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A Few Thoughts.

November 9, 2016
c/o of John Towner

I grew up in a black church. Services were long, songs were loud, and the people were spirited. Looking back on it, I lacked the perspective to really appreciate the experience for what it was, but now it’s something that I reflect on with fondness; I met Jesus there, made friends there, and learned the importance of being around people that look like you, and understand your experience. But as we all know, you never really appreciate things until you no…

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Review: Mayer Hawthorne – ‘Man About Town’

April 7, 2016
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A lot can happen in three years. Apple Watches can become a thing, we can convince ourselves that we need more Spider-Man films, and Mayer Hawthorne can work like he’s four entirely separate people. Since the release of Where Does This Door Go (2013), he’s released two collaborative albums, gone on multiple tours, and-in what can only be described as a shameless flex-showcased all of those ventures during a two-night show. But instead of taking the break that he undoubtedly deserves,…

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8 Hopes For Kanye’s New Album.

June 2, 2015
Full Review of the Show: http://normalmag.com/reviews/live/kanye-west/skylight-at-moynihan-station/20121024

Photo c/o of Kenny Sun   So unless you’ve been under a rock, or just living a more fulfilling life than the rest of us, then you’ve probably heard the latest Kanye rumors. Basically, sources are claiming that Ye’s upcoming album-tentatively titled SWISH-is set to drop on June 8th, via Apple’s new streaming service. The service-which is also slated to drop this month as a rebranding of the Beats Music service-is expected to have some significant star power behind it, hence the Yeezy…

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Culture Television

Rave: Why I love ABC’s ‘Black-ish’

September 26, 2014
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I’m pretty sure I’ve said this already, but I don’t watch a lot of TV these days. With the exception of shows like American Horror Story and Scandal, when I do turn on my television, it’s usually to watch reruns of older shows that I enjoy. But when a friend of mine told me about ABC’s newest show, Black-ish, I knew that I would have to make time to check it out. Yes, of course, the cast lineup was enough to peak my interest, but it was really…

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Culture Television

Rave: 30 Years of The Cosby Show

September 19, 2014
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Eight seasons, and 30 years later, it’s hard for anyone to overstate just how iconic and important The Cosby Show was to American television. Not only did it launch the careers of stars like Raven-Symoné, but it also had a hand in changing how black families could be portrayed on TV, thus paving the way for shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And even 22 years after the last episode aired, we’re still familiar with a lot of the memorable lines from the show,…

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Culture Music

Review: ‘Indigo Child’

September 1, 2014
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“We are the truth. We are forever. We are the youth. We are together.” Those are the first lines heard on ‘Indigo Child’, the debut album from up-and-coming artist, Raury. And if you stick around and listen to the rest of the project, then the manifesto eventually begins to make sense; ‘Indigo Child’ is unapologetically young, and seems very much like the soundtrack for every self-aware teenager with something to prove to the world. Hailing from Stone Mountain, Georgia, the…

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Rave: My favorite Michael Jackson videos

August 29, 2014
Photo c/o of Zoran Veselinovic

With so many iconic songs and moments in pop culture, it’s almost impossible to overstate the legacy of Michael Jackson. The star, who would have been 56 today, will forever be remembered not only for his music, but for his visuals, evident in MTV’s decision to name the Video Vanguard Award after him in 1991. With all of that considered, I thought that the best way to celebrate Mike’s birthday would be to do a small countdown of what I think are…

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Culture Current Events

Rant: What You Need To Stop Saying About Ferguson

August 22, 2014
Photo c/o of Loavesofbread

It’s been almost two weeks since the killing of black, unarmed teen, Michael Brown, and to say that social media has been ablaze is an understatement. In fact, many attribute the media attention that the case is now getting to sites like Twitter, where news of the killing really started circulating. Since August 9th, people from all across the globe have been throwing in their two cents concerning the situation, as we’ve all watched events in Ferguson, Missouri go from…

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Culture Technology and Social Media

Rant: Yeah, Sometimes Twitter Sucks.

August 6, 2014
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Anyone who knows me knows that Twitter is my social media drug of choice. Along with YouTube and Tumblr, it’s one of the sites that’s always open on my internet browser, and yes, my tweet count is a bit on the high side. Thanks for letting me know. But despite my strong feelings of admiration for it, I have to be completely honest and admit that there are times when Twitter sucks. And not “suck” in the way that Facebook…

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Culture Music

Review: Majid Jordan– A Place Like This EP

July 24, 2014
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It’s pretty hard to ignore Drake these days. Nothing Was The Same was easily one of the biggest releases of last year, as it was fueled by the success of singles like “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, which served as Drake’s biggest crossover hit to date. But what most people didn’t pay attention to when it came to “Hold On, We’re Going Home” was the featured duo, Majid Jordan, who not only lent their vocals to the song, but also helped…

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