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Keep It: The Soul Train Award (A Original Short Story)

Wednesday is typically a slow day at Minutes for Seconds pawn shop. Despite the slower customer traffic, owner Harry Burt still enjoys it. Neighborhood mother Mrs. Chatterlong is always waiting alone when he opens the doors at 10:00AM. She brings […]

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Three Decades of Black Music

The State of Music in Three Decades

Over the years, music and its culture have evolved. Technology, creativity, and outside influences are what construct music today. It may seem like a long time


Hip-Hop’s Response to Ferguson

Like a tornado sweeping through the Midwest, helicopters swarm like honeybees, and Ferguson residents continue to pick up the remnants of what’s left of the

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Utopian Energies in Pharrell’s “Happy”

In Postmodernism or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Fredric Jameson, one of the foremost

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Bereolaesque: Once and for All…

There’s something romantic about words. You play with them, allowing them space to dance within your mind. You construct them to your liking until selflessly

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Bereolaesque: My Way

At the climax of our wedding, my wife and I departed the classy reception with Frank Sinatra’s beautiful song, “My Way” blaring in the background. “And


Bereolaesque: Yes to the Sundress!

Sundress season has officially graced us. God is good! The average adult male mind might gossip away about anatomy. Meanwhile, a gentleman's appreciation for the feminine


Bereolaesque: I Don’t Know How to Date!

All of these love songs talk about love, but they don’t teach us how to love. So we go on dates, don’t know how to


Bereolaesque: I Gave My Book to Oprah

“I wrote this book just for you.” Those seven words will change my life. Seven years ago, a pastor told me I would write a book for


Bereolaesque: Let’s Talk About It

The NBA is a great example of relationships–the majority of people without a ring in three to five years get released or traded. Here’s a dose

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