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SOCO RMC Photoshoot

Yarima, one of the founding member of the Black Carpet Celebration, is making moves. in the mist of a very busy day, he had a moment to say a few words about what’s next  for his creative career  and where he would like to see the BCC event go in the future.

view Yarima Karama interview on the Black Carpet Celebration fan page on Facebook.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=270042663334867&id=234249376914196

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A night in bronzeville

first stop the Lincoln Cafe for a coffee and bit to eat, next over to the Homeport Gallery to view creations from local artists, then it was off to #theness, if you have never heard of it is one Columbus, Ohio premier poetry events hosting by @John_Gibson aka #jgthejuggernaut. while there I ran into another one Columbus’s finest The one the only #jae_esquire who took the time to give the me the low down on what’s happening in the world of the lyrically time bomb. Word to wise keep an eye out for Space Age the new ep from #jae_esquire. All and all I blessed to have such an awesome day

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Lyric & Soul Klasik

On January 16, 2016 the Lyric & Soul Klasik took place at the Lincoln Cafe, hosted by Ann-Merij’e Berry the event rocked the the historical black neighborhood the King-lincoln district of Columbus, Ohio. The night was filled with tons of  Entertaining Performances, focused on Hip hop, poetry, and r&b. The energy was through the roof, as local artists like Isojah, Jae Esquire, Kennisha Donielle featuring Love Joint, Logik as well as others took the stage and rock the mic.

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Why is this “an issue”?

 

Over the past few years and months many culturally base changes have swept through the comic book realm, from page to the stage, ethnic diversity is taking the spot light. Starting with Nick fury being played by Samuel L. Jacksons In the Avenger Movies, next, marvel reinvents some of their more notable character like Spiderman, Thor and Captain America just to name a few . “Recently, the news dropped that a woman would be taking up the mantle of Marvel’s iconic hammer-holding hero Thor, in the world of the comics. The change was announced as part of ‘Avengers NOW!’, a Marvel comics initiative aiming to rejuvenate their brand, spice things up a little and provide jumping-in points for new fans.” Via Den of Geek.

But for some reason there are fans  who feel this is a bad move, mostly concerning the new identity of everyone’s favorite web slinger , Miles Morales, some would say his story is a little farfetched, and other say just flat out no this wrong,……Why does this matter ?  Stan Lee shares his prospective about the issue ““I wouldn’t mind, if Peter Parker had originally been black, a Latino, an Indian or anything else, that he stay that way,” he said. “But we originally made him white. I don’t see any reason to change that.” Many fans say “that makes sense”, while others say “The point isn’t whether Peter Parker should be changed; the issue is whether they should use Peter at all, but rather Miles Morales.” via Comic Book Movies

Here’s the bigger picture, Comic book are more than just some sequential images on page use to tell a fictional story. Since the beginning it has been used as tool to spark social change. Fast-forward to this day and age, Comics has grown into more than just a brand, it’s a way of life. Many fans Idolize Characters and titles because they either share similar traits or have some characteristics he or she wishes to incorporate into their own personality. Marvel’s has change its character line up before with Rhodey taking over the role as iron man or spider man running off with marry jane and leaving a clone in charge. Moreover, DC has long had history of change character identity, with Batman, superman, and the Green Lantern.

So why the big deal, some characters are more iconic than others, case and point Spider Man, every time Marvel changes a hair on his head someone is in an uproar about it. With Marvel print and Cinematic Universe combining in more ways than one, It’s likely the big M will continue to reshape it brand to meet the needs of the diverse community it serves

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