GIVE TIME, TIME.
You don't have to be one of us. Grinding like we do. Shining like we do. Knowing as we do.
You don't even have to be for us, to feel the weight of gravity in Sunday, March 31, 2019, when news of NIPSEY HUSSLE's death quickened the collective ground.
His death is a tragedy for all whether you rock to his music, live in the South LA neighborhood he invested in and advocated for so passionately, or even more so if you were a personal part of his loving vibration. Seeking to rationalize the outcome is difficult, so we will be in our feelings until the best next steps are clear to the questions of;
How best to honor Nipsey's contributions to culture, representation, and enterprise as we mourn the loss of his Light?
How do we, collectively lean-in, continuing his work to always giving back; empowering, employing, and repping for the community that motivates us to greatness?
How do we look at his courage to remain steadfast-vigilant, and not use the circumstances of his death as an excuse to flee?
In the immediate the only answer it to GIVE TIME, TIME. For in time we know that the spirit is everlasting, and will find glorious ways to Live beyond the body so that it can soar, allowing what was once a flatline becomes an unstoppable life force.
In next week's post, when streams of consciousness are not consumed by loss, we will tap into the ICON MANN family for a proper tribute.
Tamara N. Houston, EIC