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Djehuti Ausar: Sound Engineer,GURU, Wu Tang & Spiritual Enlightenment

 We talk about what a sound engineer is? How he and wutang got a deal? GURU? Spiritual Enlightenment? Black Jesus and Djehuti Ausar of Wu-Tang/Harlem 6 are in june 2010 issue of XXL speaking on their life and friendship with Guru. “I AM DJEHUTI AUSAR, AN ANCIENT KHEMETIC BEING OF 4500 YEARS AGO THAT HAS RETURNED TO EARTH DURING THIS SPACE/TIME CURRENT TO ACHIEVE SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT AND AID THOSE THAT ARE LOOKING TO ACHIEVE THE SAME.”

Efrain & Isabella Oliva: Father, Daughter, World Cup @ ALIFE

I met up with Efrain and his daughter while they were watching the world cup at ALIFE. He loves San Fransisco. She loves NYC. His favorite team is Ivory Coast. Her favorite team is Brazil. Isabella shares with us her favorite books and what she wants to be when she grows up…and Isabella says the Brazil is going to win the World Cup

Tori & Abby: Artists/Best Friends, Haiti & New Mediums

Kevin Powell: Congress, Lefferts Gardens, Bologna Sandwiches & Absolut Brooklyn

 A long-time activist and award-winning writer, Powell was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is the product of a single mother led household, extreme poverty, fatherlessness, and violence. In spite of these harsh circumstances, Powell studied at Rutgers University in New Jersey and he has become one of the most prolific and respected writers and leaders of his generation. He is the author or editor of 10 books, including his newest, Open Letters to America, a collection of essays that examine American leadership, politics, and various social issues in the era of Barack Obama. Additionally, Powell’s writings have appeared in a range of publications including The Washington Post, Newsweek, Essence, Ebony, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Vibe, where he was a senior writer for several years documenting, most famously, the life and times of the late Tupac Shakur

Cookies & Cream: Brooklyn Entrepreneurs, Revamped Truck, Apparel & Designer Toys

June 14, 2010 1 comment

Cookies -n- Cream is an independent culture brand based out of New York City. The Cookies n Cream brand is one that encompasses two creative outlets — one is clothing and the other is designer toys. They purchased a van and Cookie & Creamed it out.  New York City lifestyle/culture on wheels.

Dinosaur Hill Toy Store: South Dakota, Pre-School, East Village & Butterflies

June 8, 2010 1 comment

Pamela Pier founded NYC’s Dinosaur Hill 27 years ago. From South Dakota preschool teacher to a NYC toy store owner, Pamela has got to be one of the kindest people in NYC I have met. Remember, I randomly walk into small businesses in NYC. “We are committed to purveying handmade wonderments, toys and clothes that challenge the mind, please the eye, and stimulate the senses.” Dinosaur Hill

Queens Library Rally(6.03.10): The Kids Have Something To Say

June 4, 2010 1 comment

I heard kids chanting “Save Our Library”. I live across the street. I grabbed my camera….. Faced with the prospect of closing 14 local branches, reducing hours at an additional 34 locations and laying off as many as 400 employees, Queens Library officials, Kids and parents gathered at the Woodhaven location and rallied Tuesday. This story is from the angle of the kids and their guitar teacher, Ken. The kids have created a new movie as well.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95pxcJ5g7bA

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