Browsing Archive: September, 2011

I Pledge Allegiance

Posted by saye on Friday, September 30, 2011,


By Saye Taryor - Monday 27 Jun 2011

Don’t pledge allegiance to a flag, a flag is but a cloth to me.
You tell me that the flag I see, means freedom, one in unity.
You tell me no place will I find, the liberty with which I seek.
Say if I can’t salute this flag, then find another place to sleep.
But listen closely to my words, and heed the message I reveal.
Allegiance that I pledge is real, no symbolism gives me thrill.
A country is but made of men, and mostly men will disagree.
A country changes y...

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Six Simple Solutions To American Politics

Posted by saye on Wednesday, September 28, 2011,

Over Population of American Jails

Jails should only be owned, and run, by the state.  No state, or individual should be able to make a profit from the creation of a jail or prison.  Wages earned by inmates should be the same as the minimum wage rendered within the state in which the jail , or prison, is located.  If inmates have children, some of the monies, earned from their labor, should go to their children to aid for their living expenses.  For individuals who will be released in the f...

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No Dancing Around Youth Issues With Eshe

Posted by saye on Sunday, September 25, 2011,

        Read the full transcript of The Examiner’s recent interview with Eshe of Arrested Development below.

Saye Taryor:  Greetings Eshe.  I would first like to start by thanking you for allowing this interview.  Please share a little background information about yourself and elaborate some on those youth lectures you have become accustomed to doing.

Eshe: My name is Eshe and I was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga.  I am a daughter, mother, mentor, teacher, entertainer, dancer, ...

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Rap Music Manifesto

Posted by saye on Sunday, September 25, 2011,


We respectfully demand more from those artists who claim to represent our communities, while they promote violence, guns, sex, drugs and alcohol consumption. As an artist, I also was guilty of sometimes rhyming about such issues, so I am not just pointing the finger, trying to bad-mouth others. Let’s make no mistakes here: I am sure some artists give back to their communities annually, and many of their efforts are never highlighted by the media. Despite all of that, many artists st...

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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 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.”


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