Or why 2021 will be Jazmine Sullivan’s breakout year.

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Yes. Your question is totally valid. You’re asking ‘why is he writing about Jazmine Sullivan?’. It’s because what Jazmine Sullivan is doing with her new album ‘Heaux Tales’ () is what every startup/business that wants to get big must do to give itself a chance of success.

I’ll get…

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A few things I’ve learned over this year/decade(?) that we’ve just experienced:

  1. Never underestimate the capacity of people to…(fill in the action, good or evil).
  2. We, our society, have collectively lost our capacity to take or handle uncomfortable feedback.
  3. Our systems are complex but we, collectively, mistook them for just…

COVID19 Highlights Some Issues In The Drinking Water Sector

There are a few issues that water systems are having to deal with in the midst of the COVID pandemic. These issues aren’t particularly new, COVID19 has just highlighted difficulties the industry was already facing and might have been reticent to address.

  • Increased water usage: Most of the country’s (and…
Deceitful headlines…

Shafting The Kids

It was announced a couple of weeks ago that the ~20k children who suffered from the 2014 lead water contamination in Flint will receive $480M in the settlement. The total amount of compensation is $600M but only 80% of that amount will go to children who were under the age…

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Say what you will, and I’m not discussing the politics of this situation we find ourselves in with the pandemic, the prevailing facts suggestt we’ve botched our fight with COVID19. Those same facts also suggest that our systems — public health, governmental, technological, — are actually more fragile than we…

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Fire

Sadly, we’re just hitting wildfire season for 2020. We’ve come to expect fire disasters every year, but this time, in the midst of a pandemic, the impact is more severe for the residents of affected towns. Unfortunately, when the fires end there will be a longer-lasting tragedy as a result…

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Short stories provide completion. The great short stories provide completion but also leave you with a lingering sense that you’ve just read/heard something that shifted something for you. I’m sure this has been said about other times in our history but the short story absolutely feels like the form for…

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To say is to understate things a little bit. What’s been positive in the midst of all the craziness are the conversations I’ve had with friends, family, and some of you subscribers who’ve also been struggling through this period but see…

I shared an email with ’s investors and advisors a few days ago and the response was positive enough that I realized it was time to share it with a larger group of people. The responses were along the lines of

What can I do because I didn’t know, haven’t…

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At the risk of sounding insensitive, rushing through the now, I want to believe that on the other side of this period we are going through will be a lot of positive. Because this period we are in is probably the worst most of us have ever witnessed. …

Seyi Fabode

Co-Founder | Curator at

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