America, you can do better! When did running for President of the United States become akin to WWE's Wrestlemania, with reputable news networks readily compromising their brand integrity for tabloid sound bites all for the sake of ratings? If the past seven years have taught us anything it is that the casualties will always be the working class; that the road to recovery is long and near impossible when we turn a blind eye, and don't use our constitutional rights to make politicians be accountable representatives of the people instead of special interests groups and big banks. Independent of your party lines you need not look far for gleaming examples who got it right albeit from the Left, and who could be the answer from the Right.
The ability to positively affect a societal change, thankfully, is not reserved for politicians. Within this month's SPEAKERBOX section we feature three men of significant means and notoriety who are outliers of change: SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS, KOBE BRYANT and STEVE HARVEY. Each are investing in the youth's future via educational advancement and mentorship.
OMARI HARDWICK, star of the hit series 'Power," and ICON MANN family pens a touching tribute to PRINCE,
inspired by 'Sometimes in April it Snows,' his favorite song from 'The Artist Formerly Known As.'
This month's CULTURE section focuses on the disruptive power of leadership music with its tribute to A Tribe Called Quests's PHIFE DAWG, and the disruptive essence of art with super producer SWIZZ BEATZ, and late Malian photographer SEYDOU KEITA. In paying respects to Phife, ICON MANN man OMARI HARDWICK, star of the hit show POWER, pens a deeply personal poem to his friend while JAMES LOPEZ, entertainment industry executive and former music man, curates the essential playlist in celebration of the man/the group that informed a whole generation of brothers.