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Advice: Les Brown Declares That It ‘Pays to Be Hungry’ (Video)

Les Brown… if you want to do anything worthwhile in life, you’ve got to be HUNGRY!!!
Mr. Washington

We’re almost clear of the “resolution season,” so this isn’t about making you want to make one… and motivation to do so, or to see one you’ve already made through, has to well up from within. So, no, inspirational speaker Les Brown is not speaking on this to give you goals.

However, by the time the clip is over, you really should be thinking about them and how hard you WILL go for them starting NOW!

Les Brown is considered to be one of the greatest speakers the world has ever seen. But growing up labeled ‘educable mentally retarded’ made it virtually impossible for him to get there. Young, ready and hungry, Les Brown reveals how he scored his dream job in the most impossible way.
– Goalcast

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Dwayne Johnson Speaks On Starting From The ‘Rock Bottom,’ Going To The Top & Fighting To Stay There (Video)

At some point, you gotta be f**king tired of not being number one… and you gotta f**king play angry. And I play ANGRY!

What I like most about this… Dwayne is telling us what HE went through, what HE is going for, and what works for HIM! And all the motivation from it, therefore, has to be coming from a place where his purest intentions are kept.

Whew! Listen.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Most Inspiring Speech (Video)

I hate Plan B.

Wow. Governor Terminator aka Arnold Schwarzenegger gave an inspiring speech that ‘broke the internet’ and I almost missed it. Trust, it’s good. It will make you want to take the advice he gives with regard to the keys to success… WORK YOUR AZZ OFF!

@ojones1

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Sports Commentator Jemele Hill Speaks On Her Challenging Upbringing & Being An Advocate For Rape Survivors (Video)

Okay, Jemele Hill has a firm, fixed position on my ‘can get it’ list. No question. No fight over that wanted or needed. Wokeness and sexiness all in one thick mocha shake. Whew!

Now that ‘Three One Three’ short she is rocking… y’all might have to fight my homie BIGCRAZ313 over that.

Okay, but for real. What an insightful clip! I will definitely be on the lookout for other clips from this sit-down with Jemele to share.

@ojones1

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Dave Chappelle Speaks On Ethics And The Relevance Of What He Did NOT Do (Video)

What was that? You wish there was more Dave Chappelle content posted on here? Well, what a coincidence 😉

In a rare interview, comedian Dave Chappelle tells “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King about why he is connecting with a part of his family history at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. His great-grandfather, Bishop William David Chappelle, was a former President at the University.
– CBS This Morning

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Speech: Dave Chappelle Accepts Harvard’s WEB DuBois Honor (Video)

That’s what makes us Chappelles great… WE KNOW WHEN TO QUIT!

Not before at least ONE more standup special though. He said so above.

In general, more Dave Cha-P please. Indeed! Check out the full stream of his acceptance speech for an award from Harvard. GREAT speech! Great introduction, too.

And just LOOK at the folks Dave is on stage with. WOW! Some awesome company.

@ojones1

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Barack Obama Is Campaigning For Your Vote This November. And It Is More Important Than Ever (Video)

Heart jumped when you read the title, right? Well, of course, President Obama is not running for the White House; the November vote having no bearing on the U.S. Presidency at all. However, he does want every American to vote this Fall. And he tells you why it is so important to do so; even though it is not for him, or for a new President… It is for YOU!

If you still don’t think the midterms will affect you, Barack Obama is back to spell out just how important they are.
– NowThis Opinions

Especially reaching out to the youngest voters. So many did not show at the polls.

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Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Took A Knee (Video)

People sometimes forget that love is at the root of our resistance.

Yeah. That part.

Watch and listen to Colin Kaepernick explain (again) exactly why he took a knee, what he is taking a stand on, and why other like-minded people should, have, and should continue to challenge racial injustice.

#TakeAKnee #StandWithKaep

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Colbert Commenting On President Trump’s Mother’s Day Speech And Walking Back His Position On China (Video)

ROAST!! It’s hard being The President. Period. But when he tosses lobs for Colbert to knock out the park like this… Hilarity will ensue. Another funny Trump-filled monologue.

The President channeled “West Side Story” while defending his hypocritical directive to help China’s phone giant, ZTE, to “get back in business.”
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Chadwick Boseman’s Uplifting Commencement Address To Howard University’s Class Of 2018 (Video)

Better to find PURPOSE than a JOB. PURPOSE drives you to make a mark on HISTORY! A JOB is how you make a living. Preach that truth brother Boseman! Hear (and feel) the words of the Howard University alum giving his address to the most recent graduates from his alma mater, The Hilltop aka #WakandaUniversity

Stop what you’re doing and watch Chadwick Boseman give powerful advice to the class of 2018.
– NowThis

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Michelle Wolf’s WHCA Dinner Speech Was Loaded With Shots For President Trump, Who Was Not In The Audience… Again (Video)

“Of course, Trump isn’t here… I would drag him here myself, but it turns out that The President is the one p**sy you’re not allowed to grab.”

Woo hooo hoooo! Watch this and see why President Trump likely skipped the White House Correspondents Association’s (WHCA) annual dinner for the second year in row. Michelle Wolf’s speech was that kind of funny fiery oratory that had enough heat to roast the entire room! The Donald wants no part of anything like that. Watch.

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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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Kendick Lamar Kicks Off The Grammys With An Incredible Performance (Video)

You probably heard about Kendrick’s phenomenal Grammy Awards performance. But there’s nothing like hearing and seeing it (and seeing it again, if you have already)!

Plus… how cool is it to just have Bono & The Edge (from U2) do a walk-through during your live set? Answer: VERY!

Plus, plus… A heartfelt acceptance speech (you know, for getting the Grammy for this year’s Best Rap Album)… after the jump!

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Bruno Mars Sweeps The 2018 Grammys And ‘Finesses’ The Fans With A Memorable Performance (Featuring Cardi B) [Video]

Album Of The Year, Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best R&B Performance… and THIS performance with the thick-alicious rap vixen Cardi B? Whew! Her body is Venus… The winner for 2018 is Mars. Bruno Mars! Watch high-energy on display above, and acceptance speech moments after the jump below.

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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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Technology: Tesla’s New Semi Truck And Roadster (Video)

Aw c’mon maaaan! Real-life Tony Stark (aka Elon Musk) had his company whip up a couple of new future whips… and one is a TRUCK????! A damn SEMI??! Wow!

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new Semi truck and (in a surprise) a second-generation Roadster. The truck is supposed to get 500 miles per charge, while the Roadster is said to achieve 620 miles.
– The Verge

That’s 500 miles, at maximum weight, at highway speed… which Tesla’s truck can get to faster than today’s diesel models. Yeah. Musk’s truck can kick our trucks’ asses.

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At TEDGlobal 2017, Nnedi Okorafor Offers A View That Includes African Culture And Sci-Fi (Video)

Science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor presented this official TED Talk about sci-fi that presents a future that prominently features African culture, something still lacking in that realm of literature.

My science fiction has different ancestors — African ones.
Nnedi Okorafor

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Civil Rights Activist James Baldwin At Cambridge University Union In 1965… Speaking Like He Is With Us Today (Video)

Is 400 years of slavery building this country (and oppression thereafter) plus many wars of service not enough to justify our right to have some say in its running… without having to hear, “You can leave it if you don’t love it”… Well, isn’t it? Answer: YES! Moreover, we are not going to be ousted by anyone. We helped BUILD this place ‘they’ say we can ‘leave’ (like it isn’t OURS, too)! Sure, this declaration has an angry tone. So I will let activist/scholar James Baldwin say it. Words from so long ago. Could he have known they’d still be so applicable today?

Prior to the UK release of the Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, we take a look at a seminal speech by the film’s subject – writer, essayist, poet and civil rights activist James Baldwin. At Cambridge University Union in 1965, Baldwin debates whether the ‘American dream’ has been achieved at the expense of African-Americans.
– The Guardian

Yeah. And Baldwin even has something to say about the flag in this. So on point.

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Elon Musk Updates The 2017 International Astronautical Congress On The SpaceX Mission To Mars (Video)

Elon Musk is going to Mars. You know that, right? We have been saying it here. But this visual presentation… Okay, you know when a planned trip starts getting real? When you have real talk about how to get there and how to PAY for it. Click play above and watch Musk get real right from the start.

Elon Musk gives new details about SpaceX Mission to Mars at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia and reveals plans to shorten most long distance travels to less than 30 minutes. September 2017.
– Expovista TV

Full disclosure: There is a lot of science & tech in this talk, but you can hang. Press play and get excited about the future of space travel!

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David Alan Grier With ‘An Important Message About White People’ (Video)

Call WashingtonDenzel Washington. Let’s get this discrimination against White people stopped. Bwaaahaaa!

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to get back on Trump’s good side by directing the Justice Department to focus on the important issue of discrimination against… White people. According to the New York Times, the civil rights division of the Justice Department is planning to investigate what they call “intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.” So, Grammy and Tony nominee David Alan Grier stopped by with a very important message.
Jimmy Kimmel Live

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