piercefreelon piercefreelon

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Pierce Freelon  Born and raised in #Durham. Husband, father, professor, musician, organizer, trekkie & former Mayoral candidate. Founder of @thespaceblack #WeAintDone

Taking advantage of this beautiful 70 degree December day. Interesting fact: both kids built their own bikes from scrap parts at @durhambikecoop. It’s really dope! You volunteer for 5 hours learning how to repair broken bikes, then they give you a bike for free. #bikes #bikecoop #durham #ride #bikelife #handlebars #exercise #perfectday #splash #puddles

I was asked to be the commencement speaker at Williston Northampton @willistonns this summer, but I’m only just now seeing this portrait that they took of me before the graduation ceremony. I’m holding an African-print journal that I bought from @ngozidesign in Durham. I read my speech directly from the pages of that journal, which I filled with reflections on the flight over from North Carolina. I’ve been journaling a lot over the past 18-months. It’s been a really centering process during a time of radical change in my life. Reflection through writing has been both therapeutic and revealing! Looking forward to more writing, reflection and commencement speeches in 2019 and beyond! #tbt #commencement #portrait #williston #journal #journey #speaker #lecture #locs #hangtime #loclivin

Y’all didn’t know environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall makes beats? 😂I was digging through the archives and found his clip of me, @janegoodallinst and @applejuicekid sampling her chimpanzee call at the #SocialGoodSummit in NY. This must have been.. 2013? #chimpanzee #beats #sampling #janegoodall #environmentalist #music #hiphop #beatmaking #looppedal #mashable #92ndy @beatmakinglab @mashable @92ndstreety

It’s amazing how fast these kids have grown. I love them, of course, but I also really LIKE them. They’re funny and smart and thoughtful and different. That being said, I’m not ready for high school. 😭 #dad #pops #blackfathers #piggyback #love #peace #parenting #charliesangels #narutohandsigns #dattebayo

Rest, reflect, realize, repeat. #manifest #throwback

Wow 5,000 followers what a blessing! I’ll keep up the good work, I guess. Funny story about this photo - once a year or so, I get a text from someone asking, “is that you on the display at @dickssportinggoods?” It happens a lot less now that I’ve grown my locs - but yes, once upon a time - before I ran for office I used to run for fitness. Now I just run my mouth a lot. Hopefully some of y’all like what I have to say. Thanks again for helping me reach this benchmark! Let’s see how fast I can get to 10k. #5k #5kfollowers #Durham #running #fitness #givethanks #usainbolt #2004ish #tbt

Chicago has been good to us but it’s too cold out in these streets for a couple of Carolina boys. #blackmentravel #fatherandson #chicago #brrr #durhamboys #travelnoire

Speaking at @rockforduniversity today at 3PM. Hanging in Chicago with Justice later tonight. HMU! #loclivin #keynote #lecture #Chitown #Durhamboys

Hang time brought to you by Uncle Mark. He started my locs on 2015. Now I’m ready for Chicago. #locs #loclivin #Durham #retwist

On the edge of a cliff in a small town on top of a mountain in the middle of Haiti. #travelnoire #blackmentravel #loclivin #haiti #travel #panafrican #sakpase #tbt

Quoting #KwameToure at the top. Candid talk on my struggles with Christianity and my grandmother Queen Mother Frances Pierce, with my former student @igweosili on his show #WahalaTalk. Big ups to you, brother, for creating your own platform. We must be the authors and owners of our own stories! And shouts to @thespaceblack for hosting #Blackspace #PanAfrican #blackjournalist #tellyourstory #christianity #Legacy #Afrofuturism #politics #Durham

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