Category: Random

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Warriors, come out to play-ay-ay!

The Warriors Hearing a clicking sound like a Vegas slot machine, I look over and see my wife’s eyes spinning back in her head. I know it has something to do with me watching The Warriors…well, watching it again for the uncountable time. The clicking leads us to our next...

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Make a Difference: World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day Do you have a comfortable bed, food, a country? Although the US withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday, today (June 20th) is World Refugee Day. A day that touches the hearts of all of us. The purpose of the UN declaring World Refugee Day...

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Vernon Reid: 13 Black Artist Who Inspired Rock

Vernon Reid Vernon Reid may not be a household name, but if you love music, he should be. After years of struggling to find the right lineup, while attempting to break through the racial barrier of hard rock (a time before social media) he finally convinces a label that an...

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Harold and Maude, A Love Story

It is daddy-daughter time, so I pick today’s cult classic. I selected it especially for her. She is cool enough to get it, plus, little does she know, she will shed a few tears (she hates that). Maybe I should warn her, but anyway, I push play, and Harold and...

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Top Ten Most Relevant Old School Rap Songs

Old School The definition of Old School Rap is debatable. Most descriptions put Old School as being from the mid-70s until the mid-90s. To me, anything after the early 90s is not Old School. It is merely old. That leads me to a question, what are the most influential early...

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The Freaks Come Out at Night

Tod Browning, Dracula, and Freaks Tod Browning was a young director specializing in horror and the macabre. His most famous work is the 1931 horror classic Dracula. The film led to other Universal Studio monsters like Frankenstein and the Wolfman. It also inspired the vampire phenomenon still popular today. The...

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Run-DMC: 13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock

Run-DMC “I’m the king of rock; there is none higher Sucker MC’s should call me sire” is the opening to King of Rock by Run DMC. Their decree holds true. Run-DMC consists of Joseph Simmons (Run), Darryl McDaniels (DMC), and Jason Mizell (Jam-Master-Jay). They are the original kings of the...

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Basket Case: Say Hello to My Little Friend

Flipping through the less than exciting options on my television, a movie catches my eye: Chasing Banksy. I watch the last half of the film. As luck would have it, it is disappointing. The credits begin to roll and I see a familiar name. It is director Frank Henenlotter, known for directing...

The band Death 0

Death: 13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock

Death is a story of what was and what should have been. The Detroit based proto-punk band came before the founding fathers of punk music. They were ahead of such legends as the Ramones, Sex Pistols, and the Clash. They began five years before the most famous African-American Punk band,...

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The Monkees Take One to the Head

We all have guilty pleasures. Seldom do we risk the embarrassment or loss of cool points by sharing with our friends. With this said, I’ll take a deep breath and admit one of mine. I am a fan of the Monkees. (There is, however, a caveat: I only like songs...