13 Reasons We Need To Protect Lil B At ALL Costs

13 Reasons We Need To Protect Lil B At ALL Costs

"'Lil B' - Lil b" - Lil B

You might know the rapper Lil B by his curses on athletes, his popular Twitter account, his recent presence on celebrity news sites’ headlines, or his iconic music videos. While people tend to dismiss the idea of rappers having any positive impact on society, Lil B displays characteristics that are often overlooked and forgotten in our society. We failed to protect him when he was jumped at Rolling Loud, but Lil B, we will protect you even MORE from now on.

1. This outfit.

Not many modern-day rappers would go onto ESPN and wear dangling earrings, a lace tunic, and blue sunhat. Lil B is the epitome of riding one’s own wave. He does only what he wants to do, and exactly what he wants to do. While many rappers and singers talk about this sense of individuality often, Lil B takes the extra step by making others uncomfortable and doing exactly what he wants.

2. He has magical powers

Speaking of ESPN, he was featured on ESPN because of the curses that he puts on specific athletes. After he tweeted in 2012 that he put a curse on Kevin Durant, Durant did not earn any championship titles; however, the year that Lil B lifted the curse, Kevin Durant’s switched to the Golden State Warriors and won the championship title. OBVIOUSLY, he earned that win directly because of Lil B. This is just one of the many examples that show that Lil B is much, much more powerful than the average person.

3. He is the KING of Twitter.

- Lil B

4. He gives great health advice.

Your favorite rapper could NEVER!

5. He is WOKE.

He went on this whole twitter/ facebook rant talking about why he supports Black Lives Matter, the NFL protests, and why he is anti-gun. He is never shy about his political views, and uses every opportunity he can to promote unity, love, and compassion. (Just waiting for him to put a curse on Trump (with love, of course))

6. He's a superhero.

Selfless, brave, and magical -- everything that we need in a hero. I'm waiting for him to star in a superhero movie.

7. He's going to stop illegal drugs.

Lil B is SINGLE HANDEDLY going to stop the usage of illegal drugs and will completely abolish the illegal drug epidemic, simply with his tweets. Just watch.

8. He promotes self-love.

New goal: love pictures of myself as much as Lil-B loves this picture of myself.

9. He follows me (and probably you) on Twitter.

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Oprah, Drake, Childish Gambino, and about 100 of my other favorite celebrities -- YOU SHOULD BE MORE LIKE LIL B. Lil B follows just about everyone on twitter who is aware of his existence and the world would just be so, so much brighter if Beyoncé had the ability to read my tweets.


Nothing gives me an immediate surge of positivity and happiness more than this music video. Everyone needs a four-minute video of Lil B in a pet store. I can't help but choke up when he starts crying at the end. Truly, this video will brighten your life.

11. He loves and respects women.

One of the main things that Lil B’s twitter is known for is his #girltime, where he retweets selfies that women post with the corresponding hashtag. While some may view this as a way to objectify women and celebrate their looks instead of appreciating their inner beauty, Lil B uses this as a way to empower women and make them feel beautiful. He doesn’t just repost a certain type of woman -- he appreciates all colors, shapes, and sizes.

12. He invented positivity and love.

Thank you, Lil B, for inventing love and happiness!

Okay, obviously he didn’t. But seriously, his tweets are him constantly spreading love to absolutely everyone. If you have a problem with that, then you have a problem with happiness.

13. He forgives even those who hurt him.

He refused to fight back due to his strong beliefs in nonviolence, and he immediately went to Twitter to say, “it’s all good I love y’all and I forgive y’all LOVE.” Needless to say, his unwavering positive and loving attitude made him only more loved by everyone –– from his fans to big rappers like Travis Scott, Big Sean, and Drake. even Lil B preaches that we should not rush to dismiss one’s entire character. We should peer deep into the souls and innocence that lies within everyone.

Although people can do bad things, that should not automatically classify them as bad people. What a peaceful icon.

Especially in our world today, going onto social media can bring a wave a negativity and hatred. Whether or not you like his music, his bright and positive persona allows us all to take a nice deep breath and take a moment to appreciate his positivity and the light of the world.

Ideally, we would devote all of our time towards participating in community service, activism, and protesting, but realistically, taking time to sit back, laugh, and enjoy a rapper’s tweets can only help us. We can all learn so much from Lil B and if you haven’t already, I definitely recommend following him on twitter and learning more about him.

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7 Reasons Why Literature Is So Important

"Literature Is One Of The Most Interesting And Significant Expressions Of Humanity." -P. T. Barnum

Today, there are too many people who believe that literature is simply not important or underestimate its abilities to stand the test of time and give us great knowledge. There is a stigma in society that implies one who is more inclined toward science and math will somehow be more successful in life, and that one who is more passionate toward literature and other art forms will be destined to a life of low-paying jobs and unsatisfying careers. Somewhere along the line, the world has come to think that literature is insignificant. To me, however, literature serves as a gateway to learning of the past and expanding my knowledge and understanding of the world. Here are just a few reasons why literature is important.

1. Expanding horizons

First and foremost, literature opens our eyes and makes us see more than just what the front door shows. It helps us realize the wide world outside, surrounding us. With this, we begin to learn, ask questions, and build our intuitions and instincts. We expand our minds.

2. Building critical thinking skills

Many of us learn what critical thinking is in our language arts classes. When we read, we learn to look between the lines. We are taught to find symbols, make connections, find themes, learn about characters. Reading expands these skills, and we begin to look at a sentence with a larger sense of detail and depth and realize the importance of hidden meanings so that we may come to a conclusion.

3. A leap into the past

History and literature are entwined with each other. History is not just about power struggles, wars, names, and dates. It is about people who are products of their time, with their own lives. Today the world is nothing like it was in the 15th century; people have changed largely. Without literature, we would not know about our past, our families, the people who came before and walked on the same ground as us.

4. Appreciation for other cultures and beliefs

Reading about history, anthropology, or religious studies provides a method of learning about cultures and beliefs other than our own. It allows you to understand and experience these other systems of living and other worlds. We get a view of the inside looking out, a personal view and insight into the minds and reasoning of someone else. We can learn, understand, and appreciate it.

5. Better writing skills

When you open a book, when your eyes read the words and you take in its contents, do you ask yourself: How did this person imagine and write this? Well, many of those authors, poets, or playwrights used literature to expand their writing.

6. Addressing humanity

All literature, whether it be poems, essays, novels, or short stories, helps us address human nature and conditions which affect all people. These may be the need for growth, doubts and fears of success and failure, the need for friends and family, the goodness of compassion and empathy, trust, or the realization of imperfection. We learn that imperfection is not always bad and that normal can be boring. We learn that life must be lived to the fullest. We need literature in order to connect with our own humanity.

Literature is important and necessary. It provides growth, strengthens our minds and gives us the ability to think outside the box.

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Here's Why You Find Lara Jean The Most Relatable Character Ever

If you haven't seen this movie, you've got to!


First of all, let's just say this is the cutest teen movie I've ever seen in my life.

All of the characters, while some of them may be a little trope-y, they're done in a way that makes them all authentic, honest and original. I love them all.

Everyone has a back story and is explained well enough that you know what their role is. Some movies don't do this well. Even though you basically know what's going to happen, because, at the end of the day it is still a teen movie, you're going to sob and maybe even scream.

But back to my queen, Lara Jean, and why she's the absolute best

1. She Has Amazing Style

Were y'all keeping up with the fact that she was putting complete and total looks together that entire time? From the socks to the scrunchies, to the shoes; she looked great every single day! I really can't even believe Gen tried to come for her? Rude.

2. Her Best Friend Is Also Cool

Chris AND Lara Jean together?! Stylish, fashionable, hilarious: iconic! 10/10, I love their friendship and how they're the only ones each other trusts. The way they take care of and look out for one another is great. Plus they both have such great personalities.

3. She Daydreams

I love how Lara Jean lives in her own head. She has all these ideas of what love is because she's read about it and imagined it, but she's never experienced it before. Reminds me of someone I know (me).

4. She Pushes People Away

Not necessarily a positive thing about her, but this makes Lara Jean a real person and less like every other perfect fairytale, teen romance movie to ever be made. She has a problem letting people in and her background and the dialogue in the movie actually explains why.

5. She's Not One Of The Popular Kids

Whenever they make a teen movie, there's always the popular kids and I love when the protagonist/main character isn't one of them. I wasn't one of them in high school, so making movies about the cool kids doesn't make them easy to root for.

6. She's a Person of Color

Do you know how great it is to see a POC as the lead in a teen movie? I watch a lot of these because I'm garbage and it's usually a blonde white girl who's like stereotypically attractive but not "popular," and it just makes the movie harder to relate to. I think having the lead be a person of color makes the movie a little more accessible to more people. Because people who look like Lara Jean can see themselves in her and it's important for young people of all types to be recognized in media so they can feel heard and understood. I just love that!

7. She Wins In The End

Even After Gen was terrible to her the whole movie and she lost Peter, Josh and her own freakin' sister, she eventually gets the boy and repairs her relationship with her best friend and her sister! Ahhh, We love a happy ending!

As I said before, this is truly one of the greatest movies I've seen in a very very very long time. All of the characters are so likable, even Lara Jean's dad. It's like "Mean Girls" but so much cuter and less dramatic.

As a fan of the genre of teen romance, I'm glad a movie like this exists, with a woman of color as the lead and a sad backstory, but a cute and witty family. It's truly all the things I ever wanted in a teen romance.

Thanks, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before."

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