There’s this young woman that lives in my neighborhood. At one time she and I had some mutual friends but I never really knew her. What I do know is that occasionally I run into her and she’s greener than me.
It’s always at some off peak shopping hour when few shoppers are around. She’s always modestly dressed, with dark, unprocessed, natural African American hair. Her complexion is clear like she never had a pimple, a scar or a cut in her life. Continue reading →
Far away from the single minded focus of the media giants, New Orleans is still suffering from the aftermath of the response to Hurricane Katrina. Many pitched in to help afterward and many donated to the cause but four years later the city is still being done wrong.
Mayor Ray Nagin in particular is still in such poor standing with many of the residents a poll was taken to see whom New Orleans would prefer. Topping the list was none other than Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.
Brad Pitt was honored last week for his humanitarian efforts in helping to rebuild New Orleans at former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s philanthropic summit, the Clinton Global Initiative.
The Cinematic Orchestra- “All That You Give”
The Cinematic Orchestra teamed up with Fontella Bass for this beautiful song. Fontella handles her phrasing with ease and was a great choice for “All That You Give”. I chose this song because it’s dope and even though the spirit of the song is melancholy I chose it also because in my opinion charity, philanthropy and humanitarianism are some of the greenest things you can do. Continue reading →
Ziploc’s famous zipper lock bags have undergone a green transformation. At least some of them have. The company has released their Ziploc Evolve storage bags.
The company claims these Ziploc bags are made using 25% less plastic than their other bags.
They are manufactured using 50% renewable energy.
They are manufactured using less energy, thereby reducing their carbon footprint.
They are packaged in a 100% recycled paper carton, with a minimum of 35% post customer content. So you’re not going to get a huge box that’s too big for the Evolve bags, so you won’t be disappointed when you get home an open it. Also you won’t think you’re getting more for your money. Tricks like this that manufacturers play to using more energy and ultimately jipping the customer too.
King of the Hill aired their series finally Sunday and it kind of sucks for me to see it go. I avoided it like the plague for years but more recently came to really appreciate the show. Especially when they made dead on commentary about what’s going on in the world these days. Their episode about carbon offsets was dope and I thought illustrated what carbon offsets in a way that’s easy to understand. Sometimes the language and the jargon of going green is so unclear. Continue reading →
July 9, 2007: Thousands gathered in Detroit, Michigan to participate in the NAACP’s funeral and burial for the “N” word.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently passed a historic resolution addressing climate change for the first time in it’s history at its 100th annual convention in New York.
Photo Credit: “So Fresh John Legend” by Madam Toussaint
So I liked the original “Everybody Knows” from John Legend even though in the chorus he rhymes the word “knows” with itself. I admit I am a grammar cop and I’ve been told that I spell check my M&Ms, but that does not rhyme no matter what Dipset sells you. Also Legend wishes his ex “the best, I guess”, which seems kind of petty and selfish to me, although it does sound true to life. The RAC mix retains Legend’s original crooners’s vocals. The emotionality and tone also remain with the musical shifts of an electro-dancey type beat.
John Legend- “Everybody Knows” (RAC Mix)
GREEN FACT: “Everybody Knows” going green is popular now. But less people know going green is becoming cheaper, more easily accessible and more common than ever.