the ruckus

It’s been years, and we’re still wondering why there’s no more Def Comedy Jam. We know it’s not just us. But, our prayers have been answered and the wait is finally over. And it’s not Def Comedy Jam, it’s even better, seriously. Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus, a new six episode stand-up comedy series premieres […]

Music

‘Past Present Future’ is the second mixtape to come from Diggy Simmons, with many more to come from him! This mixtape features 13 tracks and is hosted by DJ Premier. A must download for any music lover!

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Soon you may be able to order a venti glass of Chardonnay, extra dry, with a splash of oak, because Starbucks is branching into the wine and spirits industry. That’s right our beloved coffee giant, Starbucks is talking booze in the near future. The company wants to increase their night time traffic and what’s a […]

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When Back To The Future came out, Marty McFly was so ahead of his time. Well now with the Marty McFly 2015 Gear, you can be ahead of your time too! For starters, you can bid on the Nike Mag Self-Lacing Shoe, or the Resizing ‘Future’ Jacket, both originals worn in the actual film. The […]

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The future is finally here – ok, well, that statement doesn’t actually make logical sense, but Google has developed a car that DRIVES ITSELF. The unmanned car is capable of driving on public highways, not just on a closed-off race course like past videos. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the most prominent research […]

Music

 Major Lazer is a collaborative effort between DJ/Producers Diplo and Switch who met while working with M.I.A. Major Lazer is a fictional cartoon character, who (according to press releases) fought as a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in a secret zombie war in 1984. He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has […]

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Micro-car manufacturer smart is teaming up with six of New York’s magazines to transform six walls in SoHo and Brooklyn into hand-painted photorealistic visions of the future for an initiative entitled, ‘The Future of the City.’ City, Dossier Journal, Nylon, Pin-Up, Theme, and Zink magazines focus on fashion, design, architecture, and art. smart approached the magazines […]

News

Today as we observe Labor Day we have to remember that youth unemployment is still at a record high number and it’s only getting higher. Young people are the ones that drive the economy and since the recession hit unemployment numbers reported by the International Labor Organization (ILO) are staggering. Worldwide, the ILO estimates 81 […]

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It was the biggest deal in my family, when Michael Jackson was about to release HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. We talked about it for weeks. It literally was a family affair when it showed up at the house and all my aunts, uncles, cousins and grand parents showed up. It was like […]

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Watch out Halle Berry! The Avatar queen Zoe Saldana is spicing things up in the fashion world.  The actress was named the MaxMara “Face of the Future”. The gala was held in Los Angeles for, “The Women in Film Fundraiser” at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. Saldana was awarded for her big break through […]

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For Black America, 2009 came into being with such an uproar.   I remember sitting with Don King and Don Lemon in the freezing cold of the Washington night air before the Inauguration. We talked about what the election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States could do for a subgroup […]