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Why are teenagers abandoning social media sites?

It’s a simple trend. As social and entertainment media increases, attention span and message effectiveness decreases. Instagram and Pinterest are so popular because as the old cliche says, “a picture says a thousand words” — in seconds.

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Why Black people need their own version of ‘Kung Fu Flicks’

Aside from being highly entertaining, the Kung Fu movies that became popular in the early 80’s provide the watcher with lessons on life, history and most importantly on the significance of family, culture and protecting ones community for the future of its survival.

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Top 10 most destructive movies for Black Culture

After thoroughly enjoying Django (twice), I started reading critic and movie-goer reviews. Some folks seemed to be “outraged” by the use of the N-word or so they said on twitter and in the comments of blogs. I immediately dismissed it as fashionable disapproval of a controversial topic, but began thinking about the films that actually […]

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10 things I would do if I won the lotto

Yesterday my mom called me and urged me to buy a Powerball lotto ticket. “It’s $500 million. You can’t win if you don’t play,” she said. I sighed, and informed her that the odds of winning are worse than the odds of earning it. I don’t have actual numbers to substantiate my claim, but I’m […]

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Cutting the junk out of your life

Foremost, this post was inspired by a conversation I had with my friend and mentor Coach Be coupled with watching the “Marley documentary”. Coach Be and I were talking about his passion for helping people eat better (these days getting people to do what is in their best long term interest is a hard sell.) […]

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The Wanderer by S. Marisol

I’ve come to think the best writers are wanderers. They stroll blissfully through the mind on an unprovoked quest to find their way through a story, to the end. Each turn is a new beginning, each person a new twist, each thunderstorm a Segway to a new segment of a tale. And the vagabond who […]

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Is Avatar a new classic or a plagiarized old one?

They say, “repetition is the father of learning.” Well… the story of Avatar is a visually stunning take on a story we have read, watched an enjoyed countless times in such movies as “The Last Samurai” “Dances with Wolves” and many others. However as uncovered, anyone who played Mad Libs as a child can create a masterpiece of their own.

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Do you remember when music had a message?

I don’t usually embed YouTube videos, but this song is deep. It reminds me of Curtis Mayfield/ Marvin Gaye. Let me know what you think after you view the video.

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Clear! Breathing life into Hip Hop

It has been a great couple of months for Hip Hop. With stellar album/mixtape releases from Jay-Z, Slaughterhouse, M.O.P., Raekwon, Kid Cudi and Drake Hip Hop once again has become a marriage of beats, style and thought provoking lyrics. I have often blamed the south for killing hip hop but after having separate conversations with […]

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