As in many American cities, there are three streets in Hollywood, Florida named after Confederate generals from America's Civil War. Just as there is a national debate over the infamous confederate flag, this is a local debate pushing to remove imagery of America's racist past. Sign this petition to help the efforts of getting these street names removed and changed.
Featuring some of the biggest stars of the current black renaissance of TV/Film, "Moonlight" depicts the black version of the hit sitcom "Friends." Ohhhhh diversity diversity. Enjoy!
Come out to witness the Immortal UCF Sigmas release our newest members to the community this Saturday at UCF's Visual Arts Building. It's going to be a dope production. #MAB
One time for the Jigga Man for being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and two times for Hip-Hop. This is huge!
Congratulations to Michael Smith and Jemele Hill ("His N Hers" - ESPN) on their new gig hosting SportsCenter. They are truly a good representation of our community and have no fear speaking on the topics that affect us alongside their sports talk. I personally met Jemele at a forum hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists at the University of Central Florida over 5 years ago and am proud to see her progression through the industry. Catch these two weekdays at 6PM starting February 6th. Keep up the hard work for the culture!
Not only is Mr. Brown a long time friend, but he is an inspiration to myself as well as many others. Congratulations on your first book publication and the new writer credentials brother. Read more below.
Experience the ups and downs of a young man looking to discover himself despite all the challenges he’s up against. Learn how he overcomes societal stereotypes as a black male in America all while assuming ownership of the countless relationships he’s damaged and, more importantly, forgiving himself along the way. This powerful piece of literature was written from a place of pain and immeasurable remorse from the wounds inflicted throughout the life of the author. Ismael takes his time to address a lot of issues that are prominent amongst youth in black America—from lack of male role models, mass incarceration, and the inabilities to demonstrate or express love.
The book can be purchased on Amazon.com, iBooks, Kindle and at IsmaelBrown.com.
Here are some additional interviews/links I have speaking on social issues within the black community and also the importance of the book: