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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.

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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Mr. Noah Goes To Washington: The Full President Obama Interview (Video)

Trevor Noah visits President Barack Obama at the White House for a special interview for The Daily Show. The two discuss Russia’s impact on the 2016 election, the state of the U.S. democracy, the incoming Trump administration, the future of Affordable Care, modern racism and more.


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N.O.R.E. (Papi) – “What What” Documentary (Trailer) [NSFW]

Back in the day before the internet & street DVDs were prevalent, Queens emcee NORE recorded many moments with a videocamera. From the looks of this trailer to his new documentary he’s captured many intimate moments with significant individuals in the music industry over the years. Be on the look out for the “What What” documentary. This makes me want to start pouring through the 100s of old videos & interviews I recorded from 90′-’98 as well. There’s some brief nudity in this trailer that may Not Be Safe For Work.

“Nore was taping everything. We used to go around with this and just hit record, if we wanted an interview we made it happen. What What!”

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The Thrilla In Manila: Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier 1975 (Video)

Arguably considered one of the greatest fights in boxing history, “The Thrilla In Manila” with Muhammad Ali Vs. Joe Frazier was the third and final fight between two of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport. This Heavyweight Championship bout took place at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on October 1, 1975. Rest in peace to North Philly’s finest…..Smokin’ Joe Frazier!
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Everyday is Black History: Rosa Parks (Feb 4,1913- Oct 25,2005)

Born on February 4, 1913, Rosa Parks, the mother of the Civil Rights Movement, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama as Rosa Louise McCauley. Her family background was diverse, a blend of African-American, Scots-Irish and Cherokee-Creek. After her parents, James and Leona, separated, Rosa and her family moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where she attended several schools until forced to care for her ailing grandmother and later, for her mother, too. Read the rest of this entry »