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Reconciliation meeting ends contentious public dispute between journalist, Mark Thompson and activist, Afrika

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Weeks after an ideological-wrangle-turned-physical at a town hall that left two Black activists at odds and their reputations damaged, they quelled a highly publicized quarrel at a reconciliation meeting in Newark, New Jersey.

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Rom Coms and the dangers of mistaking infatuation for love | The Man Project

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You know that scene in “Say Anything,” when Lloyd Dobbler holds up his boombox and plays Peter Gabriel’s, “In Your Eyes?” outside of Diane Court’s bedroom window?

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Community organizer assaulted by veteran journalist, Mark Thompson of ‘Make it Plain’ says he wants an apology and a police report, but no firing

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In an ironic turn-of-events, when a grassroots activist released a video showing that he was sucker-punched by veteran journalist, Mark Thompson, now it seems that Thompson has become the victim. For the first time, Afrika, who was at the other end of Thompson’s ire, speaks out.

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Caribbean filmmakers spark conversation with docuseries exploring Cannabis use, prohibition in the region

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On 420, a global holiday celebrated by cannabis consumers and supporters, Barbadian filmmakers, Hermina Elcock, Mikul Elcock and Jamal Weekes released the first of a three-part short docuseries titled, CannabisCulture on Facebook. Little did the filmmakers know that their project would incite much conversation around their modestly-populated island of 250,000 then island jump in the region.

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Black-owned Harlem cannabis company sources from family farm

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On a mild winter night, I decided to drop into a Harlem pop up centering cannabis entrepreneurs, and a growing community.

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Serving and sipping tea: How Georgina Bailey made cannabis-infused teas for a sister with cancer then started a company

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You know Georgina Bailey by three things: her big personality, stunning shades and cannabis products from her company, G’s Teas.

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World’s First Experiential CBD Hub Seeks to Dispel Myths, Bridge Cannabis Communities in NYC | MCP Cannabis

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While New Yorkers smoke more weed than any other city in the world, there is a disturbing disconnect in the city when it comes to education, the benefits, and the different ways our bodies react to cannabis.

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The World is a Gamble + The tea on CBD | Comic Strip |MCP Cannabis

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Debuting Ark Republic’s first comic strip, Matthew Gamble’s “The World is a Gamble” covers the blurred awareness of cannabis, hemp, CBD and THC.

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Are we bad men for listening to bad men’s music? | The Man Project

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“Jesus, why can’t these men just fucking behave?” That’s what my dear friend, Rebekah, said when she read the news about Ryan Adams’ sexual misconduct allegations in February. Then she promptly removed all of his music off of her Spotify account.

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Sometimes silence is golden: Playing R. Kelly in a post-Metoo movement | The Man Project

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This think piece is in response to Charles Moss’ writing, “Are we bad men for listening to bad men’s music?” Rather than mute or cancel, I prefer to silence those in the industry who show a history of sexual abuse. Though many choose to continue rocking music, I think it is time we rethink our moral and musical playlists.

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