More Than Words

Image“It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it’s close.”

-Jesse Owens

On Rappers On Themselves: N+1 takes a surprisingly intelligent stab at summarizing the recent slew of rapper biographies.

The Death of Soul Food?: Byron Hurt believes a love for soul food is largely what led to his father’s death. And he believes love for fatty foods of all kinds are slowly killing African Americans. The PR professional and filmaker’s latest documentary, “Soul Food Junkies,” takes a controversial dive into the connection between black American culture and unhealthy habits.

Living The Hollywood Dream In A Car: Singer/songwriter Steph Jones has walked all kinds of hills and valleys from young. His father was murdered in drug trade related violence when he was 12 years old. But Jones went off to college and become a professional singer/songwriter and fashion model, appearing in music videos with famous pop stars and dated the like of Jordan Sparks. It turns out his life behind the camera was nowhere near as glamorous. He talks to Vibe Vixen about what it’s like to live out of his car while putting his best face forward for the camera’s.

Billion Dollar Deal: Former Apprentice contestant Randal Pinket may have fallen out of the limelight, but continues to rise in the business world.  His firm, BCT Partners, just inked two deals with the federal Department of Health and Human Services worth nearly $1 Billion combined.

Home: Tyshawn Taylor gets signed to the Brooklyn Nets. The Clearwater, NJ native came up through a local Big Brothers Big Sisters program as a youth.