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👌 Now this is denim on denim. @perryellis The plaid on the following model is pretty cool too. 🤔
#WhyDoIseeMaleLeggers
#Denim
#Winterlook⠀
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(📷 @treeeyes for @manedgedmag )

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thank you for celebrating creators @wework 🙌🏽✨ see the link in bio for the @denimrush feature 💥🙏🏽

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They say motivation doesn't last. Well neither does bathing. That's why it's recommended daily. #NYFW with @aliceandolivia's bathroom girls.

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Nothin like some drums in the morning to get hyped for the week. fW17 finale at @johnelliottco @johnelliott_ #johnelliot #blklnclothing #mensfashion #menswear #mensstyle #nyfwm

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One of the nicest ladies @hoskelsa. Can’t wait to see you for @victoriassecret. Here backstage at @itsjeremyscott.

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Looking forward to @victoriassecret show! Shame no @gigihadid, but will be loving @stellamaxwell. Two legends backstage in Feb at @itsjeremyscott.
New York | USA

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Can’t wait to see my fav @romeestrijd at the @victoriassecret show. Pic here from Feb backstage at @itsjeremyscott.
New York | USA

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Had so much fun performing with @shareefkeyesthegroove thegroove at @wework ! The show was amazing, congrats to all the winners, and word up to @tpain for the surprise performance! (I literally almost peed myself, free tequila and surprises don’t mix well) ✨✨✨
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🎥: @sirkeyes .
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#shareefkeyesandthegroove #wework #nyc #love #livemusic #funk #plussizefashion #boohooplus #naturalhair

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Had so much fun performing with @shareefkeyesthegroove thegroove at @wework ! The show was amazing, congrats to all the winners, and word up to @tpain for the surprise performance! (I literally almost peed myself, free tequila and surprises don’t mix well) ✨✨✨
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🎥: @ms._jessssssssss .
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#shareefkeyesandthegroove #wework #nyc #love #livemusic #funk #plussizefashion #boohooplus #naturalhair

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Had so much fun performing with @shareefkeyesthegroove at @wework ! The show was amazing, congrats to all the winners, and word up to @tpain for the surprise performance! (I literally almost peed myself, free tequila and surprises don’t mix well) ✨✨✨
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🎥: @sirkeyes .
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#shareefkeyesandthegroove #wework #nyc #love #livemusic #funk #plussizefashion #boohooplus #naturalhair

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🦂Scorpio Season🦂

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In 2015, I was fed up. It was the last straw. I received an email with the list of books being delivered for the school year and, out of hundreds of books, I could count on my hands the books that had protagonists of color. This list was from a school that refused to deviate from scripted curriculum.
Curriculum that did not reflect its 99% students of color.

Any idea that a teacher brought forward was shut down. For the first few months, I stuck to their instructional material. But I couldn't do it all year. I caved. I broke protocol and incorporated cultural texts, pop culture, media, and more. I learned my students interests and utilized them. I studied their learning styles. I sought out technology that would assist me.

There was even a month where books I'd ordered hadn't arrived, so I wrote my own fiction series for the students. I used students' names and characteristics. I designed questions, where they were prompted to use evidence from the story. I wrote in intentional grade-level vocabulary in the most riveting scenes. I used my Illustrator and photoshop skills to design "book covers" with boys/girls that looked like them.

The data started to show promise and by the end of the year I'd brought the students to levels they never thought possible.
My friends were hearing my frustrations and Dennis, Blue, fredrick, and Evette kept asking, "Why don't you do this on your own?" At first, I didn't know if I was qualified. But then I had to check my stats: almost a decade in education, a writer and avid reader of diverse texts, a love of pop culture + language, a tech geek.
Could I take a school or organization's curriculum and align it to more than National Common Core Standards? Student identity? Student learning styles? Student culture?

I could. I'd been doing it forever.

This, and several lonely brainstorm lunches on the steps of Langston Hughes' last home, was how @LangstonLeague was born.

We applied for WeWork's Incubate sector of their #CreatorAwards. We never thought we'd make it past the thousands of other applicants. We never thought we'd make it to finals. We never thought we'd win. We did.
I'm looking forward to the future.

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@WeWork #CreatorAwardsNY Super team: @tiffany_hardin @kayfrim @szord 🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️(Alternate caption: when you remix your outfit for the 2nd stop of the night 🙃) #OneNightinRio x #CreatorAwards

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Thursday night, We got to attend the first ever @wework Creator Awards in New York City. The after party was filled with drinks, merch, shots and fun times! With a surprise visit from T-Pain, the night was a dancing extravaganza 💃🏻 #wework #creatorawards #nyc #nycevents #drinks #party #alchohol #shots #partycrasher #nyafterhours #events #nightlife

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