Monday, August 18, 2014

Union Square Protest




This young actress speaks from her heart with this passionate speech at the Mike Brown Rally last Thursday in Union Square.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

When There's No More to Tell: The End of NPR's Tell Me More

This one hurts me a lot. Tell Me More, a radio show hosted by Michel Martin and broadcast on NPR, had its mic permanently turned off last Friday, August 1st.

Tell Me More was unique in that not only was it a show that centered around the stories and experiences of people of color, but it was hosted by a black woman. Because of this, the show was more keen on topics of particular interests to people that are often ignored or forgotten about by mainstream audiences. Sadly, this unique outlet was lost to something all too common within the radio industry these days: budget cuts.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Real Classy Tribute to Derek Jeter




What I love about this ad is that there is no dialogue, no grand special effects or grand proclamations. We see one of New York's most revered athletes shown getting respect from a host of people (even opposing players) for all that he has achieved over the years. The fact that the gratitude is expressed by the simplest of gestures -- a hat-tip -- makes this ad all the more rewarding.

Well done, Nike.