AceBaileyGN and Clientshttp://www.blackvibes.com/acebaileygn/A publicist for a variety of clients. Such as Imperial Lighthouse, YNTO, and Destinee Hall. Trying to reach livves, and inspire. Email thomasbaileypr@gmail.com Radio Host of East Star Radio YS the movement.en-usthomasbaileypr@gmail.comhttp://www.thomasbaileypr.wordpress.comAceBaileyGNthomas.t.bailey.7ImperiallighthouseUUJ4GdmcByqxopfrmmWT8dnA198531mm150265ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/3568931435322408881500acebaileygnhttp://www.blackvibes.com/acebaileygn/http://www.blackvibes.com/images/users/17724-acebaileygn.jpgWhat Does Sebastian Carson and Bernie Sanders Have in Common?http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-sebastian-carson-bernie-sanders-politics-16575612/features/blogs/acebaileygn-sebastian-carson-bernie-sanders-politics-16575612/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-sebastian-carson-bernie-sanders-politics-16575612/#commentsSun, 20 Dec 2015 17:21 GMTTerror! Terror! Terrorism seems to be the biggest topic in our news world. The media has slandered certain ethnic groups and even different religions for "Terrorism", it seems as if everyone has a finger pointed at every other group for the terror that is going on. With the political campaign going on, you have people like Donald Trump who once said we needed to band all immigrants because of the destruction they have caused in America. Now, the finger has been pointed toward the Muslim religious communties . The fact that the media portrays a overwhelming negative stereotypes ". or a certain group makes you wonder, why hasn't America took the time to look in it's on backyard? Some media experts and politicians have completely ignored the fact that certain things in America are just not right, from global change, inflation and police brutality. As a whole America has found terrorism everywhere, but has yet to take care some of the terrorism right here in our backyards. We have the money to fight Isis and fund other countries for different reasons, but forgets the combat we need right here. The situations regarding the "Black Lives Matter" was not just some catchy slogan that people just hash tagged. The slogan itself was a cry to bring awareness to America to let Americans know we are tired of the open season of attacks on the African American. Politician Bernie Sanders has stepped up on many occasions and stated "There's no president that will fight harder to end institutional racism," he promised. The politician has obviously realized the danger in America for the so called African American race, Mr. Sanders was asked on the democratic podium "Does Black Lives Matter or Do All Lives Matter?" Mr. Sanders replied with "Black Lives Matter. And the reason they matter is the African-American community knows that one day, some innocent person like Sandra Bland can get into her car and then three days later she's going to dead in jail." In the year of 2014, there was 1108 African Americans killed by the police. However there was a major drop in this year, with only 61 killings against the African American, but there were still some killings from the police that have yet to be understood. A couple weeks ago in California there was a young man shot 44 times by the police who may or may not of had a knife. Weeks before that accident there was a young man shot 16 times in Chicago who was walking away from the police. Why so many shots are directed to these men? But, let us not forget when a young white man by the name of Dylan Roof walked into a welcoming black church during Bible study and shot 9 people, and what did the police do when they arrested him? Took him to Burger King. "He was very quiet, very calm. He didn't talk," A officer said. "He sat down here very quietly. He was not problematic" "I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight, I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me." Mr. Roof stated. We are not pointing out the racism that goes on, because yes, we all know racism is still alive, but we want those who claim not be racist to see the white privilege that America has shown. One person by the name of Sebastian Carson who some call "Poetic Genius" who has captured the heart of many, by putting together poetic films. Mr. Carson is now releasing a new projects called "Terrorism in My Black Yard" where he has a series of dramatic poetic films that brings awareness to white supremacy, he tops off the last video of the series by questioning white supremacy by asking "What do I have to do to not be another Nigga in your eyes?" The film captures the heartaches of being Black in America, the terrorism that we go through on a daily basis. The project will be bigger and better than any other project Mr. Carson has done, when I talked to him he quoted "My next project is Terrorism in my Black Yard. You may or may not be aware, but collectively, our spoken word films have received over a million views on various sites. This next film project will top that, simply because of the All-Star production team working on this film and the strong relevant content." Mr. Carson also wants your help with this film. Here is a video that highlights some strong points of Sebastian Carson's career and newest project. <a href="javascript:launchURL('https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1188277713/983053552?token=7a415cb4')">https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1188277713/983053552?token=7a415cb4</a> 53076Sebastian Carson, Bernie Sanders, Politics, Terrorist, Terrorism, Blackman, 2016blogs/12-2015/53076-sebastian-carson-bern-s.jpgMemphis should be aware of the "PowerBox"http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-tami-sawyer-memphis-power-bos-8442610/features/blogs/acebaileygn-tami-sawyer-memphis-power-bos-8442610/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-tami-sawyer-memphis-power-bos-8442610/#commentsSat, 24 Oct 2015 15:59 GMTSince the year of 2015, I have spent a lot of time networking in Nashville/Murfreesboro, and haven't gotten the chance to actually network with some of my neighbors in Memphis. Recently, I was able to meet up with Tami Sawyer, a 4th generation Entrepreneur and social activist, and we talked about her business that has launched world wide. Power Box is a premiere black business directory that will highlight and celebrate black owned businesses worldwide. With the motto "Transforming How We Buy. Empowering our Community" Power Box is destined to set the standards of how individuals buy and the importance of supporting small business, but especially the black owned businesses. In addition, currently only 2% of every dollar earned by an African American remains within their community. By 2020, Power Box hopes to be the disruptor that moves that percentage to the double digits. This move by Ms. Sawyer is a huge move for the black community and a huge move for the city of Memphis. In November 2014, the hard working Ms. Sawyer decided to have a response to the national call for a boycott of Black Friday, Tami began researching and sharing black owned business with her social network. From there, she used her blog to build a black owned business Christmas guide. Based on the strong response to the guide and knowing firsthand the difficulties that black businesses face, Tami felt the drive to develop a product that would make buying black a standard practice in the black community. With that, the idea for Power Box was born. Power Box is Tami's most ambitious endeavor to date but with the support of her community it is poised to be her most successful. For Media Contact of Tami Sawyer Candice Nicole Public Relations candice@candicenicolepr.com 49671Tami Sawyer, memphis, Power bos, Nashville, Networkblogs/10-2015/49671-tami-sawyer-memphis--s.jpgThomas Bailey Featured on AML Network.http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-reading-writing-spoken-word-1452349/features/blogs/acebaileygn-reading-writing-spoken-word-1452349/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-reading-writing-spoken-word-1452349/#commentsSat, 5 Sep 2015 19:13 GMTIt's been a while since I had anything to do with media, usually when I'm dealing with the media was because I was either doing public relations for clients or I was writing articles for "My Way Magazine." This time was different, as in this point of my life I'm attacking a different project. I have decided to write a book, and have a poetry soundtrack with the book. This past Wednesday I had my first interview in New York City with AML Network. The interview was great, we discussed the business of public relations, and how Indy artists can break in the game. In the interview we also discussed how music impacts the mind, and of course we discussed the book. Please check out the full interview by clicking the link below. <a href="javascript:launchURL('http://t.co/cbFjQd4jug')">http://t.co/cbFjQd4jug</a>46529Reading, Writing, Spoken Word, New York City, Radio, Publicist, Media, Nashville, Memphisblogs/9-2015/46529-reading-writing-spoke-s.jpgDid The King's "Dream" Put Us To Sleep?http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-black-panthers-wake-up-dr-king-1694598/features/blogs/acebaileygn-black-panthers-wake-up-dr-king-1694598/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-black-panthers-wake-up-dr-king-1694598/#commentsThu, 20 Aug 2015 01:09 GMTDid The King's dream put us to sleep? Before, I start I want to thank the great brother Martin Luther King for all of his accomplishments during the civil rights movement. Dr. King was a natural born leader, and is a highly intelligent brother. However, could the dream of Dr.King put us to sleep? What does this even mean? Let us look closely. When the brother Dr. King gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech, he gave great examples of what America could and should be painted like. There is a problem with this so called "Dream", the fact that Dr. King was dreaming, while his race was living a horrible nightmare. The "Dream" of Dr. King is beautiful, but let's be real for a second, and look at the wilderness of North America. I understand Dr. King was a righteous man who preached "Turn the other cheek", but this method is a easy method to control. If I am a bully, and I keep bullying you, I already know you are going to "Turn the other cheek", and so I continue to bully you. Let us look at the animal kingdom, since we are apart of it. Every animal has a tactic that will help himself to defend what is his. No matter what that animal his against, he will use his tactics, and survival modes to do what? Survive! The "Dream" of Martin Luther King has us sleepwalking thinking we are all equal. I'm sorry to say brothers and sisters, we are not all equal. The black man, and black woman are built differently than any other race. However the "American Dream", that was somewhat painted by our brother Dr. King, is our sleeping pill. Since we have been dreaming, we have been damaged economically, biological, spirituality, and sexually. You want to know how I know this is true? Well, let me ask this... Who are you? What is your real last name? What is your native tongue, or original language? What community do you actually own? What schools do you actually have? Before the invaders of Africa, what was your religion? Do you know? If you do, please let me know, because since we have been dreaming, we have forgot how we even got here. We forgot who the real enemy was. I'm not saying hate every white person, or hate everyone outside of your race, I'm saying love your race enough to build something for them! Look at America! The whites have they're banks, the Arabs come and own they're corner stores, the Asians come and have little China Town. While we are in the ghetto, that isn't ours, waiting on the government's food stamps and welfare checks. Brothers and sisters, they have let the chains off, because they know you are just walking around dreaming, it is easy to keep a slave a slave, when he has no idea he is a slave. You are not dreaming when you see black on black crime, you are not dreaming when you see those student loans, you were not dreaming when you saw Oscar Grant get killed, or Mike Brown, and Sandra Bland. You need to awakening from this dream, and like the nature around you, defend yourself and those who look like you! I'm speaking to all of my brothers and sisters. We need all of you to awaken, especially our educators, thugs, peacemakers, religious teachers etc. For the sake of our next generation WAKE UP!!!!!! Or forever live the "Dream"............. When Dr. King started to wake up from his dream, he became a threat. No more preaching "we shall overcome", he started to preach "Revolution"! Boycotting, which took funds out of the white man's pocket. See at first they could tolerate Dr. King preaching the method "Turn The Other Cheek", but when Dr. King awakening, they had to get rid of him just like they did our other great leaders. Let me leave you with this, especially for my brothers and sisters who are religious..... Genesis 15:12-15 - "12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then the Lord said to Abram, ..."Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years.14 But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions. 15 As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age." Peace, and Love!46044Black Panthers, Wake Up, Dr. King, conscious, Genesis,blogs/8-2015/46044-black-panthers-wake--s.jpgDo Black Lives Really Matter?http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-black-lives-matter-mike-brown-eric-gardner-197114/features/blogs/acebaileygn-black-lives-matter-mike-brown-eric-gardner-197114/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-black-lives-matter-mike-brown-eric-gardner-197114/#commentsWed, 22 Apr 2015 00:49 GMTFor the past year we have seen multiple publications, and people use the sloagan "Black Lives Matter", but is that just a new saying or does Black Lives really matter? Let us look at certain stats that may give us a good answer. First, let us look at some of the killings in 2014 to start of. 1. Darrien Hunt; Saratoga Springs, UT: Hunt was shot six times and killed after someone reported a man with a suspicious sword. Hunt, who had a fascination with Japanese anime characters, was carrying a toy sword. A recent autopsy report found the shots hit him in the back, suggesting he was running away from police on the scene. 2. Ezell Ford; Los Angeles, CA: In what was described as "an execution" by family members, Ford was unarmed when LAPD shot him last August. Officers stopped him on the street, in response to a possible officer-involved shooting. One witness contends that officers beat the 25-year-old disabled man while saying "shoot him." Others maintain that Ford was laying on the ground when he was shot. 3. Omar Abrego; Los Angeles, CA: Abrego died a mere four blocks from where Ezell Ford was shot. A father of three, Abrego was beaten to death by LAPD after a car chase last August. Witnesses allege that officers punched Abrego in the face continuously, and also hit him with a baton. 4. Tamir E. Rice; Cleveland, OH: Police responded to a 911 call about a boy with a gun in the park. Within seconds of arriving at the park, police opened fire, killing the 12-year-old who had been holding a toy gun. Officers on the scene refused to administer first aid for four minutes, and left him laying on the ground. They allegedly handcuffed his 14-year-old sister. 5. Eric Garner; Staten Island, NY: NYPD officers stopped Garner, who was selling untaxed cigarettes, on the sidewalk. The encounter turned deadly when Officer Daniel Pantaleo put Garner, an asthmatic, in an illegal chokehold. Garner repeatedly said 'I can't breathe' before dying on the scene. The entire incident was caught on camera, but a grand jury decision refused to indict the officer. 6. Mike Brown; Ferguson, MO: Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson, after the police stopped him and friend Dorian Johnson, who were walking in the street. After he stopped them, Wilson realized that Brown matched the description of a suspected thief who the officer was trying to find. Wilson claimed there was a physical altercation, and that Brown tried to grab his gun and charged at him. Witnesses say Brown was running away with his hands up when the officer shot him. Police kept the body in the street for 4.5 hours. A grand jury chose not to indict Wilson. 7. Yvette Smith; Bastrop County, TX: Police were called to a house where a disturbance call was placed, although a dispatcher misinformed them that the disturbance was about a gun. Officers allege that people inside the house ignored demands to step out of the home. The Sheriff's Department originally said that Smith eventually opened the door with a gun in her hand and refused to listen to orders, which is when Deputy Daniel Willis shot her in her abdomen and hip. But the department backtracked on the gun claim hours later. Witnesses say the disturbance call was about money and not a gun, and that Smith was compliant. The 47-year-old woman died at the hospital, and Willis was indicted for murder. (Carimah Townes, Dylan Petrohilos. 2014.) The stats above are only half of what happened in 2014. If that is not heartbreaking, then another fun fact is 1 black male is killed every 28 hours by a police officer. Recent studies show in 2012 not only did police officers do a lot of damage to the black community, but security guards as well killed at least 313 African Americans. If you are fillmiar with the saying "Operation Ghetto Storm" which carries a very deep meaning. This is the code name of the first U.S. invasion of Iraq. This slogan is was also used for the the deaths of 313 Black people. The high tech military hardware and a exclusive mind-set went into war on Black and Brown communities inside the U.S. Reason why? Well this was to prevent future extrajudicial killings of Black people by those paid or sanctioned (security guards and vigilantes) by the national security state, it is important to know that these killings are a result of the perpetual war on Black people. Operation Ghetto Storm urges that we widen our spectrum to see that cities like Ferguson, which is a low-income Black and Brown community, and needs to be held to same standard as the war on Iraq. I asked a couple of activists what the black community must do to reinforce the slogan and give "Black Lives Matter" a meaning. "We must start on ourselves, only then can we make a change. We must all convert to the "change yourself to change the world" attitude. Everyone within our zeitgeist has an attitude that nothing will change, when that attitude itself is what continues to perpetuate it all. Our youth need to be exposed to truth, not ignorance. That goes for the human race as well"- Cameron Allen (Twitter/Ig: @CAdreaM7 ) "We can mold our youth to take over where we see the problems, such as our police. we can have mentoring programs all over the city for kids, job placement for blacks living in poverty and job training, put our own people who are for us in positions of power. once it takes place in one city, we can move to the next."- Jasmine Noriss (Twitter/Ig: Tennessee Trill) "The best way to address these concerns is by using our vision, voice and vote to elect individuals that understand the plight and is willing to remedy the growing disparities in America."- Taikien Cooper (Twitter/Ig:@TaikienCooper Thomas Bailey PR 901-281-4531 Download My Free App Thomas Bailey PR. "The Greatest Hero, is one who concurs his mind."42224Black Lives Matter, Mike Brown, Eric Gardner, Oscar Grant, Walter Scott.blogs/4-2015/42224-black-lives-matter-mi-s.jpgA Clear Vision For Star Athlete Cameron Clear.http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-cameron-clear-texas-am-aggies-1753134/features/blogs/acebaileygn-cameron-clear-texas-am-aggies-1753134/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-cameron-clear-texas-am-aggies-1753134/#commentsThu, 2 Apr 2015 19:53 GMTI caught up with Cameron Clear, a talented tight end from Texas A&M who is now getting prepared for the NFL Draft. Mr. Clear was a 5 star recruit, and many schools thrive to have a athlete like Clear on their team. At 6'6 and almost 280 pounds, Cameron Clear is a monster on the field and other opponents fear when he is on the field. In 2014: (at Texas A&M) Missed two games after suffering an ankle sprain early in the season-opener vs. South Carolina. 2013: (at Texas A&M) Played in all 13 games in his first year as an Aggie. Had four receptions on the year for 42 yards and a touchdown, with lone touchdown catch came against then-top-ranked Alabama. 2012: (at Arizona Western Community College) Coached by Tom Minnick. Played primarily as a blocker. 2011: (at Univ. of Tennessee) Played in 12 games with two starts for the Vols. Contributed one catch and saw extensive action on the Vols' special teams coverage units. Was dismissed from Tennessee after freshman season following arrest for felony theft. High School: Four-star recruit by Rivals.com (No. 169 overall), Scout.com (No. 9 overall) and ESPN coming out of Central High School. Pro Day Results 40-yard dash: 4.92 and 4.90 seconds Vertical jump: 32 1/2 inches Broad jump: 9 feet Source: Nfl.com 1.In high school you were ranked number 9 in your class, and was highly recruited. What made you choose Texas A&M over everyone else? I chose Texas A&M solely based on the opportunity that was presented to me in regards to having a successful college career on and off of the field. I knew that I was a SEC caliber player and wanted to be a part of a well organized program. 2. What are some of the greatest things you learned from being a student athlete? The number one thing I've gained from being student athlete is obtaining discipline. To be successful in anything in life you have to be discipline and humble. 3. What can you tell other student athletes, now that you are a graduate? Now that I am a graduate, I'd tell student athletes that it is very important to stay focused and give it your all in everything you do. Your college career flies by! 4. On the field, what improvements do you think you need to make to be successful in being drafted by a NFL team? I think the improvements that I need to make are minor when it comes to getting drafted by a team. I personally feel like I have every tool and ability it takes to get drafted. But I definitely need to work some things such as route running, awareness, and study habit to stay on a NFL roster. 5. How has the NFL combine been so far? The NFL combine was a great experience. I got a chance to link up with some of the best players in the country, workout in front of every NFL coach, and get a lot of gear. Participating in the combine was very helpful for the future of my career especially not having much production at Texas A&M. 6. What keeps you motivated about football? And how do handle the pressure that comes with it? There are many things that keep me motivated to continue to play football. But I think the most influential would be my kids. Playing football will allow me to take care of them in a way of which they would never have to struggle. I know that the harder I work the better off my kids and faking will be. 7. Are you fulfilling your dream yet? Or do you think the world has not witness what Cameron Clear can do? I haven't fulfilled my dream yet. I'm on the path, but it hasn't happened yet. Many people have not seen me in action with everything that I have to offer. I was under utilized at Texas A&M, therefore I didn't have many opportunities to show my skill set. Hopefully I get a shot on a NFL team roster to do so. 8. What are your strengths on the field? My strengths on the field definitely has to be my run blocking game, catching the ball, and gaining yards after a catch. 9. You played along with Johnny Manziel, we all know he is a heck of a player. But, did he show you this past year, how hard it is to be successful in the NFL? I think the situation with Johnny is very different from many other players in the NFL. In my opinion Johnny is a different player. The different type of player that you build a team around. With his style of play it is very difficult to use him in pro style offenses. But I don't think it's hard to be successful in the NFL, you just have to be dedicated and work hard. 10. Besides football, what else does Cameron Clear have passion/love for? Of course I still have my deep passion for my first love. I hoop every chance I get. I always thought I was going to the NBA.41644Cameron Clear, Texas A&M, Aggies, Football, Sports, Publicist, Network.blogs/4-2015/41644-cameron-clear-texas--s.jpgCheck Out Nashville's Artist Karizma New Interview Live!!http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-pimp-nashville-interview-1470133/features/blogs/acebaileygn-pimp-nashville-interview-1470133/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-pimp-nashville-interview-1470133/#commentsThu, 26 Mar 2015 21:15 GMTTonight Karizma will be having a live interview with #TheCorner on @NtuneShow w/hosts @Altidude @sipnque @OrlandoSydnor & @Phoenixstar9 LIVE Thur 10/9c!!!! You can listen to it here live on this app. Link to the show: <a href="javascript:launchURL('http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rainbowrendezvous-/2015/04/12/we-chat-with-rapper-pimp-karizma#.VRGgcqkuHOI.email')">http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rainbowrendezvous-/2015/04/12/we-chat-with-rapper-pimp-karizma#.VRGgcqkuHOI.email</a>41489Pimp, Nashville, interview, Nyc, Tune in, Work, Publicist, Pr, Media.blogs/3-2015/41489-pimp-nashville-interv-s.jpgRozay P And Marseo New Video "On God" Is Out NOW!!http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-hot-boy-turk-rozay-p-marseo-104703/features/blogs/acebaileygn-hot-boy-turk-rozay-p-marseo-104703/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-hot-boy-turk-rozay-p-marseo-104703/#commentsThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:52 GMTHot Boy Turk has been on the scene lately with a lot of hot music out, but he also has been able to coach two young men by the name of Rozay P and Marseo. Inviting the men on tour with him to perform singles, and development a movement. The two young men have birth a new unique sound for this generation. Now, that Rozay P and Marseo are off from your, they wanted to give fans their anticipated single/video "On God" off the "On God" mixtape. Link: <a href="javascript:launchURL('http://hotboyturk.com/hotboyturk-ceo-jeff-presents-rozayp-and-marseo-ongod/')">http://hotboyturk.com/hotboyturk-ceo-jeff-presents-rozayp-and-marseo-ongod/</a> 41475Hot Boy Turk, Rozay P, Marseo, Memphis, Atl, Musicblogs/3-2015/41475-hot-boy-turk-rozay-p--s.jpgFrom The Concrete of Memphis, To The Star In Japan: Joushua Peppers.http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-josh-peppers-22-rizing-star-20903/features/blogs/acebaileygn-josh-peppers-22-rizing-star-20903/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-josh-peppers-22-rizing-star-20903/#commentsTue, 17 Mar 2015 19:27 GMTJosh Peppers, The Former UCF Basketball Star has taken his game to a whole new level since leaving the program. He took his talents over to Japan where he has become one of the Elite Guards in the league. Josh Peppers has been no stranger to success on the court as he dominated at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee. During his Senior Year, Josh Peppers became a Two-Time All-Metro Selection as he averaged a Double-Double, Scoring 28 points and Posting 10 Rebounds a game. He quickly was named to the area's "Best of the Preps" list four consecutive seasons and was voted team MVP after his final season. After showcasing his talents in Tennessee, his next stop took him to Central Florida to play for the UCF Knights. His first year as a UCF Knight could not be brighter as he appeared in all 31 contests as a freshman. Josh Peppers came off of the bench in each game, but reached double figures in scoring in four games. This was only the beginning as his Sophomore Year was his coming out party as he played in 32 contests and logged 22 starts. During his sophomore season, Josh Peppers averaged 13.1 points per game and posted 25 double-digit scoring games. Peppers also registered 58 3-pointers along with 22 blocks during his sophomore season at UCF. While many would be happy with those type of stats, Josh Peppers was wanting to top his own personal achievements and make UCF a contender in Conference USA. Peppers Junior Year was just as impressive as his sophomore season as he ranked 9th in Conference USA in scoring with 13.7 points per game. Peppers also recorded double figures in scoring on 21 occasions and connected on 59 3-pointers and shot 36.9 percent from the 3 point line. Josh Peppers also averaged a career-best four rebounds per contest. Prior to his senior season, Josh Peppers earned All-Conference USA First Team honors from several preseason publications, including Lindy's, Street & Smith's and Athlon's. This only fueled him to perform above the rest in the conference. With his sights set on making his senior year special, Peppers went over the 1,000-point career mark with 12 points against Florida Atlantic. During his Senior Season, Peppers had impressive performances against East Carolina where he scored 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. Josh Peppers collegiate career was one that players only dream of. Peppers consistently scored, defended, and rebounded for the UCF Knights. Here is some offseason workouts that Josh Peppers goes through. <a href="javascript:launchURL('https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhpEUtYSg9Q&feature=player_embedded')">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhpEUtYSg9Q&feature=player_embedded</a> Joshua Peppers has grown into a phenom overseas averaging more than 25.0ppg in Japan. Putting up big numbers is nothing new to Joshua. In the past 2 months Mr. Peppers has posted more than 3 games with 40+ points. When I asked the red hot player how did he feel about the season he simply replied "I'm Just Having Fun."41300Josh peppers, 22, Rizing Star, Basketball, Athlete, Great Story, Star, Orlando, Japan, Memphisblogs/3-2015/41300-josh-peppers-22-rizin-s.jpgTaikien Cooper Wants To Help YOU Reach Your Dreams!!http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-mr-cooper-politics-reach-your-dreams-1642173/features/blogs/acebaileygn-mr-cooper-politics-reach-your-dreams-1642173/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-mr-cooper-politics-reach-your-dreams-1642173/#commentsMon, 16 Mar 2015 18:40 GMTTaikien Cooper, who is a Former/Future Candidate for Office/ UNC Alumni/ Community Advocate/ Political Activist/Motivational Speaker/ Intellectual Resource, has realesed a special video asking are you ready to change your life? Are you ready to reach your dreams? Mr. Cooper wants to show and prove how he can help you overcome obstacles in life. Check out his new message here: <a href="javascript:launchURL('http://youtu.be/Qnou2kNgIrI')">http://youtu.be/Qnou2kNgIrI</a>41276Mr. Cooper, Politics, Reach your Dreams, Believe, overcomeblogs/3-2015/41276-mr-cooper-politics-re-s.jpgTaikien Cooper Wants To Help YOU Reach Your Dreams!!http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-mr-cooper-politics-reach-your-dreams-1026163/features/blogs/acebaileygn-mr-cooper-politics-reach-your-dreams-1026163/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-mr-cooper-politics-reach-your-dreams-1026163/#commentsMon, 16 Mar 2015 18:40 GMTTaikien Cooper, who is a Former/Future Candidate for Office/ UNC Alumni/ Community Advocate/ Political Activist/Motivational Speaker/ Intellectual Resource, has realesed a special video asking are you ready to change your life? Are you ready to reach your dreams? Mr. Cooper wants to show and prove how he can help you overcome obstacles in life. Check out his new message here: <a href="javascript:launchURL('http://youtu.be/Qnou2kNgIrI')">http://youtu.be/Qnou2kNgIrI</a>41277Mr. Cooper, Politics, Reach your Dreams, Believe, overcomeblogs/3-2015/41277-mr-cooper-politics-re-s.jpgA Day With The Sauce God. (Interview with Rapper Cannible)http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-cannible-atl-music-166561/features/blogs/acebaileygn-cannible-atl-music-166561/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-cannible-atl-music-166561/#commentsSat, 24 Jan 2015 01:01 GMTI had the chance to visit Atlanta this past week, and hang with the "Sauce God" himself, better known as Cannible. For me, as a huge fan of music, I had the privilege to listen to a timeless classic. The Memphis rapper "Cannible" has put something together to raise the bar for all musicians. Yes! The bar for all musicians. Let that sink in. I asked Cannible a couple questions to figure out how did he capture the moment for this tape. I saw the growth in him, especially since he has released his first couple of tapes back in my high school days. Now, I would defiantly say "This is Cannible's time" I asked the rapper about this tape, to get to know him better. This interview is special because you finally get to see a premier player in his prime, and can only grow from here! 1. After a year of not releasing a tape in 2014, why is this a perfect time to release "Sauce God"? Cannible: Timing is everything. I feel with the moves I've made in the off season, to include relocating to a bigger market, my music can reach insurmountable heights. The world will now know who Cannible is 2. Where did the title "Sauce God" come from? Cannible: Fashion was my introduction into the Hip-Hop culture. I went to one of the most fashion oriented schools in the city; Central High. Fashion was my way to not only popularize myself but get in good with the women. I became one of the biggest shoe connoisseur's in the United States. In 2008, I was recognized by Team Jordan as the #8 shoe collector in the country & featured in the June 2008 edition of Slam Magazine. I started the 1st shoe group in Memphis by the name of Airheadz & from their branded myself as the J-King. It made establishing a fan base in rapping easy for me because I already had popularity within the city. So that's where the idea came from. I feel like I'm the flyest guy on the planet. Not only in the way I dress but how I Cary myself, the style in which I rap, & the slang in my speech. #SauceGod 3. How will this tape be different from the other classics you have made in the past? Cannible:It's not like anything I've made or even heard before. It's a mixtape compiled of every emotion and situation possible. So no matter what you're going through or how you feel at the moment it's a song on this mixtape for you. 4. You have special song on this tape about the city you grew up in, where does Memphis fit in your heart? Cannible:One of the biggest places in my heart. It's a big part of who I am and made me the man I am today. I have a bitterSweet relationship with my city though. It's To bad to stay but to good to leave as I always say. However, through of all the negativity I have to credit a lot of my success to the city because everything started there for me. 5. What inspires you to keep going strong in the music game? Cannible: Belief and faith that one day it's all going to come to fruition. 6. How does music shape the world for you? Cannible:Music is our world. It's the most influential thing in our lives. Music affects us in ways that sometimes we don't even realize. Music is powerful man. 7. What does the "Sauce God" tape dignify for Cannible? Cannible: A new era. I'm about to change how hiphop music is not only produced, but marketed, and presented. It's going to be game changing. 8. How do you think your fans will response to this tape? Cannible:I think theyre going to be mind blown and that's saying a lot because if you're already a fan of mine you already know what you're getting yourself into before you press play. This mixtape is far beyond anything I've ever done. It's Cannible on a Limitless pill. 9. What other projects are you working on? Cannible: Sauce God is one big project that covers everything entertainment wise. So I have a DVD on the way, I have new merchandise on the way, & I have a tour on the way. So stay tuned. 10. What is your favorite track from the tape, and why? Cannible: I honestly don't have one. It depends on how I'm feeling at the time. All of them are classics but different emotions that I may feel may put me in a different mind frame at the time. I have songs on this project that I've never tried to do before & capitalized big time on. 40020Cannible, ATL, music, love, BRIM, Memphis, 404, 901, Thomas Bailey PRblogs/1-2015/40020-cannible-atl-music-16-s.jpgMy Way Magzine Needs Your Help In Atlanta.http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-mywaymag-atl-atlanta-772491/features/blogs/acebaileygn-mywaymag-atl-atlanta-772491/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-mywaymag-atl-atlanta-772491/#commentsFri, 9 Jan 2015 02:12 GMTDid you know there are 6,600 homeless men, women, and children who are spread throughout our community? And more than 2,077 of those individuals live on the street or rely on park benches, tents under highway bridges, and cardboard pallets for shelter. MyWay Magazine an online publication is putting together its first annual blankets drive and would like to know if your company would be interested in being a sponsor for the event, which will take place January 19, 2015. The location will be sent out in a later email, and we are preparing for any donations. MyWay Magazine enjoys helping others and we are challenging you to also make a difference. The homeless would greatly appreciate our efforts to raise at least 1,444 blankets to keep them warm and bundled up to bear this winter's below freezing temperatures.39657MyWayMag, ATL, Atlanta, Homeless, Chairty. 404blogs/1-2015/39657-mywaymag-atl-atlanta--s.jpgJ.Cole's New Interview With Power 105.1http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-j-cole-power-1051-new-york-12871512/features/blogs/acebaileygn-j-cole-power-1051-new-york-12871512/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-j-cole-power-1051-new-york-12871512/#commentsFri, 12 Dec 2014 17:07 GMTWith the release of J. Cole's new album, which has gained great attention thus far, this past Tuesday Mr. Jermaine took the stage on David Letterman's show and performed a new verse that had everyone shook. The verse that J.Cole displayed received a great reaction and positive energy. With the show, J. Cole was asked to be apart of one of New York's hottest radio stations "Power 105.1". In this interview J. Cole talks about capitalism, rotten foods, music that kills us and reality shows. Please click the link below to see the interview. &#128073;&#128073; <a href="javascript:launchURL('http://youtu.be/H1FqxcfnWi0')">http://youtu.be/H1FqxcfnWi0</a> 39095J. Cole, Power 105.1, New York, Music, politics, Hip Hop, a Dreamvilleblogs/12-2014/39095-j-cole-power-1051-new-s.jpgThe Prophet Aparicio Allah Drops His Ep "The P.E.P Talk"http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-atl-artist-great-music-404-4553210/features/blogs/acebaileygn-atl-artist-great-music-404-4553210/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-atl-artist-great-music-404-4553210/#commentsWed, 15 Oct 2014 14:56 GMTThere is 10% who have confused and lied to 85%... But do not worry the 5% walks amongst the evil, and to show Knowledge + Power or Refinement gives you Equality which is being equal in all aspects of ones true self. My client, ATL artist @thefakeaparicio (Social Media Name) is apart of that 5% and a member of @x170konsciousx (Social Media Name) has released his new EP "The P.E.P Talk". This music is timeless, educational lyrics, music that touches the soul! Pure greatness. Please take at least 15 minutes of your gracious time to listen to the prophet. <a href="javascript:launchURL('http://m.soundcloud.com/thefakeap/sets/pure-existence-project')">http://m.soundcloud.com/thefakeap/sets/pure-existence-project</a> 37747ATL artist, Great music, 404, Nashville, Allah, 7, Prophet, Listenblogs/10-2014/37747-atl-artist-great-musi-s.jpgJasmine Settles "The Poe Poet" Will Be On "What's New Radio" TONIGHT!http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-poetry-inspiring-miami-fl-90469/features/blogs/acebaileygn-poetry-inspiring-miami-fl-90469/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-poetry-inspiring-miami-fl-90469/#commentsFri, 26 Sep 2014 23:07 GMT"Tune in TONIGHT w/ DJ Polo aka @Micheal_Corlion & Cat The Luxurious Leopard aka @CatianaOnAir on @Dagr8fm.com for the EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW w/ @x170konsciousx artist @Settambition on the LIVE SHOW #WhatsNewHipHop @8pm est. Download the TuneIn app and listen to Dagr8fm Radio Station on your mobile phone or log onto dagr8fm.com website. Call 786-431-1979 for a request on air! #Dagr8fm #supportindieartist" via"37319Poetry, inspiring, Miami Fl, grindingblogs/9-2014/37319-poetry-inspiring-miam-s.jpgMeaning of The Haka Dance.http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-haka-new-zealand-love-1578129/features/blogs/acebaileygn-haka-new-zealand-love-1578129/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-haka-new-zealand-love-1578129/#commentsWed, 3 Sep 2014 15:20 GMTI fell victim to this yesterday, and while I got a good laugh from the USA FIBA game, I also looked up New Zealand's "Haka" and wondered what it meant. This dance stands for many agendas. The warriors of New Zealand do this to welcome distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, some even do it at funerals. This dance was originally performed by warriors before a battle, proclaiming their strength and power in order to intimidate the opposition. Now the looks on the USA players are still priceless lol, but imagine if we were in the same position because we get on our knees and pray, or some of us even light candles, play soft music and meditate.. Weird, right? As I still find laughter at the situation, I somehow think we should be mindful of others traditions and praises.36669Haka, New Zealand, Love, USA, basketball, hoop, this is realblogs/9-2014/36669-haka-new-zealand-love-s.jpgWhat Will We Do For Gaza? We Must Put Things Into Actionhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-gaza-pray-meditate/features/blogs/acebaileygn-gaza-pray-meditate/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-gaza-pray-meditate/#commentsFri, 1 Aug 2014 17:28 GMTThe tragedies happening in Gaza are not tragedies..It is not war.. It is your Mother called Nature crying out for our help! Our bodies are only spirits vibrating at an extremely low rate so that it appears to be solid. Hence the holy ghost or soul. When the light has served its purpose in your spiritual development, the sound will appear and again you as a god will let exist light again. You ever looked at your DNA?! human DNA spells out YAH, / Yahweh / YHWH / aka God! It is written in your DNA... We must live up to our potential. We will seek the sound that never ceases, and the sun that never sets. So just as the son of man, we must reap the rewards and negativity of all the seeds we have sown. When we experience fear or anger or jealousy, we are in an illusion that is designed to bring awareness to the soul that needs healing. We must constantly and consistantly regulate all of our thoughts, words and deeds as if they were infact creation itself.35846Gaza, Pray, Meditate, Support, Read, Do Everything Greatblogs/8-2014/35846-gaza-pray-meditate-s.jpgWhy Not Vote Memphis? Our Voice Needs To Be Heard.http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-memphis-vote-why-not/features/blogs/acebaileygn-memphis-vote-why-not/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-memphis-vote-why-not/#commentsMon, 28 Jul 2014 21:19 GMTAs a apart of this generation I know a lot of us are not to big on politics, especially in the city that gave birth to me (Memphis). The love I have for the city is tremendous, and I want to see the city move into a new direction. Tomorrow lets actually get out, and understand why OUR VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD! @WhyVoteMemphis is having a positive awareness program tomorrow and there'll be many of millennials (18-35) in front of the press for a very positive cause. As of this past Saturday, the studies have shown only 2% of millennials in Shelby County has voted. We need to increase the votes to make our city grow!! Please share the word!35702Memphis, vote, why not, turn up, work, changeblogs/7-2014/35702-memphis-vote-why-not-s.jpgHidden Colors 3, Please Watch, Very Important.http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-hidden-colors-real-history/features/blogs/acebaileygn-hidden-colors-real-history/Posted by acebaileygn0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/acebaileygn-hidden-colors-real-history/#commentsWed, 16 Jul 2014 01:13 GMTIts time we know our history, and our roots! If we can sit and watch a basketball game, reality tv, or be on social media all day at least we could watch something about OUR history. When I say "our" I mean America's history. I am sharing Hidden Colors 3, and I advise everyone to watch the other two as well. We have been a joke to society for a long time, I think it is best that we wake up now. Hidden Colors 3: <a href="javascript:launchURL('http://youtu.be/zWWo_HiADNI')">http://youtu.be/zWWo_HiADNI</a>35403Hidden Colors, Real, History, Love, Wake Up, Marcus Graveyblogs/7-2014/35403-hidden-colors-real-hi-s.jpg