My Veggie Challenge

The world is now full of vegetarian and vegan based menus, conversations, movements, literature and the like.  This same world is also full of MEAT!!  Advertisements, sales at grocery stores, fast food restaurants, etc.  Ultimately, the decision is yours (for better or worse), but perhaps sometimes we need a little concise information and those in … Continue reading My Veggie Challenge

Lift Up the Smoke Screen! Umojah Nation CD Release

The long-awaited debut album for our reggae family called Umojah Nation is set!  Check the flyer for details and get Ready, Ready to join us!  - Peace Joining us on stage will be throwback Umojah, Hybrid Shakedown and Passport Project

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Another brilliant journey of a jazz artist, a pioneer, a visionary - a leader... When people tell their story, it amazes me every time - you simply cannot replicate the personal experiences.  Their stories have to be told in their voice, with their passion, their own embellishments, truths, etc. Possibilities does this and more.  Herbie … Continue reading Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Mind Control: Empire, Fox, and other stupid sh!t

What is this Drip Drop crap?!?!?  Is this a hip-hop spoof??  SNL? We are dealing with some serious mind control... Stereotypical B.S....   Excuse, after excuse...  Stop the madness! There are a number of us who are literally putting ourselves on the line, in harms way, everyday, to educate our children and their parents.  We advocate, we meet … Continue reading Mind Control: Empire, Fox, and other stupid sh!t

The Hillman College Bookstore


Hillman Bookstore The impact of A Different World is irrefutable. It is easy to find HBCU alumni, students and friends who revel in their Hillman College experience. I mean, really, who among us isn’t binge watching A Different World on Netflix? (If you aren’t we won’t judge you. Just get your cousin’s Netflix info and join us.)

Hillman College Crystal Hillman College and Ribs. Is there a better combination? Let’s ask Dr. de!

Winston Robinson, founder of Hillman Bookstore, is like many in my generation. His understanding of HBCU culture began with A Different World. As a child, Robinson says his view of school of was unfavorable. “I saw college as more school and more work.” The middle of the first season of A Different World found him changed. He was determined to turn this experience into a lifestyle. The idea of living a Ron Johnson-ish lifestyle was the motivation he needed to…

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The Artistry OF Erykah Badu

I just couldn't help but pay a little homage... In recent times, has there been another artist (i.e. musician, painter, sculptor, poet...) that has been drawn, written about, painted, or "filtered" more than Erykah Badu?  If there has please let this brotha know.  Either way, her Motherland features (lips, hips, and other parts), and her … Continue reading The Artistry OF Erykah Badu

“5 Black Students Named Rhodes Scholars”

(L-R: Tayo Sanders, Rachel Harmon, Ridwan Hassen, Sarah Yerima and Robert Fisher) I am very proud of our young scholars and pray that one day we can provide them with these types of opportunities without having to receive awards named after the murderous devil called Cecil Rhodes.   Hopefully these brilliant young warriors will take the … Continue reading “5 Black Students Named Rhodes Scholars”

Social Media Madness?

Most recently I had a friend state that she liked “men” that used social media sparingly.  Respect.  Funny thing is, she said it on – a social media site.  So, the problem is of course that sometimes we need to do one majorly important thing – sssshhhhhhh.... No love lost, my friend. Seriously though, I … Continue reading Social Media Madness?

Black men need to take responsibility

Forever Black Effusion

Black men have to take huge responsibility for all these black women with messed up weaves, skin lightening creams, booty implants etc, in every society women look for their men to validate them, which means what their men show they like the women try to be and black men show time and time again they want either light skin black women with straight hair or white women, so many black women try to look like that, it’s the same thing with white men and women, their men show they want women with blonde hair, blues eyes, a slim figure, big tits and no ass, so the women kill themselves trying to be that.

If the famous black men started only dating black women with natural hair watch how quickly things would change.


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Ugandan Kids Choir – Inspiring!

Sometimes you don't know where inspiration will come from. I am about to start a bucket drumming club with youth at the local Harvey Rice School in Cleveland on Tuesdays.  Since proclaiming that I would start such a club, I have been in need of a push - just a little nudge to give me some … Continue reading Ugandan Kids Choir – Inspiring!