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Best Food Safety Practices: Grocery Shopping & Eating Takeout (Video)

In times like these, we must listen to the science; and to the practitioners! Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen aka Dr. Jeff VW is breaking the knowledge down to the very last compound (as KRS-ONE might say). Check out what he has to say about staying vigilant and being meticulous about the safest choices and sterilization processes for the food we eat.

It is NOT all ‘common sense’ but it will all make sense when your hear from it from the Doc.

IMPORTANT EDIT FROM NIH DATA: COVID-19 LIVES ON CARDBOARD FOR 1 DAY.

This is the most current video for New CDC data, safe takeout food practices, and an updated practice for safe grocery shopping/handling.

Jeffrey VanWingen

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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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History: What Ancient Roman Parties Were Really Like (Video)

Have you seen that ‘Caligula’ movie? Google it and see how wild a party orgy can get! Man, did the ancient Romans know how to party! But wait. It turns out that the parties, though indeed ‘all that’… They were not all sex-on-sexy-sex time. Oh well. Yay, history.

Contrary to popular belief, Rome was not all crazy sex parties. In fact, ancient Roman parties were pretty tame by today’s standards. Most of the time, it consisted of noble families getting together, eating elaborate food dishes, and talking about everything from politics to the weather. These parties were beacons of status and networking opportunities, which is why they became a cornerstone in everyday Roman life. Partying in Rome was common, but racy Ancient Roman escapades weren’t popping off on the daily.
– Weird History

Hmm. That Bacchanalia sounds like Freaknik in Atlanta back in the day (ha)!

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Neil Degrasse Tyson Separates Myth From Fact & Speaks On The Coronavirus (Video)

Of course, Sway is gonna have the go-to smart Brother speak on the Coronavirus when he comes through. How could he not? Shout to Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson for always bringing light, logic and a bit of levity to even the most touchy matters #ButNoTouchingNowadays #SocialDistancing

In our recent interview with Neil Degrasse Tyson, he talked about the new season of The Cosmos, breaks down the falsehood of the theories that humans use only 10% of their brains, and how genetics can pass down intellectual and physical attributes.
SWAY’S UNIVERSE

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YelloPain – “My Vote Don’t Count” (Prod. By Sauce W8ed Down) [Video]

He was saying, ‘Yes We Can’
and everybody got less food stamps.
When I turned 21, I was still broke
and I’ll never vote again!

Ouch!

But keep listening. Get this pain… This work (and get ready to get to work)!

Then, the swerve! Get this KNOWLEDGE… It is POWER! Yeah!

Put some #Respek on the name YellowPain for this and everything he’s trying to do to reach and teach!

(And it’s Primary Election season… So, VOTE DAMMIT!)

SHOP: SUPPORT YELLOWPAIN (WEBSITE)

@ojones1

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Black History: Her ‘GIF’ To The World! Online Visual Media Would Not Be The Same With Lisa Gelobter’s Work (Video)

Man, look. For her work on Shockwave alone she gets the head nod AND a soul clap!

Computer scientist Lisa Gelobter worked on several path-breaking products in the technology industry, including Hulu, Shockwave and online video. Once the chief digital service officer at the U.S. Department of Education, Gelobter will go down in history as a scientist who took the tech world to another level.

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Black History: That Scintillating Live Sports Commentary… Thank Professor James E. West For That (Mic Drop!) [Video]

You know how some terms seem made up? Like when a mechanic says the solenoid switch failed… First reaction is like ‘Psssshhtt! Who you tryna fool, fool?’ Yeah. Now doesn’t ‘electric transducer’ sound made up? Like a “Back To The Future” flux capacitor or something? Well, it’s real… the transducer, that is. And it made a real difference in broadcast media.

In 1962, professor James E. West developed the electric transducer, technology that is used in 90% of microphones today, including at sporting events all over the world.

Oh… and Prof. West had a whole lot more patents than that one for the transducer.

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Black History: Dr. George Grant Invented The Wooden Golf Tee & Changed The Game (Video)

It’s the little things, the simple things, that mean everything. And it doesn’t get much ‘littler’ than a golf tee, which (it can be argued) is petty much everything to a golf game. I mean, we even start the game that way: Tee off!

The Undefeated: Watch how Dr. George Grant’s golf tee invention still makes a difference For Black History Month, The Undefeated honors this great inventor.

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Activism: Black History In Two Minutes… Or So. Watch And Learn! (Video)

Never, ever, let anyone tell you what your government will NOT do to its citizens… especially its brown and Black citizens. Americans are pretty okay with believing that ‘other’ countries do bad things to their people; but not us.

Bullsh!t.

The Tuskegee Study smashes that idea to bits. Is this when America was supposed to be ‘great’… where they want to go back to… Because hell no, we won’t go!

But hold on. After this visual enlightens you and fires you up, hit the jump and watch all these Black History shorts. Let’s wrap this month in power #RaiseYourFist #RaiseYourAwareness #PressPlay

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Looking Back To The 1960s To See How They Thought “The Home Of 1999” Would Look (Video)

Dayum! That computer was a hardcore teacher… telling the kid, “You FLUNK” though. Wow. Hahaaa!

Interesting looking at how we look at the future from the soon-to-be-past we reference as the present. Like, look at this forward-looking History Channel Flashback clip.

In 1967, Philco-Ford produced a short film exploring what the “Home of the Future” might look like. We re-examine this film to see what they got right about the future – and what was wrong with the past.
– HISTORY

We always look at the future through a lens formed in the present though… For instance, consider the archetypal roles on display here: father is still the money-maker, while mother is still the home-maker (and lunch-maker… Ha!).

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3D Na’Tee Tells Students At Dillard University Her Greatest Accomplishment (Video)

Again, we are doing looking at something different for the Nooner post. Still very beautiful, but in a different way.

(This time a dude actually tries to shoot his shot. Beat me to it. HAHA!)

Now this is a guest lecturer I would NOT have missed in school. 3D Na’Tee with such real talk and WISDOM here. Lean in and listen. Won’t take long. You WILL wish it was longer!

@ojones1

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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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A Panel On Building Wealth & A Solid Credit Profile (Video)

Okay. Quiet as kept, Angela Yee (looking VERY cute in this by the way) is late to the financial get-money-keep-money gang game as far as content goes. C Tha God and DJ Envy been on it with the book sales and real estate moves (do your Googles).

Let’s get rid of this “Poverty Of Understanding” that has a lot of us in its grips, people! Angela and her guests speak on it.

Wealth Wednesday Tip Of The Day With Angela Yee & Stacey Tisdale Thanks To Self. How To Build Your Credit Profile.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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History: Rare Footage Of Famed Scientist George Washington Carver (Video)

Fascinating!

My Grandpa (T. C. Cottrell) actually knew Dr. Carver. In fact, he gave Grandpa several of hair tonic treatments… right there on the Tuskegee Institute (way before it became Tuskegee University) campus back, back in the day! A bit of Carver & Cottrell history for you.

Now, I have been to the Museum several times. I even worked as a student research assistant for the Carver Foundation on Campus over several summers back in my teen years. But this footage, showing a bit of the LEGENDARY scientist/inventor as he lived, gives me chills… and swells of pride.

After all, I am Tuskegee, through and through. And so is this!

Originally shared on the US National archives website, this appears to be some of the only surviving color footage of famed inventor George Washington Carver (1860s-1943). Photographed here in and around his home at Tuskegee University by Dr. Cornelius Allen Alexander.
– reelblack

READ: LEGACY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY)

@ojones1

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Science: Will We Survive Mars? (Video)

‘Glad You Asked’ looks like an interesting series. This premiere episode definitely got my geek meter needle going up (er… pause?… kinda). YouTube might have to get some money out me to play (okay, pause again, just to be sure).

NASA says the first humans will set foot on Mars in the mid-2030’s. It will be the most dangerous mission any human has ever taken. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram wants to know: What comes after that? Not how do we get there, but how will we survive once we do?
– Vox

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This Thanksgiving In Theaters: Tom Hanks Asks, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Trailer)

Best. Casting. EVER! Get your issue of tissues, because the sweet memories of Mister Rogers alone might bring a tear to your eyes. Just imagine what is gonna happen when the Oscar-winning Tom Hanks brings him back to life on the big screen.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.
– Sony Pictures Entertainment

Good story to tell. Guaranteed good ticket for a film to tug at the heartstrings.

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Principal Akbar Cook Is Still Taking Care Of His ‘Babies’ With His ‘Lights On’ Program (Video)

First, a spot on Ellen (see our post here). Now, CNN is covering the Newark (New Jersey, USA) principal. This brother Akbar Cook and his amazing work should keep getting the spotlight on big awesome platforms as an example of what normal people who dare to show extraordinary care can do to make this world a better place!

“When it all gets down to it, we’re saving lives,” says Akbar Cook, the principal of West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. Cook founded and directs, a program that gives students a safe place to go on Friday nights, when crime and gun violence are prevalent. In the past three years, Cook says, West Side hasn’t lost any students to gun violence.
– CNN

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Common x The Sesame Street Muppets – “Respect” (Give It, Live It) [Video]

Usually only get Sesame Street infused with Hip-Hop when YouTubers take it upon themselves to do their own mashups. But this is cool. Push down that urge to judge it as corny and get the message and where it is aimed: Children (and parents) need this plain & simple direct messaging on RESPECT.

Messaging and respect. That’s as Hip-Hop as it gets, folks. Kudos to Common and all the Muppets on the Street for representing good values.

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‘Officer Clemmons’ Speaks On Being Black In “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (Video)

Hope you got to spend Valentine’s Day celebrating love in some way. I sat down and watched a documentary on a legend who lived a life of love; influencing generations to be better people as he made his way in the world. Man, if only we had Mr. Rogers around now. Rest in peace to the legend Fred Rogers.

Then I found this Great Big Story on ‘Officer Clemmons’ on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. So wonderful!

Remember Officer Clemmons, the policeman from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?” Actor Francois Clemmons was initially reluctant to take the role. Growing up in the late ’60s, Clemmons didn’t have a positive opinion of the cops at the time. But Fred Rogers convinced him, and Clemmons became one of the first Black actors to have a recurring role in a children’s TV program.
– Great Big Story

You gotta watch this story and check for the “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” documentary on HBO or on-demand on YouTube. Well worth watching!

@ojones1

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