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Joyner Lucas – “I’m Not Racist” pushes the conversation

We know him as a rapper from Worcester currently signed to Atlantic Records. He gained exposure after the release of his single “Ross Capicchioni” in 2015. In 2017, he released his fourth mixtape and first on a major label

Joyner Lucas’ music video for “I’m Not Racist,” made a lot uncomfortable viewing. With a lot of swearing and a white boy saying the word “nigga” countless times and shameless pointing out many streotypes. When the second verse hits the song feels different when a young black man in dreadlocks respond to address the generalizations, to speak on being stopped by the police and rejected for jobs.
The reason “I’m Not Racist” has millions of views online is it is driving a conversation about the state of race relations in not only Massachusetts but in America. A tough conversation about how differently blacks and whites see things in this country right now.

Check out the video here if you haven’t already and be prepared for the racial stereotypes and cuss words.

Lucas is a 29-years-old and says the video really is the race talk that people shy away from.

“It’s a very uncomfortable conversation to have,” he told sources.
He explained that what makes the video so shocking is that it’s not a racist per say saying these words, but a regular guy.

“It was an average white man speaking his mind on how he actually feels about black people,” Lucas said, “and it was an average black guy talking about his interactions with white people. These are suppressed feelings that both parties have but are afraid to express.”

Needless to say Massachusetts is making a lot noise on the music scene. Urcitylive!

Chick-fil-A Mass!

For the Grand opening of Chick-fil-A’s newest Boston location they will give you a chance to win free meals for a year. Chick-fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in the Atlanta district of College Park, Georgia, specializing in chicken sandwiches making a name in Massachusetts. In October 2015, the company opened a three-story 5,000-square-foot restaurant in Manhattan. They are expanding globally and have almost 2’000 locations to date. Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed for business on Sunday as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas. The company’s culture is influenced by its founder, Truett Cathy’s, Southern Baptist beliefs. The company’s trademarked slogan, “We Didn’t Invent the Chicken, Just the Chicken Sandwich”. A bold claim but lets put it to the test

Boston Fashion Week!

Boston Fashion Week is a week-long luxury clothing event that takes place annually in Boston. The cities fashion week lets international and local designers showcase their creations to the general public, buyers, celebrities, and fashion experts. This was started in your city by Jay Calderin in 1995. After a few setbacks it is now increasing its popularity and importance, as Boston becomes a more fashion forward city. The event gives access to the public to engage In many ways. A show, enjoying an exhibit, or joining in the fun at a party. The week also contributes to a sense of city pride about what Boston brings to the table and how it keeps growing in so many ways.

We are looking forward to Boston Fashion Week 2018 and we can’t wait! Kickoff Boston Fashion Week with A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand along with some of the BEST of Boston Designers

Movie “Stronger” about Marathon Bombing…

Movie “Stronger” about Marathon bombing in Boston soon to be released. The movie is the inspirational and heroic true-life story of Jeff Bauman. Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal who was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner will play the character. Playing a person that bounced back from losing his legs he says felt like playing a real hero. It has already had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and Boston premiere of “Stronger” went down at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown for the big wigs. The movie for the rest of urcity is set to release September 22, 2017

“Maybe I am getting old”

The man himself loses the first game of the season. So much for a team as good as the team from the Patriots undefeated season (ended in the Super Bowl) like some thought. Maybe Tom Brady is getting old. It’s like he coluldnt stay sharp past the half

All the talk this summer was about how fast the Patriots had gotten with their offseason acquisitions.In the season opener they found out the Chiefs have some serious speed, too.

Mike Gillislee has a productive Patriots debut as his first regular-season carry as a Patriot produced the same result as his first preseason rush. A touchdown!
The Patriots will be fine, but it might take a while to get there

Belief that talk of a 16-0 season wasn’t absurd is absurd. Even the best teams can’t plan for attrition.

Bill Belichick hammered the point all offseason: Nothing the Patriots accomplished last season was worth a lick in 2017.

The Chiefs drove that point home last night, as they thoroughly humbled the reigning champions by a 42-27 count in the regular season opener.

The pregame banner unveiling and Super Bowl LI celebration faded more quickly than the Pats’ early 10-point lead. Maybe they do the opposite of how they did with a perfect season but a lost SuperBowl. We still smell another ring. We know Tom Brady still has what it takes. As he showed us against New Orleans with all types of touchdown assist. Nice!

Bijou Boston

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The Boston Bijou Theater opened on Washington Street in 1882 as the first American playhouse lit entirely by electricity. The electrical system was installed and supervised personally by Thomas Edison. Flash forward 129 years and Bijou Nightclub is entertaining in Boston’s Theater District.

Sleek late-night club in circa-1882 former theater district is drawing lines for sets by international DJs. Open in the former Europa/Buzz space, this minimalist club/restaurant hybrid boasts two floors of bass-thumping revelry tricked out with gold curtains and a state-of-the-art sound system

Could the Boston Transit System change as we know it?!

Developers propose $57M transit-oriented project in Mattapan mainly the Preservation of Affordable Housing and Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp. have plans to transform a 2.57-acre parking lot next to the MBTA Mattapan Station into a mixed-use development with housing, retail and a community space. They say the project will provide critically needed affordable and market-rate housing in the Mattapan community and better transportation

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White Nationalist Aren’t the only ones rallying!

What can you do if you don’t support Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric or lack of the opposite. Support your city, your people, your economy. We are all in this together

A Rally planned for Saturday on the Boston Common will go on after organizers for the event received a city permit allowing the group space, staging, and amplified sound. But thousands of counter-protesters are expected to march and demonstrate against hate.

The Free Speech Rally in Boston Common has emboldened people throughout the state to respond with action. Like A counter Rally meeting at The Reggie Lewis Center at 10 a.m Saturday to march to the Boston Commons. This only one of mony planned counter rallies by different groups

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“Dunkin” is going to run on Mobile in Quincy!

Dunkin’ will drop the “Donuts” from its name for a new Quincy location and will have four drive-thru lanes: one with a microphone, two with touch screens and one for online pickup. This doughnut shop would be the company’s first with a new array of drive-thru options. if this runs right Boston will run even faster on “Dunkin”

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Different Shades of Green!

Last season the Celtics won 53 games and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they were only able to win one game from the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, a few things have changed since then, and a few more things may well change before the playoffs this coming season.

The Celtics roster already looks a lot different, in particular with the addition of Gordon Hayward. The Cavaliers roster looks pretty similar thus far, but with Kyrie Irving’s trade demand, it could look very different any day now. That’s a variable that is difficult to account for.

Need less to say things are beginning to heat up in the basketball world. 2016’s top team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, were in the lead again for this past season, but several factors knocked the team down from the #1 spot, one of which was the unexpected resurgence of teams like the Boston Celtics. Some of the key players in Boston’s 2016 lineup that were leading this charge include point guard Isaiah Thomas. Thomas, who began playing for the Celtics in the 2015-2016 season, has scored an impressive average of 29.2 points per game during this most recent 2016-2017 season, with a .461 field goal percentage and .910 free-throw percentage.

​Thomas and the Celtics have proven their strength with their victories in games against top-rated teams, including their 99-86 victory against the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry. The Warriors had been a bit more vulnerable when one of their star players, Kevin Durant, was put out of commission due to an injury. While the Celtics’ performance wasn’t exactly stellar in the first half of the game, they staged quite the comeback in the fourth quarter, with Isaiah Thomas leading the charge by scoring 25 of these points.

​Another success for the Celtics was the team’s March 2 win against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, their first victory in three games against the team. Thomas scored 31 points total, 5 of which were scored in the last 49.4 seconds of the game. Small forward Jae Crowder also delivered a stellar performance for the team, shooting a 3-pointer and two successful free throws in the game’s final period, scoring 17 points total and getting 10 rebounds. Shooting guard Avery Bradley, having returned from an injury, has also helped Boston’s offense, scoring 17 points and leading the team to victory in a game against the Chicago Bulls.

​With skilled players like Thomas, Bradley and the team’s impressive victories, the 2018 season will be a great one for Boston.