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Kirk Franklin: I Smile

RacquetballGuy introduced me to Kirk Franklin’s song: I Smile. It’s such a wonderful reminder that despite our current adversities — no matter what they may be — we have much to be thankful for and so shouldn’t stop smiling!

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I’ve been checking out many of the companies that will have applications integrated into Facebook’s timeline profile. One that has captivated me so far is: Spotify. Why? Well while I like music, I don’t really follow a lot of bands or listen to a lot of music. And so as this service which will provide free access to more than 15million tracks, thinking that I’ll be able to discover and enjoy a lot more music without first having to pay for it. Also, the beauty of this application/service as that by being integrated with Facebook, I’ll be able to discover […]

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Black Venus (Venus Noire)

Earlier this summer I saw a movie that still haunts my dreams. Titled Black Venus (Venus Noire) it tells the real-life story of a black woman born circa 1770 who was turned into a sideshow attraction known as ‘The Hottentot Venus’. Born Sarah ‘Saartjie’ Baartman in South Africa, she was taken to Europe during the early 19th century and was exploited and exhibited as a part-human, part-animal attraction for both entertainment and educational purposes. And when her “act” lost appeal, she was tossed out on the streets like garbage and eventually turned to prostitution. She subsequently died of pneumonia and […]

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Black Jaguar: Take Control

One of my good childhood friends and Montserrat Soca Artist, Black Jaguar recently released two new singles: Drowning On A Rising Sun and Take Control. My favorite of the two is Take Control. You can listen to it here: Both singles as well as songs from his highly acclaimed first album Paw of Jag can be purchased online via iTunes. Enjoy!

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Celebrity Marriages

Headline coverage in the major US & UK tabloid newspapers yesterday hinted that the marriage of Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith was coming to an end. I imagine this news was shocking to most as they always seem so happy and loved up! Now, just a mere 24hours later, there are denials from the couple. Whatever the case, I have long since stopped having any faith in most celebrity marriages. Sure there are some that are genuine, but most are manufactured or maintained long after their expiry date for professional reasons. Some would say this is a very cynical view, […]

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