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“Behind Bluff City” Podcast with Kate Friedel and Scovia Wilson

Had the opportunity to guest feature on the “Behind The Bluff” podcast with Kate Friedel and Scovia Wilson. This duo has a heart for making the City of Memphis a better place, which is why they created the podcast in the first place. The podcast highlights interesting people in Memphis doing pretty cool things and expose them to people who may not …

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Reflection

Yo!! See this kid here? This guy is gonna be the next dope artist coming out of Memphis!! I was out and about walking at the Art Walk on Broad Ave in Memphis. He walked up to me said “Excuse me. Would you look at my work?” He had this really cool binder of his pieces. All cool graffiti work. …

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Georg Olden: My Unsung Hero

During Black history month we like to reflect on and remember our great African American heroes who paved the way for those to follow. Heroes such as Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, Frederick Douglas, George Washington Carver, Madame CJ Walker, Henry O. Tanner, Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas, Zora Neal Hurston, Louis Armstrong, Martin Luther King, and many, many more. African …

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Make Dope Stuff Everyday

It’s that time of year again. The time of year where we make HUGE promises to ourselves about what we’re gonna do, not gonna do, or what we ought to be doing. We typically have a good 4 to 6 week run then fizzle out. That’s usually because we make large and lofty goals that can be difficult to tackle when …

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The host with the most! Or something like that…

When I was just a kid, I enjoyed talking to people about stuff I learned in school. Or, asking them what they learned in school. Or, telling them about my favorite ninja turtle. Or, why Ryu was better than Ken. Or, anything really! I would talk to anyone who was listening. And, quite honestly, they really didn’t have to be …

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Embracing My Scars: A Celebration

Last Thanksgiving weekend marked the 20th Anniversary of my survival from a major car accident. In 1995, me and my family were headed back to East St. Louis from spending Thanksgiving with my aunt in Orlando. Me, my mom, my dad, and sister were riding through the mountains of middle Tennessee. It was a late night. I was asleep in the backseat. …