50th Anniversary of a Dream




Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the march on Washington! Little known history facts about August 28th: In 1833 slavery was banned by the British Parliament throughout the British Empire | 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, gave his “I Have A Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, D.C. More than 200, 000 people attended | 1955 Emmett Till was killed in Money, Mississippi | 2008 President Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention | 2013 President Obama delivers speech on Capitol Hill commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights March

Talib Reads Jay-Z: Dramatic Interpretations [VID]


Listen to Talib’s latest “Prisoner of Conscious” as well as Jay-Z’s “Moment of Clarity”: http://goo.gl/3WE9f

Songs lyrics can be hypnotic, poetic, seductive or inscrutable, and we’ve all had moments where we wonder about the meaning of a specific line or a stanza. For our “Dramatic Interpretations” series, Google Play presents some of today’s top artists with a classic song verse, and asks them to give a reading of it as well as present their own interpretation. The results are funny, and offer insight into both the artist and the song. Here Talib Kweli reads a verse from Jay-Z’s “Moment of Clarity”.

Watch Talib at SXSW 2012: http://goo.gl/VNSHc
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Rock your ‘stache for Movember!!


November is better known as Movember in support of Men’s Health. Most of the time when you mention November most people immediately think of the holiday celebrated with close friends and family that’s filled with massive spreads and elastic waist pants.  Well November should also prompt you to “Rock your ‘stache” in support of the man/men in your life and those around you.

While most of the efforts of the Movember Foundation are geared towards the awareness of prostate and testicular cancer they are also spreading the word of men’s health in general. Here are a few facts found on their site (us.movemember.com):

Awareness and Education

Did you know that each Movember moustache grown in 2011 sparked a total of 2,413 conversations around men’s health?

Often it’s the funds raised by a charity that are remembered, but equally important, especially at Movember, is the awareness raised through the power of the moustache. Its awareness that educates and prompts people to take action and change behavior. It’s awareness and education that can ultimately save lives.

On average men die five to six years younger than women. The suicide rate is four times higher for men than women and more than five men die prematurely each hour from potentially preventable illnesses.

Hard hitting facts; especially when you consider there’s no biological disadvantage putting men at greater risk and, according to research, up to half of male cancer cases could be prevented by making healthier diet and lifestyle choices.

The reasons for the current state of men’s health are numerous and complex, but Movember’s Awareness and Education program is working hard to change the way men take care of themselves and handle the health issues they face.

Movember’s Awareness & Education Program > Overview
Movember’s tagline, changing the face of men’s health, aptly describes participating in Movember – changing your appearance by growing a moustache for 30 days, and the outcome – changing the understanding and attitudes men have towards their health. The Mo is Movember’s ribbon; it’s the catalyst for change.

The appearance of a moustache on a usually clean shaven man prompts conversation and, throughout the month, men are constantly asked, ‘why the Mo?’ Justification and an explanation follow; resulting is a highly effective and authentic word-of-mouth campaign.

Is Movember Making a Difference?
Is all this moustache-generated chat making a difference? Without doubt, yes it is. Each member of the Mo community is helping to change the face of men’s health.

The video above highlights the findings from Movember’s global research, showcasing the impact our Awareness & Education program is having. At its core, Movember is a word-of-mouth campaign driven by in-person communication and reinforced through digital media. In fact, 67% of people first hear about Movember through word-of-mouth.

Other US specific findings from the research show that during the month of Movember:

 69% of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas had a general check up with their doctor
 79% discussed their health with friends, family, and colleagues
 70% talked about specific men’s health issues
 67% recommended that someone else see a doctor
 43% became more aware and educated about the health risks they face

This research shows that participation in Movember propels men to proactively engage in the management of their health. However, findings also highlighted that some men had ignored an issue rather than go to a doctor. This is proof that there is still work to be done. Movember has a responsibility to continue educating men and raising awareness around the men’s health issues that affect them.

Movember’s Awareness & Education program is delivered through a number of different mechanics, including our education materials, website, events, ambassador program, media relations and campaign creative. If you’d like to hear more about the detail, please get in touch with the team at Movember by emailing info.us@movember.com or calling (310) 450-3331.

Going forward, Movember will continue to invest, develop and grow its Education and Awareness program, with a view to changing the actions and attitudes of men, related to their health, around the world.

The Introduction Of Port Clinton (@RhymeandReason)

You should really consider this free download a gift!! Port Clinton is 1/2 of Rhyme and Reason. He happens to be one of my favorite underground rappers in Cleveland. Although, I have a short list of my favorite hometown rappers that I keep on the hush, I’m letting it out the bag on this one. His talent is undeniable!!



  1. Port World
  2. Fettichini
  3. Armageddon
  4. I Wanna Rock
  5. Teacher’s Manual
  6. How Dare