Ty Morris Jr

A blessed believer, devoted husband & family man, a career firefighter, a minister/mentor, a jazz & hip hop aficionado and collector of dope records.

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A young buck actually had the audacity to peek over my shoulder while I was watching this and say, "That looks like a blatant rip off of He-Man." I was like, "Dude please. He-Man was to this cartoon what the WWF was to NWA Wrestling!!" #HannaBarbera #ThundarrTheBarbarian #PrincessAriel #OoklaTheMok

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Decide today that you're not going to let someone else determine what role you play in society. We as a people can kill bigotry whenever we put our best foot forward with the desire to walk all over social stereotypes. #HollyWoodShuffle #RobertTowsend #LetsPutAnEnd2NegativeImages #AintAllOfUsCooningAndClowning

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This brilliant movie raised this issue more than thirty years ago in the form of a parody but the problem still persists three decades later because we're not willing to police ourselves as it pertains to the roles we play. #HollywoodShuffle #RobertTowsend #PaulMoney #FlashBackFriday #1987 #WeveMadeSomeForwardProgress #ButSomePeopleWannaStayStuckOnStupid #LetsTakeAseriousLookAtWhatWeCallEntertainment

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When you really don't know how sometimes things just "fall in line" for your life and you can't explain how they all just fell into place for your favor so the only thing left for you to do is give God the glory and then walk away knowing that you've won in spite of what you were up against. #AintWatchedAgameAllSeason #StillKneelingWithKaepernick #ButIsawThisClipAndItShoutedMe #ImStillShoutingEverytimeIseeIt #ShoutOutToStephonDiggs #DidYouHearWhatHeSaid #HeDidntDoAnything2MakeItHappen #HeOnlyMadeHimselfAvailable #GodDidTheRest #HeWasInTheRightPlaceAtTheRightTime #HisOpponentsRanIntoEachOther #ButHeJustKeptOnGoing #HeRanWithTheOpportunityWhenHeHadIt #AndIThappened #NowTHISwillPREACH

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If I didn't already know I'd find it hard to believe that this classic hip hop πŸŽ₯ premiered in theaters on this date (01/17/92) 25 years ago. Where did the time go?! #Juice #ErnestDickerson #TupacShakur #OmarEpps #KhalilKain #JermaineHopkins #Bishop #Q #Raheem #Steel #btwBeMindfulOfYourInnerCircle #TakeAcloseLookAtWhoYouKickItWith #YouAreAsSuccesfulAsYourClosestFriends #ButDontGetKilled4FameAndFortune #1SickFriendCanDoYouIn

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Eagle Street/S. Monroe Street

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Looks like network television has a another hit series on its hands with their first African American superhero headliner!!! #BlackLightning #DCcomics #TonyIsabella #TheCW #MaraBrockAndSalimAkil #JeffersonPierce #TobiasWale #The100 #CressWilliams #ChinaAnneMclain #MarvinJonesiii

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Artists: Students from the Md. Institute College Of The Arts (under the watchful eye of Professor Kevin Labadie) , Mural Designer: Jason Dohanish, Location: Laurens Street/Druid Hill Avenue. The key figures on this mural from top to bottom (left to right) are Thurgood Marshall the first African American Supreme Court Justice. Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson a community activist (and chief organizer of the Baltimore Chapter Of The NAACP) who's affectionately known as the mother of the civil rights movement. Perhaps most importantly she's the one who came up with the strategy of the non-violent resistance to racial segregation which would be used by Martin Luther King. Teackle Wallis Lansey founder of Ideal Federal Savings of Baltimore Maryland ( at 1629 Druid Hill Avenue) which was the oldest Black owned financial depository in the state of Maryland. Ideal opened its doors in August of 1920 and was estalished to assist African American families with purchasing homes in the Baltimore area. The bank remained at the same location for 90 years until it closed down in 2010. Harry S. Cummings a lawyer and the first African American elected to to the Baltimore City Council who used his political power to improve the lives of the people he represented and was considered as the most influential individual of color in the city for two and a half decades. Clarence Mitchell Jr. a civil rights activist who so tirelessly championed the cause of people of color on Capital that he was nicknamed the 101st U.S Senator. He helped secure the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, 1960, and 1964 as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968). The main court house in Baltimore City was renamed after him in his honor in 1985. And last but not least John H. Murphy an African American publisher who was born into slavery but would overcome his adversity to become the founder of The Baltimore Afro -American (The Afro for short) which is the oldest operating black family owned newspaper that's still in publication. In 2008 Mr. Murphy was posthumously named to the Hall of Fame, Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association.

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That scene in the movie when those of us in DC (and PG and surrounding counties) were hopeful that Go Go Music was getting ready to go mainstream and fly into the stratosphere. ✈️ 🌈🌟 πŸŒ™πŸŽ†#TougherThanLeather #RunDMC #JamMasterJay #RunnyRay #JunkYardBand #SardinesAndPorkAndBeans #1988

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The lovely ladies in this mural are. Mrs. Maggie Quille (in the purple) the lead orchestrator of The Druid Heights Development Corporation and her successor Jacqueline Cornish (in the white). Artist: Santos Graves (with help from K. Fernstrom), Location: Presttman Street & Druid Hill Avenue, Year: 2001

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Artist: Lyle Kissack, Year: 2001, Location: McCulloh Street & Robert Street #LyleKissack

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Back in the day when ladies loved the way cats used to push up on them with an all out innocence and no pretentiousness whatsoever. #TherellNeverBe #Switch #BobbyDebarge #PhillipIngram #AndTheRestOfTheBand #ThereWasNoNeedForMacking #OrActing #AllYouHad2DoWasSpeakFromTheHeart

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Treyvon Martin died in a similar fashion almost five years ago (02/26/2012) to the date (at the hands of man with a superiority complex who was convinced that he was upholding the law) for nothing more than walking home with a beverage while being black. #CornbreadEarlAndMe #JamaalWilkes #LaurenceFishburne #BernieCasey #RosalindCash #MadgeSinclair #KeepOnTalkingAboutIt #Refuse2BeQuietUntilTheKillingStops #TheyKilledCornbread

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Treyvon Martin died in a similar fashion almost five years ago (02/26/2012) to the date (at the hands of man with a superiority complex who was convinced that he was upholding the law) for nothing more than walking home with a beverage while being black. #CornbreadEarlAndMe #JamaalWilkes #LaurenceFishburne #BernieCasey #RosalindCash #MadgeSinclair #KeepOnTalkingAboutIt #Refuse2BeQuietUntilTheKillingStops #TheyKilledCornbread

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One of the most thought provoking scenes in all of African American cinematography. Although we're free to act anyway we darn well please this really ought to make us think twice about whether or not we've moved past being nothing more than StepinFetchits in today's society or are we still shucking and jiving as a means to gain social acceptability. #aSoldiersStory #BasedOnCharlesFullersPlay #ItHadAkillerCast #HowardRollinsAsCaptDavenport #AdolphCaesarAsSgtWaters #LarryRileyAsCJmemphis #ArtEvansAsPvtWilkie #DavidAlanGrierAsCplCobb #DenzelWashingtonAsPfcPeterson #RobertTowsendAsCplEllis

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Learn to keep certain people's names off of your lips because you may wind up biting off a bit more than you can chew!! #UptownSaturdayNight #SteveJackson #WardellFranklin #BigPercy #LittleSeymour

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I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these sitting on the shelves this morning. In the mid 90's they were a staple in bodegas all over B'more!! #RapSnacks #AcertifiedCultClassic #LilRomeosWasTheBestBackInTheDay #TheBarBQuinWithMyHoneyFlava

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What you sing when Spring gives you a sneak peek of all her sexiness in the middle of this coldness and then makes you second guess cheating on her for a hag of a woman named Winter!! 😒. #KoolAndTheGang #RobertKoolBell #RonaldBell #JamesJTtaylor #TooHot #LadiesNight #DeliteRecords #1979 #WeAreSoSorrySpring #MessingWithWinterWasntWorthIt #PleaseForgiveUsGirl #CanWeHookUpAgainSoon #MaybeYouCanSeeUsInMarch #WepromiseWeWillAppreciateYouMore

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Your emotional reaction to waking up to every new day that's filled with possibilities but especially when you know that the weekend is rapidly approaching!! #ChuckBrownAndTheSoulSearchers #BustinLoose #1979 #GoGo #SourceRecords

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Severall lessons we can learn from Jalen Hurts while on our way to the top. 1) No one individual is irreplaceable and therefore none of us is above being benched. 2) You're only as good as your last game so don't be surprised how soon people forget. 3) Coaches, colleges, and companies will only do what they believe is in the best interest of the team and can care less about sitting you down after you've served their purpose. 4) Undertand the differences between a business decision and a personal determination and refuse to allow either one to affect your attitude 5) Don't be afraid of a little friendly competition especially if it makes you better in process and ultimately ups your ante in the eyes of your chief competitors who have quickly come to the conclusion that they'd rather play with you than against you. 6) Never look at someone elses promotion as your demotion when the whole team wins in the end. 7) Always handle your dissappontment with dignity and smile even if your suffering because potential suitors may see this type of character as signs of great leadership and could decide that you should be their next starter. 8) Most of all remember whether you began the game on the field or ended up being on the bench that you're still a champion because they wouldn't have made it this far without you playing your part.

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What to remember when you've reached the peak and people are heaping crazy praise upon you in the process but then hating on you on the way down. #StandingOnTheTop #Reunion #1982 #Motown #RickJames #TheTemptations #OtisWilliams #MelvinFranklin #EddieKendricks #DavidRuffin #DennisEdwards #RichardStreet #GlenLeonard #FunkAtItsFinest

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Your response to family and relatives who fail to realize there's more to y'alls relationship than meets the eye as well as an underlying reason as to why your romance has lasted this long. #LTD #JefferyOsborne #LoveBallad #LoveToTheWorld #SkipScarborough #LarryAndFonceMizell #SoulTrain

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