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Olympian Dr. Rhadi Ferguson talks Weight Loss and His Book “Coffee with Rhadi”

Olympian, 4 time National Judo champion, MMA fighter, now author Dr. Rhadi Ferguson took a few questions impromptu from our resident body transformation and athletic performance coach, Coach Be ( for a new episode of his show “Coffee with Rhadi.”

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Attorney Marwan Porter is Providing Excellent Representation to Victims of Discrimination, Wrongful Injury and More

Howard University Alum, Attorney Marwan Porter, has been working hard to bring relief to families typically under-represented in the legal system.

Marwan, since leaving the employ of Willie E. Gary, is now the managing partner of The Porter Firm, and specializes in addressing cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, breach of contract, gender and race discrimination and more.

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Young Guru Responds to “Paris vs Poorest” via Video

“Paris vs Poorest” is a poignant statement of perspective. Maurice “Mo the Educator” Dolberry‘s depiction of the two sides of the coin that Yasiin Bey and Jay-Z and Kanye West portray caught the attention of the Pillars of Hip Hop embodied including Chuck D, various notable DJs and far from least, recording engineer to the Rocafella lineup, Young Guru.

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People on the Move – Purple Stuff TV’s Brandon Broussard

My Name is… Brandon Broussard

The reason you are reading about me is… because I created the next great “zeitgeist-Monday-morning-water-cooler-skuttle butt-did you see that sh$%!” sketch show. In my mind, there was SNL then In Living Color then The Chappelle show. Purple Stuff TV is an -edgy, at times raunchy, take no prisoners- sketch show that picks up where Chappelle Show left off. There has been a clear void in sketch shows on TV. We all remember the impact that In Living Color and Chappelle had on our lives. Purple Stuff TV will have that same kind of impact.

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[Book] The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang

ARU asks author Natalie Y. Moore about the motivations behind her latest book, “The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang.”

“If you loved “The Wire,” you might find this nonfiction, urban tale worthy of a read. Although I can only wish to be as prolific as David Simon.”

ARU: What sparked you to write this book?
NYM: Nothing had been written on this street organization. It’s very useful now in the discussion of gangs, terrorism and homeland security.

ARU: How did the gang culture of Chicago affect you growing up?
NYM: When I went to Howard, I realized that colors and hats cocked to one side didn’t matter on the East Coast. That was initially a big adjustment.

ARU: What was your experience doing the research for this book? Any interesting happenings?
NYM: The Blackstones had a story bigger than just some young guys hanging out on the South Side of Chicago. They have interacted with the civil rights movement, black power and the wars on poverty, drugs and terrorism. The cast of characters range from white, liberal do-gooders to Min. Louis Farrakhan.

ARU: How was writing this book different from your last book Deconstructing Tyrone?
NYM: With DT, we could always say this is our perspective on black masculinity or talk about the book being cultural criticism. With the Stones, we are telling someone else’s story and that privilege and responsibility weighed on me throughout the writing/researching process.

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As the reporter for WBEZ’s South Side bureau in Englewood, Natalie covers news and issues in that community and surrounding areas.

Prior to joining the WBEZ staff in May 2007, Natalie was a city hall reporter for the Detroit News. She has also been an education reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a reporter for the Associated Press in Jerusalem.

Natalie’s work has been published in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, Bitch, In These Times, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. She is co-author of the book “Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.” (Cleis Press, 2006). She is also co-author of “Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang.” (Feb. 2011, Lawrence Hill Press).

Natalie is a 2009 fellow at Columbia College’s Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, which allowed her take a reporting trip to Libya. She’s also on the board of directors of the Neighborhood Writing Alliance. Natalie is a 2010 recipient of the Studs Terkel Community Media Award. She has won several journalism awards, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

Natalie has an M.S.J. in Newspaper Management from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University. She is an adjunct instructor at Columbia College Chicago and is the former program chair for the Association for Women Journalists.

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Natalie P. McNeal is On the Move

My Name is… Natalie P. McNeal, but my superpower name is “Frugalista”

You are reading about me because… I have my first book out, The Frugalista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life. It’s published by Harlequin. The book got a really good review in Publisher’s Weekly, so I am very happy.

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Army Wives Actress Wendy Davis is On the Move

My Name is… Wendy Davis

You are reading about me because… I am one of the stars of Lifetime Television’s one-hour drama “Army Wives”, the networks highest rated series in their 25-year history. I play Colonel Joan Burton, decorated war hero, wife, and mother. In real life, I am a proud graduate of Howard University and a member Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

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Judo Champ and MMA Fighter Dr. Rhadi Ferguson is On the Move

My name is…. Rhadi Bullard Ferguson.

The reason you’re reading about me is…Well the reason you’re reading about me is because I’m a graduate of Howard University two times. Once in 1997 with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and again in 2002 with a Masters of Arts of Teaching; and because I went to Howard University and have some accomplishments in terms of going to the Olympics in 2004, in being a world class strength and conditioning coach, placing 2nd in the Brazilian Jujitsu World Championships and currently still in the mixed in the world of Mixed Martial Arts having started my pro career in 2010.