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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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Life

Passion vs. Pay: What would you do if money didn’t exist?

Anyone who knows me personally has most likely listened to me rant about passion vs. pay. I struggled with the often competing ideas of Capitalism vs. Altruism. The inspirational video below is an exert from a speech named ‘Career Advice’ by Alan Watts. Watch and comment.

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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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[Review] Hoodwinked: A Documentary

The film begins asking passersby, “Name a positive stereotype about Black people?” Needless to say, they (including Howard University students) were stumped. The next question he asks sets the tone and reveals the premise for the documentary. Are there more Black men in college or in prison?

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Life

No Budget Marketing

Fearlessness inspires creativity In the fascinating worlds of low life pimping and high finance, there is a saying… more of a mantra. “Scared money don’t make money.” Basically, one must accept risk in order to reap rewards. But what if you don’t have any money? Luckily for you, it’s also commonly held that time equals […]

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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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Life

Your life is killing you

While I was re-watching the Wire for the third time, a particular line struck me. “It’s not difficult to kill people who are already in the business of killing themselves.” I know… It’s a little dramatic. Even though the line refers to the murderous cycle of drug using and dealing, it is relevant to our […]

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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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