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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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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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The Biggest Deflection of them All: “We Should Focus On Black on Black Crime”

OPINON-Once again, an unarmed Black man is killed by the police. This time a 18 year old named Michael Brown was gunned down in St. Louis. The details concerning this case is sketchy (at the time of this writing), but we know for a fact he wasn’t armed. The police will come up with some […]

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Old School Video of the Week: A.D.O.R – “Let it All Hang Out”

The year was 1992, when A.D.O.R came out of nowhere and gave New York City a Pete Rock produced track in “Let it All Hang Out.” I remember this record fondly because it was one of the biggest hits of the summer. Rock provided his signature production and ad-libs throughout the song that gave it […]

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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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Now That Remy Ma Is Getting Out of Prison, What Now?

OPINON-Rapper Remy Ma will be free from prison after completing 6 ½ years for assault, and weapons possession. The conviction stems from an incident where she accused another woman of stealing $3,000 from her and shot the victim in the stomach, but Remy never found the money on the victim’s persons. Remy was sentenced to […]

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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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Old School Video of the Week: Public Enemy – “911 is a Joke”

The year was 1990 when Public Enemy released “911 Is a Joke”, off of their Fear of a Black Plane album. Flavor Flav who rarely has the opportunity to leave from hype-man to front man took over the mic with this one, as he animatedly let’s everyone know 911 is a joke. The video has […]

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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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The NYPD Killing of Eric Garner Indicates The Police Need Reform

Follow @For_The_Masses OPINION-The NYPD has continued where they left off tormenting minorities in a city that is being gentrified, and folks are being out priced to the point that many minorities are leaving in droves (that’s by design). The minorities that stay trying to hold on are subjected to constant humiliation and disrespect by one […]

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Old School Video of the Week: The Brand New Heavies – “Never Stop”

The year was 1990 when the UK group The Brand New Heavies dropped their single, “Never Stop” off their debut simply entitled Brand New Heavies. N’Dea Davenport took the lead as the main vocalist which the single resulted in minor success right here in the U.S. A lot of U.K. artists in the 90′s were […]

Black Baby

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 […]

Books

Highlights of the Harlem New York Book Fair

NEW YORK – While many New Yorkers and travelers decided to spend this past weekend at array of concerts. From attending to the Beyonce/Jay Z concert, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, relaxing at the beach, or just enjoying the beautiful New York weather. I decided to attend this year’s Harlem Book Fair and was excited about […]

FILE -- A 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-parade ordinance of Birmingham, Ala., is attacked by a police dog on May 3, 1963.  On the afternoon of May 4, 1963, during a meeting at the White House with members of a political group, President Kennedy discussed this photo, which had appeared on the front page of that day's New York Times. Thousands of students re-created the march Thursday, May 2, 2013 in a peaceful march through downtown Birmingham. (AP Photo/Bill Hudson, file)

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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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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Nicki Minaj’s BET Awards Acceptance Speech: Full of Ignorance

OPINION – I took the time  to watch the 2014 BET Awards (please don’t judge me) and I’m not here to do a full recap. What I do want to discuss is Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech toward the end of the awards for Best Female Rapper. For once I was rooting for Minaj because the […]

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The Documentary That Puts The Black Church on Blast: Black Church Inc.

When I saw the trailer to the documentary entitled, Black Church Inc. I knew off the bat that this was a film that was a must see for me. I remember going to church as a little girl, especially in the summer with my mother in Sumter, South Carolina and one of the things that […]

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The 2014 American Black Film Festival Recap

NEW YORK – The American Black Film Festival has come to an close after 4 days of festivities. The ambassador of the ABFF was Morris Chestnut. An array of movies was premiered from the opening of the festival with Think Like a Man 2 and Spike Lee closed out the ABFF with a debut of […]

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The End of a NY Hip-Hop Era as Angie Martinez Resigns

OPINION– I was a radio junkie since I was a kid, listening to Marley Marl, who was in control, Red Alert, the late Frankie Crocker, Wendy Williams and her array of gossip when she was on WBLS. I also listened to Angie Martinez, who was included in the pack as a DJ on Hot 97.Angie […]

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When Blacks Don’t Own A Media Outlet: Anyone Can Play A Black Person

OPINION-It’s been a few days since the announcement was made that Disney actress Zendaya Coleman will be playing the lead role in Aalyiah’s bio-pic for Lifetime. I read that a few people were okay with Zendaya playing the role and went further by saying it’s no big deal and folks shouldn’t be outrage over nothing. […]

Education

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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Old School Video of the Week: Roxanne Shante – “Live on Stage”

The year was 1989 when Roxanne Shante dropped the single off her Bad Sister album, “Live on Stage.” Back by the iconic producer Marley Marl and the Juice Crew, Shante was one of the first female rappers who garner respect in a field that is dominated by men. The Queensbridge diva broke a lot of […]

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Side-Eye Alert: Rihanna May Have Overdid It This Time

OPINION- We have probably seen Rihanna naked for the umpteenth time and have slowly, dismissed it as Rihanna being Rihanna. This time was different nevertheless. Rihanna showed up in a see-through gown for the CFDA Fashion Awards. The gown exposed every sense of her being and that if one didn’t know better after checking her […]

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Book Recommendation: Paul Mooney – ‘Black is the New White’

Los Angeles is the bourgeois town of all bourgeois towns, a vile, racist city from the very start. It’s always been way more conservative than people think. Hollywood folks like to believe they are wrapped up in their liberal beliefs, but it’s all just a ruse. They got the complexion for the protection. Hollywood only […]

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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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Would Michael Jackson Have Done a Song With Timberlake?

OPINION-Sony music has released XSCAPE, a posthumous Michael Jackson album and the first single featuring Justin Timberlake was “Love Never Felt So Good”, which has been on the radio for quite some time with a video to match. My gripe is why of all singers was Justin Timberlake selected to be on a record with […]

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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 […]

Introducing Kids

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. […]

Black Baby

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 […]

FILE -- A 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-parade ordinance of Birmingham, Ala., is attacked by a police dog on May 3, 1963.  On the afternoon of May 4, 1963, during a meeting at the White House with members of a political group, President Kennedy discussed this photo, which had appeared on the front page of that day's New York Times. Thousands of students re-created the march Thursday, May 2, 2013 in a peaceful march through downtown Birmingham. (AP Photo/Bill Hudson, file)

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 […]

Education

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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Transparent, Direct and Substantive Critiques

When you’re attempting to critique someone, be sure the critique is transparent, substantive and direct.  If you truly intend for the critique to have an impact on the individual, then deliver the critique directly to the person—not to someone else or through any other indirect communication medium.  Now, if you’re just blowing off steam, that’s […]

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Campaign Waged Against Street Harassment

NEW  YORK – As the weather gets warmer, especially right here in NYC we have the overabundance of men who look forward to harassing women as they walk by. From the multiple cat calls, whistling and the vulgar remarks, will become a nuisance for women who are just trying to get to their destination. I […]

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Top 10 Frisk Commandments: Every Black and Latino Male Should Follow

NEW YORK – Many Black and Latinos are often stopped and frisked by police in NYC – and in record numbers. Mayor Bloomberg and his overrated Police Commissioner – Kelly believes that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy is an essential tool in crime fighting and getting guns off the streets –  I vehemently disagree with their […]

How To Love The Job You Hate

How To Love The Job You Hate

Have you ever heard someone say, “I hate my job?” Perhaps you have been guilty of speaking those words yourself. I want to caution you to be mindful of the words you speak and understand the power behind what you say. The dictionary defines “hate” as an intense dislike; extreme aversion or hostility. However, there […]

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Job Alert: Empire City Casino Job Fair – Expired

Empire City Casino is having a job fair Date:  April 25, 2013 Time: 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Location: Hutchinson Metro Center Conference 1200 Water Place Bronx, New York 10461 Professional attire is required Bring copies of your resume. Human Resource professionals and Department Management Team Members will be on hand for onsite interviews. The following  positions […]

Red Flags Men Should Not Ignore

A Few Red Flags Men Should Never Ignore..

Women are just as capable of hurting a good man as a man is a good woman, but it’s rarely discussed. In this article, I will discuss basic red flags men need to consider when getting to know a woman. (1) Fresh out of a relationship: Avoid dating a woman who is fresh out of […]

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Tax Returns Are In: Let the Flossing Begin

Tax season time is among us, and some have already filed and received checks from Uncle Sam. I’m more of a procrastinator, so filing my taxes has been an afterthought thus far. Do not worry, I will not Lauryn Hill it, or Wesley Snipes it. With that being said, many people take this opportunity to […]

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Will Smith’s Scriptwriting Contest

James Lassiter and Will Smith of Overbrook Entertainment have joined forces with the ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment—a group of leading national advertisers intent on finding and supporting exceptional family content—to find the most talented undiscovered TV scriptwriters in the country. Overbrook Entertainment’s vision, together with the Alliance, is to produce and support extraordinary family […]

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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 […]

Dwight Howard

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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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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The NYPD Killing of Eric Garner Indicates The Police Need Reform

Follow @For_The_Masses OPINION-The NYPD has continued where they left off tormenting minorities in a city that is being gentrified, and folks are being out priced to the point that many minorities are leaving in droves (that’s by design). The minorities that stay trying to hold on are subjected to constant humiliation and disrespect by one […]

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The Clippers Story has Showcased Racism Is Alive & Well

OPINION – The smoke has cleared concerning Clippers owner (soon to be ex-owner) Donald Sterling, after he was caught spitting out racist rhetoric that would probably make any white supremacist proud of him if he weren’t Jewish. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned him for life and fined him over 2 million dollars. Of course, on […]

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The KKK Wants PA Residents To Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside

Who to call when so many break-ins are taking place in Fairview Township, Pennsylvania? The Klu Klux Klan, that’s who. I mean they are notorious for literally watching over neighborhoods to ensure no one whistles at any white women, I mean protecting their property from folks that do not look like them. Right? One of […]

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The Image of the NYPD Cop That Made Me Smile

I am notorious for writing about the NYPD in a bad light. I have constantly been against stop-and-frisk and other tactics that are used mostly against the Black and Latinos in the community. I have witnessed the way they interact with us, which has caused the majority of distrust in those same communities. The NYPD’s […]

Racial Profiling

The Case of the International Version of Racial Profiling

LONDON – The police in the United States aren’t the only ones who get all excited to profile and violate a person of color constitutional rights; it is also the norm all over the world. Check out this case for instance in Wembley, London: A 16-year-old boy from Wembley claims he was called a monkey […]

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Father of the Year Hides Heroin in His 2 Year Old Son Clothes

It always amazes me on how the actions of some people that roam this earth are downright incomprehensible. I have stated numerous times that a war going on between Angels and Demons is taking place right here on Earth, and with this latest incident, I couldn’t be more correct. Dozens of packets of heroin were […]

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George Zimmerman is Still Winning, Now at DMX’s Expense

OPINION- At first I thought it was some joke, created by some internet hoaxer who envision murderer (don’t care if he was acquitted) George Zimmerman wanting to fight DMX in a celebrity boxing match. According to the Daily News, Zimmerman came up with the concept himself. According to published reports, Zimmerman stated that he has […]

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Hey Mr. President, Where Was the Part on the Criminal Justice System?

OPINION – Maybe I was missing something last night as I watched President Obama give his 2014 State of the Union Address. The President who hands down can deliver a speech that always seem to captivate the listener, didn’t address two topics that I am very passionate about, which is the criminal justice system with […]

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Entertainment

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Old School Video of the Week: A.D.O.R – “Let it All Hang Out”

The year was 1992, when A.D.O.R came out of nowhere and gave New York City a Pete Rock produced track in “Let it All Hang Out.” I remember this record fondly because it was one of the biggest hits of the summer. Rock provided his signature production and ad-libs throughout the song that gave it […]

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Now That Remy Ma Is Getting Out of Prison, What Now?

OPINON-Rapper Remy Ma will be free from prison after completing 6 ½ years for assault, and weapons possession. The conviction stems from an incident where she accused another woman of stealing $3,000 from her and shot the victim in the stomach, but Remy never found the money on the victim’s persons. Remy was sentenced to […]

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Old School Video of the Week: Public Enemy – “911 is a Joke”

The year was 1990 when Public Enemy released “911 Is a Joke”, off of their Fear of a Black Plane album. Flavor Flav who rarely has the opportunity to leave from hype-man to front man took over the mic with this one, as he animatedly let’s everyone know 911 is a joke. The video has […]

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Highlights of the Harlem New York Book Fair

NEW YORK – While many New Yorkers and travelers decided to spend this past weekend at array of concerts. From attending to the Beyonce/Jay Z concert, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, relaxing at the beach, or just enjoying the beautiful New York weather. I decided to attend this year’s Harlem Book Fair and was excited about […]

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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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Nicki Minaj’s BET Awards Acceptance Speech: Full of Ignorance

OPINION – I took the time  to watch the 2014 BET Awards (please don’t judge me) and I’m not here to do a full recap. What I do want to discuss is Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech toward the end of the awards for Best Female Rapper. For once I was rooting for Minaj because the […]

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The Documentary That Puts The Black Church on Blast: Black Church Inc.

When I saw the trailer to the documentary entitled, Black Church Inc. I knew off the bat that this was a film that was a must see for me. I remember going to church as a little girl, especially in the summer with my mother in Sumter, South Carolina and one of the things that […]

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The 2014 American Black Film Festival Recap

NEW YORK – The American Black Film Festival has come to an close after 4 days of festivities. The ambassador of the ABFF was Morris Chestnut. An array of movies was premiered from the opening of the festival with Think Like a Man 2 and Spike Lee closed out the ABFF with a debut of […]

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The End of a NY Hip-Hop Era as Angie Martinez Resigns

OPINION– I was a radio junkie since I was a kid, listening to Marley Marl, who was in control, Red Alert, the late Frankie Crocker, Wendy Williams and her array of gossip when she was on WBLS. I also listened to Angie Martinez, who was included in the pack as a DJ on Hot 97.Angie […]

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When Blacks Don’t Own A Media Outlet: Anyone Can Play A Black Person

OPINION-It’s been a few days since the announcement was made that Disney actress Zendaya Coleman will be playing the lead role in Aalyiah’s bio-pic for Lifetime. I read that a few people were okay with Zendaya playing the role and went further by saying it’s no big deal and folks shouldn’t be outrage over nothing. […]

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