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The movie that we have been waiting years to see is finally here! The Tupac biopic has finally been released! The anticipation that many fans have held will finally get some relief this week with the premiere opening of the official “All Eyes On Me – Legends Never Die” biopic.

Will this be as good as the NWA biopic?  Will the characters look like they were born to play each role?  Will we see the various facets of such a complex and larger than life Tupac? Will Demetrius Shipp Jr. meet extremely high expectations of nailing the role of Shakur? This week, all of our questions will be answered.

This week, the Black Collective along with 99.3 The Box, and Monster Music are holding an advanced screen of “All Eyes On Me”.  If you are a true fan of hip-hop, black culture, and music you can see this movie before anyone else by attending the official screening going down Thursday, June 15th at the Terrace Theater-Click here for tickets.

The true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.), from his early days in New York to his status as one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mindset establish him as a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his death.

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Finding that special someone can sometimes be very challenging.  For singles who want to be in a relationship part of the issue becomes where to meet people and how to find love.  In a time where the Steve Harveys of the world write relationship books telling women how to get a man and give advice through letter submissions, Troy Spry has taken a different approach on teaching both men and women how to love.


“There is a lack of narrative about positive relationships and marriages and I want to help create a healthy outlook on marriage.  I’ve built a platform to make people better.  My mission is to first inspire people to become better people so that they can become better mates, which will foster an environment for better relationships and ultimately help build better communities,” says the certified relationship coach.

His focus is on dating and how to choose a good mate.  He wants to help people expand their social circle and choose more wisely in the beginning stages of dating.  For the married folks his motivation is to teach how to best love your mate through actions.

When asked how he got started and why he wants to have a platform centered around relationships,  Spry says even as a child he liked expressing himself, mainly through writing.  “When I was a kid I wrote poetry and would write poems for my friends to give to their girlfriends.”

Writing has helped him get through some of the toughest times of his life, including when his mother passed away when he was 27.  “My first blog was called ‘A Mother’s Love’ and it got a lot of feedback.”  From there he kept writing about what came natural to him, which was relationships.  Having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, he naturally has an interest in human behavior and why people do what they do.

The response he got was so well received he decided to write a book about it.  “Teach Me How to Love” teaches people how to get out of their own way and make relationships work, whether its a potential relationship, new relationship, a long-term one, or a marriage.

So how does Troy bring people together outside of his writing?


He has what he refers to as conversation parties that were birthed from his Twitter lunchtime discussions.  He would ask a question and interact and converse with his followers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The response was great and a follower suggested doing it in person.  That’s exactly what he did.

In the spring of 2014 he hosted his first conversation party with both males and females, ages 22-40.  It’s an environment for like-minded people to have an open discussion about relationships in a comfortable environment.  The majority tend to be female but Troy says he makes it a point to recruit men so the atmosphere and conversation can be balanced.  “People who come to these events may be looking for answers but also may be looking to meet someone,” says the relationship coach.  The parties have a one-hour meet and greet where attendees can get to know one another followed by a 2-hour discussion led by Spry.  This year there will be guest speaker and Match Maker Julie Wadley to help host and facilitate.

The 2nd conversation party will be on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Charlotte, NC.   For tickets to the event, called “Where is the Love?”: Click here

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A true Gemini, Monet Brown is a woman with many interests who pursues them all. From writing to makeup artistry she has many loves and is unapologetic about pursuing each of them. Having strong interpersonal skills Monet worked in corporate sales for over 5 years. After being laid off of what she though was a stable job she decided to pursue her true passion in the beauty industry. She has been a makeup artist for the past 5 years and in the summer of 2015 became a licensed esthetician. Her specialties include chemical peels, facials, waxing, and makeup application.

But it doesn’t end there. Wanting to utilize all of her talents and
not putting all of her eggs in one basket again, she uses her Bachelor’s degree in communications to write. She currently uses those talents towards her skin care/makeup blog as well as resume writing, biographies, and media kits.

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Recently, I saw Forbes Magazine columnist Julian Mitchell, go on a Twitter rant about the importance of introducing a new, smarter way of looking at our world.  He went on to discuss the transformation that is currently occurring within the world of news and media. Right now, the U.S. has a smart marketing guy running the country – he may not be very smart in other ways – but marketing is his thing; which is why he is able to tweet ANYTHING and have a large segment of the population believe every tweet.  In response to Trump’s tweets, Julian Mitchell also went on to say, “we need to reclaim the media.  It’s been manipulated, sold and acquired.  The time has come for a new wave of platforms and voices to lead.

Mitchell’s tweets were written on February 2, 2017, but by that time, the Get Your Mind Podcast had already been formed on the basis of these same ideas!

The climate in this country right now is strange; it almost seems like traditional platforms for news and current events are not reliable.  People who we once deemed as influential are either too politically correct, too scared to speak their minds, too misinformed about our culture and our world, or they simply don’t care.  Social media platforms are filled with individuals who stay woke and uninformed.  Others are obsessed with faking it til they make it’; and some just seem bipolar and we aren’t sure what’s wrong with them.

It’s time for a ‘New Thing‘.  Far too long we’ve relied on civil rights groups with outdated ideas to speak for us.  Too long, we have depended on elected officials with close ties to the pockets of local businesses and interest groups to represent us.  Its a new day.


Meet the Get Ya Mind Right Podcast Crew, a crew of creators, artists, business owners, activists, and concerned citizens who have decided to get together for a purpose – to say the things that need to be said, to ask the questions that need to be asked, and to be a voice for those who have been ignored for far too long.

The Podcast Crew, also known as, Christine, Kenneth, Recarlo, Rekia, Port, Drea and sometimes even Savannah, are here to challenge the establishment and have the tough conversations that our communities need to have.

We cover many topics: from the school-to-prison pipeline, relationships, black businesses, community concerns, education issues. love, hate, sex, pop culture, and black culture, The Get Ya Mind Right Podcast dives head-first into addressing the core issues of our community, while also providing laughs and entertainment for our audience.

WE, (our culture), are the only people who can TRULY tell our stories; WE are the only ones who can tell our truths.  The Get Your Mind Right Podcast Crew will be your voice, tell your stories, and say what everyone else has wanted to say for far too long.  So, don’t be scared, be involved  – and tune in every Saturday night …around 9ish (lol) … Also, stay tuned for our live events; turning our words into actions for our communities. The Revolution will not be televised; it will be Podcasted and Digitized.

Check out some clips below and Tune in every Saturday HERE!

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Tonight from 6-9pm, the First African Child Development Center will be hosting an event at Redux celebrating black culture in the Charleston community!

The event will feature performances by local artists along with performances by FACDC students, Zandrinia Dunning, Marcus Amaker, Charlton Singleton and Benjamin Starr. D&B’s food truck will be serving delicious soul food all evening long!

Price for admission will be $10 at the door and proceeds will go towards a student field trip to Washington D.C. SUPPORT THE KIDS!

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The Southeast is getting hyped for the annual Independent Tone Awards!  This year, the music culture throughout the Carolinas have been gathering to discuss the need to “come together” and unite.  Well, the Independent Tone Awards has been doing just that! This award show is unlike any other that we’ve seen, and it’s also unlike any other industry event that we have seen thus far. No cliques, just a love for musical talent and genres throughout the region.   Pop, Urban, Rock,Country, and the art of Deejaying, The Independent Tone Awards brings music and music lovers together for one night to celebrate the culture!

“South Carolina is a state that is founded on grass roots music and cultural arts. This award ceremony will respectfully honor the live bands, and artists that fill the air of this historic state. The ITA (IndieToneAwards) are honoring the following genres of music: Pop, Urban, Rock,Country, and the art of DJ’s.”

Get your tickets before they are all sold out.  You can purchase directly from their website at

Here’s a sneak peak on what to expect:


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