MLK Day 2020: 15 Unforgettable Full-Color Pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. (Updated)

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Even though we’ve made great strides history when it comes to completely abolishing racism, bigotry, and YES, slavery—which unbelievably continues to exist in this day and age, there’s insurmountable evidence that we have so much work left to do.  I want to thank you Dr. King for your dedication and sacrifice to help humanity continue to rise and inspire the next generation of people for the greater good.  It is truly up to us to set an example as greatly as possible so that our children won’t be lost.

In honor of MLK Day, I took some time and effort to share some of my favorite full-color photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in hopes of inspiring some of you out there to not only do better for our own lives, but as well as for our loved ones and the less fortunate.  I hope you enjoy.

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Happy Birthday To The Late, Great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an escapable network of mutuality… whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Happy New Year 2020: We All Want More, But What Is It That You DON'T want?

Happy New Year friends and family! I hope you brought in 2020 with abundant energy and positive thoughts. As I read over some of the posts left by my friends, family members and inspirational people that I follow on my social media platforms, I noticed there was a common theme. We all want better health, lucrative opportunities, increased prosperity, world travel, more quality time spent with our loved ones… and then there’s still YOU.

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Cyber Monday Motivation: Dress Up Your Chest With One Of These Awesome Graphic Tees

Happy Cyber Monday good people! I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. I also hope that you survived some of the chaos that comes with hunting down bargains on Black Friday. I know it’s after midnight and Cyber Monday it’s officially over—at least, for some of us. I want to let you in on some great news though. As you can see in the featured photo on this post, I’m offering a 40% off sale on all graphic tees available at the online store of my website: orangemoonwerks.com. The sale began on Black Friday and will extend through Cyber Monday until midnight on December 4, 2019.

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Mind Over Matter: The One True Key To Pursuing Your Passion and Purpose

If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect anyone else to believe in you? Let me repeat that. If you don’t BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, how do you expect anyone else to BELIEVE IN YOU?

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I Remember the Day… 9/11: My Unique Perspective From 18 Years Ago

Hi everyone, Ralph here. It’s been a minute since I wrote my last post. I made a promise to myself and as well as to the rest of you that I will be a little more consistent. As an entrepreneur, I wear many hats. It’s hard work and it takes a substantial amount of energy, discipline and dedication, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. With my artistic skills, my creative writing, my photographic vantage points and as well as my passion for boxing and fitness, I aim to inspire not just the people in my community, but as well as individuals in the far reaches of the world. That was my main goal when I first created this blog. With that being said, let me discuss the main subject matter at hand.

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Rapper and Philanthropist Nipsey Hussle: A Reflection of His Life’s Journey

Nipsey Hussle: A rapper, entrepreneur, community activist, father, and a source of inspiration.

Hey good people. Ralph here. After completing my workday at my freelance gig, I hopped on the A-train to travel up to Harlem. I stuck my headphones in my ears and selected my own curated list of favorite hip hop tracks. I hit the shuffle button on my trusty iPhone XR and ironically, the first song that came on was Nipsey Hussle’s “The Weather (feat. Rick Ross & Cuzzy Capone),” from the 2013 Album, “Crenshaw.” As I sat there on the train, listening closely and intently to the lyrics of the song, my eyes began to water. I repeatedly kept asking myself, “when will this shit stop?” It made me think of friends I grew up with and people that I personally knew, who’s lives were tragically lost due to bruised egos and unsettled beefs.

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NYFW 2019: A Quick Perspective On New York Fashion Week

Hey good people, Perennial Aesthete here! It’s that time of year again in NYC. Happy New York Fashion Week! Since its inception in 1942, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has been one of the largest events in the world that showcase the fashion collection of designers from all over the world. Along with shows in Milan, Paris and London, it’s a mainstay of the “Big 4,” where industry titans like Givenchy, Prada, Chanel and Burberry unveil high-end, prestigious collections at the illustrious semi-annual event (February and September) which each time around, it’s the hottest ticket in NYC.

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Black History Month: If You Could Meet Any Historical Black Figure Today, Who Would It Be?

The Perennial Aesthete

This was tough for me to come up with a selected number of black prominent figures in the course of history, pioneers and ground breakers, who not only had a positive influence on the black community, but as well as the rest of the world.  Even as an African-American sits in powerful positions at more than any other time during the history of our nation, we have to ask ourselves, are we still in a crisis?

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