A couple of reason’s to be excited about Cam’ron (BCFEST DC)

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Camron has been a staple in hip hop culture for a while. He has had hits after hits after hits. Walk down memory lane with the DIPSET creator. [Read more…]

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Broccoli City Festival 2014

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Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now: www.bcfestival.com

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42 years ago, Wattstax festival brought 112,000 African Americans to the LA Coliseum

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The story starts in Watts — ten miles South from the Los Angeles Coliseum — seven years before festival took place.

34 people died during the Watts Riots. Thousands more injured. $40 million in damage. But injuries weren’t just physical: images of the riots travelled far and wide and gave Watts and its nearby areas a reputation some say it still hasn’t lived down.

At the time, Al Bell worked for Stax Records, the Memphis based soul label. He’d eventually become president.

“The idea came from Forrest Hamilton who ran the West Coast office for Stax. To come here and put on a small concert to help draw attention to, and to raise funds for the Watts Summer Festival,” said Bell. “To create, motivate, and instill a sense of pride in the citizens of the Watts community.” [Read more…]

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2014 Fruit Tree Giveaway Festival

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Artist Johnson Tsang Brings Ceramic Bowls and Cups to Life

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With an adept understanding of ceramics and anatomy, Hong-Kong based artist Johnson Tsang creates strange and unexpected anthropomorphic sculptures where human forms seem to splash effortlessly through functional objects like bowls, plates, and cups. [Read more…]

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Holiday Healthy Tips

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Take care of your mind and body throughout the season

  • Drink Lots of Water! Skip the soda and high sugar juices and have a glass of water instead. This is a simple and effective way to keep your body cleansed and healthy. 
  • Focus on the holidays, not the food. The holidays are really about spending time with the people we love, creating memories and celebrating traditions. 
  • Hors D’oeuvres anyone? Mindlessly snacking on hors d’oeuvres before the main meal can add up. Have a small portion of nuts (they’re good for the heart), stay away from buttery pastries and snack on fruit and vegetable trays. Save your calorie budget for the main entree and a sensible dessert.
  • Exercise together! Get the family involved. It’s hard to pull yourself away from family gatherings to get in some exercise time. The best way to avoid missing out on family fun is to make your workout a group activity. Play a game of flag football together, or walk around the block. 
  • Load up on veggies. Once the main course begins, don’t fill your plate with stuffing and mac ‘n cheese. Begin with vegetables and lean proteins like turkey, broccoli, and salad, which will leave less room on your plate for fatty indulgences.
  • Stay on your feet. After a big holiday meal, all you want to do is to flop on the couch to watch football. But staying active after eating helps burn off a few of the calories you just packed in. Help clear the dishes. Just keep moving for 30 minutes after you eat, and your metabolism will keep burning.
  • Time to Toast your favorite alcoholic beverage! But remember, moderation is key… check the calorie count:
                         • 1.5 oz of liqueur = 165 Calories
• 12 oz of regular beer = 153 Calories
• 5 oz of table wine = 123 Calories
• 1.5 oz of hard liquor = 97 Calories

                         • 4.5 oz of Champagne = 91 Calories
Wishing you joy and cheer as you celebrate the holiday season with friends, family and loved ones!
Love, 
The Broccoli City Family

 

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Photographer Shares Breakfast with Giraffes in Kenya

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RENAISSANCE ART SPONSORED BY NIKE

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Created by art director Davide Bedoni, the Swoosh Art project takes recognizable paintings from the renaissance and beyond, and turns them into unabashed Nike ads. In each painting, the swoosh is inserted so that it is central to the action–sometimes even woven through the limbs of the painting’s subject. It obviously looks rather jarring to see art refurbished into ads, but this work of satire doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility. [Read more…]

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30 Things to Start Doing For Yourself

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“Your career goals aren’t gonna reach themselves, so don’t let another day go by when you don’t advance towards them when you had the opportunity to. Your motivation and provocativeness will separate you from the pack, and your decisions will guide you in the right direction. Yesterday you said you would start today. Get your mind right so you can achieve your goals.” To view list [Read more…]

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Photos with Strangers

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“On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets a New York photographer who asks strangers on the street to pose as though they’re couples, friends or family. To view this video [Read more…]

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Famous Logos with Honest Slogans

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By Clifton Robert Dickens Check them out [Read more…]

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The Maniacal Street Art of Mr. Thoms

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Rome-based artist Mr. Thoms has worn just about every creative hat imaginable from writer, painter and sculptor, to graphic designer, cartoonist, set designer, filmmaker and illustrator. His breadth of expertise really shines though in his street art, where he often incorporates elements of his canvas or backdrop into the artwork itself. [Read more…]

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#THE SMILE PROJECT PICS

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There are pics on our FACEBOOK/TUMBLR

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9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

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First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.

Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard. Learn the qualities [Read more…]

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Evolution of Bikes

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Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

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Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own photography. To see [Read more…]

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World’s Largest Buddha Statue Carved into a Cliff

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The Leshan Giant Buddha is the world’s largest stone Buddha statue located in the Sichuan province of China, near the city of Leshan. The monumental structure was first carved out of a cliff where the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers meet during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) and continues to stand tall today, proving to be a tourist attraction for spiritual followers and art enthusiasts.

Despite the fact that the seated Maitreya Buddha remains embedded in the natural environment, centuries since its initial construction, it has inevitably weathered down over the years. In fact, the giant figure was originally adorned with a thirteen-story, gold-plated, wooden structure meant to serve as a sort of shelter from extreme weather conditions. It has since been destroyed, leaving the 233-foot-tall Buddha to fend for itself. It is now as much a part of the environment as the mountain it is carved into. Locals even say, “The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain.” For pics [Read more…]

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LeBron James’s Son Steals The Show In New Samsung Commercial

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Its always good to see family, see commercial below… [Read more…]

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