The Return – Nas

Life’s Good for Nas. He’s back with the new album, got the confessional hit-in-making going with Bye Baby about ex Kelis. Notable, in the end he says he would do it again, only next time it will be better because he will choose better. Also, notable, it’s not bash the ex into the ground music. There’s some sadness to it, reminiscing on the good times that just…ended. Nice.

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Do Powerful Minorities Have a Duty to Give Back?

This was the topic of conversation in a live debate I watched on Huffington Post, and the short answer is yes. But the bigger responsibility must come from the everyday man and woman. Charity begins at home. Until our communities collectively and consistently promote education, exposure, freedom of thought, self-esteem, and all of the other foundational tools … Continue reading Do Powerful Minorities Have a Duty to Give Back?

R I P Helen Gurley Brown

Despite the fact that I’m a magazine editor and a long time fashion bible fan, it was my sister who turned me on to Helen Gurley Brown less than 10 years ago. I subsequently went out and found a perfectly preserved copy of her best seller Sex and the Single Girl, with get this, her autograph inside. I … Continue reading R I P Helen Gurley Brown