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New Ways To Get Started In The Stock Market With The RobinHood App (Video)

Use our code to get started in the RobinHood App & get some FREE stock! More info and video below and after the jump.

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Nipsey Hussle Is An Entrepreneur & Hip-Hop Artist, In That Order (Video)

To me, a starving artist is uncomfortable.
Nipsey Hussle

BOOOOOM!

All the faithful fam on here already know that Nip Hussle is about his BUSINESS(es)… see here for example. Dude is seemingly the epitome of laid-back in his demeanor though; like he doesn’t chase bread because he stays busy making it.

Watch the interview clip above.

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Technology/Gaming: Learn To Make Car Repairs In Virtual Reality (Video)

Perhaps not an age-old question, but a cool one to answer: “Can I learn to fix race cars without risking damage to something expensive (like a car, or myself)?” “Oh wait, follow up, I don’t have a car, garage or tools of my own; does that matter much?. Oh, and wait, do I have to get ‘dirty’ and stuff?” Hahaaa!

Fix your car…in VR!

It’s time to get your car ready for racing without getting your hands dirty. “Wrench” is an indie game for virtual reality that lets players assemble photorealistic components for a custom race car. Players diagnose problems with their speed machines and try to fix them.

The game is still in development, and the developers say it won’t include any driving simulation either.

– Vocativ

Well, there’s your answer!

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Dope Conversation Between Mark Cuban & Uncle Snoop (Video)

It’s love-hate with me with Mark Cuban… It was love until he went in with all that Pittsburgh Steeler fandom. Now, I have no beef with the Steelers, for the most part, but in the 70s (what Cuban’s gushing about)… they kept the Houston Oilers out of the Super Bowl. And I am an OILER fan for LIFE!

Earl Campbell, Bum Phillips, Oilers. Shout to my FAMILY, cornerback Ezekiel “Zeke” Moore, Oilers. Billy “White Shoes” Johnson went to the Atlanta Falcons, so I watched the Falcons for a while, Oilers. Jerry Glanville used to coach the Falcons and I swore the Durty Bird jerseys turned baby blue, Oilers.

Yeah, I love the OILERS (not the Titans, not the Texans, old school Houston)! And the Steelers did not. Dammit!

*Sigh* But Mean Joe Green was a mean muddah suckah though. And the Eye Candy is cute (a bit “confused” but hella cute). Okay, the Cuban episode gets a pass Snoop.

@ojones1

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Technology: Norwegian Prototype Autonomous, All-Elelectric Ship To Launch In 2018 (Video)

Yes, the Yara Birkeland is all-electric. And autonomous, so no human crew required. Shipping overseas without the pollution, muss, or fuss. Sign us up! Even the ones who don’t want it. Sign them up, too!

(Cost of the new ships = $25 million each. Saving the planet and the lives of potential crew members = Priceless!)

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Business/Technology: In China, People Usually Carry Less Than $15 In Their Pockets… But NEVER Leave Home Without Their Smartphones (Video)

Got that “Making Moves With Puff” (Craig Mack) playing in the mental for some reason. Something about the headline maybe. Haaaaa, bwoooyyy!

Buuuut, for real, they DON’T gotta get the cash nowadays. See how China is already in the future? Cash is already dead in China. They pay for EVERYTHING with their phones. Cash is NOT king, unlike in the States. They don’t even do credit/debit cards. Even chipping off money to the homeless… all digital, with the phone, homie. Watch!

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RIP Hugh Hefner (Video)

Hugh Hefner. Playboy Magazine (and related enterprises) founder and mogul… All around player and lover of life… and young ladies (no hate, at all)… has passed at the age of 91… at the Playboy Mansion… of natural causes. A peaceful end to a remarkable life!

Actually, something about the way we saw him live, makes his passing from this mortal plane a bit less painful, doesn’t it? Forever in chill mode, cool parties, packed with the hottest people. A mag loaded with ‘unwrapped’ Eye Candy (that we actually did read for the articles… sometimes). So dope a player, that being his girlfriend took ‘girls from next door’ to Entertainment Television (E!) stardom (shout to Kendra Wilkinson).

And you know how we sometimes struggle to find noble things to say about the departed? Not even a struggle with Hugh Hefner. Black people like 1990 Playboy Playmate of the Year Reneé Tenison and legendary entrepreneur/activist/comic Dick Gregory will likely tell you about how Hefner was a player in a different way in life… hiring Black performers and integrating his Clubs (risking the business in some regions of the country). Yep, Hef was an impact player in the struggle for Civil Rights, a de facto activist, too.

Gonna miss you Hef. Thanks for the good times and good works. And farewell.

#RIPHughHefner

@ojones1

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What Have You Heard About iPhone 8? Well, Here’s The Real Scoop (Video)

Even if you have never camped out in line to be among the first to get the new ‘you fancy huh?’ phone, this clip should let you understand why iPhone fanatics did. And this iPhone 8 though. That look, that sleek ‘body’ and it being so ‘just for you’ it knows you by touch (as in Touch ID)… Wow!

The phone’s release day is tomorrow. For those who are still undecided, too bad we couldn’t hear Siri’s voice to seal the deal. Hahaha!

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Ray Allen Knows His Move From Boston To Miami Was Hard On The Fans. But Management & Teammates, They Should Understand… It Was Business (Video)

Plain talk from former Celtics standout Ray Allen. Here he is in Shanghai, telling his side of the story. In essence, he is letting viewers & fans know that it wasn’t him wanting to leave Boston, it was the Celtics… not doing what it took to keep him there. No beef with nobody on his side, even though some folks apparently reeeeally had HEAT for him for taking his talents to South Beach.

Ray Allen spoke in an exclusive interview with Tencent’s Lisa Hsu about the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Paul Pierce and being a champion. Tencent, ESPN’s partner in China, is hosting its annual Super Penguin Basketball Celebrity Game in Shanghai.
– ESPN

Makes some good points in this interview. Pro sports is BUSINESS, not personal. And there is NO loyalty. The Celts could have dropped Allen, and that would be that; not a tear shed.

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Sneaker Shopping With Meek Mill (Video)

Meek Mill’s don’t-call-it-a-comeback is coming along just fine. Through the beef with Drizzy, dealing with the Remy-vs-Nicki fallout… Philly’s son stood tall on his own two feet through it all. Never fake. Real, from head to toe. Right down to his shoes. Speaking of which…

Meek Mill goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods, and talks about looking up to Allen Iverson and moving on past his Puma deal.
– Complex

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Atlanta Fans Are Excited About The New Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Video)

Falcon Fans, college football fans, fans of spectacle… REJOICE! And witness opening day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Complete with attendee comments and cute cheerleaders. Now all that’s left is the Florida State vs. Alabama baptism next weekend.

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Ice Cube Speaks On Performing On The Bill With Dave Chappelle And Getting His Hollywood Star (Video)

Ice Cube sits down with Jimmy Fallon and talks about his surprise performance with The Roots at Dave Chappelle’s stand-up show, celebrating 25 years of his seminal solo album “Death Certificate,” his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and his Big3 Basketball League.

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Sneaker Shopping With Rita Ora (Video)

Rita Ora loves shoes like a girlie girl; but SNEAKERS though! This is Eye Candy meets sneaker obsession… Nothing like a cutie in fly kicks, plus she’s kicking down a unique fashion strategy (way beyond ‘because they are cute’).

@ojones1

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Cover Story: Climate Gentrification Is Pushing Black Residents Out Of Little Haiti (Video)

It’s like we’re coming to an end, right? Little Haiti will be wiped away.
Valencia Gunder

Redlining, gentrification… and now climate gentrification? Damn! Black folks can’t catch a break, can we? Pushed off living on the beach, being pushed out of where they eventually settled, and now the WEATHER is a driving force displacing the residents of Little Haiti in Florida. See the insights and angles explored in this mini-documentary from The Root. It was made with support from Participant Media, creator of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (the follow-up to that first film former Vice President Al Gore did: “An Inconvenient Truth”).

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Little Caesars Pizza Portal Will Let Customers Grab Their Pizzas And Skip The Small Talk (Video)

Hot-N-Ready. That’s what Little Caesars is selling to the masses. Gotta say that the pizza is also pretty tasty (for the price). But now it looks like somebody somewhere in the company got a wild notion to ask, “Can I get something other than pepperoni, Hot-N-Ready, and FAST?”

Answer: Sure, if you have a smartphone and a way to come get it!

Watch the clip and see what the LC is cooking (and piloting) now. Tailor made pizzas on the go. The only way to get it better faster is adding mind-reading tech and drone delivery to this. But that’s not… possible… Is it?

Um… Hello? Have you been READING our posts at all?? It’s definitely possible in the future. But let’s try this Pizza Portal out for a while.

(Unless you are die-hard Pizza Hut or Papa Johns or something other… sorry. Hahaaa!)

@ojones1

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Flasback 1954: The Secret Of Selling The Negro (Lifted From The ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Documentary) [Video]

You just have to watch this and take it in. It is from a bygone era, so do not terminology totally get you in your feelings. Realize though, that this was a way the ‘market opportunity’ the Black consumer segment was presented.

Film commissioned by the Chicago-based publisher of Negro Digest, Ebony, and Jet to encourage advertisers to reach out to African American consumers. The Secret of Selling the Negro depicts the lives, activities, and consumer behavior of African American professionals, students, and housewives. A Business Screen reviewer noted that the film focused on the “bright positive” aspects of the “new Negro family.”

NOTE: The sponsor issued a companion booklet offering the “do’s and don’ts of selling to the Negro.”

– Reelblack

Wow. This explains why we MUST have those sneakers or fly jewelry or whatever… Not bad, all things considered. Actually really insightful.

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Former Record Industry Exec Speaks On Suge Knight (Video)

Damn. By three minutes in former industry exec Virgil Roberts spilled that Suge Knight had the powers-that-be shook EVEN THOUGH Suge was NOT a true OG. Wow.

Well, he was around back when Suge was really reigning; and he is very forthcoming with his what-had-happeneds in the interview above. More commentary on that era after the jump.

(Whoa! He talked about the Vanilla Ice balcony strong-arm incident in this, too? Yes.)

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Prince Paul, Hank Shocklee, And Tom Silverman Speak On How Tracklib Provides Freedom At The Fingertips Of Producers And Artists (Video)

Now that’s how we start a discussion about sampling… with that “Impeach The President” joint! But on to the business: Sampling is at the heart of Hip-Hop, and by extension, the Hip-Hop business. But biz of bringing out hot Hip-Hop music can be slowed or obliterated by the expense and arduousness of clearing samples. Enter Tracklib.

Tracklib is a music marketplace where music producers discover, buy and license original recordings. Prince Paul, Hank Shocklee, and Tom Silverman explain.

This is big. And necessary! Watch right quick and learn.

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Up And Coming Dancer/Choreographer ShirJuanda ‘Bounce’ Woodson Debuts Her HoverKicks Ad (Video)

Wow! Have you been keeping up with ShirJuanda ‘Bounce’ Woodson? So beautiful. So talented. And her grind… how can someone start from the bottom, get it out the mud, and look so clean every step of the way? I will post a couple more vids (including a behind-the-scenes for the one above) after the jump to initiate those who don’t know and allow those who do to celebrate. Watch and realize that HoverKicks is just now recognizing what many already know… Bounce is the BUSINESS!

After creating her viral ’90s video to Boyz 2 Men’s hit “Motown Philly,” Bounce was discovered by Hoverkicks and asked to create their newest commercial for their famous light-up shoes line!!!
– HoverKicks

I feel very fortunate to have gotten in on her ‘friend wave’ before she can accept no more. We’ll hear more from Bounce to be sure. But for now, let’s salute to her success for just a sec.

(Time’s up! Bounce is already on the move to the next project. Trust.)

@ojones1

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Sneaker Shopping With Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs (Video)

Sean “Diddy” Combs goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods in NYC, and talks about the importance of Air Force 1s to his style, and what it was like buying kicks with Biggie Smalls back in the day.
– Complex

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