Nature vs Nurture “Love Is The Answer” by Aloe Blacc

As I start to prepare for the school year in a month or so, I realize how important my role is as an educator is to the young people I teach. This new music video from Aloe Blacc only highlights that innate responsibility.

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My New Favorite Music Video For Us Ladies!! “You & I (Nobody In The World)” by John Legend

Like the New Always #LikeAGirl campaign, John Legend has appealed to the innate beauty and strength of all girls and women in his new music video “You & I”. Play this video for your mother, aunt, sister, grandmother, girlfriend, cousin, best friend. She will thank you IMMEDIATELY!

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Focus on South Florida: Autumn de Forest

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

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Albert Scaglione (Source: My33)

Autumn de Forest is an artist, model, speaker and philanthropist. Her works sell for tens of thousands of dollars and at the age of 12, her paintings are exhibited alongside both contemporary and modern masters. We focus on all the things that make this child prodigy so special, and we meet her mentor, the CEO & Founder of Park West Galleries, and a prominent philanthropist in his own right. Click on the above picture to watch the interview.

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#ThrowbackThursday for #BlackMusicMonth “Ruler of My Heart” by The Incomparable Lisa Fischer

The movie “That Night” (1992) was such a beautiful movie about the loss of innocence and teenage love. Its soundtrack only augmented that sentiment. This song has been one of my favorite songs (the I can identify with all too well these days). Lisa Fischer is a true vocalist and an artist in her craft. ENJOY!

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Kendrick Lamar Says The Industry Has Become Soft & Lacks Aggression

Originally posted on AllHipHop:

(AllHipHop News) Kendrick Lamar sparked a major lyrically combative moment in Hip Hop last year when his verse from Big Sean’s “Control” made its way to the Internet. Dozens of rappers responded to K. Dot’s challenge to knock him off the throne.

In an extensive feature in the New York Times, the TDE emcee shares his opinion on the lack of competition and aggression in rap music today.

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“If my edge is dull, my sword is dull, and I don’t want to fight another guy whose sword is dull. If you’ve got two steel swords going back and forth hitting each other, what’s gonna happen? Both of them are going to get sharper,” says Lamar. “Everybody that’s in the industry has lost their edge… There’s really no aggression. You gotta say things particular, and everything is…

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