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December 11, 1973. Yasiin Bey. Born Dante Smith. Happy Birthday-Bornday-Earthday!!

Forty years of you? Absolutely! Alhamdulillah!

Black Dante. The Most Beautiful Boogie Man.
Just want to honor you. Your impact is greater than Goliath’s footprints, taking me like hot air balloons.

I am definitely a member of your soul group. May you continue being the Mos Wonderful.

Happy Bornday, Radiance!!

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Writer of the Week: M.K. Asante

Lead us from the Unreal to the Real

So since technically it’s Sunday, it’s a new week and of course time to mention another writer.

As of this moment, I’m reading the memoir, Buck, by M.K. Asante. I first came across Asante last year when he came to speak at the annual retreat that my college scholarship program, PEOPLE, puts on every year. He came to speak to us about his life, his struggles, his childhood, growing up in the ghetto, his changes he made and his new lease on life. Not only is Asante a best selling author, he is also an award-winning film maker and a professor. His memoir, which came out last month, is about his life growing up in Philadelphia and how he has overcome his surroundings and found success and happiness doing what he loves.

This memoir shows that where you come from does not have to determine where you go…

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