THE MANHOOD LINE: LIVE! By Mike Ramey.
I’ve been noticing something in a wide variety of TV commercials over the last several years, be they on the main TV networks, on cable, or further into the television universe. It seems that families having sons, has fallen out-of-vogue among the ‘wizards of smart’ on Madison Avenue. Daughters have become the ‘fixture’ among the advertisers…a trend I find very, very disturbing.
Why? I’m glad that you… Continue
Added by Mike Ramey on February 28, 2018 at 11:19pm —
BY MIKE RAMEY
“Just because you ignore me; don’t mean that I’m not here.”
--James A. Green, Pastor
To understand the mindset of Harold Bell, you would have to understand his heroes were not the black athletes he admired like Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Paul Roberson, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, John Carlos, Tommie… Continue
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It was a brisk March evening in Falmouth, Massachusetts when The GroovaLottos made their debut in 2011. They had a three hour set and only five songs. How did they do it?
"We had been jamming in the carriage house for almost two years and sounded pretty good," recalls Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, "I had brought in a digital recorder and we even made a demo of about 4 or five songs." "The only thing," added Eddie Ray Johnson, "was that all we… Continue
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Hip-hop Jazz Percussionist & MC, The ZYG performs in Boston for the
Annual Prince Hall BlackHistory Month Program, bringing socially conscious hip-hop to a appreciative audience.
It was the talents of the upcoming generation was highlighted at the Annual Black History Month event, hosted by the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. About 200 community people filled the William E. Reed Auditorium in Dorchester on Sunday, February… Continue
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Mayor Walter Washington and me hanging out with the boys after the riots
NBC WRC-TV 4 aired a Black History Month special on Sunday February 25, 2018. The program looked back on the 1968 riots in Washington, DC without an eye witness account. NBC WRC TV4 relied on he say, she say to tell our story and history. I was on the U Street corridor during the riots for 4 days.…
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Carver Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CARV), the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank ("Carver" or the "Bank"), announced today that the Bank has entered into a sale and leaseback property arrangement that will allow the Bank to maintain its branch presence at its 75 W. 125th… Continue
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Red and Dotie Auerbach share a laugh with Inside Sports host Harold Bell and telephone guest, tennis legend Jimmy Connors.
NBA legend Red Auerbach and abolitionist John Brown had more in common than the color of their skin. These two white men stood up for black folks when they could not stand up for themselves.
John Brown for example, is famous… Continue
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Stress, anxiety and tensions are the words that come in every re locator's mind when they need to shift their home.… Continue
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According to new consumer insights from Nielsen, the global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch, buy and listen to, Black consumers and consumers of color alike are making considerable contributions to the overall… Continue
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Grammy nominated band reflects on the spiritual philosophies that inform their musical fellowship including the spirit animal that guides their journey. Playing in Welfleet in March.
As any working musician can tell you,… Continue
Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on February 20, 2018 at 8:00am —
“The artist elects to fight for freedom or slavery.
I have made my choice! I had no alternative!”
Table of… Continue
Added by Marvin X on February 19, 2018 at 11:30pm —
The spirit energy that fueled Hip-hop can be found in the
parks of The Bronx. The ZYG pays a visit to his musical roots and talks about the African, African American, and Caribbean oral and musical traditions that are at the roots of rap music.
BRONX, NY - Standing in Devoe Park, The ZYG finds himself literally at one of the significant crossroads ofHip-hop, where Sedewick Avenue and Fordam Road intersect.… Continue
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After watching and being inspired by the Black Panther Movie, I decided to create a Youtube Challenge with a song that I wrote to promote a Black African American Renaissance to implement The Quiet Resolution (TQR, Inc.) http://www.tqrinc.com, a startup corporation created to implement a National Black… Continue
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The Hidden Meanings Of African Attire
I am drawing this title from an article that I read that…
Added by Nana Baakan Agyiriwah on February 17, 2018 at 1:04am —
I am a mature black man. I was driving home at about 9 pm. It was dark and the residential road had little traffic. Suddenly a police car was behind me. I confess I was afraid.
Is my taillight ok?
Am I within the speed limit?
Did I put on my blinkers at the last turn?
The cop car passed without molesting me. I was relieved. But, my relief turned to anger. Is this the way I am going to spend the rest of my life in these circumstances? I have… Continue
Added by Michael Phillips on February 17, 2018 at 1:00am —
A new survey by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) reveals African Americans are more likely to believe community involvement is important to their overall well-being versus other ethnicities. For this group, community begins with family and friends -- and sometimes involves finances.…
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