Monday, April 29, 2019

I've Got A (Newish) Podcast.

Yes, I'm still alive. No, this blog isn't. I mean, it's alive in the sense that I keep posting new ads here (#GetMoney) but that's about it.

Anyways, if you want my irreverent take on today's hot topics, checkout my new podcast, The AverageBro Show, on your favorite podcasting platform. Yes, it's on Apple iTunes too, just search for it!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Why we need to take control of our event distribution channels

frocentric (yes with a small f) is a new online ticketing platform aims to connect black and African people within diaspora to events that are 'Afrocentric' in nature.

In the last 5 years, there has been a growing call from Africans in the diaspora for the need for self-determination. Particularly, in the USA and Britain, this call for change has been growing louder and has even lead to riots in both countries.

Ongoing human rights and extrajudicial killings by the police has spawned popular activist groups like ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Million Hoodies Movement for justice’ among others. All of the activist group created during this upheaval share a common theme which is to highlight abuses perpetrated by law enforcement and to end both overt and institutional racism.

The call for change also has a strong focus on economic empowerment within the black community. However, this cry is not new and was, in fact, one of the pillars of the Marcus Garvey movement. He asked Black and African people worldwide to forge a new future by taking back their spending power.

Since then, other leaders have raised the importance of supporting black businesses as it makes sense to do so. The longer money stays or is spent within a community the stronger that community will become. Great thinkers and influencers such as Louis Farrakhan, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Bobby Seale and Mohamed Ali etc, despite their differences, all understood the importance of economic empowerment.

To address this need for change, enter frocentric. frocentric is a new event platform that connects black and African people within diaspora to events that are 'Afrocentric' in nature. The is the slogan 'Find Events that Matter'.

The concept of frocentric is more than just an event marketplace, but a platform geared towards promoting events that further the black renaissance through activism, business, music, culture, and arts.

Similar to the uprisings mentioned above, frocentric was born from the ashes of uncertainty and exclusion. The aim is to take back and re-focus our creative energy towards a system that will create a larger ripple effect and affect change in a way that was not possible before.

Throughout time and space, it can be observed and proven that all things that are similar become stronger when they are together. Bonds becomes tighter, messages are louder and changes occur faster.

For example, larger event platforms cannot or would not effectively police racist listings and as a company, they have routinely made money by featuring groups such as, the ALT right which has a strong anti-black agenda. As a community, we cannot grow while investing in the same system that is built to tear us down. For change to occur quickly, we must all be aligned towards a common vision and we must also seek out platforms that allow our voices to be heard undivided. This is true whether the message is business, music, art social or networking.

For the black community, there is now an alternate vehicle to deliver our message and allow us to fully control our narrative. frocentric aim to empower the event organizers and their customers who all want something different. A platform that is also socially aware and through which they can also give back to the community.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Tips to Make Your Car Ride More Comfortable

As reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation, American motorists spend around an hour driving their car every day. This is just under the limit of how much time we spend consuming food each day. Needless to say, this goes on to show just how important a car is to the average American.

It also points to the need of making your car as comfortable and easy to handle as possible. After all, who wouldn’t want the very car they spend a sufficient amount of time in to provide them with a sense of serenity?
Here are a few tips that would help you make your car a comfy and functional sanctuary during your travels on busy roads.

Start With Window Tinting

Ever sat in a car that feels like a toaster oven? Want to avoid that sensation? Try investing in tinted windows.

These windows do not only protect you from the heat, but they also help in protecting the car’s interiors. Harmful rays from the sun can cause upholstery to fade or other fixtures to heat up, but tinted windows act as a shield and keep those effects at bay.

In addition to that, they also bring some much-needed aesthetics to the table, so you can show off your off with pride wherever you go.

Look Into Paint Protection Film

Paint Protection Film (PPF) is an increasingly popular way to safeguard your car against minor scratches and spots. This transparent coating that goes over your car helps in protecting its exterior while also not affecting its looks. Having the PPF coating over your car means that your car’s actual body doesn’t get any direct contact with outside elements or exposure to the weather. The result? You get a car that remains good as new even with years of usage. Getting partial PPF or having it done over the whole car is a choice that you can make on your own, but discussing it with your mechanic or auto body expert would help. If you live in New York, Long Island PPF Installation is available for your vehicle at Top Edge Window Tinting. Contact them to answer all of the questions you have about PPF or Clear Bra.

Invest In Some Upholstery

High-quality car upholstery can make the difference between you being as comfortable as you are at home and feeling frustrated during your commute in a drab setting.

While most modern cars come with a variety of upholstery choices, even they might need some upgrades in that department. Whether you like high-quality cloth or leather seats, investing in this aspect of your car’s design can bring the much-needed color and luxury to your automobile without a superfluous expense.

Look Into Heated Seating

Apart from upholstery, another thing that can make your automobile experience more comfortable is heated seating.

Heated seating can be trickier to install than upholstery, but it is still widely available by experienced providers. The prices may vary depending upon the area you live in, but the overall expense is quite bearable especially when you compare it with the benefits.

Having this feature in your car is essential since it can help you feel more comfortable during colder weather. This also saves you from cranking up the heat every now and then.

Get Special Seating for Your Pets

If you have a dog, then you know their love for car rides is quite obvious. Unless it’s a trip to the vet, seeing them jump around at the mere mention of a car ride would be an everyday thing.

To provide your little bundle of joy with some comfort while also saving your car from their fur and nails, look into specially made pet seats (this also applies to your finicky cats).

Getting Your Car’s Interior Right Can Help You Feel Calmer

A car’s interior plays a big role in having the driver connect to the vehicle emotionally. Whereas, making sure the car remains sturdy gives you the peace of mind that you won’t have to go through repeated trips to the garage.

All of this translates into a more comfortable driving experience. After all, you would feel more comfortable driving a car that feels like it is yours than one which feels like it could be anyone’s ride, right?

That is why taking some time to make small changes to your car could go a long way. Look through the options that make you the most comfortable and make the required changes according to your budget. As such, you can make certain that you are keeping your car in the best condition possible, allowing you to have overall peace of mind.