Browsing Archive: November, 2011

Zayd Malik, Rap Artist, Family Man, & Revolutionary

Posted by Saye Taryor on Monday, November 28, 2011,


Those familiar with my writings know I am not a big fan of artists who promote messages of sex, drugs, and violence to our youth.  As a fan of, Los Angeles born rapper, Zayd Malik, whom now resides in Georgia, I decided to interview the socially conscious artist, who sometimes pushes the envelope, while finding room for substance and reflection.  Read the entire interview below.

Saye Taryor:  For individuals who may not be familiar with you, would you please give them a little background ...


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What is the 1up Movement, and 1up Entertainment?

Posted by saye on Tuesday, November 22, 2011,


The idea of the 1up movement is for individuals and organizations, to collaborate, to enhance economic and social conditions, using a process of social entrepreneurship, while maximizing critical thinking techniques.  The 1up movement only exists when there is a conscious effort, or collaboration, of organizations and individuals putting words into action. Its very essence stems from the combining and sharing of knowledge and resources, all used in a positive way to enhance the economic and...


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Ten Alarming Issues Within Society

Posted by saye on Tuesday, November 22, 2011,


Below is a list of ten alarming issues that I feel society needs to address and take more seriously.  This list by no means eliminates many of the other serious issues going on in society, it just happens to be the ones that have caught my attention for some time now.

1)      It’s more expensive to purchase food and gas in low income, and urban communities, compared to wealthier, suburban locations.  The idea that people can set up shop in low income communities, knowing that there are lim...


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The 1up Codes

Posted by Saye Taryor on Friday, November 18, 2011,


In order for a movement to be successful, the individuals involved in the movement have to follow and abide by certain disciplines and codes.  Below are the codes and guidelines for those whom are interested in being involved with the 1up Movement.  

·         There is absolutely no room for fear

·         Trust has to be earned

·         They can say whatever they want, just monitor the moves they make.  Put them on the spot by offering to give them a hand, and they have no choice but to s...


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The Saye Debates - Capitalism vs Socialism

Posted by saye on Sunday, November 13, 2011,


With all the problems of this world, I advocate for more civil debate and less hate. I’ll debate, while you decide.

Debate Topic: “Capitalism vs Socialism” In this segment, Saye debates Peter Gray

Saye:  If you make $10 an hour, working 10 hour shifts daily, why should you not make a profit when the corporation has a successful quarter, due to your labor? At the end of the year, if the corporation makes millions in profits, why should you have to continue to earn $10 an hour, or have a...


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Let's Redefine Who's The Best Rapper

Posted by saye on Monday, November 7, 2011,

     With all due respect to the children, and mother, of the late Christopher Wallace, why are we embracing or celebrating the fact that many agree with the idea that Biggie was one of the best, or most influential rappers ever.  If this is true, then the message of MLK, Malcolm X, and the Original Black Panther Party has been lost.  This is no attack against the late Wallace, as a person, but most of his music spoke of selling drugs, violence, and promoted the drinking o...


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About Me


Brother Saye Brother Saye (Saye Menlekeh Taryor) is an author, critical thinking education & social entrepreneur activist, founder of 1up Entertainment/Consulting and the leading voice for “The 1up Movement.” The Atlanta/Liberian native graduated from Piney Woods Country Life School (a historically black boarding school, located in central Mississippi) in 1992. Soon after, he enrolled in the University of Southern Mississippi, where he pursued a journalism degree. After realizing his true calling was to illuminate young men and women about the importance of social entrepreneurship and critical thinking education, he attended Georgia State University to learn more about critical thinking education and public speaking. Brother Saye has been active with “Generation Y” leadership workshops, which he first hosted with Linda A. Brooks in 2009. As an activist, he currently promotes his 1up programs and workshops, and is the "Atlanta Travel" writer for the Examiner.com. Brothers Saye’s most recent book entitled, “Overstanding With a 1up Vision, The Critical Thinking Approach to Liberation” has received praise throughout the conscious community. Other published works include, Child development and the importance of critical thinking education, Critical thinking approach to voting, Part II, “The 2009 1up Entertainment Music Guide and Directory, Vol. 1,” “Country Life School,” "What Do You Think?" and, “A Fathers Burden.”

Writings


Saye Taryor Brother Saye's New Book "Analyzing The American Divide" Will Be Available This Fall

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Social Entrepreneurs


Individuals who engage in social enterprise and draw upon the best thinking in both the business and nonprofit worlds in order to advance their social agenda.  "Social entrepreneurs identify resources where people only see problems. They view the villagers as the solution, not the passive beneficiary. They begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities they're serving."
David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas.
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