Lil’ refresher: Between 1886 and 1924, almost 14 million immigrants entered the United States through New York. The Statue of Liberty was a reassuring sign that they had arrived in the land of their dreams. … In 1883, Lazarus donated her poem, “The New Colossus,” to an auction raising funds for the construction of the Statue’s pedestal: “Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” I captured this image when I took my mother to Ellis Island to walk in the footsteps of my grandfather who came over from Greece as an infant. We were overcome by many emotions – anger at the current racist criminal taking the White House hostage, and gratitude for the acceptance my grandfather experienced upon entering this country – for which if it wasn’t for this welcome my mom and I would not be here. Walking in those footsteps was powerful and it is the overwhelming good in our global humanity that easily “trumps” hate. We push forward to our dreams in the meantime. All my respect goes to the wisdom, courage and strength of the intelligent female leadership growing in our country across government as well as the amazing fellow female founders, businesswomen and creators I call friends. #onwardwego #battlecry #spreadlove #shine #AmericatheBeautiful #humanity #thislandismadeforyouandme #statueofliberty #usa #EllisIsland #bigrespect #follow & support all of the women in your life & United States House of Representatives Ilhan Omar @ilhanmn Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna S. Pressley!

Lil' refresher: Between 1886 and 1924, almost 14 million immigrants entered the United States through New York. The Statue of Liberty was a reassuring sign that they had arrived in the land of their dreams. ... In 1883, Lazarus donated her poem, "The New Colossus," to an auction raising funds for the construction of the Statue's pedestal: "Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" I captured this image when I took my mother to Ellis Island to walk in the footsteps of my grandfather who came over from Greece as an infant. We were overcome by many emotions - anger at the current racist criminal taking the White House hostage, and gratitude for the acceptance my grandfather experienced upon entering this country - for which if it wasn't for this welcome my mom and I would not be here. Walking in those footsteps was powerful and it is the overwhelming good in our global humanity that easily "trumps" hate. We push forward to our dreams in the meantime. All my respect goes to the wisdom, courage and strength of the intelligent female leadership growing in our country across government as well as the amazing fellow female founders, businesswomen and creators I call friends.  & support all of the women in your life & United States House of Representatives Ilhan Omar @ilhanmn Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna S. Pressley!


😎 Happy birthday to the legend @officialdjkoolherc #nuffrespect #Repost @selectressiriela ・・・ When Herc visits the booth = highest compliment ever This man is history. #givethanks #hiphopfather #bigrespect #hiphop #KoolHerc × #SelectressIriela = #swoon 😎 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #DJ #djculture #TocaTuesdays #Iwearmysunglassesatnight #thankyou #respect #DJKoolHerc #Jamaica #NYC #hiphop #soundsystemculture #soundsystems #clubculture #foundation #respecttheDJ #Djlife #TonyTouch #Cielo #SelectressIrielaAdventures #smile #celebratelife🏅 @officialdjkoolherc @djkoolherc

😎 Happy birthday to the legend @officialdjkoolherc  
@selectressiriela
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When Herc visits the booth = highest compliment ever  This man is history. × = 😎
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When Herc visits the booth = highest compliment ever This man is history. #givethanks #hiphopfather #bigrespect #hiphop #KoolHerc × #SelectressIriela = #swoon 😎 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #DJ #djculture #TocaTuesdays #Iwearmysunglassesatnight #thankyou #respect #DJKoolHerc #Jamaica #NYC #hiphop #soundsystemculture #soundsystems #clubculture #foundation #respecttheDJ #Djlife #TonyTouch #Cielo #SelectressIrielaAdventures #smile #celebratelife🏅



Thank you @djscratch:) Auditioned for the ScratchVision All Ladies show today! What a full circle moment- since day we met on steps of 88.9FM Boston in my first days of DJing in the 90s. Scratch blessed me @the start of my DJ journey w words of encouragement – & today I ended my set w the intro to the album he gave me that day – here it is signed propa!!! Stay tuned to @scratchvision incredible platform @djscratch crafted for real music & the artform of DJing I live for ! #ScratchVision is online + a phone app for both IPhone AND Android! #BigRespect #ScratchVision ps Scratch we are doin a full #reggaedancehallsetnexttime!😎

Thank you @djscratch:) Auditioned for the ScratchVision All Ladies show today! What a full circle moment- since day we met on steps of 88.9FM Boston in my first days of DJing in the 90s. Scratch blessed me @the start of my DJ journey w words of encouragement - & today I ended my set w the intro to the album he gave me that day - here it is signed propa!!! Stay tuned to @scratchvision incredible platform @djscratch crafted for real music & the artform of DJing I live for ! is online + a phone app for both IPhone AND Android!  ps Scratch we are doin a full #reggaedancehallsetnexttime!😎