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The First Purge: A Letter to The Black and Brown Family

Dear Black & Brown Family, I recently watched The First Purge (2018), and I was conflicted and convicted about a lot. Conflicted about why I haven’t made positive strides in my community yet and convicted on what I need to do to make it happen. Honestly, I had avoided watching this movie since it came out. […]

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When They See Us: A Review and Comparison

Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana Jr. and Korey Wise. Five minority men who have had chunks of their lives stripped away from them due to false rape and assault charges in the infamous Central Park Jogger case. Written off as guilty before even given a fair trial, despite having zero evidence to […]

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Gentlemen's Way

The Gentlemen’s Way Vol. 13: Find joy in bestowment, as you do in monetary growth

For the last two years, Grand Gentlemen has handed out a college scholarship to various Oklahoma City High School seniors. It’s called the Man of the Year scholarship. While many people formerly recognized the Grant Gents as a group of debonair, well-dressed, and cheerful men of color, they’ve defined themselves as more. The Grand Gents […]

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Music

The Roc is in the Billions

Real estate, $50 million. Art collection, $70 million. Music, $75 million. Roc Nation, $75 million. Tidal, $100 million. D’usse, $100 million. Cash & investments, $200 million. Armand De Brignac, $310 million. Becoming the first ever rap billionaire? Priceless. As of today, Shawn Carter has officially become the fifth black billionaire. Not only is this nothing […]

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Culture

J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive Goes Triple Platinum

J.Cole has no problem showing that he’s in a league of his own. In fact, he’s so confident in his position in rap that he sounds off in his lyrics. “Only gon’ say this one time and I’ll dip, niggas ain’t worthy to be on my shit.”  Jermaine Cole rapped viciously over his track KOD […]

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Culture

All Facts, No Kaep

I once read a quote that said, “Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you.” Colin Kaepernick sees a problem outside of himself and is speaking and acting out against it. It’s not only cost him playing time with the 49ers, it costs him a roster […]

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Seth Rogen’s fire shoot with GQ and how Kanye inspires him

Seth Rogen is an authentic character, something everyone seems to know. Something no one seemed to know is that he can be a star in front of a camera as well. He wasn’t only the cover of Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine, he had a full spread in the magazine where he further showed how diverse of […]

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