Michael Walker

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The Voice Behind One Of Hip-Hop's Most Famous Hooks

Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's debut album, <i>It Takes Two</i>, was released 30 years ago this month. It contains one of the most defining singles in hip-hop, anchored by the unmistakable hook: <i>"It takes two to make a thing go right / It takes two to make it outta sight."</i> The epochal riff is a sample from Lyn …

Music

10 Things Every Father Should Teach His Son.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What are the things a father should teach his son? The answer is – everything that makes him a real man. Unless you are a weak …

The 5 Best Stretches for People Who Sit All Day Long

If you have time for working out or athletic endeavors, you have to make time to stretch. In New York City, you can now visit Stretch*d, a veritable …

Text Messaging

You Should Always Put a Quarter on a Frozen Cup of Water Before a Power Outage

Keep this trick in mind before the next major storm.<p>When a major storm is on the horizon, sometimes packing your bags and leaving home is the safe thing to do. But, if you're worried about the food in your fridge being safe to consume when you return, you're going to want to remember this …

Lifestyle

9 Highly Successful People Share the Inspirational Quotes That Changed Their Lives

High performers share their spiritual mantras, rallying cries, and guiding beacons.<p>Inspirational quotes can be more than slogans on a Hallmark card. …

Success

How to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight

8 ways to take care of acne as quickly as possible.<p>Aaaaaaand you got a pimple. A big one. Maybe you feel it growing under your skin, or maybe you woke up like this, but it’s there, and it’s throbbing, and it’s going to catch everyone’s attention like a third eye on your forehead. And now you want …

Skin Care

This Is the Best Pizza Joint in Every U.S. State

Is your favorite on the list?<p>Whether you like it deep dish or thin crust, square-shaped or topped with pineapple, you probably have a go-to pizza …

Pie

Joe Biden's McCain eulogy just explained exactly what's wrong with American politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a paragraph from Joe Biden's eulogy of the late John McCain that you need to read:<p><i>"You know, I'm sure if my former colleagues who work with John, I'm sure there's people who said to you, not only now, but the last 10 years, 'Explain this guy to me,' right? 'Explain this guy to me.'</i> …

Joe Biden

A Guide To Wearing Dress Boots For Work & Play

More than just for walking trails and conquering glacial mountain tops, the boot has come a long way from the isolate realms of the great outdoors. …

Boots

The $4 Trick to Outsmarting Yellow Armpit Stains Forever

“Here we go again,” I thought to myself as I was walking into the nearest department store. I was in the market for a white t-shirt for what felt …

Clothing

Don’t Buy A Suit Until You Know The Difference Between A Cheap & Expensive One

The average Joe can be forgiven for not feeling the need to invest in an expensive suit. But who wants to be average? Despite luxury suits looking …

Men's Fashion

I spent 5 years studying rich people. Here are the best pieces of advice I can give you about money

What secrets about managing money do the rich know that the average person doesn’t?<p>I spent five years trying to answer that question. I asked 233 …

Barnes & Noble

The Clairvoyance of the Fourteen-Year-Old Aretha Franklin

An inarticulate misery, and yet the desperate need to articulate it, is what brought the thunderous wonder of Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” to the earth. In August of 1932, the musician, who had left the packed blues clubs and rent-raising parties of the South for a …

A French illustrator’s images of black women are controversial in Paris, but adored on Instagram

A meet-and-greet with illustrator Nicholle Kobi is titled A Parisian Instant, yet at home the French illustrator is overlooked. This, even as her work spreads from Instagram to communities of black women around the world, this week in Johannesburg.<p>Kobi’s work has become something of a cultural …

The Mass Grave Beneath a Texas Suburb

The recent discovery of bodies of black prison laborers beneath a construction site in Sugar Land, Texas, is forcing the state to confront its difficult history.<p>When archaeologists discovered the intact skeletons of 15,000 free and enslaved Africans at a construction site in lower Manhattan in …

If You Don't Own Any Of These 35 Genius Products From Amazon, You're Doing Life Wrong

Are you by chance reading this out in public somewhere? On the subway, maybe? In a doctor's office? Good. Look to your left. Now to your right. …

Breaking Hate: What a Former White Supremacist Says Will End Racism May Suprise You

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—black people can’t rid white America of its cancerous racism—that’s going to be an inside job, by …

What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …

How Does Birth Order Affect Your Personality? Research Suggests It's A Bigger Factor Than You May Realise

Siblings; no matter how many times they pinch your new Topshop midi dress and spill Jägerbomb down it or hide the remote control so you have to sit …

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

‘Green Book’ highlights persistence of marginalized communities

From 1936 to 1966, a New York City mail carrier named Victor Hugo Green published an essential road-trip guide titled “The Negro Motorist Green …

30 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Gut for Good

<i>Shutterstock</i><p>Typically, when someone aspires to having a better six-pack -- or a six-pack, period -- he or she does it with a sense of urgency. We …

A Woman Found a Live Worm in Her Food and Posted a Video. The Restaurant's Reaction Made Things Even Worse

"And that is a live worm that just crawled out of the food," a man's voice says in the video.<p>This is a story about a family that found something pretty gross on their plate at a New Jersey restaurant, and the absurd way the restaurant managed to make things even worse.<p>It starts with Jim Guinee, an …

The No-Crunch Ab-Tightening Workout

First, some not-so-shocking but slightly reassuring news: a whopping 77 percent of Americans aren't getting enough aerobic and strength-training …

Brianna Lost 100 Pounds in 1 Year by Drinking This Every Single Day

After gaining 70 pounds during her pregnancy, Brianna Bernard's goal was to lose the baby weight, but she ended up losing way more! Find out how this 32-year-old mom lost 107 pounds in just one year, which inspired her to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach so she could help others become …

Fitness

The 10 Best Pairs of Unisex Aviator Glasses Under $30

Some looks never go out of style. Aviator glasses have been around for nearly a century and for good reason: They look great on men and women. They …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

The Best Products to Combat Swamp Crotch and Sweaty Balls

Now that we’ve made it through Independence Day, it’s time for the truly lazy, hazy days of summer. As excited as we are about family vacations, long …

Derms say cold showers have a host of health benefits…if you can stand them

On hot, humid, sticky days, a cool shower sounds pretty appealing, and as it turns out, there are health-related benefits to taking a cold water …

15 Best Solid Colognes for Men

Solid colognes are longer lasting, more convenient for travel and easier to apply than traditional sprays. Here are our picks of the best solid …