The Hip Hop Offspring of Love Jones NYC

Dear Hip-Hop, I remember the exact day when I first fell in love with you. Unlike Sanaa Lathan’s character in Brown Sugar it was not in a park listening to Dana Dane, Slick Rick or Dougie Fresh battle in the Bronx. Rather, I was on a road trip with my family and my father put … Continue reading

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Not the Righteous Rape

If it wasn’t for Date Rape He’d never get laid. Aaaahh… Sublime circa 1992. There I am at 12 years old rebelliously using my parents’ coffee table as a stage with three of my best friends, belting out the lyrics to Date Rape. To us there’s nothing more to that song than a catchy beat … Continue reading

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527 Free Hugs at AIDS Walk NYC

Dear Free Hugs, A little over a year ago a friend of mine and I were discussing the Art of Giving a Hug with another friend of mine whom I’ll call Carter for the purpose of this blog. We were giving Carter a hard time because his hugs were pathetic. I mean the kind of … Continue reading

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700 Lost on 9/11/2001

Dear Suicide Bombers, For years the devastation, tragedy, crisis and eventual war on America has been something that I’ve experienced as a historical moment in my life. An event that forever changed my life and has forever etched memories in my mind that I can’t shake and don’t need to see rerun every year on the … Continue reading

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Kel Spencer uses his Pens to Empower

Dear Loved Ones, It is an absolute honor to bring you this guest blogger as he is doing what nestles perfectly into my heart. Kel Spencer has found the perfect way to combine his passion, talent and excellence in the music industry with his commitment, love and generosity for young people by creating an After School … Continue reading

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CLICK: The Sound of Unlocking Leadership Education

Dear Future Leaders, There once was a woman who had a vision, a vision to unlock leadership education for all learners and on the wings of the vision, through the strength of her commitment to every child across America, no the World, CLICK has been born. I introduce to you an amazing article written by … Continue reading

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5 Favorite People of 2010

Dear People of 2010, I resisted all day making a list of 2010 things. This is the time of year when you can find a list of just about anything that has happened in 2010. CNN has a list of 10 most intriguing people and put Antoine Dodson right up there with President Obama. Jillian … Continue reading

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Bad Date #30046

Dear Neiman Marcus, I went on a date with one of your fashion designers the other day.  He’s primarily worked in the New York office but more recently relocated to Los Angeles where he’s just getting settled and designing for one of your prominent stores there.  We met through a mutual friend and hit it off pretty … Continue reading

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30 in 30 at Love Jones NYC

Dear Comix, On day 12 of my #30in30 you created a space for J-Harris to come into the new venue of Love Jones NYC and give the experience of love to every person who walked through the door. Love Jones NYC is an opportunity to feel that love in the strength of your own heart as … Continue reading

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30 in 30 at Bua’s

Dear Day 3, You were an amazing day and it was amazing to have so many of my friends and loved ones gathered at Bua’s for 30 in 30. After an incredible workout at the gym I headed over to what has quickly become one of my favorite spots in the East Village and was … Continue reading

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