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Kendrick Lamar Says The Industry Has Become Soft & Lacks Aggression

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

(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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Auto Recalls — What You Need To Know

Originally posted on Black America Web:

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Mellody isPresident of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate accounts.  Additionally, she is a regular financial contributor and analyst for CBS news.

Mellody: We have all seen the news the last few months and years. The streak really began with Toyota and their acceleration problems in 2009-2010, and more recently GM is having a really rough time. having initiated a number of recalls since the beginning of the 2014, the most recent of which occurred just last week, the number GM of automobiles affected has reached over 15 million cars worldwide so far this year. But considering all of the coverage the recalls have received, there has been relatively little information about what you need to do if your car is affected by one! So this morning, i am here to…

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Do We Need to Rescue Our Kids From the Digital World?

lboogie81:

This is a very interesting piece about young people and the digital world in today’s world. As an educator, this is VERY informative!

Originally posted on Guerrilla World Press:

Do we need to rescue our kids from the digital world?

By Jane Wakefield

My children live in the digital world as much as they live in the real one.

Whether they are chatting to their friends on Xbox Live or FaceTime or viewing their profiles on Instagram, these days it seems that there is always a virtual guest in our house.

Their expectations of life are fundamentally different to mine at their ages – eight and 10. They were among the first generation to swipe a dumb screen and wonder why nothing happened; the first to say when a toy was broken: “Don’t worry, we can just download a new one”; and the first to be aware that the real world runs seamlessly into the digital one.

These digital natives understand the etiquette of the digital world – how to text, how to email, how to get wi-fi and…

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Box Office: ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Dominating With $34 Million Opening

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GO KEVIN GO!!! #ThinkLIkeMeToo

Originally posted on Variety:

Kevin Hart has struck box office gold once again.

Hart’s “Think Like a Man 2” opened Stateside to $12.2 million on Friday and is on track to gross $34 million this weekend. The studio is projecting a slightly more modest $32-$33 million launch.

The Sony/Screen Gem comedy edged out newcomer “Jersey Boys” and last weekend’s sparring sequels, “22 Jump Street” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” for the no. 1 spot. This marks a record-breaking ninth consecutive weekend that a new release has topped the U.S. box office.

If the estimate holds, the sequel will match the original “Think Like a Man” — an adaptation of Steve Harvey’s self-help book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” — which surprised with a $33.6 million bow two years ago. The pic, with an ensemble cast that includes Jerry Ferrara, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy and Regina Hall, is set to…

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