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The David Banner Podcast | Dr. Anthony Browder Parts 1 & 2 | Ep. 49-50 (Video)

Man, doesn’t that “My Uzi” hit extra hard at the start of this episode? POWERFUL like whoa and yo! And an apropos way to start the show, as Dr. Anthony Browder joins David Banner for an enriching info-PACKED two-parter.

Growing up in Chicago and making his way to the banks of Luxor, Egypt, the David Banner podcasts introduces you to esteemed guest Anthony Browder, the first African American man to fund and coordinate an archaeological dig in Egypt. This episode walks us through the oldest documented civilization and helps us to understand how obtaining forbidden knowledge can help us unlock our truth and live a better life after life.
– ABANNERVISION

Start with Part 1 above. And get the other half of the podcast coverage, Part 2, after the jump!

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Atlanta Area Dr. Thomas Cowan MD On The Corona Virus (Video)

Viruses are simply excretions of a toxic cell… They are not the cause of anything.

Not trying to make up your mind for you about this latest COVID thing. Make up your own mind. But take a look and listen at this clip first. Because SCIENCE and LOGIC!

Dr. Thomas Cowan, M.D. hypothesizes that Coronavirus may be history repeating itself and caused by 5G. Shot at the Health And Human Rights Summit in Tucson, Arizona on March 12, 2020. Camera, sound and editing by Joshua Coleman.

Dr. Cowan writes more about this topic here…

– Parents For Healthcare Rights

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Campaign 2020: Watch A Quick Recap Of The Biden Vs. Sanders Debate (Video)

Okay, so now that we have boiled down the HUGE field of Democratic Presidential candidates to two, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, the choice is an actual ‘choice’… Now, watch the “boiled down” version of Biden and Sanders’s first one-on-one debate. And get ready to vote if you have not already made your voice heard in this race.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) debated each other for the first time on March 15. Here’s what you missed.
– Washington Post

Of course, there was more to it than this. This is a gist. If you want to dig for real, I am sure you can watch the whole thing on-demand a la your local cable provider.

#VoteDammit #GetToKnowYourCandidates #MakeYourChoice #UseYourVoice

@ojones1

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Politics: Now The Choice Is Clear For Democrats. It’s Bernie Sanders Or Joe Biden (Video)

Okay, so now we have thinned the herd of Democratic opposition for President Trump’s position in 2020. I was clearly on my #FeelTheBern with Senator Sanders last go ’round, but now Papa Joe Biden is in the race for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Presidential race; Barack Obama’s Veep and right hand man. What to do?

I’ll leave the who to you. But the what… you gotta VOTE! My state’s vote is coming up. And I will be voting for one of these guys, so I really have to study up. Up first (above), I am putting my ‘incumbent’ choice, Bernie Sanders. Hit the jump to see Joe Biden’s speech.

#GetIntoIt #GetInvolved #Campaign2020

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One Vibe Africa Presents: Year Of Return (Trailer)

From the U.S. back to Kenya. Yes indeed.

You KNOW we are about travel abroad (e.g. from The States to overseas destinations). But this one hits home. As in Mother Africa, being home to ALL humanity and civilization. And this… this is epic. Of course, you know plenty of Sisters and Brothers who have declared that ‘one day’ they are going to make that pilgrimage back Home. Making it a big deal; maybe ‘too big’ a deal. But what if that ‘pilgrimage’ was less of a ‘trip’ to take. Like, let’s just say the family, the homies, the homegirls… are going to make it to an awesome event… and take in some of The Motherland while over that way. We could do that, right? We already do it for other festivals.

And like those other festivals, maybe we make it a yearly thing; or trips more often if we find things over there that draw us back.

Moving Madaraka Festival from Seattle back to Kenya signified the importance of not only arranging for individuals to travel back to Africa as it was with the case of Ghana’s year of return initiative, but getting significant events back to Africa and keeping them in Africa as a way to build a sustainable bridge allowing people of all backgrounds to travel to Africa to enjoy a festival of a lifetime, immerse themselves in the African culture, and inspire global change and collaboration towards mitigating climate change, which does not only threaten the climate but is an existential threat to our music, culture, and livelihood.
– One Vibe TV

Dope music and culture do it again. Let’s get together; for the community and the cause. It’s a Vibe. One Vibe Africa! Matter of fact, why not show love and SUPPORT right now: Cop the EP (linked below) #ForTheYouth #ForKisumu #ForKenya #ForOurWorld

Hit the jump for more on that. The fam Mazzi really blessed with the knowledge on this one. Knowledge and blessing right to mobile #Mobilize

S.O.U.L. PURPOSE AND ONE VIBE AFRICA PRESENT: YEAR OF RETURN (EP)

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Black History: Black Hockey Players… Old News. Black Polo Players… Say What? (Video)

When you watch this, substitute references to ‘polo’ with football, basketball, rap music… the stuff we’re supposed to be into… and you’ll start to really get it; and why the kids that succeed in polo would likely succeed in any endeavor given a chance to fall in love with and be good at it!

In Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, young people have found a path, and purpose, through polo. In Why I Play, The Undefeated documents the journeys of two young trailblazers who have dominated a sport that has long been considered an exclusive country club pursuit of privilege for centuries, while exploring the role youth sports play in the Black community as a means of opportunity and empowerment.

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Technology: Industrial Robot Vs. Sword Master (Video)

So. One step away from autonomous killer robot. We are just gonna hand The Terminator’s great-great-grandpa a sword and hope he doesn’t kill the human opponent on some ‘are you not entertained’ ish??

Yaskawa Electric Corporation conveys to the world the “manufacturing spirit” inherited continuously in itself to mark its 100th anniversary of foundation.

In “YASKAWA BUSHIDO PROJECT”, we reproduced Machii’s swordplay with MOTOMAN-MH24, while challenging the industrial robot’s performance limitations by integrating “legerity”, “accuracy” and “agility” at a high level. Machii retains many world records like “cutting a 6mm BB bullet”, and his swordplay has a reputation of theurgist. In this project, we also tried to express the courtesy and considerateness that Bushido has cherished.

– [Yaskawa Electric] e-mechanical site

Oh. So the man vs robot is not a head up thing, it’s more like a I-can-do-IT-can-do-too demonstration situation. Cool. But, um, anybody notice that the machine is the one NOT sweating at the end? Just saying. Dope presentation. But just saying… to our future sword-swing techno-overlords… We cool. HA!

(Consider that this vid is almost 5 years old. Imagine what the robo-sword game is like now!)

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Beauties Built For The Game Speak On Being Real ‘American Gangsters’ (Video)

…and I end up throwing bleach in a bitch eye and beating her in the head with a hammer…

Holeeeey shiiiiit!

These women are the very definition of American GANGSTER! Theft, fraud, strong-arming, assault and battery on a level even few dudes would ever go to. And they go there in this interview.

Trap Queens Discuss Their Scam Stories, Revelations + BET Show American Gangster
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Looking at this from another angle, these are gangster azz BUSINESS women. In many ways, they are geniuses… Lex Luthor level geniuses. Wow, I mean, I am compelled. Intrigued enough to watch, but truthfully, I’m scared… SHOOK!

@ojones1

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Dr. Oz Advocates For Medical Reform & Medical Marijuana (Video)

Not so low key, I have a cousin that knows Dr. Oz. Personally. Been on his show a few times. So, if you find yourself at Grady Memorial in the A-T-L and Dr. Kimberly Manning (megaton name bomb drop…BOOOOOOM!) is at work, you can tell her that you read her cousin’s blog posts DAILY (you do, of course)!

Dr. Oz stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about 11 years of his show.
SWAY’S UNIVERSE

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RIP Kobe Bryant (Video)

I found out at work, working overtime, when my boss announced to the room: “This is going to be sad news for basketball fans. Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash just a few hours ago…”

She said some other stuff after that. I wasn’t really pay attention. I really wasn’t even trying to ‘confirm’ the story (my brother BoneBreaker Jones did moments later, with a “No-noooo-nooooo, man! RIP Kobe“). I was just numb for a bit, and I was not going to try to ‘snap out of it.’ This loss is WAY more than a ‘hit to the basketball world’…

Think about a multi-lingual Black kid that goes to prom with Brandy, a teen R&B idol of his and millions of fans…who goes to the NBA as a teen and becomes a multi-million dollar superstar, all-star, champion, Olympic gold medal winner…embroiled in extra-marital scandal, beefing with one of the greatest impact players in NBA history (Shaq)…who knuckled down and got back to winning on- and off-court, saving a marriage and staying with his wife, having four daughters, finding ‘new careers’ after NBA retirement – coaching his girl’s ball team and giving motivational speeches (to Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide among others, because champions NEED to FEED on the energy of champions) AND winning an Academy Award (yeah, an Oscar!)…

Look. Kobe Bryant was just 41, and he managed to squeeze in more life in half a lifetime than many of us will if we get to live twice as long. And I could go on, but nah. I’m done. I’m not even a basketball fan like that, but I am done AND undone at the same DAMN time. Give me a long minute. Past a moment of silence. Because, among other reasons, his daughter Gigi was on that helicopter.

Dammit.

May Kobe, his baby Gigi, and the other three passengers on that fateful flight, Rest In Peace.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter were among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bryant was 41.
– ESPN

MORE: KOBE BRYANT, DAUGHTER GIANNA DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH (ESPN)

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How A.I. Could Be “Setting The Foundation For The End Of Human Disability” (Video)

(Re-read the title. Now that’s DOPE!)

Ohhhhh! They started with the better-stronger-faster intro to ‘Six Million Dollar’ from back in the day man. WOWWW! And Robert Downey, Jr. is back to narrate this episode.

Through life changing accidents, and data minded through NASCAR, human beings are finding ways to rebuild one another so that we are better, faster, and stronger than ever before and all with the help of A.I. Once nothing more than the stuff of comic books and TV shows, we truly have the technology to become modern superheroes.

The Age of A.I. is an 8-part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world.

– YouTube Originals

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Science/Technology: Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Be A Real Thing? (Video)

Incredible!

And a great choice for narrator… Movie ‘Tony Stark’ himself, Robert Downey, Jr. Kinda like how Morgan Freeman is spot on as narrator for documentaries about the universe, being movie ‘God’ himself.

Can A.I. make music? Can it feel excitement and fear? Is it alive? Will.i.am and Mark Sagar push the limits of what a machine can do. How far is too far, and how much further can we go?
– YouTube Originals

Because science! Cool tech RULES! And this is intriguing.

@ojones1

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RIP Popa Wu

UPDATE 03/10/2020: Props to @theparkerazzi for this perfect parting shot #RIPPopaWu

Shout to my longtime friend (and megaton bomb azz professional photographer himself) ML Sanders aka @MLSandersFotos for hipping me to the news on this; albeit sad news. Rest In Power, Grand Elder. Regards and condolences to the entire Wu-Tang Clan and affiliates family.

Popa Wu, the longtime Wu-Tang Clan affiliate and spiritual mentor to the group, has died, a representative for the Wu-Tang Clan confirmed to Rolling Stone. While no cause of death was given, according to The Source, Popa Wu — who was also known as Freedum Allah — died at his home in Brooklyn. He was 63.
– Rolling Stone

READ: POPA WU DEAD AT 63 (ROLLINGSTONE.COM)

@ojones1

RIP Juice WRLD

Got wind of this from Sam Peezy aka Tony Factory who hit my inbox. So very sad. Details on the death of Juice WRLD (born Jarad A. Higgins, of Homewood, Illinois, USA) in The New York Times write-up were scarce, but a really good article nonetheless.

Seems like he was just getting into the swing and doing his thing (like here with Funk Flex). But now gone.

RIP young brother.

READ: JUICE WRLD, RISING RAP ARTIST, DIES AT 21 (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

@ojones1

Dave Chappelle Awarded The Mark Twain Prize For American Humor (Trailer)

Congrats to Dave Chappelle! A well deserved honor. Set your DVRs and TV reminders to catch this when it airs on PBS.

An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathered in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 27, 2019. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorists, was given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy. The program will be broadcast on PBS stations on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
– The Kennedy Center

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RIP John Witherspoon (Video)

Sad news. The world of comedy, and the world at-large, lost another great one this week.

Announced yesterday by surviving family members, stand-up comedian and comedic/voice actor John Witherspoon has died. We will certainly miss the man most knew as ‘Pops’ (from ‘Boomerang,’ the ‘Friday’ movie franchise, and ‘The Wayans Bros.’ TV series).

John ‘Pops’ Witherspoon aka Comedy’s Favorite Dad has passed at the age of 77.
– Comedy Hype

With the slick ‘hood wit, silliness, and boisterousness of that made him perfect to play that dad (or Granddad, a la ‘Boondocks’), it was like Witherspoon was born to bring belly-laughs to us; whether lounging in our theater seats or living room love seats.

Rest In Peace, ‘Pops.’

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Fab Boy Boochie With R.I.P. Bars For ‘Cupcake’ (Video)

Shout to Birmingham’s (Alabama) Fabboy Boochie (aka Charles Smith) for this timely rhyme I caught on the Facebook feed. I think we will all feel this one for a while. We should. We must do better by our children.

I can hear yours tears of joy from heaven outside my window you getting love ❤️ from all over the 🌍 I wish I could’ve been there to help you I hope you accept my apology 🧁💜 #imsorry 😢 #KeepSharing 🙏🏾
Charles Smith

We keep losing our babies in the most heinous ways. Recently, Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney was kidnapped from a party, and her remains were found a week later (more after the jump). Damn.

@ojones1

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Sports: NBA To Crack Down On Verbally Abusive Fans (Video)

Okay. I’m for this. I mean, I would hear the old argument, “That’s what they get paid millions for… to put up with fans’ outbursts.” But I was ALSO a proponent of once your mouth ‘writes that check’ that 6’7″ brother you slurred should get to ‘cash you out court side’ (fines issued on a case-by-case basis, of course). I mean, hey, ALL speech is free… but no one is free from the consequences (just saying).

Nowadays, though, why don’t we just mandate some decorum on both sides. If you don’t think your seat was worth what you paid for it, don’t feel like you can “get your money’s worth” with hateful heckling. Nah, son. That day is done.

I especially like that even a ‘borrowed’ season ticket seat can be lost if the borrower acts out of pocket.

Only potentials issue I see: No ‘instant replay’ in the stands. A lifelong fan losing that season ticket seat for a ‘misheard statement’… well, taking that L would hurt a fan working for $50K a year way more than that athlete who earned $5MIL last year.

Let’s see how this plays out. Let those players play in [relative] peace from now on.

@ojones1

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Intentional Act Of Kindness Earns Kids A New Friend, Clothes, Cash & A Special Visit (Video)

That is exactly how human beings are supposed to interact with one another… It’s not more complicated than that… Somebody’s having a hard time, and you help them.

Tearjerker alert. Mondays are Mondays. Watch this though. You WILL get hit in the feels. And you can blame Ellen and Will for ‘chopping them onions’ and ‘making your eyes rain’ as they celebrate these kids and their awesomeness!

#BeKindToOneAnother

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Politics: Jeff Johnson Leads A Power-Packed Panel Of Pundits In Discussing Today’s Black Agenda And Campaign 2020 (Video)

This feels like what a TV station calling itself REVOLT should be doing with its platform, at least in significant part. Very varied viewpoints from and in the Black community are presented and explored here, which is a good thing. Folks (e.g. we and the people who want our votes) need to understand that we are not a monolith, a block, a sector, a checklist item, etc. for the campaign… nor do we necessarily ‘win’ when ‘our candidate’ (whatever that means) wins.

Go get a snack and a beverage, and come back focused. ‘Bout to be some real talk. Necessary talk!

T.I., Killer Mike, Candace Owens, Steven Pargett Of Trap The Vote, Katrina Pierson, & Tamika D Mallory have an open and honest conversation about politics, and the culture we live in today.
– REVOLT TV

Be forewarned: You will get agitated and frustrated. Hang in there. Especially because there is thoughtful, useful insight shared EVERY TIME we get a chance to hear from Killer Mike. Much respect and respek on the name Michael Render!

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