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Editor’s Book Picks for Teens

By Kevil Tice – Parents, are you searching for age appropriate, books for your teenager to read?  Teens, do you find yourself completely bored with all of the “typical” reading material for your age group?  If so, I have just…

 
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My 2 Days of Kwanzaa

By Kevil Tice – Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the Western African diaspora in the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26…

 

Rap and The Student 2

By Rodney Mills – Funky fog poured from the mouths of the three men occupying the studio with me like the rain that poured from the Tuscaloosa sky that night. Cameron “Cam B” Boone Jr. ashes the debauchery he and…

 

“COMPTON”

By Rodney Mills- I was all of 3-years-old in 1992 when Dr. Dre dropped T​he Chronic, ​and I knew absolutely not shit about hip-hop. The album, however, undoubtedly defined the sound of a generation, and played a major role in impacting…

 
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05:  Pulitzer Prize winner and "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Harper Lee
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“Welcome Back, Harper Lee”

By Kevil Tice – So, I’m scrolling down my timeline on my social media page and notice two of my friends discussing Harper Lee.  Being the avid reader I am, I immediately stopped to read the comments.  How could I…

 

Meek Mill “DWMTM”

By Rodney Mills In 2012, Meek Mill debuted his first official MMG debut album, Dreams and Nightmares. The unofficial self-titled single, “Dreams and Nightmares”, became something of a cult classic. Every club and house party nation wide could be heard…

 

Vince Staples “Summertime 06”

By Rodney Mills Summertime is known for fun. The few months where school becomes a memory stored away for the fall, people burn through those leftover vacation days, and you barbecue for no apparent reason. Amusement parks become over crowded,…