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Mo
Hueston
A Curator of Aesthetic Prose and Design
Interests: I am a freelance writer, social commentator, and business strategist whose work has been published by ESSENCE.com, Your Black World, Rolling Out Magazine, and others. Writings cover a range of topics, including but not limited to: politics, social justice, pop culture, mental health, feminism, and black male identity. Offering perspective on what it means to be young, black, and male in the age of Obama, I reflect on current cultural standards of black manhood and exploring new ideas for how to define black masculinity moving forward.
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Charis Tsevis is an award winning visual designer living and working in Athens,Greece. He holds a Diploma of Graphic Design from the Akademie fur das Grafishe Gewerbe, Munchen and a Master in Visual Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano. He manages a modest studio by the name of Tsevis Visual Design in Athens serving clients all over the world. Read more about Charis here. (The following post shares some of Chris' artworks for Sasi's, explained in his own words.) A series of artworks... Continue reading
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Sheriff’s Deputy Eugene Hollis,Thomas Gilmore, William McKinley Branch, Theresa Burroughs, Henry McCaskill Sr. and John Walker stand behind a barricade during a civil rights march in Greensboro in the mid-1960s. It is often quoted that if there had not been a James Bevel, there would not have been a voting rights act. As the initiator, developer, organizer and director of the movement, James galvanized people to join him in eradicating the barriers to voting. Helen L. Bevel, wife of Rev. James L. Bevel, authored The... Continue reading
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Queen Anna Nzinga, also known as Ngola Nzinga Mbandi, was a 17th-century queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola. A diplomat and resilient leader, Queen Nzinga is revered for leading a successful resistance while offering sanctuary to runaway slaves and defector soldiers and defending her kingdom against Portuguese rule for almost 40 years. She also transformed her kingdom into a formidable commercial state on equal footing with the Portuguese colonies. Nzinga was born to Ndambi Kiluanji, ruler of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
That wacka flocka story is hilarious.
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Steve Harvey’s snafu Sunday sent the social media stratosphere into a frenzy. I’d call 2015 the most memorable Miss Universe pageant ever. Harvey announced the wrong winner as the world … er, the universe watched. As a former broadcast journalist, my mentors taught me experience means knowing what to do when you don't know what to do. It’s crucial for live television. For pageant watchers, Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was the clear winner after the second question-and-answer portion. She managed to tie into her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
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In today’s ever popular quest for street cred, artists are obligated to stay viral as a means of staying relevant. From Vine to Instagram to Snapchat, virtual platforms du jour now expose any and everything the mind can imagine, but in my humble opinion, nothing is more lasting than a good story line. Growing up in Queens, I can attest to the unpredictable type of things that go down on any given day. True Hip Hop Stories Volume 1 contains a few of my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
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The LoveMikeNia Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization created in memory of Michael Muchioki and Nia Haqq. The purpose of this organization is to provide monetary scholarships to college students who possess similar characteristics and goals as Mike and Nia. The organization also strives to create community service initiatives in which the scholarship recipients will participate in, while also providing a mentorship network. It is our hope that in the future, the foundation will expand it's focus and become a full service community resource. Mike... Continue reading
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Recently, Marcus Davis sat down with The Businessmakers Show co-host Russ Capper to share how his entrepreneurial vision has spawned successes from former educator to current proprietor of Reggae Hut and the breakfast klub, a top tourist attraction and local favorite breakfast spot that has consistently received rave reviews, including recognition as the best breakfast in the country by “Good Morning America,” USA Today, Esquire Magazine, and Forbes Magazine. Davis also hosts a local radio program on Magic 102.1, the largest urban station in the... Continue reading
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Did you miss Sunday Morning Live yesterday? Marcus Davis, host of Sunday Morning Live, sat down for extensive interviews with Bill King and Sylvester Turner, the remaining candidates for Mayor of Houston. Davis discusses their plans for the City of Houston should they win the mayoral election. Marcus' radio program focuses on the issues most important to Sunday Morning Live listeners -- roads, schools, police relations and more. The mayoral hopefuls shared their philosophy on funding city infrastructure improvements, looming pension payments, police-citizen relationships and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
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The city of Houston celebrates a new day as local native and veteran lawmaker Sylester Turner won a run-off election Saturday for the office of Mayor of the city of Houston. Turner will preside over the 4th largest city in nation, as he narrowly won against businessman Bill King by a margin of just over 4000 votes. The Acres Homes native went from sharing one room with eight brothers and sisters to attending Harvard Law School, founding a successful small business and becoming a champion... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
Mo is now following SEXKITTEN
Jan 28, 2016
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On February 21, 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom in NYC, Malcolm X was tragically gunned down. Fast forward to the day almost 50 years later, aspiring rapper Murda U was shot in that same spot, simply for disrespecting another rapper on a YouTube video. Although, there were several witnesses, because of the “no snitchin’ ” moral code of the streets, the shooter remains at large. One of the best known icons in African American history is Malcolm X. Although he started off hustlin’ in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
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The poem "A Woman is Not a Potted Plant," written by Alice Walker, explains how women aren't stationed in one place based on their gender, race, nationality, family, or husband. She uses different plants to symbolize women who are defined by the characteristics listed above, such as espaliers, which are bushes meant to grow against walls. She also describes a blossom turning towards the direction of the sun to symbolize a woman who is dependent on other people. She then describes how a woman is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
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Roland was temporarily removed from CNN after the gay advocacy group GLAAD deemed that two tweets he made during the Super Bowl XLVI were a form of "gay bashing." I did not intend to write anything about this, but after learning more about the facts, and more importantly, the level of opinions from various outlets, it is time to speak up in support of Roland Martin, free speech, and constructive dialogue as a important ingredient in our process of learning. Martin is a syndicated newspaper... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
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Did you know that Martin Luther King and the father of President Obama share a common connection? Among the admirers of Martin Luther King was Kenyan scholar Professor Ali Mazrui, a holder of the Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities and the director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University in New York. In the early 1960s, he was a graduate student at Columbia University staying at International House, a residence for specially selected international graduate students of several New York City... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
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I am happy to announce that I am "virally" free once again. In appreciation of friends and others who have made countless inquiries regarding my status, I would just like to take a second to share that yes, I am safe. My freedom of speech was threatened, and it scared the skittles out of me. Allow me to elaborate a little bit. An attorney group known as Righthaven LLC had filed 57 lawsuits against writers and bloggers - and I was amongst this group. These... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at <!-- AnythingUЯBAN -->
Thanks Tameka I appreciate you. Loving your blog as well esp. the poetry.
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This is a great poem Tameka. You have a beautiful soul and a powerful mind that translates very well. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for acknowledging Abi I really appreciate it.
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Thanks Sunnydelyte21. Always great to read your blog you know that I am a big fan of yours.
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No Mike thank you. I am humbled by your willingness to network and lead the way. You do so many great things that inspire me.
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Mike? Sentimental? Gee thanks Bro.
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Thanks Tracey.
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On May 12th, 2011, a memorial scholarship was awarded to two New Jersey students - both exemplified strong scholastic achievements, leadership, and honors throughout their high school tenure. Briana Taylor and Mageline Noelvil were recognized by The LoveMikeNia Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 Scholarship & Community Service organization founded by Kenny Simpson in June 2010. The foundations mission is to provide a monetary scholarship every year to high school students that lead by example, in honor of Mike and Nia, friends of Simpson. As the gift... Continue reading
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