Has Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Helped Double Daddy’s Stock


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Korean pop star Psy, whose music video for “Gangnam Style” has recently replaced “Call Me Maybe” as the viral sensation du jour, may be influencing more than just song sales and YouTube views. Since the July debut of the frenetic and funny video, which mocks the opulent culture of the Gangnam neighborhood in Seoul, his father’s South Korean semiconductor company has seen its stock price more than double.

Mere coincidence? Some people don’t think so.

In early August, soon after the video debuted, D I Corp’s stock (003160.KS) hit 1,500 won ($1.34). Now, almost two months later, the stock has climbed to 3,645 won ($3.26). The company’s market capitalization is now 1.135 billion won, equivalent to about $100 million. Continue reading

How to Cruise Solo

Toying with the idea of setting sail on your own? Consider your age, your budget and — perhaps most important — your goal. Are you looking for romance? Enrichment? Rest and relaxation?

Take your pick, then dive in alone.



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If you have any illusions that cruising solo is likely to result in a steamy Kate Winslet-Leonardo DiCaprio smooch-fest in the bowels of the ship, let me disabuse you of that fantasy. (Besides, that affair didn’t end well.) I’m not saying it never happens, so please: if you met the love of your life at the buffet, spare me the hate mail.       

Here’s why you’re unlikely to find a soul mate on the sun deck: nearly 80 percent of people who take a cruise are married, according to a Cruise Lines International Association market profile. “Virtually no one travels alone,” the study said.       

But can you tip the odds in your favor? Yes. If you sign up for a singles cruise. Continue reading

Artist Review: Veedo Rich

Harlem Representor stays busy

Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

veedo richWhen I heard Veedo Rich flow, it reminded me of French Montana or a Vado; it gave me that Harlem bop that some of their Hip Hop artist are
known for. Although French is from the Bronx; he picked up a lot of his style from Harlem native Max B, who is currently serving almost 20 years in jail for murder and robbery.

The first track I listened to was “Puttin On;” it had a nice beat, and a good hook, but nothing else. I mean it had no lyrics on the track at all, apparently someone in Veedo’s camp thought it would be a good idea to send a song when only the hook and the background vocals, I disagree with that decision.  Continue reading


Misconceptions about the Mayan Calendar

By:Levi Baldwin

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There has been a lot of hysteria over the Mayan calender and the date December 21, 2012. The majority of it is media hype and ignorant speculation so I felt it was time to share some REAL facts


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First of all, the Mayan calendar doesn’t end in 2012. The Mayan was extremely interested in future events. There are numerous ancient monuments detailing events occurring past 2012 far into the future. It continues into the 23rd century where they predicted the return of their astronaut king K’inich Hanaab Pakal.

King Pakal was made famous in the series Ancient Aliens because on the lid of his sarcophagus he is depicted as sitting in a rocket ship. There was a 3D scale model made of the sarcophagus and although some people don’t agree with the alien theory most scholars agree King Pakal is operating some type of mechanical ship.

In the south of Mexico archaeologists, anthropologists and other experts met to discuss what the Mayan Long Count calendar made up of 394-year periods named “Baktuns” actually means. It’s estimated that the Mayan system which began counting in 3114 B.C. will reach the end of its 13th Baktun (exactly 5,125 years) on December 21st 2012. Then a new cycle will begin…no cataclysm or global destruction.

A civilization as advanced as the Mayans would never just stop recording history because of speculation. The apocalyptic prophesies you hear on the news and in the media are less than a thousand years old. They were most likely started by some religious fanatic that misinterpreted the end of the 13th Baktun. From there everyone afterwards took this mistake as fact and started perpetuating the apocalypse scenario. Due the research!! Don’t fall for the hype in the media.


Article Appeared in The Black Truth News Volume 4 Issue 1 Jan. 2013


Freddie Gibbs says Split with Young Jeezy wasn’t Amicable

Freddie Gibbs explains that he was better off on his own than being signed to Young Jeezy’s CTE imprint.


by Steven J. Horowitz

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Freddie Gibbs became a free agent once again after splitting from Young Jeezy’s CTE label in December 2012. Speaking with The Morning Riot (via FSD), Gangsta Gibbs now says that his departure from the imprint was not amicable and that he was better off building his own career than “wasting time pushing someone else’s brand.” Continue reading

The Seven Black Presidents before Barack Obama


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Were There Black US Presidents before? The people thought that Barack Obama is the first black President of the United States. Wrong.


hanson1. John Hanson (a Moor) was actually the 1st President of the United States, he served from 1781 – 1782 and he was black. The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation. This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land).

Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country. John Hanson was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). In fact, all the other potential candidates refused to run against him, as he was a major player in the revolution and an extremely influential member of Congress.

As President, Hanson ordered all foreign troops off American soil, as well as removal of all foreign flags. He established the Great Seal of the United States, which all Presidents since have been required to use on all Official Documents. He declared that the 4th Thursday of every November to be Thanksgiving Day, which is still true today. Even though elected, one variable that was never thought through was that America was not going to accept a Black President during the heart of the enslavement period. Enter George Washington. Continue reading