May 16, 2022

 

VICTOR ALLEN’S 

The Characteristic Spirit of a Culture, Era, & Community

 

 

 

 SORRY 

Must Talk About The Missing Stars WTF!!!

NBA Playoffs – TV Feels The Pain!

 

LEBRON JAMES

 

JA MORANT

 

KEVIN DURANT

 

 

KYRIE IRVING

 

JOEL EMBID

 

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO 

 

CHRIS PAUL

 

JAMES HARDEN

 

 

 

 

LOOK TO THE EAST – LOOK TO THE WEST

My Sun Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 9, 2022

 

VICTOR ALLEN’S 

The Characteristic Spirit of a Culture, Era, & Community

 

 

 

HBCU

 

Today, the nation’s 106 HBCUs make up just 3% of America’s colleges and universities, yet they produce almost 20% of all African American graduates and 25% of African American graduates in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the critical industries of the future.

 

 

 

HBCU’s

HBCU’s Respectively & Usually Known For Fraternities, Battle Bands & Cheering Squads!

 

 

 

 

 

HBCU?
Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is ranked #288 in National Universities.

Middle Tennessee University is not considered to be a Historically Black College or University

Middle Tennessee State University is 65.2% White, 17.1% Black or African American, 6.81% Hispanic or Latino, 4.03% Asian, 3.63% Two or More Races, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0951% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

 

 

 

 

STAND TALL VERNESSER REED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY-LEGACY

BSU Makes History as First and Only HBCU with A+E Networks Apprenticeship Program

Ten Bowie State University students will make history – maybe even the History Channel – if they are selected to participate in the first BSU A+E Networks Apprenticeship program, designed to give students virtual, real-life experience in several content areas, such as entertainment, production and communications. This is the first A+E apprenticeship program ever offered and the organization selected BSU, Maryland’s first HBCU, to participate.

https://bowiestate.edu/about/news/2022/bsu-makes-history-as-first-and-only-hbcu-with-a-and-e-networks-apprenticeship-program.php

 

 

 

 

 

HBCU Rankings 2022: The Top 25 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  RANK UNIVERSITY LOCATION
 
24
Prairie View A&M University*
Prairie View, TX
 
24
Lincoln University (PA)*
Lincoln University, PA
 
24
Fayetteville State University*
Fayetteville, NC
 
24
Bowie State University* Bowie, MD
 
24
Alcorn State University*
Lorman, MS
 
22
Elizabeth City State University* Elizabeth City, NC
 
22
Alabama State University* Montgomery, AL
  20 Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge, LA
  18 Norfolk State University* Norfolk, VA
  18 Jackson State University* Jackson, MS
  18 Clark Atlanta University* Atlanta, GA
  17 University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD
 
16
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem, NC
 
15
Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS
  14 Dillard University New Orleans, LA
  13 North Carolina Central University Durham, NC
 
12
Morgan State University Baltimore, MD
 
10
Delaware State University* Dover, DE
 
10
Claflin University* Orangeburg, SC
 
9
Fisk University Nashville, TN
 
8
North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC
 
Florida A&M University Tallahassee, FL
 
Tuskegee University*
Tuskegee, AL
 
4
Morehouse College* Atlanta, GA
 
Hampton University* Hampton, VA
 
Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
 
Howard University Washington, DC
 
Spelman College Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

 

 

BEST PARTIES RANKING

 

#49. North Carolina A&T State University

#48. Morehouse College

#36. Florida A&M University

#21. Clark Atlanta University

#5. Howard University

https://stacker.com/stories/3217/top-50-party-schools-america

 

 

 

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May 2, 2022

 

VICTOR ALLEN’S 

The Characteristic Spirit of a Culture, Era, & Community

 

 

https://www.kidpositive.tv/

Online destination with African American educational cartoons to learn black history for kids. Learn science, positive values and more with cartoons and games.

https://m.facebook.com/tellmewhoiamtv/

Darryl Grayson, Founder of KidPositive™, creator of Tell Me Who I Am® and executive producer of the first title in the Tell Me Who I Am® series, The Journey Begins, a critically-acclaimed and award-wining animated film currently in development as a 13 episode TV and educational series.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/darryl-grayson-7725b96

 

 

From left to right: Mario Hemsley-Owner Paxstereo, Leo Sullivan-Writer and director animated films, Iona Morris-Actress/Director and Darryl Grayson-Founder Kid Positive Tv and creator of “Tell Me Who I Am” series.

 

 

 

 

 

Let Me Try Again

BEACH RIDE TO DANCE – YOU JUST NEVER KNOW

 

 

 

 

Music Is Everyday – Concert/Festival Season is NOW!

LA’S HOT SINGERS-MUSICIANS YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT

 

‘UMI’

Lo-fi R&B Songstress

https://soundcloud.com/whoisumi

OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA – MARCH 06: UMI performs during the 2020 Okeechobee Music Festival at Sunshine Grove on March 06, 2020 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)

 

 

 

 

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 April 25, 2022

 

VICTOR ALLEN’S 

The Characteristic Spirit of a Culture, Era, & Community

 

 

MY FIRST SEASON OUTING WESTBOUND

The fitness outing begins at the Beaches! (Playa/Marina Del Rey)

 

 

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Cycling and specific health issues

Cycling can improve both physical and mental health, and can reduce the chances of experiencing many health problems.

Health benefits of regular cycling

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.

The health benefits of regular cycling include:

  • increased cardiovascular fitness

  • increased muscle strength and flexibility

  • improved joint mobility

  • decreased stress levels

  • improved posture and coordination

  • strengthened bones

  • decreased body fat levels

  • prevention or management of disease

  • reduced anxiety and depression.

 

 

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DATING & CYCLING 

 

There’s no denying that a fit, athletic man in spandex can turn a few female heads. Cycling takes strength, stamina and vitality. In the last 15 years, male cyclists have been skyrocketed into rockstar status.

 Many women may find male cyclists attractive and sexy but, they probably also find them intimidating. In America, cycling is a sport pretty much dominated by men

 

 

 

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Biggest Disappointment Based On Early Season Projections

Lakers vs Nets

 

 

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April 18, 2022

 

VICTOR ALLEN’S 

The Characteristic Spirit of a Culture, Era, & Community

 

 

 

MY ETHOS WATCHED THE NBA PLAYOFFS

The Best Game Of The Playoffs

Boston Celtics (115) vs. Brooklyn Nets (114)

 

 

 

 

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KYRIE IRVING Channels KOBE!

Best Handles & Scoring Guard Going To The Basket – All Time?


 

 

 

 

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WORK – Sunshine & Bamboo

The Cave, Underground Passage, The Deep Dark, The Down-Down

What Name is best upon the completion of the Deck?

 

 

 

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COACHELLA VS. EVERYTHING ELSE

In California!!!

 

 

Billie Eilish said she ‘should not be headlining’ Coachella and ended her performance with ‘sorry I’m not Beyoncé’

 

 

 

 

 

FOR THE PEEPS NOT @COACHELLA

 

 

 

 

YOU NEVER KNOW!

Adam Aicha Hanne

https://www.instagram.com/scrub_to_love/

Dual Degree Candidate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharm​acy and the Gillings School of Global Public Health | 🔹Health Systems Improvement in the Global South | 🔹Adventurous Entrepreneur

 

 

 

ADAM’S BIGGER PURPOSE 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/sadaqa-mali

Sadaqa Mali was started during the prime of the pandemic in December 2020 by a pharmacy student named Adam Aicha Hanne. Aicha’s goal was to create small care packages for different communities throughout the country of Mali. Aicha understood that many people living in Mali did not have equitable access to basic hygienic products and over-the-counter drugs such as hand sanitizer, face masks, feminine care, and acetaminophen. Therefore, she took the initiative and asked her community members to donate towards a humanitarian effort. With the support of her community members, Aicha hosted Sadaqa Mali for two consecutive years. In 2021, Sadaqa Mali took place in a small village known as Bandoma near the city of Kita. In Bandoma, she and her family members distributed over 300 Hygenic bags to women, children, and adults. Aicha plans on continuing Sadaqa Mali in hope that it will grow beyond what it is today to serve a greater purpose.
 

Sadaqa Mali plans on taking its third trip to Mali this upcoming May in hopes of continuing its youthful legacy.

 

 

 

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April 11, 2022

 

VICTOR ALLEN’S 

The Characteristic Spirit of a Culture, Era, & Community

 
 

 

 

THE NEW NORMAL

YES I’M READY 

 

 

 

“CRYPTO ARE YOU READY BECAUSE I AM”

 

Does owning cryptocurrency make daters more desirable?

Cryptocurrency has become one of the most widely discussed topics of 2022. Mentioning “crypto” in an online dating profile may generate additional attention. 

Brokerage firm eToro found that 33% of Americans who were surveyed would be more likely to go on a date with someone who mentioned crypto assets in their online dating profile. Out of the 2,000 adult residents in the United States between the ages of 18 and 99 surveyed, more than 40% of men and 25% of women indicated that their interest in a potential date is stronger when crypto is written on a dating profile.

 

 

 

 

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SKATES IN A DRUM CIRCLE

Leimert Park CA Marketplace

Leimert Park African Marketplace takes place every Sunday with various forms of activities and the Drum Circle has been ongoing for years. The drum circles feature musical styles from across the African Diaspora, with drummers coming from various parts of Africa, Latin America, the aibbean islands, and locally. Improv dance routines within the drum circle are commonplace as the drummers will play endlessly for hours. What about skates within the circle?

 

 

 

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DWAYNE HASKINS DIES – HIT BY DUMP TRUCK!

Football Was Just One Aspect of Dwayne Haskins Life!

“NFL #1 INSIDER Backlash”

 

 

 

Will Adam Survive Respectability as Corporate Protects It’s Investment

Ryan Clark, a former Steelers defensive back who now works with Schefter at ESPN, says the writer has apologized to him directly for the tweet. But, as of Monday morning, Schefter has yet to give a public apology.

 

 

 

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April 4, 2022

 

VICTOR ALLEN’S 

The Characteristic Spirit of a Culture, Era, & Community

 

 

(In Review Among other things)

Oscar Special Fashion Recognition

HALLE & CHLOE BAILEY

 

 

What Did I Follow This Past Weekend?

 

North Carolina vs Duke – Yes

The Grammy’s – No

The Grammy’s Questlove Quote – Yes

Lakers Losing Streak – Yes

South Carolina Nat’l Champs – Yes

 

 

 

HISTORIC KISS OF COLOR

1898 – 2017

Something Good – Negro Kiss is a short film from 1898 of a couple kissing and holding hands. It is believed to depict the earliest on-screen kiss involving African AmericansSomething Good starred stage entertainers Saint Suttle and Gertie Brown. Suttle was a composer for popular theater and Brown a vaudeville circuit actress. 

 

“No-no-no-no-no!”

 

 

“Yes-yes-yes!”

Something Good‘s nitrate film negative was rediscovered at an estate sale in Louisiana by an archivist from the University of Southern California in 2017. It is one of the oldest films in the National Library collection.

https://blogs.library.duke.edu/bitstreams/2019/01/24/something-good/

 

MY FORMER REALITY

Only One Image Does Not Depict My Past Reality

 

 

“My Hairline is my friend”

 

 

“I tried locks – didn’t work”

 

 

“Cheese Nachos & Donuts Everyday”

 

 

 

“It was supposed to be a Jheri Curl”

 

 

TEEN CHALLENGES – A DEADLY GAME

 

THE SKULLBREAKER CHALLENGE

 

FORMER CHALLENGES

Tide Pods challenge, the Kylie Jenner lip challenge, the Cinnamon challenge.

 

Georgia and Florida, Orbeez Challenge

trend involving gel pellets, air guns

The new trend is influencing people to shoot the soft gel Orbeez balls at citizens with a gel-ball gun or an airsoft gun.

 

 

(Exit Ethos Segment)

CONGRATULATIONS & SHOUTOUT TO MY FRIEND

LESHELLE SARGENT

 

 

 

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March 28, 2022

 

VICTOR ALLEN’S 

The Characteristic Spirit of a Culture, Era, & Community

 

 

OSCAR HISTORY

Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock

“Keep My Wife Out Of Your Fucking Damn Mouth”

When Will won the Best Actor award for his part in King Richard, he said that Denzel told him,

At your highest moment, that’s when the devil comes for you.” 

 

Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington, Tyler Perry Console Will Smith

 

 

Will Smith Wins Best Actor Drama

Shares Message Of ‘Love’ During ‘Best Actor’ Speech

DOESN’T APOLOGIZE TO CHRIS ROCK FOR SLAP

 

 

PaxStereo Selfie Promo

 

 

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Viviane de Queiroz Pereira?

TRAPPED BY FARTS

Brazilian songstress Viviane de Queiroz Pereira had to be hospitalized after her reluctance to fart in front of her significant other resulted in a dangerous gas buildup.

 

 

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March 21, 2022

 

VICTOR ALLEN’S 

The Characteristic Spirit of a Culture, Era, & Community

 

 

HOWARD’S WOMEN’S BASKETBALL MARCH MADNESS 

Historic

We Celebrate an HBCU – The Bison!

1st Round defeat to South Carolina

 

CLICK BELOW MY ETHOS VIDEO

 

 

Who are the Coaches?

 

TY GRACE – Head Coach

JEANNE-MARIE WILSON – Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

 

Halftime Score 

South Carolina 44    Howard U  4

Final Score

South Carolina 79   Howard U  21

 

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Will Lenny Kravitz and Jason Momoa who separated from Lisa Bonet remain ‘Ohana fo life’, brothers for life because they bonded through motorcycles? A recent Lenny Kravitz post provided speculation that Momoa and Bonet may have reconciled, with that the former Cosby Show star was spotted wearing her wedding ring.

 

 

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Ye and Kim get back together within three years?