This book is important because it sets the record STRAIGHT about whether or not “The solution is out here”. The author A R. Morton gives specific details on the way black people can empower ourselves, step by step (CLICK IMAGE ABOVE TO BUY)
2. Powernomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America
The only reason I put this book second and not first is because I believe its a book that a child may not completely comprehend until he or she is a little older. But to me, it’s the MOST important one on the list(CLICK IMAGE ABOVE TO BUY)
3. Stolen Legacy
This book is important for your black child’s self esteem. It not only explains how we were the original philosophers, but also points out how advanced of a society North Africa was. George M. Jamesbreaks down the history of our genius dating back thousands of years. Don’t let your believe that his only heritage is being a servant to ytpipo (CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO BUY)
4. Message to the Black Man
Few words are needed for this one. This is the one that will wake your son up. (CLICK IMAGE ABOVE TO BUY)
How “Slaps.com” (distrokid’s new music social media network) could end up being one of the last “social” platforms left standing.
Slaps .com is the sound cloud style social media platform built on top of Distrokid.Here’s why I think its gonna matter in the next 5 years:
The attention on a lot of true social media sites (Instagram, twitter) is fleeting, especially when it comes to promoting music. When twitter first became popular around 2009-10, there weren’t many artists promoting their music. In fact when I released my mixtape “Desperate Decapitation”, I was able to gather A LOT of support from people I had never met, simply because the demand for fresh new music on a newly popular platform (similar to how “Tik Tok” is today for new music.). Aside from that I’ve watched artists like Curren$y, Wiz khalifa and Dom kennedy build up their fan bases (and tour the world) in the most organic way. The basic rule of supply and demand applies with any platform. Once everyone’s promoting their own music (or even worse, their friends music who they don’t listen to but are trying to get you to listen to) the chances of your music getting heard become slim to none.
I believe Slaps.com could be the next Twitter 2009-10 (as far as promoting music just based on the lack of volume alone in its early stage.
2. Niche, Niche, Niche
Time to state the obvious advantage the platform has: Demographic. Not only is the platform built on top of one of the distribution platforms in the world, but it’s used by the most important target audience: A&Rs and executives.
Music men will be on this platform SPECIFICALLY to listen to music, especially if they’re already utilizing distrokid’s platform.
3. Quality of the User
One of the problems we have with modern social media sites (Instagram, twitter, etc) is that there’s a lot of “noise” noise is usually in the form of the spam accounts and burner accounts from trolls and “over-advertisers” as I like to call them. Because the users on slaps.com are mainly gonna be paying monthly users of distrokid, they’ll be significantly less of this noise.
The amount of artists and executives on this new platform will allow connecting and getting feedback on your work to happen quicker than ever.
Yale student, J. Joseph wanted to document how black students survive and manage in predominately white institutes, specifically Ivy Leagues like Yale. Now, In Color, Joseph’s series, talks to six black students about their experiences at the University, and how they’ve adjusted to Yale life.
Check out EVERY episode below (yes every episode):