Kevin Durant Shows the Strength in Kindness
Most people who have seen Kevin Durant play will agree that he’s a fierce competitor. As the current NBA leading scorer and a five-time NBA All-Star, Durant never backs down from a challenge. But there is another word people use to describe Durant – Kind. For Durant, being kind... Read more
Mint Condition Makes Music at the Speed of Life
In 1991, I was the music editor at my college newspaper. It was an exciting time because seminal groups such as A Tribe Called Quest, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, De La Soul, and others were changing the musical landscape. One day, while I was sifting through the pile of CDs... Read more
Remembrance: Teena Marie
Today, March 5, 2014, would have been Teena Marie’s 58th birthday. Unfortunately, Lady T left us music fans far too soon. When I first heard about Teena Marie’s death, I thought it was just another Twitter hoax. After searching a few news sites, I learned that she really did die... Read more
Falcon Soars in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Since I was a child, I’ve collected African-American superhero action figures. My collection includes Black Panther, Luke Cage, Cyborg, Black Lightning, Storm, Black Vulcan, Nick Fury, Aqualad and many others. One of my favorite figures is Falcon, who I first discovered by reading Captain America comic books. I’m glad... Read more
5 Indie Artists You Should Hear – March 2014
Spark Some Fun in Miami with Sea-Doo and deadmau5
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m passionate about two things: adventure and music. When I can combine the two, I’m overjoyed. That’s why I’m so excited about the upcoming Spark Some Fun event in Miami. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. has partnered with deadmau5 to launch its latest product,... Read more
Spoken Word Tribute to African-American Sports Legends
In this video, poet Raliq Bashard delivers, “Champions,” a powerful spoken word tribute to the sports legends who broke down barriers and paved the way for today’s superstars. Click here to read the full text of the poem: Follow us: @mochamanstyle on Twitter | Mocha Man Style on Facebook | IG: MochaManStyle Visit us... Read more
DJ R-Tistic Crowned 2014 Flavor Battle Champion
After a hard-fought battle, Los Angeles native DJ R-Tistic was crowned champion of the 2014 Flavor Battle.  In its fifth year, the competition brought out some of the biggest up-and-coming DJs in the industry. Twelve DJs, hand-picked by McDonald’s and Complex Media, competed for the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. DJ R-Tistic, along with DJ... Read more
Forest Whitaker Discusses His New Film Repentance
Forest Whitaker is the kind of actor who cannot be pigeonholed. Whether playing an mafia hitmani in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, a British Soldier in The Crying Game, or a sadistic dictator in The Last King of Scotland, Whitakers makes characters come to life. 2013 was a great... Read more
Review: Nokia Lumia 1520 is a Powerful Device with an Outstanding Camera
Let’s get this out of the way right now – the Nokia Lumia 1520 is big. And by big, I mean ginormous. Unless you regularly wear cargo pants, carrying this phone around is going to be a slight challenge. However, if you don’t mind having a couple inches of... Read more