy
But ok..ok.. Why couldn’t you keep your lies to yourself
You let them drip out
Like they good for   your   health
Tell me you’re   home
When your location
Is some-f*cking-where else
Who do   you think you’re talking to
Tried to play me for a   fool? Just   cuz   my love run   deep for you
Deep   for you
So deep for you…
You tried to control me
Your gaslight is on me
You weren’t with your homies…
No, don’t turn this on me
(Turn this on me, no)
I call you out
You call me crazy
No way
You could’ve made it easy
But ok..ok.. So tell me the truth
So help me God…
(so help me God)
So tell me the truth
So help me God…
(so tell me the truth so help me God)
So tell me the truth
So help me God…
(tell me the truth yeah)
So tell me the truth
So help me God…

Gunna – Far Lyrics (feat. Young Thug)

Two 40s when I travel and they twins (They twins, twins)
Put a million on a million and get it again (And get it again and again)
I’m a living testimony, but I sin (Living testimony)
Feel like a Narcissist, you can’t teach a nigga nothin’ (Teach a nigga nothin’)
Yeah, yeah (Yeah)
[Chorus: Gunna with Young Thug]
I know they ain’t think we’d make it far (Know they ain’t think we’d make it far)
We done bought a hundred cars
We done f*cked a hundred broads
Went against the odds (Against the odds)
Whole life, was trippin’ hard, now we livin’ large (Livin’ large)
The whole world wouldn’t have ours, they know who we are
Know they ain’t think we’d make it far (Know they ain’t think we’d make it far)
Whole lot of hitters died, in the prison throwing riots
Time to free my guys (Time to free my guys)
Cuz smilin’ in my face with pain in his eyes (Pain in his eyes)
Hope he get to catch a wave and change over time (Change over time) [Intro]
(Run that back, Turbo)
[Chorus: Gunna]
I know they ain’t think we’d make it far (Know they ain’t   think   we’d make it   far)
We done bought a hundred cars
We   done f*cked a hundred broads
Went against the odds (Against the odds)
Whole life, was trippin’ hard, now we livin’ large (Livin’ large)
The whole world wouldn’t have ours, they know who we are
Know they ain’t think we’d make it far (Know they ain’t think we’d make it far)
Whole lot of hitters died, in the prison throwing riots
Time to free my guys (Time to free my guys)
Cuz smilin’ in my face with pain in his eyes (Pain in his eyes)
Hope he get to catch a wave and change over time (Change over time)
[Verse 1: Gunna]
1993, the year a star was born (Star was born)
Lot of people know my name, I feel important (Feel important)
Said I’m on a wave, don’t know where I’m goin’ (Where I’m goin’)
On a whole ‘nother wave, sayin’ words like a poet (Like a poet)
She said, “GunnaWunna, I love the way you stroke it” (Stroke it)
Fly you in and out of town, my lifestyle not boring (Boring)
I can see you bound to drown, but this drip, you cannot force it (Force it)
Ain’t no time to lounge around, my son gotta be born rich (Born rich)
I ain’t tryna talk you down ’cause I know niggas be hardhead (Hardhead)
Thinkin’ how they put my brother in the ground, had to pour up more red (More red)
I been doing circles all around the town, speeding in a Corvette
Bitches tryna trap a nigga down, tellin’ me to have raw sex
[Chorus: Gunna & Young Thug]
I know they ain’t think we’d make it far (Know they ain’t think we’d make it far)
We done bought a hundred cars
We done f*cked a hundred broads
Went against the odds (Against the odds)
Whole life, was trippin’ hard, now we livin’ large (Livin’ large)
The whole world wouldn’t have ours, they know who we are
Know they ain’t think we’d make it far (Know they ain’t think we’d make it far)
Whole lot of hitters died, in the prison throwing riots
Time to free my guys (Time to free my guys)
Cuz smilin’ in my face with pain in his eyes (Pain in his eyes)
Hope he get to catch a wave and change over time (Change over time)
[Verse 2: Young Thug]
I don’t need no recruit, gang on the way to guard
These pussies tryna pull a gangster card
f*ck ’round and hit your girl in front your son
Spot full of trees, nigga, it’s time to hunt
My brother gave a life back, he God’s son
Godson, my baby mama hate the fact I’m on
I’m on, now the spots, they come with chaperones
How come before a million I didn’t have no one?

Raising The Fawn – ETA Lyrics

Stay, stand your ground
Wait, I’ll come ’round
I believe …
In blood, in blood
In us, in blood
Stay, on the ground
Wait, you’ll be feared

Tommy Trash – Ripper Lyrics

Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
One, two, let it rip
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
Ripper
One, two, let it rip

Willie V. – Step Within My Brain Lyrics

That’s so f*cken cliche bro
Light: Don’t listen to what he’s saying. Dark: (Laughs) This is stupid as shit. Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you’re a bad person yo
Dark: And yeah, just because hoes suck dick for money doesn’t make them hoes. Nobody wants to hear you bitch about shit, everybody has their own problems to worry about why would they ever care about yours? All you talk about are those stupid ass voices in your head. who are you?.. This is what peace of mind feels like You’re biggest battles will be from the inside and how you treat yourself from within is how you treat life, and everybody on the out. You cut off everybody so you can do what? So.. Accept everything about you because it’s what makes you.. Just like that. Nobody wants to hear that, nobody wants to hear about us. Really? Cole
Vibing through my own earphones
Writing in my book of notes
Book of Eli travel from coast to coast
I’m
Changing molecular codes
Once they are letting you know
How they expect him to flow
Play an impeccable role
Soul’s into getting the gold
Think of instrumentals
Smoke shots of hot pot
And other endo
(Uhh)
You curious if I’m getting stacks
Listen back
I’m making cash like aristocrats
I’ll lick your cat
Then bust nuts and hit your back
Won’t hit you back
I’m telling you that this won’t last
(I am)
Never slowing down I move faster than stallions
She wanna go and party I’d rather read the Kybalion
I’d rather smoke some DMT and enter another state
‘Nother time
‘Nother place
‘Nother world
‘Nother plane
Once I figure out the meaning of my life
Then I’ll die
Be revived
Wake up in the morning with a peace of mind
With the sunrise
In the sun’s eyes
As I thrive
Watching your demise
As I’m overcoming mine
But there’s a lot to do
More skills to improve
Lines to improvise
More people to include
On my journey through
The world of games
They claim I am supremely deranged
This gets so insane
Take a step within my brain
Light: See! You can’t keep trying to be others… what others want you to be. All you do is sit, meditate, and f*cken read what the f*ck are you really doing? You sound hella stupid shut the f*ck up
Light: We’re all human, prone to slipping up from time to time and your job is to catch those mistakes and learn from them so they don’t happen again. He called me a blessing AND a teacher, so listen to what the f*ck I have to say bitch
Light: If you can love your worst enemy, you can love all others. Verse:
I am a
Energetic
Weird medic
Athletic
Ascetic
Soul bender
Commencer
Love sender
World blender
Within him
Soul is apart of the heaven
He entered
In mental
Perception
While testin
The message
Of lessened depictions
Avoiding the poison perscriptions
I restrict this
Staying away from toxic emissions
Kinda senseless
To hang around people altering my focus mission
My commission is distant from division
And this meditation
Sensation
Can really take you places
Save your faces
I’m stealing bases
To home platers
Knocking out the players
On the way in
Leave em’ on the ground
Like the greatest
Night out in Vegas
Now they decaying
I am a professional writer
Might just hit up studios and let em’ know I’m combusting up fire
My ego ain’t zero
But we know
This dude is a hero
Passing the Beatles
Evil Knievel
And the Greatest Bambino
(Uhh)
I’ve been getting a little bit raunchy
With the bong hits
Before the concerts
Let’s be honest
With the comments
And the thotties
Getting naughty
Trynna lock me
Cause we had a deeper bonding
I know that I may come off as a little strange
I improvise
Think about it
Then rearrange
One of the few niggas who didn’t have to slang
To understand me, take a step within my brain
Light: Don’t let your demons fool you. I mean there’s not that much to it. Light: Everybody has their own way of overcoming their issues. And this.. Listen, you’re not shit, and you will never be shit, you understand that? You gotta start being more open about things man, you repress a lot of issues you know
Dark: Good, keep them shits repressed. Verse:
I’ve been
Living this mental cold
Thinking bout making a show
From Peri paris to scope
Listen to Tip & J. This music thing, just happens to be one of your ways
Dark: Sooo you’re just gonna keep losing your social life for this. So, sit down, straighten up, take a deep breath in… And a deep breath out. Welp, I guess we might as well be your only friends now bitch
Light: Take the time to find out who you are. Light: You’re seeing how you act without the impression of others, and don’t worry, trust me, you got this
Dark: You got this? You’re demons can be your biggest blessings AND your greatest teachers
Dark: You hear that? This right here.. And you have a long way to go. you. Sit alone in a room and try to find yourself? Be open. You really don’t. You say you want to find yourself well this is a starting point
Dark: Find yourself?

Bko – In A Way Lyrics

Y-y-yung boy, heb ik wezen trappen
Daarom wil ik dat je, f*ck it
Al m’n mannen die zijn cucku-coo, in a way
We trappen nog steeds voor doekoe-koe, in a way
Je ziet me nu met blacka en met shotta
We dissen nog steeds voor de matta
Ik loop met een plank in m’n backa
Heb die information net een marker
Het is hoe, het is hoe, het is hoe
De manier hoe het nu komt
Het maakt niet uit, ik vind het goed
Ik ben nu met je boo, en ze zit aan m’n cuckoo
Nee ‘k heb er geen probleem mee, baby girl
Ik vind het cool
[Pre-Chorus: BKO]
I put it on my life, oh yeah
Harde tanga, harde schijf
Zeg hem jij komt niet bij mij, no way
To-toch geef ik ze een kans, hode
Zie me pull up in een skrr
Hold up, wait, ‘t gaat in vuur op
[Chorus: Jonna Fraser]
Die shit gaat in de waves, in a way
Ik weet niet of je het weet, in a way
Die money maak ik nog steeds, in a way
Op een dag ben ik compleet, in a way
[Verse 2: Jonna Fraser]
Mijn bitch die is nu boos
Dus ik pak, m’n sleutel uit mijn zak
En ik gas (gas)
I-ik verzacht de pijn, in de stad (Louis)
Een nieuwe zomerjas (Louis), niet gepast (Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis)
We stacken een hoop, en we spenden een hoop
Of ik ben in de buurt, yes ik ben met de bro’s
Als je zegt dat je bent, nou dan ben je niet zo
Ja ze zeggen ze stacken op gekke niveau
Kan zeggen ik ben er, ik heb hem beloofd
Ja we hebben verloren, en hebben geproost
Ik ben kort op die dough, met hem en die hoes
Want ze ruiken die dough en ze willen cadeau’s
Dat je het weet
Bespaar jezelf de moeite om te komen op m’n wave
Slow it down
Ik pak een way, door middel van die, ay
Door middel van m’n game, yay
[Pre-Chorus: BKO]
I put it on my life, oh yeah
Harde tanga, harde schijf
Zeg hem jij komt niet bij mij, no way
To-toch geef ik ze een kans, hode
Zie me pull up in een skrr
Hold up, wait, ‘t gaat in vuur op
[Chorus: Jonna Fraser]
Die shit gaat in de waves, in a way
Ik weet niet of je het weet, in a way
Die money maak ik nog steeds, in a way
Op een dag ben ik compleet, in a way [Pre-Chorus: BKO]
I put it on my life, oh yeah
Harde tanga, harde schijf
Zeg hem jij komt niet bij mij, no way
To-toch geef ik ze een kans, hode
Zie me pull up in een skrr
Hold up, wait, ‘t gaat in vuur op
[Chorus: Jonna Fraser]
Die shit gaat in de waves, in a way
Ik weet niet of je het weet, in a way
Die money maak ik nog steeds, in a way
Op een dag ben ik compleet, in a way
[Verse 1: BKO]
Superfly mattie ik heb je gezegd, lieg niet op mij
Cirkel kleiner dan een halo, wajow
Waarom doen die mannen emo? [Intro]
Beats by Esko
Esko!

Gunna – Rockstar Bikers & Chains Lyrics

[Intro]
(Wheezy outta here)
Woo, woo
Woo (Yeah)
Woo
Woo, woo
Yeah
[Chorus]
Rockstar life, bikers and chains (Chains)
One carat drip down my   fang   (Fang)
Drugs runnin’ deep   through my vein (Woo)
I’m takin’ drugs,   healin’ the pain (Woo)
Let the paint drip on my main   (My   main,   woo)
Let the paint   drip, me and   Wave (Wave, woo)
I got more whips than a slave (Slave, woo)
Huh, safety deposit at Chase (Yeah)
[Verse 1]
Copped the wrap on that bitch, got it matted (Yeah)
They doubted, didn’t think it would happen (Yeah)
Thank God that He blessed me with talent (Thank God, yeah)
My new bitch I got, she done been in the pageant (Yeah)
She sexy and so charismatic (Yeah, uh)
I hope it’s a bulletproof vest in that jacket (Yeah)
I keep the drumstick like it’s Madden (Yeah)
(I keep the drumstick like it’s Madden)
In need of that cash like a addict (Addict, woo)
Told her, “Pull up,” and sent her the addy (Pull up, woo)
Young GunWunna gon’ keep him a baddie (Young Wunna, woo)
I’m a rockstar and a god of the fashion (Uh, woo)
Can’t see you, these lights steady flashin’ (Woo)
Raised the bar for my niggas, now we livin’ legends (Wunna)
Just look at how we livin’ lavish (Just look at how we livin’ lavish)
[Chorus]
Rockstar life, bikers and chains (Chains)
One carat drip down my fang (Fang)
Drugs runnin’ deep through my vein (Woo)
I’m takin’ drugs, healin’ the pain (Woo)
Let the paint drip on my main (My main, woo)
Let the paint drip, me and Wave (Wave, woo)
I got more whips than a slave (Slave, woo)
Huh, safety deposit at Chase (Yeah)
[Verse 2]
I want the fortune, not fame (Yeah)
Run it up, go buy the Lamb’ truck (Uh)
The Porsche, the Rolls Royce and the ‘Vette and the Range (‘Vette and the Range)
Niggas don’t play ’cause they know we gon’ bust (Nah)
We pull up, bullets rainin’ like rain (Rain)
They drip ’cause of us, they ain’t keepin’ up (Nah)
I switch it up, leather jackets and chains (Woo)
(I switch it up, leather jackets and chains)
Uh, rockstar life, bikers and chains (Woo)
Uh, you don’t want smoke with the gang (Woo)
F&N, spittin’ out flames (Woo)
Uh, I bring the heat like La Flame (Woo)
Came from the south but I ain’t Tity 2 Chainz
Shady baby, born and raised (Yeah)
I been puttin’ on like way back in the day
The price tag only thing that changed (Yeah)
[Outro]
Woo, woo
Woo, yeah, yeah
Woo
Woo, woo

Ingrimm – Skudrinka Lyrics

Schenk aus den Wein in vino veritas
Der Geist sitzt immer ganz unten im Krug
Trink nicht allein, stoß lieber mit mir an
Die Zeit mit Wein und Weib vergeht wie im Flug
Der Schnitter holt mich irgendwann
Vor nichts und niemanden macht die Sense halt
Und kommt er heute Nacht zu mir
Wird meine Zeche wohl mit meinem Blut bezahlt
Meum est propositum in taberna mori
Wein, Weib und Gesang soll mir den Tod versüßen
In vita in morte sumus
Kommt er in die Schenke werd ich ihn begrüßen
Der Tag vergeht und wieder kehr ich ein
Es dürstet mich nach dem Blut der Trauben
Ein tiefer Zug wäscht all die Sorgen fort
Einen Becher voll kann ich mir wohl erlauben
Der Schnitter holt mich irgendwann
Vor nichts und niemanden macht die Sense halt
Und kommt er heute Nacht zu mir
Wird meine Zeche wohl mit meinem Blut bezahlt
Meum est propositum in taberna mori
Wein, Weib und Gesang soll mir den Tod versüßen
In vita in morte sumus
Kommt er in die Schenke werd ich ihn begrüßen
Wenns etwas gibt, das ich zu büßen habe
Dass ich im Rausch immer die Wahrheit sage
Meum est propositum in taberna mori
Wein, Weib und Gesang soll mir den Tod versüßen
In vita in morte sumus
Kommt er in die Schenke werd ich ihn begrüßen

Soul Demise – Indifference Lyrics

Trust the time
It will bring you back
Out of time, out of dreams
The passage of drought will follow
But the knowledge of your inner self will mature
No act of repetition will follow that symbol won’t be no more
Trust the time it will bring you back
Your form of showing feelings will find the ear’s or heart’s channel
Understanding and acceptance, the coherence
If this isn’t the case, attempt a companion in your life

Miasmal – Excelsior Lyrics

The final word is unveiled
There’s no way back to our grave
Such treachery
The death of truth
This road will go on forever
Stuck in the trails where no one dared to tread
Lost in the haze where our souls have been bled
Dark reveries
Confusing threads
A severance from reality
It’s coming closer
It has no name
We carry on to the top
Excelsior
We stare into the black circle of death
No use for our regrets
My fate is sealed
These ugly scars
Will never heal
Days of bleakness, nights of sorrow
With certitude we burn
Fallen, rising
Heavy load
Light the fuses
And implode
Stand up, get out, carry on
Die, live, love, kill the forgone

Taysav – Picture Me Lyrics

Picture me fighting for my life
Picture me hiding all my life
Picture me riding on a heist cause I gotta see what them hunnids like
Now picture me at Diddy crib
Picture me with Jay & Kim
Picture me with Jay & B (?)
Young niggas just tryna live
Picture me in a booth with me
Picture me as [?]
Picture me with a passing speed
Picture fans running after me
Picture me on another level
Picture me with a busy schedule
Picture me underneath the shovel
Laid down on that earth
Picture me with a lot of bandz
Picture me with a lot of friends
Picture me getting on the stand lyin’ for my maaaans
Cause I take it that can you picture that when it’s set in stone can’t take it back
I took some losses, can’t take it back
If it’s about the bandz, I’ma make it back
Can you picture me with a 100 racks, or a hundred mill, or a platinum plaque
Can you picture me getting out of rap with my whole gang and never coming back
[Chorus]
Picture me on top
Picture me ridin’ around with no Glock
Picture me ridin’ around with your thot
Picture me doing the shit that you’re not
Picture me in your town
Picture me smoking Crunch at the pound
From East Rogers where it goes down
So picture me making bro ‘n them proud
Picture me on that big screen
Picture me with the bigger things
Don’t picture me with the little things, only simple things
Gotta get it by any means
Picture me in the magazines
30 rounds in my magazine
So picture yourself a casualty (Intro)
Gang, gang
Bitch we’re 3 p’z
Free Shotta Free Spazz
That’s PBG
That’s ICG
(Chorus)
Picture me on top
Picture me ridin’ around with no Glock
Picture me ridin’ around with your thot
Picture me doing the shit that you’re not
Picture me in your town
Picture me smoking Crunch at the pound
From East Rogers where it goes down
So picture me making bro ‘n them proud
Picture me on that big screen
Picture me with the bigger things
Don’t picture me with the little things, only simple things
Gotta get it by any means
Picture me in the magazines
30 rounds in my magazine
So picture yourself a casualty
(Verse 1)
Picture me in the hills
Picture me swimming like a got gills
Picture me sippin’ drinks from that [?]
You’re bitch wetter than the [?] nigga
Picture me as the president, nothing lesser than
Picture me talking 50 bricks with them Mexicans
Picture me
I already know how you picture me when you look at me
You just see another nigga fighting murder in the first degree
You [?] to picture you hurtin’ me
You just think about murkin’ me
Never pictures what’s underneath
You just picture shit that’s surface deep
Now picture me as a business man
Picture me living on the edge
Picture me layin’ in the streets
Bulletholes all in my head
Picture me with a record deal
Picture me with a hundred mill
Picture me locked behind them walls for a hundred years on a tip
Picture that
Picture me with Spazz & Shotta
Picture me with Bigz & DonDon
Picture bro ‘n them beat their case
Smiling in the state attorney’s face
Picture me and my wife on dates
f*cking all night and we wake up late
Picture me smoking dough away
f*ck around, even tryna [?]
(Chorus)
Picture me on top
Picture me ridin’ around with no Glock
Picture me ridin’ around with your thot
Picture me doing the shit that you’re not
Picture me in your town
Picture me smoking Crunch at the pound
From East Rogers where it goes down
So picture me making bro ‘n them proud
Picture me on that big screen
Picture me with the bigger things
Don’t picture me with the little things, only simple things
Gotta get it by any means
Picture me in the magazines
30 rounds in my magazine
So picture yourself a casualty
(Verse 2)
Picture me with them stars
Picture me drivin’ forein ass cars
Picture me high as f*ck like by Mars
Picture me off the percs with your broad
Picture me as a kingpin, not the middleman
Picture me doing anything that I f*ckin’ can
Picture me posted on the ‘Worth
Picture me posted on a shirt
Picture my big brother hurt
Tell me is this shit really worth it?

How outrage over killing of Iranian girl is helping women’s rights

“What has changed? During a seven-day stint in Evin prison, she gave a women’s rights booklet to an interested female guard.“We tried to use everywhere as a platform for ourselves,” recalls Ms. Now the news is increasing a lot … Ardalan. She recalls the limits of the previous era of grassroots activism, when she and fellow campaigners went door to door to spread their message. making people have a reaction, to demand a response.”
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You were going to kill me anyway, right?” Romina reportedly wrote in a goodbye note. Ardalan, who now lives in Malmö, Sweden. They are vice presidents, doctors, and lawyers – even a Nobel Peace Prize winner –   and form the majority of university students and graduates.Many killingsYet they are afflicted by killings by male relatives at a rate of at least one each day in the country of 83 million. But the barbarous details of Romina Ashrafi’s death, beheaded by her father in a so-called honor killing, spread quickly, moving the needle of outrage and change toward protecting the lives of women and children.Lawmakers quickly approved a measure to criminalize child abuse and neglect, now often called “Romina’s law,” that had languished for 11 years. Ashrafi located her, days later, he convinced authorities despite her protests that Romina would be safe in his care. In 2011, at least 340 Iranian women were victims of honor killings.Wide exposure of Romina’s case has, in fact, triggered a cascade of news about half a dozen other recent grisly murders, which include poisoning, the forced drinking of acid, stabbing of a pregnant wife, and a father’s killing of his adult daughter with an iron bar for coming home late at night.“We’re at this stage that, with people’s access to social media … Loading… Izadpanah. The solution is “raising awareness … But the barbarous details of Romina’s death spread quickly, moving the needle of outrage and change toward protecting the lives of women and children.A deputy justice minister whose portfolio includes children’s rights, Mahmoud Abbasi, said Romina’s father was “stuck in the Middle Ages.”“Owner of the blood”Lawmakers quickly approved a measure to criminalize child abuse and neglect, now frequently referred to as “Romina’s law,” that had languished for 11 years. Maybe it was tacitly agreed decades ago, but not anymore.”An old battleStill the challenge of making change is immense, says Parvin Ardalan, a veteran women’s rights activist. )

By Scott Peterson
Staff writer
@peterson__scott

Women in Iran are afflicted by killings by male relatives at a rate of about one each day. “The direction of the wind is changing, even among the conservatives. “People’s social consciousness will change, the culture will evolve.”

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Farmer Reza Ashrafi may have considered the death of his 14-year-old daughter Romina in the name of family honor inevitable. At a conference on the “Pathology of Filicide” in Tehran, convened after Romina’s death, sociologist Saeed Madani stated that 20% of all murders in Iran are honor killings.Those percentages track rare official figures released by Iranian police in 2013 and 2014. These days, that same dynamic is enhanced exponentially by social media and “mass awareness,” which pressures authorities to make changes, says Ms. Because ultimately, you’re dealing with a society that is evolving,” she says. But the real problem is patriarchy “exacerbated by traditional fanaticism and ignorance that are sugarcoated with such notions as honor, dignity, or protection of namous [family female chastity].”Cases “kept hidden”Even the death penalty may not be deterrent enough, suggests Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei, a senior lawyer.“We have dozens or perhaps hundreds of Romina-like cases in Iran, but they are kept hidden and receive no media coverage,” he told ILNA. In 2005 –   after dozens of women were attacked by police for street protests – she launched the One Million Signatures Campaign, which some credit as the seed for today’s progress.When the Monitor spoke to her in Tehran in early 2009, she had just been awarded the Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom, and faced multiple security charges.The petition aimed to “increase consciousness in society and thinking of equality,” she said back then. “When this sparks domestic outrage, then [authorities] have to move the ball in some way.”Urgent legal reforms are needed, lawyer Alireza Azarbaijani told the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA). Her mother, Rana Dashti, says she can’t look her husband in the eyes and will seek the death penalty. But the death notice does not include a portrait of Romina –   a red rose is pictured in its place – and Mr. Sepehri Far, noting that even remote villages have 3G and 4G networks.“So what is happening is these cases are getting more attention, while the [past] grassroots work is finally paying off. President Hassan Rouhani urged that the bill be fast-tracked, along with another drafted 8 years ago criminalizing sexual and physical abuse of women.Critical in this case is widespread anger over Iran’s current law, which stipulates that Romina’s father, as the male guardian of his daughter and therefore “owner of the blood,” can’t face the death penalty. The conservative Farhikhtegan newspaper called prison a “lenient punishment.”Even Kobra Khazali, the ultraconservative head of the Socio-Cultural Council of Women and Family –   who argues vehemently against raising the minimum marriage age for girls above 13, or allowing women into sports stadiums – called for the judge to “focus on the larger public aspects of the crime and sentence the man to death.”Graphic reporting “created a shock and spread like wildfire,” says a political analyst in Tehran, who asked not to be named. How outrage over killing of Iranian girl is helping women’s rights

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Just as a brutal killing in America is helping to change thought about racism, so has one in Iran, challenging traditions that have long devalued the lives and rights of women and children. Shaky COVID response lays bare a decadeslong crisis in governmentAmid such threats, the student with A grades, long black hair, and an easy smile –   whose once-adoring father used to bring her cakes and snacks, according to the school principal –   last month ran away with her boyfriend.“I’m leaving, Daddy. But the steps signal how social media – with both the wider awareness it engenders, and popular pressure it can bring to bear –   has enhanced the impact of activists pushing for social change, even among the most hidebound.Critical in this case is widespread anger over Iran’s current law, based on Shiite Muslim tradition, which stipulates that Mr. At most, he faces 10 years in prison.“It’s a long road to change the culture of a nation, the thinking of a person that, for hundreds of years, from their dads and their grandfathers, they’ve learned if your child says something, you can kill them, if your wife says something, you can do that,” says Nasrin Izadpanah, a lawyer in Tehran who often handles family cases.“You can’t change it overnight, but like other nations that have done that, it is doable,” says Ms. Ashrafi is listed as the top “mourner” of a males-only lineup.Still, few defend the murder. Ashrafi, as the male guardian of his daughter and therefore “owner of the blood,” can’t face the death penalty for murdering her. At most, he faces 10 years in prison.“It’s a long road to change the culture of a nation,” says Nasrin Izadpanah, a lawyer in Tehran. to avert such harsh treatment of women at the hands of men.”Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has not spoken publicly of Romina’s death. “You can’t change it overnight, but like other nations that have done that, it is doable,” she says. But his website reposted these comments from 1997: “Any violation or physical harm against women has to be responded to with severe punishment.”Yet the challenge is encapsulated in Romina’s own divided family. But its ability to spark an uproar that is challenging Iranian traditions of patriarchy and improving women’s and children’s rights had to appear unlikely.After all, hundreds of Iranian women die each year in so-called honor killings.Yet revulsion over Romina’s gruesome murder by his hand in late May, amplified by the power of social media, has done just that: prompted a national debate in Iran that shows how significant evolutionary change can come to even the most traditional corners of a society.Romina had a boyfriend, 15 years older: a biker with a bearded hipster look, three tattoos on his neck, and a reputation for “harassing” girls at the local school in their village of Sefid Sangan in northwestern Iran.Romina’s father did not approve, according to family accounts told to Iranian media. “If people ask about me, tell them I died.”When Mr. Screen grab from Twitter

Romina Ashrafi, a 14-year-old Iranian girl, was killed by her father in a so-called honor killing. And, as they often do in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, and elsewhere, most intrafamily murders in Iran disappear in silence. They cannot accept that a father can kill his children. Yet the father beheaded his daughter with a sickle as she slept.Most intrafamily murders in Iran disappear in silence, as they often do in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, and elsewhere. June 23, 2020

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Deep Read ( 6 Min. President Hassan Rouhani urged that the bill be fast-tracked, along with another drafted eight years ago criminalizing sexual and physical abuse of women.That latter bill has yet to be passed, even though official 2018 statistics indicate that two-thirds of married women   have been exposed to domestic violence. Removing “cultural poverty” requires starting with how children are taught at school to “learn that they can’t act as the law,” she says.“Five years from now, maybe we can’t change anything about the law, but people’s social consciousness will change, the culture will evolve,” she says.Indeed, Iranian women have achieved far more than most of their regional peers. access to information has changed exponentially, even in the last six   or seven years,” says Tara Sepehri Far, the Iran researcher for Human Rights Watch in Washington, D.C.“A whole generation of people who never caught up with lap-tops and e-mail now use a phone, have social media accounts, and use WhatsApp and Telegram,” says Ms. He bought rat poison and told his wife to convince Romina to use it to commit suicide, or at least teach her to “hang herself,” to save him the trouble of killing her.

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No paywall. “Unfortunately, [political parties’] behavior during this campaign period has taken us backwards,” says Dr. Charles Mwansambo, chief of health services at Malawi’s Ministry of Health. “We stand to lose more than what we will gain.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free.
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Shoulder to shoulder, they jostled for a view of his black SUV.As it parted the crowd, they cheered and ululated. The vote was originally held in May of last year, with Dr. Blantyre, Malawi
The crowd gathered in Kasungu, stretched down its main street and bunched around a small stage. On a continent where many health systems are fragile and transfers of power often tenuous, the balance between public health and democracy has been particularly hard to strike. Some countries, like Ethiopia, have canceled or pushed back votes – prompting cries of foul play from critics who say it’s a pretext to cling to power. The country’s first three confirmed cases were announced on April 2. Officially the country has only 144 cases and one death, but the true figure is suspected to be far higher.“Burundi was a huge lesson – that in a basic way you must respect that there is a global public health crisis,” says Olufunto Akinduro, a senior program officer at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance who studies African elections. They are saying something and doing the opposite,” says Joseph Chidanti-Malunga, spokesperson for the United Transformation Movement, an opposition party in Malawi. Jean-Claude Karerwa Ndenzako, spokesperson for the country’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, explained to the BBC that Burundi had “signed a special pact with God” that would protect it from the coronavirus.Just before the vote, Burundi’s government expelled four World Health Organization representatives coordinating a response to the coronavirus.Then, three weeks after the election – which was won in disputed circumstances by Mr. In some countries, like Ethiopia, governments have canceled or pushed back elections, often prompting cries of foul play from their opposition, who argue those in power are using the pretext of a pandemic to cling to power. Ero. Ero notes.Other countries have postponed their elections, arguing that they cannot prepare or hold them safely. Traditional campaigning, after all, is built on closeness – handshaking and posing for photos and the show of strength that is a mass rally. “We are going to have elections whether someone likes it or not,” he bellowed to loud cheers. On a continent where many health systems are fragile and transfers of power often tenuous, the balance between public health and democracy has been particularly hard to strike. Abiy announced the election would be postponed. Protect the vote, or the voter? In May, he extended that postponement indefinitely, meaning that his government could still be in power when its mandate expires in October.In Uganda, meanwhile, the government of Yoweri Museveni, who has been president since 1986, has said it will go ahead with a general election next year – but bar all campaign rallies. Whose call?But steamrolling over a public health crisis to hold an election is not the only way governments can use the pandemic to their political advantage, Ms. But his wife had already been treated in Kenya for a suspected case of COVID-19, and diplomats told the Financial Times that they believed Mr. “But it is clear that done poorly it can provoke further tensions in already fraught and fragile situations.”  

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Voters queue at a polling station during the presidential, legislative, and communal council elections amid simmering political violence and the growing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ngozi, Burundi, May 20, 2020. Nkurunziza’s favored successor, Évariste Ndayishimiye – the former president died suddenly.Officially, the cause was cardiac arrest. And voting itself often forces people to scrunch together in queues, touching the same polling-place door handles and touch screens and ink pads. Some, like Benin and Mali, have held elections while attempting to enforce social distancing rules. Eldson Chagara/Reuters

Opposition supporters celebrate after a court annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner, in Lilongwe, Malawi, Feb. Some, like Benin and Mali, have tried to walk a middle line, holding elections while attempting – with mixed success – to enforce rules about masks and social distancing. Loading… These concerns are often well placed, says Ms. “When you deny that, this is what can happen.”For Mr. How do you do that when experts say touch and breath could spread a deadly disease? And still others, like Malawi – where citizens vote today – have charged ahead full speed, insisting the show must go on.In the end, experts say, the most important thing is not necessarily whether or not an election is held, but how the decision is reached in either case.“It’s the transparency of what you choose in either case, and who has a say in making it happen,” says Emmaculate Liaga, a visiting researcher at the University of Basel. “If government itself is not obeying, what’s the opposition going to do?”The short answer: Hold rallies, shake hands, campaign as normal. Nkurunziza had likely been infected as well.For experts, the president’s death underscored the dangers of pandemic denial. Soon he was onstage, promising in a booming voice that his second term would bring a raft of good fortune to this town in central Malawi.It looks like a scene from another era, before social distancing made gatherings like this a near-impossibility in many parts of the world. June 23, 2020

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Deep Read ( 6 Min. But in countries where both are unstable, the pandemic is raising thorny questions about how elections should go forward – if at all. No paywall.Across the world, the COVID-19 crisis has introduced a new wrinkle into the already complicated business of holding an election. The pandemic, after all, makes even processes like the importation of ballot papers or the presence of international observers far more difficult.But in some cases, members of the political opposition, as well as human rights defenders, have protested, saying that the delays seem calculated to keep the ruling party in power.In Ethiopia, for instance, the general election originally scheduled for August was to be the first since reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took power in April 2018, promising to promote democracy in the rigidly autocratic state.But ethnic violence had marred the lead-up to the vote, and in late March, shortly after Ethiopia’s first cases of coronavirus were confirmed, Mr. Akinduro. Historic decisionMalawi’s election was fraught long before COVID-19 arrived on the scene. “The crucial thing now is to make sure restrictions don’t give the authorities blanket authority and inhibit political space and free speech.”In the end, experts say, the most important thing is not necessarily whether or not an election is held – but how the decision is reached.“It’s the transparency of what you choose in either case, and who has a say in making it happen,” says Emmaculate Liaga, a visiting researcher at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel in Switzerland.Back in Malawi, daily mass rallies by both the president’s Democratic Progressive Party   and the opposition Tonse Alliance continued full speed in the run-up to today’s vote, despite warnings from the country’s health authorities. Today, Malawi has 803 confirmed cases and 11 deaths.Despite a widespread lack of testing, members of both government and the opposition have downplayed the significance of the country’s outbreak, and the dangers associated with holding an election during it.Similar attitudes emerged in Burundi ahead of its May 20 national election. There, like in many African countries, rallies are one of the few ways for opposition candidates to reach many voters, who may not have access to the internet, and whose TV and radio options may be limited to government-controlled stations.“Even without a pandemic, the incumbent has the advantage,” says Ms. Some wore sky-blue skirts and dresses emblazoned with the face of Peter Mutharika, the country’s president. Voting itself often forces people into proximity.Across Africa, the stakes are especially high. )

By Ryan Lenora Brown
Staff writer

Josephine Chinele
Correspondent

Across the world, the COVID-19 crisis has introduced a new wrinkle into the already complicated business of holding an election. In February, the country’s Constitutional Court nullified the 2019 vote and called for a fresh election – only the second time that a court in sub-Saharan Africa has done so.Then came a pandemic.On March 20, before Malawi had a single confirmed case of COVID-19, President Mutharika ordered schools closed and banned gatherings of more than 100 people. “Let’s all go and vote,” shouted Lazarus Chakwera, the candidate for the opposition Tonse Alliance, at a mass rally filmed in the town of Karonga on June 10. And in still others, like Burundi and Malawi, elections have charged forward full speed, ignoring all advice to the contrary, insisting that in democracy the show must go on.“The problem is we are in an election period and our colleagues on the other side are also defying the [country’s public health] guidelines [prohibiting large gatherings]. Why We Wrote This

Public health and the health of democracy: In theory, they’d go hand in hand. But this rally was filmed in mid-June, as Malawi entered the final run-up to its election – held today.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. Traditional campaigning, after all, is built on closeness – handshaking and posing for photos and the show of strength that is a mass rally. Mutharika declared the winner. Nkurunziza, downplaying the pandemic was part of a tool kit to skew the election in his party’s favor that also included the arrest, torture, and disappearance of opposition members and human rights activists, and vote rigging.“There is no playbook here to fall back on” when holding an election during the COVID-19 crisis, says Comfort Ero, program director for Africa at the International Crisis Group. Others waved handkerchiefs or flyers stamped with four ears of corn – the logo of his political party, the Democratic Progressive Party. 4, 2020. Ernest Mwale/Reuters

Malawians queue to vote in a re-run of a discredited presidential election in Thyolo, Malawi, June 23, 2020. Shaky COVID response lays bare a decadeslong crisis in governmentAcross Africa, the stakes are especially high. But the opposition cried foul, saying that Tipp-Ex correction fluid had been used to alter results from several polling stations, and that others were faked or duplicated. In African elections, no easy choice. The government then announced a lockdown, but protests erupted, and the High Court ordered it could not be implemented until it included measures to protect poor people.

A different kind of care package: Concertgoers ‘Blanket the Homeless’

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Newman. Newman looks out his window, he thinks of people who don’t have the luxury of four walls. “I wrote a song called ‘We Should Do It Again,’ which was just culled from stories that I heard and cardboard signs that I read by people living on the streets.” When Mr. It’s made him less quick to complain, more grateful for the good in his life.“The benefits that I’ve gotten from my commitment to homelessness far, far, far outweigh the costs,” says Mr. “Someone called and told me, ‘I just saw this guy wrapped up in an emergency blanket and looking at one of the blue brochures.’ I said, ‘Oh, that’s great!’ That’s what keeps you going.”
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Mr. There are days when he gets riled up because homeless people trash a garden at the building that his girlfriend manages. Newman isn’t singing tonsil-baring songs by Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, and Radiohead – “I have a wide range,” says the vocalist – he uses his voice to enlist concertgoers to assist his unique charity, Blanket the Homeless. He gets angry when they yell inappropriate comments to his girlfriend on the street. Newman was packing up his guitars, the audience member returned. A resource guide in each bag is the result of a partnership with a nonprofit that also targets the vulnerable, St. It’s an ingenious distribution system. They offered Mr. He was soaking wet. “I just woke up to it.”Eager to do more, Mr. Mr. Then he talked to a songwriter who’d once lived on the streets and she recommended that he bundle in other essentials, too. Newman. Cho says it’s the opposite of a model in which donors just shell out money to forget about the problem. The part-time musician asks his audiences to take his care packages and distribute them to San Francisco’s transient population. June 23, 2020

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Deep Read ( 5 Min. The goals of the nonreligious nonprofit, established in 1860 to help the city’s most vulnerable community members, aligned perfectly with that of Blanket the Homeless, says Executive Director Shari Wooldridge. Newman cites comedian Margaret Cho’s street performances on behalf of homeless people as inspiration. Newman’s voice catches as he recounts the anecdote. For the care packages, they provide a resource guide of information on where to get free food and shelter. They’re vital supplies delivered with a human touch.“It’s not just, ‘Here’s a Clif Bar. Cho. Newman during a recent video call. Newman needed the money. Wooldridge.Mr. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco. Newman tells the story of a fan who skeptically took a few bags after a show but returned while he was packing up his guitars. Newman’s latest fundraising venture on behalf of his charity is a vinyl compilation album titled “Blanket the Homeless.” Among the contributions from local artists is a plaintive piano ballad by Mr. Cho has been known to join him for a rendition of “Wonderwall” by Oasis.) The sign on a guitar case, opened to collect donations, read, “If you have, give; if you need, take.”Ms. Enter the St. The concertgoer told Mr. “I think that’s a real charitable donation. “Promoting his events through our website gives us an opportunity to be seen by a new group of people,” says Ms. Your time and effort is being spent on something that isn’t too much about financial contribution. Vincent de Paul Society to potential new donors. The man told him that when he’d handed a package to a homeless person,   he stared at the package in disbelief and kept repeating over and over again, “Is this for me?” The homeless man began crying. There are people experiencing homelessness “absolutely filled with grace and benevolence that you never expect,” he says.Mr. His first spark of awareness came during an earlier career as a freelance photographer. “And I’m thinking, ‘Oh, they don’t have homes.’”Fast-forward to several years ago, when Mr. Tony Avelar/Special to The Christian Science Monitor

Musician Ken Newman displays care packages June 11, 2020, in San Francisco, that will go to people in need. Newman. “Here are these kids acting just like kids and having a really good time and running around and squealing,” says Mr. He wipes his eyes. The tip jar split five ways amounted to $10 each. This will give you something to eat,’” says Mr. Since 2017, his informal street teams of volunteers have given out over 5,000 bundles. Newman a helping hand – many hands, really – to put the packages together. He recalls a show at the Lost Church theater in which one attendee had a snarky attitude about the packages but took a few with him. By then he’d launched Magnet Productions, a successful live trade show presentations company. On the day of a show, he’d unlock his storage unit and fill as many as 100 supply bags. They also added weather-proof laminated brochures to the bundle.“They’re a resource guide,” explains Ms. So why does he persist with Blanket the Homeless? Newman spent $500 on blankets. He looked at me like something fundamental had shifted in him.”Mr. Newman. Newman was inspired by the story of a friend who had started distributing blankets to homeless people in Boston. Loading… He gets disheartened when he sees someone openly using drugs. Newman recalls walking down Chenery Street after playing an exhilarating gig at a bar with the quartet he was in at the time. Why not donate all gratuities from future shows instead?“Here’s the thing: When I made the decision to do that, I started to see [homelessness] around me more,” says Mr. When the fan handed a package to a homeless person, the recipient kept repeating, “Is this for me?” The fan says, “The next thing, we’re standing on the street, hugging in the rain.”

When Ken Newman plays a concert, his merch table looks quite different from that of other musicians. His Blanket the Homeless charity asks concert goers to help by distributing the bags of emergency blankets and small essentials. His display consists of bags stuffed with emergency blankets, socks, gloves, nutrition bars, antiseptic creams, and contraceptives.The bundles are free. Wooldridge. Years ago, her “Be Robin” fundraisers – a nod to comic Robin Williams, renowned for helping people experiencing homelessness – featured performers including Mr. A newspaper assigned him to photograph children at a child care center for homeless people in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Newman’s own awareness of homelessness grew a few years ago into a charity he calls Blanket the Homeless. Newman came to his endeavor through evolution. (Ms. “It provides information about where shelters are, where survivors of domestic abuse can go, addresses and phone numbers for legal services, where people give out meals, and where San Francisco restrooms are.”The partnership has been a mutual blessing because it has introduced the St. It wasn’t like Mr. “With something like Blanket the Homeless or Be Robin, there’s a really direct result,” says Ms. It’s more of a heart contribution.”Helping hands of a nonprofitMr. Whether he’s playing solo acoustic gigs or amps-cranked-to-the-max shows with his trio, Berkeley Bronx, the San Francisco-based frontman sets out the same unusual set of goods. Twenty minutes later, while Mr. Blanket the Homeless was born.The power of connectionWhat Mr. “His story gets to me because of the look on his face. “You have no idea the impact that you can have just by saying ‘hello,’ just by acknowledging the person’s presence on the street.”
Shaky COVID response lays bare a decadeslong crisis in governmentMr. Newman understands the difficulty for the more well-off to interact with those on the streets. Vincent de Paul Society, a 160-year-old San Francisco nonprofit whose goals align with Blanket the Homeless. )

By Stephen Humphries
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Ken Newman understands how difficult it can be to interact with people who are facing homelessness. He admits he gets disheartened seeing someone openly using drugs, or trashing a space.  But there are people on the street who are “absolutely filled with grace and benevolence that you never expect,” he says.Mr. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.Mr. Newman, “The next thing, we’re standing on the street hugging in the rain.”

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Shari Wooldridge is executive director of St. After his concerts, his fans can take care packages of items such as emergency blankets and nutrition bars that they then give to those in need. A different kind of care package: Concertgoers ‘Blanket the Homeless’

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For fans who help musician Ken Newman distribute bags of small essentials to homeless people, one reward is making a human connection with someone they might otherwise ignore. Newman’s full-hearted efforts to develop Blanket the Homeless began to run into logistical issues. But they’re not intended for the audience members to keep for themselves.When Mr. Newman didn’t anticipate was the effect of asking his street teams – the fans who typically help by handing out flyers and putting up posters – to interact with people on the street they might otherwise not talk to. Newman, who started playing regular benefit shows for the nonprofit Compass Family Services.

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Until we accept and embrace Black communities, we are a long way from working towards equality.”Media lensThe debate over race has opened what Arab citizens and activists are calling a long overdue discussion of Black people’s representation – or lack thereof – in Arab media.The use of blackface on Arab television and in film has sparked a backlash on Arab social media, with citizens calling out the hypocrisy of actors and filmmakers declaring solidarity for Black Lives Matter in America while wearing blackface at home.“People are starting to become conscious that blackface is a problem that goes beyond cultural appropriation or exoticizing; it is a message that we look down upon Black people and that we perceive black as ugly,” says Joseph Fahim, an Arab film critic and writer. “In most cases they simply don’t exist.”Words countThe Black Lives Matter movement has also spurred an online debate over the use of the Arabic equivalent of   the N-word   in daily conversation and even in newspapers, as well as the casual use of abed, or slave.The firestorm has spread to the dessert menu.Even as American companies reevaluate racially insensitive brand names, a culture war has erupted in the Arab world over Ras Al Abed – a round, chocolate-covered marshmallow sweet popular in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon and among Palestinians whose name translates as “slave’s head.”Activists online have been posting photos of Ras Al Abed packages with a smiling character in cartoon blackface, with blinding white teeth and eyes, and wearing African garbs, stating, “How is this not racist as well?”Already in Jordan, one chocolate company dropped the name of the controversial sweet, posting “we heard you!” on social media in response to campaigners.But some Arabs have pushed back online and in the broadsheets against the charges of racism. It’s a lesson being confronted now in the Arab world. Joseph Fahim, an Arab film critic, says there has been “a growing awareness that no, this is not right.”

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Abu Yahya watches protests in Minneapolis rage on his mobile and shakes his head in amazement.“Here they say, ‘We aren’t racist,’ that we are all Arabs and Muslims, until they see my skin,” says the   Sudanese refugee in Amman, Jordan. )

By Taylor Luck
Special correspondent

The Arab world has experienced invasion, colonialism, and oppression. “People, don’t overdo this ‘solidarity,’” says Maryam Abu Khaled, a Black Palestinian actress, in a viral video seen by over 2 million, “because that itself is racism.”A shift in attitudes ­is slowly taking shape. Abu Khaled, the Black Palestinian actress, in another viral video.In a lighthearted tone, she describes hearing mothers telling their children, “Quit playing in the sun, or else you will burn and become like Maryam,” and swimming in a pool while other patrons openly debate whether her skin color will “run off” in the water.“Do you know that the things you say ‘as a joke’ can break the spirit of the person in front of you and shatter their self-esteem?” Ms. Floyd and the 2013 assassination of their community leader in his hometown of Basra.Tunisian malls and clothing lines have dropped Arab models and stars that recently used blackface. Such words are used in jest, they say, not part of a systemic racism or an ideology of racial superiority.“I wanted to answer people who say, ‘Maryam, you can’t compare racism in America to racism in the Arab world. Activists today point to chronic inequality in access to education, employment, and housing, and cycles of poverty stretching centuries.   Tunisians have held multiple protests in solidarity with Black Lives Matter to draw attention to racism in Tunisia, pressuring the government to enforce a 2018 anti-racial discrimination law, the first of its kind in the region. At least we don’t kill,’ ” says Ms. Loading… Shaky COVID response lays bare a decadeslong crisis in governmentIn recent weeks, several Arab stars, singers, and actors sparked a backlash by posting online statements that inherently   reinforced racial stereotypes.One Algerian singer posted a photo of herself in complete blackface, the word “solidarity” written across, and the sentence: “Just because we are black on the outside doesn’t mean we are black on the inside.”A Lebanese actress posted a digitally altered photo of herself in blackface with an Afro, saying, “I wish I was Black,” while other media stars denounced the violence against Black Americans while voicing casual colorism and racism, such as, “It’s not their fault, that is the way God made them.”“People, don’t overdo this ‘solidarity,’” Maryam Abu Khaled, a Black Palestinian actress says in a viral video seen by over 2 million, “because that itself is racism.”HistoryAnalysts say part of the Arab world’s struggle to acknowledge racial inequality, racism, and a culture of colorism stems from a refusal to acknowledge a muddled history with Black populations.“The George Floyd protests have opened an opportunity for us, but we still live in societies that are in denial about our very existence,” says Khawla Ksiksi, a Black Tunisian activist who leads a collective demanding the rights of Black Tunisians, an estimated 10% to 15% of the country’s population.With the Arab world acting as a link between Africa, Asia, and Europe, there is a range of skin colors among Arabs – white, olive, tan, brown, and black – sometimes within the same tribe.But there has long been a bias for white or fair-skinned actors, models, and potential brides and grooms, and an inherent prejudice against Black Arabs with origins in Africa – a colorism activists say is rooted in slavery.From the ninth to 19th centuries, Arab merchants and rulers played a role in the trans-Saharan slave trade and the Indian Ocean slave trade, with merchants selling Black Africans either on to the West, or to be used as laborers and servants in the Persian Gulf and in Arab cities.In addition to employing indentured servants and slaves, the Arab world absorbed a migration of African workers, merchants, and traders from modern-day Zanzibar, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. In the past few days, he says, there has been “a growing awareness that no, this is not right.”People have been reposting clips of Egyptian and Gulf television comedians decked out in blackface mocking Sudanese and Africans by acting lazy, dumb, rowdy, and even “primitive” – some scenes as recent as 2019.Meanwhile, activists in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and elsewhere point to the lack of Black media presenters, anchors, television hosts, and interviewees on the airwaves.“The problem is not just misrepresentation in television and film; it is a complete lack of representation. The debate here was kicked off not by police brutality, but by tone-deaf attempts to express “solidarity” with the Black Lives Matter movement that have reinforced racial stereotypes.In just one example, an Algerian singer posted a photo of herself in complete blackface, the word “solidarity” written across. Hassene Dridi/AP

Protesters hold posters during a demonstration in Tunis, Tunisia, June 6, 2020, to protest against police violence and the recent killing of George Floyd, an African American who died in police custody in Minneapolis after being restrained by police officers. After 13 years of campaigning against institutional inequality, African Iraqis, a minority of 500,000, are finally receiving media attention to their cause by drawing parallels between the killing of Mr. Black Arabs from Sudan also settled permanent communities in the Arab world and Iran.Ottoman, French, and British colonial powers barred these communities from receiving services and filling positions of power.By the 20th century, post-independence Arab nationalist leaders eager to depict the “utopia” of a united nation papered over marginalized and impoverished Black communities, deleting them from their country’s past and present. Worse still is representation in government; most Arab countries have yet to appoint a Black government minister.“Dictators erased us and made us invisible, preventing us from even speaking or appearing in public,” says Ms. Atef Hassan/Reuters/File

African Iraqis celebrate in Basra, Iraq, in December 2008 after their Free Iraqi Movement was approved as a political party to run in local elections. After 13 years of campaigning against institutional inequality, African Iraqis, a minority of 500,000, are finally receiving media attention to their cause by drawing parallels between the killing of Mr. June 22, 2020

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Part of racism’s legacy is the ease with which we see it in others, and the difficulty we have in recognizing it in ourselves. The result has been a backlash on Arab social media. Abu Khaled says.Shift in attitudesBut a change in discussion – and a shift in attitudes ­– is slowly taking shape.Tunisian malls and clothing lines have dropped Arab models and stars that recently used blackface, and pressure campaigns continue in Egypt to do the same. “Then they call me ‘slave.’”“Just as there’s an awakening in America, it’s time for our society to wake up.”The protests following the police killing of George Floyd that are shifting perceptions in the United States have also sparked a growing awareness that even here – in a region that has experienced invasion, colonialism, oppression, and war – there is a need to come to terms with its own past of colorism and racism.Yet the growing debate in the Arab world about attitudes toward race was kicked off not by police brutality or historically tainted statues, but by ham-fisted and tone-deaf attempts to express “solidarity” with the Black Lives Matter movement. Africans and Blacks are not present on screen,” says Mr. Inspired by Barack Obama’s election in the United States, African Iraqis sought to end what they call centuries of discrimination because of their slave ancestry. Fahim. Ksiksi.“To this day we do not know how many Black Tunisians exist in Tunisia. Yet in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing has come a growing awareness that the region is not immune to colorism and racism.

… “This is an opportunity to put the campaign against racism in the spotlight and have that uncomfortable conversation Arab societies have been avoiding for decades,” says Ms. Ksiksi, the Tunisian activist.“We can still teach the new generation a different way,” Ms. Children’s hearts are pure, so let’s teach them what’s right from a young age.” “We can explain that people are different, with all honesty. Abu Khaled says in a video.