Change: Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Change: Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

untitled (3)Today, we celebrate the life of a great leader and a great man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia but was later shot and killed on April 4, 1968. He was the son of Alberta Williams King and Martin Luther King, Sr..Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement who were fighting for the blacks to have equal rights. Dr. King and his team held marches from Selma to Alabama, fighting the good fight for respect, freedom and the rights of his people. The NAACP known leaders of today, Jessie Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton, were also by his side during this movement. Sadly, the marches did not get a good response from the white communities and the marches usually ended up very violently. On March 7, 1965, known as “Bloody Sunday”, was their first march where 600 civil rights leaders and marchers were beaten, sprayed with water hoes and tear gassed by police  and some were killed –  but that didn’t stop them. Even when Dr. King was arrested, he didn’t lose his faith and he didn’t give up. They continued their marches with hope that things would change. That was his mission – change. The change that whites and blacks could come together and be one and not to be seen as two different races. The change that blacks would start being treated as human beings and not dogs. The change that the senseless killings of his people would end. The change for no more segregation. The change for equal rights. Dr. King is also known for his moving speech on August 28, 1983, called ,“I Have a Dream”, which still lives on to this day and miraculously, his dreams have came true. Today, there’s no more segregation, less hatred, more respect and freedom. There’s no more “white’s only” signs outside of dinners, schools are no longer segregated and most importantly we have the right to vote. All because of one man, who fought and died for change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“If you can’t fly, then run

If you can’t run, then walk

If you can’t walk, then crawl

but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward”

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Make a statement with your outfit with this years Spring colors! [Mens & Women]

Make a statement with your outfit with this years Spring colors! [Mens & Women]

It’s time that of the year again, Spring is here! And that means spring cleaning, out with the old in with the new. To help bring life into your closet this season, here are the Spring 2013 colors for men and women.

PANTONE_SPRING_2013_MENMen: (above) It’s time to throw “swag” out the window this year and jump into style and class. You can still keep it, cheap and simple with these colors. Also, these colors are not hard to find and you probably have them already in your closet. Just like the ladies, guys can accessories as well, if you do it properly. If have a more laid back style, plain V-neck tee’s in these colors would  match up well with Khakis, nice sneakers or loafers. If your that dress to impress kind of guy, you can find a dark color blazer from the color choices and match it up with a button up or to dress it down a bit with a plain Tee.

untitled (2)Women: (above) These colors are your typical bright spring/summer colors with just a little flair. These colors are easy to accessories with and can turn a dull outfit, to a trendy one. You can add a splash of color with a nice pair of shoes, since shoes is the statement to your outfit these year. Also, jeans in these colors will make a bold statement too. Who said these color only pertain to clothes? Make a statement with you nails as well.

Mr. JT is bringing sexy back in 2013! [New Music]

Mr. JT is bringing sexy back in 2013! [New Music]

jt-306v-1358169916Justin Timberlake is bringing in the new year right. With finding a new love, his wife Jessica Biel, he’s decided to return back to his first love, his music. After a long hiatus, he had to come hard and come big, so he collaborated with Jay-Z for a smash hit. His lasts single is called “Suit and Tie” and well, it has J.T written all over it. This track is from his upcoming album, “The 20/20 Experience”  which is due to drop sometime this year. He is defiantly bringing sexy back in 2013. Listen for yourself.

Shawty Lo’s “All My Babies Momma’s” an all time “Lo”

Shawty Lo’s “All My Babies Momma’s” an all time “Lo”

The purpose of reality shows is to one, show the reality of the individual(s) and two, entertain. There are a couple of shows that have gotten a negative response from the viewers as well as certain demographics. Some viewers, mainly a few from the African-American community, felt that VH1’s “Basketball Wives: Miami”  and Bravo’s “Housewives of Atlanta” portrays black women in a negative light. Despite all the petty catfights and drama, these women can say they have a name from themselves outside of the show and brought entertainment that kept the shows ratings increasing season by season. For celebrities, reality shows have become the new trend  and many have jumped on board from, T.I with “Family Hustle“, Keyshia Cole with “Keyshia and Daniel”, La La Anthony, wife of New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony with, “La La’s Full Court Life”,  and the newest hit series “Love and Hip Hop” which features different artist and producers in the music industry. The reason celebrities to go down the path of doing reality television could be promotional purposes or just to simply let their fans in on a more personal side. For some, theirs endeavors have been successful, others…not so much.

CShawty-Lo-All-My-Babies-Mamas-580x332arlos Walker, also known as “Shawty Lo”  is an  underground rapper from Atlanta,GA that has decided to jump on the reality train and team up with Oxygen for his first reality show, “All My Babies’ Mamas”. The show is supposed to capture the lives of Shawty Lo and all ten of his baby mothers. Yes, all ten. When word got around about the production of the show, it raised eyebrows and also rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, including the Parent Television Council. The PTC is so outraged they stated that if the show was to premiere, they are threatening to boycott. They feel like the show is “grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive”. In addition to a boycott, a writer by the name of Sabrina Lamb has started a petition which already has over 20,000 signatures.

With that being said, it seems like the odds are against Oxygen and the airing of the show. The ultimate direction that the Oxygen network were trying to pursue is just like any other project which is to entertain. unfortunately, the whole dynamics of the show just overrides that. It shows the lack of respect that these women have for themselves for wanting to be publicly categorized as one of Shawty Lo’s “baby mamas”. Also, there are a lot of things on TV that may not be the best projection of what our young boys are supposed to be, but the show would just project that it’s “ok” to have kids with more than one women, which is one of the PTC main concerns. Having 10 “baby mama’s” and 11 kids is nothing to be glorified, nor televised.

source: www.bet.com/news

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“Something Like the Sun”

Sunshine to you means what?
If I asked you to describe it, what would you say?
Oh it’s hot right? It’s big as well but what else is there to it?

Have u ever wondered how something so far away can still function enough to keep us warm in the summer.

Think about it. No really, sit and think about it.

We could never get close to the sun physically without burning

Yet it’s there.

Well, that’s how I feel About you

You’re just close enough for me to feel you
But far enough to physically not be obtainable

Which is a good thing

I put on my “sun” block to keep from being affected by the damage you can And could cause

The “sun” to my world is finally out of orbit.

It’s chilly but I’m happy

-EccentricJay

New On the Block: “Triphorz”

New On the Block: “Triphorz”

393517_469324373099699_1053872292_nI am fan of supporting a good hustle and good music, so I wanted to share this with others as well. Triphorz is a group of young producers from Florida who consist of Audi-O, L.B, and aliynman. This track is called “Instagram” which has a sexy club banger feel to it, which I am sure will be a hit when it hits the streets. This track was written and performed by Audio featuring another Florida artist E-Lo “The Champ”. If cant get enough, which I am sure you will, this song is available on ITunes, Amazon and Spotify  as well. Keep doing your thing Triphorz!

Check out the video here!:

http://youtu.be/XU46hRDqbYA

Twitter:@Triphorz @Callme_Audi @Ibonthetrack @aliynman

Instagram: @Callmeaudi @Ibonthetrack @aliynman

“Chasing Our Dreams in 2013”

“Chasing Our Dreams in 2013”

Childhood is a pivotal era in one’s life, where memories and friendships are formed. Where we truly start to discover life and what it will offer us in the future. Some memories are fairly distance, but one thing we will always remember is an adult coming up to us and asking “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some of us maybe responded with a doctor, lawyer, teacher or singer – these are called dreams.

2012 is gone and now we are in a new year, 2013. This year is the year for those who are determined and passionate about chasing their dreams, if you are, now is the time. Whether it’s to register for or go back to school, finding a career, starting a new project, launching your own business or making or producing music. Whatever the case may be, it’s time to get up. In the pursue of doing so, here are a few tips to help you get started.

1. Have a game plan: It’s always helpful to know what direction you want to go in. Sit down and write out everything that needs to be done in order for things to get accomplished. It will make things move faster and the process will be smoother.

2. Support: Even though sometimes we may feel like we can do things on our own, we can’t. With that being said, it’s always good to have a team. Your team can consist of your friends, family or even business partners. Make sure your team is a group of positive people who understand and can share your vision. Most importantly, choose your team wisely because people can be envious on the inside and really won’t have your best interest at heart. As you are reaching for your dreams, you don’t need anyone trying to bring you down.

3.Getting it out there: If your starting a new project, it’s always good to get your whatever it is that you are producing out there. One good way is through social media. Today, social media is the main market for varies of different business and can give you a great jump-start. Also, it goes back to the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, and this is true. If you know somebody that’s into or in an area your similar in, reach out to them because it can benefit you in the long run.

4. Never burn your bridges: While you’re networking, it’s always good to leave a good impression. If you get turned down, or someone may  have turned you off, don’t show out. You never know who’s watching or talking. Make sure you are professional at all times.

5.Dont give up: From starting your game plan, building up your support system or team, and getting yourself out there and doing it, now the journey begins. On your road to success, you will have road blocks and things may not always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean you have to quit. Nothing happens overnight so just keep pressing on. Keep the drive and ambition you started with in the beginning, and you will go far in chasing your dreams in 2013.

Words from EccentricJay

Words from EccentricJay

Chitter chatter
Movement all around
The walking of feet
The honking of cars as they swoosh by
Green leaves
Brown trees
Birds flying freely to the beat of nature
I watch an intense game of chess
The conversation of things unknown
This is what my brown eyes see, no filter but I’m visible to see all that surrounds me
What’s the best way to describe this moment of clarity?
The city!

-EccentricJay

True Happiness (Love or Money?)

True Happiness (Love or Money?)

untitledAs human beings, it’s in our nature to fulfill living our lives to its fullest potential. By doing so, we strive to obtain things that bring us comfort, stability and happiness. No matter how hard we may disagree, we all want these things in our lives. Why? because it makes us feel a sense of self-worth, achievement and fulfillment. Some may say that money is the main source of their comfort, stability and happiness. On the other hand, some say that love is their main source of comfort, stability and happiness. So the burning question is, which is more important?

We all depend on money because it plays a role in our means of living. We need money for anything and everything that we need such as a roof over our heads, food in our stomachs and of course the things that bring us comfort. If there isn’t any money, then these things can be difficult to come by and can bring a strain to their means of survival, which may lead them down a path to a stressful and troublesome life.  Contrary, those who have more money may live a carefree lifestyle with more freedom. For those who may have little to no money, things for them are very limited. They aren’t always able to get what they desire, or sadly need. For those who have more money can live more abundantly, freely and things for them are limitless. However, who is to say one is happier than the other? In some cases, it’s the most wealthiest that are usually more miserable due to the fact that finding companionship/friendship may be difficult because of their wealth.

When it comes to love, it’s something that can’t be bought. Just like money, it’s something we all want and need. Love is something that is needed from birth in order for us to grow, appreciate and respect one another. Love comes in different forms; a love from a parent to a child, family member, significant other and the love for ourselves. For some when they find love, it makes them feel complete and brings a sense of happiness. Religiously speaking,  a women in a mans life plays a role in their sense of completeness, hints that a women was made out of a mans flesh [ribs] and when they are married, that flesh becomes one (Genesis 2:22-24). In addition, this is why we tend to seek for love, not knowing that subconsciously,  what we are seeking for is that completeness.  Also, love unlike money, love will never go away. When you truly love someone, that’s something that is permanent. Money will come and money will go, but sometimes love is always there to stay. When you’re lonely, you can’t curl up next to money. When you’re sad, money can’t wipe your tears. However, when love does fail, money comes into play to override the hurt that one may feel such as to go out shopping as a sense of mental therapy.

So which one is the true source of happiness?

New music from Bruno Mars

New music from Bruno Mars

Bruno-Mars-Album-Cover-for-Unorthodox-Jukebox-640We’re all familiar with Bruno Mars, if you’re not, back in 2010 he debuted his first album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans“. Off that album were the hits, “Grenade” and “Just the Way You Are”. Bruno was also featured on B.O.B’s hit song “Nothing on You” which put him on the list of new artist to watch. Now, Bruno is back with his sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox”, which already has topped the Billboards charts at #2 and that it deserves. I must say, the title of the album fits the music because  it’s a funky mixture of blues, R&B, soul and similar to  songs you would hear coming from, well, an old school jukebox. His newest single off his sophomore album, “Locked Out of Heaven” is a smash hit which plays a factor to the overwhelming response of his album. Out of the ten tracks off the album, I must say that “Gorilla” is a sexy soulful version of Trey Songz,”Neighbor Know my Know”. Also, for the ladies there’s, “Treasure”, which has an upbeat funky feel good vibe to it. Then there’s, When I was your man” which is a song I am pretty most guys can relate too. Interestingly, the song that made my head tilt to the side was a track called, “Natalie”. All I have to say about this particular track is that I feel bad for whoever this women is that he is speaking of, and I am going to leave it at that. Lastly, Bruno decided  to add a little reggae flare to his album with his track, “Show Me”. Overall, Bruno Mars knocked this one out the park. The album is considerably very well thought out vocally and lyrically which is the reason why it is inches away from reaching #1 on the Billboard charts. Kudos to Bruno!

Listen Here! http://www.unorthodoxjukebox.com/