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Vibe Magazine’s State of the Union Takeover Tonight @ 9pm

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment

VIBE Magazine Turns Over its Twitter Account to Political Provocateur Mike Muse For “State of the Union Takeover” Tonight at 9pm EST


(New York, NY -January 28, 2014)- When President Barack Obama delivers his fifth State of the Union address  tonight,  his words will have been months in the making.  Muse Recordings, CEO and noted political engagement expert, Mike Muse (@iammikemuse), will man Vibe Magazine’s  Twitter account (@Vibemagazine) for their  “State of the Union Takeover” tonight at 9pmEST   to decode the President’s speech while giving his unique perspective on the political issues of our time and answer viewer questions. 

 

While much of the State of the Union speech is pre-determined, from the first lady’s guest list to the color of the president’s tie, there are sure to be surprises and unscripted moments.  What will Obama say about the state of Obamacare and how hard will he go at the republicans?  Mike will bring his uncanny wit and unique ability to use nuts and bolts breakdowns for perspective on what the President hopes to convey.

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TODAY: New York city-wide YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK OUT event

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Powell, BK Nation, Hot 97, Vibe, Global Grind, New York Institute of Technology, and Prezi Partner On ‘YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!’

 

October 23, 2013, NEW YORK, NY-In an innovative and bold initiative to hear, support, and amplify the voices of young people, BK Nation, a new national organization focused on education, leadership, violence prevention, jobs, and civic engagement, is partnering with popular brands Hot 97, Vibe, Russell Simmons’ Global Grind, and Prezi to launch “YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!” The kick-off event will take place Wednesday, October 30, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in Mid-town Manhattan (1871 Broadway, between 61st and 62nd Streets), doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30 p.m.  This is a free event and ALL young people of all backgrounds are welcome.

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It Needs To Be CED- Responsible Media (Reposted from the archives of TheIndustrycosign.com- August 24, 2004)

November 9, 2011 1 comment

It Needs To Be CED- Responsible Media (Reposted from August 24, 2004)

Now regardless of what I say, certain people are going to take this the wrong way. But at this juncture of the game, I could care less. I’d like to think that I am a responsible person. And with being a responsible person, it is my duty to make sure that people around me are responsible as well. With that being CED, I am a responsible writer/journalist/media person, whatever you want to call me. So with that responsibility, I have to say what’s on my mind when something is bothering me, especially when it affects my community and specifically our children!

As black people or minorities or as people of color, we are always judged by false or negative images that are perpetuated by one or even a small percentage of ‘our people’. We know that we are viewed negatively in the media and as much as we complain, we don’t do what’s necessary to showcase the positives, which is at a higher percentage of our race, culture and community. With this being stated why is it that the Black media joins in? It is common knowledge among the minorities that the majority of us are law-abiding, good-natured citizens, but yet, because of a small number of ignorant people amongst us, we are seen as ignorant as well. What makes this problem worse is the influence it has on children. Read more…

The Industry Cosign’s Top Ten Magazines (Reposted from The Industry Cosign- August 19, 2004)

November 1, 2011 Leave a comment

 (Reprinted with permission from the original author, BIG CED, from TheIndustryCosign.com- August 19, 2004)

OK, I’m back and I think I’m staying this time! Between trying to bring great writers and content to the site and the overall business of the site, I have neglected my duties as an All Around Good Guy. I am bringing back the Top Ten list! And more blaring Cedit, oops, I mean, more interesting topics and discussions that Needs To Be Ced!

Anyway, we all read or at least we should all be reading and i have soooooooo many magazine subcriptions that I can open up my own newstand! With that being CED, here are 10 of my favorite magazines! (In no particular order!)

1. Vibe- The leader in urban entertainment, you can’t front! A good set of writers and stability.
2. XXL- Arguably, the best Hip-Hop magazine currently on newstands, The YN, Elliot Wilson, arrogant and all (and with every reason to be!), sets the tone and raises the bar when it comes to journalism and not holdiing tongues!
3. Blender- A good music magazine that usually has a great number of reviews in each issue. Read more…

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