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Advice: Jay Shetty Proclaims That You Can Still Win… Rejection Is Just ‘Redirection’ (Video)

Reflect, refuel, and refocus…
If a door doesn’t open, it’s not your door!

Man! This Jay Shetty guy is preaching a WORD today!! Chuuch! Rejection is someone else’s decision. Whether I quit or not, that is MY decision. And I cannot quit on myself. Neither can you: You do NOT have permission. Especially if you are Hip-Hop!
#ItDontStop #KeepItPushing

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Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘Science the SH!T’ Out Of 3 Movies (Video)

Neil already dropped science on Hollywood in a post we shared on here (on “Interstellar”). Now, watch Dr. Tyson do it to the fullest on three more flicks.

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Black Thought Speaks On His Favorite Kool G. Rap Verse (Video)

‘Road To The Riches’ is one of my favorite verses of all-time too.

Black Thought breaks down his favorite verse from Kool G Rap’s “Road to the Riches” in our series.
– Pitchfork

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Why “40 Acres And A Mule” Is No Longer Enough Reparations For Black Americans (Video)

Word on the street, dirt road… hell, everywhere… is that that 40 acres and a mule promised to Black folks in the United States… IS. NOT. COMING. And even if it was, it would NOT be enough to ‘catch us up’ and make things fair & square for how far slavery, Jim Crow, and follow-on disenfranchisement has set people of color (esp. Black people in America) back. The ‘why’ behind this is skillfully “Decoded” above in this throwback episode.

Out of 536 billionaires in the USA, only 3 are Black. Why the stark racial divide? Well, it’s complicated, but it turns out our history of racism has a lot to do with it. From segregated schools that receive less funding in property taxes, to the history of redlining Black homeowners, to the long history of slavery, oppression, and segregation, White families were accumulating wealth. That “old money” has provided the capital for the modern-day billionaires, and even average-income white families, to stay significantly ahead of Black Americans. So how can we fix the wealth divide in America?
– MTV Decoded

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How Cousins Removed Fit On Your Family Tree (Video)

Ever wonder how that ‘first cousin’ vs. ‘cousin once removed’ thing works in your extended family. Well, I found a video that can answer all the questions on that. But if you decide to do what I do, and just call most folks at your next family reunion ‘cousin’ or ‘cuz’… I completely understand and support that. Because this explanation can get confusing real quick.

What’s a third cousin twice removed? Do great parents exist?
– DONG

That ‘great parent’ line though… just watch.

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Can Saving Too Many Lives Lead To Overpopulation? (Video)

Wow. Sounds like a cold question to even ask, but with going on 7 billion people on Earth… and scarcer and scarcer resources… Well, let’s see what one of the world’s smartest has to say about it.

Bill Gates explains his answer to the tough question from this year’s Annual Letter: “Does saving kids’ lives lead to overpopulation?”

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Catch Me If You Can: Frank Speaks With Google (Video)

Late pass but this is interesting. Yep, words from the guy that was the focus of the “Catch Me If You Can” movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the USA series “White Collar.”

For Google’s Security and Privacy Month, we are honored to present the real Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can.

His transformation from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert trusted by the FBI has been mythologized in film and literature – but the takeaways he shares are the real deal.

– Talks at Google

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Do You Even Know How Rich Bill Gates Is? No, You Don’t. Let Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain (Video)

I’m charmed by the fact that the ‘patron saint of geeks’ is the richest man in the world.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wow. Just… wow. And this was back in 2016 (yeah, gimme that ‘late pass’). Probably only gotten richer since then.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Just How Wealthy Bill Gates Is
– Science Today

Guaranteed you haven’t thought of it like this #BetMoney

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Robert Reich Raises The Question: Is Trump The Worst President In History? (Video)

Wonder how he really feels. Joking! There is no doubt about Reich’s position on President Trump’s performance and his place among the ranks of U.S. Presidents throughout the country’s history.

America has had its share of crooks (Warren G. Harding, Richard Nixon), bigots (Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan), and incompetents (Andrew Johnson, George W. Bush). But never before Donald Trump have we had a president who combined all these nefarious qualities.
Robert Reich

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Mark Ronson Speaks On How Sampling Transformed Music (Video)

Okay, grant me a late pass on this one, but this a dope TED Talk on sampling and the evolution of modern music. Presented by Mark Ronson.

Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
– TED

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When Designing A City, Maybe We Should Get Kids’ Input. After All, It Will Be Theirs Soon Enough (Video)

You know that song by Whitney that goes, “I believe that children are our future”… Put that on play in your mind as the backing track for this TEDx Talk.

As adults, we think of kids as “future citizens.” Their ideas and opinions will matter someday, but not today — there must be a reason the voting age is 18, right? But kids make up 25% of the population — shouldn’t we include them in some important conversations? In this inspiring talk, urban planner Mara Mintzer wonders what would happen if we let children design our cities. Mara Mintzer is a founder and the director of Growing Up Boulder.
– TEDx Talks

Makes sense. The kids will ‘inherit’ these cities. Maybe they should have say so.

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Science: Heather Berlin Asks, “Who Is Your Brain?” (Video)

Interesting! Check out this TEDx Talk from Dr. Heather Berlin – neuroscientist, spouse of consciousness rapper Baba Brinkman, and mother of a new ‘experiment in diapers.’

Dr. Berlin examines the relationship between the brain and mind, with a focus on borderline personality disorder. She looks at the neurological basis of identity, taking apart the stigmas that are often attached to mental illness.

By understanding how disordered minds construct a sense of self, we can gain insight into the selves that each of us creates through our choices and interactions with the world.”

– TEDx Talks

Hmm… the Doc’s got content on PBS and Discovery and off Broadway. Yup. Now she is on my radar!

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Why White People Should NOT Use The N-Word, Even If Black People ‘Use It All The Time’ (Video)

Ta-Nehisi Coates with no malice or attempt at ‘points scored’… but this is a plain and simple explanation of why the n-word is “NOT” when it comes to White people speaking the word.

Context is key.

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Dr. Charshee McIntyre Lectures On The History & Science Of Afrikans and Native Americans (Video)

Strength, beauty, honor, AND knowledge! Pay attention as Dr. Charshee McIntyre breaks it down in spite of diagnoses that would have many think she is ‘diseased’… Nah, she is in a constant state ‘dis ease’ (as in, “ill at ease”). Through her lineage, Afrikan and Native American (Cherokee-Choctaw in her instance), she speaks truth to her (read: our) existence and how we have diminished our humanity.

Dr. McIntyre gets deeper in depth in her lecture above. Rep. Maxine Waters popularized ‘reclaiming my time’… Dr. McIntyre implores us all to ‘claim our heritage’ and reclaim OUR humanity!

Yes, OUR humanity – Black, Red, White – all coming out of Africa… all intermingled genetically now. Traced back many, many millennia to The Motherland.

(Oh, and several historical myths are getting blown up in here. Sorry, not sorry, Columbus!)

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Theo E.J. Wilson’s TED Talk About Insights He Gained From Infiltrating The Alt-Right (Video)

“I became Lucius25, White supremacist lurker, and digitally I began to infiltrate the infamous alt-right movement.”
Theo E.J. Wilson

Interesting point Wilson makes not too far in. The things we see online today are fed to us by an algorithm that determines what we might buy, and what we want to see & hear, and feeds us mre and more of that… and just that. So liberal feed fed Theo comes up with the idea of creating Lucius25 super-racist, and troll those who would troll him.

And he came to a new understanding about it all. Very interesting watch!

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Ice-T’s TEDxSingSing Talk On ‘Surviving’ (Video)

Recent throwback TEDx talk from Ice T. Great insights and a very worthwhile watch. In fact, I should not have even mentioned the throwback aspect. Relevant to today. Hear some real life struggles from the former light-skinned, light-eyed little kid named Tracy who had to turn gangsta just to survive growing up.

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Mars: To Boldly Go Where No Human Has Gone Before, Space X Will Need To Get A Lander Up And The Cost Of Relocating To Mars Down (Video)

Wow, so SpaceX is launching its manned Mars lander in 2020? Wow. The goal of ‘making humans a multi-planetary species’ seems kind of far out, and that is the point. Mars is the next planet over, sure, but it ain’t just “next door.” It is far out there.

SpaceX Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer Elon Musk will discuss the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars. The technical presentation will focus on potential architectures for sustaining humans on the Red Planet that industry, government and the scientific community can collaborate on in the years ahead.
– SpaceX

Interesting. Musk is the first big wig in space matters to address why we are trying to just go back to the moon… It is not a good candidate for terraforming (e.g. we cannot make an Earth-like planet of it). Watch the presentation above and read a bit more below.

MORE: A NEW TIMELINE FOR LIVING ON MARS (FUTURISM)

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Education: What Is ‘Infinity’… Really? (Video)

I know you are, but what I am I… I know you are, but what am I… Infinity!

If you had a nerdy Peewee’s Playhouse-watching friend (like me) growing up – or if you were that friend – then you instantly got the reference AND significance to the quote above. Hit the jump if you need clueing in. Ahhh, Peewee Herman: debate champ and math scholar. Hahaaaa! Invoking the concept of infinity to shut down a hater. Science!

Infinity is an elusive concept that can often be difficult to comprehend. In order to better define what infinity actually is, we brought in Eugenia Cheng, a mathematician and the author of “Beyond Infinity.”

Hands up if you ever countered someone with ‘infinity plus one’ though. C’monnnnn, you can admit it. That’s the paradox!

(Well, this gives new meaning to Souls Of Mischief’s “93 Til Infinity”…maybe).

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Activist Tim Wise Gives “Anti-Racism” Lecture at University Of California (Video)

Nearly 90 minutes strong, this is video of the lecture given by Anti-Racist Tim Wise as part of UC Santa Barbara’s “Resilient Love In A Time Of Hate” series. Designed and delivered to ‘promote conversation and creative work that will forge a love-driven response to hate, hurt, and fear.’

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Robert Reich Enumerates Four Ways Trump Is Trying To Control The Media (Video)

What are the 4 ways Trump is trying to control the media? Watch our video and see how tyranny begins.
– Inequality Media

Wow. Did Former Secretary Reich draw a direct line between Donald Trump’s tactics and Adolph Hitler’s? Too much? Spot on? Watch and deliberate.

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