Kat Dahlia, photo from I want to share the music of this new, Cuban-singer who hails from Miami, FL named Kat Dahlia. See her video, “Gangsta” for yourself: Gangsta Video Also, see this clip of Kat Dahlia on BET’s website. Who new she was such a big fan of blues pioneer, B.B. King? Kat’s unique […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day

There are times in our history when human beings can justify participating in unspeakable, evil acts against others because of perceived differences. The Holocaust is one of those moments. Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. This time in history is part of all of our American History. To learn more about the Holocaust and the courage […]

Have You Been Catfished?

The story of Manti Te’o, a Notre Dame football player and Heisman trophy finalist, has been all over the press. He met  a girl named Lennay on Faebook, who he thought could be the love of his life. “She” turned out to be a “he.” Te’o had been “catfished.” Catfish is a term coined by […]

Get Pumped for Beyonce at Halftime!

Beyonce will definitely be doing lots of body poppin. If you want to get your body ready for dancing for halftime, get warmed up with her “Let’s Move Campaign” video, an initiative by First Lady Michelle Obama. Let’s go Bey!  #superbowl47

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

With Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Beyonce on the mic, we all win. The game is off to a great start. Can’t wait for Halftime with @beyonce. Let’s go 49ers #superbowl47

Emeli Sande Drops Her New Album, Our Version of Events!

Emeli Sande Drops Her New Album, Our Version of Events!

The British are coming! The British are coming! I have as much excitement as Paul Revere with the British, but in a positive way, of course. Over the past few years, there have been many soul singers imported to the U.S. from Britain like Amy Winehouse (until her untimely death), Adele and now Emeli Sande. […]

Mental Illness: A Misunderstood Disease

Originally posted on Familiar Minds:
I met Jen a little over a year ago at a leadership seminar hosted by the organization where I work in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  I immediately connected with her and her young daughter Dawn.  Little did I know, Jen and I would share a deeper connection over both having a…


Exercise your right today and vote! I can go on about the historical significance of voting, but you already know about that (I hope). Simply put, your vote impacts all the decisions made by elected officials on your behalf over the next four years. If you don’t exercise the right to vote, then you cannot […]

See a Double Dutch Competition Live at the Apollo!

See a Double Dutch Competition Live at the Apollo!

The biggest and the best double dutch competition is coming to the Apollo on Sunday, December 2, 2012! The National Double Dutch League (NDDL) will host its 21st Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic. I can testify that this is the best, because I was was able to witness the greatness of this event first-hand. If […]

Be Careful Selling Products on Facebook

Thieves in Brooklyn have lured teens to subway stations to rob them. What? Yes, that’s right! Unsuspecting teens tried to sell iPhones and sneakers, but were instead robbed by internet-savvy thieves posing as potential buyers. Read about it the thefts here on New 12 Brooklyn. Here are some ways to stay safe if you’re selling […]