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HBCU Connected

This past weekend I attended the Honda Battle of the Bands. I hadn’t been in almost 10 years and can’t even remember the last time I heard about others attending. The tickets weren’t too expensive, it was in the new stadium and I hadn’t had a chance to see it, so I figured that was […]

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Timeless Artistry

Talent is not a trend; musical artists with great talent are classic. Music is at the core of many cultures, shaping ceremonial dance, creating soothing or celebratory atmosphere. Music helps to complete the event. African American, Black, Urban (whichever term you prefer) culture has a musical core. JAZZ, BLUES, FUNK, ROCK, HIP HOP, R&B and pretty […]

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Girls on Film

Kudos to the black women who are making their way in this world in spite of the odds against them. I’m not speaking of the commonly known odds. I’m speaking of the odds we (black women) have put on ourselves within the last decade. The video “model”, the reality TV overnight celebrity, the twerk team […]

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Divas? In the Eye of the Beholder.

I guess the title DIVA is up to one’s own interpretation, or in the eye of the beholder. I’ve recently observed vastly different versions of a “Diva”, some being the high maintenance type, others being an attitude of a prima donna. The most beloved Beyoncé views a diva as a female version of a hustler. […]

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Substance Abuse

“…Anything that has substance… we as a people [black people] reject it.” I heard an interview with Rico Love on Atlanta’s 107.9 and this statement he made inspired this post. He was discussing (as I’m sure many of our parents have discussed) how some of the hip hop music of today is cookie cutter and […]