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Eye Candy's Blog – January 2013 Archive (8)

Hip Hop Hijabis- A Powerful Documentary that needs your help!

Poetic Pilgrimage are Sukina and Muneera, two friends who met and bonded over singing and their Jamaican heritage. Both hailing from Bristol, UK Muneera is the DJ, Sukina is the singer, and they are both emcees. Through their close friendship and converting to Islam in 2005 after their…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 31, 2013 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Kid President Gives You A Real Ass Pep Talk - via SoulPancake

We're obsessed with Kid President. The "tell it like it is" kid we started wising up to, straight out of the comedy minds of Rainn Wilson and the folks over at SoulPancake. Not only is he the cutest thing we've ever seen (yes, even…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 29, 2013 at 1:27pm — 2 Comments

Racism Still Exists Billboard Campaign Causing a Stir in Brooklyn

If you've waited for a Brooklyn bus, chances are you've seen the "Racism Still Exists" billboard campaign being created from an agency/interest group/single rebel who has remained a mystery. The billboards and posters began popping up this summer and the 6 striking messages about subtle-yet-not-so-subtle message have been making waves. Besides the presence of the tumblr, the questions remain: Where are they…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sundance Selection "Newlyweeds" puts an herbal spin on the RomCom

Unlike other stoner comedies like Half Baked and Pineapple Express, Sundance selection Newlyweeds, takes another road -- by making a stoner romcom. It comes as a debut feature for writer-director Shaka King, and what’s (not?) so surprising, The stoner rom-com works really well.

By: Fariha Roisin, Film Contributor…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Black Witch-- "Busted"

So, now my mom knows that I'm Pagan.

By: The Black Witch

It wasn't through my choice or this would be waaaaaaay down the line. Newp. I got outed by my sister out of some kind of show of concern trolling. None too happy about this…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mounier Fatmi’s 'Maximum Sensation'-- Installation of Muslim prayer rug skateboards at the Brooklyn Museum

Cool! The Brooklyn Museum had recently acquired the work of Muslim born artist Mounier Fatmi, who has put together a collection of skateboards that are inspired from Muslim prayer rugs. But on extreme wheels! Check out the massive collection of Boards on the 4th floor of…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 21, 2013 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

Five Reasons to See Beasts of the Southern Wild‏

By Frantz Cayo



Beasts of the Southern Wild was nominated in multiple categories for the 2013 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and the youngest Best Actress nominee of all time, Quvenzhane Wallis. As an independent film, many people have still not seen this film ($11 million total revenue in the United States) and I am telling you need to go to iTunes (or however you download films) and check it out. I am not going to get into the whole plot summary…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 16, 2013 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

Not quite ratchet, but not full of nutrients- On VH1's Black Ink Crew

SMH.

By: Frantz Cayto

A good friend of mine that has cut her cable chord was staying in a hotel over the weekend and was able to get a glimpse of what television has become during her absence. She bemoaned that even though the world had not ended…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 9, 2013 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

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