It was pleasantly surprising to see the response first-hand from students -- not only did they tolerate all the environmental information and calls-to-action, but they immediately participated and were excited to talk about their efforts and ideas to make their campuses more sustainable.
Without a chance to brush up on my poor speaking or understanding of French, I was whisked away from LA to Montréal, Canada after an invite came into my inbox to attend the 3rd annual world music conference/festival Mundial Montréal.
A lot of people think of Thanksgiving as a time of autumn leaves, family and friends, apple cider, turkey and pumpkin pie. But for some what's in your kitchen in preparation for the Thanksgiving Day meal needs to have a sign affixed that reads "Proceed with Caution."
A bona fide politician actually put down his fork mid-air to listen to me. Not one minute was spent on fundraising or self-promotion. Nope. Instead, Adolfo Carrion, running on the Independent Party ticket, concentrated on us -- all young independent artists struggling to survive in New York City.
Right now, Kendrick is king. His innovation runs deep, and I hope it runs deep enough to avoid the shallowness of an industry that too often neglects freshness and comfortably embraces the modus operandi.
On "Nothing Was the Same" Drake does this even more successfully than on previous projects and helps to keep the hip hop album as a narrative vehicle as opposed to just a dumping ground for hyped up studio sessions
Way back in 2010, using Twitter to monitor love television events in real-time was brand new. Now it's fully integrated in the media planning for events from elections to sports events to the Video Music Awards.
As with athletes, rap lyrics often resonate with entrepreneurs because in order to be successful, one must possess conviction and be unwavering in bringing a dream to fruition, which rappers frequently describe in their prose.
I think that performers can stay true to their roots while being sensitive to diversity and disability. You don't need to spew misogynistic lyrics, fuel homophobia in the urban community or use a serious condition that affects 1 in 88 children as an insult or a punch line.
While most rappers shoot videos with beautiful women, fancy cars and jewels, Bey was strapped up, held down and gagging as a feeding tube was inserted up his nose.
There are a lot of great reasons to restrict some songs from the road trip soundtrack.
Most of us share an open secret. It reveals itself every time we head to the gym, or prepare for an interview or an important presentation, or, in my case, cleaning day. I cop a Beyoncé, and for a few shining moments I put on the costume of black masculinity. It's like a white tee. One size fits all.
I'm kind of in love with Drake, or at least as in love as one person could be having never met the other person. Some recent events aside, Drizzy continues to make it easier and easier to want to be his lady.
I quit smoking in February of this year, but after I watched the 2012 American Music Awards, I wanted to go buy a pack of cigarettes, rip the filters off, and smoke it like my Father is making me smoke the whole pack as punishment.
On GKMC, Lamar's vernacular remains rich with swagger and his unordinary yet on point internal rhymes maintain to freely roll off his tongue.
What began as an innocent attempt by Kevin to enjoy the outdoors with his mini dachshund and get some exercise ended up turning into a crazy encounter with a fan who just happened to be camping in his car with "the longest telephoto lens in the world."