Ever wonder what people in densely populated areas and non culturally diverse suburbs tuly think about minorities? On its surface the newly released film, The Suspect looks at just that. It goes much deeper though on a journey of suspense for a tangled web since the viewer is kept in the dark about several facts throughout the film. WIth a run time of just 98 minutes the viewer gets a lot in a short time and thefilm doesn't feel rushed at all, in fact it plays itself out at seemingly just the right pace.


“Spare the rod, spoil the child.” “It takes a village to raise a child.” These are quotes that we are all familiar with by now. However, does Facebook count as the “village” needed to raise children or is there a new trend that is getting out of hand? For the past couple of years, there has been a growing popularity of videos showing parents disciplining their children in front of a camera and posting them Facebook. While some videos feature a parent disciplining a child on camera to post on the child's Facebook page as punishment for misbehavior on the site, others have simply posted videos of them punishing their child on their own pages. So is posting videos of a child's punishment on social media a necessary part of the discipline, or does it go overboard? A Michigan mother and 2 others are probably asking themselves that question while they are behind bars.


Recently, I presented at the 15th annual Fathers and Family Coalition of America conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. My presentation focused on how fathering practitioners can use their life experience as a springboard to reach and teach fathers about the importance of their role as fathers. During my presentation one of the young fathers asked a very courageous question. Like many single fathers, he gets his son every other weekend and he questioned the significance of his time with his son. He stated that when he picks up his son on Fridays, before you know it the weekend is over and now he has to wait 12 days to see him again. He wanted to know what he could do to maintain his relevance.


Ever since Olivia Pope came on the scene a couple of years ago she has dominated the social media news feeds of Urban America.  She has elements of many women we all know and it's great having a familiar face on television to look to.  When Mary Jane Paul emerged on the scene a year or so ago, things got real.  Now that Being Mary Jane is a full season in, and with Scandal three seasons in, we figured it was time to look at the women that are these characters.  Given the chance who would you choose to date, to be a friend to?  Who could you actually stand to be around?


The latest Jason Derulo album, Talk Dirty, is chock full of party anthems and “get hype” tracks. The album starts off with Jason’s new smash hit, "Talk Dirty" (featuring 2 Chainz), which has spent the last sixteen weeks near the top of Billboard’s “The Hot 100” and currently sits at number four. Derulo has brought in many other popular Hip-Hop artists to collaborate on this record, including Snoop Dogg, TYGA, Kid Ink, and Pitbull. 


There was a huge debate recently about the Mt. Rushmore of the NBA.  Choosing the four greatest players to have ever played the sport of basketball proved to be quite the challenge and there is still no clear and decisive agreement on just four. The Mt. Rushmore of Hip-Hop may prove to be just as difficult, but we figured we'd give it a try and see what the readers think.


 
 

 

 


The latest mixtape from Brooklyn-based trio Flatbush Zombies (best known for their feature on the excellent A$AP Mob single "Bath Salts" last year) finds them sticking to their usual sonic palette of muffled echoing beats, spooky organ stabs, and the occasional haunted scream. Play it loudly to scare the neighbors.

Read more: Flatbush Zombies - BetterOffDead


Lil' Wayne releases the latest installment of his extremely successful Dedication mixtape series. Dedication 5 is a 29 track compilation, once again collaborated on with DJ Drama.  Check out the full project here...

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French Montana releases some of the best material of his career with his latest mixtape, the third installment of his Mac & Cheese series.  The project includes the singles, "Sanctuary," "Ocho Cinco" & "Diamonds" and it includes features from Diddy, Red Café, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Future, Trina, Fat Joe, Wale & many more.  Check out the 21-track project here...

Read more: French Montana - Mac & Cheese 3



The first mixtape from Turk, of Cash Money/Hot Boys fame, since he was released from prison.  Check out the project here, which features Juvenile, B.G., Lil' Wayne and more...

Read more: Turk - Blame It On The System mixtape download


Harlem's own Vado releases some new music for his patient fans.  Araab Musik helps out on the production while Jae Millz & Fred The Godson.  Check it out here...

Read more: Vado - Slim Flu 3

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