Monday, April 20, 2015

Kanye West x Time Magazine


451ing...

Currently burning through the pages of 'Black Profiles in Courage,' by Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Alan Steinburg. This book gives you true history lessons and poses the question: 'why are black Americans purposely ignored in American history?' You think you know your country? I guarantee you most people only know half truths.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Kendrick Lamar x King Kunta

This album will be ignored by too many people because of its unapologetic 'young black male' content. Too bad for those people.


Amy Documentary Trailer

One of my favorite artists of my generation. At the moment it was released that she passed I was working at a newspaper and I had to pull her obituary, find beautiful art of her, call entertainment editors, post the story to the website and send an email to millions of people of her death. It was weird and eerie and just a sad moment. Because I loved her art so much it was suddenly not just work to me but I don't know what you would call it....


Monday, March 30, 2015

On evolving...

It seems too many people stop trying to evolve. They stop learning, stop reading, stop asking questions. At some point in life, too many people just stop evolving and just exist. They stop wanting to discover new things because the day to day have become life. And I don't want to stop evolving as a human being. Some of the things I believed in 10 years ago I can't fathom believing in today....because I've evolved as a person. If I live to see the age of 90, I feel like I will be just as confused about life as I was at 25. Why? Because at age 90, I'll have more wisdom to ask even grander questions about the life lived.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

451ing...

Currently burning through the pages of 'The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter,' by Ian O'Connor. I waited until he retired to read a grand biography about my favorite baseball player of all-time. A great story about one of the most important baseball players of all-time.

On the world and art...

'Without art , the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.' - George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Documentary trailer

Looks pretty fascinating. Growing up, I liked Nirvana but they weren't my favorite rock band. But what did mesmerize me was the effect Nirvana had on some of my white schoolmates. Nirvana transfixed them. Not for good or bad...Nirvana (and not Nirvana alone of course) moved some of them towards individualism or a carbon copied version of Nirvana induced individualism. Which was pretty dope. That's what I remember about Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. Their power.


Leon Bridges x Coming Home


Kendrick Lamar x Rolling Stone


On humankind...

What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute to your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special. - Morris Dees

Kendrick Lamar x To Pimp a Butterfly


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

8th Annual Roots Picnic


Time Magazine


aquarius (hate when these things are right)

aquarius is the mad scientist in his fucked-up lab, inventing and creating night and day. they are rebellious and creative, with a modern and bright mind. their intelligence sometimes makes them feel superior to others, and they distance themselves from society even more. aquarius want to break all the rules and create a new, better world. like capricorn, they are often mistaken as being emotionless, but they are humanitarian and suffer with the world. they have opinions on pretty much anything and will fight you on them any day. they love being unique, original, shock, stand out from the crowd.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Black history in March...

A few years ago, an older man came to my house to fix the furnace. We struck up a conversion about life and many other things. He revealed to me that when he was a child all he wanted to do was become a police officer. Then, when he was old enough and went to start the process of becoming a cop, the very first thing the police department head said to him was "you can't arrest white people of course."
The next day he went to school to learn how to repair furnaces.

Friday, February 27, 2015

On the future...

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past. - Sai Baba

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Salt of the Earth

I guess every documentary nominated this year was amazing because this right here also looks AMAZING.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Citizenfour

The Oscar winning documentary is polarizing, important and down right depressing. America has no privacy....none.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

451ing....

Currently burning through the pages of 'God of Speed,' by Luke Davies.

It's a summer night in 1973 and billionaire Howard Hughes can't sleep. Waiting on an old friend to wake, he then retells the story of his crazy and adventurous life. (This is a fictional account of a real life)

On great art...

'No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.' - Rainer Maria Rilke