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The Youth Need To Snatch the Torch from the Old “Leaders”

(Photo Credit: NICOLE L. CVETNIC/THE ROOT) OPINION- I have never been a fan of the old school current civil rights leaders of the 80’s, 90’s and the new millennium, and especially the likes of Al Sharpton. I always felt Sharpton was only around when it appears to be a big pay day in store and he […]

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Episode 24: What Happens Next, After the Protests?

In this episode, Debbie and Chris discuss the latest news concerning the protest after Eric Garner’s killer was not indicted. Special co-host John also participated and had some riveting things to say. Not only did we discuss the Eric Garner case, brutality in America, one’s political leaders, and the many other cases of police brutality, […]

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Overcoming Undercover Enemies…

                       (Photo credit: Money Matters 101) Your greatest enemies may not be the folks you think: they may be the people you least think.  It’s vital for you to keep your eyes and ears tuned to what’s going on around you. By doing this, you can […]

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Where is the Outrage in the Police Killing of Tanesha Anderson?

The family of 27-year-old Tanesha Anderson called 911 after, Anderson who is suffering from a schizophrenic disorder was experiencing an episode.  Here are the police and family version of the event: Officers called to the home late on Nov. 12 had lengthy discussions with Anderson and her family, and all parties eventually agreed that Anderson […]

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Old School Video of the Week: Jimmy Ruffin – “What Becomes of The Brokenhearted – R.I.P.

The year was 1966 when Jimmy Ruffin released the song, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”, which stands to be his best body of work. Ruffin, who was on the Motown label, was also the brother of the late David Ruffin and was part of the great Motown sound that dominated for decades. “What Becomes of […]

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Don’t Blink, Or You Would Have Missed Wendy Williams Addressing the Aaliyah Movie Fiasco

OPINION- I couldn’t wait to watch the Wendy Williams Show on Monday, as she had no choice but to address the cascade of what we call social media boos, (especially on Twitter) after that disaster of the Aaliyah movie that William enthusiastically promoted. I’m sure Williams heard the catcalls and the obvious shade toss her […]

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Kim K Take Note: Solange Can Break the Internet With Class

OPINION- When I saw those photos of Solange and Alan Ferguson’s wedding in New Orleans (shout out to one of my favorite vacation spots) the first words that came to mind was: this is the epitome of dopeness and sheer class. Solange broke the fashion rules, where the bride is the only one that should […]

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Old School Video of the Week: Redman – “Time 4 Sum Aksion”

The year was 1993, (one of the best years in hip hop) where Reggie “Redman” Noble released the single, “Time 4 Sum Aksion” off his debut What Thee Album? One couldn’t go anywhere or watch a boxing match featuring Mike Tyson without hearing this track. “Time 4 Sum Aksion” appears to have an element that […]

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Episode 23: Interview with Legalshield Director Wendel Cutler

  In this episode, Chris and Debbie interview Legalshield Director of the NYC branch office – Wendel Cutler. We discuss the importance of obtaining the services of Legalshield, the various options that Legalshield has to offer. Various situations may occur involving the help of legal representation. From drafting of wills, power of attorney documents, help with fighting […]

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Just Because We Can…

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We engage in deep dialogue about our situation here in America. We talk about our problems, history and hopeful solutions. We all know the history of our common irritant and their  tactics. The thing is through it all, we as a people have continued to survive on many different levels. We […]

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No More Excuses; Go Vote!

OPINION-Election day is today, and from what I gathered from many folks they aren’t even going to bother to vote. The excuses are: It’s not a Presidential election, I don’t like neither candidate so I won’t bother, voting does nothing, it’s all a scam, the powers that be have already selected the candidate – why […]

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Happy Halloween: F-T-M Top 5 Horror Movies Of All-Time

It is Halloween, and what better way to give you incite on why I despise horror movies so much. That is because I was traumatized as a child. I wanted to watch things I had no business seeing at a young age. Thanks to my older brothers who did not understand that exposing children to […]

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The Misconception That Black Serial Killers Don’t Exist…

The recent news of accused murderer from Gary, Indiana Daren Deon Vann (43) is now labeled as a suspected serial killer. When Vann was revealed, the comments on social media appear to have people believe that Black serial killers are so rare or don’t exist at all. That is hardly the case, in fact; there are […]

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Old School Video of the Week: Lisa Stansfield – “All Woman”

The year was 1991 when Lisa Stansfield debuted her second album entitled Real Love. The British singer took the world by storm with her debut album in 1989, but I love this particular song. “All Woman” was co-written by Stansfield, Ian Devaney, and Andy Morris. Stansfield brought great class, elegance and a profound songwriting ability […]

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10 Ways to Emancipate Yourself from Mental Slavery

  If you desire to emancipate yourself from mental slavery, then the following is a list of ten ways that will lead you to liberating yourself from mental slavery: Never be a “people-pleaser.” Give yourself the freedom to think for yourself. Never worry about the judgments of others. Always be yourself. Benefit from learning from […]

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Episode 22: The Media Contributing To the Ebola Scare

In episode 22, Debbie and Chris discuss how the media are contributing to the Ebola Scare. They also discuss the top news including, the NFL, NBA, other other related news. Take a listen and thanks for your continue support. Songs Used in the podcast: K’aan – “Take a Minute Chris Brown feat Kendrick Lamar – […]

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Being Starstruck At Work Has Consequences

Many of you heard about the shuttle bus driver who stopped her National Car Rental shuttle (while passengers were on the bus) to take a selfie with Kevin Hart, after she spotted him. That one moment in starstruck heaven resulted in Genesha Bradley being placed on unpaid suspension and may lose her job. Bradley’s employers […]

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10 Things Police Depts. Should Do To Reform Themselves

OPINION-I don’t know about many of you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing and seeing videos of police officers being ignorant to the laws in this country (intentionally of course). The United States Consititution first words state, “We The People”, not “We The Police”. The police have been resilient in continuing to violate citizens […]

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Personal Empowerment=Black empowerment + Community Empowerment

You know the saying is “if you can’t help yourself you can’t help anyone else”?. This is why it is so important to know yourself as much as possible your weaknesses and strengths. We all have work to do and time can get you side tracked with all the things that are going on around […]

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Episode 21: Is Child Support Being Used Correctly?

In this episode Debbie and Chris discuss child support with special guest Sunny, who has her own blog entitled sunnydelyte21.wordpress.com. We also discuss the news, which details the lack of security involving the Secret Service, the Ebola Virus, Steve Harvey’s mentoring idea, etc, Songs Used for this podcast: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes – “For […]

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Old School Video of the Week: Tina Turner “We Don’t Need Another Hero”

The year was 1985 when Tina Turner lends her voice for the soundtrack to the movie Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome with the song entitled “We Don’t Need Another Hero”. Tina Turner portrayed the role of Aunty Entity with the leading star of the movie Mel Gibson. The concept of the song is people relying and waiting on […]

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Meet the Lady Riding The NYC Subway with Entitlement Issues

In New York City especially when riding the subways, one has seen it all. From the break dancers, sliding around the pole with their feet in the air, having their Jordan shoes just missing one’s head. Then you have the perverts that feel the need to whip out the tool and begin to torment unsuspecting […]

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A Dark Complexion Will Get You Zero Protection With The Police

By now, the world has seen one of the most disturbing videos where a Black man who was just following a request by an officer of the law, almost ended up as a corpse at the morgue for his trouble. South Carolina is the place where the rules of engagement (according to some officers who’s […]

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Learning how to love: A Black mans perspective

There has been a dynamic shared over and again about single mother households according to statistics concerning Black folks, as a Black Man male, who teaches us how to love? It’s not a white man considering our tremulous history or story as human beings. Getting back on point, this is not to offend at all, […]

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The Results of Bullying Can Be Deadly, Let’s Learn To Stop it

OPINION- Time and time again, we read or hear countless stories of bullying that is taking place in schools and the cyber world and the end results are that the person who is being bullied commits an act of suicide or turns around and kills their bully. I can’t stand a bully, and we need […]

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Commentary on “If We Must Die” by Claude McKay

If We Must Die by Claude McKay If we must die—let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursed lot. If we must die—oh, let us nobly die, So that our precious blood may not be […]

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Ep. 20 Interview with Former NY Jet Rob Carpenter – On Current NFL Drama

Episode 20 is here, and Debbie and Chris dedicate this to the NFL and all the drama that has surrounded it lately. From the former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice domestic violence incident, Vikings Adrian Peterson’s child abuse allegations, Roger Goodell’s handling of the Rice situation and NFL surprises and predictions.  We also give a shout […]

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Stop Waiting For Celebrities To Be Social Activist – Just Stop!

Follow @For_The_Masses OPINION-Last week was Beyoncé’s birthday and the Beehives, and some of the calmer fans were tweeting birthday wishes to one of their favorite entertainers. I happen to notice the overabundance amount of love Beyoncé was receiving, but I also noticed the shade that was being tossed in the cyber air like a beach […]

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What I Learned About the Ray Rice Domestic Violence Incident…

OPINION-Many are quite aware of NFL player Ray Rice’s released by the Baltimore Ravens and indefinite suspension by the NFL, due to the incident that involved Rice punching his now wife Janay Palmer. We saw partial footage of the video and once again TMZ as sleazy as they are forced the NFL’s hand by releasing […]

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Episode 19: My Summer Vacation – Guess Who’s Back?

Chris and Debbie have been on a hiatus, acting like they are a television sitcom and won’t be available until the Fall. Well, that’s what they did, and now that summer has been officially over since Labor Day (I better not see you rocking white shoes), we are back with a  new episode to kick […]

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Overcoming Undercover Enemies…

                       (Photo credit: Money Matters 101) Your greatest enemies may not be the folks you think: they may be the people you least think.  It’s vital for you to keep your eyes and ears tuned to what’s going on around you. By doing this, you can […]

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Just Because We Can…

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We engage in deep dialogue about our situation here in America. We talk about our problems, history and hopeful solutions. We all know the history of our common irritant and their  tactics. The thing is through it all, we as a people have continued to survive on many different levels. We […]

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10 Ways to Emancipate Yourself from Mental Slavery

  If you desire to emancipate yourself from mental slavery, then the following is a list of ten ways that will lead you to liberating yourself from mental slavery: Never be a “people-pleaser.” Give yourself the freedom to think for yourself. Never worry about the judgments of others. Always be yourself. Benefit from learning from […]

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Personal Empowerment=Black empowerment + Community Empowerment

You know the saying is “if you can’t help yourself you can’t help anyone else”?. This is why it is so important to know yourself as much as possible your weaknesses and strengths. We all have work to do and time can get you side tracked with all the things that are going on around […]

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Meet the Lady Riding The NYC Subway with Entitlement Issues

In New York City especially when riding the subways, one has seen it all. From the break dancers, sliding around the pole with their feet in the air, having their Jordan shoes just missing one’s head. Then you have the perverts that feel the need to whip out the tool and begin to torment unsuspecting […]

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Learning how to love: A Black mans perspective

There has been a dynamic shared over and again about single mother households according to statistics concerning Black folks, as a Black Man male, who teaches us how to love? It’s not a white man considering our tremulous history or story as human beings. Getting back on point, this is not to offend at all, […]

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The Results of Bullying Can Be Deadly, Let’s Learn To Stop it

OPINION- Time and time again, we read or hear countless stories of bullying that is taking place in schools and the cyber world and the end results are that the person who is being bullied commits an act of suicide or turns around and kills their bully. I can’t stand a bully, and we need […]

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Job Alert: Amtrak – “Coach Cleaner”

Location:  Long Island City, NY, US, 11101 Your success is a train ride away. Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, […]

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Black Folks of America – We All We Got: The Case For Unity

In light of the recent rash of cases where police are killing unarmed Black men and women. The violence that are taking place in our communities, the almost helpless feeling we are having in terms of: unemployment, poverty, poor education, the cycle of mass incarceration and the unfairness concerning our treatment when we are going […]

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Why You Should Wait To Introduce Your Children To Your New Dating Partner…

According to Newsone.com, “72% of African-American households are headed by a single parent.” This means for men or women, the odds that you have a child or will meet someone with a child is quite high. Of course these chances go up as we age. So, people over 40 will no doubt meet someone who […]

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Facebook Deactivation: People’s Cry for Attention

In Postmodernism or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Fredric Jameson posits that postmodern people are self-referential; that is, they are people who love making all phenomena about them. Although I very much love Facebook, I am troubled by a phenomenon that is increasingly developing on Facebook: the deactivation of accounts to gain attention that […]

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Young Black Men and Teens: Things to Consider Before She Becomes Pregnant

Dear young brothers, I am speaking from experience. I became a young father at age 19, this has been many years now. It is not easy to control yourself because there are a lot of nice looking young women, and they are just as sexually active as most young men. Before you engage in sexual […]

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Job Alert: Senior Administrative Assistant

 Senior Administrative Assistant Senior Administrative Assistants generally supports multiple account teams in the agency. He/She primarily provides support for SVPs and VPs and is responsible for a variety of duties including planning meetings, making domestic & international travel arrangements, and managing expense reports. Primary Job Responsibilities Primarily support Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents (i.e. […]

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Safe Places To Drop Off Your Baby – No Questions Asked!

Follow @For_The_Masses As reported in the news, the countless stories concerning babies being left in places like subways to abandon their babies, or left to die (in hot cars) some unintentionally, and some intentionally by their parents is becoming an epidemic. A lot of people are saying post-partum depression is the main culprit, which is […]

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Job Alert: Digital Director (Social Media)

Follow @For_The_Masses EMPLOYMENT VoteRunLead is hiring! Digital Director to change the game for women + politics Position: Digital Director (Social Media) Type: Full-time, with possible part-time on-ramp available Location: NYC, MN, Boston preferred but open and flexible Position: The Digital Director will be responsible for Invitation Nation, an unprecedented social and digital media campaign to […]

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Why our ancestors are counting on us…

Our ancestors are counting on us to be the best that we can be, too embrace Our story, and draw strength from it, and draw strength from each other. Our ancestors are counting on us to remember the importance of family because this is one thing that was snatched away, and wasn’t allowed to build […]

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13 Suggestions That May Assist With Your Child’s Educational Success

(Photo Credit: SAAB Organization) Here are some suggestions that hopefully we can implement to make sure that children have a chance to be the best that they can be despite racism and other factors that plague them: Make sure that children get enough sleep and monitor TV programs (reality television, violent and sexual themes in […]

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Secrets Can Destroy Relationships

Honesty is always the best policy to employ in all relationships. If you desire for your relationship to have staying power, then you need to be completely truthful with your partner. It’s vital for you to inform your partner about past and present phenomena that are important for him or her to know. You have […]

Black Women

Stop calling Black women Black females. I. AM. A. WOMAN!

I can’t stand it when men call us Black females. I am a human being and damn it I am a Black woman. Yes, female is a biological term but any animal can be a female. As Black Women Think Tank aka Breukelen Blue pointed out, there are even terms to differentiate female animals. Her point […]

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Truth Should Never Hurt

We live a world where far too many people do not embrace truth.  Many people love to run from truth and make excuses about it.  When you fail to face truth candidly, directly and willingly, you will find yourself living a life saturated with problems.  Most of those problems are self-imposed.  One of the fundamental […]

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When Your Man Cheats, What to Do? Sleep With the Side-Piece Too!

I have recently said that Facebook has been all about sharing too much information. I read all types of status updates from various folks, that make me wonder why they are on social media pouring their hearts out. Instead, they should be seeking the assistance of a therapist. I ran across a status update that […]

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Reading Books As a Child Saved My Life

I wrote this post a few weeks ago, as a guest blog for someone. Then I decided that I should post it on my blog, ever since I read Charles Blow brilliant Op-Ed piece on reading, and how reading books open the gates to the man he has become today – which is a prolific […]

Relationships

Six Basic Things Every Relationship Needs – Happy Valentines Day!

There are a six  things every relationship must have… just basic concepts. If you focus on these things and consider them before getting into a relationship or even in the relationship you have, you are arming your relationship to be all that God would have it to be. 1.) Prayer – I think all couples […]

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Being Vain is Evil

It’s important for people to understand that being vain is evil.  While one might like to think that those who are vain cannot hurt anyone but themselves, this cannot be further from the truth.  Those who are truly vain are egregiously selfish.  Vain people make everything about them.  They see nothing and no one as […]

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Seriously, Do You Even Check Your Lottery Tickets?

OPINION-Jackpot after big jackpot from the Mega Millions, Powerball, and the lottery in general have garner a lot of winners over the years (especially the old folks). When the winning numbers are broadcasts, people will normally check their ticket and if they didn’t hit the big one they tend to toss it in the trash. […]

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2 Major Tips for Women to Enhance Their Street Smarts At the Club

For the past few years, I have worked at a college where at the start of every semester I would have to give a presentation with a co-worker on safety in order for the freshmen to gain some street smarts. Most of the students that attend this brief seminar are not from NYC. They are […]

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Bye! You’re A Burden Anyway

Do you have people in your life who like to pout like they’re little kids when they don’t get their way?  Do these people try to make everything about them?  Have you ever thought about whether these people have any true value in your life?  It may be time for you to remove yourself from […]

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Don’t Allow Distractions to Stop You

Rise above the distractions.  You will always have people who will attempt to hinder your progress and/or cause you to mess up when you’re using your talents.  My most recent experience with someone trying to hinder my progress and cause me to make mistakes while using one of my gifts happened on yesterday.  While I […]

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

WHY I AM MAKING STRIDES Because I know I will make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer. I know that by raising funds and walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event I will help save lives from breast cancer. I believe that one day breast cancer will […]

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Job Alert: Shake Shack In NYC

Shake Shack New Midtown New York City Location No Restaurant Experience Necessary! We’re looking for FUN, SUPER FRIENDLY, HIGH ENERGY INDIVIDUALS to join our team! We offer a professional work environment with opportunity for advancement.  Qualifications ·        Experience not required but a willingness to learn is a must. ·        Open availability is a must. ·        […]

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5 Reasons Men Avoid Being Your Friend

Most of you reading this right now read my articles on a regular basis and are aware of my philosophy of becoming friends before lovers. In many cases, if a man can’t be a friend to a woman he certainly can’t be anything romantic. For me, friendship is the foundation of a great relationship and […]

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5 Reasons Why Many Black Churches Are Failing

Historically, the Black Church has served as a powerful political, social, and spiritual institution.  Unfortunately, too many postmodern Black churches are becoming fundamentally immaterial.  This is an especially sad reality when one considers how central the work of Black churches was to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.  The purpose of this piece […]

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A 97 Month Car Loan Is Ridiculous

Buying a car has always been an expensive proposition. Auto loans are often the second biggest expense that an individual has after buying a home. Despite an economy that has seen housing prices decline and wages stagnate, automobile prices have continued to rise. In order to deal with the rising prices of automobiles, lending institutions […]

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Sports

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Jason Kidd Shows The Nets That Loyalty Is Obsolete

OPINION- I am going to get straight to the point. Jason Kidd, who should be a first ballot hall of famer, was literally traded to the Bucks by the Nets for 2 second round draft picks (one in 2015 and another in ’19) and a quarter water (well not really) in order to sign on […]

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Now That Phil Jackson Is With The Knicks, I need Dolan to Fade to Black

OPINION – Being a Knick fan has to be one of the most painstaking affiliations in all of sports. I’ve been a Knick fan since Kenny “Skywalker” used to literally sky high with his deaf defying dunks (did I just reveal my age?). Nevertheless, I have watched countless disappointing seasons and playoff and finals losses […]

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I Wonder if Tiger Woods Thinks He’s Black Now?

OPINION –Racism smacked Tiger Woods in the face, and it went viral. It all started between fellow golfer Sergio Garcia who made a comment that set off a fire storm. Garcia, who later issued an apology, took issue with Woods for what he viewed as a breach of golf course etiquette during the third round […]

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Now That The Knicks Season Is Over…

OPINION – Just maybe now the anti-Knick fans can stop talking so much. I have never seen so many anti-Knick fans in my life; one would think we won as many championships as the Lakers to garner so much attention and hate. The people that are spitting venom were either not in the playoffs or […]

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Now that Jason Collins Has Come Out, So Did the Homophobes

OPINION – One must have not been watching television or reading a newspaper if they did not hear that Washington Wizards Player, Jason Collins came out as a gay man in Sports Illustrated. He became the first active athlete to do so. “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in […]

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Kevin Ware’s Injury Spotlights Why College Athletes Should Be Compensated

OPINION – I’ve seen a lot of sports injuries that take place on television, but the injury Louisville’s Kevin Ware sustained while playing against Duke in the Elite Eight, in the 2013 NCAA tournament, will probably go down as the most horrific. For a player to have such a visible injury, in which the bone […]

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Nets Fans Heartbroken, Knick Fans Gloat, As Dwight Howard Goes to the Lakers

OPINION  – When I heard the news that the Orlando Magic essentially traded Dwight Howard for a Quarter Water, and a bag of Cheetos to the Lakers. I had a prodigious smirk on my face. Not because he was traded to the Lakers (I still can’t stand you guys),  but because he didn’t go to […]

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Hero of the Month: Former St. John’s Basketball Player – Dwight Hardy

A feel good story is always needed, especially when roaming around web sites and all you read are about horrific street crimes. The story that captivated my attention was of Bronx, New York native Dwight Hardy, who played at one time for St. John’s University – who came back from overseas while playing in an […]

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Commissoner Stern Fights With Jim Rome & Adds To The League’s Negative Perception

NBA Commissioner David Stern has been the ruler so to speak of the NBA for over 30 years – longest running sports commissioner to date. Some would say he is one of the smartest sports commissioners to have ever run a league, but in recent years, the NBA has developed a perception problem – and […]

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The 100 Million Dollar Quitter – Known As Amare Stoudemire.

The NBA playoffs are here, and the Knicks are continuing their losing streak in the post-season. The Knicks are in the process of being swept by the Heat if they do not win a game at home. We are on a playoff losing streak and haven’t won a post season game since we got back […]

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The Youth Need To Snatch the Torch from the Old “Leaders”

(Photo Credit: NICOLE L. CVETNIC/THE ROOT) OPINION- I have never been a fan of the old school current civil rights leaders of the 80’s, 90’s and the new millennium, and especially the likes of Al Sharpton. I always felt Sharpton was only around when it appears to be a big pay day in store and he […]

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Where is the Outrage in the Police Killing of Tanesha Anderson?

The family of 27-year-old Tanesha Anderson called 911 after, Anderson who is suffering from a schizophrenic disorder was experiencing an episode.  Here are the police and family version of the event: Officers called to the home late on Nov. 12 had lengthy discussions with Anderson and her family, and all parties eventually agreed that Anderson […]

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No More Excuses; Go Vote!

OPINION-Election day is today, and from what I gathered from many folks they aren’t even going to bother to vote. The excuses are: It’s not a Presidential election, I don’t like neither candidate so I won’t bother, voting does nothing, it’s all a scam, the powers that be have already selected the candidate – why […]

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The Misconception That Black Serial Killers Don’t Exist…

The recent news of accused murderer from Gary, Indiana Daren Deon Vann (43) is now labeled as a suspected serial killer. When Vann was revealed, the comments on social media appear to have people believe that Black serial killers are so rare or don’t exist at all. That is hardly the case, in fact; there are […]

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Being Starstruck At Work Has Consequences

Many of you heard about the shuttle bus driver who stopped her National Car Rental shuttle (while passengers were on the bus) to take a selfie with Kevin Hart, after she spotted him. That one moment in starstruck heaven resulted in Genesha Bradley being placed on unpaid suspension and may lose her job. Bradley’s employers […]

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10 Things Police Depts. Should Do To Reform Themselves

OPINION-I don’t know about many of you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing and seeing videos of police officers being ignorant to the laws in this country (intentionally of course). The United States Consititution first words state, “We The People”, not “We The Police”. The police have been resilient in continuing to violate citizens […]

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A Dark Complexion Will Get You Zero Protection With The Police

By now, the world has seen one of the most disturbing videos where a Black man who was just following a request by an officer of the law, almost ended up as a corpse at the morgue for his trouble. South Carolina is the place where the rules of engagement (according to some officers who’s […]

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What I Learned About the Ray Rice Domestic Violence Incident…

OPINION-Many are quite aware of NFL player Ray Rice’s released by the Baltimore Ravens and indefinite suspension by the NFL, due to the incident that involved Rice punching his now wife Janay Palmer. We saw partial footage of the video and once again TMZ as sleazy as they are forced the NFL’s hand by releasing […]

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Sell Out: Is The New Keeping It Real!

As one has been quite aware by now, I am not a fan of marches/protests. I find them ineffective unless economic boycotts are involved, and voter registration drives are included across the nation – geared toward the oppressed, which are Black and Latinos. Neither economic boycotts and voter registration drives in the urban community have […]

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Economic Boycotts Are The Way To Go…

I’m a big supporter of economic boycotts, when injustices take place within the Black community. There are some people that look at us as a joke, when all we do is march up and down blocks when something horrendous as when police shoot and kill unarmed Black women and Black men. With the latest incident […]

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Episode 24: What Happens Next, After the Protests?

In this episode, Debbie and Chris discuss the latest news concerning the protest after Eric Garner’s killer was not indicted. Special co-host John also participated and had some riveting things to say. Not only did we discuss the Eric Garner case, brutality in America, one’s political leaders, and the many other cases of police brutality, […]

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Old School Video of the Week: Jimmy Ruffin – “What Becomes of The Brokenhearted – R.I.P.

The year was 1966 when Jimmy Ruffin released the song, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”, which stands to be his best body of work. Ruffin, who was on the Motown label, was also the brother of the late David Ruffin and was part of the great Motown sound that dominated for decades. “What Becomes of […]

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Don’t Blink, Or You Would Have Missed Wendy Williams Addressing the Aaliyah Movie Fiasco

OPINION- I couldn’t wait to watch the Wendy Williams Show on Monday, as she had no choice but to address the cascade of what we call social media boos, (especially on Twitter) after that disaster of the Aaliyah movie that William enthusiastically promoted. I’m sure Williams heard the catcalls and the obvious shade toss her […]

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Kim K Take Note: Solange Can Break the Internet With Class

OPINION- When I saw those photos of Solange and Alan Ferguson’s wedding in New Orleans (shout out to one of my favorite vacation spots) the first words that came to mind was: this is the epitome of dopeness and sheer class. Solange broke the fashion rules, where the bride is the only one that should […]

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Old School Video of the Week: Redman – “Time 4 Sum Aksion”

The year was 1993, (one of the best years in hip hop) where Reggie “Redman” Noble released the single, “Time 4 Sum Aksion” off his debut What Thee Album? One couldn’t go anywhere or watch a boxing match featuring Mike Tyson without hearing this track. “Time 4 Sum Aksion” appears to have an element that […]

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Episode 23: Interview with Legalshield Director Wendel Cutler

  In this episode, Chris and Debbie interview Legalshield Director of the NYC branch office – Wendel Cutler. We discuss the importance of obtaining the services of Legalshield, the various options that Legalshield has to offer. Various situations may occur involving the help of legal representation. From drafting of wills, power of attorney documents, help with fighting […]

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Happy Halloween: F-T-M Top 5 Horror Movies Of All-Time

It is Halloween, and what better way to give you incite on why I despise horror movies so much. That is because I was traumatized as a child. I wanted to watch things I had no business seeing at a young age. Thanks to my older brothers who did not understand that exposing children to […]

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Old School Video of the Week: Lisa Stansfield – “All Woman”

The year was 1991 when Lisa Stansfield debuted her second album entitled Real Love. The British singer took the world by storm with her debut album in 1989, but I love this particular song. “All Woman” was co-written by Stansfield, Ian Devaney, and Andy Morris. Stansfield brought great class, elegance and a profound songwriting ability […]

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Episode 22: The Media Contributing To the Ebola Scare

In episode 22, Debbie and Chris discuss how the media are contributing to the Ebola Scare. They also discuss the top news including, the NFL, NBA, other other related news. Take a listen and thanks for your continue support. Songs Used in the podcast: K’aan – “Take a Minute Chris Brown feat Kendrick Lamar – […]

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Episode 21: Is Child Support Being Used Correctly?

In this episode Debbie and Chris discuss child support with special guest Sunny, who has her own blog entitled sunnydelyte21.wordpress.com. We also discuss the news, which details the lack of security involving the Secret Service, the Ebola Virus, Steve Harvey’s mentoring idea, etc, Songs Used for this podcast: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes – “For […]

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