What happens when you slow down the beat to Jay Z’s ”Picasso Baby” and add The Notorious B.I.G.’s flow on “Sky’s The Limit,” then replace Hov’s verse with his bars from “Success,” and finally employ Sheek Louch’s “colossal-sized Picassos” line from “All About The Benjamins” on the same track? Producer !llmind answers the question with a fitting remix on the pending anniversary of the late Biggie’s death (Mar. 9)
Reading this short piece by Jason Stirman, puts some of my fears of humanitarian work into words. When we go to lower income places, are we really helping people? Or are we just putting a band-aid on a situation?
Band-aids don’t heal wounds. They only cover them up and protect them, while the body heals itself. What if the body doesn’t start the healing process? The only thing that band-aid is going to do is get dirty and need to be changed. The body, and in this extended metaphor the real problem of poverty & inequality, is the thing that needs to be fixed.
“New York has won the competition to become the shooting location for the four Marvel miniseries that Disney is producing for Netflix. These 52 collective episodes are part of an ambitious Netflix strategy to become a leading source of original science fiction and horror franchises. ”—
I think we are over medicating our kids. This article raises some great points as to why that might be.
But how do we expect our kids to learn when they have all this energy and no way to expel it. Recess is gone. Gym seems like it’s on its way to pasture. Class lengths are way to long. I had trouble sitting still and staying focused for a 90 minute class in college, let alone trying to have done that in middle school.
A lot of people have been up in arms over the casting of the Fantastic Four reboot. Honestly I could care less what they look like. As long as the movie & characters stay true to their core values: scientific explorers of curiosity and sticking together as a family. Whether that is a family bonded together by blood or other means. Those are the core elements that make the Fantastic Four, the Fantastic Four.
All my friends are watching (or have already completed) the 2nd season of House of Cards. Me? I’m just starting on the first season. I’m more of a fan of the Hulu model (with the exception of the commercials). I’ll binge watch if I’m behind. But when a new season starts, I don’t think the entire thing should go up at one time.
“Social media is deep in that it makes it easy for your ideas to be distributed, critiqued and consumed. As a Black feminist though, I’d rather be invisible than erased. And trust me, there is a difference between the two.”—@Reninawrites (via newmodelminority)